RadiatePHX event reboots to bring community together, address downtown projects

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RadiatePHX, a networking event focused on enhancing the downtown community and bringing collaborators together, held an event Tuesday evening at the Arizona College of Medicine. Organizers hope RadiatePHX becomes a monthly event. Read story

Two companies to renovate Barrister building

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The city of Phoenix selected two companies to redevelop the Barrister building and its neighboring property. The space will be made into a rental housing project with ground level retail and a self-contained parking garage. Read story

Protesters shed shirts and march down Central to demand topless equality for everyone

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Women and men of all ages gathered Sunday at Steele Indian School Park for the third annual AZ Topless Day to protest decency laws that make it illegal for women to be shirtless in public but allow the same behavior for men. Read story

Tattooed 'The Scary Guy' travels the world to spread his message of peace and love

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The Scary Guy, his legal name since 1998, travels around the world speaking to religious groups, social services, governments and colleges to spread love and respect toward people in hope of achieving world peace. Read story

Devilishly Healthy: A nutrition and fitness guide for preserving the health of your college body

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After a sun-kissed summer full of family, fun and frolicking about, it’s time to get back to the grindstone and knock out a successful fall semester! Devilishly Healthy extends its warmest welcome. Read story

City of Phoenix creates citizen committee for advice on future of public transportation

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Mayor Greg Stanton on Tuesday announced the creation of a citizen’s advisory committee to focus on future public-transportation plans for the city of Phoenix. Read story

Congressman Ed Pastor awarded by the American Public Transportation Association

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Retiring U.S. Congressman Ed Pastor was recognized Thursday by the American Public Transportation Association, winning the 2014 Distinguished Service Award for his work bringing light rail to the Valley. Read story

Transgender ASU student appeals contentious prostitution conviction with actress' support

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ASU social work senior Monica Jones issued an appeal to her conviction for “manifesting an intent to commit an act of prostitution.” She was joined at the Tuesday press conference and at a later public discussion at the Herberger Theater by Emmy-nominated actress Laverne Cox and New York-based ACLU staff attorney Chase Strangio. Read story

Dinosaurs and pop culture soar to 'Jurassic' heights at second annual Phoenix DinoCon

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Dinosaurs attacked downtown Phoenix on Saturday — well, at least ones from popular culture — in the second annual Phoenix DinoCon, held at the Phoenix Center for the Arts. The event, which drew close to 400 attendees, had panels and booths that celebrated the dinosaur-lovers among us. Read story

Arizona Republic reporters share experiences reporting on U.S. child-immigration crisis

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A panel of reporters and photographers from the Arizona Republic discussed personal experiences reporting on the recent influx of tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors, many of whom have come from Central America into the U.S., at a forum held at the Walter Cronkite School Wednesday. Read story