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Innovative Education Program Offsets Preschool Enrollment Drop

(NewsUSA) - The ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to keep many children out of preschool nationwide, due to school closures or to parents' concerns about sending their children to the in-person …
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Transportation

Tempe breaks ground on new roundabout at Grove Parkway and Priest Drive

In the early hours this morning, the city of Tempe began construction on a roundabout at Grove Parkway and Priest Drive. As part of the Vision Zero action plan city leaders say they are on the …
City Hall

Hometown for All: Tempe invests $1.2M into expanding affordable housing

Tempe City Council is providing a $1.2 million transfer from the municipal general fund meant to provide a shot in the arm into expansion plans for creating more affordable housing within city …

ASU, others not increasing tuition rates

Arizona State University will not be raising tuition rates for current or incoming students amid the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, with Arizona’s two other state universities following suit.
Business

The Watermark | Tempe shows economic gains despite COVID-19 pandemic

Real estate brokers at The Watermark | Tempe --- a new high-end mixed-use project --- have announced completed openings of 10 retail and restaurant tenants along with three significant office lease …
business

COVID-19 testing options offered by business with locations in Mesa, Tempe

Logistics around a “vaccine passport” are still up for debate, but in the near future showing proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test could not only be the fast pass to normalcy …
Business
Mint Dispensary prepares for 4/20 celebration

The Mint Dispensary plans to celebrate 4/20 in a big way, from April 16-20, at its Tempe, Mesa and Phoenix locations about three months after Arizona dispensaries received the green light to serve …

Melvin White joins Tempe & Ahwatukee office of Coldwell Banker Realty

Surf lagoon, entertainment district planned at Power and Warner roads

Opinions with Civility
Linda Curry

Curry: We need balanced policies for short-term rentals

About a year ago, my husband and I built an ADA-friendly guesthouse on our property with the expectation that we’ll eventually use it to look after our aging parents. In the meantime, …

Dr. Orris: COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting vital need for facts on personal safety measures

The COVID-19 pandemic has cast a bright light on the need to educate the public with facts to ensure that people can take the right measures to increase their chances of health and longevity. More …

Salas: Five common plumbing issues for Phoenix homeowners

Few things are more frustrating for a homeowner than dripping faucets, weak water pressure, or a running toilet. Not only does a faulty plumbing system serve as an inconvenience to you and your …
Jim Binns

Binns: 30 years after the Gulf War: Veterans and the legacy of toxic wounds

 America's memory of the 1991 Gulf War has faded, but we must remember the 697,000 U.S. veterans who drove the Iraqi army from Kuwait 30 years ago this month -- especially the one in four who lost their health to toxic exposures serving their country. That country refuses to care for them.   Related:NPR "Here and Now."   https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2021/02/23/gulf-war-illness
Leonard Kirschner poses near the canyon during a pre-pandemic visit to Grand Canyon National Park.

Kirschner: America’s national parks are calling, and you must go post-COVID-19

It was a year ago when COVID-19 struck and our world changed.
Sports Coverage
Valley Vista senior forward Demari Hackett forces a difficult fadeaway by Mountain Pointe senior point guard Jason Kimbrough during a March 11 6A basketball playoff first round game at Mountain Pointe High School in Ahwatukee.

Mountain Pointe proves too much for Valley Vista to slow

An unprecedented season came to a close for the Valley Vista Monsoon boys basketball team Thursday night, as it fell 73-56 to the Mountain Pointe Pride in the first round of the AIA 6A playoffs.
Steve Lopez, of Glendale, leaves no doubt about which team is No. 1 for him, even in the Valley surrounded by Diamondbacks fans.

Dodger fans: Taking heat in the desert

The Diamondbacks are the Valley of the Sun’s undisputed hometown team, with a large and loyal red sea of support to prove it. Yet the fan base of their biggest rival, the Los Angeles Dodgers, can give them the blues, especially on their home turf.
Arizona State forward Jalen Graham (24) blocks the shot of California guard Matt Bradley (20) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. Arizona State won 72-68. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

The Latest: Arizona State postpones next 2 men's hoops games

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Arizona State has postponed its men's basketball games against Colorado and Utah because of COVID-19 …
Arizona State guard Josh Christopher (13) dunks in front of Arizona guard Bennedict Mathurin during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Utah, ASU meet in conference play

Utah (7-7, 4-6) vs. Arizona State (6-8, 3-5) Desert Financial Arena, Tempe, Arizona; Tuesday, 4 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Pac-12 foes meet as Utah matches up against Arizona State. Each team won …
Arizona State guard Remy Martin drives pas Stanford forward Lukas Kisunas (32) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Martin scores 23 as Arizona State beats Stanford 79-75

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Remy Martin had 23 points and six assists to lead five Arizona State players scoring in double figures as the Sun Devils beat Stanford 79-75 on Saturday night. Josh …
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