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Non-profit helps youths cope with trauma

Non-profit helps youths cope with trauma

Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona is expanding the ways it helps children and teens express themselves creatively.

Light rail construction advancing on time

Light rail construction advancing on time

Construction on the Northwest Extension Phase II of the light rail is running smoothly as the city ramps up plans to expand public..

Water cutbacks won’t affect city services

Water cutbacks won’t affect city services

While a water shortage has been declared at Lake Mead, Phoenix residents are not expected to face any immediate problems.

Fun-filled community events to return this fall

Fun-filled community events to return this fall

Several popular events that feature food, music, dancing, floats and other family-oriented fun will return this fall.

Restaurants struggle to find workers

Restaurants struggle to find workers

Restaurants in North Central are struggling to find employees to stay afloat as customers are flooding their businesses.

‘School Bell’ offers clothes, books and hope

‘School Bell’ offers clothes, books and hope

The Assistance League of Phoenix, a North Central non-profit organization, provides clothes and other supplies to kids living in poverty.

Resorts bounce back with summer specials

Resorts bounce back with summer specials

North Central resorts are rolling out the red carpet for guests this summer as they aim to recover from a huge drop in visits earlier in..

Charm, history of older homes attract residents

Charm, history of older homes attract residents

Many North Central residents are restoring historic homes in an effort to preserve pieces of Phoenix's past.

Senior caregiver gets national recognition

Senior caregiver gets national recognition

While most people are sleeping, 90-year-old Marilyn Hall is at work, caring for a homebound, elderly man through her work with Home Instead..

Reducing lanes on Central draws concern

Reducing lanes on Central draws concern

A proposal to reduce part of Central Avenue to one lane in each direction and add a center turn lane and bike lanes is drawing concerns..

Nontraditional moms redefine parenting

Nontraditional moms redefine parenting

Women in North Central and around the country are redefining what it means to be a parent. “It’s the love that fuels you.”

Job market on fire despite pandemic

Job market on fire despite pandemic

The pandemic has caused much job loss, but there is a bright spot as many companies are expanding and relocating to Phoenix.

Urban gardens feed need for sustainability

Urban gardens feed need for sustainability

While Earth Day is April 22, growing vegetables and fruits, along with raising chickens and worms are year-round passions that promote..

Pandemic sparks pet adoptions, fostering

Pandemic sparks pet adoptions, fostering

The COVID-19 pandemic is prompting people to adopt and foster furry friends quicker than usual as they crave companionship and have more..

Athletes eager for sports after COVID-19

Athletes eager for sports after COVID-19

Coaches and players are excited to get back into the swing of sports in North Central after the COVID-19 pandemic forced many teams to stay..

A year of pandemic strains community

A year of pandemic strains community

After a year of COVID-19, residents continue to struggle with tremendous challenges with as they attempt to support themselves, care for..

Police expand K9 unit with foundation’s help

Police expand K9 unit with foundation’s help

Phoenix Police Officer Chris Villa’s new partner in fighting crime is a K9 Mattis, a two-year-old Belgian Malinois.

Demand soars for apartment space

Demand soars for apartment space

Apartment living is in high demand in North Central Phoenix, where many new multi-family complexes are under construction and units are..

Helping adults with visual problems thrive

Helping adults with visual problems thrive

Tricia Todd-Schiff was born with a rare, genetic disorder that caused her to be declared legally blind at age 19 and when her husband died..

Construction booms despite pandemic

Construction booms despite pandemic

A bright spot during the COVID-19 pandemic is the tremendous growth in the number of businesses and homes cropping up in North Central and..

Pipeline construction is moving forward

Pipeline construction is moving forward

Construction is advancing smoothly for a water main at 24th Street and Maryland Avenue that is being replaced.

Local pair bonds through mentoring program

Local pair bonds through mentoring program

North Central residents Martez Killens and Savad Walker share a strong bond fostered through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona.

Veteran, firefighter thrives on service

Veteran, firefighter thrives on service

U.S. Air Force veteran Doug Mummert spent 36 years battling flames and saving lives with the Phoenix Fire Department, earning a Medal of..

COVID-19 creates stress as holidays approach

COVID-19 creates stress as holidays approach

The COVID-19 pandemic is generating anxiety as people struggle to figure out how they will put food on the table, buy gifts and orchestrate..

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