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Dutch Bros. at busy corner possibly to close

Dutch Bros. at busy corner possibly to close

Editor’s Note: A final decision on this issue has not yet been made, and the Zoning Administrator will hear the case (after a 30-day..

Clinic delayed, SB 1535 advances

Clinic delayed, SB 1535 advances

Community activists in the Sunnyslope area received some welcome news last month, as officials with an opioid treatment center slated to..

Off-leash dogs are causing problems

Off-leash dogs are causing problems

The law requires all dogs to be on a leash when not on the owner’s property, But some dog owners' disregard of the rules have led to..

New look coming to older retail center

New look coming to older retail center

It is reputably one of the oldest original Walgreens stores in the Valley, having opened in 1955 in the commercial center at 8905 N. 7th..

Methadone clinic to open in the ’Slope

Methadone clinic to open in the ’Slope

The rumors were true—not only was Community Medical Services (CMS) looking for a location for another treatment center in the Sunnyslope..

First alley gates added in Royal Palm area

First alley gates added in Royal Palm area

The Royal Palm neighborhood installed its first alley gates and celebrated with balloons, doughnuts, coffee and a host of residents.

Museum unveils whimsical mural

Museum unveils whimsical mural

A new mural giving a whimsical nod to Sunnyslope’s past will be celebrated beginning at noon on Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Sunnyslope..

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.

City water rates expected to rise

City water rates expected to rise

Aging water lines in need of repair and replacement, combined with an expected shortage of Colorado River water in the future, have led the..

Light rail meetings to look at new segments

Light rail meetings to look at new segments

Two community meetings are scheduled in North Central Phoenix this month about the light rail train, operated by Valley Metro. The first..

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..

Garden plots now available to public

Garden plots now available to public

Fall planting season has begun, but many people who would like to grow their own food may not live somewhere conducive to gardening. Keep..

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..

Norton House gets renovation funds

Norton House gets renovation funds

The Phoenix City Council in June approved $70,000 in Historic Preservation Exterior Rehabilitation grants to repair a well-known historic..

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..

Property taxes set to rise again

Property taxes set to rise again

Phoenicians have two things to not look forward to in July 1: the rising heat, and rising property taxes. Property taxes are calculated by..

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..

Preventing drowning, spreading awareness

Preventing drowning, spreading awareness

As the summer approaches, it is more crucial than ever for children to know how to swim— and it is not something that comes naturally...

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..

Dispensary site gets the OK to open

Dispensary site gets the OK to open

A medical marijuana dispensary has been approved for the building that formerly housed an animal dermatology clinic, at 1616 E. Glendale..

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..

19North evolves, continues to grow

19North evolves, continues to grow

The 19 North Alliance, wants to promote and reimagine established neighborhoods and businesses, as well as highlight the area to newcomers.

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