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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.

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..

Bike lane changes planned for 20th St.

Bike lane changes planned for 20th St.

Motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists could potentially be safer when the city of Phoenix Street Transportation Department implements a new..

Med marijuana site faces tough battle

Med marijuana site faces tough battle

It’s down to the wire for a proposed medical marijuana facility at 16th Street and Glendale Avenue, as the applicants face a final..

‘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..

Luxury apartments get OK from city

Luxury apartments get OK from city

The Phoenix City Council last month voted 6-2 to approve a planned urban development (PUD) zoning change for a luxury apartment development..

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..

Proposed apartments raise density concerns

Proposed apartments raise density concerns

The fate of 245 luxury rental apartments in North Central Phoenix rests in the hands of the Phoenix City Council.

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