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Another Phoenician fighter makes exodus from the Valley, leaving legacy of community involvement

When Taz Loomans left last week for her now home in Portland, the downtown Phoenix community realized it was losing yet another young, vibrant changemaker. Loomans, who has lived in the Valley for 22 years, left to pursue new opportunities in the Pacific Northwest. Continue reading

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Roosevelt Row co-founder steps down, new leadership shares bright outlook

Roosevelt Row co-founder Cindy Dach has stepped down as the district’s Community Development Corporation director to welcome Dale Erquiaga, who has been in the position in for two months. Continue reading

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Romantic Phoenix restaurants cook up the perfect Valentine’s Day meals

Valentine’s Day, the day that can make you realize how lucky you are to be in love, make you realize that it’s time to move on or make you realize it’s time to get back out there after the only Valentine you get is from your mom. Whether you think it is right or not, it is a big deal and what you choose to do for it can say a lot about you. Thankfully, Phoenix has a ton of great options for impressing your better half and ones more unique than the typical dinner and dessert at the Compass Room. Continue reading

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Opinion: Phoenix-turned-Portland booster offers wisdom on innovating, transforming Phoenix

Former Phoenix booster Taz Loomans moved to Portland in pursuit of a more walkable, sustainable and environmentally conscious city. Continue reading

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Cornish Pasty Co. to open new downtown Phoenix location

A new Cornish Pasty Company location is set to open in downtown Phoenix late this summer, serving the unique English dish in the building once occupied by Monroe’s Wine and Spirits. Continue reading

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist presents in-depth experiences

Leon Dash, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, spoke at the Walter Cronkite School’s Must See Mondays event on Feb. 4 about “American underclass.” Continue reading

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Hip Veggies dinner features orange-themed food

Photos by Evie Carpenter By Desirée Toli Hip Veggies teamed up with local artist Hugo Medina for their showcase of locally produced food and art, including new grocery bag designs and a live mural painting at Vovomeena Thursday. Local dietician … Continue reading

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