Tag: Tempe

Drive seeks critically needed water

With temperatures in Tempe and West Chandler are soaring, area homeless and underprivileged face the deadly danger of dehydration with no means to alleviate it. Mary Contreras State Farm Agency is partnering...

Big screens mostly closed but streaming part of ‘new normal’

The High Note—Tracie Ellis Ross plays a superstar pop singer. She’d like to work on new material; her handlers, led by Ice Cube, want her play to it safe with a Vegas...

Business groups lead efforts to stem erosion of U.S. diversity

Leaders of two area chambers of commerce have moved aggressively into the national spotlight over racial equality, launching separate but pointedly specific strategies to stem the tide of black and Hispanic distrust that...

Tempe first to combine strategies to learn how water sources can affect our public health

Commentary by Jennifer Adams Tempe has a long history of leaning forward into challenges. Our community is built on doing what some might think is impossible, like building a lake out of an...

Humility: Is this the story behind Tempe’s enviable claim to livability?

As reporters and editors, one of the lessons we learn early on is where to go for the information we need. While certain kinds of stories focus on everyday folks, the majority...

Triple digits, pandemic, monsoons pose power grid challenges

At a time when the degree of difficulty in providing electricity to Tempe, West Chandler and the rest of the Valley is about to increase, Salt River Project gets a chance to...

Commentary by Aaron Thompson: Growing up black in a white America

Editor’s note: The killing of George Floyd sparked more than outrage and riots; it also called forth soul-searching on the part of Americans seeking to heal the racial divide. Aaron Thompson, a...

Tempe High school athletes tackle a new challenge: Helping kids learn to read

Reading is the foundation of any well-rounded education. For some fortunate kids, reading is a joy they embrace at school each day. For others their daily reading assignments are formidable adversaries between them...
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