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Already in 2014, there have been more drownings in Maricopa County than in all of 2013, and officials are warning everyone to be safe around water.
New labor statistics show that Arizona ranks next to last in its recovery of jobs lost in the Great Recession as it still struggles to dig out of the hole from the collapse of the construction industry.
It’s time to clear out the notebook with some quick thoughts and notes.
Austin Filiere had a pretty solid junior season for the Hamilton Huskies. The shortstop’s 10 extra-base hits showed he had a little pop in his bat, and he got on base at a very solid .422 clip.
Ahwatukee resident Sally Visnansky has been devoting the past four months to getting the Learning Detectives Summer Academy off the ground.
We stand at the precipice of a revolution so major that for centuries history will focus on it and social scientists will give it the attention it should be receiving today.
Crime in Phoenix is down but police officers need the community’s help to keep it that way.
There’s been no shortage of news stories recently regarding health care. While there is debate about health care reform, there can be no debate that mental health is an important part of your overall health. That’s why May is designated as Mental Health Month.
Supporters of a 2011 Arizona ban on race- and gender-based abortions want a federal appeals court to rule that a woman's right to an abortion can be trumped because of the reason she wants it.
With the playing time up for grabs, Shaun Chase used a power surge to become Oregon’s No. 1 catcher down the stretch as the Ducks prepare for the postseason.
Last week I was contacted by phone and asked to participate in an opinion poll regarding the Lakes Golf Course. It turned out that the poll was not conducted to get research data, but to try to influence my opinion about the future of the Lakes Golf Course. It was a “push poll!” A push poll is “an ostensible opinion poll in which the true objective is to sway voters using loaded or manipulative questions. This is done intentionally to camouflage the true nature of the push poll (Oxford Dictionary).”
Job creation and construction spending are on the rise in the home building industry, government sources report. Though modest compared to their respective peaks, industry watchers agree the increases demonstrate market recovery continues its slow march forward.
FORT WORTH, Texas — Airlines are taking in less money from bag fees than they did two years ago, but they are making up for it by adding charges for a slew of extras, including getting a decent seat.
April is Alcohol Awareness Month and ICAN is partnering with two East Valley organizations to help spread the word about alcohol and its dangers. Alcohol use by youth is directly associated with traffic fatalities, violence, suicide, educational failure, alcohol overdose, unsafe sex and other problem behaviors. Annually, more than 6,500 people under the age of 21 die from alcohol-related accidents and thousands more are injured.
April is Alcohol Awareness Month and ICAN is partnering with two East Valley organizations to help spread the word about alcohol and its dangers. Alcohol use by youth is directly associated with traffic fatalities, violence, suicide, educational failure, alcohol overdose, unsafe sex and other problem behaviors. Annually, over 6,500 people under the age of 21 die from alcohol-related accidents and thousands more are injured.
Mayor Greg Stanton and Councilwoman Kate Gallego announced a new effort to ensure that city of Phoenix contractors — those paid with taxpayer dollars — practice equal pay for equal work among men and women.
According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, drowning is one of the leading causes of death in Arizona among children 1 to 4 years old. This alarming statistic is one of the reasons Fulton Homes, for the 12th consecutive year, is sponsoring the Valley’s most successful and recognized water safety programs.
Sometimes it can be hard to convince kids that learning is fun. While parents can’t necessarily control how exciting the school day is, they can make off-hours learning more fun and exciting — especially when it comes to a potentially hands-on subject like science.
A historic event recently occurred in the East Valley — on March 24, Chandler Regional Medical Center opened its Level I Trauma Center and began to receive patients suffering the most severe injuries.
Obesity is a hot topic in Arizona, and has been for some time. The city of Phoenix, in particular, is making a concerted effort to keep children healthy with a program called “Million Hours of Play.”
The state's jobless rate dropped two-tenths of a point last month, but there are indications of problems remaining with the Arizona economy.
Traffic concerns and speed signs were addressed at the Committee of the Whole in Tempe on Feb. 24 after a citizen brought up the issue to Tempe’s vice mayor.
The Phoenix Police Department will host a community crime summit from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on March 26 at South Mountain Community College, in the library meeting room, 7050 S. 24th St.
When I was studying to be a rabbi, I spent several years doing volunteer service work in India, Thailand, El Salvador, Ghana, and many other countries. During that time, I heard many wrenching stories from women who had been the victims of violence. They told me they felt powerless, vulnerable, and scared. I pledged on each encounter that I would commit my life to giving voice to their cries. I prayed for an end to this epidemic and sought ways to take action to fulfill the Biblical mandate to pursue justice. Today, each and every one of us has an opportunity to do something tangible to help, and I urge you to join me.
Water safety incidents in Phoenix dropped each of the past two years, thanks in part to a concerted effort to educate the community. But a toddler drowned in a backyard pool last week, kick starting the awareness effort once again.