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A look at key Tempe facts and figures
Tempe went through plenty of agony just to decide Town Lake's rubber dams will be replaced by metal gates -- but that's just the start of the grief.
After planting trees other than the iconic ficus on Tempe’s Mill Avenue, the city is returning to its roots.
Tempe has discovered a potentially lucrative source of alternative energy in the ickiest of places: restaurant grease traps.
Arizona State University and Tempe are working to build an ultra-high speed computer network in the Valley that would make today’s high speed service seem as pokey as dial-up.
For decades, cities figured that progress meant getting rid of agricultural land and replacing it with houses and businesses.
It's said that one person's trash is another's treasure, but for a Tempe startup called EcoScraps, that trash is its very business model.
Tempe’s leaders have decided that to get more projects built downtown and at Tempe Town Lake, they need say “No” to developers more often.
When the East Valley's elected officials meet to make decisions large and small, getting things done requires more than reaching a consensus.
A business incubator plans to open in Tempe next year with an unorthodox model: It’s privately funded and will provide seed money to budding technology entrepreneurs.
Without debate, the Tempe City Council is in favor of cutting spending to balance an out-of-alignment budget.
The city of Tempe may have to cut as many as 100 jobs to survive the current economic slump that could leave the municipality with a $7 million deficit, the City Council learned Thursday night.
If Joy Burke were born three days earlier, she'd be able to vote in November's general election. "I'm missing it by three days - I'm really disappointed," said Burke, a senior at Tempe's Marcos de Niza High School. "I think it would really benefit the high school if a lot of kids get to go vote."
IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Secretary of State Jan Brewer, left, Tempe Councilwoman Onnie Shekerjian, and Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman speak to a legal studies class at Marcos de Niza High School in Tempe on Friday morning telling the students how important it is to vote.
Among East Valley cities, Tempe is in an enviable position as it can tackle its troubles from a position of strength. A two-day summit of the City Council and top staff members ended Saturday, following hours devoted to brainstorming Tempe's problems and how best to find solutions.
According to hundreds of critics, the blue buses of Orbit Jupiter were supposed to mow down bicyclists and transport criminals into quiet Tempe neighborhoods.
The Tempe Union High School District has yet another obstacle in getting financial help from citizens. Already weighing on the minds of school officials and parents were a faltering economy, a presidential election sure to draw people to the polls and a hangover from previous failure.
Tempe and its high schools soon will be asking residents for money - residents who aren't going to see any relief in their property taxes beforehand.
Scottsdale Mayor Mary Manross and acting City Manager John Little will join Tempe City Councilwomen Shana Ellis and Onnie Shekerjian to talk to residents about the expansion of Scottsdale's Neighborhood Trolley service, which connects with Tempe's Orbit bus system.
Tempe paid a rank-and-file police officer almost $90,000 in overtime last year as the city forked out large sums of cash to members of its police force to work extra hours.
For cities to thrive in the future and to preserve our beautiful desert environment, we must demonstrate leadership now and support long-term sustainable policies.
It'll be easy to spot the Newman Center's new 22-story tower for student housing, but don't waste much time looking for the parking garage. There won't be one. In fact, it won't feature any on-site parking - a first for a large Tempe project.
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The anger once aimed at a plan to build high-rises next to the historic Monti’s La Casa Vieja in Tempe has shifted to an unlikely target: the city’s hometown airline.
Friday is the last chance for Tempe Union High School District residents to voice their opinions about how the district should use its staff and resources over the next five years.