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William (Bill) L. Wisner

William passed away peacefully at home after a long cancer battle at the age of 81.Bill, also known as WL, was born August 13, 1939, to William J. and Edith G. Wisner in Longview, Washington. He grew …
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SRP offers EV charging station incentives to homebuilders

Buyers in the market for a new home could soon have the components to charge an electric or hybrid car. On Thursday, Salt River Project announced a new program that offers incentives for …
Veterans Commission

Tempe City Council replaces seat focus area on advisory Veterans Commission

Tempe City Council has approved an amendment to city code allowing for the replacement of a seat focus atop the local Veterans Commission. The 11 members who represent the Tempe Veterans Commission …
City Hall

Tempe City Council continues pursuit of ‘urban garden’ at former Rio Salado Golf Course

Tempe City Council has approved the third amendment to an agreement with Singh Organic Soils LLC in hopes to develop and operate an agricultural facility as an “Urban Garden.” The …

Great Hearts Academies hosts hiring fair for Arizona locations

Great Hearts Academies in Arizona is hosting a hiring fair in March with hopes of landing 240 new teachers. The outreach is part of the  Phoenix-based charter school group to find new …

Event industry across Phoenix metropolitan area begins to churn anew amid pandemic

When places of gathering were shut down at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, events were canceled or rescheduled for later dates. Fast forward to today and some events in the coming weeks are …
Arizona Green Business Program launches in Mesa

Local First Arizona is teaming up with the city of Mesa to recognize independently owned businesses that are doing good for the planet through the Arizona Green Business Program. This …

Tempe ‘Business of the Year’ steps up for Tempe Elementary School District

Chamber’s virtual Mesa veterans’ program committee meets Feb. 18

Opinions with Civility
Jim Binns

Binns: 30 years after the Gulf War: Veterans and the legacy of toxic wounds

 America's memory of the 1991 Gulf War has faded, but we must remember the 697,000 U.S. veterans who drove the Iraqi army from Kuwait 30 years ago this month -- especially the one in four who lost their health to toxic exposures serving their country. That country refuses to care for them.   Related:NPR "Here and Now."
Leonard Kirschner poses near the canyon during a pre-pandemic visit to Grand Canyon National Park.

Kirschner: America’s national parks are calling, and you must go post-COVID-19

It was a year ago when COVID-19 struck and our world changed.

Gesker: How to help keep kids smiling amid COVID-19

COVID-19 has disrupted multiple aspects of daily life, including how people access dental care. That’s in part because many dental offices closed during the early part of the pandemic, and …

Shapiro: Personal attention is worth its weight in gold

Thank you for calling ABC Realty. For English, press 1. For Spanish, press 2. If you’re a Californian, press 3 for an expedited response. We understand why you want to move here. If …

Gau: Gov. Ducey’s tax cut proposal is out of step with Arizona voters

Governor Ducey’s new budget proposal includes a $1.2 billion tax cut spread over the next three years. This idea, especially when added to the loss of revenue from Prop. 123 expiring soon, …
Sports Coverage
Steve Lopez, of Glendale, leaves no doubt about which team is No. 1 for him, even in the Valley surrounded by Diamondbacks fans.

Dodger fans: Taking heat in the desert

The Diamondbacks are the Valley of the Sun’s undisputed hometown team, with a large and loyal red sea of support to prove it. Yet the fan base of their biggest rival, the Los Angeles Dodgers, can give them the blues, especially on their home turf.
Arizona State forward Jalen Graham (24) blocks the shot of California guard Matt Bradley (20) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. Arizona State won 72-68. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

The Latest: Arizona State postpones next 2 men's hoops games

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Arizona State has postponed its men's basketball games against Colorado and Utah because of COVID-19 …
Arizona State guard Josh Christopher (13) dunks in front of Arizona guard Bennedict Mathurin during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Utah, ASU meet in conference play

Utah (7-7, 4-6) vs. Arizona State (6-8, 3-5) Desert Financial Arena, Tempe, Arizona; Tuesday, 4 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Pac-12 foes meet as Utah matches up against Arizona State. Each team won …
Arizona State guard Remy Martin drives pas Stanford forward Lukas Kisunas (32) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Martin scores 23 as Arizona State beats Stanford 79-75

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Remy Martin had 23 points and six assists to lead five Arizona State players scoring in double figures as the Sun Devils beat Stanford 79-75 on Saturday night. Josh …
Arizona State forward Jalen Graham (24) blocks the shot of California guard Matt Bradley (20) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. Arizona State won 72-68. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Martin scores 19, Arizona St ends skid, tops Cal 72-68

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Remy Martin scored 19 points and Arizona State did just enough to beat California 72-68 on Thursday night to end a COVID-extended six-game losing streak.
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