Teen playwright scores a hit with big stage production

Briana Fleming never planned to be a playwright.

Foes, proponents weigh outcomes of pot initiative

As the nation gears up for one of the most contentious presidential elections in years, residents of Tempe and West Chandler are also keeping an eye on what’s happening right here in Arizona.

Donations sought as family resource center adds one Saturday per month

Throughout the year, local families have been able to rely on an abundant offering of good will from the staff at Tempe’s Family Resource Center. In dire situations, an emergency helping hand could even be counted on.

Zombie Walk promises a frightfully fun stage for pre-Halloween art apocalypse

If the sounds of shuffling feet and the munching of human brains don’t deter you, Oct. 21 promises to offer a frightfully good prospect for fun.

Return of Tempe’s own rock ‘n roll legend

Veteran songwriter Roger Clyne is one of Tempe’s most enduring rock ‘n roll exports and perhaps the city’s best showman.

Shining light on the darkness of mental illness

We may be a modern society awash in digital technology and high-tech medicine, but there’s still a pervasive stigma when it comes to mental illness.

Aztecs net top honors in state VBall finals

Corona’s girls volleyball team, at the Westwood Tournament of Champions on Sept. 17, went undefeated in eight matches, losing only two sets in the process, to play against the state’s No. 1 ranked team the championship finals.

Music, food (don’t forget the beer) on tap for 2016 Oktoberfest gala

Four Peaks Oktoberfest is approaching fast, and it’s time to start planning for the festival fun that runs for three days at Tempe Town Lake starting Friday, Oct. 7.

Tempe Elementary, Kyrene among top scorers for school bus safety

In the wake of an Arizona Republic exposé that revealed shocking safety failures in some Arizona school buses, parents of students in the Tempe Elementary and Kyrene school districts can breathe easy.

Stressed out? Practical ideas to help calm jangled nerves

Unless you own an air conditioning repair service or ice cream store, you’ve probably noticed that business is slow during the laid-back summer season in Tempe and West Chandler.
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