North side of Tempe Town Lake now open Park and lake users have more...

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All areas on the north side Tempe Town Lake that had been closed due to the July 29 train derailment are now open. Boat Beach,...

Human trafficking: The plight of being young, vulnerable and unloved

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They’re young, confused, desperate and vulnerable. They’re usually from difficult home backgrounds that left them seeking something: love, affection, food, shelter, money. And there are people out there who can’t wait to prey upon them.

Emergency housing for city’s vulnerable earns U.S. honor

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On any given night in Tempe, more than 200 people lack shelter. This statistic prompted the Tempe Public Housing Authority and CARE 7, the...

Corona and Tempe grads receive coveted Young Humanitarian awards and scholarships

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As thousands of freshmen embark on their college careers at Arizona universities, two of them will stand out as having been named recipients of...

Honorees named for Tempe’s revered Don Carlos Awards

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With his typical self-deprecating humor, Woody Wilson, the 37th recipient of the Don Carlos Humanitarian Award presented by Tempe Community Council, mused that at...

Assisted-living plans seemingly dashed; neighbors still on edge

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Corona del Sol Estates, an upscale neighborhood in South Tempe, boasts quiet streets with custom homes and mature landscaping. There are also a few small...

Bike hero? What better year to salute city’s top wheeler-dealer

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Julian Dresang, Tempe city engineer, has been selected as the 2020 Bike Hero by the Tempe Transportation Commission for his contributions to making Tempe a safer place to bike the 217 miles of bikeways in the city.

Iconic Union Pacific Bridge . . . Two Tempe notables remember its glory days...

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Smoke billowing from last month’s derailment on the iconic Salt River Union Pacific Bridge was considerably heavier than what Harry Mitchell recalls from the steam locomotives that powered trains across it during his youth.

Oldies better than ever as pandemic TV watching gains new popularity

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Last week somebody sent me an email with the subject line “COVID goes to the movies.” Inside were photos of movie theater marquees. One...

‘Incredible’ women give back to AZ kids

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Throughout her nearly three decades living in West Chandler, Leslie Burchi never lost her passion for friendship, personal development and a desire to help...
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