Stories tagged: "tempe"


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Laid Off and Logged Out: Former Carvana Employees Speak Out

Tempe-based used-car seller Carvana laid off 2,500 employees, about 12% of its workforce, in May.

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A Year Later, Arizona City Officials Call American Rescue Plan Aid a Lifesaver

Arizona city officials are praising the American Rescue Plan a year after it passed for bringing much-needed funding to municipalities during the pandemic.

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‘Add to Your World’: ASU Student Starts Initiative to Help People Without Homes

Tierra Hopkins started leading workout sessions at area parks for free, with one ask of her participants—bring an item to donate to those without homes.

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Rosy-Faced Lovebirds Have Found a Manmade Solution For Keeping Cool in Arizona Heat

Rosy-faced lovebirds, which appeared in Arizona about 40 years ago, learned how to use human innovation to keep cool when temperatures soar.

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Veterans Day in Arizona: Events to Check Out This Week

Looking to celebrate Veterans Day in Arizona this week? Here are some events to look out for across the state.

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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...