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The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers in the north Valley to use caution on I-17 at Happy Valley and Deer Valley roads this weekend. Get details on the closures and restrictions.
Days after Maricopa County reported two cases of rabies in Valley bats, the state health department today cautioned resident about an increase in rabid skunks and foxes, with more rabid bats likely to show up given warmer temperatures, the agency said.
A rabid bat was found in a Costco parking lot in North Phoenix, and three other animals have tested positive for rabies this year. Find out what you need to do (and not do).
North Phoenix City Councilwoman Thelda Williams has been chosen to lead the city for a while. She's done this before.
If you find yourself driving in a dust storm, ADOT has some advice on what to do and not do. You might wish to read it now, with the monsoon approaching (and nobody advises reading this at the moment when you really need it).
The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department initiated its annual fire ban on May 1. Now, the department is taking additional steps to protect the parks due to the extremely dry conditions.
City Council passed ordinance imposing $2,000+ fines for soliciting prostitution on repeat offenders. Because there is often a link between prostitution and human trafficking, the city says, the funds will be used to benefit victims.
Coconino National Forest will temporarily close six large areas to public access beginning Wednesday (May 23) at 8 a.m. due to fire danger. These federal lands include the following areas: San Francisco Peaks/Mt. Elden, Kelly Canyon, Fisher Point and Mormon Mountain.
North Valley Symphony Orchestra collaborates with the Las Vegas Master Singers to close out the season with opera classics and timeless Broadway standards Saturday, May 19.
A stronger economy, wage growth and an improving job market are expected to march home sales and prices higher for the rest of 2018, but low supply and weakening affordability will tamper the rate of increases, experts say.
The city will extend hours at 24 of its recreation centers to 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3, "to provide a safe option for families with children ages 6 to 17 who are affected by the closures."
An ADOT project scheduled to start Monday, April 30, will deliver a smoother driving surface along 28 miles of northbound Interstate 17 leading to Flagstaff, a stretch battered by repeated cycles of freeze and thaw during the winter.
The restrictions includes campfires, fire pits and charcoal grills in all county parks. The early ban follows one issued last week for state lands in Maricopa and six other counties.
The new business, aiming to open in August, will occupy a 5,000-square-foot space next to Jos A. Bank.
The votes are in and Arizonans have selected the winners of the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Safety Message Contest.
For many Arizonans, transferring a vehicle title may no longer require a visit to an Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division or an Authorized Third Party office.
On May 1, in honor of National Military Appreciation Month, the Enclave at Anthem, along with Youth for Troops, Daisy Mountain Veterans, and the Arizona Patriot Guard Riders will honor resident veterans with a public unveiling of a Hero Wall.
Audition dates have been set for the 2018-19 season of the North Valley Symphony Orchestra's youth ensembles. All levels of youth string players are invited to participate, from beginner to intermediate and advanced.
Students in Grades 3 - 8 take the AzMERIT assessment in English language arts and mathematics at their grade level. Students in Grades 4, 8, and high school will take the AIMS Science test.
Adoptable tortoises will soon awaken from their winter slumber, and AZGFD's Tortoise Adoption program will be be looking for good adoptive homes. There is no charge to adopt a tortoise.