Ahead of City Council election, mysterious ads targeting candidate Kolby Granville...

TEMPE, Arizona — This week, Tempe residents on the early voting registry will begin to receive ballots in their mailboxes. Additionally, a number of registered...
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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...

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...

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,...

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...

(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...

A Fresh Look at Trends and Statistics in the Automotive Aftermarket

A Fresh Look at Trends and Statistics in the Automotive Aftermarket The aftermarket industry has become a huge part of the automotive economic sector....

Neighborhoods and Neighbors Recognized for Outstanding Projects and Service

The fourth annual State of the Neighborhoods Awards held on Saturday, April 22 at the Tempe History Museum recognized outstanding Tempe residents and businesses...

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...

(Opinion) What Tempe Prop 418 Actually Does

Let’s get the elephant in the room out of the way.  I am probably the reason Prop 418 was created giving Council the power...

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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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...

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...

Servant Leadership at Noah Webster Schools-Mesa

       Mayor of Mesa, John Giles, and Arizona 5th District congressman, Andy Biggs visited Noah Webster Schools on Tuesday, April 3rd to meet this...

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...

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...

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...

How To Run For Tempe City Council – A Guide

Running for Tempe City Council can be a daunting task.  I should know, the first time I ran in 2000 I lost badly!  I...
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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...

Tempe Encourages More Little Libraries Citywide

The City of Tempe will continue to provide rebates to community members who install Little Libraries, which are small roadside boxes filled with books...
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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...

(Opinion) YES on Tempe’s Two Ballot Propositions

Yes on Proposition 418: Hold Our Elected Officials Accountable Should voters support this update to the Tempe City Charter, removing a councilmember could be considered...
Surprise Special Election

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...

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...

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....

VIDEO: Esports Leagues Comes To Kyrene School District

Esports is coming to the East Valley. Bravous Esports will be hosting an esports league at Aprende Middle School starting in mid-­‐‑September. This is open...

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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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...

Plans for Assisted Living Move Forward

Plans for an additional building to an assisted living center in Paradise Valley moved forward after approval of the preliminary approval report during a...

Nominations Open for Don Carlos Humanitarian Awards

Tempe Community Council (TCC) is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Don Carlos Humanitarian of the Year, volunteer, impact and young humanitarian awards. Considered Tempe’s...

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...

Tempe Encourages More Little Libraries Citywide

The City of Tempe will continue to provide rebates to community members who install Little Libraries, which are small roadside boxes filled with books...
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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...

Honest Debate on Gilbert Question 1

I oppose Gilbert Question 1 because passage will result in an unnecessary tax increase. Even if you accept the misleading information about necessity, 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...

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...

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...

MAC Family Farm Day Set for November 23

Mark your calendars for MAC Family Farm Day on Saturday, November 23! This is a fantastic FREE family event in Pinal County for people of...
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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...

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...

Gilbert Town Council Votes on a $65.35 million Bond to be...

  Members of the Gilbert Town Council passed a vote to add a 65.35-million-dollar bond to 2018 the special bond election for voters to approve...

Tempe Housing Services lauded nationally for emergency housing, workforce development programs

The City of Tempe is being recognized nationally for two housing programs that provide emergency shelter to vulnerable residents and expand job opportunities to...

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....

Mayor Mitchell on his second term, ‘aggressive economic development,’ and making...

TEMPE, Arizona — Mayor Mark Mitchell is no stranger to politics. His father, Harry Mitchell, is Tempe’s longest-serving mayor and a two-term U.S. Congressman,...

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,...

How Phoenix Can Become a Carbon Neutral City

The city of Phoenix is working towards its environmental and sustainable goal of becoming a carbon neutral city, operating on 100 percent clean energy....

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...
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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...

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...

Tempe celebrates opening of new fire station with community open house

Tempe is celebrating the completion of Fire Medical Rescue Station 7 with an open house for the community. Get a sneak peek of the...

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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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...

School Grading System Discussed at AZ Dept. of Education June Meeting

The Arizona Board of Education debated on June 25 whether schools, old and new, should still be graded on an A-F rating during their...

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,...

Mayor John Giles discusses accomplishments, challenges, and his bid for re-election

MESA, Arizona — Mayor John Giles was not born into a particularly politically-involved family. His father was a Mesa elementary school principle for three...

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 Tempe website has new look, more features and functionality

The City of Tempe website, tempe.gov, has a new look and several new features to help improve the digital experience for residents and visitors. ...

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...
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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...

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...

Learn Benefits of Clinical Trials at Free Local Event

 Valley residents can learn how to get involved with clinical medical trials on Dec. 5, 2019, at the inaugural Phoenix AWARE for All event....
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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...

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...

Members of the Gilbert Town Council passed a vote to have...

    Gilbert Chief of Police Michael Soelberg said, "We have the vision to be the best in class in all areas including public safety."...
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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...

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,...
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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...

Public meeting to discuss proposed expansions to Tempe’s adapted recreation programs

Tempe is hosting a public meeting to collect feedback on the proposed expansion of the city’s adapted recreation programs. The meeting will take place...

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...
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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...

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...

City of Tempe advances in national competition to boost middle class

The City of Tempe’s Care4Me team is one of three teams to win the local Alliance for the American Dream competition at Arizona State...

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)....

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...

(Opinion) The Case For Survey-Based Goal Setting

When I first got on Council I pushed for a Residential and Commercial Code Compliance survey.  Basically, I asked that we create an objective...

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...

Running for final term, Mayor Lane reflects on experience

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona — Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane has a long-standing history in Scottsdale. For over four decades, he has called “The West’s Most Western...

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...

(Opinion) After Democracy

“What comes after democracy?” That’s a question I first asked myself a few years ago, not because I thought there was something better than...

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...
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