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Central Arizona College recognized this year’s college graduates during two commencement ceremonies, one on May 12 and the other on May 13. Each evening, two student speakers addressed their … more
Commercial building permits listed April 29-May 4 in Mesa City Council District 6 in southeast Mesa are, according to the city’s website (by address, date issued or in review, description, … more
Warrant arrest reported at 9:42 a.m., May 9 at East Diversion Dam RoadSubject was arrested and booked into Pinal County Jail for a valid/confirmed warrant. Warrant arrest reported at 2:23 p.m., … more
Two men allegedly responsible for 12 separate crimes across the Valley have been arrested by Scottsdale Police Department, officials say. Marcos Anthony Herrera, 41, and Anthony Michael Murray, 45, … more
Two industrial buildings are planned east of Sossaman Road and north of Pecos Road in Mesa. Preliminary design for the development on 28 acres recently was discussed by the Mesa Design Review … more
The Queen Creek Independent and the Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce are co-hosting an in-person Candidate Forum for the Queen Creek Town Council candidates. Attendees can learn more about the four … more

The Florence Independent and the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce are co-hosting an in-person Candidate Forum for the Florence Town Council candidates. Attendees can learn more about the five … more
As the nation continues to process and mourn the murders of 19 fourth graders and three adults in a mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, parents here in Queen Creek are likely … more
The number of people competing for three open seats on the Queen Creek Town Council has dropped from five to four. In an email sent to the Queen Creek Independent, Lamar Keener wrote: “I … more
As the nation continues to process and mourn the murders of 19 fourth graders and three adults in a mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, parents here in Florence are likely … more
Tempe residents interested in telling city officials what they would like included in Smith Road improvements have until May 31 to comment. The city plans to improve access for pedestrians and … more
Phoenix city offices will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day, but some services will operate on the holiday. Trash and recycling will be collected on the normal schedule, and Valley … more
Like any other community, where residents gather and children go to school, Glendale is coping with the emotional fallout of Tuesday’s tragic mass shooting at an elementary school in Texas. more

“It’s that place where you go where you don’t know what’s going on, but you know it’s going to be fun,” said Xandon Keating, Phoenix Deputy Director of Community … more
Imagine driving down Southern Avenue and instead of seeing strip malls and industrial facilities, it’s miles of dirt roads and alfalfa fields. That is what Tempe’s Petersen House Museum looked out upon when it was first constructed in 1892 for Niels Petersen, a Danish immigrant and rancher, and his wife Susanna. more
SpotRx, a technology-enabled pharmacy company, headquartered in Phoenix with services in several states, has announced the opening of a new headquarters and pharmacy on the border of Tempe. more
The Arizona Department of Health Services on May 25 reported the number of coronavirus cases in Queen Creek and San Tan Valley at 52,301 in ZIP codes 85140, 85142 and 85143. That is an increase of … more
The Arizona Department of Health Services on May 25 reported the number of coronavirus cases in Florence at 13,405 in the 85132 ZIP code, an increase of 47 new cases from one week ago More than … more
Temperatures are forecasted to hit triple digits today. This extremely hot weather can cause sickness, and even death. In 2021, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services, Arizona … more
Amid the ongoing crusade of some concerned residents seeking the addition of a new sidewalk, the City of Scottsdale has made further efforts to reach an understanding and agreement on the 68th Street … more

A 100-unit apartment complex in Glendale is under new ownership. more
To enhance traffic safety, the Scottsdale Police Department will support the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Buckle up Arizona Enforcement campaign. more
The Mesa Police Department took the following reports of robberies May 3-9: Robbery of an individual at a highway/road/alley/sidewalk May 3 in the 1200 block of North Stapley Drive. Robbery of … more
The Apache Junction Police Department took the following reports of sexual offenses May 6-12: Sexual offense — sexual exploitation of a minor, reported at 6:12 p.m. May 9 in the 1800 block … more
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took the following reports of thefts and other incidents in Gold Canyon May 6-12: Disorderly conduct — domestic violence, reported at 9:54 p.m. May 6 … more
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