To see the future of aviation and the undisputed standard for international air superiority at work, Arizonans will soon only have to look up. The F-35 Lightning II has arrived at Luke Air Force Base, and in a year’s time, Luke’s integrated training center will start the work of teaching the Air Force’s best pilots how to master the F-35 and leverage its unmatched combat capabilities in defense of freedom — both at home and abroad.
Ramona Ekpe and Nickolas Smith, both of Ahwatukee, were named to the dean’s list at Loyola Marymount University. They have completed 15 semester hours and earned a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better. Additionally, a student must have completed all of his or her courses and never received an F in any course.
Southern California developer Wilson Gee and Pulte, the nation’s largest house developer, may be upending local neighborhoods with their development scheme — but the neighbors are stirring like hornets and stinging back.
Arizona’s story of growth and prosperity came through access to a supply of low-cost energy and water that is now at risk. Before World War II, Arizona was a desert outpost — a stopover on the way to California. As the post-war economy blossomed, Arizona remained the rugged West. But a few visionaries who happened to call Arizona home knew this state could be so much more. But to make that vision a reality, they needed one thing: Water.
CARLTON, Ore. — Driving southwest from Portland an hour or so through the suburbs, you hit the heart of Oregon’s wine country rather suddenly. Here the mountainous Coast Range slopes to the Willamette Valley floor, which is smothered with vineyards that produce some of the best pinot noir on earth.
If geography had anything to do with lacrosse and if Anthony Abbadessa and Cade van Raaphorst were coming up through the ranks about five years ago, the Desert Vista tandem probably would never been invited to Connecticut.
The Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Tempe Chamber of Commerce will co-host a forum Aug. 1 on business and the economy featuring the candidates for the newly created Congressional District 9.
Arizona ranks fifth worst overall for conditions for children and families, according to the 2012 KIDS COUNT Data Book released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The economic recession has taken a terrible toll on children: conditions worsened in seven of the 16 indicators in Arizona since 2005. Despite the tough economic times, Arizona showed improvement in several key areas, including the teen birthrate and the child death rate.
Gov. Jan Brewer today named Germaine Marks the Acting Director of the Arizona Department of Insurance (ADOI). Among other duties, Marks will lead the department in monitoring and promoting the financial safety and soundness of insurers transacting business in Arizona.
Local First, Arizona’s annual summer campaign to encourage Arizonans to “go local” for a week is here. Independents Week, which is a national campaign, shine the spotlight on locally owned, independent businesses through July 7. A list of participating businesses can be viewed on the Local First website, www.localfirstaz.com.
Washington • Arizona high schools have increased their graduation rate by 24 percentage points in the last decade, the biggest increase in the country, according to a national report released this month.
Ahwatukee’s own Subway Kids & Sports of Arizona partnered with Shamrock Farms and The Be Kind People Project this May to present a bike, helmet and lock to special children in Arizona through the Cycle for Success program.
The Ahwatukee Foothills News hosts a forum with the 9th Congressional District US House of Representatives candidate Andrew Walter.For more from this forum, see our playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8ZTVzyUoWKlnx1J8_dcjjX94IwjMgeS5[Video: Vincent Cota/Ahwatukee Foothills News]