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Lakeshore Music drums up jazzy evening at TCA

After the excitement of the holidays has waned, sometimes life can grow a bit humdrum.

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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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Chandler among best cities for people with disabilities

By Sammie Ann Wicks For many of us, strolling down a city sidewalk or crossing the street to go to our favorite restaurant are things...

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...

Boy’s survival from dual transplant surgery brightens his holiday season

By Diana Nelson Holiday cheer would not be possible without hope for the future. It’s that same brand of hope that was found this year...

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?

Schools

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.

Kyrene official says data reveals what African-American students, parents find troubling

Data prepared and released by officials of the Kyrene School District show disturbing trends by race, pointing to more behavioral problems and less academic achievement among black students.

Sports Notebook

10-year drought in badminton season finally ends with Aztecs nearing state...

It has been 10 years since Corona’s badminton team had a 17-1 regular season record and were crowned the 2008 5A State Champions.

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