North Phoenix News provides breaking news and in-depth analysis of neighborhoods, schools, businesses and real estate in NoPho, the North Phoenix I-17 corridor from Norterra to New River, including Anthem, Desert Hills, the Tramonto area and the Sonoran Foothills area. Our news and feature stories are reported, written and edited by us. To provide the many communities of North Phoenix with as much useful and interesting information as possible, we also publish selected press releases, here. If you have a press release or a news tip, let us know.
Home internet service is either great or mediocre, depending on who you ask. So we asked customers of CenturyLink and Cox in the North Valley. Here's what they had to say.
Public school employees across Arizona voted in favor of a walkout over pay for teachers and support staff and funding for education in general. With more than 57,000 votes, 78 percent said yes to a walkout, organizers announced Thursday night.
Turf paint used to colorize grass has been leaching into a wash from an Anthem Golf & Country Club maintenance facility. State inspectors also found trash in the wash. ClubCorp, owner of the facility, was required to clean up parts of the mess and change practices moving forward.
Heat, low humidity and an historically dry winter led the state forestry department to issue stringent restrictions today on state-owned and managed lands. Find out what's prohibited and where.
Only in Arizona? A homeowner was burning tumbleweeds in his back yard. The fire jumped into an open field. The homeowner called 911 to report the fire. And now he's been charged with Reckless Burning.
A common misconception about the statewide #RedForEd movement is that it’s just about teacher pay. In fact, educators are fighting to raise salaries for vital support staff, too, and to increase funding for school supplies and equipment. Learn all the details about Arizona education funding cuts, why educators are voting this week on a possible walkout, and why research shows how important it all is.
Anthem residents who use the community center should re-register before the end of April, Anthem Community Council advises. On May 1, a new system will require new account information, and anyone trying to get in will have to provide the new membership information in person before they can enter.
Phoenix Police K9 Bane, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois, was killed today during an "altercation with a carjacking suspect," the city reported.
Yet again, Starbucks is opening next to Starbucks. Ground was broken last week on a free-standing version of the Seattle-based java company in Canyon Crossing (aka Fry’s plaza) on Dove Valley Road, on a pad that will include one or two other businesses at the southeast corner of the plaza.
Renters have essentially two options: apartments or houses. In Phoenix, there are a lot more of the latter to choose from than in most cities, thanks in part to the housing crash a decade ago.
The owners of Rosati's Pizza in Anthem said today they've closed a deal to take over the Replay Sports Grill next door, plus a smaller vacant space next to Replay, and create a whole new entertainment center unlike anything in town.
The part-time temporary Fire Station 55, run out of a hotel, will become operational on a full-time basis, officials announced today. Plus see details on when a new permanent station will be built in North Phoenix.