Janie Magruder


How goodness, kindness can bring light into the darkest of times

For the first 15 years and 364 days of her life, Esther Basch experienced the joy of being a rural kid in Eastern Europe. The only child of a rabbi and his...

S. Tempe, W. Chandler might still be undervalued despite a year of skyrocketing housing prices

Demand remains strong for homes in area, with well-kept neighborhoods, quality of schools and proximity to employment

New state law may allow artificial turf – finally – in Warner Ranch neighborhood, elsewhere

A tiff over turf is about to be resolved in neighborhoods where artificial grass has been prohibited by homeowners associations thanks to a new state law.

THE HEART OF A LION: Tempe educator’s dream of blasting into space at long last came true

Dr. Sian Proctor once was rejected by NASA in its astronaut program -- but that didn't stop her, and her persistence paid off.

MY 90 MINUTES WITH WAYMO: Strife in the fast lane? None during rides chauffeured by ‘Autonomous’

What is it like to ride in a driverless vehicle? Our Janie Magruder gives it a try and shares her experience.

Teacher says Corona student Santas, spreading joy outside their comfort zone just to make a kid happy, ‘is a better lesson than I could...

Holiday Buddies benefits Crockett Elementary, an inner-city Phoenix school attended primarily by homeless and refugee children, 100 percent of whom qualify for free and reduced-price meals.

A Thanksgiving story: Tempe employee made most of opportunities that gave him new life of dignity

Once so down on his luck as an unemployed drug addict that he lived on the street, Ron Ackerman gives thanks that he now has a job, a home and the return of family that once shunned him.

Giving Tuesday on Nov. 30 an opportunity to support, offer thanks to local nonprofits

An array of nonprofits in Tempe and West Chandler will benefit from Giving Tuesday on Nov. 30.

Janie Magruder