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Valley police emphasize training to address school …

After a school lockdown last week in El Mirage in which parents clashed with police, Valley police departments are emphasizing they are constantly training for these scenarios and hope the public can …

Phoenix seeing more heat emergencies

Phoenix is seeing more heat-related emergencies this year. Local efforts to combat the heat have increased but have so far not kept pace with the increased number of unsheltered people on the streets …

Man reportedly beat 3-year-old at Glendale Walmart, …

A Glendale man has been charged with child abuse and four counts related to DUI for allegedly pushing, grabbing and kicking his three-year-old son at a Glendale Walmart and driving drunk with him in …

Developer plans to turn shopping center into mix of …

Developers plan to “modernize” a portion of a Phoenix shopping center across the street from the Scottsdale Airport to a mix of retail and multifamily residential uses. Development …

Phoenix to demolish old park ranger station

The city of Phoenix will soon demolish an unused park ranger station. The demolition, which will cost at least $150,000, is planned for “early August.”

Phoenix committee aims to keep ‘waterfront’ …

A Phoenix committee is keeping hope alive of a waterfront commercial hub in southwest Phoenix, one akin to Tempe Town Lake. The 86-acre property, northeast of 67th Avenue and Roeser Road, is just …

Laveen asks developer for more commercial in mixed-use …

A Laveen committee last week told developers to add more commercial to their plans for a mixed-use project on the property once slated to become the Laveen Town Center. The Laveen Village Planning …

1,000-home development in west Phoenix delayed in …

A 1,000-home development as part of the Algodón Center in southwest Phoenix has been delayed in the site plan approval process. The Lennar Homes development team needs to submit a traffic …

2 new apartment complexes near State Farm Stadium …

A Phoenix committee approved a rezoning to allow for two new apartment complexes near State Farm Stadium in west Phoenix. The approved request to amendment to a planned unit development will go to …

Laveen committee approves higher density for planned …

A 110-unit multifamily development in southwest Phoenix was approved for a rezone Monday by the Laveen Village Planning Committee after agreeing to additional stipulations for items committee members …

Phoenix man arrested after allegedly tying up and …

A Phoenix man has been charged with kidnapping and aggravated assault after allegedly tying his girlfriend up with duct tape and beating her. According to a Phoenix police report, 55-year-old …

2020 Westgate shooter sentenced to maximum 44 years

The 2020 Westgate shooter was sentenced to 44 years in prison Friday followed by seven years of probation. The 44-year imprisonment given by the Maricopa County Superior Court was the maximum …

North Phoenix shopping center delayed in planning …

A north Phoenix shopping center has been delayed by the site plan review process as developers work to make changes to meet the city’s site plan requirements. The planned center will be west …

City council says more arts funding needed in west …

Phoenix City Council members advocated last week for public art investments throughout the city, particularly in west Phoenix. “Our support for the arts should not be reserved for our …

Phoenix gives 12 weeks paid parental leave to city …

Phoenix City Council voted unanimously last week to give 12 weeks paid parental leave to city employees. “May this lead to healthier, happy babies,” Mayor Kate Gallego said during the …

Valley residents defrauded by jury duty scam

If someone calls demanding payment for “jury service fines” over the phone, they are scammers. That’s according to Maricopa County Superior Court officials, who are warning …

Downtown Phoenix Inc. to merge with Downtown Phoenix …

Two groups promoting downtown Phoenix are merging, as Downtown Phoenix Inc. absorbs Downtown Phoenix Partnership. The merger originally was planned to be official today but will wait until the …

Phoenician Resort takes next step in expansion

The Phoenician Resort is poised to take its next step in expansion, adding five luxury condominium timeshare units next to the resort entrance at the foot of Camelback Mountain in east …

Laveen Spectrum takes next step with plan approval

The Laveen Spectrum, a 72-acre mixed-use project northeast of Loop 202 and Baseline Road, took the next step in the zoning process Friday, June 24, earning preliminary site plan approval from the …

Phoenix to expand workforce programs for former …

The city of Phoenix plans to expand its programs to help former prisoners get jobs. Staff recommended to a city subcommittee last Tuesday, June 21 to hire a workforce development specialist …

Phoenix officials to tailor $10M workforce program …

A Phoenix subcommittee wants to tailor a $10 million workforce program specifically toward working parents, even if means taking longer to distribute the funding as a plan is conceived. There was …

Caesars opens new sportsbook, restaurant at Chase …

The new Caesars Sportsbook at Chase Field opened Tuesday, giving fans a new place to bet, eat and drink downtown. The restaurant, bar and sportsbook takes the place of the Game Seven Grill outside …

Phoenix opens new airport concourse

Travelers flew in and out of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s newest concourse for the first time today. The city held a ribbon-cutting event for the eight-gate concourse on the …

Subcommittee looks to ban conversion therapy in …

A new Phoenix subcommittee said it will recommend the city ban conversion therapy for minors but will wait until after the November midterms for political tensions to die down. The Subcommittee on …
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