From homeless shelter to city job, veteran learns how ‘Tempe Works’

For anyone else, it could have been just another day at work. But as Ron Ackerman pulled his city truck into the park recently, the...

Big screen, big crowd, big heart: Return of a dazzling lightshow

So why does he do it every year?

Sunset Library to host Korean War vet as part of ‘Our Stories’ series

It has been 68 years since Arden Rowley’s capture during the Korean War, but based on the clarity of his memories, it could have been just yesterday.

Severely hurt Valley police officer salutes U.S. military veterans

Brenda Valdez, decked out in a red, white and blue blouse, remembers a husband who was only 16 or 17 when he fibbed his way into military service after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Cellphone texts connect the community with kids in need

You probably would help your neighbors, if only you knew what they needed.

Hospital’s furry therapists: Doggedly good care for Chandler patients

Twice a week, 9-year-old Brandy 3.0 hops into the car with Barbara Warren and heads to Chandler Regional Medical Center where she immediately gets to work.

A new leash on life while going to the mat for a new career

To look at him, you’d never guess strongman Chandler Dabbs has a weakness

Sully, a seasoned expert, lands in Tempe with a welcome splash

Sully, a 2-year-old Labrador trained to comfort those in need, is the newest member of Tempe’s CARE 7 Victim Services team.

Scoop: Corona grad double dips as ice cream purveyor, CPR whiz

Jim Wise, owner of the store, was having a heart attack and went into cardiac arrest.

U.S. electrical innovator takes a Tempe home

“Thinking locally is just one of the ways we’ve enhanced our reputation as a key innovator in our industry.”