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Drivers planning to take a trip to grandma’s house this Christmas won’t have to pay as much at the pump as they did the week before.
Calling the findings legally unjustified, the state Forestry Division on Thursday is challenging the findings of liability and $559,000 in fines by state safety officials in the deaths of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots.
Barbara Jester of Trilogy’s Creative Designers talks with Higley Unified School District employees at a reception held at Trilogy this week. The Creative Designers helped organized a gift-giving event where Trilogy residents “adopted” about 250 students in need in the Higley and Gilbert school districts. The gifts were picked up by school officials Tuesday and delivered to families in time for Christmas. [Carlos Espinoza/HUSD]
Residents at Trilogy and Higley Unified School District employees surround a table of gifts at a reception held at Trilogy this week. Trilogy residents “adopted” about 250 students in need in the Higley and Gilbert school districts this month and purchased holiday presents for them, including clothing, toys and books. The gifts were picked up by school officials Tuesday and delivered to families in time for Christmas. [Carlos Espinoza/HUSD]
Higley Unified School District employees Jefferson Clarke and Jill Olivas help pack up gifts donated to school children during a reception held at Trilogy this week. Trilogy residents “adopted” about 250 students in need in the Higley and Gilbert school districts this month and purchased holiday presents for them, including clothing, toys and books. The gifts were picked up by school officials Tuesday and delivered to families in time for Christmas. [Carlos Espinoza/HUSD]
It's been three years since southeast Valley Eagle Scout Spencer Zimmerman, then 13, took his friend Dayton Hayward, also 13, on the ride of his life. But this inspiring story of selflessness is worth retelling, especially during the holiday season.
“Inside Llewyn Davis” is a new kind of project for the Coen brothers to take on. To an extent, the film is a musical of sorts along the lines of “Once.” In addition to being a love letter to old folk songs, it’s also one of the most brutally honest, if not disheartening, movies about the cruel nature of show business. While different territory for the masterful directing duo, “Inside Llewyn Davis” still has the Coen’s distinctive signature all over it. As with many of their films, they find the comedy in bleakness and the bleakness in comedy, resulting in a narrative that’s either saying a lot or saying nothing at all. However you view it, boy is it fascinating to watch.
Finding a faux snow- and candy cane-filled homage to Santa Claus is easy; just look at your local mall for the line snaking around the giant Christmas tree. Honing in on an experience that makes as much of the Christmas story — the story of the birth of Jesus — is another matter.
For most scribes who have toiled in the movie industry, portraying Hollywood as a healing paradise is roughly equivalent to regaling a lobster of the soothing properties of a boiling pot of water.
A homeless man accused of breaking into a Chandler home and attempting to sexually assault a sleeping woman has pleaded guilty in the case.
Can there be too much of a good thing? Where did that expression come from, anyway? If it's good, isn't more always better?
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Underscoring deeply conflicted characters, who are on a mission to reconceive their unsatisfying circumstances, has become director David O. Russell's sweet spot. From his raw 1996 film, "Flirting with Disaster," to last year's acclaimed "Silver Linings Playbook," he effectively unravels the disarray.
Reindeer-schmeindeer. Santa’s pets aren’t nearly as popular in the Valley this time of year as the scaley, slithering creatures at Phoenix Herpetological Society. The non-profit throws open its doors for holiday tours, which often sell out.
The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected arguments from the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission and allowed new, higher campaign contribution limits passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature to go into effect.
The state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that political candidates can accept much larger sums of money from donors.
Police say a 15-year-old boy riding a scooter has died after he was hit by a truck in Chandler Monday night.
It’s no secret that men like Keith Richards, John Lennon and Frank Sinatra are the first to be mentioned when talking about the evolution of music. But what about women like Joan Jett and Tina Turner, who are equally responsible for putting rock and roll on the map?
A long-standing tradition in Mesa, the community is asked to once again participate in a sing-along of Handel’s “Messiah” to increase the East Valley holiday spirit.
Perry High School seniors Gabrielle King and Parker Kauffman don’t play football, but they’re headed to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Gov. Jan Brewer is willing to give Clarence Carter the benefit of the doubt about his culpability in more than 6,500 complaints of child abuse going uninvestigated — at least for the time being.
Only a week after the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board temporarily mucked up the Apple-related company deal to build a huge plant in east Mesa, the board majority struck again, again reflecting the highly partisan Tea Party nature of what’s supposed to be a non-partisan position.
Due to severe personal limitations, John, age 31, has never been able to live on his own. He was living in a rental home with his parents and brother when his father was diagnosed with cancer. That left his mother as the sole caregiver for John, his father and brother.