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Lost our Home Pet Rescue in Tempe received a $64,000 grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, pushing the no-kill shelter closer to its $2.4 goal for buying and renovating its shelter building.

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When Sheena Christiansen grew up in North Phoenix, seeing snow meant watching it fall in movies like “Miracle on 34th Street’ or “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

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High school students, mostly from Desert Vista, implored the Tempe Union Governing Board last week to do more to address their classmates’ mental health or risk deepening their anguish to a point where some take to drug abuse and others turn to suicide.

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Arizona education officials are sponsoring a bill improving oversight of “non-certified educators,’’ plugging loopholes some accused sex offenders, and others with questionable backgrounds, have used to slip through in the past.

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