Oktoberfest rewind: Free tickets, all volunteers

October might seem like a long way off when slogging through the sweltering days of August, but organizers of Four Peaks Oktoberfest are meeting weekly in preparation for the big day this fall when the festival makes its 43rd return visit to Tempe.

‘Hip Historian’ to bring a bit of trivia to Chandler

Alex Trebek must be wondering if his Jeopardy-host successor may already be in waiting.

At 100-plus degrees, not the summer camp many of us remember

Most local areas high school football players and their coaches will be able to start organized practices for the 2017 fall football season on July 31.

Tune in to this young achiever; her success story is music to our ears

Graduating from the University of Rochester would be an impressive accomplishment by itself.

From cop to courtroom: Bicycle crash shaped lawyer’s future

Anthony Knowles relaxes in his law office and thinks back to the day in 1988 when he nearly lost his life.

In the dark about coding? Class sheds light on details

The craze for learning code seems to be growing exponentially, and now Mesa Community College is getting into the game.

Value of early learning for pre-schoolers leads to additional programs in Kyrene

The Kyrene district will offer more learning opportunities in the upcoming school year for pre-schoolers who are between the ages of 3 and 5.

Longtime Tempe Elementary staffers call it quits after decades

In this day and age of fast-paced living and instant gratification, you don’t often find people staying in the same job for more than five years anymore.

Preventing deaths, injury from Valley heatwave, one gulp at a time

It’s HOT. Weeks of triple digit temperatures—with record-breaking highs of 115-120 degrees—mean air-conditioning units are cranking out coolness accompanied by expensive summertime power bills.

Kyrene schools chief takes a breath, views the future

It’s been a fast-paced year since my first meeting last July with Kyrene’s newly appointed Superintendent Dr. Jan Vesely.