New homes are back in a big way – literally. This summer, a typical new house in Phoenix was more than 20 percent larger than a resale home as builders across the country add more space to accommodate post-recession lifestyles.
Arizona Opera is throwing open the doors of its new building on Central and McDowell in Phoenix Friday – in advance of its first performance of the season next weekend. General Director Ryan Taylor says this is the first time the company has had all of its operations under one roof, and that there’s a sense of freedom and relief in the new digs.
Voters who register without proving their citizenship will get a separate ballot on Election Day, the Secretary of State's Office said Monday. It is a response to a U.S. Supreme Court decision earlier this year.
The Phoenix City Council is in the midst of change. Once
results are official following Election Day on Nov. 5, there will be
two new members of the council. One will come from District 8 in south Phoenix.
An agency that found problems with the way the Arizona
Medical Board was licensing doctors says the board has begun to clean up its
act. The Arizona Ombudsman-Citizen Aide report says the board was more
interested in speeding up the licensing process than ensuring a doctor needed a
Prickly Pear, Agave,
Cholla. These familiar names are cactuses we often see in the desert, and there are hundreds more cactuses of
various types in Arizona and across the Western hemisphere.
Cactuses in a bed at the Desert Botanical Garden.
inmate is accused of running drugs from prison – and using female family
members and lovers to do it. Angel Lopez Garcia is an alleged gang leader who
faces 159 counts. Police say he directed drug sales, extortion, fraud and
murder from his prison cell in Florence.
Facing a wave of negative publicity and mounting political
pressure, Governor Jan Brewer late Monday agreed to put up $650,000 state
dollars to cover welfare payments for some needy families. Arizona is one of only 11 states that
totally fund the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program with federal
The tragic Yarnell Hill Fire has a continuing impact. Last weekend, an official report on the fire was released. In the ensuing days, Prescott’s fire chief agreed to leave his position, and the Yarnell Fire district chief resigned.
It is time to hit the road and visit another of the Valley’s threatened places as determined by the Arizona Preservation Foundation’s Most Endangered Historic Places list.
The Glendale Tract Community Center.
Fall is date harvest season. In Arizona, harvesting the sweet
fruit is in full swing at one Arizona State University campus. That’s where one
of the country’s largest diverse date palm farms is located.
Let’s say you believe you have come up with an idea that’s going to revolutionize an industry—that you’ve figured out the next big thing. But you’ve checked your pockets, pretty empty. The savings account? There’s not much saved.
Businesses and others who think the Grand
Canyon should be at least partially re-opened, even while the
federal government is shut down, are planning to stage a protest this
afternoon. Clarinda Vail owns and
operates the Red Feather Lodge, just outside the park and she says the protest
will be peaceful.
Part of the intensity of the Phoenix City Council’s District 8 race has been related to the assertion by some that the council seat should be held by an African-American. Former Councilman Calvin Goode has said that when the district system in Phoenix was instituted, "It was determined that District 7 would be for Latinos and District 8 would be for African-Americans.