Tempe Council Approves Indigenous Peoples’ Day as City Holiday


The City of Tempe will celebrate Indigenous People’s Day on Oct. 9 this year as a paid City of Tempe holiday. The Tempe City Council approved the holiday at its Sept. 7 Regular Council Meeting. Phoenix, Minneapolis, Denver and many other cities already recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Indigenous Peoples’ Day honors the rich cultural heritage, history, and contributions of … [More]

ASU Ranked No. 1 in Innovation for 9th Straight Year by U.S. News


For the ninth year in a row, Arizona State University is No. 1 in innovation among American universities, ahead of Stanford, MIT and Caltech, in the newly released annual “Best Colleges” 2024 rankings by U.S. News & World Report. The continued recognition underscores ASU’s commitment to being a New American University — an enterprise dedicated to the … [More]

Valley Leadership Names Two Top Community Engagement Leaders Man & Woman of the Year

Rick McCartney

  Angela Hughey and Brian Spicker will be Valley Leadership’s 74th Man & Woman of the Year. The two were selected because of their commitment to addressing Arizona’s most pressing issues, track record of community engagement and alignment with Valley Leadership’s Principles of Doing. “Angela and Brian have put decades of community-based service into Arizona over … [More]

Nikola Corporation Appoints New Chief Operating Officer


Nikola Corporation (Nasdaq: NKLA), a global leader in zero-emissions transportation and energy supply and infrastructure solutions, via its HYLA brand, today announced the appointment of Mary Chan as Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective October 9, 2023. In her capacity as COO, Chan will lead the company’s engineering, program, product, supply chain, and manufacturing … [More]

Governor Hobbs Discusses Jobs, Sustainable Economic Growth, and Partnership with TSMC during Taiwan Visit


Governor Katie Hobbs met with TSMC suppliers and top executives to highlight the state’s leadership in advanced manufacturing and encourage continued investments that will create good-paying jobs and build businesses in the state. Following the meetings, Governor Hobbs toured the TSMC Fab manufacturing plant and water treatment facilities where TSMC has achieved a water … [More]

How Does a Fraud Alert Work, and When Do You Need One?


If you’ve experienced fraud or are worried about potential identity theft, placing a fraud alert on your credit report may protect you from possible financial losses, the hassle of resolving fraudulent activities and adverse effects on your credit report. Fraud alerts are a preemptive security tool that people can implement to protect themselves, especially if they see … [More]

Vestar and Arizona State University Partner to Launch First-Ever ‘Cool Pavement Project’ at a Commercial Shopping Center


Vestar, one of the leading privately held shopping center owners and managers in the western United States, has joined forces with Arizona State University’s (ASU) Southwest Integrated Field Laboratory (SW-IFL) to launch the first-ever ‘Cool Pavement Project’ at a commercial retail center. The partnership comes on the heels of this summer’s record-breaking heat and aims to … [More]

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