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EVIT to offer associate degree in registered nursing starting in August

The East Valley Institute of Technology will be offering a new associate degree program in registered nursing in August. Starting in August, the five-semester program will combine lecture, lab …
Governing Board

Kyrene board reviews annual goals in mid-year update

Kyrene School District Governing Board reviewed its progress on its goals for the year, providing a mid-year update at the board’s June 11 meeting and sharing that it is generally on track to have them completed.
Sponsored Content

At CenterWell Senior Primary Care in Phoenix, It's About Time

"Julia is the best provider I've ever had. She's really taking great care of me, and I hope to have her until the end of my time." - CenterWell Sun City patient "This was an incredible …

Meet JJ – Creative soul looks to flourish with forever family

JJ is a fun-loving, active teen who is ready for any new adventure. He loves to ride his bike and jump on trampolines but is willing to do anything outdoors.

ASU alum joins next generation of U.S. Naval Aviation Warfighters

Ezra Ristow, an Arizona State University graduate, is serving in the U.S. Navy assigned to Training Squadron 31 where naval aviators learn the skills they need to fly missions around the world.

Residents concerned about potential 21-story development in Tempe

Tempe residents have been speaking for and against a potential 21-story mixed-use development that requires a general plan amendment, increasing the density of the area from up to 65 dwelling units per acre to accommodate 363 dwelling units on 1.04 acres.
Things to do

Free pool events this June in Tempe

Tempe has three upcoming pool events that are open to all ages and are free to the community. 

Tempe proceeds with bringing back Kyrene Water Reclamation Facility

Mayor Corey Woods recently signed an agreement that will allow Tempe to partner with the Army Corps of Engineers and use $3.45 million in federal funds to assist in ongoing efforts to rehabilitate, improve and reopen the Kyrene Water Reclamation Facility by 2027. 

Element Mist owners find rewards in meeting customers’ individual needs

Name: Jake Trayer, Joel Cronenberg, Adam Cronenberg Business name: Element Mist, LLC Location: Gilbert Website: https://ElementMist.com What we do: Install high pressure misting …

MCSO, ASU release numbers from latest sex-trafficking screening tool

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, which has partnered since 2018 with the Arizona State University Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research, last week released numbers from a new …

Orbit detours in Tempe to expect on Mill Avenue, University Drive

Tempe warns residents of construction and turn restrictions in the intersection of Mill Avenue and University Drive on June 11 and 12. 

Tempe Sister Cities accepting applications for Oktoberfest grants program

A supporter of promoting greater international and cultural understanding, Tempe Sister Cities, its exchange programs and other community initiatives serve the Tempe community in many ways.
Sports business

Big 12 commissioner outlines new-look conference’s vision to Arizona Board of Regents

PHOENIX – The Big 12 Conference is set to leave its mark on Arizona, as a positive early step was checked off Thursday. Big 12 Commissioner Brett Yormark was in Tempe, speaking to the …
Development Commission

Tempe approves entertainment permit for Mill Avenue smoke shop

A Mill Avenue smoke shop and smoking lounge has received its entertainment permit to host events like bingo, karaoke and more. 


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Downtown Tempe Authority's Juneteenth Block Party will be held at CenterPoint Plaza in Downtown Tempe.

Tempe’s Juneteenth Block Party returns for 5th year

Downtown Tempe Authority will hold its annual Juneteenth Block Party from 7-11 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, at CenterPoint Plaza in Downtown Tempe.
Tempe's African American Advisory Committee hosts its Juneteenth Celebration for the 11th year at Tempe History Museum.

Join Tempe at its annual Juneteenth celebration

Enjoy hands-on activities, performances, vendors, storytime, a video game trailer, first responder vehicles, food trucks and more at Tempe’s free Juneteenth event, which is open to all ages and no registration is required.
Nonprofit Project Roots will host a fundraiser June 20 to support its mission to promote a healthier, natural and more sustainable way of urban living.

Project Roots hosts fundraiser in Tempe June 20

Project Roots, a non-profit organization committed to nourishing and educating communities in need through sustainable urban living practices, announced its upcoming fundraiser event at Chic Chef in Tempe on June 20 at 7 p.m. 
Phoenix Children's At One Yoga Festival will be held at Mullett Arena on Sept. 14.

Phoenix Children’s festival in Tempe supports cancer patients

Philanthropy meets flexibility at Phoenix Children's At One Yoga Festival supporting the patients battling cancer at Phoenix Children’s through Arizona’s largest pediatric cancer program, Phoenix Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. 
Real Results Medical & Aesthetics has partnered with the Rise & Dream Foundation for its back-to-school supplies program.

Tempe’s Real Results Medical & Aesthetics hosts open house for back to school program

Real Results Medical & Aesthetics, 3200 South Rural Road, Suite 3, announced a new partnership with the Rise & Dream Foundation, hosting an open house event on June 20.
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