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The City of Mesa is celebrating Global Youth Service Day by hosting an athletic shoe drive for kids 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27 at Mountain View High School.
Valley of the Sun United Way and Mesa United Way are partnering for a special Project Connect event April 11 at Broadway Christian Church, 7335 E. Broadway Road, Mesa.
The sound of "Taps" echoes nightly over a Mesa golf course in one man's effort to show respect for the military.
You may know him as one of the stars of the popular PBS series “History Detectives,” but Dr. Eduardo Pagán is also a Grand Canyon State native and history professor at Arizona State University.
Without a place to live, and carrying little more than a small bag of clothes, Jennifer Allanson rode the free Orbit bus in Tempe, unsure of where she would turn to next.
PROVO, Utah — Mikaela Merrill was in the middle of her fall semester at Brigham Young University when she abruptly altered her college plans and signed up for a Mormon mission.
The City of Mesa is among local municipalities looking for volunteers to literally hit the streets to help the less fortunate this month.
I find the opposition to Obamacare a gross, contradictory, and hypocritical position held by certain elected officials who represent the citizens of this great country.
As 2012 comes to a close, many of us will make resolutions for the new year to lose weight, read a book, learn a language, or one of a million other goals we have put off to improve our well being. However, there is something we can do to make a far greater impact on our own lives and in our community: pledge to shift 10 percent of the money you spend from national chains to independent businesses.
SALT LAKE CITY — The perception of Mormons in the U.S. changed very little even though the religion received unprecedented attention this year with Republican Mitt Romney running for president.
Some things to keep in mind: on Oct. 9, 2007, 11 months before our “economic crisis” occurred (that was actually created), the Dow hit its highest point ever, closing at 14,164.53. After that, the wheels fell off.
I have read in this (publication) a letter berating the general concern for our high national unemployment rate and at the same time suggests that corporations have no problem with the high unemployment rate and actually favor it for the cheap labor pool it produces.
Gov. Richard Lamm of Colorado gave a speech in 2004, titled “I have a plan to destroy America.” In order to give you some of his ideas, it’s necessary to paraphrase his speech to give you the substance of his words.
Two neighborhood academies are accepting applications for a series of classes in Chandler designed to promote successful and sustainable neighborhoods by providing information, education, networking and leadership development opportunities.
Temple Beth Sholom of the East Valley announces the appointment of Rabbi Kenneth Leitner as the congregation’s new rabbi.
Obama announced an executive order to establish initiative on educational excellence for African Americans. It will give them complete education from the time they are born till they get career. He also calls for the price of college tuition to drop.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. combat troops patrol dusty pathways in Afghanistan, look for hidden roadside bombs, load and fire mortar shells at insurgents' positions. So when they come home, how will that help them land a civilian job?
Kayla Peterson was among nearly 900 St. Olaf students who were recognized for academic achievement at the college’s annual honors day convocation on May 4. Peterson is from Ahwatukee Foothills and is a graduate of Desert Vista High School. She is a sociology/anthropology and environmental studies major. Kayla is the daughter of Todd and Jayne Peterson.
Law enforcement agencies and major retailers in the Phoenix area hope that sharing information will help them combat retail theft committed by criminal groups and gangs.
Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a new version of an anti-stalking bill that riled social media users when a previous version sought to make it a crime to annoy or offend someone online.
A Senate panel voted Monday to recommend confirmation of an outspoken and often controversial political blogger and lobbyist to the state Board of Regents.
I despise racist people. They, to me, deserve zero respect.
Occupy protesters, Rick Santorum, Barack Obama and college students everywhere agree. College costs are too high and student debt unbearable. They only differ in what to do about it.
“These gangs are very, very dangerous. They are organized like a crime syndicate,” said Tempe City Mana ger Charlie Meyer (reported in the Arizona Republic, March 12).
The state of Arizona has to improve government transparency in order to give ordinary people like me a say in important decisions. I have opinions about policies and budget concerns, yet last week’s budget bills were passed with such short notice that I did not have enough time to give any input. My opinion is that big decisions should not be made at the 11th hour and then thrown at the public with hardly any time to react. Even some legislators complained about this lack of notice. Government transparency is a right of the public and I deserve for my voice to heard and at least considered when it comes to how state money is being spent.