Wisconsin native Dr. Lori Berquam was named the interim president of Mesa Community College in late January.
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A plan to preserve Falcon Field’s rich history as a World War II training base seemed so simple and laudable on the surface – but it’s still encountering a bumpy ride.
Mesa author Dan Baldwin is being nationally recognized for two of his books – one harkening to the Old West and the other reflecting one of his other preoccupations – chasing ghosts.
Franki Buckman has taken charge of one of the nation’s foremost performance driving schools with the energy of the 717-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcats in her stable of racing machines.
Two Chandler Republican legislators and Attorney General Mark Brnovich are taking the first steps to craft legislation to ensure that Arizonans with preexisting conditions can still buy health insurance if federal courts strike down the Affordable Care Act.
TUCSON — Acknowledging it hasn’t quite worked as promoted, Gov. Doug Ducey wants to take a new look at legislation he signed three years ago that pretty much stripped cities of their ability to regulate vacation rentals.
Mesa, Chandler and Gilbert are among the 10 healthiest housing markets among American cities with a population of more than 200,000, according to a new study.
Times Media Group, the fast-growing publisher of more than 15 Arizona publications and websites, has acquired Southland Publishing, the Southern California-based publisher of several newsweeklies, magazines and digital media properties with a combined monthly circulation of more than one mil…
Gun Club 82 in Gilbert may be offering booze and guns under one roof when it opens later this year, but the two will never mix, as far as owner Rod Ghani is concerned.
When “General Hospital” stars Bradford Anderson and Steve Burton decided to hit the road and promote their individual talents, fans weren’t sure what to think.
Facing a barrage of parental criticism, the state Board of Education decided Monday to scrap a proposal to remove certain language from the rules on sex education.
There are several characteristics – both as a player and as a person – that Gilbert High football coach Derek Zellner enjoys about his quarterback, Will Plummer.
Sid Haig was just as surprised as fans that he was reprising his role as Capt. Spaulding in Rob Zombie’s horror film, “3 from Hell,” that’s slated for release this year.
Aqua-Tots Swim Schools, dubbed one of the world’s largest swim franchises, is expanding its Mesa headquarters to a larger location within the city.
Isabel Ticlo’s reign as Miss Arizona 2018 may soon be over but the dedicated volunteer who is passionate about helping the visually impaired is getting warmed up for her next crowning achievement — serving as president of the Chandler Lions Club.
A bid by House Speaker Rusty Bowers to break the Republican gridlock over the budget has been rejected out of hand by the Phoenix Republican who it’s supposed to satisfy.
Saying the rates they charge amount to usury, backers of a new initiative seek to outlaw title loans — or at least the interest they are allowed to charge.
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Two developments on Arizona State University property have drawn the ire of some legislators after the university initially failed to report the projects to them. Read more
A Gilbert lawmaker wants to ban photo-enforcement cameras across the state, saying they generate money for the company that makes them and cities that use them but do little to keep the streets safe. Read more
The Arizona Attorney General is investigating the city of Tempe in connection with a Tucson area state legislator’s claims that it improperly used the Government Property Lease Excise Tax to benefit two developments. Read more
The architect of an ever-increasing flow of state tax revenues to help send students to private and parochial schools said he's willing to consider a cap now that the diversion has topped $74 million a year. Read more
While television knows her as Chelsea Daniels, the ditzy best friend on Disney’s “Raven’s Home,” it’s the stage where Dutch-American actress Anneliese van der Pol said she truly thrives. Read more
A Scottsdale Republican lawmaker wants to force city council and mayoral candidates to run with party labels, saying he believes it will help prevent liberals from sneaking into office. Read more
A state lawmaker’s proposal to relax requirements for some people who style hair in Arizona does not gel well with some beauty industry professionals. Read more
The way Sen. Warren Petersen sees it, elementary school children are being rushed through lunch and recess by schools who are fearful of losing state aid. Read more
Poet, playwright and philosopher Ravindranath Tagore wrote his acclaimed Bengali literature in Calcutta, India, more than a century ago. Read more
With the many hours they spend practicing lines, learning songs and battling nerves as they portray characters on stage, it’s no wonder actors bond with each other like family members. Read more
A proposal to require the disclosure of the origins of major contributions in city elections will be discussed at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, in the multi-purpose room of the Pyle Center, 655 E. Southern Ave. Read more