Stories tagged: "phoenix"


semi truck on Interstate 10 in desert area
$990 Million in Federal, State, County Funding Going Toward I-10 Expansion

A mix of federal, state, and county money will fund a third lane in each direction to a 26-mile section of I-10.

The McKinley apartments with a now leasing sign
As Metro Phoenix Home Prices Rise, so Does the Number of People Forced to Rent

Housing experts say the problem is there are too few homes to buy or rent and too many people moving into—or within—the Valley.

AP Photo/Joshua Bessex, File
2 More Valley Starbucks Stores Vote to Unionize

Employees at the Starbucks locations on Seventh Street and Bell Road in Phoenix and 107th Avenue and Indian School Road in Avondale voted in favor of unionizing.

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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.

Photo courtesy Act One.
21 Must-Visit Arizona Destinations You Can Get Into for Free

Culture Passes offer free admission to the Phoenix Art Museum, Reid Park Zoo, and over a dozen other arts and culture institutions throughout the state.

Maria Parra Cano of Sana Sana Foods prepares burritos with all-natural ingredients for food packages she sends to food-insecure people in south Phoenix. (Photo by Reyna Preciado/Special for Cronkite News)
Women’s Group Works to Eliminate Food Insecurities in South Phoenix

More than 75% of Maricopa County is considered a food desert, meaning residents are a mile or more away from fresh food. South Phoenix falls into that category.

Michelle Eisen, a barista at the Buffalo, NY, Elmwood Starbucks location, the first Starbuck location to unionize, helps out the local Starbucks Workers United, employees of a local Starbucks, as they gather at a local union hall to cast votes to unionize or not, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Federal Officials Say Starbucks Engaged in Unfair Labor Practices in Phoenix

Federal labor officials have asked a judge to force Starbucks Corp. to reinstate three union activists at its Phoenix location.