News Briefs

Police expanding vol program to city parks

The Tempe Police Department is looking for people interested in investing more into our great community. Working with City Councilmember Robin Arredondo-Savage, the department has expanded its volunteer program to include providing extra security patrols at neighborhood parks. This volunteer team works handin- hand with Tempe Police Officers by providing motorist services and spending time […]

City studying approach to sustainability

The city of Tempe and ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability are teaming up on a study tha)t will analyze food waste and fats, oils and grease from large Tempe food industries, Tempe restaurants and institutional dining halls to determine the feasibility of turning this material into renewable energy. The study will focus on a process […]

Past indiscretions, revisited

By Deborah Hilcove The news hit hard: Brian Williams, anchor of NBC’s Nightly News, had received an unpaid six-month suspension due to his acknowledged exaggeration of a helicopter episode in Iraq. The story reminded me of my onetime employer, Darrow J. “Duke” Tully, former publisher of The Arizona Republic and the Phoenix Gazette. As society […]

Why buying insurance online may not be best choice for all

A recent cover story in the business section of the New York Times suggests that Internet purchasing has come crashing down on yet another industry: auto insurance. The article points out that other types of consumer policies, namely those purchased by homeowners and small-business entrepreneurs, are likewise undergoing a switch to online. The news comes […]

Follow-up: Drawing the line: Our readers respond

In our last issue we told of rejecting an ad that we felt our readers would consider inappropriate, and asked for feedback on our decision. The focal point of the ad for Arizona-grown produce was the backside of a squash, deftly designed to resemble a human posterior. The artwork was suggestive but not in itself […]

Sequel to father-son bonding story ready for release

Sequel to father-son bonding story ready for release

    Author tells how he reconstructed a broken relationship By Chelsea Martin What defines a true bond? How does one achieve a genuine connection with another, specifically one’s own kin? Tempe resident and author Dr. Preston H. Long taps into the workings of his own discovery and success of bonding through his first book, […]

Calling all ‘Lucky Dogs’

Calling all ‘Lucky Dogs’

Throughout July, “lucky dog” is the call to action at Lucky Break. Owners of the popular restaurant and brew house at McClintock and Baseline in Tempe will donate proceeds from the sale of Lagunitas Brewing Co. craft beer, as well as from hot dog purchases, to Lucky Dog Rescue, an all-volunteer, non profit animal rescue […]

Nationwide acclaim for Tempe group’s efforts to reduce underage drinking

Nationwide acclaim for Tempe group’s efforts to reduce underage drinking

By Diana Whittle The Tempe Coalition recently gained national recognition for its work targeted at reducing underage drinking and drug abuse. The coalition, a partnership between the city of Tempe and Tempe Community Council, received a national Milestones Award from the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, which is the premiere national membership organization for those […]

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