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Few shifts in American customs and politics will ever equal the one launched a brief eight years ago by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) community. Considering the alternative lifestyle population makes up less than 4 percent of our nation according to the Williams Institute, their success is even more remarkable.
Forest Whitaker isn't much bothered by being one of the season's biggest Oscar snubs.
HERE: Friendship Community Church parking lot sale
Ahwatukee resident Conner Smith is working on furnishing an apartment for a homeless veteran and is in need of the following items:
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Loyola University of Maryland is hosting an intercollegiate 54-hole golf tourney at Palm Valley Golf Club Feb. 24-25.
Citing the Ahwatukee Foothills as a key to her re-election bid later this year, Congresswomen Kyrsten Sinema made a rare visit to the area Wednesday morning.
I know shopping online is the craze nowadays, but it can be bland. I recall that thrill in trying out the latest gadgets at the local Five & Dime, the intrigue I felt in browsing through that Army Surplus store, the entice in a candy shop, and the joy I had in playing around at the toy store.
"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” We’re hearing this wonderful admonition a lot these days. Apparently, the original source is an old Chinese proverb, one more importation from America’s trading partners and it’s a good one.
The Arizona Department of Health Services is seeking public comments on new medical marijuana rules for the state that agree with a superior court’s ruling.
George Bruck, an ex-Chicago Police Officer and U.S. Navy veteran, had his 1996 Ford Taurus stolen while paying for his gas Feb. 2.
George Bruck, in all of his 80 years, has never had much. And he’s never asked for much.
Over the years there have been countless interpretations of L. Frank Baum’s “The Wizard of Oz,” including the 1939 Oscar-winning film starring Judy Garland. The latest stage adaptation, featuring original music from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, plays Feb. 4-9 at ASU Gammage and includes all the beloved characters along with a few new songs and some high-tech theater magic.
I have been listening to the music of the incomparable Pete Seeger since his death last week at the age of 94. There is plenty to listen to, Seeger wrote, performed and recorded music for more than 70 years. Realistically, I knew that his life had to end sometime, but there was something about Seeger that seemed endless and eternal. Though his voice had weakened with age, he was on stage last summer at Farm Aid, leading a sing-along of “The Hammer Song.”
Ronald Reagan’s famous quote, “We declared war on poverty and poverty won,” has come in for some harsh criticism lately. For example, Linda Valdez of The Arizona Republic recently excoriated the Gipper for his “cynicism,” pointing out that a “great nation does more than make jokes at the expense of the poor.”
“It’s not OK anymore to be silent,” said a young mother of four children who had never been to a Gilbert Public School Governing Board meeting.
Gov. Jan Brewer is building up her war chest to help elect like-minded Republicans to Congress.
As the news broke that the budget for the city of Phoenix would not be as large as officials had hoped, citizens gathered Tuesday morning at a “Coffee with the Mayor” event at The Farm at South Mountain near 32nd Street and Southern Avenue to express their concerns and ask questions of Mayor Greg Stanton and District 8 Councilwoman Kate Gallego.
Ahwatukee Foothills resident Dwayne Baker has never been much of a cat person so when he moved in with his new wife and stepson and 14 cats he knew he had to figure out some way to get rid of the smell coming from the litter box.
One cup of coffee can help a battered woman reclaim her life.
A Lake Havasu City lawmaker wants to add some teeth to the concept that it pays to hire a vet.
I’m not sure when schools took on the dreaded job of teaching kids about the birds and the bees. But, I am sure they’re darn sorry. Especially those front line managers.
Saying it's the best that can be done, Gov. Jan Brewer proposed a nearly $9.4 billion spending plan for the coming fiscal year.
A veteran state lawmaker is pushing legislation that would allow businesses to discriminate against gays — and maybe even women and Jews — as long as they were acting on sincerely held religious beliefs.
New York • Hollywood may be hoping for a little less drama in 2014.