Stories tagged: "phoenix"

Dotty the desert tortoise chows down on evening primrose in Scottsdale, Ariz., on May 11, 2023. The surprising warmth of these ancient cold-blooded creatures has made them popular pets for families with pet dander allergies and for retirees. (AP Photo/Alina Hartounian)
When You Adopt a Desert Tortoise, Prepare for a Surprisingly Social and Zippy Pet

Did you know the Arizona Game and Fish Department has a desert tortoise adoption program?

A man selling fruit walks past the fenced-off Periwinkle Mobile Home Park, Thursday, April 11, 2023, in Phoenix as new student housing is constructed in the background. Residents of the park are facing an eviction deadline of May 28 due to a private university's plan to redevelop the land for student housing. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Low-Income Tenants in Phoenix Lack Options as Old Mobile Home Parks Are Razed

Families are being forced out of a plot of land that Grand Canyon University bought for student housing.

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Phoenix-Area School District Renews Contract With University That Opposes Gay Marriage

Arizona Christian University students can once again participate in Washington Elementary School District’s student-teacher program.

George & Dragon: An English Pub (Photo by Robert Gundran)
This Unassuming Bar in Phoenix Is the City’s Most Authentic English Pub

David Wimberley, the owner of George & Dragon, opened the pub in 1995.

FILE - A large homeless encampment is shown in Phoenix, on Aug. 5, 2020. Five major U.S. cities, including Phoenix, and the state of California will receive federal help to get unsheltered residents into permanent housing under a new plan announced Thursday, May 18, 2023, as part of the Biden administration's larger goal to reduce homelessness 25% by 2025. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
White House Vows More Federal Aid to Reduce Homelessness in Phoenix

The program will build on the $2.5 billion already allocated to prevent homelessness under the administration’s American Rescue Plan.

Tyre Davis on April 24, 2023 in Andorra, the 100th country he's visited. (Photo courtesy of Tyre Davis)
A Phoenix Man Made His First Overseas Trip in 2002. Now He’s Visited 100 Countries.

Arizona native Tyre Davis traveled to his 100th country this year after making his first overseas trip in 2002.

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7 Fun-Filled Day Trips Within Two Hours From Phoenix

From authentic Old West communities to flourishing wine regions, here are seven of the most off-the-beaten-path and exciting destinations within a two-hour drive from Phoenix.