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...

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. ...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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)....

(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...

Arizona State Fair Celebrates Friends 55+ Day Presented by Humana on...

Fair goers 55 and older can enjoy complimentary admission to the Arizona State Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, thanks to Humana, a leading...
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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...

(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...

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...

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...

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,...
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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...

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...

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...

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...
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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...

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...

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...
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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...

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...

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,...

(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...

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...

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...

One-Touch City Issue Reporting App

There is a new phone app in town.  "Really Simple Reporting" is a free, one-touch city reporting app that works in 3000+ cities and...
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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...

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...

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,...

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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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...

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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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...

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....

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...

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...
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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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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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

MAC Farm Desert Ag- Venture

What: MAC Desert Ag- Venture Tours Tour Dates: January 28, 2020 February 3rd & 5th 2020 10am-2pm ( Check in time 9:30)  Who: For winter visitors...
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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...

Funding for Phoenix police body cams

The Phoenix City Council approved approximately $5.7 million in funding for the city’s police department to purchase 2,000 body cams for officers to wear...

EXCEPTIONAL QUEEN CREEK TEEN NAMED ‘YOUTH OF THE YEAR’ BY BOYS...

Selected among nine outstanding youth, Camille Hartman from Queen Creek has been named the Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of...

Opinion: Doreen Garlid for Tempe City Council

A few days ago, I had breakfast with Tempe City Council candidate Doreen Garlid. Among other issues and values she espoused, Doreen stated that...
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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...

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...

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...

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...
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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...

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...

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...
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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...

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...

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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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...

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...

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...

(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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...
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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...

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,...
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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....

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...

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...
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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...

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....
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