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I can only imagine how the parents of the little girl “accidentally” shot with a Taser by a Tempe police officer felt after being notified of her injuries. The incident occurred while the girl was in her classroom at a Tempe public school.
NEW YORK — Every so often a revolution transforms something truly basic, rendering the status quo somewhat, well, primitive.
Wherever I go in the country, or the world for that matter, if there is a music-related site I take the trouble to visit it. When I was in Rio de Janeiro, I made a beeline for Garota de Ipanema Café and Bar, where the great bossa nova song “The Girl From Ipanema” was written. Last year, while in Nashville, I visited the new Johnny Cash Museum and in New York strolled by the Brill Buildings, where folks like Carole King (“Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”) and Ellie Greenwich (“Da Doo Ron Ron”) wrote the songs we remember from the 1960s.
We've now seen 67 days without measurable rain in the Valley. This prolonged winter dry streak has led to worsening drought conditions statewide.
There's never a shortage of head-scratching and even jaw-dropping when it comes to logistics around Arizona high school sports these days, most recently in soccer.
Phil Mickelson is going ahead with his Phoenix Open title defense after testing his ailing lower back on Wednesday at exclusive Whisper Rock.
It’s a scary fact for many parents that Arizona is ranked 49th in the U.S. for its education system. Most parents are unsure of the alternative options that exist for their child’s education aside from expensive private schools or moving out of state.
SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah resort long known as a skiers' mountain has been sued for refusing to open its slopes to snowboarders — a legal action that again exposed a culture clash on the slopes.
My wish for a new year? Plenty, mostly good health and happiness for my family and yours.
Whomever wins the next election cycle to represent Mesa on the City Council and as mayor will receive a higher salary than their predecessors due to a recent decision by the current council.
Chandler was far from the glitz of Chicago or the glamour of Los Angeles when it opened for settlement in 1912. But the man whose name the town bore, Dr. A.J. Chandler, envisioned drawing such visitors.
What’s with all the political posturing and saber-rattling by our “desk jockey admirals and generals” in the House and Senate? We see them rabidly calling for everything short of “carpet bombing” Tehran and turning it into another Dresden. Of course, none (or almost none) of the military-aged sons (or daughters for that matter) of these politicians have ever been in or ever will be in the U.S. military and have to fight in the wars that their mommies and daddies vote for.
Mike Sproul isn’t defined by one title.
The nuclear deal brokered by the United States and Iran in Geneva is historic. Just as the agreement to peacefully disarm Syria of its chemical weapons demonstrated, diplomacy makes the world a safer place.
Beth Calhoun was unemployed for several months after she got out of the Air Force six years ago, and even when she again began to collect a paycheck it was for a job and not a career.
The popular mud races we see out there usually attract eager, young adults waiting to prove their strength to world. Ever thought, though, that maybe these courses could be transformed into a muddy wonderland for kids?
Halloween is still a few days away, but the big holiday news in the East Valley this week is that downtown Tempe’s annual New Year’s Eve block party is going to be back in its blockbuster glory.
What would happen if hummus had been invented in Italy, rather than the Middle East?
Desert Vista senior wide receiver Richard Haywood made a costly mistake early, but made up for it later to spark the Thunder’s 21-10 win over Dobson on Friday.
When the Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers faced off for the first time in October 1968, it was for a preseason exhibition game in the middle of a modest central Mesa neighborhood, in a building already well-loved by hundreds of young people in the community.
When Max Ragsdale left Apache Junction to start the Campo Verde football program five years ago, he was well aware of the geographical complexities awaiting him.
So with the NHL regular season beginning its long, winding regular season this last week I spent a lot of time recently perusing the pundits to compare analysis of who will be fighting for the Stanley Cup in June.
Who am I?
Few neighborhoods in the East Valley are as quiet as the ones Barbara and Rick Tucker live in right now. The again, it makes sense given they happen to be the only people who currently reside in the Eastmark community in Mesa, although that situation will change in the very near future.
The “Grand Old Peace” party is still just the same ol’ Grand Old Publicity party.