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Passage from life to death: The tragedy of elder abuse

Having ‘a village’ vital to mobilizing care; June workshop set to raise awareness For Tempe council member Berdetta Hodge, the memories of agonies that people can experience as they age are particularly vivid....

Ward Walston: the family business

After Ward's passing last year, his son George kept the family business going In the words of Ward Walston's son George, who stepped into his dad's role after the patriarch of Great Harvest...

Nate Maruca: School principal and father of three sons

Whether he’s on his way to Thew Elementary, where he’s the school principal, or headed home to greet his own three kids, Nate Maruca will tell anyone who asks that all is...

TEMPE BUDGET REFLECTS COMMUNITY VALUES

By Corey Woods On June 6, the Tempe City Council will vote to adopt the City’s budget for 2024/2025. Tempe’s budget is more than $1.5 billion this year. This includes the operating budget...

REVISITING LOUIS TAYLOR

A hopeful end to a story that shouldn't need to be told It has been several years since I wrote about Louis Taylor, the 17-year-old arrested in the 1970s for his purported role...

For Mom on her day: ‘Thank you for being you’

Photo by Emily Carroll Photography She knows I'm here before I step up to knock on her door. She's sitting at her kitchen table, watching for me through her front window. Her wide...

Flower power: Area parks again offer breathtaking views of the natural beauty of spring

Story and photos by Sally Mesarosh Spring in Arizona is a pleasant prelude to scorching desert summers. Morning temperatures begin cool but climb steadily, sometimes reaching peaks of 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit...

Noted Tempe activist, benefactor recites a remarkable history in his own words

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Tempe Chamber of Commerce is again offering its revered Merle Fister scholarship, honoring the Air Force veteran credited with his support of the chamber's Military Affairs Committee. Fister has...
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