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Reindeer-schmeindeer. Santa’s pets aren’t nearly as popular in the Valley this time of year as the scaley, slithering creatures at Phoenix Herpetological Society. The non-profit throws open its doors for holiday tours, which often sell out.
It’s no secret that men like Keith Richards, John Lennon and Frank Sinatra are the first to be mentioned when talking about the evolution of music. But what about women like Joan Jett and Tina Turner, who are equally responsible for putting rock and roll on the map?
Perry High School seniors Gabrielle King and Parker Kauffman don’t play football, but they’re headed to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
There’s a new place to shop for original gifts in the East Valley, and it’s only going to be open about three weeks.
Only a week after the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board temporarily mucked up the Apple-related company deal to build a huge plant in east Mesa, the board majority struck again, again reflecting the highly partisan Tea Party nature of what’s supposed to be a non-partisan position.
In this techno-centric age, it’s easy to forget about tangible things like paper, pipe cleaners, bits of wire and the endless array of possibilities they present. “Imaginate” at the Arizona Science Center reminds us of the simple joy of puttering and the inherent value it holds for the next generation of innovators, engineers and world-changers.
A study by a law website indicates residents of Gilbert should feel pretty safe when walking the streets during the day or at night.
A federal appeals court may be poised to void a decision by Gov. Jan Brewer to deny driver's licenses to “dreamers” the Obama administration has allowed to stay and work in this country.
Looking up at the headshots on the wall, Wanda Manville carefully goes over almost each photo, explaining the dancer’s name, background and where they are now. I suddenly realize that Manville, the 74-year-old owner and director of Tempe Dance Academy, has a genuine personal connection to each of the faces displayed on the wall.
Police say a 15-year-old Marcos De Niza High School student has been arrested after starting a fire at school Thursday morning.
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This is a Shout Out to the Cambridge Academy Students in Queen Creek, who are participating in the second “Cans 4 Kids” aluminum beverage can recycling fundraiser. The funds raised by these students will benefit a boys foster group home in the area this Christmas Season. Thank you for being kids helping kids during this season of giving! Merry Christmas!
Saying it's really a legal contract between the state and parents, Superintendent of Schools John Huppenthal is urging the Arizona Supreme Court to uphold the legality of what amounts to a voucher program for students.
Officials have ended a lockdown at a middle school in Tempe that started when a student brought an air soft gun to school this morning.
The state Court of Appeals will decide whether groups that run commercials publicly criticizing elected officials and candidates right before an election have to disclose their donors.
Students at Marcos de Niza High School in Tempe are collecting items to donate to Goodwill of Central Arizona on Dec. 14.
Mesa Community College choral groups, along with vocalists from Tempe’s Sun Valley Community Church, perform a variety of Christmas music highlighted by John Leavitt’s “What Child is This.”
The background information that outlines the reasons why Tina Harguess won the Arizona Charter Schools Association Teacher of the Year award credits her for setting high standards, maintaining a similar standard of expectations and for collaborating with the rest of the staff. The thing is, Harguess doesn’t believe any of the educational activities she engages in are any different than what any other teacher currently accomplishes.
Arizona's economy won't recover until more people move here, but more people won't move here until the unemployment rate drops.
Benedictine University’s campus in Mesa will host an open house on Dec. 19 that doubles as a holiday celebration.
A student-teacher has been accused of having sexual conduct with a Tempe High School student.
Tickets are still out there for families who want to dine with Santa Claus at the Mesa Convention Center on Dec. 14.
The state's charter schools are demanding more money from taxpayers, to the tune of $135 million a year.
The Maricopa County Community College District said Wednesday they are notifying students, employees and others whose information was compromised during a breach of data security back in April.