Bashas’ launches a 90-day celebration for its 90th anniversary

Bashas’ will begin a 90-day celebration this month to commemorate its 90th anniversary. From grocery card giveaways and an attempt to break a GUINNESS...

Meet Debbie Nez-Manuel: Leader and Legislative Candidate

I recently met Debbie Nez-Manuel, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation with roots in Klagetoh. Her early years in the small community among...

Foodie Review: Flavor of India Buffet an Affordable Oro Valley Treat

One would have to be forgiven for not immediately recognizing the name ‘Flavor of India’ when it comes to popular choices for Asian cuisine...

Opinion: Why I Won’t Order a Medium Drip

  Rest assured that if you see me in a coffee shop, I will be ordering a medium coffee, not a medium drip. Why?  Because...
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What is an Umbrella Policy?

Umbrella insurance coverage is one of the most misunderstood insurance policies. I have been asked many questions over the years about umbrella insurance and here...
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Thank You Arizona Diamondbacks!

Baseball season is now over in Arizona, the post season has come to an end.  Instead of being upset about it, let's take the...

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS CELEBRATES NATIONAL MENTORING MONTH

Looking to make a difference in your community in 2019? Why not make mentoring part of your New Year’s Resolutions this January. Mentoring not...

Bashas’ Announces Promotions

Three new appointments within Bashas’ Family of Stores are bolstering talent among the leadership teams at two of their brands, AJ’s Fine Foods and...
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Are You A “Caring” Landlord?

 Guest Column Just imagine that you own a house or a condo and you decide to rent it out.  You become a landlord, and you...

Bashas’ Announces EBT SNAP Online Acceptance for Same-Day Grocery Delivery and...

Shoppers looking for accessibility and convenience have a new option for their grocery purchases. Bashas’ more than 100 grocery stores across Arizona are now...

Integrating Essential Oils into Everyday Life

Essential oils have been around for a very long time, and I'm certain you've heard a thing or two about them at some point. I...

ASU Prep Digital Partnerships with Utah Schools Provide Model for Expanding...

Education changes lives. Yet for a multitude of reasons, not all students have equal access to quality learning. It is a challenge that former...
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Opinion: Tempe’s Anti-Tethering Ordinance

By City of Tempe Councilmembers Lauren Kuby and Randy Keating Tempe residents have demonstrated time and time again that they treasure the companion animals in...
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Opinion: Don’t Let the DACA Debate Die

It’s been more than two months since the Trump administration announced their decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for...

SPOT127 KJZZ’s Teen Summer Boot Camp Program

KJZZ’s SPOT127 Teen Summer Boot Camp Teaches Digital Storytelling Skills   SPOT 127's summer boot camps offer high school students in the metro Phoenix area...

Swingin’ Safari Mini Golf Grand Opening

Announcing the Grand Opening of Swingin’ Safari Mini Golf. Festivities will begin at 10 am Saturday May 19th. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony...

Senior Living and the Elusive Fully Satisfied Customer

The phrase “The customer is always right” has been so ingrained in the hospitality industry that it’s easy to forget how impactful it can...
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Tax Reform Could Impact Gilbert Residents

Gilbert residents may not receive the tax break promised by President Donald Trump during his campaign trail if the tax reform bill proposed Sept....

Tips for Achieving Work-Life Balance

For most of us, work-life balance is something we talk about as a concept, but often have very little success in making it a...

(Opinion) After Democracy

“What comes after democracy?” That’s a question I first asked myself a few years ago, not because I thought there was something better than...

Bisexuals Make Up 52% of LGBTQ Community

Bisexuals are the silent majority of the LGBTQ community, says a report from the Movement Advancement Project (MAP), an independent think tank that provides...

Cancer Support Community Arizona CEO Receives Fellowship Award

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust selected Cancer Support Community Arizona CEO Debbie DiCarlo as a recipient of one of its nine Piper Fellowship award...
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Rio Salado Expands Services to Students in Prison as U.S. Dept....

The U.S. Department of Education has included Rio Salado College as part of an expansion of the Second Chance Pell  Experimental Sites Initiative, which...

Vote for your Favorite Kid-Inspired Healthy Dish Today

 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona asked local kids to create their best recipes for a healthy and tasty side dish and boy did...

Music Life: An Ode to Timeless, Fabulous ABBA

At this point in time, children are being born and raised having no idea who or what ABBA is. This is a travesty. If...

Suggested Rules For Bike Share

I'm sure you've seen the bike share bikes around Tempe.... Tempe City Council has gotten 15-20+ emails over the last month regarding the bike share...

(Opinion) My Evolution as a Mother

When I reflect on what it means to be a mom, it sometimes brings a smile to my face and at other times, fills...

Opinion: Grant Dreamers’ Dream Before 2018

Many view the start of a new year as an opportunity for a clean slate, a chance to start fresh. However, before Americans and...

Opinion: Tempe Election (How I’m Voting)

Early ballots arrive today.  I'm sure you've been bombarded with signs, mailings, phone calls, and door knocking from candidates about the election.  As a...
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Opinion: Jennifer Adams for Tempe City Council: The Smart Choice

29-Year City of Tempe employee Jennifer Adams recently retired from service to Tempe and has announced she will run for Tempe City Council. Jennifer...

10 Christmas Classics that Need to Be Watched Every Year

There are certain traditions we all have around Christmas time. Maybe we put up the tree a day after Thanksgiving. Perhaps we bake Christmas...

Teacher’s Life: The Sixth Sense Kid and Other Quirky Classroom Characters

After I saw the movie Kindergarten Cop, I thought to myself that I could do this. And I don’t mean talking in a bad...

Monsoon Season Marks the Height of Scorpion Season – Protect Your...

By Georgia Clubb, Founder of Seal Out Scoprions  I’m often asked when scorpion season is. In Arizona, it can sometimes seem all year long. However,...

(Opinion Column) Promises Made, Promises Kept

Promises made. Promises kept. In the early 1970’s and into the 1980’s and even 1990’s, Tempe was acquiring neighborhood parks at a rapid rate...

Kierland OktoberWest Festival to Take Place Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022

 Get ready to clap your hands and stomp your feet as The Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale will soon host its inaugural OktoberWest Festival,...
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The Rise of the Pop Up Shops

For those newly engaged hopefuls amidst wedding planning preparations, selecting the right florist to match your blooming vision is an important step to achieving...

Las Palmas Cantina Brings the Flavors of the Mexican Riviera to...

Submitted by MLN Contributor Barb Walters Harris Sometimes our travels linger in our mind long after we get back from the trip. We remember fondly...

Sourcely Appoints Jeff Mandell as Board Advisor

Sourcely Holdings, Inc., a leader in aftermarket mobile device parts and services, today announced that telecom and consumer electronics industry veteran, Jeff Mandell has...

Arizona State Fair Celebrates Friends 55+ Day Presented by Humana on...

Fair goers 55 and older can enjoy complimentary admission to the Arizona State Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, thanks to Humana, a leading...

Top 5 Local Coffee Shops in Tucson

As a vibrant and bustling college town, Tucson comprises a large population of highly-caffeinated individuals. There are Starbucks locations on almost every corner; however,...

Organizing Yourself for Thanksgiving

  Before I say another thing remember that you do not have to do it all yourself. Heidi's Events & Catering can help, with the...
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Opinion: Bolding Remains a Teacher at Heart, a Voice Against an...

Arizona Rep. Reginald Bolding, of the 27th District, never saw himself in government; in fact, growing up, he never even knew of the grandiose...

Bashas’ Brings the Carnival to Town for This Year’s Donut Flavor...

Vivid fluorescent lights, childlike squeals of delight, and an unmistakable aroma of sunshine, machine oil, and sweet, sticky indulgences. These are sights, sounds, and...
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A Blossoming Friendship | Mayu & Melissa | Table Tops Etc

I Initially met my soon-to-be best friend, Mayu Valladolid, at Margret T Hance Park while hosting an event, budding my career as a florist....

Bashas’ Invites Arizonans to Get Nostalgic to Celebrate its 90th Anniversary

As it prepares to officially celebrate 90 years of serving Arizona later this year, Bashas’ is inviting Arizonans across the state to look back...

Family Life: Big Family Camping Trips = More Craziness.. er, Fun!

  Even the most patient, expert campers can lose their composure when camping out with family. However, camping out with very big families that do...

Opinion: Better Hearing and Mental Health Care Should be Made Available...

By Sherri Collins With more than 1 million individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing in Arizona and more than 48 million nationwide, it...

Opinion: Pursuing a Journalism Degree in 2017 Has Lost Its Appeal

I knew at a young age that I would end up with an English degree some day. During a 9th grade analysis of archetypes...

7 Reasons Moms Are the Rockstars of the Employment World

Any employer will tell you the backbone of a successful company lies in placing the best personalities and talents in the right areas. Over...

Tucson Hop Shop: A Beer Lover’s Oasis

Foodie Review Tucson, known for its many witty shops, hipster vibes, and amazing food also has some hidden gems that few are aware of. In...

Bashas’ Names C4 Foundation the Winner of $50,000 Donation in Charity...

Culminating its weeks-long Community Choice Charity Challenge, Bashas’ named C4 Foundation the grand prize winner of a $50,000 donation during a special event at...

A 1920’s Escape in the Heart of Ice Cream

Among the many chains of ice cream shops that surround the city of Tucson, there is a cute and quaint shop that sticks out...

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Employees to Fill 1,000 JoyJars...

In support of the Jessie Rees Foundation, an estimated 170 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona  employees will volunteer their time to fill 1,000 JoyJars with toys,...
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Gilbert Residents Often Need to Seek Food Assistance Elsewhere

Gilbert residents in need of food assistance may have to look to neighboring cities for help as the town develops their social services. There are...

Your risky behavior is impacting Arizona’s kids

By Richard Berg, Camp Colley FoundationThe temperature in Arizona is rising and so is the level of disregard for following commonsense guidelines for mitigating...
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Director Contributes to Native Students’ Education

  In a space located at Arizona State University on the Tempe campus in Discovery Hall, you can find the American Indian Initiatives Office. Even...

The DACA program has made my ability to achieve the American...

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments regarding the legality of the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for...

More Arizonans Moving Their Money to Local Banks & Credit Unions

There is a new mantra in money management, and it’s “Move Your Money.” Arizona businesses and individuals are joining the trend in transferring their...

Opinion: Think Your Son or Daughter Might be LGBT+?

Are you worried that your son or daughter might be LGBT+? Many parents and grandparents today were raised in an era where certain behaviors,...

Viewpoints: Is This Myth True about DACA?

It's no secret that President Donald Trump is on the verge of ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program; one reason is the...

Have You Ever Thought of Moving to Far North Phoenix?

At first this question seems rather vague.  Where in far north Phoenix are we talking about?  I am speaking of the areas north of...

KID CHEF FROM SCOTTSDALE WINS HEALTHY COOKING CONTEST

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) just announced the grand-prize winner of its 2019 Walk On! Kids Cooking Challenge. David Hummert, a 9-year-old...

Tucson’s Escape to Italy and A Modern-Day Speakeasy

Foodie Review Contrary to popular belief, you can actually find a piece of Italy right here in Tucson, Arizona. Specifically at Reilly Craft Pizza and...

Movember at the Mint Addresses Men’s Health Issues & Promotes Early...

Mint Cannabis, operator of Arizona’s largest dispensary, has joined efforts with Cancer Support Community Arizona (CSCAZ) to launch a “Movember at the Mint” campaign....

A Growing Trend Among Bikers: Charity Rides

Guest Column: In My Experience... To most, a “Biker” signals someone who rides noisy motorcycles, wears leather and skull-adorned clothing, drinks at shady bars, maintains...

Are My Christmas Gifts Covered?

The answer is maybe. NEW CAR- first, congratulations!  Most insurance policies will cover your replacement vehicle for 30 days.  Please call your agent the...

9th Annual Kids’ Healthy Cooking Contest Now Open

It’s that time of year again—time to make New Year’s resolutions. This year, why not resolve to get kids in the kitchen to cook...

Dating in the Modern Age (AKA: Online Trickery)

Online dating is prevalent in today’s society. More people meet online than in person nowadays. Whether it be through an actual dating website or...
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Five Tips for Managing Remote Employees

Remote employees are ubiquitous across every business sector and provide a wealth of benefits to the workforce and to their companies. Managing remote employees...

OPINION: Why I Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month

It’s sadly ironic that while communities across the country celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month in June, we are simultaneously witnessing cruelty toward immigrants...

Rio Salado College President Kate Smith Named Aspen Institute Fellow

 The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today announced that Rio Salado College Interim President Kate Smith is one of 40 leaders selected for the 2020-21 class of the Aspen...

VIDEO: Ten Ways Tempe Models Sustainability

  I’m proud to be part of a City Council supportive of sustainability and the “Three Es” – Environment, Economy, and Equity.  Tempe takes care...

The Velvet Handcuffs Book – Hot off the Press!

The Velvet Handcuffs Breaking Free of Corporate America.  Authored by Bob Wallace, MBA  Overview This newly published book delivers meaningful and useful tools to break out of...

Tempe Councilman Granville’s Top 3

Tempe Councilman Granville's Top 3 (1) Gentrification Workgroup Gentrification is broadly defined as "the buying and renovating of property in urban areas, thus improving property values,...

Opinion: Education Must Be our Priority

I am not an educator. However, I spent my entire career working with educators at every level. I even served as an elected member...

(Opinion) The Case For Survey-Based Goal Setting

When I first got on Council I pushed for a Residential and Commercial Code Compliance survey.  Basically, I asked that we create an objective...

Education Forward Arizona and Freeport-McMoRan Foundation Partnership Expands to Support 200...

The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation recently announced an investment of $6 million to increase access to higher education for Native American students as part of an...

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Foundation opens grant application window,...

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Foundation for Community & Health Advancement announced today that it has opened its discretionary grant application window...

VIDEO: Phoenix Theatre Presents Avenue Q

Phoenix Theatre is excited to announce it’s 6-week run of the Tony-award winning show Avenue Q (July 25 – Sept. 9.) Avenue Q is a...

So Your Friend Just Came Out as Bisexual? Seven Useful Tips..

So your friend just came out to you as bisexual? Congratulations! That must mean you are a great friend because your friend trusts you...