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MCSO asks for help finding Guadalupe girl

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office deputies are searching for a 16-year-old girl from Guadalupe, and deputies are asking the public for assistance. Ariel Marie Garcia, 5-foot-6, 120 pounds …

Tempe jams at sports complex

Tempe Jam will celebrate the creativity of those who live in the city 6-9 p.m. Nov. 4. The event at the Tempe Sports Complex is  free and all ages are invited to hear music, watch dancers …
District Goals

Kyrene board evaluates annual goals, performance

Kyrene leadership is examining how they have supported student success during the past three years as well as reviewing the district’s annual goals and priorities for the ongoing school year.

Tempe business offers free CAD training to students

Tempe business offers free CAD training to students Pipeline Design & Engineering is offering a free 10-week CAD Club for student in grades 7-12. The class will take place 5-7 p.m. …

Tempe mall plays host to Minor League Pickleball tournament

Picklemall at Arizona Mills mall in Tempe is playing host to its first Minor League Pickleball tournament Oct. 14-15. Players will compete in groups of four for prizes, including cash, tickets …

Independent seeks submissions for Veterans Day Salute

Independent Newsmedia is featuring a Veterans Day Salute to honor those who have served our country.

Prostate cancer walk honors memory of Tempe police detective

The 14 th Annual Walk for POP event will take place Saturday at Kiwanis Park in Tempe. The walk celebrates prostate cancer survivors and honors the memory of those whose lives have been lost to …

Kids swim free this fall in Tempe

Tempe is having a promotion that allows children to swim for free on weekdays this fall  at the indoor pool in Kiwanis Park. The Kids Swim Free promotion runs Monday-Thursday from Oct. 2 to …

Tempe celebrates city’s Hispanic heritage with a tardeada

The 25th annual Tempe Tardeada to honor the city’s Hispanic heritage will be noon-8 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Tempe Community Complex, 3500 S. Rural Road. There will be traditional dances, …

Tempe meeting Sept. 26 on historic preservation ordinance

Tempe has scheduled a meeting for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, to listen to comments about updates to the city's historic preservation ordinance. The meeting will be in the Tempe Public Library, …

Tempe doubles arts grants for schools

Tempe is distributing nearly $60,000 this fall among 25 schools to grow arts education. The grants, nearly double last year’s investment, provide fine arts teachers in Tempe with money to …

Spirit week commemorates ASU’s Psyche mission launch

Access ASU is celebrating the Arizona State University-led NASA Psyche mission launch with a themed spirit week and photo contest for students throughout the state. The Psyche mission, selected by NASA’s discovery program, will launch on Oct. 5, starting its journey to an asteroid orbiting the sun between Mars and Jupiter.

Tempe Brewery embraces Bavarian tradition of steinholding for Oktoberfest

TEMPE – On a typical Thursday night in the middle of September, sports fans scurry to bars to get their weekend started with their first glimpse of football for the next three days. The …

Arizona Education Association nominates Kyrene staff member for national award

The Arizona Education Association has named Steve Schaeffer, an instructional assistant at Kyrene de la Paloma Elementary School, as Arizona’s official state nominee for the National Education Association's Education Support Professional of the Year award.


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Tempe City Council voted unanimously last night to send General Plan 2050 to voters for approval next March. Arizona cities are required to update their general plans every ten years.
There is nothing quite like the fresh start of a new school year. I had the pleasure of visiting a number of Kyrene campuses on the first day of school, and the enthusiasm and commitment displayed by both families and staff was inspiring.
Imagine you’re at an outdoor dinner party (yes, COVID-friendly). It’s October, and the conversation steers towards the World Series. While you are generally culturally literate, you know …
The Dandy Warhols will kick off their new fall tour in Tempe on Oct. 6.

Dandy Warhols to open new fall tour in Tempe

The Dandy Warhols will kick off a fall tour in Tempe in support of their upcoming new album.
Movies in Kiwanis Park will take place every Friday in October.

Fridays in October mean Tempe movies in the park

Family friendly movies will be shown every Friday in October at  Kiwanis Park in Tempe. "Toy Story" will be first on the screen Oct. 6. The month ends with the Family Boo Bash 6-10 p.m. …
Naomi Rodgers portrays Tina Turner in the “Tina!” musical coming to ASU Gammage in Tempe starting Tuesday, Oct. 10.

Tina Turner musical set to open Gammage run in Tempe

The North American touring production of “Tina! – The Tina Turner Musical” is coming to Tempe.

Escape room challenge coming to Tempe

Escapology is coming to Tempe Marketplace with new a new feature that allows youngsters to play detectives in a room designed just for them. The business provides customers with rooms where they …
The Phoenix-area 9/11 Heroes Run returns for its tenth year to Tempe's Kiwanis Park on Sept. 23.

Phoenix 9/11 Heroes Run returns to Tempe for 10th year

Travis Manion Foundation’s 9/11 Heroes Run will mark its 10th year in the Phoenix metro area on Sept. 23, hosting its signature 5K Race and 1-Mile Fun Run at Kiwanis Park in memorial of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and to pay homage to all first responders and military personnel.
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