Lack of resources, authority jeopardizes the future of Phoenix’s past


Despite community protests, the GreenHAUS building, a monument for the LGBT community, was demolished in March. According to officials, a combination of a lack of authority and a lack of resources means that city hall will be powerless to prevent the demolition of other buildings like it. Read story

Downtown businesses prepare for summer months


The summer heat in Phoenix is no longer a death sentence for downtown businesses, but business owners are still making special preparations for the summer months. Read story

Downtown couple offers community coffee to raise money for adoption


Earlier this year, Jake and Rachel McDonald started giving out coffee from their downtown home and accepting donations to help the couple pay the fees associated with adopting a child. Their open coffee houses are every Saturday. Read story

Local farm's produce delivery program open to applicants


Maya’s Farm’s community-supported agriculture program, which delivers baskets of the farm’s current produce to its members, is accepting 50 more applications this spring for its 12-week program. Read story

USGD aims to increase student engagement in fight against budget cuts


In response to a $53 million cut in state funding from Arizona State University, Undergraduate Student Government Downtown has organized protests and is making student engagement a main priority for the next academic year. Read story

New wine shop to open in Monroe building


Hidden Track Bottle Shop, coming within the next two months to the 111 W. Monroe Building, will be the only wine shop downtown offering a unique array of wines from all over the globe. Read story

METROnome: Downtown Phoenix's development as a music-festival pit stop


Music festivals such as Coachella and South by Southwest draw people from across the country westward to see bands perform. Phoenix has become a natural pit stop along the way, fostering a music-festival culture. Read story

Phoenix police may receive diversity training following local police brutality protests


Arizona State University professor of history and director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy Matthew Whitaker may be providing Phoenix police with training in diversity, pending city approval. Read story

Fair Trade faithful faces hardship through love


William Lever doesn’t let the loss of health that’s come from his diagnosis with a rare and incurable disease stop him from viewing life optimistically and exploring the world. Read story

Valley Metro app lets users track real-time bus, light rail data to better plan commutes


Valley Metro partnered with Portland-based company GlobeSherpa to release a new app in February known as Ridekick. Ridekick offers a variety of services for bus and light-rail users to ease their transit experience. Read story