Christiane Amanpour receives Cronkite Award, implores journalists to ask tough questions

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Christiane Amanpour, anchor of ABC News’s Sunday morning program and former chief international correspondent at CNN, received the 28th annual Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism at a luncheon. Read story

MLB All-Star Game expected to bring necessary economic boost to downtown area

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As Major League Baseball employees begin to trickle into downtown Phoenix ahead of the 2011 All-Star Game, many in the area are preparing — and hoping for — a much-needed economic boost to the area. Read story

Student's planned protest resonates with campus community


A student at the Walter Cronkite School will be staging a silent protest Thursday on Taylor Mall after a recent conversation she held with a college dean concerning the obstacles Muslim students face in professional journalism careers. Read story

New ownership could bring changes to Arizona Center

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Massachusetts-based real-estate investment trust CommonWealth REIT purchased the Arizona Center for $136.5 million. Read story

Cronkite students report from Dominican Republic on stateless population

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Seventeen students from the Walter Cronkite School left Wednesday to spend 10 days reporting in the Dominican Republic. Read story

Innovation lab looks at moving to Phoenix; downtown promoted as a possibility

Efforts are being made to bring an innovation lab to downtown Phoenix that would give people with ideas for inventions the place and resources to bring them to reality. Read story

Hsin, El Portal near end of Maroon and Gold Dollars trial run

As trial runs with ASU’s Maroon and Gold Dollar program near their end for Hsin Cafe and El Portal Mexican Grill, the two downtown restaurants will soon have to decide whether they’ll keep accepting the currency or not. Read story

LGO Public House pulls out of CityScape lineup

LGO Public House, a restaurant affiliated with the group behind popular restaurant La Grande Orange, will no longer open in CityScape, but the Downtown Phoenix Partnership is working to find them another location downtown. Read story

Ongoing downtown construction fueled by hotel projects

Construction of a new Westin hotel at the Freeport-McMoRan building is nearing completion. Read story

Safety concerns keeping some away from Civic Space Park

Two years after Civic Space opened there are mixed feelings over whether or not the park has been a success, but many agree that more people at the park would be good. Read story