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DENVER — A trip to Aspen during peak ski season is going to set you back some cash. But even those who can afford the posh Colorado mountain town will enjoy checking out what's free, from high-altitude adventures to creature comforts.
St. Anne Roman Catholic Parish in Gilbert will have three screenings of a documentary in recognition of feast day for Our Lady of Guadalupe.
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Beginning next year, several students at Coronado Elementary School will take their first steps toward learning the most widely spoken language in the world while learning more about the origin country’s culture.
The Internal Revenue Service is searching for volunteers to help people prepare their taxes through two local programs.
I can’t imagine being a Child Protective Services caseworker. But I can imagine why most of those men and women went into those jobs: an idealistic view that their work could make a difference in children’s lives, maybe save some kids from horrible fates, maybe find ways to change a dysfunctional family into a loving one.
“I wonder just how thick the lefts rose colored glasses have to be before they can finally see just how deceitful this administration is?”
Looking for that perfect light for your home office? A new chair or coffee table? You might try making it yourself, at home, with just the click of a button.
LONDON — Michelle Obama shared one with her "first dog" Bo, Hillary Clinton tweeted one with her daughter Chelsea. Now "selfie" — the smartphone self-portrait — has been declared word of the year for 2013, according to Britain's Oxford University Press.
Advocates for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (English translation: amnesty) like to point out that immigrants in the past have flocked to America and made important contributions to our nation. That’s true, but the America of 1913 was different from 2013 in ways that greatly affect the probability that immigrants will become contributing citizens.
At this time of year it’s quite natural for people to start thinking about the spiritual.
I like prayer. I often pray, at least once a day, likely more. Our family prays each day at dinner, as we have for generations. We’ve discussed prayer over the years, that prayer is at least as powerful for those who pray as for those who are the subjects of prayer, that prayer helps us cope with those difficult times and celebrate the beauty in our lives.
It was the time of day when afternoon starts to creep into evening at the end of an average Arizona October; the sun still lorded over the earth and kept the surface dwellers warm to a slightly uncomfortable degree.
NEW YORK — Was a losing team bullied? Is your angry spouse a bully? How about that co-worker who's always criticizing you? Or the politicians who forced a government shutdown?
I’m not sure if letter writer Jeff Smith is dumb, devious or confused. Maybe all three.
Admittedly, it is a little early to start talking about Christmas; Halloween is barely a week away, and Thanksgiving still awaits in the middle of the holiday sandwich. And there’s some reflection of that fact in Aaron Leach’s front yard in Mesa on Oct. 21, with several strands of light and inflatable ornaments unpacked but strewn all over the brown ground.
To be named a Blue Ribbon School is the highest achievement an elementary, middle or high school can achieve.
LOS ANGELES — To make the world safer for pets, Lindsey Wolko had to design an indestructible dog.
Mesa Arts Academy Director of English Language Development Charity Kranz works with second-grade students in creating a sentence, Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 at the school in Mesa. [Tim Hacker/ Tribune]
“Interesting how the President, who said he WILL NOT negotiate, is belittling the GOP for not negotiating!”
A simple story told with economy, "Wadjda" is a notable example of old-school, humanistic filmmaking. It's also genuinely groundbreaking: the first feature shot entirely in Saudi Arabia, and the first film directed by a Saudi woman.
This bulletin has been prepared for the use of teachers, school administrators, and curriculum development committees. It will also be useful to members of your boards of trustees and to the general public in helping to interpret the philosophy and objectives of the elementary schools.”
A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the appointment of an independent monitor and a community advisory board to ensure that an Arizona sheriff is complying with constitutional requirements after finding his office engages in racial profiling.
Kids are going to change our world for the better. We can count on it. As per my last column (“Next generations resetting our world,” Tribune, Sept. 15), I reported on the idea that as certain society systems collapse, the next generations will step forward and “reset” our trajectory. (See The Fourth Turning by historians William Strauss and Neil Howe.)
Maybe, just maybe, Ron Howard and screenwriter Peter Morgan are perfect opposites: one a swinging playboy, the other a cold calculator.