Maricopa Association of Governments seeks public input via survey

The Maricopa Association of Governments is asking individuals who live or work in the Maricopa County region to complete a survey about what they value about our regional transportation system. Their opinions play a key role in creating the next long-range transportation plan, Imagine, a press release states. “This survey asks people what they value […]

Working group created to make elections recommendations in Maricopa County

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors directed the county manager to form a working group that may lead to substantial changes in the way elections are run in the fourth most populous county in the country. The 2018 Primary and General Elections saw massive turnout and the volume of voters once again shined a light […]

Arizona AG Mark Brnovich announces settlement with Career Education Corp.

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Thursday, Jan. 3 the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, along with 47 other states and the District of Columbia, reached a multi-million dollar settlement with Career Education Corp. and its related entities following a five-year investigation. As part of the settlement, CEC is agreeing to forgo any and all efforts […]

Joint Planning Advisory Council hosts transportation summit

Elected officials, regional planning agencies and business leaders gathered Tuesday, Dec. 11 for the Sun Corridor Transportation Summit, which the Joint Planning Advisory Council hosted, to discuss transportation and how to improve it in the state. The JPAC is an organization aimed at “jointly coordinating planning efforts for the greater good of the participating regions […]

East Valley golfers win at JGAA awards banquet

The Junior Golf Association of Arizona announced the 2018 Sportsmanship and Player of the Year Awards across five age divisions at the annual awards banquet Sunday, Oct. 21 at Moon Valley Country Club, 151 W. Moon Valley Drive in Phoenix. Of the various awards, several hailed from the East Valley. Alexis Vakasiuola of San Tan […]

Phoenix Children’s Hospital to host 5k fundraiser in Phoenix

Phoenix Children’s Hospital is hosting a family-friendly 5k run/walk to raise funds and awareness for the hospital with all proceeds going to the many programs and services the hospital offers. The event is slated for Saturday, Oct. 6 with pre-race activities beginning at 6:30 a.m., the 5k starting an hour later and the kids dash […]

Goldschmidt named Arizona D-backs 2018 nominee for Roberto Clemente Award

Major League Baseball announced Tuesday, Sept. 4 that Paul Goldschmidt was named the Arizona Diamondbacks 2018 nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award, the league’s most prominent individual player award. The award is the annual recognition of a player from each MLB club who best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy […]

Arizona D-backs honor John McCain with statements from Derrick Hall, Luis Gonzalez

The Arizona Diamondbacks released the following statements on Sen. John McCain, who died Saturday, Aug. 25 at the age of 81. “John McCain has always been a member of the D-backs’ family and was one of this team’s biggest fans since day one,” D-backs President and CEO Derrick Hall said in a prepared statement. “He […]

State balladeer Dolan Ellis to host concert in Hereford

Dolan Ellis, Arizona’s official state balladeer for more than 50 years, is offering a concert Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept. 2 based around the theme “Arizona … Lens, Lyrics and Lore.” The concert will be in Hereford in the Arizona Folklore Preserve just south of Sierra Vista in southern Arizona. Doors open at 1 […]

Queen Creek OKs minor changes to three-city agreement for water reclamation plant

Queen Creek Town Council approved an amendment to an intergovernmental agreement between Queen Creek, Mesa and Gilbert regarding to construction and operation of the Greenfield Water Reclamation Plant. The approval came as part of the consent agenda at the council’s Aug. 15 regular meeting at Town Hall, 22358 S. Ellsworth Road. The plant is at […]