SUSD’s Nutrition Services Eliminates Reduced Lunch Fee — 800 Students Could Benefit


For many years, the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) has charged $0.40 per lunch to students who qualify under federal guidelines for a reduced-price meal. Beginning with the 2019–20 school year that starts Aug. 5, SUSD will waive that $0.40 fee for participating students, offering them lunch at no charge. SUSD already waives reduced-price breakfast […]

City of Phoenix Special Election Slated For Aug. 27 — Voter Registration Deadline is July 29


The City of Phoenix will conduct a Special Election Tuesday, Aug. 27, in whi​​​ch registered voters will decide on two ballot measures that propose to amend City Charter provisions pertaining to Pensions and Light Rail. Early voting will begin July 31. The first measure, Proposition 105, is a proposed Charter Amendment submitted by Initiative I-4-18 pertaining […]

July 4 Restrictions Set for Phoenix Trailheads


In an effort to reduce fire danger, the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department will restrict vehicle access to trailheads located in the city’s desert parks and mountain preserves on July 4 starting at 3pm. The annual fire ban for those areas that started on May 1 remains in effect. City of Phoenix Park Rangers will close […]

Phoenix Mayor Announces Public Safety Policy Meeting


Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego has scheduled a July 2 policy meeting to discuss the issue of public safety.  This meeting comes just two weeks after the Community Listening Session at which Mayor Gallego assured residents that the city would come back with ideas within 30 days to address community concerns. At last week’s Phoenix City […]

Public Safety Exercise in Downtown Phoenix


During the month of June, the Phoenix Police, Fire and Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management departments will be conducting public safety training exercises in the downtown Phoenix area near the Phoenix Convention Center. This first exercise will occur in the early morning Sunday, June 2. Residents in and around downtown Phoenix may see […]

Phoenix to Elect New Mayor, Council Members March 12 — Early Voting is Open


Early voting for the March 12 City of Phoenix Special Election began Feb. 13, and mail-in ballots for the election were mailed out that same day. The election is being conducted by the Phoenix City Clerk’s Office. City of Phoenix voters will vote in a runoff election to fill a vacancy for Mayor for a […]

PVSchools Governing Board To Host Bagels with the Board Feb. 6


As part of an ongoing effort to foster collegiality and promote transparency, the PVSchools Governing Board announced its Bagels with the Board events. These events occur quarterly and are held at various schools throughout the district. The next Bagels with the Board for the 2018-19 school year will be held Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 10-11am […]

Arizona VFWs Partner with Local Organizations to ‘March Out Hunger’


Food insecurity is defined as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. In the United States, food insecurity affects one in eight people, and one in five households served by a local food bank has at least one member who has served in the U.S. military. This is according […]

Save the Date: And the Beat Goes On — Annual fundraiser for Children’s Museum


The Children’s Museum of Phoenix, in conjunction with the 2019 Children’s Museum Gala co-chairs, Cathy Brown and Rebecca Light, announced the details of its biggest fundraiser of the year: And the Beat Goes On. Set for Saturday, March 9, this special event takes place at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix. The evening begins at 6pm […]

Phoenix Set to Accelerate Pavement Maintenance Program


The Phoenix City Council took action at its formal meeting Wednesday, Dec. 12, to accelerate the city’s pavement maintenance program, unanimously approving the first steps to implement a plan that advances $200 million in pavement maintenance projects on arterial and major streets.  The Council’s approval follows action taken in October to advance pavement maintenance efforts […]