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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.

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.

Rotary clubs partner for Tempe cleanup project

Three Rotary clubs joined forces in a volunteer cleanup effort supported by the city of Tempe. Adopt a Street project was led by the Rotary Club of Camelback Crossroads Rotary Club with support …

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.

Volunteers needed to keep Tempe Town Lake beautiful

Keep Tempe Beautiful will be cleaning up Tempe Town Lake on Saturday and is looking for some help. Volunteers are invited to participate in one or all of three hourlong shifts, the first …

Country music crowds close, restrict Tempe streets Friday, Saturday

Boots in the Park will bring country artists to Tempe Beach Park Friday and Saturday in addition to some traffic changes in the downtown area. Blake Shelton, Brooks & Dunn and several other …

Tempe business owner wins national floral artistry event

Renee Potter, owner of Fred's Flowers in Tempe, has been recognized for her floral designs at a national competition. Potter, who lives in Ahwatukee, won the Mid America Invitational Cup at an …

ASU opens 'store' at Junior Achievement’s BizTown in Tempe

The ASU Shop at JA BizTown in Tempe opened Wednesday with a goal of providing students with an opportunity to learn as they explore careers. Junior Achievement’s BizTown, 636 W. Southern …

Arizona trooper uses grappler to stop car on I-10 in Tempe

An Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper used a grappler to stop a car seen traveling more than 100 mph early Wednesday morning along Interstate 10 in Tempe. Troopers had followed the car, but …

Coyotes sign Jenik to 1-year deal

Arizona Coyotes General Manager Bill Armstrong announced today that the team has signed forward Jan Jenik to a one-year, two-way contract.
'Toy Story'

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. …

Maricopa County college district selects 3 provost finalists

The Maricopa County Community College District has selected three finalists for the executive vice chancellor and provost. The search committee, comprised of college and community …

Water-absorbing bricks will help cool Tempe's Smith Innovation Hub

The Tempe Engineering and Transportation Department has plans for installing new sidewalk bricks at the Smith Innovation Hub that would contribute to surface cooling. 


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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 …

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.
Mexican Independence Day will be celebrated Sept. 15 at the ASU Art Museum.

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day at ASU's Tempe campus

Mexican Independence Day will be celebrated for the fifth time at the ASU Art Museum, 51 E. 10 th St., Tempe. The event, 5-8 p.m. Sept. 15, will honor the contributions and culture of the …
Tempe Center for the Arts has announced changes to resident artist program.

Tempe revamps program for resident artists

The Tempe Center of the Arts is changing its resident company program and has scheduled two meetings to provide the details. Information sessions are scheduled for 6 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Carter …
The Healing Field 9/11 memorial weekend will include a variety of events Sept. 9-11 in Tempe.

Tempe Healing Field pays tribute to 9/11 victims this weekend

The Exchange Club of Tempe will present a Healing Field tribute Saturday through Monday as a way to remember 9/11. Thousands of American flags will be placed throughout Tempe Beach Park, …
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