Keeping true to President Trump’s promise, tax cuts keep putting money in the pockets of hardworking Americans. The economy is gaining strength with the help of tax savings, as job creators share the wealth with their employees.
Two developments on Arizona State University property have drawn the ire of some legislators after the university initially failed to report the projects to them.
A Gilbert lawmaker wants to ban photo-enforcement cameras across the state, saying they generate money for the company that makes them and cities that use them but do little to keep the streets safe.
Children often follow in their parents’ footsteps when choosing a career, but Nora Ellen and JD Mesnard turned that dynamic on its head – twice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A bill that would ban billboards advertising marijuana has been introduced by Sen. David Farnsworth. SB 1032 would make it illegal to advertise along state roads any drug illegal under federal law – and that includes marijuana.
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.
Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell will deliver his State of the City Address on Friday, Nov. 3, from 7:15-9 a.m. at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Tempe-Phoenix, 2100 S. Priest Drive.
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.
Override and bond reauthorization ballots will be going out from four East Valley school districts this week, and some voters will see two separate ones.
Chandler Councilwoman Nora Ellen has become the first candidate to jump into the political scramble that is likely to mark next year’s state and local elections, making it a case of like son, like mother.
The Chandler school board is pushing Congress to protect young undocumented immigrants who were given a reprieve from deportation under a federal program that might be quashed.
A son of immigrant migrant farm workers was appointed to the Mesa City Council on Sept. 28, replacing ousted District 3 Councilmember Ryan Winkle.
Mesa City Council member Ryan Winkle stands to make history in the wrong way this week by becoming the first councilman to face a disciplinary hearing under its code of conduct, barring a last-minute settlement.
A seemingly small dispute over a one-mile dirt road has spiraled out of control as Sun Lakes residents butt heads with the Gila River Indian Community and Maricopa County in a conflict that has drawn interest from agencies as far reaching as the EPA.
Federal prosecutors are offering to tell East Valley defendants in the Corporation Commission bribery case who and what else they’re investigating – but only if they agree not to share that information with anyone else.
Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels will become chairman of the board of directors of the Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport Authority, the body responsible for maintaining and operating the airport.
An embattled Mesa City Council member pleaded guilty Thursday to extreme driving under the influence, accepting punishment that includes six days in jail and a $3,800 fine.
Most think Mesa City Councilman Ryan Winkle should remain in office despite his May DUI arrest, a poll from OH Predictive Insights has found.
The Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board voted unanimously to appeal an Arizona Department of Education audit that directs it to repay nearly $1 million for erroneous reporting of student enrollment numbers.
With the Mesa City Council laying the groundwork to discipline him, defiant council member Ryan Winkle has vowed to fight to save his job.
The two East Valley members of the Arizona Corporation Commission are starting to push for reforms on the panel in the wake of a federal bribery indictment of a former member.
After years of shadowy suggestions that something might be rotten at the Arizona Corporation Commission, the first indictment boils down to something most people can understand: A bald-faced case of quid pro quo bribery.
Mesa Mayor John Giles defended the city’s landmark decision to send inmates accused of misdemeanors to a private jail in Florence, rather than a Maricopa County jail, as the most humane choice as well as a fiscal “no-brainer.”
Mesa City Council member Ryan Winkle is expected to be charged with extreme DUI after an analysis of his blood sample revealed a blood alcohol content of 0.22 percent, according to the Tempe police.
Federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged former Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce, his wife, prominent lobbyist Jim Norton and utility owner George Johnson with conspiracy, bribery, mail fraud and wire fraud, over what prosecutors lay out as a scheme to pay off Pierce in return for …
The civics test that will be required of all graduating high school seniors this spring does not appear to have been that much of a test for members of the Class of 2017.
The Mesa City Council is scheduled to vote Monday night on a controversial $15 million contract with a private jail corporation to hold defendants awaiting trial on misdemeanor charges in Mesa Municipal Court.
A Mesa City Council member’s DUI arrest may provoke a dramatic meeting later this week amid suggestions that his colleagues may sanction, suspend or even remove him from office.
It’s been a long, grueling process, but the four finalists for Mesa police chief are approaching the finish line, with City Manager Chris Brady likely to make a decision in about two weeks.
The Gilbert City Council will consider selecting Mesa Assistant Police Chief Mike Soelberg as the town’s next police chief this week.
Now comes the 101st day of the Trump administration, a milestone that calls for some careful analysis. Not examination of or by our 45th president, who seems completely uninterested in such exercises, careful or otherwise, but an appraisal of the rest of us, the other 325 million Americans w…
Arizona’s three universities no longer form a pipeline of teachers for the state’s public schools. Half the freshmen in the state’s university system come from only 11 percent of Arizona’s high schools. Arizona’s expanded school voucher system did not include expanded oversight.
Arizona lawmakers want to find out whether every employee who has a state-issued car actually needs one. Or, more to the point, what’s wrong with getting a ride from Uber?
Arizona is on the verge of requiring schools to do more to identify students with dyslexia and giving them the guidelines for how to deal with them.
Don’t anticipate President Trump’s “skinny budget” becoming law; expect continued acrimony between the leadership of both major parties in Congress and hope the White House develops a strategy for dealing with rogue nations and other international security threats.
Tempe City Councilman Kolby Granville was formally disciplined for a Code of Conduct violation for using an expletive during a work group meeting.
Ahwatukee’s two legislators were on opposite ends of the debate over Arizona’s universal voucher plan approved last week – and the one on the losing side on Monday apologized to his constituents for its passage.
Josh Wright grew up in the East Valley, and said moving to Chandler and starting his new job as assistant city manager feels like coming home.
State senators on Wednesday approved an end-run around the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee in a bid to encourage people to rescue children and pets.
With the leadership of Sen. Bob Worsley, R-Mesa, the Arizona Legislature passed a bill to make all public-school students in Arizona eligible to get state money to attend private and parochial schools.
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Las Sendas residents Jeff and Alec-Lauren Golzio are big on Italian tradition and culture.
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Gilbert is cooking.
New restaurants are finding older locations to achieve success in Gilbert.
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Shuai “Mark” He certainly used his noodle opening his new Chandler restaurant last month.
Jon Carr is everybody’s neighbor in Northeast Mesa.