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Local businesses help foster youth find jobs

Local businesses help foster youth find jobs

Hanan grew up in the foster care system. At 18, she gave birth to a daughter and quickly learned the difficulties associated with parenting..

Two school overrides set for Nov. 6 ballot

Two school overrides set for Nov. 6 ballot

End of overrides could mean cutbacks for PE, art, music and full-day kindergarten throughout the entire district.

Proposed center draws ire from neighbors

Proposed center draws ire from neighbors

A development by the nonprofit Native American Connections planned for the Sunnyslope community is causing controversy among neighbors near..

Can a methadone clinic benefit a community?

Can a methadone clinic benefit a community?

According to the CDC, 66 percent of drug overdose deaths involved an opioid. Private companies are investing in clinics to offer treatment..

County encourages use of SMART shuttle

County encourages use of SMART shuttle

While working with residents of the low-income senior housing facility Sunnyslope Manor to increase their access to healthy foods and..

Women-owned businesses blooming

Women-owned businesses blooming

Women are leading the way in the launch of new small businesses, whether virtual or brick-and-mortar, according to recent reports. A study..

Life-changing technology assists teacher

Life-changing technology assists teacher

Ashley Ezell was born with a rare eye disease, called Stargardt macular degeneration, which causes progressive vision loss. It is an..

Exhibit features works by at-risk youth

Exhibit features works by at-risk youth

Kids in Focus is an annual eight-week program where 30 kids are grouped with photographer mentors and given a camera to keep while they are..

Traffic is top argument against dispensary

Traffic is top argument against dispensary

Editor’s note: The Phoenix Board of Adjustment voted to overturn the Zoning Administrator’s ruling of Dec. 14, effectively now..

Nonprofits work to build stable housing

Nonprofits work to build stable housing

Two Phoenix-based nonprofits are working to find long-term solutions for the homeless, or those who are steps away from being out in the..

‘Urban farm’ planned for Los Olivos Park

‘Urban farm’ planned for Los Olivos Park

A few short years from now, a large swath of grass at Los Olivos Park could be covered with cultivated rows of corn or wheat, large planter..

A personal struggle, a message of hope

A personal struggle, a message of hope

By Teri Carnicelli North Central resident Lori Price has always had an interest in fitness, and particularly enjoys finding was to make..

Group finds niche in community service

Group finds niche in community service

The inaugural year of the North Central Women’s League has been a busy one, and CEO Marianne Friedman says the nonprofit group is..

Futures uncertain at Park Central Mall

Futures uncertain at Park Central Mall

“The history of Park Central is very compelling, and this is an exceptional opportunity to respect the history and the incredible..

Stories of the weird, wonderful in Phoenix

Stories of the weird, wonderful in Phoenix

The Valley is full of buildings, legend and lore that are strange, weird and wonderful, and some local writers recently put pen to paper to..

A cool building with even cooler tenants

A cool building with even cooler tenants

An aging strip center at the northwest corner of 12th Street and Highland Avenue has seen a complete overhaul—inside and out.

Duo captures Phoenix ‘Past & Present’

Duo captures Phoenix ‘Past & Present’

In some ways, Phoenix is a “here today, gone tomorrow” town where historical buildings crumble in the wake of citified progress, a fact..

K-9, family need help with expenses

K-9, family need help with expenses

Hunter loves going to work every day with his fellow officers of the Phoenix Police Department Bomb Squad. But his service is coming to an..

Mini-murals celebrate community

Mini-murals celebrate community

It all started with the idea of bringing some color and excitement to the otherwise bland lobby of the Washington Activity Center.

Get children swim-ready for summer

Get children swim-ready for summer

AquaTots swim instructor Nicolas Veaco works with student Ben B., age 7, on his side stroke during a swim lesson.

Local authors stay focused on children

Local authors stay focused on children

A great book is more than just a way to escape into another world. It’s a step up for a child’s imagination and development. To help..

Sharing a love of all kinds of shoes

Sharing a love of all kinds of shoes

When Jackson’s parents asked him to think about a charitable project, Jackson knew it would have to involve shoes.

Friends, family help local man mark 100 years

Friends, family help local man mark 100 years

A house filled with family, friends and food is exactly how North Central resident Ralph Clark wanted to spend his 100th birthday. And..

Former Sunnyslope teacher is now a doctor

Former Sunnyslope teacher is now a doctor

Sunnyslope High graduate and English teacher Yarden Tahan has come home again. But this time it’s as Yarden Tahan, M.D., family..

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