Community leaders gather to launch clean water initiative in south Phoenix

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Foundation for Community & Health Advancement recently awarded a $25,000 grant to Water Works to bring safe, clean...

Food City Celebrates 20 Years of Hosting Community Soccer Tournament

After a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, Food City’s annual soccer tournament, Copa Food City, returns to the Phoenix Events Complex (2209...

Bashas’ Holds Family-Friendly Halloween Celebrations in Stores on Sat. Oct. 29

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...

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Employees to Fill 1,000 JoyJars...

In support of the Jessie Rees Foundation, an estimated 170 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona  employees will volunteer their time to fill 1,000 JoyJars with toys,...

Bashas’ Announces Promotions

Three new appointments within Bashas’ Family of Stores are bolstering talent among the leadership teams at two of their brands, AJ’s Fine Foods and...

Bashas’ Names C4 Foundation the Winner of $50,000 Donation in Charity...

Culminating its weeks-long Community Choice Charity Challenge, Bashas’ named C4 Foundation the grand prize winner of a $50,000 donation during a special event at...

Bashas’ to Donate $50,000 to a Lucky Nonprofit Sept. 23

Supermarket chain will announce which one charity (out of 10 finalists) received the most online votes from the community; Trey Basha will present that...

Kierland OktoberWest Festival to Take Place Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022

 Get ready to clap your hands and stomp your feet as The Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale will soon host its inaugural OktoberWest Festival,...

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...

Food City Spices Things Up for Hatch Green Chile Season

 While many of us cannot wait for cooler temperatures to arrive, it is about to get a lot hotter throughout the state due to...

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Foundation opens grant application window,...

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Foundation for Community & Health Advancement announced today that it has opened its discretionary grant application window...

Bashas’ launches a 90-day celebration for its 90th anniversary

Bashas’ will begin a 90-day celebration this month to commemorate its 90th anniversary. From grocery card giveaways and an attempt to break a GUINNESS...

Bashas’ Announces EBT SNAP Online Acceptance for Same-Day Grocery Delivery and...

Shoppers looking for accessibility and convenience have a new option for their grocery purchases. Bashas’ more than 100 grocery stores across Arizona are now...

Bashas’ Invites Arizonans to Get Nostalgic to Celebrate its 90th Anniversary

As it prepares to officially celebrate 90 years of serving Arizona later this year, Bashas’ is inviting Arizonans across the state to look back...

Education Forward Arizona and Freeport-McMoRan Foundation Partnership Expands to Support 200...

The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation recently announced an investment of $6 million to increase access to higher education for Native American students as part of an...

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...

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Holds Free Medicare Information Sessions

Healthcare needs can radically change as people age, which makes having a keen understanding of Medicare options vital. With more options than ever before,...

Cancer Support Community Arizona CEO Receives Fellowship Award

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust selected Cancer Support Community Arizona CEO Debbie DiCarlo as a recipient of one of its nine Piper Fellowship award...

Raley’s Completes Purchase of the Bashas’ Company

Raley’s has announced the completion of the Bashas’ acquisition.  As previously shared, Raley’s had entered into a definitive agreement to purchase all the assets...

Movember at the Mint Addresses Men’s Health Issues & Promotes Early...

Mint Cannabis, operator of Arizona’s largest dispensary, has joined efforts with Cancer Support Community Arizona (CSCAZ) to launch a “Movember at the Mint” campaign....

ASU Prep Digital Partnerships with Utah Schools Provide Model for Expanding...

Education changes lives. Yet for a multitude of reasons, not all students have equal access to quality learning. It is a challenge that former...

Arizonans Invited to Add Heat to Their Meals with #HatchAtHomeAZ Recipe...

As Arizonans begin counting down the days to cooler weather, Food City and Bashas’ supermarkets, together with Blue Clover Distillery and Mark Tarbell, look...
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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...

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...

Implementation of tenant/landlord assistance programs is critical

By Michelle Lind, CEO Arizona REALTORS® Arizona businesses continue to be affected by the economic impact of COVID-19.  Particularly hard-hit are those individuals whose business is...

Rio Salado Named College Innovation Network Founding Member

Rio Salado College Serves as Founding Member of College Innovation Network to Help Guide EdTech Student Success Pilot ProgramThe College Innovation Network (CIN) announced on Aug. 4,...

Your risky behavior is impacting Arizona’s kids

By Richard Berg, Camp Colley FoundationThe temperature in Arizona is rising and so is the level of disregard for following commonsense guidelines for mitigating...

Meet Debbie Nez-Manuel: Leader and Legislative Candidate

I recently met Debbie Nez-Manuel, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation with roots in Klagetoh. Her early years in the small community among...

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...

Rio Salado College President Kate Smith Named Aspen Institute Fellow

 The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today announced that Rio Salado College Interim President Kate Smith is one of 40 leaders selected for the 2020-21 class of the Aspen...

Nannies on Wheels Service Available in Phoenix

If you have ever needed to be in two places at once as a working parent, you know the added stress that transportation can...

The DACA program has made my ability to achieve the American...

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments regarding the legality of the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for...

The Velvet Handcuffs Book – Hot off the Press!

The Velvet Handcuffs Breaking Free of Corporate America.  Authored by Bob Wallace, MBA  Overview This newly published book delivers meaningful and useful tools to break out of...

(Opinion) My Evolution as a Mother

When I reflect on what it means to be a mom, it sometimes brings a smile to my face and at other times, fills...

KID CHEF FROM SCOTTSDALE WINS HEALTHY COOKING CONTEST

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) just announced the grand-prize winner of its 2019 Walk On! Kids Cooking Challenge. David Hummert, a 9-year-old...

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...

(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...

9th Annual Kids’ Healthy Cooking Contest Now Open

It’s that time of year again—time to make New Year’s resolutions. This year, why not resolve to get kids in the kitchen to cook...

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...

(Opinion) For the Next Generation, Vote YES on Prop 127

We’ve seen a plethora of press, mailers, and nasty TV ads designed to confuse voters about the Clean Healthy AZ ballot initiative, Prop 127,...

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...

Sourcely Appoints Jeff Mandell as Board Advisor

Sourcely Holdings, Inc., a leader in aftermarket mobile device parts and services, today announced that telecom and consumer electronics industry veteran, Jeff Mandell has...

7 Reasons Moms Are the Rockstars of the Employment World

Any employer will tell you the backbone of a successful company lies in placing the best personalities and talents in the right areas. Over...

(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...

VIDEO: Phoenix Theatre Presents Avenue Q

Phoenix Theatre is excited to announce it’s 6-week run of the Tony-award winning show Avenue Q (July 25 – Sept. 9.) Avenue Q is a...

Monsoon Season Marks the Height of Scorpion Season – Protect Your...

By Georgia Clubb, Founder of Seal Out Scoprions  I’m often asked when scorpion season is. In Arizona, it can sometimes seem all year long. However,...

OPINION: Why I Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month

It’s sadly ironic that while communities across the country celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month in June, we are simultaneously witnessing cruelty toward immigrants...

(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...

Las Palmas Cantina Brings the Flavors of the Mexican Riviera to...

Submitted by MLN Contributor Barb Walters Harris Sometimes our travels linger in our mind long after we get back from the trip. We remember fondly...

Opinion: Think Your Son or Daughter Might be LGBT+?

Are you worried that your son or daughter might be LGBT+? Many parents and grandparents today were raised in an era where certain behaviors,...

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...

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...

Viewpoints: Is This Myth True about DACA?

It's no secret that President Donald Trump is on the verge of ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program; one reason is the...

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...

Teen Life: An Ode to Corona Science Teacher Mike Trimble

Mike Trimble is a high school biology teacher at Corona del Sol High School in Tempe but he's way overqualified for the job. He...

OPINION: Education Suffers When our Students Live with ‘Fear’ Due to...

By Dr. Lupita Ley Hightower, Superintendent, Tolleson Elementary School District   The UCLA Civil Rights Project recently presented the findings of a first-of-its-kind study during a...

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...

Bisexuals Make Up 52% of LGBTQ Community

Bisexuals are the silent majority of the LGBTQ community, says a report from the Movement Advancement Project (MAP), an independent think tank that provides...

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...

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...

Could You Be Homophobic? Self-Check for this Ugly Emotional Cancer

Does it make you uncomfortable to think about homosexual sex? If so, have you ever asked yourself why? Really, your discomfort likely goes back...

So Your Friend Just Came Out as Bisexual? Seven Useful Tips..

So your friend just came out to you as bisexual? Congratulations! That must mean you are a great friend because your friend trusts you...

10 Christmas Classics that Need to Be Watched Every Year

There are certain traditions we all have around Christmas time. Maybe we put up the tree a day after Thanksgiving. Perhaps we bake Christmas...

Opinion: Grant Dreamers’ Dream Before 2018

Many view the start of a new year as an opportunity for a clean slate, a chance to start fresh. However, before Americans and...
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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...
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The Rise of the Pop Up Shops

For those newly engaged hopefuls amidst wedding planning preparations, selecting the right florist to match your blooming vision is an important step to achieving...
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Director Contributes to Native Students’ Education

  In a space located at Arizona State University on the Tempe campus in Discovery Hall, you can find the American Indian Initiatives Office. Even...
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Opinion: Don’t Let the DACA Debate Die

It’s been more than two months since the Trump administration announced their decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for...
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Opinion: Bolding Remains a Teacher at Heart, a Voice Against an...

Arizona Rep. Reginald Bolding, of the 27th District, never saw himself in government; in fact, growing up, he never even knew of the grandiose...

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...
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What is an Umbrella Policy?

Umbrella insurance coverage is one of the most misunderstood insurance policies. I have been asked many questions over the years about umbrella insurance and here...
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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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Five Tips for Managing Remote Employees

Remote employees are ubiquitous across every business sector and provide a wealth of benefits to the workforce and to their companies. Managing remote employees...
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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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A Blossoming Friendship | Mayu & Melissa | Table Tops Etc

I Initially met my soon-to-be best friend, Mayu Valladolid, at Margret T Hance Park while hosting an event, budding my career as a florist....
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Thank You Arizona Diamondbacks!

Baseball season is now over in Arizona, the post season has come to an end.  Instead of being upset about it, let's take the...
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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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Are You A “Caring” Landlord?

 Guest Column Just imagine that you own a house or a condo and you decide to rent it out.  You become a landlord, and you...
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Hashtags 101: How They Can Help Your Business or Nonprofit

Guest Column While many of us remember when a hashtag (#) was known as the pound sign, the use of the hashtag has become a...