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Sinema’s bi-partisan strategy scores points with chamber group

Sinema’s bi-partisan strategy scores points with chamber group

By Joyce Coronel Sometimes controversial U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema seemed to walk on hallowed ground during her State of the District address to members of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce. Indeed, the cordial reception she received hardly could have been cast by a more welcoming audience. Elected to Congress in 2012, Sinema represents Arizona’s ninth […]

Red vs. Blue: one more super game to remember

Red vs. Blue: one more super game to remember

It was Bowl Game XIV for Tempe public safety. Competitors from the city’s Police and Fire Medical Rescue departments battled for football glory and bragging rights at the two teams’ 14th annual flag football game at Tempe High School. While admission was free, donations to the city’s Public Safety Memorial Fund proved that those on […]

Chandler fest gives insight to everyday science

By Rick Heumann The fourth annual Chandler Science Spectacular event continues on its successful path and will return to downtown Chandler later this month. The two-day event highlights the world of science as it relates to art and everyday technology. This year, I’m excited to announce that the event will be held in conjunction with […]

Homeschooling to be focus of Tempe library workshop

Homeschooling to be focus of Tempe library workshop

By Joyce Coronel Kris Hansen has a master’s degree in biology and teaches online courses through Mesa Community College, but she’s also got a more an unconventional teaching gig. The mother of five teaches chemistry, natural science and biology to children, all from a friend’s spacious kitchen. The endeavor is part of the homeschooling movement, […]

Tempe series offers aspiring writers a voice

Tempe series offers aspiring writers a voice

The next J.K. Rowling or Stephen King could be discovered at the Tempe Public Library. In fact, the library could be their first publisher. Tempe Public Library and Arizona State University have teamed up to encourage local writers and give them voices. The library offers a variety of programs designed to polish writing skills and […]

Discovering their super powers

Discovering their super powers

On a recent Saturday, the downstairs of the Tempe Public Library looked like it was packed not only with readers but with characters from the shelves. Superheroes, aliens, sword-wielding warriors and zombie hunters prowled the , seeing and being seen. The occasion was not some interdimensional warp which deposited dozens of denizens of comics and […]