CASA GRANDE -- Bill Norrid grew up in Tempe. His parents instilled in him a love of nature, birds included. He went on Audubon field trips as a teenager.
When I heard we were going to have a story on a man in Superior arrested for choking a 14-year-old boy with a phone cord because he was in his daughter’s room, I pondered if we should turn off the Facebook comments. I knew what was about to come, and it wasn’t going to be any good.
Democratic state Sen. Martín Quezada, who represents Glendale and west Phoenix, recently announced plans to introduce census legislation that would have an unfair and costly impact to our community.
Joey Chenoweth, PinalCentral’s twenty-something county editor, recently admitted that whenever he reads columns by me, Bill Coates or Jim Headley, he sometimes has to look up our pop culture or historical references.
Winning awards is satisfying regardless of the type of award. Nearly every occupation nowadays contains a category of special recognition beyond paychecks and a benefits package. During my career, I’ve been fortunate to receive two national awards.
CASA GRANDE -- Mary Ann Lucero sat on a small chair, her dog Snowball at her feet. Lucero was at CGHelps to ask about shelter. And getting the ID she needed for services like food stamps.