PHOENIX - A lot happens across Arizona each day.
Big stories or small, all of them affect our communities is some way.
Below you'll find five of the stories you can expect to hear more about as today unfolds:
Meeting on Height of Mormon Temple
Residents who have been concerned about the height of the proposed Mormon temple in north Phoenix have a chance to hear about a modified plan.
A neighborhood meeting regarding the revamped plan is scheduled tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at the temple site on the corner of 51st Avenue and Pinnacle Peak Road.
The church, which initially had proposed at 40-foot-tall building, has lowered the height to be within the existing zoning regulations, which has a limit of 30 feet.
First Ever Teen Driving Safety Program
Today, the National Driving Safety Institute (NDSI) and Cricket Communications are announcing the first-ever 'XCD (Exceed) Driver Improvement Program', an unprecedented safety education program designed to teach teens about better driver safety, prevention skills and road confidence.
The XCD Driver Improvement Program will educate young drivers and teach safe driving skills, especially in regard to cell phone practices, with the focus ultimately aimed at improving driving safety statistics and reducing the number of traffic fatalities, incidents and accidents.
Looking for a job? Listen Up!
If you need a little help, brushing up on your resume and interview skills, Southwest Job Network (SJN) is hosting a panel of Valley hiring experts today. The group will share their insights and answer questions about interviewing, navigating the job search process, assessing fit, and understanding the company's culture and priorities. The event will take place at SJN's North location (Temple Chai, 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix).
Attendees are invited to network with SJN members and take advantage of a free resume review service offered by SJN volunteers between 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. The panel will offer tips and answer questions from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Tip-a-Cop fundraiser to benefit three Chandler Police Officers
On July 28, 2010, three Chandler police officers were shot. Detective Carlos Ledesma was killed in the line of duty. He leaves behind a wife and two children. The other two brave heroes are currently on the road to recovery however, both will have out-of-pocket expenses. Donations can be made to the Officer Assistance Fund or at any Wells Fargo location or you can come for dinner tonight and tip-a-cop.
Where: Famous Dave's BBQ Chandler
3250 West Frye Road
Chandler, Arizona 85226-5009
When: Today, August 17, 2010 5pm - 9pm
Target Kicks Off Back-To-College Season With ASU
Today, students in the Class of 2014 are invited to board a Target bus that takes them directly to the local Target store for a private in-store after hours shopping event. Students who are away from home for the first time can stock up on Back-to-College must-haves, all at great prices. On-site activities and visuals during the event include: Fun games, prizes, snacks, beverages Mars, P&G and Coca Cola sampling Gift bags including coupons and other Back-to-
*When/Where: The Target store in Tempe, located at 1800 Rio Salado Pkwy, will be hosting this event on Tuesday, August 17th, from 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
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