Town Lake turns 20: From river bottom to Valley’s recreation and development centerpiece

Special coverage by Wrangler News staff A Town Lake celebratory wish: Happy birthday! Tempe Town Lake turns 20 years old this year and a celebratory event featuring free activities takes place 11 a.m....

Neighborhood protests put brakes on plans for proposed So. Tempe Valvoline location

By Sammie Ann Wicks "In the past, it seems like most businesses that are proposed have been put through without a lot of consideration by the DRC," Matt Smith recalls. "This time, it was...

Tempe seeks community engagement through Equity in Action program

Tempe has increased resources to help applicants with the Equity in Action submittal process and extended the deadline to Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 3:30 p.m. Additional resources include a video to help applicants...

City News: Tempe opens a door to affordable housing

Staff reports Mental illness and substance abuse provide a doubly disabling path for yet one more personal tragedy: homelessness. That is why Tempe’s selection for a prestigious U.S. housing award means a lot to...

For schools chief, an earned accolade with a nod to the past

Three Tempe residents—two adults and a recent high school graduate—are this year’s representatives of the legacy and spirit on which the city’s foundations were built almost a century and a half ago. Christine Busch, superintendent of...

Bike-lane regs again up for discussion, possible new fines for infractions

Controversy over Tempe’s bike lanes is nothing new, but the saga continues as the city continues to develop guidelines with an eye to the future.

Tempe count shows homelessness rising

By Wrangler News Staff The number of individuals in Tempe experiencing homelessness rose from 276 in 2018 to 373 in 2019, according to data gathered during last January’s Point-in-Time count held throughout the...

Arts Center joins long list of prez-hopefuls’ Tempe visits

By Wrangler News Staff Tempe Center for the Arts has joined the list of destinations picked by presidents and presidential candidates for whistle-stop visits during the past 100-plus years. This time it was...
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