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...

(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...

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,...

(Viewpoint) Protect Public Education Funding, Vote NO on Prop 305!

This coming November Proposition (Prop) 305, in support of the deceptively entitled Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) voucher program, will be on the statewide ballot....

(Viewpoint) Mega Animal Shelter Won’t Serve East Valley

  Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) will be closing its East facility in Mesa in 2019 and there are no plans...

Why Do People Struggle Financially? Take a look and Find...

Have you ever wondered why people struggle financially?  There are so many opinions and ideas around this topic.  Many blame the government, society and...

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...

Opinion – Is it Better to Rent or Own a Home?

Dollars & Sense There is one Personal Finance question that comes up all the time… “IS IT CHEAPER TO RENT THAN TO OWN A HOME?”       The...

Opinion: Tempe Councilman Granville’s Top 3

Tempe Councilman Granville's Top 3 (1) Conversations w/Kolby Councilman Granville will host another series of "conversations".  These informal conversations are an opportunity to talk one-on-one with Granville...

Opinion: Embracing Our Values and a Clean Energy Economy

Cities have the power to lead the way on climate action and, on March 8th, Tempe looks to do just that as the City...

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: Transparency and Prop 403: A Clear Choice for Tempe’s Future

In this current election, in addition to being able to vote for three candidates running for City Council, residents have the opportunity to vote...

Opinion: Vote Vega for Tempe’s Kids

With three open seats in this important City Council election, I’m asking you to cast one vote for Genevieve Vega. I was raised in...

Opinion: There is More to Dark Money than a Current Tempe...

Outrageous.  She claims to be fully supportive of Proposition 403, a measure that would amend Tempe’s City Charter to seriously regulate “dark money” expenditures...

Opinion: Elect Genevieve Vega for Tempe City Council

In Tempe there is an upcoming election. In this election, no candidate is more qualified than Genevieve Vega. There are three Tempe City Council...

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...

Opinion: Justin Stewart for Tempe City Council

This is the first time we have felt compelled to endorse a candidate in our City’s Council elections.. We have been directly and indirectly...

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...

Opinion: Tempe’s Lauren Kuby, a Proven Leader

As a resident of South Tempe and a small business owner, I am more than proud to be supporting Councilmember Lauren Kuby for re-election...

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....

Opinion: Jennifer Adams for Tempe City Council

Lies.  Confusing rumors.  Half-truths and innuendo.  Those are the things that you might expect to find in a national election.  Unfortunately, that is exactly...

OPINION: Vote Lauren Kuby for Tempe City Council

When I supported Lauren Kuby for Tempe City Council four years ago, I knew that Lauren was an incredible candidate. That it still true...

It’s a fecal matter- awareness for dog owners

As I walk the neighborhood with my four-legged companion, I'm often forced to play hopscotch in several areas of our path. We live in...

Opinion: If It Isn’t Mine, Why Care?

Convenience is such a big deal in today’s society. Stores and restaurants are catering to us to provide the easiest way to deliver their...

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?...

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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Charlie Rose’s Harassment Scandal Led to Rescinded Awards

75-year-old Charlie Rose, a well-known American journalist featured on CBS and an interview host on PBS, was fired this week after thorough investigation and...
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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...
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Opinion: Poverty Doesn’t Take a Break

Now that the holidays are approaching people are once again paying more attention to charities.  This especially includes those that help the poor in...
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OPINION: Choosing Your Tempe City Council

 In the coming months, Tempe City Council candidates will be making the rounds, collecting signatures, raising money for their campaigns, and participating in forums...
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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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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...
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Netflix Need To See- The Meyerowitz Stories

The Vulnerable Role I Have Always Wanted To See Adam Sandler Play. The new netflix release of The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) presents a collection of...
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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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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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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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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...

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,...

Top Ten Reasons to Go to Bisbee

     1.  If you have never been to Christmas Town except in your dreams 2.     The crazy ass dedicated (did I say crazy ass?)...

Opinion: Entering My Mid-Twenties

Last weekend I had a birthday. It wasn't really a milestone birthday since I've already been able to legally vote, drink and gamble for...

Opinion: Pornography Addiction is The New Smoking

The opinions expressed below represent those of the author and in no way represent the views or opinions of My Local News.   Pornography addiction...

Opinion: Pornography Addiction is The New Smoking

The opinions expressed below represent those of the author and in no way represent the views or opinions of My Local News.   Pornography addiction...

Opinion: City of Tempe Code of Conduct Op-Ed

By Mayor Mark Mitchell, Vice Mayor Robin Arredondo-Savage and Councilmembers Lauren Kuby, Joel Navarro and Randy Keating There's been a lot of talk lately about...

Have You Ever Thought of Moving to Far North Phoenix?

At first this question seems rather vague.  Where in far north Phoenix are we talking about?  I am speaking of the areas north of...

Opinion: First Amendment Does Not Excuse Granville’s Ethical Violations

In Tempe Councilman Kolby Granville’s public statement (July 29, 2017) regarding his second consecutive council reprimand for personnel code and ethics violations, Mr. Granville...

(Opinion) Naomi Harward, 1990 Tempe Don Carlos Humanitarian Award Winner

In Tempe at this time of the year, the Tempe Community Council (TCC) solicits nominations for the annual Don Carlos Humanitarian Award. This is...

Low Carb Dieting: It’s Easier than You Think

Most of us have probably tried a few different diets throughout our lifetimes. It's common knowledge by now that fad diets are never a...

Opinion: Education Must Be our Priority

I am not an educator. However, I spent my entire career working with educators at every level. I even served as an elected member...

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...

Teacher’s Life: The Sixth Sense Kid and Other Quirky Classroom Characters

After I saw the movie Kindergarten Cop, I thought to myself that I could do this. And I don’t mean talking in a bad...

Opinion: Pursuing a Journalism Degree in 2017 Has Lost Its Appeal

I knew at a young age that I would end up with an English degree some day. During a 9th grade analysis of archetypes...

Opinion: Better Hearing and Mental Health Care Should be Made Available...

By Sherri Collins With more than 1 million individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing in Arizona and more than 48 million nationwide, it...

Opinion: Councilmember Kolby Granville Should Pay His Ethics Legal Bill

Tempe City Councilmember Kolby Granville, recently made history, by becoming the first Tempe City Councilmember to face a city council reprimand, for an ethics...

My Turn: This Has All Happened Before…

This Has All Happened Before… America, like every country, has an absolute right to close its borders to all outsiders and to remove all non-citizens....

My Turn: Tempe is Committed to Balancing Cars, Bikes in Transportation...

(Tempe, Arizona) - As a forward-looking city, Tempe strives to provide a high quality of life for all of its residents. Since the Tempe in...

My Turn: Let’s Not Hit the Pause Button on Conservation

Tempe City Council may be canceling its progressive water pricing that was enacted to slowly erase a structural deficit in our water/wastewater fund as...

Opinion: Why Trump Won – The Role of the Media

The opinions expressed here represent those of the author and in no way represent the perspective of My Local News.    Every single major news...

Recognizing The Value of the Latino Vote in Arizona

Political Commentary Voting is a right for American citizens, but not all registered voters actually vote. For many years, the Latino vote has increased. Hispanics...
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Veekas Shrivastava releases video: “A world-class education for every child”

Veekas Shrivastava, candidate for the Tempe Elementary School District Governing Board, has released a video detailing his vision for the District. In the video, Shrivastava...

Arizona Blocked Cities’ Right To Give Workers Earned Sick Days. Now...

Tempe, AZ - By Lauren Kuby, Councilmember, City of Tempe Last month, the Arizona Legislature passed, and Governor Ducey signed, HB2579, prohibiting cities from enacting...

Hypocrisy of Kolby Granville (Opinion Column)

By: Mario Martinez - Tempe, Arizona Encourages Entrapping PD Officers Over Ordinance He Supported. During the public comment section of the April 21st Tempe City Council meeting, Tempe...

Opinion: The (Tempe) pot calling the kettle black

My name is Joseph Lewis and I am the owner of My Local News who publishes Tempe News along with eighteen other Arizona Community...

Earned Sick Days: Good for Business and our Community

BY: Bob Sommer | The City of Tempe is currently collecting input on a proposal that would require employers in the City of Tempe...
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