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

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

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

'Be My Neighbor Day' lets kids give back and engage, pays homage to Fred Rogers


The 15th annual Día de Los Niños Festival, put on by Eight, Arizona PBS, upheld the spirit of Fred Rogers from “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” with activities for kids such as putting together care packages. Read story

First Fridays spray paint artist finds his place in the universe through galactic-themed art


Bruce Cormier followed a winding path to making a living through art, but today, he feels he would never do anything else. Cormier can be found live-painting at First Fridays every month. Read story