A deal with the Gila River Indian Community could deliver billions of gallons of drinking water to southeast Mesa, fueling the area’s development in exchange for billions of gallons in effluent.
Arizona State University President Michael Crow warned Chandler community leaders they need to hold themselves accountable for how unprepared the state’s workforce is for the future.
Adults and children will soon be able to belt out a tune, act and do high kicks with more elbow room when they move to a much larger performing arts facility in Gilbert.
The Arizona Board of Regents is leasing out property for commercial use without proper oversight and with only limited transparency, creating a “risk of inappropriate use of public resources,’’ according to a new audit.
Chandler and Mesa Police last week released separate and unrelated reminders of the perils children can face just going or returning from school.
Mesa’s Elliot Road Technology Corridor, once an isolated swath of open desert on the city’s eastern fringe, is now booming as proposed data centers multiply and years of planning pay off.
Fewer than half of all students in three of the East Valley’s eight public school districts passed math and English in the state’s annual assessment of student performance under Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards.
Chandler Unified School District fired an art teacher for allegedly discriminating against a transgender student and bringing a box of Bibles to her classroom.
Carol Lang was looking for a place to take her grandson during last week’s school break when a friend told her about the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch in Gilbert.
A group of Washington Elementary first-graders sit cross-legged on a colorful rug in classroom C4 as Natalie Lenzen, an Arizona State University student teacher perched on a chair in front of them, gives them a lesson about addends.
It took Mesa police only a day to arrest a suspect in the brutal murder of a 14-year-old girl, but it’s taking seven years and counting to bring him to trial.
A former Mountain Pointe High School coach who gave opposing coaches information about the boys’ basketball and football programs has been fired.
Tempe is one of the few surrounding cities in the Valley with no advocacy center for victims after violent crime and some residents want to change that.
Mesa and Chandler registered voters will be getting ballots this week for all-mail voting on their school districts’ request for more money.
Former Mesa City Prosecutor Jon Eliason – who championed an effort to test a backlog of untested rape kits – is one of eight candidates seeking to fill the remainder of former Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery’s term.
Long after the initial e-scooter invasion, Mesa is finally starting to regulate the vehicles later this fall, but in a less restrictive and less expensive way than originally planned.
Lisa D’Alessio still remembers a phone call she got 39 years ago, when she was told not to come to school that morning because the campus had burned down.
A 30x50-foot Jumbotron facing toward a pedestrian-friendly plaza and Main Street. Three complete movie production studios large enough to fit a car. An “enhanced immersion studio’’ allowing visitors to interact with 3D artwork.
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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
With the many hours they spend practicing lines, learning songs and battling nerves as they portray characters on stage, it’s no wonder actors bond with each other like family members. Read more
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