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When desperation strikes, Tempe Community Action is ready to help

It’s a tough world out there and for those experiencing homelessness, rising above those circumstances might seem to be a hopeless battle.

News Briefs

Successful aging conference to be held Saturday, Oct. 13th

This Wednesday, Oct. 10 is the deadline to sign up for the Successful Aging Conference at Dayspring Methodist Church, 1365 E Elliot Road, Tempe.

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Neighbors rally vs proliferation of short-term rentals

If you think of your home as your castle, you’re not unlike the Tempe residents who live in Estate La Colina.

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...

Middle-school sports: who gets to play

In elementary school, athletics are meant to teach kids how to be part of a team, how to be a good sport. The pursuit...

Tempe meeting to present info on ballot props takes place Aug. 1

The city of Tempe will host an information session on the two propositions that will appear on the city’s Nov. 6 Special Election ballot.  

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

Aztec girls volleyball shaping up as a possible contender, despite last...

“Mady Noble is a tremendous leader, both on and off the court,” said Maxfield. “She is a hard worker who, at the same time, plays in a very calm manner during matches. She can keep everyone relaxed when things get crazy.”

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