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An expert’s primer on problem barkers: Tips for muzzling bad behavior

Story by Georgia Swing Photos by Billy Hardiman Along with the holidays come ringing doorbells and visits from family and friends, the delivery of packages, Christmas cards and baked goods from neighbors. It can be a nightmare, if you’re the owner of a problem barker. Offensive yipping and yapping can be minimized with the correct […]

5K, fun run at Kiwanis Park brings gifts, joy to lives of troubled boys

Story by Georgia Swing Photo by Billy Hardiman The beige ranch-style house with the well-kept yard looks like any other in this Chandler residential neighborhood. Walk inside, though, and you find seven teenage boys doing homework, playing video games and shooting hoops on the backyard basketball court – under the constant supervision of at least […]

To The Rescue: Fostering mastiffs becomes a labor of love

Story by Chelsea Martin Photos by Billy Hardiman Canines are labeled “man’s best friend” because, at the end of the day, it’s a comforting truth. Many pet owners regard their dog not as just an animal but as a long-term companion and pivotal member of the family. Dogs provide loyalty and an unconditional companionship that’s […]

Kyrene staff, parents, kids gain new perspectives from advanced use of digital technology

Story by Diana Whittle The increased use of technology in the Kyrene Elementary School District continues to make teaching more effective and efficient, says a group of 15 users of new software, computers and other educational tools. At the request of the Kyrene Governing Board, Technology Services Director Mark Share assembled the users to update […]

Student production challenges creative, technical ingenuity

Story by M.V. Moorhead Even in these cooler months, Tempe seems pretty far away from rural Maine. But playgoers can get a breath of cool wintry New England air at Almost, Maine, this year’s first production at the Marcos de Niza High School Little Theatre. They’ll even get a few glimpses of the aurora borealis. […]

$2 million in donations signal final year for Komen in Arizona

There comes a time in life when virtually everyone is faced with a mind-numbing challenge, one that forces us to either throw in the towel or fight and hope for a better tomorrow. These unfortunate obstacles arrive unannounced in varying degrees for each individual. Regardless of the situation, the strength to hold on, united with […]

Semper Fi

Reporting by Georgia Swing Photo by Billy Hardiman As a U.S. Marine Corps sergeant, Alec Niblett’s missions took him to Iraq, Malaysia, Hong Kong and the Philippines. The 27-year-old Tempe resident hopes his current mission, begun this year at Mesa Community College, will take him beyond Earth and into space. Niblett’s goal is to complete […]

‘When disaster strikes, it’s too late’

Story by Lynn Johnson How would you fare in a disaster? Would you panic or would you be able to think logically and make informed decisions? Helping you to consider various emergency scenarios was the focus of a community preparedness fair on Oct. 19 that featured 56 booths and had more than 1,000 attendees. Sponsored […]

‘Made in Tempe’ tracks city’s entrepreneurial past, present

Story by Kris Baxter-Ging Most think of Tempe as the home of Arizona State University, Tempe Town Lake and Mill Avenue, but it’s also a base for hundreds of manufacturing companies, ranging from hot sauce to heart defibrillators. Starting this month, Tempe History Museum wants to honor these entrepreneurial companies’ role in the city’s growth […]

‘Christmas Child’ aims at record 17,000 gift boxes

Story by Chelsea Martin What is so special about a shoebox? Forget the box itself—it merely serves as a vessel in which the true gift arrives. The contents cradled inside that box can provoke a sense of hope for the less- fortunate children in countries all over the world. Samaritan’s Purse, a nondenominational evangelical Christian […]

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