Audio slideshow: Protests against Ferguson decision rise in downtown Phoenix


Protests rose in downtown Phoenix on Tuesday night against a grand jury decision not to indict the officer involved in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Read story

Video: Grid Bike Share officially launched on Tuesday. How does the new system work?


The Grid Bike Share program had its official launch downtown on Tuesday. The citywide program hopes to have 500 bikes available across 50 locations by the end of the year. Read story

Same-sex marriage legalization prompts varying actions within downtown churches


Following an Oct. 17 federal court ruling, several churches downtown have begun to sign marriage licenses for same-sex couples in Arizona. There are others, however, that will still not perform their marriage ceremonies. Read story

A nonprofit group leaves humanitarian aid along immigrant trails in the U.S. from Mexico


Members of the nonprofit group No More Deaths have regularly traveled to the Sonoran Desert National Forest since 2004 to leave humanitarian aid along the trails that immigrants take into the United States from Mexico. With the inhospitable nature of the desert, it’s common for the group to run into evidence that gives them their name. Read story

Activist and agent for change Roberto Reveles champions underdogs like immigrants and Latinos


Roberto Reveles helped to organize the biggest political demonstration in Arizona history. For his lifetime of work serving the Latino and immigrant communities, Reveles received the Orgullo Award at the 2014 Stylos Awards. Read story

A Tailored Place: 2014 Stylos Awards celebrate culture, community and couture in style


On Saturday night, members of the downtown Phoenix community gathered for the ninth annual Stylos Awards, a triple-threat event that can only be described as an awards ceremony, a concert and a fashion show. Read story

CO+HOOTS to start international exchange program connecting with global entrepreneurs


Phoenix coworking space CO+HOOTS is going international. The business’s nonprofit arm, the CO+HOOTS Foundation, has started the CO+EXCHANGES program to share the talent in Phoenix with nonprofits around the world. Read story

Mayor's Arts Awards: Meet this year's winners


The Downtown Devil explores the stories of five of the six Mayors Arts Awards 2014 winners of dance, music, theater, visual art and public art. Read story

Artspace comes downtown, pitches live-work units to enhance Phoenix art community


Artspace, a national non-profit, met with artists downtown Wednesday to get their opinions on possible live-work spaces. The organization already has similar programs in Avondale and Mesa. Read story

Light Rail Confidential Case File 29: Stationary


When the light rail glides down First Avenue past the Circle K, she doesn’t look. Every day, she turns her body to face the opposite direction or wrenches her eyes tight, barely visible behind don’t-mess-with-me glasses. Read story