Some tasty treats for St. Paddy’s Day… and that’s no blarney

By Joyce O’Coronel It’s that time of the year once again when everyone, it seems, is Irish. Amid the green T-shirts and shamrock-shaped cookies, eateries...

Nextdoor: Useful neighborhood tool or threat to privacy?

Nextdoor: A SPECIAL REPORT Editor’s note - In light of recent international headlines, Wrangler News contributor Sammie Ann Wicks set out to learn more about...

Tempe church decries vote affirming LGBT ban; local pastors react

A Tempe congregation is mourning a decision by the United Methodist Church’s General Conference to continue its ban on same-sex marriage and the ordination of non-celibate gay clergy.

Black History Month: Remembering our heroes

By Noah Kutz “Among the Americans serving on Iwo island, uncommon valor was a common virtue.” Admiral Chester Nimitz offered his recollections after the inconceivable sacrifices...

For Olympic athletes, Tempe Town Lake rates among top rowing venues

By Noah Kutz In simple terms, the possibility of competing in the Olympics becomes nothing more than a dream for most athletes. The likelihood of...

‘Life changing’ brain operation seen as an East Valley first

By Carmelle Malkovich A 68-year-old man with Parkinson’s disease has undergone deep brain stimulation, known medically as DBS, at Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center,...

Not to be a pest, but keeping home rodent, insect free is a specialty

A sensation of needles being thrust into his skin caused the boy to leap out of bed, exclaiming, “There’re nails in my blankets.” His oldest...

For Valentine’s Day, there’s no better gift than life itself

By Sammie Ann Wicks "You’re telling me that I had a heart attack?” These were the first incredulous words Scott Eckenrode remembers saying after a routine...

Hospital, patient join in pioneering medicine’s future

By Deborah Hilcove Decked out in her red cowboy boots and black Stetson, retired goldsmith Dale Connors looks the part of a pioneer. But the...

Free at last: Town lake welcomes a new winged resident

By Sammie Ann Wicks The hatchet-like head, thrust down to peer below the massive, flailing wings, outstretched feet pressed tight against the densely feathered  body,...
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