News & Analysis

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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.

Arizona’s Most Popular Baby Names in 2017


Emma and Liam were the most common names given to babies in Arizona in 2017. The rest of the names at the top of the list all have a familiar ring—many were popular decades and even centuries ago. See the 100 most popular boys and girls names.

Crisis Averted: Phoenix Extends Rural Water Shutoff Deadline

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In a much-anticipated decision, the City of Phoenix announced today it will extend a deadline to allow water-hauling companies to use water from city hydrants to serve up to 1,500 rural homeowners who do not have working wells. “Wonderful news,” said the leader of a community group that’s been lobbying for the extension, worried that water prices would double or triple otherwise.