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...

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...
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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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