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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..

Shining a light on local breast cancer resources

Shining a light on local breast cancer resources

It is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to boost awareness of this potentially deadly disease.

Pandemic intensifies domestic violence

Pandemic intensifies domestic violence

The Phoenix Police Department and non-profit organizations are scrambling to help victims of abusive relationships after a significant..

Find help for handling pandemic angst

Find help for handling pandemic angst

The COVID-19 pandemic has created high levels of stress, anxiety and depression but luckily there are many resources in North Central to..

Fall events move to virtual format

Fall events move to virtual format

Businesses and non-profit organizations are finding creative, new ways to deliver popular, large fall events that are critical fundraisers..

Schools strive to plan safe return to classes

Schools strive to plan safe return to classes

Local schools are delaying the usual start date of the next academic year as they struggle to try to decide the safest and most effective..

Local efforts ease seniors’ isolation

Local efforts ease seniors’ isolation

Seniors are trying to stay physically healthy and socially connected during this Coronavirus pandemic.

Ways to stay active during pandemic

Ways to stay active during pandemic

Summer looks different this year as city of Phoenix pools are closed, family vacations have been canceled and many day camps and businesses..

Non-profits, city partner to add housing

Non-profits, city partner to add housing

The city of Phoenix, non-profit organizations and developers are teaming up to address the critical need for affordable housing, an issue..

Local businesses get creative to survive

Local businesses get creative to survive

The Coronavirus pandemic is cutting into local business owners’ profits but they are fighting back with creative, new approaches to..

Faith-based groups help amid COVID-19

Faith-based groups help amid COVID-19

The physical buildings where people used to congregate for religious services have been closed but the heart of local churches and other..

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