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Tucson literacy program to perform children’s stories

Tucson-based nonprofit Literacy Connects will present a double performance of tales written by children from Southern Arizona at the Berger Performing Arts Center on May 21.

TFCU honors three local nonprofits

Tucson Federal Credit Union (TFCU) recently presented its seventh annual Community Partnership Awards to honor entities that transform people’s lives through benevolent means.

Esmond Station Regional Park to open May 3

Pima County’s brand-new Esmond Station Regional Park, a 274-acre expanse, will open May 3 with five fitness stations, workout equipment, shelter and a walking trail.

New Life Center names Volhein interim director

Goodyear-based New Life Center, which provides emergency shelter to domestic violence victims, has named Linda Volhein as its interim executive director.

Cochise County measuring air quality due to smoke from Sawmill Fire

Because heavy smoke from the Sawmill Fire in the western portion of Cochise County may pose health hazards, county officials are temporarily installing four monitoring devices near the scene to measure air quality.

Ducey inks SB 1406 to curb ‘drive-by’ litigation

In an effort to abolish “drive-by” lawsuits prevalent throughout the Valley in 2016, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey recently signed legislation designed to hinder "unnecessary" complaints stemming from alleged parking violations.

ADEQ issues pollution advisory for Yuma

Anticipating excessive ozone levels, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) issued a High Pollution Advisory (HPA) for Yuma today, with recommendations for those vulnerable to respiratory discomfort.

Hamer lauds Arizona’s school grading scale

Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry president and CEO Glenn Hamer recently commended the state Board of Education for adopting a uniform grading system for K-12 public schools.

Arizona relaxes mobile home sale limits

Arizona recently loosened restrictions on transfer of certain mobile and manufactured housing units, simplifying the procedure for potential sellers.

Chamber partners with Stanton to boost city's economy

Hoping to catalyze regional economic prosperity, the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) is partnering with several civic entities as part of its Phoenix Forward initiative.

Mesa narrows police chief post to four finalists

The field for filling the position of chief of police has been narrowed down to four finalists.

Real estate sales in Phoenix area up in first quarter

Winter real estate sales numbers picked up in the Phoenix metro area over last year as reflected in number of sales as well as pricing, according to the latest data from the Phoenix-based Arizona Association of Realtors.

Coconino County law enforcement, first responders attend spring cookout meeting

Coconino County law enforcement personnel and first responders recently enjoyed their eighth annual cookout meeting in the city of Page, hosted by Coconino County District 5 supervisor Lena Fowler.

Pima County promotes EPA-sourced environmental support

In an effort to support local economic prospects, Southside and Benson Highway corridor residents may be eligible for federal funding assistance through a federal initiative called the Brownfields Program.

Tucson’s Casino Del Sol maintains top AAA rating

Tucson’s Pascua Yaqui Tribe-owned Casino Del Sol recently received its sixth consecutive Four Diamond Rating from AAA in a nod to its service, style and guest comfort.

Marana Police Department joins Pima County wireless network

Pima County Wireless Integrated Network (PCWIN) recently expanded its coverage to include the town of Marana Police Department, allowing for improved communications between municipalities and enhancing public safety among all 55 participating agencies.

Mesa’s House of Refuge triumphs over loss of HUD funding

Thanks to community support, the Mesa-based House of Refuge has overcome its loss of Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding to remain in service for the area’s homeless families.

City Bakery expands operations into Mesa

Artisanal breads and pastries by wholesaler City Bakery are now manufactured at the Denver-based company’s newest outlet in Mesa, a location specifically chosen by the company’s owners.

Almark to build new facility in Yuma

Food manufacturer Almark Foods is planning to build a 120,000-square-foot, $27.5 million facility on 17 acres in Yuma, slated to open next year.

Trounce ‘imposter syndrome’ with servant leadership, speaker says

About 70 percent of professionals confront “imposter syndrome” during their careers, according to Gay Meyer, guest speaker at the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Professional Women's Alliance (PWA) May meeting.

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