Safe Haven Aims to Lower Suicide Rate in the LGBTQ+ Community

Everyone who knows me knows I have a very colorful family filled with members of the lesbian, gay and bisexual community and allies. I...

Full Moon Kayak Tours Offered on Lake Pleasant

There's nothing like the serenity of a moonlit lake on a pleasant evening - especially when you experience it by boat, with nothing but...

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...

Eleven-Year-Old Published Author Shares Experience at Tempe Schools

Ever since she could pick up a pencil, Victoria Mwende has had a passion to write. Now, as an eleven-year-old living in Kenya, Mwende...

Tempe Prep Student Selected for the Global Youth Summit on the...

Congratulations to Tempe Prep Sophomore Madison Hanosh who has been selected to represent Arizona at the Global Youth Summit on the Future of Medicine...

Shady Park serves up Chicago thin crust and a slice of...

TEMPE, Ariz. - At first glance, Shady Park's storefront may evoke the impression that a quaint and modest pizzeria lies just behind the facade....

Experimental City: Arcosanti Attracts Tourists and Residents

About 40 minutes past the city of Anthem, there’s a place that combines the past and the future, equaling something that isn’t quite the...

Time to Bao Down at the Arizona Bao and Dumpling Festival!

If you love bao and dumplings, you don’t want to miss out on the Arizona Bao and Dumpling Festival at the Chandler Park on...

Artist Debra Lee Murrow Helps Find the Artist Within

Scottsdale is home to artists of all types. Some artists come to Scottsdale for the natural beauty and the desert landscapes just outside the...

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,...

Scramble – A Breakfast and Lunch Joint Opens Fourth Location at...

Scramble, the popular fast casual breakfast and lunch experience in metropolitan Phoenix known for using local farmers and vendors, announces the official grand opening of...

Arizona Fried Chicken and Wings Festival

Are you ready to wing it at the Arizona Fried Chicken and Wings Festival? A festival on fried chicken and wings was bound to happen!...

Public Relations Global Network Elects Robert Bauer as President

(PHOENIX, June 10, 2020) - The Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) has announced its slate of new officers for one of the world’s five...

Family Life: Big Family Camping Trips = More Craziness.. er, Fun!

  Even the most patient, expert campers can lose their composure when camping out with family. However, camping out with very big families that do...

Tempe Schools Receive 2,100 Books from Valley Metro Book Drive

Today, a Valley Metro bus delivered more than 2,000 books to three schools in Tempe through the agency’s Driving for Books initiative. Employees of Valley...

College Readiness? I’m No Genius..

Last night I made a critical error. I got wrapped up in routine housework and missed the Sign Up Genius going live for our...

Cactus Sports Celebrates 25 Years

Cactus Sports is celebrating 25 years of Sun Devil Pride in the heart of downtown Tempe. An official retailer of the university, Cactus Sports specializes in all...

Queen Creek High School Hosts Successful Blood Drive

        On Tuesday, August 28th, Queen Creek High School hosted a student blood drive. The blood drive was organized by Queen...

Tempe Neighbors Helping Neighbors Seeking Volunteers (Video)

Tempe Neighbors Helping Neighbors (TNHN) is seeking volunteers to help enable adults to remain in their homes and communities as they age. The next orientation: Monday,...

(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...

West Side Story Comes to Phoenix Theatre

Phoenix Theatre, the largest professional regional theatre company in the Valley, is kicking off its 99th season with the classic musical, West Side Story...

As Workplaces Begin to Reopen Across the Country, the Demand for...

As millions of businesses across the U.S. prepare to re-open to both employees and the public, workplace cleanliness and disinfection is top-of-mind among corporate...

Opinion- Video – New York City Freedom Tower – thinking back

You may be asking yourself what does 911 have to do with Arizona?  Like the rest of the world if you are over the...

Interview with Kate Borders with Tempe’s Downtown Authority

TEMPE, Arizona - If you’ve lived in or around the Tempe area for any extended amount of time, you may have noticed a change...

Opinion: Mar-a-Wallgo is Tourism to Make America Great Again

During his campaign, President Donald Trump promised to make America great again. That’s why 63,000,000 intelligent, future-minded Americans elected the host of Celebrity Apprentice...

Aluminate the Night with Tempe Leadership!

All of us at Tempe Leadership want to invite you and your friends to join us for our annual fundraising bash at Shalimar Country Club,...

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...

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,...
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(Video) “Magic Kenny Bang Bang” Enchants at The Bisbee Seance Room

While Nancy Puffer is out on vacation, we're republishing some of her past stories and columns. This one we've updated with a new video...

Homeless Teens Find Stability through Arizona Host Family Program

For a child, homelessness means sitting on a street corner, doing homework assignments by streetlight, not knowing if there will be a place to...

New International Center Planned at Tempe’s Hackett House

Tempe Sister Cities recently unveiled plans to its members to build a new International Center at Tempe's historic Hackett House, the downtown headquarters of...

Bai Thong: Authentic Thai Till the Last Bite

Thai food, a delicacy like no other. With the array of spices and flavors that are brought about when indulging in the deliciousness of...

How One Event Can Change an Entire Community

The Superstition Mountain Branch of Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley celebrated its much-anticipated 21st annual YesterYear celebration on April 6th, 2019....

Dating in the Modern Age (AKA: Online Trickery)

Online dating is prevalent in today’s society. More people meet online than in person nowadays. Whether it be through an actual dating website or...

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...

The long and storied history of Charles Huellmantel and the Farmer...

TEMPE, Arizona - With the City Council scheduled to hold a hearing this Thursday April 14,2016 to decide whether to adopt an ordinance for...

Amalyn Consulting and Canyon Lands Insurance Honor Nurses at Heritage Village...

Over the past few months, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services banned nonessential visitors, including family and friends, from visiting assisted-living and nursing-care communities. The...

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...

Could You Be Homophobic? Self-Check for this Ugly Emotional Cancer

Does it make you uncomfortable to think about homosexual sex? If so, have you ever asked yourself why? Really, your discomfort likely goes back...

LA Fitness Celebrates Grand Opening of San Tan Valley Location

LA Fitness is expanding its Arizona presence with a new location in San Tan Valley. The new club will hold a grand opening event...
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ASU Gammage Hides Free Books Around the Valley

ASU Gammage believes reading and the arts should be shared with everyone. The final production in the organization’s 2016-2017 Broadway season is THE CURIOUS INCIDENT...

CANADIAN-BASED NERDS ON SITE EXPANDS INTO ARIZONA WITH 6 FRANCHISES

Nerds On Site, which provides on-site IT services to small-to-medium businesses and entrepreneurs in 10 countries, recently opened its first six franchises in Scottsdale,...

Bluemedia & Duality PR Celebrate Anniversaries by Supporting Kidpreneurs

There’s nothing better on a scorching summer day than a nice, tall glass of lemonade – except when it’s being served up by a...

David Wright House to be Donated for Education

A historical landmark and architectural masterpiece will live on. For years, controversy has plagued the future of the David and Gladys Wright House, situated in...

Don’t be Ashamed of Your Fringe Interests

If you're anything like me, you're fascinated with the unknown. Whether it's paranormal experiences or extraterrestrial encounters, all of these fringe mysteries are incredibly...

Attend Bisbee Pride as a family? Absolutely!

Attending a gay pride festival as part of a family vacation? It doesn’t exactly top the popular list of family plans for summer travel....

Marching Forward to the Same Beat – Can Women Do It?

I love engaging with my friends and colleagues on social media, it’s typically a very fun and satisfying experience. As of last Saturday, however,...

Délicieuses Crêpes at Cafe Marcel

Local Foodie Review Tucson, Arizona: - Still day dreaming about those Parisian crepes you ate last summer while frolicking through Europe? Have you been disappointed about...

Phoenix is Emerging Market for Female Business Owners

 Female Entrepreneurs in Phoenix Get an Opportunity for Radical New Business Funding Option Starshine Communities is hosting a revolutionary new way for female business owners...

She Tempe Art Walk is for Everyone, Everyday

This morning my friend Jill and I attended the She Tempe Art Walk on Mill Avenue, hosted by Downtown Tempe Authority. I wasn't one...

Arizona’s Tallest Christmas Tree Arrives at Outlets at Anthem

 An annual tradition for many across the valley arrived at the Outlets at Anthem, Thurs., Oct. 25. For 17 consecutive years, the shopping center...

Road Trip: Seeking Salvation? I Know a Place…

This summer I took a very long road trip with a group of students from my high school called "Bear Busters,” led by my...
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(Satire) Video: Mar-A-Wallgo Just the Beginning: More Border Resorts Planned

As the grand opening of the new Mar-a-Wallgo resort approaches, experts from both countries, as well as the Trump Organization, are scrambling to estimate...

A Divided Bisbee – Trailer Debate Ignites Colorful Council Meetings

For the past week or so, I've been following a series of very fascinating, if not downright entertaining, videos sent to us from a...
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VIDEO: Esports Leagues Comes To Kyrene School District

Esports is coming to the East Valley. Bravous Esports will be hosting an esports league at Aprende Middle School starting in mid-­‐‑September. This is open...

Small-town ‘Bisbee Pride’ Celebrates Pride Month in a Big Way

Bisbee Pride is unlike any other Pride event in Arizona, featuring concerts, dances, games and a parade that encompasses venues all over the Gulch...

Restoration of Iconic Bisbee Building Complete

A stunning symbol of Bisbee’s rich history, The Pythian Castle, has been completely restored after a three year effort. Its three units are presently available for lease, and the...
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(Video) Love Coffee? You Must Try Old Bisbee Roasters – They...

I really love small batch, artisan coffees from local Arizona roasters. It's one of my favorite guilty pleasures, spending a little more to have...
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iFLY Indoor Skydiving Hosts Special Needs Flyers at All-Abilities Night (VIDEO)

On Wednesday night, iFLY Inddor Skydiving in Scottsdale hosted 51 special needs flyers and their families for All Abilities Night, a unique event at...

Devil’s Inferno

Originally published April 16, 2010 - Jack Haehl and Mike Obrenovich ─ two names that are long forgotten. But their legacy remains in the form of...

After two months on the job, Tempe Police Chief Moir talks...

TEMPE, Arizona — Tempe Police Chief Sylvia Moir’s office is not like the movies, she’ll assure you. There’s no bottle of Johnny Walker in...

Sidepony Express Music Festival Returns to Bisbee Nov. 10-12

Sidepony Express Music Festival is a three-day showcase of emerging independent musical artists in one of the most quirky, colorful and inspiring places on earth…none...
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Thanks to SCORE: I’ll Never View A Movie the Same Way...

This past weekend I was fortunate enough to attend the Sedona Film Festival for the first time, which continues through this coming Sunday. My...

Bisbee’s Vietnamese Gem: Thuy’s Noodle Shop

Believe it or not, some of the best restaurants in Arizona are actually not located in Scottsdale or Phoenix. Really! Matter of fact, some...

Enter for your chance to win a free Sponsored Content Article...

My Local News AZ is an incredible resource for Arizonans who want to know what's happening in their communities. I am honored to be part...

Everything I Learned in Life I Learned from The Fonz

Most children learn how to handle life by watching their parents or older brothers and sisters. As the child gets older, they pick up...

Catching Up with Catherine Anaya on Work, Family and Giving Back

When I first started my career as a news producer at KPNX-TV Channel 12, I started with the worst hours on the worst days...
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Video: Mar-A-Wallgo – an investigative series into Trump’s New Border...

When we first got wind of this planned project I must say that it was hard to believe.  Just the scale of it alone...

The Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation Provides Grant to Support ...

(PHOENIX – June 22, 2017) – The Diane & Bruce Halle Foundation provided Child Crisis of Arizona with a $50,000 grant in an effort...

Bashas’ Names 11 Finalists in Annual Donut Flavor Contest

The votes are tallied, and six youth and five adults are on the sweet track as finalists in this year’s Donut Flavor Craze Contest....

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...

Foodie Review: The Parlor – Hair Salon Turned Pizza Parlor

Who would have thought that an old hair salon could make a perfect pizza parlor? If you're skeptical, you've got to try The Parlor...

Madison Camelview to Open Time Capsule After 20 Years

Madison Camelview Elementary will be opening a 20-year-old time capsule on Monday, May 22 at 4 p.m., with a sneak peak that morning at...

So Your Friend Just Came Out as Bisexual? Seven Useful Tips..

So your friend just came out to you as bisexual? Congratulations! That must mean you are a great friend because your friend trusts you...
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VIDEO: Tucson Is Awesome – Aerial Drone Photography

Good, quality drone footage can really capture the unique and beautiful landscape of a given area in a very special way. Tucson aerial photographer...

Catching Up with Grant Woods on Life, Politics, and Family

Today’s politics are divisive and extreme at both the state and national level. But if you look over the course of Arizona’s political history,...

Repeal SB1431, support Save Our Schools Arizona Petition (Opinion Column)

In this past legislative session Senate Bill (SB) 1431, which was deceptively entitled the Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) voucher program, was passed. It did...

Queen Creek High School students past and present achieve FFA success

Queen Creek High School FFA member Bailey Roden recently won the Arizona FFA State Prepared Public Speaking Career Development Event. The event was held...

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...

Five Arizona Charities Worth Your Time and Money

Arizona is home to some great nonprofits that make a world of difference, from helping the poor to healing the environment. Volunteering your time...
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