Don Kirkland

Don Kirkland realized in elementary school that his future would revolve around the written word. His first newspaper job was with a small L.A.-area daily whose publisher demanded the kind of journalistic integrity that ultimately led him to be the admired press director for both a governor and a U.S. President. Don later was employed by Times-Mirror Corp. and, in Arizona, was executive editor of the Mesa Tribune after its purchase by a major East Coast chain. He founded Wrangler News 30 years ago and has dedicated his work to preserving the vital role of community newspapers.
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Eye-care physician urges having vision to save vision when using fireworks

Board-certified Tempe ophthalmologist Dr. Jon Konti warns that a moment of fun with fireworks can cause a lifetime of regret if an eye injury is suffered.

Tempe Library’s April 10 book sale to feature discounted literary treasures

An estimated 5,000 books will be available for purchase at sharply discounted prices 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 10 at Tempe Public Library during the Friends of the Tempe Library’s annual sale.

How Wrangler News faces new realities yet retains hometown flavor

At Wrangler News, we're career print journalists who have adjusted to the industry shift to the cyber world -- along with you -- and we're proud of our robust website, wranglernews.com, as well as our Facebook page.

From hieroglyphics to mouse clicks, how Wrangler is navigating change

From hieroglyphics to mouse clicks, how Wrangler is navigating change.

From turmoil to tranquil, move brings new perspective to lives of former Tempe couple

Mark Moorehead and Lynda Exley might have been described during their days in Tempe as the typical Valley success story. He a well-recognized adjuster for USAA high-value insurance claims, she a doctoral-degreed writer/editor, including a stint editing sections of Wrangler News.

Humility: Is this the story behind Tempe’s enviable claim to livability?

As reporters and editors, one of the lessons we learn early on is where to go for the information we need. While certain kinds of stories focus on everyday folks, the majority...

This is truly local journalism. You can help us keep it that way.

By Don Kirkland For the many of you who have phoned, emailed, visited our offices or stopped to talk with us when we’re out covering stories to tell us how important a role Wrangler News...

Millennials buoyed by home prices; others not so much

By Don Kirkland Home sellers in and around Tempe and West Chandler seem to be cashing in on market conditions that have sent prices soaring. At the same time, buyers seeking homes in the...

Don Kirkland

Don Kirkland realized in elementary school that his future would revolve around the written word. His first newspaper job was with a small L.A.-area daily whose publisher demanded the kind of journalistic integrity that ultimately led him to be the admired press director for both a governor and a U.S. President. Don later was employed by Times-Mirror Corp. and, in Arizona, was executive editor of the Mesa Tribune after its purchase by a major East Coast chain. He founded Wrangler News 30 years ago and has dedicated his work to preserving the vital role of community newspapers.
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