Mesa Public Library begins its summer reading program with opening activities

Summer reading programs are open to all ages from infants through adults at all four branches of the Mesa Public Library with the program starting Friday, June 1 and running through Wednesday, Aug. 1. There are three opening events at three of the branches: Main Branch, 64 E. First St.; Red Mountain Branch, 635 N. […]

ADOT Motor Vehicle Division is warning of people unnecessarily charging Valley residents

The Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division is warning residents of a new trend that could hurt Valley residents. The trend is of people using social media to offer services to residents that are actually free, according to a press release. “We’ve recently seen Facebook traffic with people offering to sell materials and tutor […]

New state portal streamlines process for petition circulators

Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan has launched a portal to allow petition circulators to register electronically with her office. The circulator portal can be accessed at “The Legislature has sought to protect the integrity of the petition process in Arizona by imposing reasonable regulations on petition circulators,” Ms. Reagan stated in a release. […]

State reminds taxpayers making deadline is important, so is driving safely

The Arizona Department of Revenue and the Arizona Department of Transportation have teamed up to remind motorists that the Tuesday, April 17, tax deadline is important but staying safe on the way to filing is just as significant. ADOT’s Dynamic Message Signs – the overhead digital signs on the highways that feature travel and safety […]

Arizona DOT’s safety message contest returns; deadline Feb. 26

Are you punny? A connoisseur of dad jokes? Is snark a second language? Maybe you’re simply serious about traffic safety? If so, you can put your skills to good use and encourage safe driving by entering the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Safety Message Contest. Back for the second year in a row, safety messages can […]

Eastbound Loop 202 (Santan Freeway) work zone restrictions in Mesa start this weekend

Eastbound Loop 202 (Santan Freeway) will be narrowed to one lane late Friday night, Feb. 23, between Higley and Power roads in Mesa. Arizona Department of Transportation crews will be installing a temporary work zone safety barrier in advance of guardrail replacement work. The restrictions are scheduled as follows: Eastbound Loop 202 will be narrowed to one lane between Higley and Power roads […]

MVD: Before purchasing, check a vehicle’s history to avoid potential fraud

The Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division is cautioning consumers to protect themselves from potential fraud when buying a car. ADOT recommends consumers research the vehicle — including its title and history — before buying it, Ralene Whitmer, MVD title and registration specialist, said in a press release. “Reputable dealers will always be willing […]

Presidents Day bus and light-rail schedule set for Valley Metro

On Monday, Feb. 19, Valley Metro bus and rail will operate on a Sunday schedule in observance of Presidents Day. RAPID and Express buses will not be in operation. Customer Service will be open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and can be reached at 602–251-2039. Riders can check schedules and plan trips with Valley Metro’s online tools. Stay up to […]

Restrictions Feb. 19-22 on Loop 101, State Route 51

Drivers who use Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) and State Route 51 (Piestewa Freeway) should plan for some lane and ramp restrictions as crews collect soil and rock samples in preparation for the widening of Loop 101 from Interstate 17 to Pima Road. The following lane restrictions are scheduled during the week of Feb. 19: The […]

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey orders flags at half-staff following Parkland, Florida, shooting

In coordination with a presidential proclamation, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Feb. 15 ordered that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff immediately until sunset, Monday, Feb. 19, in honor of the victims of the Parkland, Florida, shooting. “Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and everyone impacted by this […]