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District 18 Republican state senate candidates Jeff Dial and Tom Morrissey discussed Common Core standards, Medicaid, job growth and legislative pay increase during a forum hosted by the East Valley Tribune on July 11.
Andrew Walter sat down with the Ahwatukee Foothills News and East Valley Tribune on July 11 to answer questions dealing with the economy, education and the Veteran Affairs scandal.
Parents will find few states that offer families as many schooling options as Arizona. A longtime leader in the national school choice movement, Arizona has an education marketplace with a school for nearly any income, interest or situation.
One of the most important real estate developments in Gilbert recently agreed to house the office of an Arizona-based health company and, in essence, start construction on the project.
A new fruit that research says packs more antioxidants than popular “superfoods” like blueberries, acai berries and goji berries is establishing itself in the aisles of mainstream grocery stores, showing up in everything from juices to powdered supplements to baby food.
Judges cannot rely on caseworkers to determine on their own when children are ready to be returned to their parents, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Monday.
Spades of gold symbolically speared earth in Chandler on June 18 at the groundbreaking ceremony at Ocotillo for the first Village Health Club and Spa in the East Valley.
Arizona lost 800 private sector jobs last month as the state continues to find its financial footing to finally recover from the recession.
Mesa is the recipient of two $200,000 Brownfields Assessment grants from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The grants will fund property assessments near the Gilbert Road Light Rail Extension Route — a 1.9 mile stretch across Main Street.
Politicians are climbing over each other to see who can express the most outrage over the failings of the VA. Sen. John McCain as usual led the charge, the first to demand the resignation of the Phoenix VA hospital director. Other eagerly joined in.
Emily Kocher’s parents were cool enough to allow the 18-year-old to get her first tattoo on her most recent birthday. Of all the possible combinations, the Mesa resident opted for a gold ribbon on her right forearm.
America’s poor haven’t been doing so well lately. Their political champions in the Democratic Party seem more focused on all those swing voters in the middle-income levels. And while income inequality has become a popular talking point for the self-anointed defenders of the poor, the fact is that the income gap has increased on President Obama’s watch.
The state's jobless rate dropped four-tenths of a point in April, the biggest month-over-month decline in decades and the first time the rate has been less than 7 percent since 2008.
The Mesa City Council on Monday voted against a request to rezone a parcel of land at 6350 E. Main St., just east of Recker Road, which would have allowed a medicinal marijuana dispensary to open there.
Economist Aruna Murthy had a few words about the state's projected job growth Thursday when she made her predictions.
Arizona provided food stamps and welfare benefits to some people behind bars — and some who were dead — according to a new report.
NEW YORK — More women are staying at home full-time to raise their children, according to a new Pew Research Center report released Tuesday.
Minimum wage should be a livable wage. That is to say that a person working full time should be able to cover his or her basic needs (food, clothing, housing, health and transportation) without assistance from government. As the cost of living varies from state to state, then the minimum wage will also vary from state to state. The livable wage should be set by each state and companies should then use this to set their minimum wage.
WASHINGTON — Pregnant women, mothers and children who get federal assistance with their grocery bills will now be able to buy more whole-grain foods, yogurt, fish, fruits and vegetables.
With the new year now in full swing, the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce continues to work to identify the programs and services that can best serve our business community. Like most businesses, we move steadily forward in pursuit of our goals.
The decision by Republican lawmakers approve a decision on a measure billed as promoting religious freedom is forcing Gov. Jan Brewer to choose between her desire to promote the state's economy and her own strong religious beliefs.
Saying the legislation would be “unbelievably damaging” to the state, the head of a major economic development group is urging Gov. Jan Brewer to veto legislation expanding the ability of businesses to use their religion to deny services.
The Town of Queen Creek was once considered the far reaching outskirts of Phoenix, but this small town oasis – now a thriving east valley community – embraces its farming heritage while carefully watching over its growth and development. Business and town leaders seek to preserve the Town’s family-friendly, small-town spirit while providing economic opportunities and a high quality of life for residents.
Gilbert Mayor John Lewis, as well as several town staff members and residents, outlined what Gilbert accomplished in 2013 during the second Digital State of the Town address on Feb. 13.