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Ballot measures focus on finances

Ballot measures focus on finances

Phoenix voters will have the opportunity to have a say in how money is spent by the city in the coming years through several key..

Shopping center thriving in Sunnyslope

Shopping center thriving in Sunnyslope

Store manager TJ Arthur shows customer Ruth Soscia some of the summer items that are featured in the Sunnyslope store.

Law aims to ease timing of refills

Law aims to ease timing of refills

Guy Anderson, 49, is on 11 medications for chronic back pain, among other ailments. He typically has to make multiple trips to the..

Two local youth excel athletically

Two local youth excel athletically

School might be out for summer, but for two local students, summer means a chance to work on their athletic skills and improve on what are..

Local home gets new paint, windows

Local home gets new paint, windows

A team of volunteers from Wells Fargo, Rebuilding Together and AmeriCorps spent a weekend painting the 1963 Sunnyslope home.

Veterans honored with flag wall painting

Veterans honored with flag wall painting

The previously nondescript building that houses the VFW Post is now proudly sporting a large waving flag on its southern wall, thanks to a..

Agency program benefits AZ Trail

Agency program benefits AZ Trail

Pioneer Title Agency has partnered with the Arizona Trail Association to celebrate its 30th anniversary in an unconventional manner: an..

Volunteers sought to assist local TV show

Volunteers sought to assist local TV show

Charlotte Barnes lets out a happy “whoop!” as she hangs up the phone with a smile. “She got the check!” Barnes exclaims, beaming..

Too much citrus draws in roof rats

Too much citrus draws in roof rats

The overabundance of citrus this winter and spring may seem like a happy circumstance for those who enjoy spending hours squeezing oranges..

ARCHKids Program gets brand new space

ARCHKids Program gets brand new space

The Arizona Recreation Center for the Handicapped (ARCH) recently kicked off construction on a dedicated space for its ARCHKids program..

Local nonprofits putting people to work

Local nonprofits putting people to work

Douglas Criswell, Ashley Wain, Jeanelle Keys and Rich Carhuayo celebrate the grand opening of the new TumbleTees screenprint operation.

Shelter dogs get a walk on bridle path

Shelter dogs get a walk on bridle path

Many North Central residents often can be found enjoying the season’s perfect outdoor weather on the historic Murphy Bridle Path, which..

Behind the scenes of the president’s visit

Behind the scenes of the president’s visit

President Barack Obama talks with Central High School's John Biera and PUHSD superintendent Kent Scribner.

Local schools offer language classes

Local schools offer language classes

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more than just “hello” in a foreign language, perhaps 2015 will be the year you achieve that goal.

Former school site to become subdivision

Former school site to become subdivision

On Jan. 5, crews will begin to demolish the former Rancho Solano Private School at 240 W. Missouri Ave. to make way for a new single-family..

Refugee youth create mural of hope, love

Refugee youth create mural of hope, love

A new type of tree now graces the courtyard at The Refuge, a coffee and wine bar located at 4727 N. 7th Ave. that is run under the auspices..

Music students perform at The Nash

Music students perform at The Nash

Students from Phoenix Conservatory of Music’s Jazz Ensemble rehearse at The Nash in downtown Phoenix.

Saving history for Native Americans

Saving history for Native Americans

Volunteer Lana Barrett (center) explains plans for renovating the old band building at what was once the U.S. Industrial Indian School.

Shopping centers undergo changes

Shopping centers undergo changes

Two older shopping centers in North Central Phoenix are working hard to bring in new, fresh tenants—and one is even getting a major..

All AZ District 28 seats up for grabs

All AZ District 28 seats up for grabs

Arizona’s Legislative District 28 encompasses the majority of the North Central Phoenix community. North Central residents have an..

Local resident heads to Mozambique

Local resident heads to Mozambique

“I consider it an honor to serve my country and our global community as a volunteer, and I’m thrilled to get started.”

Teen volunteer finds joy at visitor’s center

Teen volunteer finds joy at visitor’s center

When Garrison Mais was a toddler, he fell in love with the desert landscape. His greatest joy was walking the long and meandering trails in..

Sunbrite Corner to add second level

Sunbrite Corner to add second level

Construction is under way at Sunbrite Center to renovate the space left vacant after a fire burned the historic Richardson’s Cuisine of..

Dual-language classes are new trend

Dual-language classes are new trend

In 2000, Arizona voters passed a ballot measure stipulating that instruction in public schools be offered only in English. Bilingual..

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