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It’s not news when politicians try to get into our wallets. But this year, both the city of Phoenix and Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS) have crossed the decency line in their efforts to keep our money flowing their direction.
Catholic Charities of Arizona is offering a variety of counseling services to those who might not previously have been able to afford them. Holy Cross Catholic Church, on Power Road in Mesa, is one of many locations where East Valley residents can seek help for a variety of needs.
Arizona's jobless rate slid last month, but the statistics show that the state still has a long way to go toward recovery.
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A panel of local education, business and government leaders emphasized the importance of education to Gilbert’s fiscal future during an event on Sept. 25.
Republican Diane Douglas said voters should elect her as the next schools chief to save education in Arizona from “people in the ivory towers that actually have the audacity to refer to our children as human capital.”
New water conservation initiatives enacted by Tempe’s city council earlier this month will reduce water use by an estimated 780 million gallons of water per year by 2020, although it will inevitably raise the price of the water for residents and businesses.
The question of whether more tax cuts will restore the Arizona economy to pre-recession levels has become a key issue in this year's gubernatorial contest.
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.
A new report appears to confirm what Tucsonans have always thought: They're smarter than Phoenicians. Or at least better educated.
An independent study by a home-security company based on FBI statistics ranked the town of Gilbert as the fifth-safest city in Arizona.
Most Tempe residents will never come in contact with the University Lakes Precinct Justice of the Peace. The JP has jurisdiction over misdemeanor and traffic crimes committed at Arizona State University and outside of the Tempe City limits and a laundry list of civil law matters. JPs aren't required to be attorneys.
What is the big deal about public education these days? Does it really have an effect on my life if I don’t have children attending the public schools? The Justice Policy Institute issued a report in 2007 on Education and Public Safety. Research results found that “a 5-percent increase in male high school graduation rates would produce an annual savings (in the state) of almost $5 billion in crime-related expenses.” Are you aware that the Arizona high school graduation rate has fallen below the national average? Public Safety is the main concern of police departments across the state. Who, then, did the Arizona Police Association choose to endorse for Gilbert School Board? Jill Humpherys and Charles Santa Cruz.
Conservative lobbyists want Arizona to join the growing list of states applying for the nation’s second constitutional convention.
It's disheartening to see the grifters, opportunists and race-baiters once again grab the chance to stir up racial animosity. We've seen Ferguson before. It's another setback to those sincerely striving for racial harmony.
Tesla Motors has chosen Nevada as the site for a massive, $5 billion factory that will pump out batteries for a new generation of electric cars, a person familiar with the company's plans said Wednesday.
In Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness,” the narrator speaks of his instability caused by the fever dream of the jungle this way: “(It) was the playful paw-strokes of the wilderness, the preliminary trifling before the more serious onslaught which came in due course.”
The state's jobless rate ticked up a tenth of a point last month, to 7.0 percent amid lackluster overall growth of jobs in the private sector and sharp but seasonally expected declines in employment in public education.
What if we had the chance to pursue a course of action that would strengthen our national security, boost our economy permanently and didn’t cost taxpayers anything? It would be a no-brainer. Yet the Obama administration still resists maximizing our natural gas resources for our strategic and economic advantage.