Scottsdale Water issued Arizona’s first permit for direct use of recycled water

The Advanced Water Treatment Plant at the Scottsdale Water campus became the state’s first — and one of only three in the nation — [...] Continue Reading →

It’s rattlesnake season. Are you prepared?

Crossing paths with a venomous snake may not be at the top of your to-do list this summer. But if you want to prepare in case you do, the Phoenix [...] Continue Reading →

All you need is love: Inclusivity helps foster kids find forever homes

Recognizing National Pride Month goes beyond parades as the LGBTQ+ community is celebrated for fostering and adopting children in need of [...] Continue Reading →

Anable, Lowery: Making the internet safer for kids while creating healthy tech habits

Technology is changing childhood, and there are red flags everywhere. How do you know if your child is spending too much time spent with [...] Continue Reading →

Lt. Col. Morley: Community support required to inspire future generations of Army leaders

“Thank you for your service.” As a U.S. Army Soldier living in Phoenix, I am grateful for these words, which I hear often when wearing my uniform [...] Continue Reading →

Charity Begins at Home campaign offers assistance to local charities

Independent Newsmedia has provided over $40,000 in advertising support to nearly a dozen Valley local nonprofit organizations during the first [...] Continue Reading →

Merrifield: Local nonprofits feel the impact of federal tax changes

While the economy is booming, some nonprofits are seeing a downturn in donations — a worrisome trend. An Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits [...] Continue Reading →

Wiggs: Cultivating mental health awareness in Arizona

One in five adults — over 40 million — in the U.S. experience a mental illness each year, with depression and anxiety among the most [...] Continue Reading →

Lind: Gaining a better understanding of pool barrier laws

Because of the number of drownings and near-drownings in Arizona, most of which involve small children, the state of Arizona and most counties [...] Continue Reading →

Eskildson: Americans are creating the world’s largest, worst WMD

Sitting outside a local McDonald’s recently on a comfortable 78-degree day, I noticed a man sitting in his large pickup eating, with the windows [...] Continue Reading →