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June 7th-July 15th
More than a decade ago, former Chief Justice Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court installed a massive granite monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments in the rotunda of the Alabama State Judicial Building. Two years later it was removed by court order as a violation of the separation of church and state. Shortly thereafter, Justice Moore was also removed by court order from the Alabama State Judicial Building.
The city of Mesa has partnered with the Mesa Chamber of Commerce to launch a program to benefit local businesses.
Federal officials on Thursday gave the Tohono O'odham Nation final permission to make land it owns near Glendale part of the reservation, a crucial step toward the tribe's plans to build a casino there.
The Team America song, “Pearl Harbor,” probably said it best when the lyrics asked, “Why does Michael Bay get to keep on making movies?” Unfortunately the answer is that the infamous director’s films continue to make a crap-ton of money, despite how god-awful bad most of them are; and when it comes to the amount of moola his latest flick, Transformers: Age of Extinction, is likely to make, I’m certain it will be no exception.
Remember the film “Clueless”? It could easily describe the brief but notable career of Daryl Colvin on the Gilbert Public School board.
HAVERHILL, Mass. — Sometimes the best time to visit a community is when it's struggling.
Mesa’s Jaylia Yan shined as a student in high school, receiving numerous accolades like a Flinn Scholarship to Arizona State University. Her most recent accomplishment, however, came not just for her academics but for being a well-rounded person.
A slew of Gilbert businesses and business owners received kudos for their entrepreneurial and philanthropic efforts during the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce’s Eighth Annual Business Awards on Wednesday.
It used to be something only the Arizona geek community knew about but now Phoenix Comicon has become one of the largest conventions in the U.S. This year’s event brought in over 77,000 people to the downtown Phoenix area and in anticipation of this growth, the organizers of PCC utilized more of the Phoenix Convention Center this time.
The implementation of Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards is making a difference in student success beyond the classroom. Using these standards, learners are required to think more critically and become more involved in justifying their responses when answering higher-level questions. I am spending less time lecturing and more time teaching critical thinking skills so that my students have the ability to discover the correct answer, but can also explain the process that they took to work through the problem. Students take a more active role by acquiring ownership of their learning. This builds self-confidence and allows for higher levels of success.
The rise of higher education in Mesa got a boost of recognition in May when the Alliance for Innovation presented the city with its J. Robert Havlick Award for Innovation in Local Government.
As Gilbert continues to add new features and increase the number of residents and residences, one thing that hasn’t changed is its ability to provide community members with venues for activities. That’s according to the Humana Foundation, which recognized Gilbert for its community offerings by naming the municipality as a “Playful City” for the eighth time.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — As a group of children walked home together from school in Providence, they held hands and played the "I Spy" guessing game. When they reached a busy intersection, an adult accompanying them prodded, "What's the rule?"
BEST GROCERY STORE
Fry’s Food Stores
(800)-576-4377 or FrysFood.com
Fry’s Food Stores deliver a wide array of “fresh food, for famous low prices.” Part of the Kroger Co., one of the world’s largest grocery retailers, Fry’s believes in building strong local ties and brand loyalty with its customers. Its free V.I.P. Card grants shoppers savings throughout its stores, plus one fuel point for every $1 spent. The company also participates in philanthropic efforts: Bringing Hope to the Table helps supply community food banks; Giving Hope a Hand benefits breast cancer research; Honoring Our Heroes helps hire and support U.S. military veterans and personnel; and the Salvation Army.
Sprout’s Farmers Markets
2582 S. Val Vista Drive
(480) 821-1511 or Sprouts.com
1967 E. Pecos Road
(480) 941-6774 or WinCoFoods.com
Thousands of students picked up their diplomas this week from Mesa Public Schools’ collection of high schools, but just two left after earning one of Arizona’s most renowned scholarships.
While Gilbert might be known for its historic white water tower that looms above the old-fashioned buildings and trendy restaurants in its downtown area, there is far more to it than that small stretch of Gilbert Road.
The push to what used to be the edges of metro civilization continues in Arizona.
An early morning accident on Monday left a beloved Mesa Police Department officer dead and a community in mourning.
Editor's Note - Aging America is a joint AP-APME project examing the aging of the baby boomers and the impact this silver tsunami will have on the communities in which they live.
A member of a Gilbert-based nonprofit group says a recent step taken by Gov. Jan Brewer to combat human trafficking is necessary to stem the tide of an escalating issue across the state.
Every year in the spring, Tempe arts school New School for the Arts & Academics (NSAA) throws a big event to raise money for the school. The students showcase their talents through various types of performances such as dance, drama, and music and their visual art skills by selling various items they’ve made such as pottery, buttons, bobble-heads, etc. In addition to this marvelous display of talents, the students and faculty run activities like this year’s dunk tank, carnival games, and a rather impressive raffle. These kids have some serious talent!
In the northern Arizona city of Williams, restaurant patrons don't automatically get a glass of water anymore. Residents caught watering lawns or washing cars with potable water can be fined. Businesses are hauling water from outside town to fill swimming pools, and building permits have been put on hold because there isn't enough water to accommodate development.
The final steps Tempe took to complete a solar project are part of a larger plan to make the city more sustainable while emphasizing green technology.