New Southern-food restaurant to open next month at DeSoto building on Roosevelt Row


The founder of Hotel Palomar’s Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails will be opening a new restaurant, Yard Bird + The Larder, in the DeSoto Central Market on Central Avenue on Roosevelt Street next month. Read story

Devil's Advocate: By contributing to literary journals, you can help build a place's history


A publication in a literary journal is a resume builder, something to hand to your parents when they ask what exactly you did all semester, and, most of all, something to be proud of. Read story

Facing demolition, community members attempt to preserve GreenHAUS murals


Community members are attempting to save the murals housed in GreenHAUS, as the building faces demolition for an apartment complex to be built. Read story

Devil's Advocate: Arizona, MLK Day and the continued challenges of civil rights politics


Arizona’s 23rd official MLK Day is a good time to reflect on the state’s continued challenges — and occasional progress — in civil-rights politics. Read story

Full weekend of volunteer opportunities planned in Phoenix in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.


Since its creation in 1994, the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service has been a day for improving communities across the country in honor of Dr. King. Here’s a list of some of the volunteer opportunities in Phoenix. Read story

Community members voice various concerns at new city transit developments


Community members expressed concern over a possible increase in the current transit tax at a meeting Thursday, the first of nine that will gauge public opinion on improvements suggested by the Citizens Committee on the Future of Phoenix Transportation. Read story

Obama visits Phoenix to announce lower mortgage insurance premium rates


President Barack Obama made a visit to Phoenix’s Central High School on Thursday to announce plans to reduce the Federal Housing Administration mortgage insurance premiums. The move will help the average, first-time home buyer save up to $900 yearly in their mortgage payment, according to the president. Read story

Protesters temporarily stall light rail during downtown rally against police brutality


More than 50 protesters and political activists rallying against police brutality temporarily stalled an eastbound light rail south of McDowell Road and Central Avenue on Saturday evening. Read story

The McDowell Mountain Music Festival lineup was announced: Who is coming to the Valley?


The lineup for the festival, taking place from March 27-29 at Margaret T. Hance Park, features a mix of well-known national acts and popular local acts. Read story

New housing programs to fill the gap for Phoenix homeless as two facilities close


The Maricopa County Human Services Department is implementing two new programs to help Phoenix’s homeless population as two of the city’s facilities close. Read story