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PHOENIX -- Arizona's jobless rate dropped another tenth of a point last month, to a seasonally adjusted 6.7 percent, driven in great part by Obamacare.
As a parent, we find purpose in caring for children. Our mission might be to raise children who grow up healthy, who are loving, and who contribute to the world. Many people are fortunate to live their lives finding purpose in their work. Their mission might be to help others or to make it a better world by solving problems at work. Others might see work only as a means to achieve a purpose of leisure or providing for one’s family. Regardless of who we might be, we all give effort to achieve goals. We all dream. We all seek to live with a purpose — a mission.
There’s nothing like a brisk morning hike to get the heart pumping, especially if you venture up Camelback Mountain’s strenuous Echo Canyon Trail. The trail takes hikers on a difficult 1.2-mile climb to the top, rewarding them with camera-worthy, 360-degree views of Phoenix. Casual hikers looking for something a little easier should consider taking the less-trafficked Cholla Trail, which meanders up the mountain in a more leisurely fashion. No matter which hike you choose, be sure to pack plenty of water. Trailhead locations and hiking tips can be found on ClimbCamelback.com or Phoenix.gov/parks/trails/locations/camelback-mountain.
Here is a roll call of some of the famous people who died in 2014.
What should East Valley residents expect from the local and state economies in the near future? One forecaster estimates a little sluggishness in the next 12 months followed by much stronger growth in the years following.
A bid to block tribal gaming on the edge of Glendale has faltered.
A bid to block tribal gaming on the edge of Glendale has faltered.
One of the most common questions that I get asked from a new student is: “What’s the quickest way I can improve my scores?” What people don’t realize is that 70 percent of the shots that are hit on the golf course are from inside 100 yards. Short game is the one area of golf that most golfers neglect to practice. If you were to focus more attention on your putting, you’ll definitely see an improvement in your scores. But putting doesn’t have to be limited to just on the green. Have you ever thought about using a putter when you are off the green in a chipping situation? It is probably the only shot in golf that isn’t played enough. Many players reach for a lofted club anywhere near the green. But if you think putting from off the green is a shot only played by beginners, you’re making a big mistake. The beauty of putting from off the green is that it’s very straightforward. There’s no need to play a delicate chip with a wedge — a shot that can so easily go wrong, particularly if your confidence isn’t sky high.
Very soon, an 18-acre expanse around Mesa’s City Plaza building will be transformed into an “urban plaza,” a “town square with a twist.” Mesa’s new “City Center” is expected to tie the area together, drawing traffic into the areas around the Mesa Arts Center and surrounding attractions.
PHOENIX -- Arizona gained 24,700 private-sector jobs last month, enough to push the state's seasonally adjusted jobless rate down a tenth of a point, to 6.8 percent.
Mesa hiking, mountain biking park opens Saturday
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Glendale will get more than $25 million during the next two decade from the Tohono O'odham Nation in exchange for supporting its plans for a casino on the city's edge.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Let's face it: In today's hurry-up culture, there always will be a need for fast food. Even when you're enjoying a leisurely vacation in a place like Traverse City, a Lake Michigan resort community with a nationwide reputation for restaurants serving high-quality, farm-to-table fare.
The start of each school year is an excellent time to set into place good habits that can lead to a success in the classroom and self-confidence for students. Take the time to write down steps for students — no matter their age — to help guide them as they return to school. Review them as needed. For the younger children, make the steps visible each day. Add picture reminders for students who are not reading yet.
Tourism in Arizona is now back to where it was before the recession — and SB 1070 — hit, but it's nowhere near where it should be, according to the state's top tourism official.
Before we deal with the issue of debilitating sweating, we must know about this condition is called medically.
Now that the big summer holidays — and the prerequisite parties accompanying them — have come and gone, we’re looking forward to spending a few leisurely hours relaxing in the shade with an icy drink close at hand. Kelly’s at Southbridge in Scottsdale serves a sparkling Strawberry Shamrock ($10) that’s just the ticket, and we’ve got the scoop on how to make it from home. Cheers!
Arizona lost 800 private sector jobs last month as the state continues to find its financial footing to finally recover from the recession.
Throw on a grass skirt or Hawaiian shirt for this island-themed day at the river. You’ll find limbo and hula hoop contests, free leis, music, and prizes for the best Hawaiian costumes to bookend a leisurely float down the scenic Salt River.
DETAILS >> 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 21. Salt River Tubing, at Bush Highway and Usery Pass Road, Mesa. $17 per person per tube; includes shuttle service. (480) 984-3305 or SaltRiverTubing.com.
The Chandler Chamber of Commerce invites business people to a round of nine-hole golf on June 18 for networking and business opportunities. The chamber will also host a golf tournament on Sept. 12.
George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” is an American classic, but, for many of us, knowledge of the work begins and ends with a fuzzy recording of “Summertime.”
ORLANDO, Fla. — It costs close to $100 a person to enter the gates of the Magic Kingdom or board the Hogwarts Express. But there are plenty of things to do in the Orlando area that are free, and none of them has anything to do with theme parks.
This Oct. 25, 2013 photo provided by Three Brothers Boards shows Tonya Saylor and Gary Wilson on best wood paddle boards enjoying a leisure paddle on the Halifax River, in Port Orange, Fla. A sort of combination between surfing and kayaking, standup paddling has exploded in popularity the past few years. It's relatively easy and can be done just about anywhere there's water. (AP Photo/Three Brothers Boards, Claude Lamour)
Marcia Kennedy has been named a financial representative for COUNTRY Financial.