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...

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....
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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...
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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...

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 Subcommittee on Public Safety and Veterans: Meeting Recap

  Phoenix City’s subcommittee on Public Safety and Veterans met on Wednesday to discuss the neighborhood block watch program and a bid for intersection...

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...

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...
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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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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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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...

Free vaccinations and spay/neuter vouchers plus $20 dog adoptions at Oct....

In celebration of pit bull awareness month, Fix.Adopt.Save. and its alliance partners are hosting the fifth annual Pittie-Palooza at Phoenix Metrocenter Mall on October...
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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...

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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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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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...

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...
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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...

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...
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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...

(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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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: 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...

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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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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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...

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...

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...
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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...
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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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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...

Be a Voice for Your Community

People are the heart of everything Tempe – here’s how you can help Each year, the Tempe City Council and Tempe Community Council (TCC) allocate...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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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...

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...

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...
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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 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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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...

(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...

Applications to fill vacancy on Tempe City Council will open on...

Tempe, AZ – The Tempe City Council today authorized city staff to move forward with an application process to fill the vacancy left by former...

(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...

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...

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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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...

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: 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...

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....

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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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...

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...
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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...

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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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...

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...

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."...

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...

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...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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