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Mesa resident Matthew Baltzley is known as someone who is “on the spectrum,” meaning he is autistic. It’s a disability by definition, but Matthew’s autism offers a different way of seeing the world and channels the artistic vision he hopes to employ in the future.
John Giles was sworn in as the 40th mayor of Mesa shortly after 6 p.m. on Thursday during a grand event at the Mesa Arts Center, taking the reins from longtime friend Alex Finter, who served as interim mayor after Scott Smith left to run for governor.
Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust has awarded Helen's Hope Chest a $55,000 grant to purchase furniture, fixtures and equipment for a building under construction that will house the clothing, book and school-supply bank for foster children.
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Like rats leaving a sinking ship, this past month we have seen Democrat party stalwarts abandoning their leader, President Barack Obama, left and right. San Francisco’s uberprogressive, liberal Sen. Diane Feinstein calling out her “lider” on national television for not having even one military plan to defeat ISIS. She wasn’t the first Democrat turncoat either. There was a conga line leading out of the House and the Senate of ex-Obama loyalists.
Arizona high schoolers who can't name at least one branch of government, define the United States as a capitalist country or at least know Phoenix is the state capitol could find themselves denied a diploma.
Lucian Spataro, president of the Joe Foss Institute, details what students would need to know about civics to graduate from high school under a plan his organization is pushing. Rep. Steve Montenegro, right, is going to sponsor the legislation this coming year. [Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services]
Former Arizona legislator Russell Pearce, the chief sponsor of Arizona's hard-line law against illegal immigration, has resigned a top leadership position in the state Republican Party after he was criticized for remarks advocating mandatory contraception or sterilization for people on Medicaid.
The state's high court is being asked to decide when groups attacking politicians up for election have to disclose who is financing the effort.
I was giving a short tour to a colleague from California recently. We drove down Rio Salado Parkway and Apache Boulevard, went past Arizona State University and the Biodesign Institute, stopped at Tempe Town Lake and strolled down Mill Avenue. I showed him the projects under way and described those planned. At the end of an hour he turned to me and said, “Wow! You really like your community.”
Gilbert’s Heritage District is set to include another restaurant in the near future, albeit one the owner and a Gilbert Chamber of Commerce official said won’t detract from the downtown’s increasing options.
The brief investigation that led to Gilbert High School football coach Tim Rutt’s placement on administrative leave stemmed from an accusation he embezzled funds designated for furniture.
“Linda Turley-Hansen’s column about musky teenagers kind of gives me the creeps. As to the content, if the NRA has their way, we will all have guns and the discussion will have to shift to ‘size matters!’ ”
Sometimes newspaper opinion generates the cream of community-thinking, which, in truth, is what it’s supposed to do. And, another plus: Readers’ constructive input drowns out the belly-aching from tweeter-types.
In what could be the first crack in the state's ban on gay marriage, a federal judge on Friday ordered the state to issue a death certificate for George Martinez that lists Green Valley resident Fred McQuire as his legal spouse.
Conservative lobbyists want Arizona to join the growing list of states applying for the nation’s second constitutional convention.
More than 13,000 Arizona women terminated their pregnancies last year by abortion, a slight increase from the year before.
Unable to find her second directing project, Angelina Jolie took to sifting through “generals.”
A 52-year-old man has been arrested for meeting at a Tempe hotel with the intent of having sex with a dog, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.
A proposal asking voters to hike the pay of state legislators by $11,000 a year is getting a decidedly cool reception from Gov. Jan Brewer — as is her own party's nominee for state superintendent of public instruction.
The Father of our Country on the Gilbert School Board? George Washington?
A Tempe-based post-secondary education marketing company earned a spot among the country’s fastest-growing, privately held companies of 2014.
Post-secondary education leaders from institutions across Arizona discussed issues related to the future of their field at a Chandler Chamber of Commerce event on Sept. 4.
Dr. Al Borhan and his Valley urologist colleagues are teaming up with the nonprofit Prostate On-site Project to make the Herculean feat of getting skittish menfolk tested for prostate cancer easier and more accessible through mobile-testing units.