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,...

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...

Runbeck Election Services Appoints Ken Matta as CIO

 Former Arizona election security chief joins industry-leading elections company as CIORunbeck Election Services, an elections services company focused on delivering election printing, equipment, and...

The Partnership of Economic Innovations Adds Grace O’Sullivan of ASU to...

O’Sullivan to offer expertise in formulating strategic public-private partnershipsThe Partnership for Economic Innovation (PEI), a passionate collective of business and community leaders dedicated to...

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,...

Partnership for Economic Innovation Collaborates with City of Phoenix to Distribute...

The Connective, a PEI initiative, will partner with the City of Phoenix on the Family Assistance Resource and Workforce Wraparound Tuition/Apprentice programsThe Partnership for...

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...

Runbeck Election Services Invests in W+D envelope converting technology to Become...

Runbeck Election Services (Runbeck), an elections technology solutions company focused on delivering printing, equipment and software solutions, announced it has purchased two W+D 410...

National Small Business Advocacy Council aligns with SBA to advance access...

The National Small Business Advocacy Council is gaining momentum in its effort to increase opportunities for small businesses to compete for federal contracts with...

CORE Institute Doctor Named to Governor’s Telehealth Committee

Dr. William Thompson of The CORE Institute Named to Gov. Doug Ducey’s Telehealth Task ForceTaskforce Aims to Create Longstanding Policy for Telemedicine in Arizona Phoenix,...

Valley military moms supported by Star Spangled Babies® baby shower

In honor of Military Appreciation Month, 50 new and expecting military moms were treated to a baby shower just for them. Operation Homefront hosted...
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Prop 208 Gives Teachers New Hope

  The passing of Proposition 208, the Invest in Education Act, has been widely held as a victory by teachers statewide, especially at schools in...

Advocates Call to End the Sale of All Flavored Tobacco Products...

PHOENIX – A wide-ranging coalition of advocates and organizations have joined Phoenix City Councilman Michael Nowakowski to call for an end to the sale...

National Defense Authorization Act Is a Welcome Victory for the Havasupai...

The Havasupai Tribe has long stood in opposition to uranium mining at the Grand Canyon. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which was amended...

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...

How To Run For Tempe City Council – A Guide

Running for Tempe City Council can be a daunting task.  I should know, the first time I ran in 2000 I lost badly!  I...

Opinion: Doreen Garlid is the Tempe City Council Race’s Standout Newcomer

Tempe voters: if you haven’t already received your Tempe municipal ballot in the mail, you will very soon. While most of the attention has...

LGBT students face scrunity throughout Arizona

Arizona public schools are still undecided on whether sexual education should be taught as a class. Arizona has always had many historical issues within...

Senate Judiciary Denounces Pornography a Crisis

The modern-day consumption of pornography and the possible negative effects on millennial relationships have raised concern for Arizona lawmakers leading to the possibility of...

AAED Spring Conference To Focus On ‘Cool Tools and Hot Topics’

(PHOENIX – March 25, 2019) The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) will host its annual Spring Conference, May 1-3 at Loews Ventana Canyon...

(Opinion) Holy voter suppression, Batman!

While most people were getting ready to pass out candy to little superheroes this past Halloween, I was voting. Like most elections, I voted...

(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...

Phoenix Mayoral Candidate Forum

Phoenix Mayoral Candidate Forum on Health, Housing & Homelessness Dignity Health HOMeVP (Health and Housing of Medically Vulnerable People Committee), Vitalyst, and the Arizona Housing...

The Problem with Ballot (Language)

The midterm elections have come and gone, but Arizona voters may still not understand what they actually voted for. This year Ballotpedia, a non-partisan voter...

Foot Soldiers of Democracy

Over the past two years, Americans expressed their frustration for the political turmoil on both sides the isle. However, the midterm elections seem to...

Bernie Sanders Endorses Gubernatorial Candidate David Garcia at ASU Rally

Gubernatorial candidate David Garcia discussed the importance of quality education at his campaign rally on Tuesday night at Arizona State University’s Student Pavilion.  The...

Sinema Becomes the Winner of the Arizona Senate Race

  Democrat Kyrsten Sinema has won the 2018 Arizona U.S Senate Race over Republican Martha McSally by almost 40,000 votes. The two women were in a...

Massive Turnout for Democratic Watch Party

 As the election results came through for the Senate and House of Representatives, people in the crowd of an election night watch party waited...

Stanton Projected to Defeat Ferrara

    Former Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton is projected to end his congressional bid in a victory based off of early ballot results.   Stanton led the...

Sanders rallies with Garcia in Tempe

The sea of people in blue “Feel the Bern” T-shirts and holding purple “Sun devils for Garcia” signs cheered as gubernatorial candidate David Garcia...

(Opinion) Enough is Enough: Vote NO on Prop 306 and Protect...

By Phoenix Councilwoman and Candidate for Mayor Kate Gallego and Lauren Kuby, Vice Mayor of Tempe   The corrupting influence of dark money plagues Arizona -- it's hurting...

Candidates debate education and Prop. 305

Education issues dominated the Clean Elections Commission debate as topics such as education funding, college tuition, and Proposition 305 were heavily discussed. The debate took...

(Opinion) YES on Tempe’s Two Ballot Propositions

Yes on Proposition 418: Hold Our Elected Officials Accountable Should voters support this update to the Tempe City Charter, removing a councilmember could be considered...

(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...

Voter Turnout Breaks Record for Arizona Primary

It's been a good year for citizen participation in politics. So much so that the recent turnout for the Arizona primary broke records. More Arizona...

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...

(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...

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."...

Election Research Shows Increase in Young Voter Registration

According to newly released election research, the number of registered young voters is on the rise in Arizona, following a similar trend around the...

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...

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...

Gun Control Survey Downtown Phoenix

A majority of people informally surveyed Wednesday in downtown Phoenix said more gun control and focus on background checks would help to prevent school...

(Writer Viewpoint) Survey: How Can We Prevent School Shootings

In the wake of a series of school shootings, the most recent in Texas, ways to prevent future school shootings has been a topic...

Tom Forese Drops Out of State Treasurer Race

One candidate announced his withdrawal from the race for state treasurer. Arizona utility regulator Tom Forese has been in the running for the seat for...

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...

Tucson Man Gets 15 Months Behind Bars For Threatening Rep. McSally

A Tucson Man will spend the next 15 months in federal prison after threatening U.S. Rep. Martha McSally last year. 58-year-old Steve Martan told U.S....

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...

Moms Lobby for Gun Control

Photo by Quintin Bingham Rep. Mitzi Epstein, District 18, talking with Moms Demand Action members, Tuesday, March 27, 2018, in Phoenix. By Quintin Bingham The wave of...

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: 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...

Moms Demand Action Prepare For Lobby Day

Last month's school shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead and 14 others injured was the latest in a continuous pattern of preventable,...

March for Our Lives Arizona Raises Nearly $16,000 in 48 Hours

March for Our Lives Arizona, a nonpartisan, grassroots group of high school students with little to no formal organizing experience, is proud to announce that they...

Local Teens Organize “March for Our Lives: Phoenix” in Response to...

Two Arizona teens are organizing a local student-led protest at the Arizona State Capitol on Saturday, March 24th in response to unabated gun violence,...

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...

Arizona House of Representatives Approves Bill that Relaxes Gun Safety Within...

By Hanna Plotnik and Hana Dement   A bill that would relax gun-safety requirements in homes where foster youth live is advancing in the Arizona House...

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: 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...

Answering the Call: Arizona Women Running for Elected Office

Sunday morning, my husband Dave and I attended a donor's brunch for U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema at the home of a very nice couple...

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....

Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona Ballot Initiative Launches Campaign

An important ballot initiative is launching their campaign tomorrow. Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona would require that the state's utilities provide 50% of their energy...

Tempe teens discuss social challenges at Town Hall on Feb. 15

More than 100 youth and community leaders will exchange ideas and propose solutions for social challenges facing young people at Tempe’s 38th Annual Youth...

Civic Engagement on Wheels!

Last Saturday, Tempe’s cyclist community along with seasoned campaign volunteers gathered to co-host the city’s first-ever bike canvass event. The Bike canvass event launched...

Martha McSally Announces Senate Run

The Senate race continues to heat up as Martha McSally formally announced her long anticipated run for Senate. This news comes after months of speculation...

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...