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When the Academy Award nominations are announced later this week, one name you won’t be hearing is “After Tiller” for best documentary feature. The film failed to make the shortlist of 15 documentaries in contention (announced in December), which is an extremely unfortunate omission. No, it may not be a crowd-pleaser like “20 Feet from Stardom” or innovate the art form as “Stories We Tell” and “The Act of Killing” have, but “After Tiller” is an immensely important piece that, with any luck, will be screened in communities for months and years to come.
From the perspectives of economic growth and city government, 2013 was a “banner year” for Chandler. That is how Mayor Jay Tibshraeny described it.
The last 12 months in Tempe were filled with new projects that will benefit the region’s economy coming in, a successful season from the Arizona State University football team, the reimagining of ASU mascot Sparky, and even the completion of a triathlon by Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, making her the first member of Congress to do so in office. And all of that just scratches the surface of a busy year in the city.
Community service is part of the culture and a requirement at Seton Catholic High School, but Claire Evans took such service to another level this year.
The worst moment of the 2013 Ironman Arizona Mayor’s Media Challenge was the first one, when the competitors entered the murky waters known as Tempe Town Lake at 7 a.m. My kicks — a burned-out pair of running shoes — filled with the brown substance expeditiously, and I never fully adapted to the cold.
Tempe Councilmember Joel Navarro who was competing on behalf of Tempe Community Council crosses the finish line to win the 2013 Tempe Mayor's Media Challenge, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Members of the media competed in a 1/100th of an Ironman distance race consisting of a 24 yard swim in Tempe Town Lake, 1.12 mile bike ride and finishing with a .26 mile run. [Tim Hacker/ Tribune]
Tempe Councilmember Joel Navarro who was competing on behalf of Tempe Community Council shows off the trophy after winning the 2013 Tempe Mayor's Media Challenge, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Members of the media competed in a 1/100th of an Ironman distance race consisting of a 24 yard swim in Tempe Town Lake, 1.12 mile bike ride and finishing with a .26 mile run. [Tim Hacker/ Tribune]
A snap decision outside of some Mesa convenience stores resulted in tough lessons for 10 shoppers during a recent police operation.
On Nov. 5, voters across the East Valley will vote on several items concerning additional city- and school-district funding that would add millions of dollars to continue funding education efforts or to continue city and school-district improvements.
Officials: Nearly half of teens drink; 20 percent get alcohol from parents
Budget overrides for Gilbert Public Schools as well as the Chandler Unified, Higley Unified, Queen Creek Unified and Tempe Union School Districts were voted down soundly a year ago. But that isn’t stopping the five districts — and a few others in the East Valley — from giving voters another chance to keep education budgets at their current mark.
Town of Gilbert planning and development officials will continue reaching out to the community as they gear up to bring the proposed downtown Heritage arts, culture and entertainment district to the Town Council on Sept. 5.
After years of planning by both the college and the location’s developer, Grand Canyon University President Brian Mueller announced the Christian university will build its new campus in one of Mesa’s newest, fastest growing areas.
Editor’s note: This is part four of a continuing summer series on the proposed South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway.
Tempe has announced a $600 million office development deal to be built near Tempe Town Lake.
What do United States Congressman David Schweikert, State Senate Majority Leader John McComish, Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCicco, Kedrick Ellison of the Phoenix Community and Economic Development Department, Kyrene Superintendent Dr. David Shauer, Tempe Union High School Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Baca, and Pangea Development have in common?
The Tempe City Council is the next in Arizona to take on the issue of civil unions for same-sex couples.
Arizona's higher education leaders are demanding more money from students, while also exploring legal options to reduce tuition for some immigrants.
If the excess of the holidays left you with a strong desire to purge, simplify or de-clutter in the new year, you can find a little motivation for your cause in “Green Revolution.”
A former Arizona legislator will be sentenced Wednesday for felony convictions for seeking and accepting bribes while he was a Tempe city councilman and misleading donors about a scholarship fund that benefited his relatives.
Stacy L. Leeds, Dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law, will deliver the Sixth Annual William C. Canby Jr. Lecture on Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. The title of Leeds’ talk is “Whose Sovereignty? Tribal Citizenship, Federal Indian Law, and Globalization.”
How would you like to buy a gun that killed an Arizona police officer?