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PHOENIX - The Biden administration is planning to sue Arizona over a new state law sponsored by a Queen Creek legislator that requires proof of citizenship to vote for president. Kristen Clarke, … more
Mesa police were searching Saturday morning for a suspect in connection with an officer involved shooting. No officers were injured in the shooting.The incident occurred about 1:45 a.m. in the area of W. … more
As more concern rises about water shortages and how cities can prepare for the future, residents may wonder how they can assist in conserving this valuable resource in their daily life. more
The Apache Junction City Council mayoral election is nearly here. The 2022 primary election is Aug. 2 and will include two candidates for the office of mayor: Mehmood Mohiuddin and Chip … more
Arizona has struggled with a shortage of teachers for years, but the problem was only exacerbated by the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.  more
Scottsdale’s fight to have flight paths to and from Sky Harbor International Airport reevaluated has come to a disappointing close after several years of legal battle. On June 24, the United States … more

The candidates for mayor of Paradise Valley, incumbent mayor Jerry Bien-Willner and councilwoman Julie Pace, participated in a forum at the town hall June 28 to answer pressing questions about … more
The Tempe Office of Sustainability is getting a big financial boost, to the tune of $500,000.  more
The Arizona monsoon season is underway and will last through Sept. 30. In the months ahead, storms are expected to develop rapidly and may cause severe localized winds and flooding in Scottsdale.   more
Preliminary design for an industrial development on 34 acres north of Germann Road and east of Hawes Road recently was discussed by the Mesa Design Review Board. The site plan shows three large … more
PHOENIX - Gov. Doug Ducey signed a $15.6 billion budget Tuesday that doesn’t account for another $2.3 billion of real spending, a move designed to keep the state from having to give back some federal aid. more
The Tempe City Council approved the new 250 Rio development at its most recent meeting on June 23.  more
Scottsdale-based Rosewood Homes announced the start of pre-sales and model home construction at its new 19-home Rosewood Canyon in the Storyrock Master Planned Community in north Scottsdale. more

A new bill has passed the Arizona Legislature giving municipalities authority to issue licenses and permits to short-term rentals. Senate Bill 1168, which passed the Arizona Senate and House of … more
Preliminary design for an Acadia Healthcare Behavioral Health Hospital recently was discussed by the Mesa Design Review Board. The hospital is to be constructed north of Elliot Road on the west … more
An 18-year-old William E. “Hap” Carty, while on leave from the U.S. Army in 1945, helped his sister and brother-in-law with an upstart company they were building – quite literally – in a milk house on the Carty Ranch in Ridgefield, Washington. more
Preliminary design for an industrial development north of Germann Road on the east side of the Crismon Road alignment recently was discussed by the Mesa Design Review Board. The site plan shows … more
Independent Newsmedia Inc., USA continues to expand its footprint in the Phoenix Metro market, acquiring JG Media National’s Phoenix operations. more
When Julie Cart arrived at Arizona State in 1975, the women’s track program was barely a blip on the radar of the athletic department. The team trained with the men, sweating and practicing on the same field and at the same time. more
PHOENIX - State lawmakers have agreed to use the lure of millions of dollars in tax credits in hopes of bringing Hollywood to Arizona. But not everyone is sure they want the folks associated with … more

Two Mesa police officers were involved in a shooting Friday night that injured a man who authorities said appeared to “discharge a firearm.” The suspect remained hospitalized Saturday … more
 Scottsdale firefighters are concerned about wildfires in the city during the summer - and particularly in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve..  This has led to the concern about fireworks and … more
A proposed 19.1-acre expansion at Monterey Park north of Guadalupe Road on the east side of Power Road in Mesa includes a new express library, the Mesa Design Review Board was told recently. In … more
The five candidates vying for three seats on the Florence Town Council took part in a forum last night to discuss the issues facing Florence, as well as their visions for the town’s … more
With three seats open in the upcoming Scottsdale City Council elections, the candidates met at City Hall on June 22 to share their thoughts on pressing issues the city faces including rising developments, short-term rentals and economic preparedness. more
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