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Roughly one year after her death, Janet Arnold Rees, former senior concierge and creative aging coordinator for Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS), founder of Arizona Jewish Theatre Company (AJTC) and devoted friend to Greater Phoenix’s Jewish community, was honored by U.S. Rep. G…

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On Oct. 1, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) opened its latest exhibition: “In Our Time: Selections from the Singer Collection.” A snapshot of 40 paintings by 27 artists, “In Our Time” is a moving, high-concept and reflective showcase for artists from the African Diaspora. Th…

Religious Life

Thanksgiving is family time. Families come together, connect over a meal, enjoy and bicker and tease as family members do — but we come together. We recall how a group of Pilgrims came over to escape religious persecution. How they made a perilous journey and came to these shores to be subje…


Every day, prosecutors use vast discretion to decide who is charged with a crime and how severe those charges will be. Unfortunately, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office (MCAO) has used that power to create a legacy of seeking harsh convictions and excessive sentences for low-level crimes.…

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