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Down syndrome boy finds acceptance among his peers

By Sammie Ann Wicks Denise Torres vividly remembers the day doctors told her baby might be born with Down syndrome. “It was a big deal, no doubt about...

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Online Exclusive: Tempe’s Rosendin Electric rings in New Year with celebration...

The South Tempe campus of the electrical contracting industry’s largest employee-owned firm, Rosendin, rang in the new year by celebrating a milestone: 100 years...

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Veterans of ‘Ice Cold Gold’ TV adventure exploring new series on the Travel Channel

What could a 19th Century German prospector and a couple of modern-day Arizona cowboys have in common?

Pesky roof rats are back, and don’t let those cute faces fool you

Are you getting your house ready for those guests who typically start arriving as soon as the weather cools off? Here’s one you might...

Down syndrome boy finds acceptance among his peers

By Sammie Ann Wicks Denise Torres vividly remembers the day doctors told her baby might be born with Down syndrome. “It was a big deal, no doubt about...

There’s a new constable in town, and you’ll be surprised how he views his...

By Sammie Ann Wicks Forget everything you thought you knew about an Arizona constable’s work—Tempe’s new man in that job will tell you a far...

Schools

Nevitt Elementary takes students on a journey to the future

Story & photo by Robyn Martinez Nevitt Elementary students, staff, and parents were in for a big surprise Monday morning after winter break when they...

Launch of science academy helps rocket kids to a digital future

By Diana Nelson Students at Kyrene de la Mariposa Elementary School are now one step closer to the opportunities awaiting them in an increasingly digital...

‘I love making their day a little bit better’

Kayla Bond goes above and beyond in her role as a cafeteria manager. Since the start of the school year, Bond has been serving as...

Red Ribbon Week brings a powerful message to teens about drug use and addiction

When parents regularly talk to their teenagers about drugs, those young people are 42 percent less likely to use them.

Sports Notebook

Aztec wrestlers rebuilding: Underclassmen face challenge following departure of seniors

After winning the 2017 AIA Division I State Championship and then finishing fourth in 2018, the Aztec wrestling program, with only five returning starters,...

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