Ex-con thrives as entrepreneur: ‘Never Give Up’

Lucky Barker, owner of Lockdown Clothing in Tempe, has lived by one simple creed throughout his life: never give up.

Revisiting a journalistic tragedy: Don Bolles assasination, 40 years later

As far back as I can remember, I loved reading the newspaper.

Turf War: Resident/HOA battle sprouts over use of synthetic grass

Bob Wolfe stood in front of his neighbor’s home admiring the yard’s lush green carpet, wishing he could coax the spotty Bermuda on his own property to flourish with the same manicured splendor of a tournament-quality golf fairway.

Popular Mexican restaurant expands to second location

Two years ago, Eduardo Chavez dreamed of offering the same kind of authentic Mexican food that has been a lifelong mainstay of his cultural heritage.

Tempe sets public session to discuss proposed fire station

Tempe’s Fire Medical Rescue Chief Greg Ruiz will lead a community discussion about a new Fire Medical Rescue station on Tuesday, May 24, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Arizona Community Church, 9325 S. Rural Road.

Advice for keeping electricity usage in check during Valley’s summer months

As temperatures continue to climb and Tempe and West Chandler residents gear up for summer fun, there’s one thing most are not looking forward to: a dramatic spike in their electric bill.

No cause for alarm here, but Zika worries could grow

On the heels of the first Zika virus-related death in the U.S., growing concern about the Summer Olympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro this August and a newly announced $1.1 billion commitment to combat the disease, a Tempe physician offered his thoughts on how the virus is transmitted and what the risks could be for local residents.

National concept’s move to Tempe sparks new interest in music

With all the understandable emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, learning, there’s an important facet of education that some worry might be getting overlooked: music.

Legoland food court both tasty and local

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It was 2007, nearly 10 years since Ward Walston had started awakening virtually every morning to confront another day, another construction site, another excruciating battle with the aches and pains that had grown progressively worse as the months and years wore on.

Dancing the light fantastic: Tapping into a craze revitalized from the days of early...

Dance studio owner Mary Wall started developing her talent at the gawky age of 5, hoping to one day join the famed Rockettes in New York City.
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