Stories tagged: "tempe"


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Meet Jevin Hodge, The Millennial Democrat Running For Arizona Congress

The 27-year-old Tempe native says Arizonans can no longer wait for leaders in Washington to recognize “the urgent problems we face.”

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Tempe’s First New Streetcar Has Arrived—Take a Look

The streetcar will travel three miles with 14 stops along the southwest edges of ASU’s Tempe campus.  Tempe’s gearing up to release a new fleet of streetcars—but this new addition to the city’s transit system resembles the light rail more than old-fashioned trolleys. Valley Metro on Monday unveiled the first streetcar vehicle to arrive from...

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Seven Months After George Floyd’s Killing — Has Policing Really Changed in Arizona?

Maricopa County-area law enforcement have shot at more people in the months since Floyd's death than during the same time frame in previous years.

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Tempe to Vote Next Month on New Affordable Housing Initiative

Advocates say the proposed funding structure setup has been done in other large US cities, but it’s the first of its kind in Arizona. Tempe Mayor Corey Woods is pushing for the city to adopt a new affordable housing initiative that would bring more workforce housing to Tempe.  Woods’ initiative, called Hometown for All, would...

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Tempe Officer Repeatedly Accused of Excessive Force Will Keep Job

An investigation found Officer Ronald Kerzaya violated several policies and he won't return as a patrol officer for at least one year.

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Arizona Expected to be Hit Hardest by Incoming ‘Tsunami of Evictions’

Arizona’s eviction and foreclosure rates were already double the national average before the COVID-19 pandemic.

smoke billowing into air above Tempe railroad cars that caught fire
Train Derails on Tempe Bridge, as Many as 10 Railroad Cars Catch Fire

The Tempe Town Lake area was filled with smoke Wednesday morning after a train derailed on a bridge and its cars caught fire. Here's what we know so far.