Northern Arizona University buildings pictured in November 2022 (Shutterstock Photo/Around the World Photos)
What It’s Like to Be a Student in One of Arizona’s Most Expensive Cities for Housing

College is hard enough—but NAU students are also struggling to afford rising rent in a city with limited housing supply.

Flagstaff viewed from above in 2021 (Shutterstock Photo/Tim Roberts Photography)
Why a Flagstaff Renter Signed Her Lease Without Seeing the Property

The city of Flagstaff has some of the highest housing costs in the state, with limited land to grow on and a major university controlling much of the housing stock—and it’s not trending in a direction favorable to renters. 

Bella the chihuahua at the De Colores pet park (Photo by Alyssa Bickle)
Phoenix Domestic Violence Shelter Offers Safe Space for Survivors and Their Pets

Many people at the risk of domestic violence choose to stay with an abusive partner out of fear for their pets. This Phoenix shelter provides a way out. 

Participants in Phoenix Public Library and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center's Spoonfuls of Stories program (Photo courtesy of Banner Health)
How Phoenix Librarians Are Bringing Joy to Banner Thunderbird Patients

Phoenix Public Library just surpassed its one-year mark of sending librarians to Banner Thunderbird Medical Center to read aloud to patients.

(Photo by Tim Trumble, courtesy of Rosie's House)
Rosie’s House in Phoenix Seeks Instruments for Young Musicians in Need

A blossoming music academy in downtown Phoenix has so many incoming students, they’re running short on instruments.

The Olmeda family and their children (Photo courtesy of A New Leaf)
A Same-Sex Couple in Chandler Was Discouraged From Fostering. Now They’ve Adopted 7 Kids.

A same-sex couple in Chandler was discouraged from becoming foster parents, but they have now fostered over a dozen kids and adopted seven.

Westwood High School students make their way to classes, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022 in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Arizona’s $15M Investment in Dual Enrollment Will Help More Low-income Students Access College

The Arizona state budget will roll out $15.5 million for dual enrollment tuition, with priority given to low-income students.