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Suspect in sexual assault by ASU campus remains at large

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State University police are searching for the suspect who sexually assaulted a woman at knifepoint. An ASU crime alert said the victim reported the assault Sunday …
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Tempe City Council OKs grant dollars toward local artistic, nonprofit organizations

Tempe City Council earlier this month awarded 32 art grants to both 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and artist collectives to support art programs in the community. These grants, officials say, …
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Tempe City Council resumes in-person meetings

The Tempe City Council will resume meeting in the Council Chambers, located at 31 E. Fifth Street, at its upcoming Oct. 14 meeting.
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ASU, GCU saw campus crime declines in 2020

As COVID-19 emptied college campuses of students in 2020, the smaller number of people gathered at Phoenix- area schools contributed to some twists and turns in campus crime data.

Report: Phoenix suburbs evolving into renter-centric areas

Tempe and several other Valley cities made the list of a cluster of U.S. suburbs that have evolved from homeowner territory to a renter-centric area. The list, developed by, said …
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Supply chain issues delay Tempe Streetcar

The Tempe Streetcar project has been in the city’s sights for close to a decade, but Tempe will have to wait a little longer for that dream to come to fruition.
Opinions with Civility

Rigler: Protect yourself; it's a record-high West Nile Virus season in Arizona

Amid a wetter monsoon season than recent years, Arizona is experiencing a record high season for the West Nile virus, which transmits through mosquito bites. Through late last week, Arizona had seen 123 cases and four deaths. Nearly all of them have been in Maricopa County, where West Nile virus has been detected in record numbers of mosquitoes studied.

Schaefer: The existence of a woman in a STEM field is a constant pursuit of activism

I got another rape threat in my email yesterday. Since I am a female tech founder, this happens every other week or so. I’m not even bothered by private emails from trolls anymore. It’s …

Olson: U.S. Supreme Court confirms protections for LGBT Arizonans, but attacks continue

Last year, in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, the U.S. Supreme Court recognized something that has been apparent to many of us for years: Firing someone merely for being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender is a form of unlawful sex discrimination, because doing so unavoidably relies on sex-based notions about how people should love, act, and appear — notions that have nothing to do with how well the person does their job.

Carpenter: Adopt a Highway volunteers join thousands on National CleanUp Day

Nearly 1 million volunteers across the country participated in National CleanUp Day, including 40 Adopt a Highway groups from at least 15 towns. Volunteers from Page to Kingman, Congress to Yuma and …

Sanders: We need better tax policies in Arizona

There seems to be something for everyone in the massive budget reconciliation package Congress is considering. There are also some not-so-good things in there, and some that are downright awful. One in the last group is the proposed additional consumer tax credit for electric vehicles. It carries a requirement that the vehicle be built in a U.S. union plant.
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