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Q&A with Tempe Police Chief Sylvia Moir

Editor’s note: Our writer Lee Shappell interviewed Tempe Police Chief Sylvia Moir for our last issue re­garding the use of force and the recent racial unrest in response to the killing of...

Business groups lead efforts to stem erosion of U.S. diversity

Leaders of two area chambers of commerce have moved aggressively into the national spotlight over racial equality, launching separate but pointedly specific strategies to stem the tide of black and Hispanic distrust that...

A daughter’s memories of a dad who saw the best in others

With Fathers’ Day right around the corner, my mind naturally turns to my own father, the man who taught me how to love, how to live and how to write. A soft-spoken man...

Tempe first to combine strategies to learn how water sources can affect our public health

Commentary by Jennifer Adams Tempe has a long history of leaning forward into challenges. Our community is built on doing what some might think is impossible, like building a lake out of an...

One of our all-time fave employees is gone, but not likely to be forgotten

“So are you a Corona guy?” He asked me as if we’d known each other for years and were just catching up.

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...

Tempe Center for the Arts hosts all-day Draw-a-Thon for kids, families

Feeling a bit artistic? The Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts  will host its annual Draw-A-Thon, digitally this year, Saturday, June 20 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Commentary by Aaron Thompson: Growing up black in a white America

Editor’s note: The killing of George Floyd sparked more than outrage and riots; it also called forth soul-searching on the part of Americans seeking to heal the racial divide. Aaron Thompson, a...
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