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Tom Patterson posted Matt Salmon's common sense remedy for food stamp fraud in Speaking Freely at 04:54PM on February 27, 2015

Tom Patterson posted The public school tax credit should be scrapped in Speaking Freely at 06:14PM on February 25, 2015

Tom Patterson posted How science earns skepticism in Speaking Freely at 06:48PM on February 15, 2015

Jeremy Carr posted ‘Every Man for Himself’ in The CineFiles at 06:36PM on February 14, 2015

Jeremy Carr posted ‘A Hole in the Head’ in The CineFiles at 06:34PM on February 14, 2015

A spate of home burglaries has the community of Paradise Valley on edge as police officials says many of the recent break-ins follow a similar pattern and manner of entry.  Seven home burglaries have occurred within the southern region of Paradise Valley town limits since Feb. 1, police officials say.  Police say a “vehicle of interest” is a late-model black Audi and … Read more
Paradise Valley Town Council met behind closed doors Thursday, Feb. 12 to discuss pending litigation regarding the application by EPCOR Water Arizona to increase rates within its Paradise Valley Water District.  If the water company gets its way, Paradise Valley residents, on average, can expect a 6 to 14 percent increase based on meter size and water usage to their water … Read more
Members of the Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board will vote on Tuesday, March 3, to close a school and decide if the district should convert from a five-day to a four-day work week.  But according to governing board member Mike Weaver, one decision has already been made.  “We will close a school,” Mr. Weaver told an audience of about 100 … Read more
Phillip Westbrooks has owned and operated a substance-abuse and detoxification-treatment center in downtown Mesa since 2003. He plans to construct a building to replace an adjacent home that he owns to move 10 beds there for patients.  His plans were discussed at the Feb. 17-18 study sessions and meeting of the Mesa Planning and Zoning Board, which voted 6-0 to recommend … Read more
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Surprise officials are looking for resident input for a public art project that will be part of the Bell Road/Grand Avenue intersection renovation when that construction begins in early next year. The city will host two meetings to discuss the aesthetic improvements to the upcoming Bell Road/Grand Avenue interchange project. Resident input will be used to help design … Read more
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Arizona's newly redesigned driver's license might not get you through airport security or into certain federal buildings because according to the feds, it does not qualify as a "Real ID." The Arizona driver license was redesigned last summer in an effort to combat identity theft. The Arizona Department of Transportation is not permitted to issue licenses that meet … Read more
The Harley Owners Group is putting on a safety seminar, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21 at the HOG chapter meeting room, 2910 W. Apache Trail in Apache Junction. The seminar, presented by Apache Junction Police Department Motor Officer, David James, will cover topics such as group rides, incident causes and avoidance, friction zones and slow-speed maneuvering and stopping. … Read more
PHOENIX--Join performers Blake Shelton along with Kelly Clarkson, Ronnie Dunn, Josh Groban, David Foster and many more stars as they celebrate their friend, Reba McEntire's birthday at Celebrity Fight Night at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix. Recognized as one of the nation's elite charity events, Celebrity Fight Night … Read more