They can't gather their first signature for more than seven months, but foes of Republican Diane Douglas, newly elected the state school superintendent, now have the legal ability to start soliciting funds for the effort.
Kai restaurant at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa was awarded its highest rating and maintained its coveted position as the solitary AAA Five-Diamond restaurant in the state of Arizona. This announcement marks Kai’s ninth Five-Diamond designation and sets them apart as one of the prestigious few in a small group of Five-Diamond restaurants in the nation. Kai has spent the last 12 years elevating Native-American inspired cuisine and masterful service standards to national levels of critical acclaim.
According to recently released rankings of projected top homebuilding markets for next year by the national housing research firm Metrostudy, metro Phoenix is ranked No. 10. Metro Phoenix is also ranked No. 9 on Metrostudy’s list of areas that will see the biggest gains in home sales during 2015.
On Veterans Day, my children made cards to cheer their grandfather, who is in a VA hospital. My first-grader drew the American flag, the Liberty Bell, the Statue of Liberty, the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. He named these symbols he learned about in school and explained why he thought grandpa would be cheered by these symbols due to their meaning. He included a thank you because his teachers taught him why Americans are grateful for veterans’ sacrifices. My fourth-grader recently participated in a patriotic celebration at school honoring parents who serve in the military and who are firefighters and police officers. This prompted a thoughtful discussion at home about why Americans feel proud of their country and honor those who serve.
Long ago, it was determined that monopolies by companies such as Bell Telephone and Standard Oil were not in the best interest of our country. Competition was almost nonexistent and prices and policies were decided by a very few. This monopolistic juggernaut still exists today in our Arizona state government.
That would be our education system, wouldn’t it? We aren’t born with a sense of patriotism. The human organism is born with only one instinct, that of suckling. Patriotism is a learned response. If it isn’t taught, you won’t know it’s meaning. Our schools no longer teach the love of one’s country.
It wasn’t that long ago when consumers could find only compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) in a very limited number of designs and brightness. Today, choosing the right lighting for your home is easier as more energy-efficient lighting varieties and options have become widely available.
Arizona is deciding a full slate of statewide, congressional and local races, many of which were highly competitive heading in to the final hours of the campaign. The closeness of the contests has been reflected in the bombardment of attack ads over the final weeks as Democratic, Republican and special interest groups have spent large amounts of money in Arizona. Here is a look at the ticket, and what's at stake:
Do you ever wonder why we were given two ears and one mouth? Probably to remind us that listening is so much more valuable than talking. The same holds true in government. One of the things I’m most proud of during my time of service is: Maricopa County is trying harder to listen.
Not long ago, the FCC issued a proposed rule that I firmly support, as do emergency service dispatchers and law enforcement officials throughout the country. This rule would require standards to be updated so that individuals who dial 911 from a mobile phone can be located just as they would if they had used a landline.