Phoenix arts and culture office celebrates triumphs, benefits of art on 30th birthday


The City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture held the PHX Arts + Culture @ 30 Years celebration Saturday at the Phoenix Convention Center and Herberger Theater to illustrate that the economic and cultural benefits of art are worth the cost. Read story

Bragg's Factory Diner to close doors after two years, Barrio Cafe will move into building


The vegan diner, which had occupied the Grand Avenue space since 2013, will see its last day of business on Sunday. But foodies won’t have to wait long for a replacement. Read story

Roosevelt Row named one of the 'Great Places in America' by American Planning Association


The downtown district joins Mill Avenue in Tempe and Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza in Prescott as the third designated “Great Place” in Arizona. Read story

Paint Phoenix Purple starts Domestic Violence Awareness Month with purple lighting


Phoenix City Hall and a number of other buildings around downtown will be lit purple during October to help raise awareness for domestic-violence issues. Read story

Good Kid, MAD Greens: Healthy 'fast-food' restaurant opens downtown location


MAD Greens, a locale specializing in salads, paninis and wraps, hopes to offer a fast-food alternative with their new spot on Seventh Avenue and McDowell Road. Read story

Phoenix reverend unites communities with Black Lives Matter movement


After being pulled over, handcuffed face-down on the ground, and taken into police custody wrongfully at age 19, Rev. Reginald Walton developed a passion for justice that he now spreads across the state through Black Lives Matter. Read story

Devil's Advocate: A beautiful exit, or my love affair with the Third Street off-ramp


You know the exit I’m talking about. This ramp shows the world that in the concrete wastelands created by the Valley’s freeways, beauty can be found. Read story

Phoenix residents enjoy Spice It Up food truck after Food Network competition


Chris Paciora told her son she would own a food truck one day while watching The Great Food Truck Race on TV. Several years and a handful of food awards later, she and the Spice It Up food truck landed a spot on that same show. Read story

Citizen group to oversee city transportation improvements, City Council votes


City Council voted unanimously on Wednesday to develop a commission made up of a representative group of citizens to oversee changes to the city transportation system laid out in Prop. 104. Read story

Two groups work to bring affordable housing to low income families


Two organizations, Trellis and Native American Connections, are working to build affordable housing complexes for low-income families despite high prices of luxury housing in nearby art communities. Read story