The saga of city of Phoenix-owned lots has been making headlines for years now. Downtown lots, thousands upon thousands of them, have sat empty — making up an estimated 90-square city miles of unused land.
An audit of the Phoenix Convention Center finds 211,000 people attended conferences there last year. And, while that’s down from 2015, auditors estimate it’s 187,000 more people than would have attended had the Convention Center not undergone its expansion several years ago.
Religious freedom has been debated in American courts for centuries, and in recent years, it’s become more and more tied up in issues of sexuality as LGBT rights have taken center stage — or bench, so to speak.
One of Phoenix’s most well-known chefs — Silvana Salcido Esparza who owns Barrio Cafe — announced that she’ll be closing her restaurant Barrio Urbano on Seventh Street just south of Bethany Home Road. Here to talk with us about the restaurant’s closing is Dominic Armato, dining critic for The Arizona Republic.
Pima County residents could be looking at their first-ever sales tax. The Board of Supervisors has approved setting up a citizens’ committee to look into enacting a half-cent sales tax, which would pay for road repairs, and lower property taxes.
Rapid-rehousing paired with temporary financial assistance can help homeless men and women establish themselves in a permanent home.That’s the finding from a study of a pilot program commissioned by the Valley of the Sun United Way and released Tuesday.
The question of whether undocumented immigrants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program should be eligible for in state tuition will be going back to court. By a one vote margin the Maricopa County Community College district governing voted to appeal the case.
Arizona’s home market is cyclical. Late December to early January is the boom time for home buying. Mid to late summer is typically slower. But, this year is different, according to one Valley real estate firm.
Navajo women are less likely to break their hips than white women, according to a study conducted on the reservation. Modern science suggests they’re relying on an old tradition for their calcium. This is the third and final part of the series Fry Bread Nation.