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By Allison Hurtado
Gilbert’s 2014 was filled with a mix of progress and tumult among its governing entities. Its main school district continued to earn high marks but still went through a contentious year, while the town government itself currently faces a suit in the U.S. Supreme Court.
While many recent graduates are out hunting for jobs, one Mesan is applying her new law degree to her existing practice as a financial planner to better serve her clients.
KINGMAN — Danielle Stephens grew up on a cattle ranch here in the 1950s. She rode horses, spent her days in the sun and, like many people in the area, delighted in watching mushroom clouds spring up beyond the mountains.
Marcus Morris had 20 points and nine rebounds, Isaiah Thomas keyed the decisive run against his former team and the Phoenix Suns outlasted the short-handed Sacramento Kings 115-106 for their fifth straight win.
Residents of Gilbert and a bit beyond had a chance to participate in a shoe-painting party to benefit a few local charitable organizations on Dec. 12.
Getting rid of your Christmas wreaths and trees? The Public Works Department offers Phoenix residents a green-friendly way to dispose of their Christmas trees and wreaths.
Chandler players celebrate winning the DI State Championship game between Chandler and Hamilton at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014.
The Phoenix Fire Department sets up a display with a real Christmas tree to show how quickly a small spark can light the entire tree.
This photo provided by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Joaquin Phoenix as Larry "Doc" Sportello in "Inherent Vice." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Wilson Webb)
PHOENIX (AP) — Renovations to the Arizona House chamber are coming along at a price that doesn't sit well with some lawmakers.
PHOENIX -- Want to track popular culture? Just track baby names. Consider the name Sarah which 35 years ago was one of the most popular for Arizona parents to name their newborn girls.
So, the Mesa city board is seriously considering “forgiving” the $70 million-plus debt owed by the airport to the city taxpayers. This, because the airport, which has only recently managed to break “even” on its operating expenses, probably will never be able to become a standalone, profitable entity without it. Moreover, the council intends to put it to a “voice vote” at their January meeting. While not exactly a “clandestine” method of operation; it does however “smack” of the previous tactics used by the Brown regime when they “ran” the town. This is our hard-earned dollars entrusted to the City Council to improve our future and provide us with a positive investment return. We deserve to be consulted on your plans and see substantiation for continued investment — which is what a debt forgiveness constitutes... Anything less is absolutely disrespectful.
PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police are searching for a man who they say shot and killed another man following a holiday visitation dispute.
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona wildlife managers say they believe the black bear that was spotted twice this week in a Phoenix suburb but eluded capture finally has been caught.
Being us requires more smarts than humans seem to have these days
I wish we could count on the message of the Christ child to bring peace to the land; to elevate concerns for our fellow souls to the top of our gift lists.
The comedian widely known for his spot-on impressions of President Barack Obama, Will Smith, Denzel Washington and Kanye West, as well as recurring character, school principal Daniel Frye, performs live.
While learning to play an instrument fosters the arts, it also teaches children valuable lessons about hard work and the importance of practice. But children everywhere are losing access to basic music classes in school.
The time has come to bid farewell to 2014 and welcome in the new year! We’ve rounded up the things to do on New Year’s Eve in Phoenix:
PHOENIX (AP) — Federal authorities say fugitives wanted in Pennsylvania and Virginia have been arrested in Arizona.
One of our favorite things to do during the holidays is to get the kids in their jammies, grab some hot chocolate and drive around our area “oohing and aahing” at lights.
PHOENIX -- Arizona added nearly 100,000 new residents this past year, more than virtually every other state in the nation.
The brown haze of pollution that hangs over metropolitan Phoenix has led officials to deliver an unwelcome holiday message: Don't use your wood-burning fireplace or you could get ticketed.