Councilman Granville Endorses Justin Stewart For Tempe City Council

       I'm very proud to announce my endorsement for of Justin Stewart for Tempe City Council.  I have known Justin for several years as the...

Arizona Among the Lowest in the Nation in LGBTQ Equality

Yesterday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation and the Equality Federation Institute released their annual State Equality Index (SEI), a comprehensive state-by-state report detailing statewide laws and...

Arizona Leading the Way in Serving the Deaf and Hard of...

On Jan. 11 at 1 p.m. The Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (ACDHH) will hold a press conference in...

Women’s March Returns to Phoenix January 21st

We are a women-led movement that seeks to break down systemic oppression through nonviolent action, and we are back in 2018 with a new...

Arizona Voters Overwhelming Support Increased Funding for Teachers and Students

For the third consecutive year, a majority of Arizona voters surveyed believe education is the top issue facing our state today. In fact, education...

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...

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CEO Announces Congressional Run

The Congressional District 2 race is heating up as the first Republican announced her candidacy this past week. Lea Márquez-Peterson is the president and CEO...
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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...

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...
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Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Does Not Work for ICE

  In a special town hall meeting, hosted by Queen Creek on Tuesday evening, Sheriff Paul Penzone made it clear that the Maricopa County...
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What the ASU Community Thinks of Revoking Rose’s Award

Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication sends message that sexual misconduct will not be tolerated or overseen in the...

Executive Order Expands Job Opportunities For Arizonans With Disabilities

Key state agencies will be required to partner with private sector vendors to expand job opportunities for disabled Arizonans, under an executive order signed by Governor...
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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...

First-time Candidate Vega Qualifies for Tempe City Council Ballot

  By 8:31 am on Monday November 13, the Tempe City Clerk’s office accepted 3 times the number of required petition signatures for Genevieve Vega....

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...

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...
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One Year Into the Phoenix Transportation 2050 Plan

It has been a full year since the City of Phoenix put in place the Transportation 2050 plan, that has been aimed to improve...
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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...
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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...

Secular Coalition for Arizona Hosts 3rd Annual Secular Summit

Join secular public policy supporters from around the state for our 3rd Annual Secular Summit on Saturday, December 2nd. This will be a day...

Arizona Judge Protects LGBTQ Protections in Phoenix

A judge has ruled that a business owner's religious beliefs do not entitle them to a license to discriminate against LGBTQ people!  With similar...

Arizona Senator to Speak at Naval Academy

In the midst of his battle with brain cancer, Arizona Senator John McCain has plans to return to his alma mater to deliver a...
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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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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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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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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...
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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...

“No Promo Homo” Laws Strike Conversation

Advocates say Arizona’s so-called “No Promo Homo” law, that prohibits schools from teaching safe practices for homosexual sex, is stigmatizing and endangering the LGBT...
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Freedom Summit – This Saturday!

Do you stand for the National Anthem or take the knee? Will you come together in unity with your fellow Americans? Or choose division...

Disability Organizations Partner with Maricopa County Recorder for Voter Empowerment Day...

Last year, millions of Americans didn’t vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register. National Voter Registration Day seeks...

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,...

Kyrene to Hold Voter Registration Event on National Voter Registration Day

On National Voter Registration Day, Tuesday, September 26, Kyrene School District will host a second Voter Registration event of the year from 3:00-5:30 p.m....

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...

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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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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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...

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...

UA Seeks City Streets to go with New Dorm

The University of Arizona continues to grow in Tucson, which can be good or bad for the city, depending on perspective.  The Tucson City Council...

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...
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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...

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,...

Rockin’ River Ranch: Arizona’s Newest State Park

Nestled between a leisurely stretch of the Verde River, one of the Southwest’s last free-flowing rivers, and open grasslands shaded by cottonwood trees sits...

FWD.us Launches Arizona Coalition to Advocate for Immigration Reform

FWD.us, a national, bipartisan organization founded by Mark Zuckerberg and other tech leaders focused on promoting comprehensive immigration reform, recently launched a new statewide...

Proposition 206’s Mandated Paid Sick Leave Affecting Small Businesses

The largest obstacle facing small businesses in the valley stems from Proposition 206’s mandated paid sick leave rather than the minimum wage increase, according...

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...

Schapira to Announce Decision on Bid for Superintendent of Public Instruction

Tempe City Council member David Schapira plans to announce his decision on whether to run for the state Superintendent of Public Instruction on Tuesday,...

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...

ONE Community Launches Statewide Billboard Campaign

This week, ONE Community launched an educational billboard campaign, in partnership with businesses across the state, aimed at raising public awareness that Arizona’s current...
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County Board Approves Hassayampa River Preserve Agreement (VIDEO)

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted this week to add another jewel to the Parks and Recreation Department’s crown. Approval of the agreement between...

Faith and Transgender Day Celebrated at State Capitol

From our friends at ONE Community- Last Thursday, ONE Community brought together faith and transgender leaders from across the state for our first ever "Faith...

Tempe City Council Agrees to Launch Preschool Pilot Program

More than 350 Tempe children between the ages of 3 and 4 may receive free preschool services thanks to a new program given a...

Voter Registration Increases 57K Since General Election

Secretary of State Michele Reagan has announced the latest voter registration figures and the number of registrants in Arizona has increased 57,656 to more...

What Would Fido Want? Meetup Planned with Council Members

Since our pups and kittens can't talk for themselves, City of Tempe Councilmembers Lauren Kuby and Randy Keating would love your feedback on animal-related...

ASU March for Science to Elevate Science and Politics

Join the ASU March for Science! We will be marching from the old main and around the entire campus to show our support for...

Rally in Solidarity With the Muslim Community

In light of Trump's discriminatory and Islamophobic rhetoric and legislature, we are joining together in a peaceful demonstration of our support for the mosques...

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....

Legislation Introduced to Add Protections for LGBT and Veterans

Submitted by ONE Community Two Arizona lawmakers introduced legislation today that will update the state’s existing nondiscrimination laws to include protections for veterans, lesbian, gay,...

Rep. Don Shooter Wins 2016 Legislative Session Champions Award

LEGISLATIVE IMPACT – Rep. Don Shooter (R – Yuma, Dist. 13) was recognized by the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) with a 2016...

City Hires New Director of Planning and Development Services

After a nationwide search, the city of Tucson has hired a new Director of Planning and Development Services. Manjeet Ranu will fill the position and begin...

Sen. Gail Griffin Wins 2016 Legislative Session Champions Award

LEGISLATIVE IMPACT – Sen. Gail Griffin (R – Hereford, Dist.6) was recognized by the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) with a 2016 Legislative...

Rep. Brenda Barton Wins 2016 Legislative Session Champions Award

LEGISLATIVE IMPACT – Rep. Brenda Barton (R - Payson, Dist. 6) was recognized by the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) with a 2016...

Three Arizona Mayors Join Nationwide Coalition for LGBT Protections

From cities large and small, 175 mayors across the country this week announced “Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination,” a broad-based, nonpartisan coalition comprised of local officials...

Sen. Bob Worsley Receives 2016 Legislative Session Champions Award

LEGISLATIVE IMPACT –Sen. Bob Worsley (R – Mesa, Dist. 25) was recognized by the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) with a 2016 Legislative...

Arizona Association for Economic Development Presents 2016 Legislative Session Champions Awards

LEGISLATIVE IMPACT – The Arizona Association for Economic Development recently presented its 2016 Legislative Session Champions Awards, recognizing legislators for their efforts in sponsoring...

Inauguration Day Teach-In Planned at Northern Arizona University

Donald Trump will take his oath and officially become the 45th President of the United States on Friday, January 20th. On this historic day,...

Hearing Set for February on Tucson Gun Policy

As the great gun debate continues in the United States, there is a new development in Arizona's own discussion and legislation on guns and...

Tempe Councilman Granville’s Top 3

Tempe Councilman Granville's Top 3 (1) Gentrification Workgroup Gentrification is broadly defined as "the buying and renovating of property in urban areas, thus improving property values,...

Poll: Arizona Voters Rank Education As Top Issue

For the second year running, Arizona voters believe education is the most important issue facing our state. In fact, results from a statewide survey...

Ak-Chin Indian Community Elects New Council Leaders

The Ak-Chin Indian Community has elected Robert Miguel as chairman, Gabriel Lopez as vice-chairman, and Delia Carlyle, Ann Antone and Alvin Antone as council...

Denny Barney Elected Chairman of County Board of Supervisors

Maricopa County District 1 Supervisor Denny Barney was elected unanimously today as the Chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors for 2017.  Barney...

Scottsdale Hires New City Manager: Jim Thompson

The Scottsdale City Council voted unanimously to hire Jim Thompson as Scottsdale’s next city manager. Thompson will begin his duties around Jan. 8, 2017, pending...

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...

Safety Pin Nation Hosts #StrongerTogetherAZ Peace Vigil

The #StrongerTogetherAZ Peace Vigil is a peaceful vigil that is the kick-off event for Safety Pin Nation™ Movement in Arizona. The event will take place on...

ASU Student Forms Super PAC to Elevate Higher Education

“You don’t have to be special, you just have to take the first step”, Nicolas Gerard said on his recent achievement of creating a...

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...

Understanding the LD 18 Campaign Income Breakdown

It took more than securing the most campaign funds to collect the most votes for a victory in the 2016 Legislative District 18 State Senate...
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