Clinton: Booming budget bad time to begin tax cuts

State Press TUCSON -- President Bill Clinton said Thursday he intends to use the majority of a federal budget surplus to extend the life of Social Security and Medicare well into the next century. Speaking to nearly 3,000 Arizonans gathered at the Tucson Convention Center, Clinton proposed investing 62 percent of budget surpluses during the … Continue reading Clinton: Booming budget bad time to begin tax cuts

Senior spins wheels — the healthy way

The Tribune She could have spent retirement spinning her wheels. Instead, Inge Telzerow lets her bicycle worry about that. "It's never too late to get into physical fitness," the 62-year-old Mesa winter resident said. Telzerow will go for the gold next weekend in 5K and 20K cycling events at the 16th Arizona Senior Olympics. Opening … Continue reading Senior spins wheels — the healthy way

Tempeans protest self-serve gas station

The Tribune Tempe residents spoke out against a proposed wave of the future at Thursday night's City Council meeting. A plan, currently under consideration by the council, would permit Gary Williams Co. to build a gasoline station near the intersection of Guadalupe Road and McClintock Drive that would be totally self-service: It would be automated … Continue reading Tempeans protest self-serve gas station

Colorado film festival features photography student’s works

State Press Malcolm Lightner's world is filled with images. So is his house. In one corner, a bookshelf houses his library of video tapes. In the other, a home theater system waits. Photographs emphasizing the distinction between light and dark clutter his walls and floor -- the aftermath of his recent search for submissions to … Continue reading Colorado film festival features photography student’s works

Evolution education now added to state high school standards

State Press The Arizona State Board of Education voted, 6-3, Monday to accept a special panel's recommendation that the word "evolution" be included in high school science standards. References to entropy, the big-bang theory and ancient fossils also were included. The vote came after six months of debate over what Arizona students should be taught … Continue reading Evolution education now added to state high school standards