Dist. 18 reps reveal their priorities for legislative action

School funding and community college infrastructure headed the list of priorities outlined separately by two elected members of the Arizona State Legislature during a panel...

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Downtown Chandler business spotlight: Inner-city roots provided pathway to designer’s success

By Nicholas Johnsen Every great product or brand has some form of designer behind it. These designers work with employers to develop their subject in unique...

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ASU scientist dives into murky waters for answers to ocean pollution

Staff Reports Dumping of plastic bags and other man- made pollutants is raising heightened concerns among biologists, one of whom will seek to increase public awareness—and...

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Downtown Chandler business spotlight: Inner-city roots provided pathway to designer’s success

By Nicholas Johnsen Every great product or brand has some form of designer behind it. These designers work with employers to develop their subject in unique...

`Fantastical’ gala nets $150k to help fund research into rare neuro disorder

It’s not something that can easily be fathomed, until it happens to you. When Audra and James Small began raising their daughter Sophia, all...

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...

Schools

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,...

Sports Notebook

Aztec’s exciting baseball season called a ‘Wild ride’

The No. 4 Arizona-ranked Aztec baseball team has had a wild ride this season. They started the season defeating Skyline 18-8 on Feb. 26 and...

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