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Dragoon’s pilsner wins Arizona Pure Water Brew Challenge

The Arizona Pure Water Brew Challenge, a yearlong recycling-themed competition, ended recently at Phoenix’s 32nd annual WateReuse Symposium, where officials declared Dragoon Brewing Co.'s Clear Water Pilsner as the winning entry.

Arizona's education plan gains U.S. Department of Education approval

Arizona’s consolidated state plan, which deals with the state’s education accountability, has been approved by the U.S. Department of Education.

Arizona senators introduce Hualapai Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act

Arizona Sens. Jeff Flake and John McCain have introduced legislation that would ratify a settlement agreement between the Hualapai Tribe, the state of Arizona and several water users throughout the state.

Scottsdale's Water Citizen Academy named Public Education Program of the Year

Scottsdale’s Water Citizen Academy has received a top honor as it was named the Public Education Program of the Year at the recent WateReuse Symposium in Phoenix.

Youth baseball, softball camp registration open in Surprise

The city of Surprise has opened registration for its youth baseball and softball camps, which will feature Ottawa University’s softball coaching staff as instructors.

Tucson small firms honored at Copper Cactus Awards

The Tucson Metro Chamber recently hosted the 20th annual Copper Cactus Awards at Tuscon’s Casino Del Sol Resort in collaboration with Wells Fargo to honor the achievements of 16 southern Arizona’s small-business owners.

Avondale shade tree workshop to highlight permaculture

Environmental entities Salt River Project and Valley Permaculture Alliance are collaborating on a sustainability workshop on Oct. 14 at Avondale City Hall.

Arizona high court to hear arguments over Medicaid expansion levy

The Arizona Supreme Court will hear arguments over whether a fee levied to help pay for Medicaid expansion in the state is, in fact, a tax and therefore unconstitutional.

Maricopa County launches program to recruit forensic pathologists

The Maricopa County board of supervisors has approved a new loan repayment plan incentive that the county hopes will boost the recruiting and retainment of forensic pathologists for the medical examiner's office.

Mesa's Office of Economic Development earns accreditation

The city of Mesa’s Office of Economic Development recently earned accreditation from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), making it one of 60 economic development organizations to meet the standards for accreditation.

Benedictine University at Mesa adds two faculty members

Benedictine University recently welcomed two new faculty members to its Mesa campus, according to a press release.

Tempe restaurateur Arora receives diversity award

Tempe restaurateur Raveen Arora, who recreated the cuisine of his Indian homeland, has won the 2017 Arizona Diversity Council’s DiversityFirst Award for his civic leadership, advocacy and outreach efforts.

Elected leaders to gather for Goodyear town hall

The city of Goodyear will host a town hall event featuring Arizona state officials from 6-7 p.m. Sept. 20 at Desert Edge High School Auditorium.

Lisa Marra appointed director of elections, special districts

Lisa Marra, Cochise County communications and community relations administrator, has been appointed director of elections and special districts.

Pima County board approves Sales Tax Advisory Committee appointments

The Pima County board of supervisors has approved five appointments to the Sales Tax Advisory Committee.

2nd Saturday Maricopa Market to return in November

The city of Maricopa will host its 2nd Saturday Maricopa Market beginning in November and is seeking local vendors who would like to participate.

Tucson rallies for cystic fibrosis awareness event

Corralling potential panaceas, the McLife Tucson apartment community will partner with Tucson RoundUp for a Cure to raise funds and public awareness of cystic fibrosis with auctions, music and entertainment.

Ballet Under the Stars coming to Goodyear this month

As Ballet Arizona brings its 2017 season to a close this month, it will perform its popular Ballet Under the Stars performance for the Goodyear community for the sixth year in a row.

Surprise park to be renamed in memory of Dick McComb

The city of Surprise will honor one of its longest-tenured managers, Dick McComb, by renaming a city park in his memory during an official ceremony later this month.

Scottsdale opens new data portal for residents

The city of Scottsdale now has a new open data portal for residents that offers public access to over 30 of the city’s datasets.

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