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Are homes getting smarter? According to information from the front lines of the home-automation industry, the answer is, “yes.”
The 2014 fall sports season has come to a close for teams on the Northwest side. Multiple state titles were won, winning streaks were had and records were broken. Here are the best of the best, your All-Northwest selections.
(BPT) - La sabiduría popular podría hacerle creer que el mejor regalo de fin de año debe tener baterías, pantalla táctil y capacidad inalámbrica. Sin embargo, los regalos tecnológicos casi nunca soportan la prueba del paso del tiempo. Pruebe a obsequiarle a un ser querido un teléfono inteligente o una tableta en diciembre, y verá que en primavera serán obsoletos. Más aun: la firma de investigaciones de mercado MarketTools revela que el 14 por ciento de los consumidores devuelven regalos electrónicos al término de la temporada festiva.
(BPT) - Popular wisdom would have you believe that the best holiday gift must have a battery, a touch screen and wireless capability. Technology gifts, however, rarely stand the test of time. Give your loved one a smartphone or tablet in December and it may already be obsolete by spring. What’s more, market research firm MarketTools found 14 percent of us return consumer electronic gifts after the holidays.
The nation’s housing industry managed to dodge the remaining potholes that continue to mar the road to full recovery, and in the process, turned in a strong showing in September. Housing starts surpassed the million mark for the third time this year, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Rising 6.3 percent during the month and 17.8 percent year-over-year, groundbreakings reached a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.017 million units.
The race between Democratic Congressman Ron Barber and Republican challenger Martha McSally remained too close to call as of the Explorer’s Monday deadline, with McSally holding a slim 341-vote lead over Barber.
CDO’s Bridgette Doucet won the individual and Catalina Foothills won the girls team Division II state Cross Country championship on Saturday.
(StatePoint) Nearly 10 percent of the U.S. population has diabetes and another 37 percent of U.S. adults have prediabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Catalina Foothills boys won the Division II state swimming title and the girls took third place on Saturday. All told the Falcons collected five individual state titles and two relay title.
Democrat incumbent Ann Kirkpatrick took the CD-1 seat after state house speaker Andy Tobin conceded.
Four area teams qualified for their respective state football playoffs. Only one of the four still had work to do in the final week of the season, but with their 37-10 win over Maricopa, Catalina Foothills wrapped up the No. 12 seed and will now visit Queen Creek. It was the fourth straight win for the Falcons, after starting 3-3 and dealing with youth and injuries.
In many ways Marana’s 31-28 loss to Flowing Wells was a microcosm of their season. The Tigers were close, but in the end the Tigers’ youth and a few costly plays meant the difference between a win and a loss.
The Associated Press has called the Arizona governor's race. State Treasurer Doug Ducey defeated Democrat Fred DuVal. Ducey will be replacing Gov. Jan Brewer who was not eligible to run for reelection.
On Tuesday night the pairing for the Arizona state high school golf championships came out and a number of local teams and golfers qualified.
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Three area teams remained ranked, with Ironwood Ridge holding the highest as the No. 3 team in Division 2. Pusch Ridge is eighth in Division 5, although they have their playoff berth wrapped up. Both the Nighthawks and CDO can clinched Sectional titles, and the automatic bids that accompany them this week with wins.
In 2004, then-Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon let it be known that he had identified a secret weapon in the fight against neighborhood crime and isolation. The deterrent wasn’t a literal weapon. It was a front porch bench, which served as the focal point of Gordon’s Front Porch Bench Initiative. In essence, the mayor urged Phoenix residents to buy a bench, place it in front of their homes and use it to get to know their neighbors.
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While Congressional District 1 is the 10th largest in the nation, and has one of the most diverse populations – both Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D) and challenger Ariz. House Speaker Andy Tobin (R) agree that the majority of the district is rural and the needs of constituents are common.
Candidates for the U.S. House seat in Arizona’s First Congressional District are debating in Northwest Tucson on Tuesday, Oct. 14 in the theater at Mountain View High School at Thornydale and Linda Vista.
After stalling out in the first half of the year, the national housing recovery appears to be on solid footing for a strong year-end finish, according to recently released reports from the U.S. Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development.
CDO, Ironwood Ridge and Pusch Ridge all remain ranked at the halfway point of the football season.