They may be ‘Junior’ Achievers but what they achieved was grown-up, indeed

Junior Achievement’s “18 Under 18 Awards” gives outstanding teens in Arizona the recognition that they deserve for their display of leadership, community service and entrepreneurial spirit. 

Deadline for Love Your School Kyrene Contest looms

Schmuck said he started the Love Your School Kyrene project because it’s “a way to donate funds to the classrooms in Kyrene and inspire other individuals and businesses to do the same.”

The art of culturizing a city: Tempe paints with a broad brush

Tempe is known as a city that appreciates the arts. From the Performing Arts Center, to the bi-annual Tempe Arts Street Festival or the permanent art on display in Tempe neighborhoods, residents have come to expect entertainment options that appeal to a wide-variety of tastes.

A coming-of-age bow for Phoenix film celebration

In many cultures, the 18th birthday is a big deal, the serious coming of age birthday. Phoenix Film Festival turns 18 this year, and does indeed seem to be making the leap to the next level.

Chandler’s emergency response training offers ways to combat natural, man-made threats

Chandler’s Fire, Health & Medical Department is offering a free training course for West Chandler and other city residents who want to learn how to take care of themselves, their family, neighborhood and the community during an emergency or disaster.

As teachers rally for higher pay, Arizona’s tax code exempts $13.5B from collection

Several thousand Arizona teachers descended on the state Capitol March 28 as part of the national “Red for Ed” movement, demanding state legislators and Gov. Doug Ducey provide funding to increase pay for educators by 20 percent.

Stressed out over taxes? A cheese pizza will cure the blahs

If finding a delicious answer to the stresses of tax season, particularly at a happily affordable price, doesn’t seem likely right after that last-minute rush, Babbo Italian Eatery has a surprise for you.

Lifesaving training coming to schools

Though most school nurses deal with common ailments such as sore throats or the flu, in this era of school violence, emergency preparedness is ratcheting up.

Teen sets sights on helping peers avoid drugs and alcohol through Tempe Coalition

Formed in 1987, the grassroots coalition is focused on helping youth reach their full potential by reducing alcohol and drug use within the city.

Mishap leads to a smashing encounter and a lifelong passion

When she was still in eighth grade, Tracy—now celebrating 20 years in her own dental practice—decided what her profession would be.