Ahead of City Council election, mysterious ads targeting candidate Kolby Granville...

TEMPE, Arizona — This week, Tempe residents on the early voting registry will begin to receive ballots in their mailboxes. Additionally, a number of registered...
Mayor Greg Stanton

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...

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...
Downtown Phoenix Light Rail Station

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...

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...

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...

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...

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."...

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...
Mayor Greg Stanton

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...

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....

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...

Running for final term, Mayor Lane reflects on experience

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona — Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane has a long-standing history in Scottsdale. For over four decades, he has called “The West’s Most Western...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

(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...

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...
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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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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: 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...
Gilbert Water Tower

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....

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...

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...

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,...

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....

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
Reginald Bolding

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...

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...
Mayor Greg Stanton

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Bernie Sanders is Coming to Phoenix in Support of Clinton

Just days before the historic 2016 Presidential election, there will be an Arizona Democratic Party GOTV Rally with Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont. On Sunday,...
FWD.us Arizona Coalition

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

(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...

Mayor Mitchell on his second term, ‘aggressive economic development,’ and making...

TEMPE, Arizona — Mayor Mark Mitchell is no stranger to politics. His father, Harry Mitchell, is Tempe’s longest-serving mayor and a two-term U.S. Congressman,...

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...

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,...

Sinema Brings Representation to the Senate

This election season, Kyrsten Sinema’s victory made her the first female senator for Arizona. But the win marked another milestone as she has now...

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,...

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...

(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...

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...

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...

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...

(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,...

Mayor John Giles discusses accomplishments, challenges, and his bid for re-election

MESA, Arizona — Mayor John Giles was not born into a particularly politically-involved family. His father was a Mesa elementary school principle for three...

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...

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...

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...

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...
ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

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...

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...
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