Despite flaws and potential risks, a ‘Yes’ vote on Prop. 123 makes sense

Do you still have your early ballot on the kitchen table?

Neighbor Next Door: Kathy Williams

Beginning with this issue we're adding a regular column that salutes people in our community who go “over and above” to volunteer their time and talents to help others.

Rolling up their sleeves to show thanks for community support

Sharing their enthusiasm—and support—for a multi-phase renovation project at Tempe St. Luke’s  Hospital, more than 300 employees of all ages rolled up their sleeves to help organize, clean and launch landscaping projects at nearby Papago Park.

Wrangler debuts ‘Our Neighbors, Our Faith’ section

I’ve been a religion writer for the better part of my career. That explains why, when I began writing for Wrangler News back in January 2015, I was naturally drawn to telling stories of faith.

Turkeys, pumpkins, eggnog—for which, yes, we’re eternally thankful

Editor’s note: Our longtime Discerning Diner returns via the following reprint from a column written for us many Thanksgivings ago—for which, of course, we offer...

Pastor’s Corner: Reaching young families

Have you heard? Young people are leaving the church in record numbers — never to return again. Or so we are being told.

Insurance exec takes yet another path in her search for ‘something different’

Daughter, wife, mother. Engineer, entrepreneur, artist. Mary Contreras, owner of Tempe-based Contreras State Farm Agency, grew up on a South Dakota ranch, attended college, graduated with degrees in engineering and commercial art.

One more reason to question the advisability of raising Arizona’s minimum wage

As often as I can, I try to attend local Chamber of Commerce programs, not only to see old friends and meet new ones but, as frequently happens, to broaden my awareness of current, topical issues.

Handy guide for parents to help ensure their family’s July 4 safety

While some types of fireworks are legal to sell and purchase at local businesses, Chandler Fire officials say the use and misuse of fireworks can lead to personal injury, injury to others, harm to pets, property damage and destruction of the environment.
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