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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.

Memorial service set for homeless woman

Memorial service set for homeless woman

Many knew her as “the Safeway lady.” Some knew her first name—Anita. She had been a regular presence in the North Central area, her..

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..

Two districts go for bonds, overrides

Two districts go for bonds, overrides

Two school districts in the North Central Phoenix community—Osborn Elementary School District and Phoenix Union High School District—on..

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..

Woman changes life with help from B2H

Woman changes life with help from B2H

When she was 19 years old, Marlene K. became addicted to crystal meth. She got pregnant when she was 21 and worked hard to get sober and..

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.

Battle lines drawn in Dist. 6 election

Battle lines drawn in Dist. 6 election

Phoenix residents who live in City Council Districts 4 and 6 have the opportunity to vote in the regularly scheduled Council Election on..

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..

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