Stories tagged: "phoenix"

Sharleen Kakalewska prepares to cut a client’s hair on Aug. 30, 2022, at the Human Services Campus in downtown Phoenix. Kakalewska volunteers with the Church of the Palms, United Church of Christ, which provides free showers, haircuts and hygienic products. (Photo by Drake Presto/Cronkite News)
Growing Unsheltered Community in Phoenix Receives Help From Project Connect

Project Connect is a program in Phoenix that provides resources like medical and housing assistance, and helps individuals acquire proper identification.

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Think Phoenix Has No Culture? These 6 World-Class Institutions Say Otherwise.

One of the most common criticisms of Phoenix is that the city has no culture. True Phoenicians know that is simply not true, and these Arizona institutions prove it. 

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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.

Image courtesy Lindsay Borg/Bottle & Bean Coffee House & Wine Shop
Good Vibes Only: 8 Great Coffee Shops in Metro Phoenix 

Caffeine addicts know that Phoenix has a thriving local coffee scene: find your next great cup at one of these independently owned coffee shops in the Valley.

The Burton Barr Central Library in downtown Phoenix has a wide selection of books for readers to explore. Photo taken June 15, 2022. (Photo by Jessica Herrera/Cronkite News)
Valley Libraries Drop Fines, Add Services to Entice Readers to Return

COVID-19 closed libraries across the Valley. Now library systems are thinking outside the book to bring back cardholders of all ages.

Jacque Smith rides the Tempe streetcar down Apache Boulevard in Tempe on July 8, 2022. (Photo by Troy Hill/Cronkite News)
Tempe Streetcar Opens as Valley Metro Expands Light Rail West and South

The Tempe streetcar is the latest of several expansions to the Valley Metro transit network meant to add options for people without a personal vehicle.

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6 Wine Festivals in Arizona You Should Attend This Fall

If you’re looking to celebrate wine this fall, you’re in luck: plenty of wine festivals will be taking place all over the Grand Canyon State in the next few months.