April 27, 2016

ASDB’s Phoenix Day School for the Deaf students crowned national champions in Gallaudet's Battle of the Books contest!

PHOENIX – Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (ASDB) Interim Superintendent Marv Lamer proudly announced today that ASDB’s Phoenix Day School for the Deaf (PDSD) triumphed again at Gallaudet University’s National Battle of the books contest held in Washington, D.C. For the second year in a row, PDSD’s Buff Team won the national championship in its division. The Buff division is comprised of students with the highest reading proficiency levels. The PDSD Green Team earned fourth place in the national competition.

April 27, 2016

Summer is super At ECS

Education & Community Services, CCUSD

ECS for all! The motto at Education & Community Services, is more than its website address - www.ecsforall.org – it describes the extensive catalogue of camps, classes, sports programs, visual and performing arts residencies, and continuing education for students and adults. And while ECS is a department of the Cave Creek Unified School District, participation is open to all students, public, private, charter and homeschooled. Here is an example of the excellent programming you can expect to find at several convenient locations.

April 27, 2016

Himuti's Legacy Will Live On

M943 Himuti - In Memoriam

Himuti is gone.

We knew the day was coming. He’d already outlived expectations following a cancer diagnosis nearly 16 months ago. With few exceptions, he lived his last months with wolfish vitality.

Himuti’s name in the Hopi language means “proud of oneself,” but he wasn’t arrogant. Rather he was born with a mighty and agreeable self-confidence.

April 27, 2016

"Hooked" heroin documentary wins prestigious radio award

Student-produced documentary wins professional award whose past winners include NPR and Public Radio International

PHOENIX– Arizona radio listeners have been listening to award-winning journalism. 'Hooked', a student produced documentary on the scourge of heroin in Arizona, has won a top professional honor from one of the nation's oldest journalism organizations.

The radio version of the Cronkite News documentary, the student produced news division of Arizona PBS at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, won the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi award, which dates back to 1932.

April 27, 2016

2016 is the 50th anniversary of SCOTUS Miranda v. Arizona ruling

Learn about this iconic court case May 2 with the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records

PHOENIX – In 1966, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the conviction of Ernesto Miranda on kidnapping and rape charges because he was not informed of his rights during his arrest, making his written and signed confession null and void. Learn about this iconic case, Miranda v. Arizona, during Law Day 2016 – “Miranda: More than Words,” May 2, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Arizona Capitol Museum, Historic Supreme Courtroom, 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix. Admission is free.

April 27, 2016

Thrift Shop benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale is Re-Opening its doors

Part of an ongoing project of the Ladies Auxiliary Group

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale is proud to announce the Grand Re-Opening of their Thrift Store in Scottsdale. The Thrift Store is part of an ongoing fundraising project from the Ladies Auxiliary group. The store carries designer, vintage and treasure worthy finds and is the “go to” place for thrifty shoppers who are looking for quality without spending a lot of cash. Purchases at the store are tax free and donations made to the store are tax deductible and 100 percent of the proceeds go to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale. The store is run by a well-trained group of volunteers who have a passion for the organization and that passion is extended into the work they do in and around the store.