Transgender ASU student appeals contentious prostitution conviction with actress' support


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

Now with move to Cronkite School, Arizona PBS a new outlet for student-produced content


The Walter Cronkite School is still working out the details of its new and complete partnership with Eight, Arizona PBS. The school hopes the channel will be the primary platform for work produced by students, officials say. Read story

Arizona PBS makes full move to Cronkite School in landmark journalism partnership


Arizona PBS, the Valley’s PBS station, officially moved to the Walter Cronkite School Tuesday. This marks a full extension of ASU’s relationship with the 53-year-old nonprofit channel. Read story

Gubernatorial candidates discuss education, immigration and economy at open forum


Republican, Democratic and independent candidates for Arizona governor took the stage at Central High School Tuesday in a forum discussing some of the most divisive topics facing the state today, including immigration, education and corporate welfare. Read story

Week honoring anniversary of Civil Rights Act of 1964 culminates in downtown celebration


A week of Phoenix events celebrating the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ended on Wednesday night with the Golden Anniversary Celebration at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center. Read story

Washington Fellowship summer program at ASU brings young African leaders downtown


ASU was chosen as one of 20 schools to host 25 young African leaders for their inaugural Washington Fellowship exchange program. The fellows will study matters regarding civic leadership in their six-week stay at ASU. Read story

Bioscience High School delays search of new principal after review of three candidates


Quintin Boyce, the current principal of Bioscience High School, is being transferred to Camelback High School for the upcoming school year. Bioscience’s new principal was expected to be chosen by July 1, but after a community meeting last week, school district officials decided to reopen the position. Read story

City Council approves ordinance to raise parking meter rates, extend meter times


The Phoenix City Council approved an ordinance on Wednesday that will increase the cost of parking meters up to $4 per hour based on demand and extend meter hours of operation to 10 p.m. every day starting this fall. Read story

'Good Morning America' anchor Robin Roberts to receive 2014 Walter Cronkite Award


Robin Roberts, anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America” whose career spans more than 30 years, was chosen as the 2014 recipient of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. She is the 31st overall recipient of the award and the seventh woman to receive it. Read story

Arizona gubernatorial candidate forum asks for stances on national image and state issues


The importance of Arizona’s current and future leaders in shaping the state’s national identity was emphasized by all nine candidates running for state governor at Friday’s gubernatorial forum at the Phoenix Convention Center, organized by the Center for the Future of Arizona’s The Arizona We Want Institute. Read story