A brief history of the difference between news and advertising. And why we don’t...

Going back once again to my days as a young reporter in L.A., I remember the barbed wire fence and machine-gun turrets that separated the advertising salespeople from those of us who comprised the news reporting staff.

With roots in their communities, newspapers still deliver

Once every month or so our mailbox holds a copy of the latest Editor & Publisher magazine, the U.S. newspaper industry’s bible that dates back to 1901 and, in my case, to the 1950s when I was a reporter for a couple of L.A.’s big dailies. I’ve skimmed the magazine’s pages for all those years but, admittedly, sometimes overlook it entirely.

Saturn set to orbit starting Oct. 23

In 2015, the Tempe City Council approved an additional Orbit neighborhood circulator route – Saturn, which begins operating Oct. 23.

Tempe wants you; City boards, commissions list openings for volunteer positions

Tempe residents who are passionate about their city or want to find a community-focused outlet for their professional expertise are being invited to consider volunteer service on a city of Tempe board or commission. 

Concerns simmer over water rates; Council to vote Nov. 30

Water rates in Tempe may be going up, even though city officials at a recent public meeting tried to offer a splash of hope that newly approved increases, if any, won’t be as severe as some had feared.

Sister Cities program once again lauded as among nation’s best

The summer heat doesn’t seem to stop Tempe Sister Cities volunteers. The organization has been bringing the world to Tempe for more than four decades with no end in sight.

LinkedIn? Expert tells why you should be

Those LinkedIn invitations lurking in your inbox are more valuable than you might think.

Ideas for you, kids to start the year right

Summer break is over and students across Tempe have headed back to the classroom.

Snuffed out: Neighbors fume over smoke shop bid

The vacant space inside the strip mall on the southwest corner of McClintock Drive and Warner Road in South Tempe will not be the place to buy tobacco, bongs, rolling papers or smoking paraphernalia, thanks to the efforts of a group of nearby residents.

Tempe mother, lawyer aims for city council seat

Growing up in Tempe, Sarah Kader learned early in life about giving back to the community.
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