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Churches host concerts for Bolivia aid

In an era of mounting social discord and disaffection, two local churches are banding together to bring a positive message to the community and assist poverty-stricken families in Bolivia.

News Briefs

A family healthcare provider’s friendly reminder for parents, kids

Just because the kiddos aren’t taking their daily swim anymore, parents should not be quick to take sunscreen off the shopping list just yet.

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Doc: Ethical stem cell method offers new hope for heart patients

In his research, Dib found that the way to truly cure and rejuvenate a heart after one suffers a heart attack is by replacing the cells that were lost.

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...

Fine acting in ‘White Boy’ leads to a touching finale

A real-life inner city Baltimore teen named Richie Merritt plays the title role in this strange true-crime period piece.

Free concert Sept. 30 as part of ongoing series

King of Glory Lutheran Church will host a free concert from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, as part of its ongoing concert series.

Schools

‘Real Talk’ produces a slice of real teen views

“Where’s that pizza going?” the student asked. “We get that question all the time,” Dodds chuckled.

Student mentors help rookies take the sometimes scary step to middle school

The jump from elementary school to middle school can be a tricky one but there’s an innovative program that can help students make that transition a bit more gracefully.

KMS welcomes new principal, embraces IB curriculum

Kyrene Middle School is gaining momentum on its turn-around mission—to improve its scholastic ranking and also its reputation in the community—under the leadership of newly appointed principal Julio Martinez.

Aprende teacher inducted into ranks of nationally certified elite

Laura Motoush, art teacher at Aprende Middle School in Chandler, recently joined the ranks of top-tier educators by becoming nationally certified

Sports Notebook

Aztecs bounce back after opener’s loss with a 19-14 win

The Aztecs bounced back with a 19-14 win over Mountain Ridge on Aug. 24. The Buffaloes have high hopes for this season with the return of their “pro-style” senior quarterback Nathan Clayton.

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