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Say ‘Hey batter, batter’ to the Spring season

The crack of a bat, the anticipation in the dugout, the smack of a ball as it collides with a catcher’s mitt and the...

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AZ Mills hosts basketball fundraiser for Tempe Police Foundation, community welcome

Arizona Mills Hosts First-Ever Community Basketball Tournament to Benefit the Tempe Police Foundation Arizona Mills is hosting its first-ever 3-on-3 community basketball tournament to benefit...

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Holocaust essays win national recognition for KMS teens

By Diana Nelson EDITOR’S NOTE: Scroll down for the complete award-winning essays by Isabella Horton and Andreya Aitchison. Top honoree says her goal in writing...

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...

Avoiding the ‘Arizona nose’: How to deal with seasonal allergies

It was once believed that Arizona was the perfect place for seasonal allergy sufferers. However, this is no longer the case. The unique mixture...

Tragedy strikes Corona community

It’s the kind of letter principals dread sending.

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Holocaust essays win national recognition for KMS teens

By Diana Nelson EDITOR’S NOTE: Scroll down for the complete award-winning essays by Isabella Horton and Andreya Aitchison. Top honoree says her goal in writing...

Viral video: Schools’ response opens pathway for dialogue

By Diana Nelson Racial tension re-emerged after a recent video surfaced on social media bemoaning the lack of events to observe Black History Month at...

Hey, kids, when it comes time for AzMERIT here’s a tip: R.E.L.A.X

With state testing kicking off at many Tempe Elementary schools, it can be a nerve-wracking time for students. Taking place on the last day before testing...

Chandler Chamber spotlight: State schools chief lists objectives for reforming system

By Noah Kutz High schoolers and parents, listen up. Arizona’s superintendent of public instruction has plans for the reform of the state’s public school system,...

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Sports awards banquet: 38th year, countless winners

The 2018-19 school year marks the 38th time that the Tempe All-City Association has given out awards to Tempe Union High School District student...

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