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Help Tempe teens stay warm by donating hoodies

The Tempe Community Council’s Threadz teen closet is holding a hoodie drive from now until Dec. 3 to help clothe the area’s youth.
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Tempe News and Business Coverage
Parks & Recreation

Tempe investing $70M in park improvement projects

The city of Tempe is slowly revamping its many parks, pools, golf courses and community centers to better serve its residents.
Education

ASU highlighting Native American Heritage Month, plight of missing and murdered women

Arizona State University students and faculty are joining together in November to celebrate Native American Heritage Month and bring awareness to missing and murdered Indigenous peoples. This …
Sustainability

ASU sees waste diversion programs hit by pandemic

Data Story Arizona State University’s efforts to become a “zero waste” campus were greatly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic that drove down waste produced across its …
In The Know Podcast

As arm injuries plague developing hurlers, Fernando Arroyo sees salvation in proper technique

Baseball, America’s Pasttime is a game beloved by millions across the globe. The crack of the bat, the snap of the mitt, and the smell of a freshly manicured field of play below an aroma of cracker jacks and hot dogs provide an experience uniquely American one can only find at a local ballpark.
Education

Rio Salado College, MCCCD partner with national company for free tuition

The Maricopa County Community College District has partnered with JBS Tolleson, an Arizona branch of JBS USA, to provide free tuition to its mostly rural workforce.
Business
Sports betting comes to the We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort in Arizona

The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and Betfred Sports on Nov. 23 opened eight self-service sports betting kiosks at the We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort. The new user-friendly kiosks allow players to wager on …

Two SkySong tenants expand Scottsdale footprint

Sun Devil Auto, Wilhelm Automotive to increase value of toy donations

TruWest gives $40K grant to MCC First Year Experience program

Rosendin selected electrical contractor for Facebook Mesa data center

Opinions with Civility

Lukas: There’s more policy bipartisanship than you’d think in America

Active social media users are likely to assure you that bipartisanship is dead — and for good reason. These platforms have ensured that the most extreme partisans have the biggest megaphones. …

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.

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.
Jon Hochschartner

Hochschartner: AZ senators should increase funding for cultivated-meat research

If Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly care a whit about animal welfare, they should support increased funding for cultivated-meat research. For those who don’t know, cultivated meat is …

The duplicitous life of sugar: trick or treat?

Duplicity is a Latin word meaning twofold or containing a double meaning. And over the years, through its English translation, it has picked up a deceptive aspect to its meaning, as when a person …
Sports Coverage
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