Gilbert Chamber Announces Candidate Endorsements for Local, District Races

The Gilbert Chamber of Commerce announces its endorsement of pro-business candidates running for Gilbert Town Council, Legislative Districts 12 and 17 – House and...

(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...

Phoenix Moves to Drop Citizenship Question From Census

Phoenix officials have taken a big step toward dropping a question about United States citizenship from the 2020 Census. On Tuesday, the City Council voted...

Mesa Water Quality Report Now Available

How well do you Know Your H2O? The new Water Quality Consumer Confidence Report is now available and highlights 2017 water quality, sources, treatment,...

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...

More than a dozen Valley businesses participating in annual Grow...

Three out of every five children in low-income communities don't have a single children's book to call their own   PHOENIX – More than a dozen local businesses...
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VIDEO – It Won’t Happen to Me

  That is the premise as to why many people are hesitant in purchasing insurance or planning for major catastrophes. Yet we...

Tucson City Council Approves Rezoning Ordinance

  A much-debated rezoning ordinance will move forward after the Tucson City Council passed the measure in an unanimous this past week. The skyline and landscape...

Governor Ducey Vetoes 10 Bills, Wants Increase in Teacher Pay

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has vetoed 10 bills in the midst of protests from teachers about low pay. Ducey rejected 10 pieces of legislation, effectively...

Flagstaff Receives Funding for Veterans Home

The city of Flagstaff has announced additional funding will support the upcoming construction of a residence for veterans of the armed forces. The city learned...

Tempe Prep’s Teen Court helps kids get on the right path

Throughout your life, you do things or make decisions that you’re not proud of, and sometimes you have to own up to your mistakes....

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: Support for Lauren Kuby

  I write in support of the candidacy of Lauren Kuby for reelection to the Tempe City Council. It is not my intent to repeat...

Opinion: Robin Arredondo-Savage Has Earned Our Vote

I support Robin Arredondo-Savage for Tempe City Council. I have had the honor of knowing Robin since her days on the Tempe Union High School Governing...

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...

Opinion: Tempe’s Renewable Energy Future

In a few days, my city will have an opportunity to make history and set us on a path toward a more resilient future....

100% Renewable Energy for Tempe?

Back in the Fall, I asked my colleagues on the City Council if we could create a Working Group to look at updating our renewable energy...
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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...

Renovated Terminal 3 to Get New Name

Terminal 3 at Sky Harbor International Airport has been undergoing massive upgrades, and it will soon receive a new name.  On Wednesday, Phoenix City Council...

City of Phoenix, Neighborhoods and FAA Propose Joint Resolution to Flight...

Just over three years after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) changed the flight paths at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport without notifying the community,...
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Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Does Not Work for ICE

  In a special town hall meeting, hosted by Queen Creek on Tuesday evening, Sheriff Paul Penzone made it clear that the Maricopa County...
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City of Tempe Increases Sustainable Living Efforts

The average city services cost for a residential household is nearing $1,800 for the city of Tempe, according to a study by the Municipal...

Prescott Valley Councilmember Announces Run for AZ House

One of Prescott Valley's councilmembers has announced her candidacy for state legislature. Councilwoman Jodi Rooney, a Republican, will seek the Legislative District 1 seat in the Arizona...
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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...

Shimoni Announces City Council Run

The 2018 Flagstaff City Council Election may be a year away, but that doesn't mean candidates can't gear up for the impending race. Adam Shimoni...
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The Gilbert Historical Museum: More Than a Museum

Sheep, cattle, horses, chickens, hay, cotton, ostriches: the town of Gilbert was founded by farmers who seem to have tended to it all. Dubbed...
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Fast Track Cities Initiative Phoenix

  A City Council Policy Session was held on Monday, September 12th to discuss the Fast Track Cities Initiative. If this policy passes, Phoenix...
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Video: Tempe State of the City Address 2017 Presented by Mayor...

Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell gave his sixth annual State of the City Address today at the Doubletree by Hilton, 2100 S. Priest Dive, Tempe.  The speech...

Insurance Money to Fund New Bisbee City Hall

The city of Bisbee is recovering after the fiery blaze that destroyed their beloved City Hall last month. City officials say they will use $2.3...

Marana Names Interim Town Manager

The Town of Marana has selected its interim town manager. On Monday, October 30, the Marana Town Council announced their decision to appoint Jamsheed Mehta to...
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OPINION: Re-elect Robin Arredondo-Savage for Tempe City Council

Four years ago when Robin Arredondo-Savage was running for Tempe City Council. I supported her candidacy then, and I support her now. Robin has deep...
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New Environmental Plan for Tempe Neighborhoods

Tempe could have up to 45 days of temperatures surpassing 120 degrees by 2040 if citizens do not take action, according to studies from...
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Video: Carpool Karaoke with Gilbert Mayor + Police Officer

Watch Gilbert, Arizona Mayor, Jenn Daniels, cruise around on a beautiful, sunny day with Police Officer Paul Alaniz as they sing Journey's classic "Don't...

Arizona Judge Protects LGBTQ Protections in Phoenix

A judge has ruled that a business owner's religious beliefs do not entitle them to a license to discriminate against LGBTQ people!  With similar...
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OPINION: From Plastic Bags to Puppies, Local Control is Under Assault

By Tempe City Councilmember Lauren Kuby With Phoenix Councilwoman Kate Gallego, FlagstaffCouncilmember Eva Putzova, and Tucson Vice Mayor Regina Romero Oct. 25, 2017; Adapted from The...
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Phoenix Metro Area Responds to Mexico Earthquake

Phoenix and Mexico trade officials are collaborating on relief efforts, after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake shook Mexico City on September 19. “The earthquake resulted in...
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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....
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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...
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Viewpoints: Why You’ll Want to Open Your Door When Jennifer Adams...

Who’s that knocking on your door on a Sunday afternoon in south Tempe?  Hello!  It’s Jennifer Adams, candidate for Tempe City Council!  Jennifer is...
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Mayor Greg Stanton Announces Run for Congress

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton made an announcement about his future in politics. Stanton will run for the Congressional District 9 seat, currently held by Rep. Krysten...
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Video: Greg Stanton Announces Run for Congress

In an email sent to his supporters today, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton has announced his candidacy for congress. The email states: I want you to...

Applications Open For Free Citizen Prosecutor Academy

Flagstaff residents and the surrounding community are invited to apply for an unique, inside look at the Coconino County Attorney's Office. The Attorney's Office will...
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Business Owners: Take the First Tempe Business Survey

  For the first time, the City of Tempe is inviting business owners to provide input about how well the city is doing as...
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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...

County Manager Receives Leadership Award

The Coconino County Manager recently received an impressive award. Cynthia Seelhammer was named the recipient of the 2017 Gabe Zimmerman Civic Leadership Award, presented by...

Surprise Offers Rebates for Smart Irrigation Controls

Arizona's residents use more water per capita than the national average as of 2010, according to data collective Making Action Possible for Southern Arizona. The...

Phoenix could receive up to $5 million to tackle issue of...

“We share the perspective that our city and region can and should be leading the global conversation about coping with heat, or perhaps even...

Viewpoints: Toward a More Sustainable Tempe

As a Councilmember in the City of Tempe, I am grateful to have the opportunity to bring my passion for a healthy community, social justice,...

Meeting the Needs of Women Veterans and Families

  Veterans and their families soon will be moving into a first-of-its kind affordable housing development in Tempe – one that will provide useful programs,...

Kyrene to Hold Voter Registration Event on National Voter Registration Day

On National Voter Registration Day, Tuesday, September 26, Kyrene School District will host a second Voter Registration event of the year from 3:00-5:30 p.m....

Tuscon City Council Repeals Gun Ordinance

The Tucson City Council for more than 10 years had an ordinance on the books that required the Tucson Police Department to destroy any...
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Chandler Teen Leadership Program Honored

A Chandler program that provides teens with real-world work experience and leadership training has won the Outstanding Education Program Award from the Arizona Parks...
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Chandler Teen Leadership Program Honored

A Chandler program that provides teens with real-world work experience and leadership training has won the Outstanding Education Program Award from the Arizona Parks...

Tucson Lags In U.S. Sustainability Report

Tucson has made a commitment to environmental sustainability, including the use of solar panels on some government buildings and requiring businesses to utilize rainwater-harventing systems...

Opinion: Toward a More Transparent Tempe

The City of Tempe is committed to transparency, and we are making strides to improve the ways our community members can connect to their...

US Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of City, Neighborhoods in...

Nearly three years after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) changed the flight paths at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport without notifying the community, the...
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Phoenix’s Mayor Stanton Responds to You-Know-Who Protests

President Donald Trump gave a 77-minute speech at his Phoenix campaign rally Aug. 22. Following the rally, Phoenix police deployed pepper spray and tear...
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Phoenix’s Mayor Stanton Responds to You-Know-Who Protests

President Donald Trump gave a 77-minute speech at his Phoenix campaign rally Aug. 22. Following the rally, Phoenix police deployed pepper spray and tear...

State High Court Shoots Down Tucson Gun Ordinance

The City of Tucson has been working to get guns off its streets. On occasion, the Tucson Police Department will hold gun buybacks, and...

UA Seeks City Streets to go with New Dorm

The University of Arizona continues to grow in Tucson, which can be good or bad for the city, depending on perspective.  The Tucson City Council...
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Surprise City Hall to Serve as Satellite Voting Site for Nov....

Surprise City Hall will serve as a Satellite Voting site for this Special Election cycle Nov. 7, according to a news release from the...

City Council Candidate Gen Vega captures early endorsements

City Council Candidate Gen Vega captures early endorsements Longtime resident Genevieve Vega is running for Tempe City Council.  As a show of early support, Vega...

TEMPE COUNCILMAN GRANVILLE’S STATEMENT REGARDING LETTER OF REPRIMAND

On Thursday, July 27, Tempe City Council voted 4-2 to issue a formal letter of reprimand against me for a post I made on...

Groundbreaking for West Park Site Postponed Until Aug. 1

The groundbreaking ceremony for the West Park site, located at 19535 E. Appleby Road, has been postponed due to excessive rain. The groundbreaking will...

Vega for Tempe City Council

A long-time Tempe resident and active community member, Genevieve Vega is running as a professional and pragmatic progressive for Tempe City Council. Genevieve’s compassion...

Phoenix Parks and Rec. Approves New Monitoring at Cave Creek Landfill

            The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Board Thursday approved placement of a new well on city property near Cave...

New Plan for Public Safety Personnel Retirement System

The Formal City Council Meeting last Wednesday passed a bill that may place the city of Phoenix in debt. The request to pass the Public...

Disposed Properties Put to Good Use

At the Sustainability, Housing, Efficiency, and Neighborhoods Subcommittee meeting on Tuesday, June 20, plans were made to dispose of excess property in the city...
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2017 Spirit of Scottsdale Awardees Showcase Community Soul

According to a press release from the city of Scottsdale: Chuck La Benz works hard in his neighborhood to create a sense of community. This...

Recycling, a top priority for the city of Scottsdale

Scottsdale’s Environmental Quality Advisory Board discussed and revised Wednesday different policies and strategies to make recycling a top priority.             Dan Worth, Public Works Director,...

Gilbert Hosts Open House to Discuss Lindsay Road / 202 Santan...

Gilbert, Ariz. – Gilbert residents and businesses are invited to learn more and discuss the Lindsay Road and 202 Santan Freeway traffic interchange recommendations at an...

Coconino County Receives Award for Third Straight Year

The Coconino County Finance Department has reason to celebrate, as it was recently awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. For three...
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Arizona Drivers 8th Worst in U.S.

Arizona drivers are the 8th worst in the country, according to a study by CarInsuranceComparison.com, and as the frequency of crashes in Phoenix increases, city...

Four Arizona Mayors Speak Out on Commitment to Renewable Energy

Last week, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord. The agreement, signed by 195 nations,...
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Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s James Garcia on Latino Economic Impact

In a state with a history of controversial immigration laws, a population of Latinos who are legally required to comply with law enforcement’s “reasonable...

Mesa Offers Free Prescription Discount Cards to Residents

The city is making free prescription drug discount cards available to city residents through a program sponsored by the National League of Cities (NLC)....

Tucson Approves Half-Cent Sales Tax Increase

By a supermajority of votes cast, Tucson residents voted to increase its city sales tax rate by a half-cent for the next five years,...

Queen Creek Seeks Citizen Feedback on Transportation Impact Fee Plan

As the town of Queen Creek continues to grow, so does the need for new and improved roadways. To better understand the needs of...

Opinion: What the Media Won’t Tell You About Tucson’s Sales Tax...

Yes, it is only May, but who says we can’t have a special election during a City Council election year? What’s a couple hundred thousand dollars...

Public Hearing Scheduled on Possible Home Improvement Business

The Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Bisbee will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 18, 2017 after 5:30pm in the...
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