Charities house homeless individuals displaced from the closure of the CASS overflow shelter


Local charities are continuing to operate temporary shelter facilities for homeless individuals displaced by the closure of the downtown overflow shelter, but representatives from numerous agencies have expressed concern about a long-term housing solution. Read story

ASU organization works to create a community for Native American students downtown


A student organization works to create a community for the growing number of Native American students on the downtown campus. Read story

Construction of ASU's law school is expected to bring $1.7 million in tax revenue, 1,000 jobs


The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law’s relocation to downtown Phoenix is expected to create $1.7 million in tax revenue and 1,000 construction jobs, a city official said earlier this week. Read story

Campus police say bike thefts dropped significantly in the Spring 2015 semester


Only three bike thefts have been reported to ASU Police so far in 2015. Although only halfway through the year, this is on track to be fewer than the 41 reported bike thefts in 2014. Read story

USGD survey requests student feedback for new around-campus golf cart transit option


USGD may implement a new student transit service to replace the trolley system in the upcoming school year. Students can voice their opinions about their decision in a survey. Read story

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