Race to recruit ‘superheroes’ as advocates for foster kids

With 12,000 children in foster care in Maricopa County alone, the ability to have a positive impact on these young lives might seem to be more in the realm of superheroes rather than mere mortals.

Padres hope beloved coach can win one more battle

The gymnasium at Marcos de Niza High School filled with students and staff at a special assembly to cheer on football coach Paul Moro who was recently diagnosed with advanced lung cancer.

Quality vs kitsch: Festival planner aims to elevate fi ne arts

By M.V. Moorhead If, like me, you spent a day meandering around the Tempe Festival of the Arts’ recent pre-holiday extravaganza, the paintings, prints and...

Oktoberfest rebound boosts Sister Cities scholarships

Last year posed a challenge to an organization that had been growing strong for the past 46 years.

Tempe South Rotary raffling golf trip to Scotland

Tempe South Rotary Club is hosting a raffle to raise funds for local education and global clean water initiatives.

At senior-care center, puppy kisses brighten residents’ future

Bath? Check. Ears cleaned? Check. Teeth brushed? Check. Then it’s time to buckle on the uniform vest and head off to work.

Disease threat worries veterinarians

It's invisible and it's potentially deadly. It's leptospirosis and Valley veterinarians are warning pet owners about this dangerous and highly contagious disease.

Panel faces residents’ frustration

It’s become a cliché archetype in American society: the courageous journalist who speaks truth to power and holds elected officials accountable.

Oktoberfest changes reflect concerns over liability, security; expected to boost funding for Sister Cities

One of Tempe’s signature events that has raised big money for the Sister Cities program is undergoing substantial changes this year.

Hookah fans breathe new life into an ancient tradition

A glance at the list of over a dozen hookah flavors offered at Habookah Hookah lounge in Tempe reads like a Hawaiian shaved ice...