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Gallego: House bill to block funding for legal status executive action attacks families

U.S. Congressman Ruben Gallego criticized the recent bill proposed to deter President Obama’s immigration actions Thursday at the Sandra Day O'Connor U.S. Courthouse, saying it attacks families and politicizes a humanitarian issue.

Downtown Digest: Week of 7/3-7/9

“Downtown Digest” is your weekly preview from Downtown Devil. Here, we’ll share information about community meetings, arts and culture events, and more. If you...

Friendly House starting new youth programs thanks to grants

Friendly House is starting new youth work programs with help from Department of Labor grants

ASU custodial staff goes on 1-day strike over benefits, working conditions

Arizona State University custodial staff went on a one-day strike Thursday against their contracted employer Olympus Janitorial Services for Higher Education to protest working conditions...

After end of vets’ chronic homelessness, city officials say more needs to be done

Phoenix ended chronic homelessness among local veterans in 2013, but Mayor Greg Stanton and other city officials say we still have a long way to go.

Arizona Representatives discuss FAA legislation and lawsuit with community members

Arizona representatives explained their plan to fight against the FAA flight path changes that have increased airplane noise in downtown neighborhoods.

Fight for $15 movement marches downtown for higher wages, better treatment of workers

The Phoenix protesters joined thousands of people across the country in the Fight for $15 movement to raise the minimum wage and improve conditions for workers.

Councilman Nowakowski receives highest leadership honor from Mexico

Phoenix Councilman Michael Nowakowski, who represents District 7, was awarded with the Ohtli Award in mid-September. The accolade recognizes leaders outside of Mexico who do exemplary work for Mexican communities in their area.

Maricopa county Board unanimously elects Munoz to fill legislative seat in District 27

Norma Munoz, a board member for the Roosevelt School District, has recently been appointed to fill the vacant seat in District 27 in the Arizona House of Representatives. Munoz was a unanimous choice by the Maricopa Board of Supervisors.

Businesses, community members respond to passage of religious service refusal bill

On Thursday, the Arizona legislature passed a bill that would allow businesses to refuse service based on religious beliefs. The move caused an uproar among downtown business owners and community members who feel this bill could be used to discriminate against gay people.