Local families fear the worst for their starving loved ones

As the crisis in Venezuela continues to escalate, three people who fled their economically crumbling nation and have taken refuge in Tempe and West Chandler have expressed their fears over rapidly deteriorating and increasingly dangerous conditions.

Marcos grad, aiming for gold in Olympics diving, boosts resolve of today’s students

We can only hope the subtitle of the 2010 Marcos de Niza yearbook is a sign of what’s to come this summer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Young Marines march to patriot, family values

Lance Corporal Caleb Halliwill and Staff Sargeant Joscha Ely, arrayed in crisp uniforms and bedecked with service ribbons, stood at attention.

Parents, players brave the heat for a ‘joyful’ All-Star finale

The summer temperatures may have crept their way into the Valley a while ago, but it’s finally starting to ‘feel’ like summertime in Tempe as the Tempe South Little League recently kicked off the 2016 District 13 All-Star tournament.

Learning how to ‘Function’ brings strength, relief to Pilates devotees

Back in the 1980s, when big hair and shoulder pads dominated women’s fashion, aerobics classes were all the rage. Richard Simmons encouraged couch potatoes to get up and “sweat to the oldies.”

Chandler joins county-wide effort to prevent heat-related deaths

As summertime temperatures continue to sizzle, most Tempe and West Chandler residents endeavor to remain within the confines of air-conditioned comfort. But not everyone is so fortunate.

Safety goggles vital to protect against fireworks injury

As a 10-year-old growing up in the Midwest, Jon Konti remembers the anticipation that started weeks before the July 4th holiday—those big industrial-strength skyrockets set off at the hometown stadium, the secretly purchased Chinese firecrackers that some of his buddies somehow mysteriously acquired, even the hand-held sparklers that offered an always exciting, though presumably harmless, thrill.

Tempe Chamber seeks new top exec

A search committee at the Tempe Chamber of Commerce has announced it is undertaking a recruitment campaign to replace Mary Ann Miller, who has resigned as president/CEO effective Aug. 31.

LGBT group meets with Islamic leaders

In a demonstration of mutual respect and unity, the city of Tempe Gay-Straight Alliance met June 15 for the first time with representatives of Tempe’s two Islamic faith communities.

$6,000 pre-school grants now available

Through strategic partnerships with three noted social-service providers, Summit School of Ahwatukee is making eight $6,000 pre-school scholarships available to area children.