A student-led group that tried to get lawmakers to enact gun control last year is refocusing on something more attainable.
A bid by House Speaker Rusty Bowers to break the Republican gridlock over the budget has been rejected out of hand by the Phoenix Republican who it’s supposed to satisfy.
Saying the rates they charge amount to usury, backers of a new initiative seek to outlaw title loans — or at least the interest they are allowed to charge.
Kyrene and Tempe Union High School districts will remain separate for now after an Apache Junction legislator failed to find sufficient support in the State Legislature to push his consolidation bill to the floor for a vote.
Mesa police are hiring 17 new officers and detectives with the proceeds of a sales tax increase approved by voters this fall, taking the first step toward a redeployment from the creation of a new northeast Mesa patrol district.
People can make life-saving donations to help feed and house anyone struggling in the East Valley and around the state and meet other dire needs when nonprofit organizations push for support on Arizona Gives Day.
A Chandler woman devastated by the loss of her senior wire fox terrier Feb. 14 found an international outpouring of support in her effort to find him.
Legislation to let employers pay some young workers less than the minimum wage hit a roadblock Thursday amid questions of whether it will discourage people from going to school.
Six alleged Mesa members of a drug trafficking organization were arrested, along with the seizure of cocaine, fentanyl, guns and cash.
The state Auditor General shows Mesa Public Schools increased per-pupil spending in 2018 while serving fewer students and Chandler Unified did the same despite a student population increase.
Mornings throughout the school week can be chaotic for just about anyone, but Mesa Public Schools Governing Board is slowly piecing a plan together to combat student tardiness – which could include a shift in school start times.
A Gilbert lawmaker has vowed to gut a bill approved by the House Committee on Regulatory Affairs that would give people who sign timehsare deals 14 days to have second thoughts. That’s twice as long as now required.
An internationally known East Valley racing school apparently will get a month’s reprieve from losing its facilities to its landlord.
With only a Gilbert and a Mesa senator voting against it, a teen suicide prevention bill was overwhelmingly passed by the State Senate last week.
Five visually-impaired women described their difficulties using the paratransit and ride choice program, with one asking the Mesa City Council to postpone confusing and expensive changes in how the Valley Metro system works.
Cindy McCain will be the keynote speaker at a fundraiser that three Gilbert women are holding to help launch Jacob’s Mission Community Center, a new facility in east Mesa that would provide a much-needed place for foster kids to congregate.
A House committee voted last week to ensure that edible forms of marijuana remain legal in Arizona, no matter what the Arizona Supreme Court decides.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama surprised a handful of students meeting with Gila River Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis at the Huhugam Heritage Center outside Chandler Feb. 12 before her Comerica Theatre book tour stop that night.
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The Arizona Attorney General is investigating the city of Tempe in connection with a Tucson area state legislator’s claims that it improperly used the Government Property Lease Excise Tax to benefit two developments. Read more
The architect of an ever-increasing flow of state tax revenues to help send students to private and parochial schools said he's willing to consider a cap now that the diversion has topped $74 million a year. Read more
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A Scottsdale Republican lawmaker wants to force city council and mayoral candidates to run with party labels, saying he believes it will help prevent liberals from sneaking into office. Read more
A state lawmaker’s proposal to relax requirements for some people who style hair in Arizona does not gel well with some beauty industry professionals. Read more
The way Sen. Warren Petersen sees it, elementary school children are being rushed through lunch and recess by schools who are fearful of losing state aid. Read more
Poet, playwright and philosopher Ravindranath Tagore wrote his acclaimed Bengali literature in Calcutta, India, more than a century ago. Read more
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A proposal to require the disclosure of the origins of major contributions in city elections will be discussed at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, in the multi-purpose room of the Pyle Center, 655 E. Southern Ave. Read more