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Local experts write COVID-19 kids’ book

Local experts write COVID-19 kids’ book

Talking to children about COVID-19 can be difficult, but these two local women have written a book to make it easier.

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..

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..

Local experts optimistic about housing market

Local experts optimistic about housing market

The Coronavirus pandemic has caused a significant decline in the number of houses being put on the market around the country but local..

Biltmore residents fight golf course plan

Biltmore residents fight golf course plan

Residents in the Biltmore Estates community are fighting plans by a development company to build an event pavilion on a golf course as they..

Dreamy Draw area to close for installation

Dreamy Draw area to close for installation

Dreamy Draw Recreation Area will be closed for about a year starting in 2021 because a water pipeline is being installed underground and..

Groups join forces to enhance the ‘Slope

Groups join forces to enhance the ‘Slope

Momentum is building to try to bring sweeping upgrades to Sunnyslope, as shown when residents, business owners, non-profit organizations..

Residents oppose water pipelines

Residents oppose water pipelines

Residents in three neighborhoods and in a grassroots organization are pushing the city of Phoenix to stop plans to build two water..

Historic designation moves forward

Historic designation moves forward

A neighborhood push to establish an historic designation for a controversial home on North Central Avenue is gaining steam but the process..

New homes ok’d despite protests

New homes ok’d despite protests

Neighbors who live near Maryland and 11th avenues are upset that plans are moving forward to build 15 homes in their neighborhood despite..

Neighbors fight to block development

Neighbors fight to block development

Many residents who live in homes around the intersection of Maryland and 11th avenues are fighting to try to stop a proposed development..

House of Refuge offers housing, hope

House of Refuge offers housing, hope

As a veteran and long-time respiratory therapist who worked long hours at her job, Tammy Lemonds never imagined she would end up homeless..

Ballot props involve millions of dollars

Ballot props involve millions of dollars

Phoenix residents will be asked to vote on two ballot propositions on Aug. 27, each of which will impact millions of dollars in spending by..

Hearing for home demo moved to July

Hearing for home demo moved to July

EDITOR’S NOTE: SEE CORRECT HEARING DATE/TIME BELOW. The owners of a home built in 1926 and located at 7019 N. Central Ave. have..

Demo permit fight heads to zoning hearing

Demo permit fight heads to zoning hearing

UPDATE: The hearing has been rescheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 26 in Phoenix City Hall. However, it’s possible another..

Group working to revitalize Hatcher Road

Group working to revitalize Hatcher Road

When Phoenix natives hear the name “Hatcher Road,” it usually conjures up images of blight, crime and unsightly industrial storefronts...

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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