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Kathleen Casprowitz worked in sales for Xerox 30 years ago in British Columbia, Canada, but always had an interest in education.
As the veto of SB 1062 proved, not everything that the Center for Arizona policy wants gets enacted. But the organization also has sometimes – though not often – found itself railing unsuccessfully against legislative support for changes in law.
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A solid foundation set from 2013 projects has Gilbert Mayor John Lewis highly optimistic for the town’s economic success for 2014.
WASHINGTON — Using videos that claim to teach toddlers, or flash cards for tots, may not be the best idea. Simply talking to babies is key to building crucial language and vocabulary skills — but sooner is better, and long sentences are good.
In the weeks leading up to Saturday, Lyndsey Fry tried to prepare herself for the excitement and emotion of stepping on the Olympic ice for the first time. Proudly wearing the U.S. jersey on her sport’s biggest stage was, as Fry said, what made it all real.
A man says someone stole his truck and trailer carrying more than $250,000 worth of exotic pottery.
Often called the master of the Native American flute, R. Carlos Nakai will perform as part of The Carlos Nakai Trio on Jan. 24 during the Higley Center for the Performing Arts World of Music Series. The Trio will perform arrangements that were created by playing together without written music.
Even those with only a dim interest in fine art have likely heard of Georgia O’Keeffe or seen a poster filled with one of her vivid flower paintings.
Cemeteries are filled with the names of the long forgotten, those whose marks on the world are confined within the dash between year one and the final year. Legacies that reach beyond those years on earth are difficult to achieve and belong to the men who define history — for better or worse — and on scales both small and large.
Veteran film and television actor Michael Dante will sign copies of his new book, discuss his canon of more than 100 film and television roles, and help preserve the Old West as this year’s headliner for Superstition Mountain Days.
TAOS, N.M. — To winter sports enthusiasts, Taos is best known for its challenging ski slopes. But this northern New Mexico town has plenty more to offer visitors year-round, on and off the slopes. A hipper little sister of sorts to Santa Fe, Taos is known for its diverse outdoor offerings as well as its funky town square packed full of history, art galleries and Hispanic and Native American culture. Whereas Santa Fe is known for its wealth, Taos is lower-key and tends to attracts a younger, more starving-artist-type crowd. It's a town where new-age nomadic hippies, (referred to locally as "sage monkeys") peacefully coexist with artists, natives, daredevil skiers and even wealthy Texan tourists. Here are five free things to do and see on your next trip to Taos.
The sound of beating of drums, jingling bells and pattering feet is back most Thursdays and Saturdays, through April 5, at Scottsdale Civic Center Park.
Environmental groups have no constitutional right to demand grazing leases on state land even when they outbid ranchers, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
Chandler will be represented in next month’s Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
The Higley Center for the Performing Arts has three performances scheduled in January featuring renowned entertainers from all over the globe.
Chandler native’s FiberFix gets boost from appearance on ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’
Mesa Grande Cultural Park will step into the season with a special winter celebration for the whole family on Dec. 21.
Lynne LoCascio lay on the floor beside her bed, alone and paralyzed.
Rita Coolidge has charted hits in almost every genre and won just about every music accolade possible, including two Grammy Awards.
More than one thousand luminarias brighten up the stone walls and dwellings of these ruins, a maze-like 800-year-old Salado village. The evening includes holiday music, Native American storytellers and dancers, a visit from Santa Claus and a bonfire. Vendors, like Navajo jewelry maker Maryann Yazzie of Mesa, will sell gifts, and you’ll get hot chocolate, hot apple cider, hot tea, coffee and cookies on the house.
DETAILS >> 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22. Besh-Ba-Gowah Archeological Park, 1324 S. Jesse Hayes Road, Globe. Free admission. (928) 425-0320 or GlobeAZ.gov/visitors/besh-ba-gowah. [More on next slide >>]
A child is born, a family is healed, and a sermon on forgiveness is delivered with sledgehammer subtlety in "Black Nativity," a bold but clumsy attempt to bring Langston Hughes' popular musical to life onscreen.
Half a century ago, Sid Davis was the first journalist to learn John Kennedy had died. Instead of breaking the biggest the biggest news story in the world, he waited because he wanted to make sure he was right. It is hard to image a journalist making the same choice nowadays amid our modern cacophony of inaccurate reporting, but perhaps Davis has something to teach us.