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Tumbleweed: A Safe Place for Teens

Tumbleweed: A Safe Place for Teens

Editor’s Note: This article stemmed from a health class assignment at Boulder Creek High School in which Caley, a freshman, was to research a charitable organization. By Caley Benson  — I am passionate about the health and wellbeing of teens, so I asked a family friend, Phoenix Police Officer Michael Davidson, if he was aware of any […]

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Slow Your Roll: The Family Golf Cart

Slow Your Roll: The Family Golf Cart

By Robert Roy Britt — When Rob Tremp and his family moved from the Anthem Country Club to Desert Hills, they brought the family golf cart along. Now they use it for lots of local trips, including the short drive to a trailhead for an evening walk in the Sonoran Desert Preserve. They like it so much, […]

A Challenging Hike to a Somber Destination
By February 28, 2017 Read More →

A Challenging Hike to a Somber Destination

By Linda & Dr. Dick Buscher — People around the country were shocked and saddened in late June 2013, when a raging wildfire near Yarnell killed 19 Prescott-area firefighters. The state has memorialized the fallen with the 320-acre Granite Mountain Hotshot Memorial State Park, which opened Nov. 30. A 7-mile hike to the solemn site involves two […]

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Airline Travel Hacks
By December 12, 2016 Read More →

Airline Travel Hacks

Many of our team members have traveled heavily over the years, so here are our top tips to travel like a pro and slash stress. Stuff a Vest or Jacket Leverage apparel to get around the “one carry-on and one personal item.” Anything with large pockets can be prepacked with tickets, earbuds, books, crayons, glasses, […]

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Sofia Wylie is a Disney Kid Now
By September 20, 2016 Read More →

Sofia Wylie is a Disney Kid Now

By In&Out Staff Writers — Tramonto’s Sofia Wylie just rocketed into a regular role in the planned new Disney Channel TV series “Andi Mack.” The show is about “a journey of self-discovery for a 13-year-old girl who finds herself questioning everything she’s ever known after her older sister returns home unexpectedly,” according to a press release […]

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Genetic Testing: Promise Exceeds Actual Value
By September 2, 2016 Read More →

Genetic Testing: Promise Exceeds Actual Value

By Robert Roy Britt– Would you like to know what you might die from? Some might cringe at the thought, but more than a million folks have plunked down hundreds of dollars each for a chance to know more about their genetic fate through DNA tests. Home-based genetic testing and its promise to reveal individual […]

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Huge Aquarium Anchors Entertainment Paradise
By August 23, 2016 Read More →

Huge Aquarium Anchors Entertainment Paradise

By Linda & Dr. Dick Buscher— The largest aquarium in the American Southwest is scheduled to open early September on the Salt River Reservation just east of Scottsdale. Visitors to the OdySea Aquarium can immerse themselves in interactive, entertaining and educational adventures featuring fascinating marine life from around the world, including turtles, jellyfish, octopuses and […]

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Fickle Monsoon Finally Flares

Fickle Monsoon Finally Flares

By Robert Roy Britt— After a meek start to the monsoon, storms over the past two weeks finally brought heavy downpours, fantastic lightning and some amazing sunsets. But depending on where you measure it, rainfall remains behind the norms this year. At the end of July, monsoon precipitation totals were well below normal throughout the […]

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Hike the Rim, Escape the Heat

Hike the Rim, Escape the Heat

Cool & Close 5 Mogollon Rim Hikes By Linda & Dr. Dick Buscher— Phoenix is ranked by National Geographic as one of the best hiking cities in America, with more than 180 miles of designated trails. But in the heat of summer, hiking here can be dangerous. Just one-and-a-half hours north is a cooler alternative […]

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Gaming… in Person

Gaming… in Person

The writer, 15, was a Pokémon fan in his early years. By Marius Britt— For the first time in many years, I woke up at 6 a.m. on a Saturday. I got out of bed half-asleep to play Pokémon Go. I walked to the Anthem park with one of my friends and, to our surprise, there […]

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The Irony of Pokémon: Go Outside

The Irony of Pokémon: Go Outside

By In&Out Staff Writers— An overnight video-game sensation has kids and adults heading out—that’s right, outside—to search for cartoon characters in a virtual reality quest. The phenomenon has lead to new social connections in parks, stores and restaurants in the greater Anthem area, and in cities and towns across America. Pokémon Go, released July 7, […]

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Chi-Town vs. New York

Chi-Town vs. New York

  By Chris Prickett— You can argue all you’d like, but you’d be wrong. The best pizza isn’t even a pizza, it’s a “tomato pie” which can be found in and around, coincidently, the greatest city in all the land, which is Philadelphia. The big difference between a tomato pie and a pizza is that […]

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