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  Have you ever wanted to have an article written about you and your business for publication in the local newspaper or magazine?  In today’s...

Girl Up Club Launches at Tempe’s Corona del Sol High School

By Nikki Dull The Girl Up club is a new club at CdS that aims to raise money for UN Foundations that fund projects for...

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...

Colby Cruisers Raising Funds to Donate Bikes to Grandchildren Being Raised...

It’s the season to make holiday wishes come true and Colby Cruisers, a Gilbert-based bike wholesaler/retailer, is teaming up with Duet, a Phoenix area...

Sun Devil leaders to receive honors at 2019 Homecoming

The ASU Alumni Association will honor Sun Devil leadership during the upcoming Nov. 23 Homecoming game, which will pit ASU against the University of...

200,000 ARIZONANS MAY HAVE MISSED STIMULUS CHECKS THAT TOTAL $198 MILLION

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Cover Arizona and the Arizona Alliance For Community Health Center are launching a public information campaign to assist Arizonans who have not...

AZ Liquids to Debut New Juice with Charitable Tie to State...

 Proceeds of new ‘State Forty Eight Liquid’ juice will benefit Arizona entrepreneurs TEMPE, Ariz.– Locally-sourced and operated juice company, AZ Liquids, is collaborating with community-focused apparel...

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Accepts Local Holocaust Survivor Interview

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) has accepted an interview conducted by Sun Sounds’ volunteer Judy Bartelstone with child Holocaust survivor, Dr. Michael Markson, for their archives. Dr. Markson’s...

MdN Baseball Teams With Friends of Jaclyn

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Southwest Human Development Announces “Walk with Me” Event, Feb. 23

 Sat., Feb. 23, families are invited to join the one-mile Walk with Me Family Fun Walk featuring activities, food and drinks, games crafts and...

Restaurant To Donate Pizzas to HonorHealth Hospitals

We are all in this together. Local restaurant PHX Beer Co. believes in that and that’s why, beginning this Friday, April 3, through April...

Press Coffee Announces New Community Blend

Local Coffee Roaster Commits to Supporting Local Nonprofits Press Coffee is passionate about supporting the community where they work and live. Over the years...

Mint Cannabis Celebrates Valentine’s Day with Sweet, Infused Treats

No matter whether you are single or attached this Valentine’s Day, the Mint’s cannabis kitchen has you covered!The Mint Café’s professional chefs are offering...
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Vicinity: Internationally Tempe Event

Join the TCAA team Friday, October 20th at Papago Park! The Vicinity food festival and cookbook event is from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm at...

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...

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...

Great Hearts AD Receives Prestigious Honor

Great Hearts Academies is excited to announce that Duane Ediger, athletic director (AD) at Scottsdale Preparatory Academy (SPA), was voted AD of the Year...

Supporting Your Local Businesses

Overview  Now that Arizona businesses are reopening, it is so important that the public support them.  Not just for the sake of those merchants, but...
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Tempe Prep Soccer Adding Wins with Strong Leadership

By Hayden Sampson When people work their whole lives for something, are willing to miss parties for it, and spend every breathing second thinking about...

Bashas’ Halloween Celebrations in Stores Across the State Oct. 28

Arizona families across the state are invited to creep and crawl into their neighborhood Bashas’ supermarket for some fun-filled holiday treats and activities the...

KJZZ and Rio Salado College Announce Hermosillo News Bureau

The valley’s NPR (National Public Radio) member station, KJZZ, 91.5 FM, is opening a news bureau in Hermosillo, the capital of Sonora state, expanding...

KJZZ News honored with Public Radio News Director National Awards

The Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI) announced their annual awards recognizing and celebrating the work of reporting, editing, anchoring and producing at local...

Queen Creek Middle School HOSA Students Give Back to Community

The holidays are here which means family, friends, and food. However, for some families, food can be hard to come by during the holidays....

Fulton Homes’ 7th Annual Fly The Flag Campaign Raises Funds for...

Valley linchpin Fulton Homes has announced the conclusion of this year's Fly The Flag philanthropy drive. The 7th annual drive, which wrapped in conjunction...

Local Interior Designer Has One Less Thing to Worry About with...

PHOENIX –  Marco Morales, an interior designer from Phoenix, spends his days working for a small commercial design firm. Like many working professionals, he...

Bashas’ Brings the Carnival to Town for This Year’s Donut Flavor...

Vivid fluorescent lights, childlike squeals of delight, and an unmistakable aroma of sunshine, machine oil, and sweet, sticky indulgences. These are sights, sounds, and...

Queen Creek Unified Honored for Adult Education Program

The Arizona Association for Lifelong Learning  (AALL), the state’s adult literacy association, is pleased to announce that Queen Creek Unified School District(QCUSD) and one of its Adult...

Arizona Firefighter Athletics: Purpose and Direction

Three visionaries founded the Arizona Firefighter Athletics (AZFFA) 501(c)3 charity organization in 2011, with the mission to, "Build camaraderie and community within the public...

Opinion: Reasons Why to Shop at Goodwill Stores

As an American consumer, odds are good you have heard of Goodwill stores.  They are virtually everywhere including right here in Phoenix.  Have you...

Serrano’s Launches Burritos for Badges Donation Program

Serrano’s Launches Burritos for Badges Donation ProgramAll 5 Serrano’s Mexican Restaurants Move to Curbside Pickup and Delivery OnlyCHANDLER, Ariz. (April 2, 2020) – Serrano’s...

Rio Salado Welcomes New Vice President of Administrative Services Michelle Gates

Rio Salado College is pleased to announce that Michelle Gates is the new vice president of administrative services.Gates brings to Rio Salado a deep...

Arizona Gives Day is on the Way

Arizona Gives Day is almost here! This 24-hour state-wide campaign is when people across the state join forces to support the causes that mean...

KJZZ’s Youth Media Center, SPOT 127, Again Wins Regional Awards

KJZZ’s Youth Media Center student productions were honored by the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Saturday...

SPOT127 KJZZ’s Teen Summer Boot Camp Program

KJZZ’s SPOT127 Teen Summer Boot Camp Teaches Digital Storytelling Skills   SPOT 127's summer boot camps offer high school students in the metro Phoenix area...

Arizona’s Tallest Christmas Tree Arrives at Outlets at Anthem

 An annual tradition for many across the valley arrived at the Outlets at Anthem, Thurs., Oct. 25. For 17 consecutive years, the shopping center...

Artlink Announces New First Fridays Shuttle

To give visitors better access to arts and culture experiences during Phoenix’s popular First Fridays Art Walk, Artlink Inc. has updated the routes of...

Arizona’s Food Bank Needs Your Help

Citizens of Arizona may or may not be familiar with St. Mary’s Food Bank.  They are a charity icon in the Valley, providing free...
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Tempe Prep Students Continue Volunteer Service

Tempe Prep Students Embrace Community Service  By Maya Kostov Whether sending letters to veterans, sorting medical supplies at Project C.U.R.E., cleaning or gardening on the...

Lectric eBikes Riders Log Thousands of Miles Inspiring New VIP Loyalty...

Lectric eBikes riders to be rewarded by going the distance in “Lectrifying” their lives PHOENIX (Sept. 28, 2023) – As a show of appreciation for...

Bringing Love to the Airwaves: “The Venus Vault” Makes its International...

  Hosted by renowned Life and Relationship Coach and author Syndeelou Jones and former pro golfer Craig Matthew, The Venus Vault explores the path of...

Young LatinX Community Shares Their Opinions on The Fourth of July

With the recent events of minors being relocated from their families, young adults within the Latinx community have expressed unease during the Fourth of...

Reviving a Lost Art: 110 Tempe Elementary Students Take Part in...

Letter writing may seem like a lost art to some. But students in the Tempe Elementary School District are reviving it, thanks to the...

Queen Creek Unified Students & Staff Honor Veterans

There are around 21 million veterans in the United States; 522,188 live in Arizona, according to data from the Department of Veterans Affairs. To...

Evergreen Devco Acquires 164,000-Square-Foot Chandler Pavilions Retail Center

Experienced developer boldly closes on retail value-add acquisition during COVID PHOENIX – Evergreen Devco, Inc., a leading retail and multifamily development company in the western...

Construction Trades Program for Kids Needs Volunteers

TradeUp!, a Phoenix nonprofit dedicated to empowering children through hands-on learning in the construction trades, is seeking parents, educators, and professionals in the skilled...

KJZZ’s Soundbite Mobile Studio to participate in Tempe Bike Month

KJZZ 91.5 FM is proud to be participating in the kick-off event for Tempe Bike Month in April.  KJZZ’s Mobile Studio, Soundbite, is a...

Queen Creek High School Hosts Successful Blood Drive

        On Tuesday, August 28th, Queen Creek High School hosted a student blood drive. The blood drive was organized by Queen...

Vote for your Favorite Kid-Inspired Healthy Dish Today

 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona asked local kids to create their best recipes for a healthy and tasty side dish and boy did...

More Things To Do From Home

Overview Believe it or not, there are plenty of things people can do from their homes.  Even though times are difficult right now, it is...
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Rio Salado Expands Services to Students in Prison as U.S. Dept....

The U.S. Department of Education has included Rio Salado College as part of an expansion of the Second Chance Pell  Experimental Sites Initiative, which...

Rocky Mountain Emmy® Awards Announces Gold and Silver Circle Society Inductees

PHOENIX- The Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is excited to induct seven accomplished television leaders into...
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AVID Program Changed Phoenix Union District Teacher

“This one goes to cosmetology school at Metro Tech and she wants to get a business degree and own several of her own salons.”  “This...

Queen Creek Science Teacher Wins CenturyLink Grant

A seventh-grade science teacher at Queen Creek Middle School in the Queen Creek Unified School District has been selected to receive a grant from CenturyLink...

School District Superintendent Meets with Fifth Grade Student to Discuss Recycling

Who inspires you? For one Queen Creek Unified School District (QCUSD) student, it is the Superintendent. On October 16, Jack S., who attends Gateway...

Opinion: Plasma Donation Is It Worth The Compensation?

For those of you that are familiar with donations to the good cause of Plasma Protein Therapy, then you know that plasma donation centers...

Video: Unstoppable Adonis, the Story of a Real-life Superhero

Meet the Inspiration Behind Unstoppable Adonis, Marvel's first Braille Comic Book. Valley celebrity Adonis Watt became a media sensation by wowing football fans in 2019...
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Tempe Prep Boys Basketball Bounces Back with Impressive Wins

By Cameron HillImagine you step up to the three-point line, drained of all your energy after a long game, but you have to make...

Picture Perfect Dinner Locations

With the holidays around the corner, Arizonans are making plans for visiting friends and family. Odds are, many are looking for restaurant ideas for...

Opinion: Why I Won’t Order a Medium Drip

  Rest assured that if you see me in a coffee shop, I will be ordering a medium coffee, not a medium drip. Why?  Because...

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BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS CELEBRATES NATIONAL MENTORING MONTH

Looking to make a difference in your community in 2019? Why not make mentoring part of your New Year’s Resolutions this January. Mentoring not...

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....

Queen Creek Unified School District Names New Athletic Director for Queen...

QUEEN CREEK, AZ— Dr. Perry Berry, Superintendent of the Queen Creek Unified School District (QCUSD), and the QCUSD Governing Board have named Renee Regoli...

Downtown Tempe Plans Sunday Fun-Days to Kick off Fall-O-Ween

It’s sure to be a fun-filled fall with the return of several popular family-friendly fun events in Downtown Tempe. Favorites like the Second Sundays...

“Books and Braids” Salon at Hudson Elementary Makes Little Girls Feel...

Every Wednesday morning before the first bell rings at Hudson Elementary, the corner of Sarah Shipe’s first-grade classroom is transformed into “Books and Braids”...

Ali Ahmed Changes the View of College Safety

When 20-year-old Ali Ahmed walked onto Arizona State University (ASU) Tempe campus as a freshman, he did not know the role he would serve...

AZ Common Ground Offers People a Second Chance at Life

There is a local non-profit organization that is working hard to give people hope after some of life's big challenges. AZ Common Ground is on...

Mdrive Donates Immune Support Product to Firefighters

Mdrive is excited to announce it recently donated 500 bottles of its Mdrive Elite supplement to the United Phoenix Firefighter Association (UPFC). UPFC was...
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Rio Salado College Welcomes Michelle Gates as New Vice President

Rio Salado College is pleased to announce that Michelle Gates is the new vice president of administrative services.Gates brings to Rio Salado a deep...

National Golf Month Spots

It’s National Golf Month! Below is a list of local golf locations you can take a swing at. Flex your golfing skills with your...
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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...

VIDEO: Queen Creek High School Class of 2018 Set Up For...

            The Queen Creek High School class of 2018 graduated on Wednesday, May 23, at Wells Fargo Arena on the Tempe campus of Arizona...

From Crime to Community Work

Prison is 97% managing boredom, the other three percent is either spent outside, or if you’re lucky, at a job. For those in, it...

Gorgeous Gilbert Home in Well Established neighborhood.

Gorgeous, Well Established, highly desired home in Highland Grove at Morrison Ranch! Great school district and close to great restaurants & nightlife, Cactus Yards,...

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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Tempe Prep Singers Make Competitive All Region Choir

By Annie Goodykoontz Covid-19 didn’t prevent the All-Regional Choir Festival from happening this year, but it certainly made it different.It was held completely online. It...

Root for DBacks with these Deals

We can’t wait to root for our boys in the World Series! And businesses across the Valley are offering plenty of deals to help...

Are My Christmas Gifts Covered?

The answer is maybe. NEW CAR- first, congratulations!  Most insurance policies will cover your replacement vehicle for 30 days.  Please call your agent the...

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."...

Care2Act Helps Arizona Businesses Develop Valuable Community Connections

 You don’t have to work for a non-profit organization to make a notable impact in the community. That’s the sentiment behind the new initiative,...