Stories tagged: "families"


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Our Picks for an Arizona-Sourced Thanksgiving Table

Looking to shop local for your Thanksgiving celebration this year? Get a head start with tasty finds for any size of holiday gathering.

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Poverty Rate Climbed in 2020, but Pandemic Assistance Blunted Losses

The Census Bureau estimates that COVID-19 relief payments may have boosted almost 12 million Americans out of poverty.

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A Poor Measure of Need: Researchers Urge Update to Decades-Old Federal Poverty Line

A family of four isn't considered to be living in poverty unless they make less than $26,500, due to an equation that hasn't been updated since the 1960s.

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Need a Kid-Free Night? Here Are Four Places in the Valley You Can Drop Off the Little Ones.

From gymnastics to movie nights, here are some childcare options for parents in need of a night to themselves.

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What’s in a Name? Phoenix Zoo Asks Community to Help Christen Newborn Black-Footed Ferrets

The Phoenix Zoo has helped to breed more than 500 black-footed ferrets over the past 30 years.

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Want to Get the Kids Out of the House This Summer? Here Are Some Activities in Phoenix and Beyond.

Enroll the kids in free swimming lessons this year, have some fun at a neighborhood splash pad, or watch them play in an esports league.

Looking For Ways to Keep Kids Entertained This Summer? Here’s What Six Valley Moms Recommend

Staycations, low-cost resorts, and summer sports—oh my! Here’s what Valley moms do to keep their kids cool—and maintain their sanity—from May to September.