April is Alcohol Awareness Month and ICAN is partnering with two East Valley organizations to help spread the word about alcohol and its dangers. Alcohol use by youth is directly associated with traffic fatalities, violence, suicide, educational failure, alcohol overdose, unsafe sex and other problem behaviors. Annually, over 6,500 people under the age of 21 die from alcohol-related accidents and thousands more are injured.
Mayor Greg Stanton and Councilwoman Kate Gallego announced a new effort to ensure that city of Phoenix contractors — those paid with taxpayer dollars — practice equal pay for equal work among men and women.
The city of Phoenix and Grand Canyon University announced the expansion of an on-going partnership through a $125,000 investment to fund public safety efforts, including a drowning-prevention program and graffiti abatement services.
More and more patrons are turning to libraries for digital services like e-books, music downloads, and same-day digital newspapers and magazines. Additionally, apps at libraries are becoming more common as libraries attempt to appeal to the tech-savvy Millennial demographic.
Sasha Neely and Axel Ferguson, both of Ahwatukee, happily announce their engagement. Sasha is a graduate of Mountain Point High School and is in her senior year at Arizona State University. Axel is a graduate of Desert Vista High School and is in apprenticeship at Marlin Mechanical. The couple will wed in June in Scottsdale.