With new parking-meter rules, exceptions made for meters around ASU campus


Although Phoenix’s change in parking-meter hours and rates have stirred conversation among residents and visitors, the city has worked with ASU to accommodate students parking near the Downtown Phoenix Campus, giving those meters longer parking-hour limits. Read story

Light-rail fare machines to be lowered in height to ease access for people with disabilities


The fare vending machines in downtown Phoenix’s light-rail stations will have their heights changed in order to create easier access for those with disabilities. Read story

Phoenix partnership presents code to regulate construction near light-rail stations


Reinvent PHX, a Phoenix sustainability group, presented its Walkable Urban Code to the city’s Historic Preservation Committee Monday. The new code would support more transit-friendly construction around the city’s light-rail stations. Read story

Arizona Science Center will receive grant to establish STEM education programs in project


The APS Foundation chose the Arizona Science Center to receive a grant to help grow STEM education programs as part of the Rural Expansion Project. The project aims to deliver beneficial education to rural school district communities. (Evie Carpenter/DD)

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ReEngage Phoenix at Burton Barr reconnects high school dropouts to education system


The ReEngage Phoenix program at Burton Barr Central Library assists high school dropouts by giving them the chance to earn a GED or a high school diploma. Phoenix’s high rate of disconnection influenced ReEngage Phoenix’s creation. (Austin Miller/DD)

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Curtain Critic: Dan Hull's storytelling is poetry in motion for himself and the community


Dan Hull, comedian, storyteller and Buddhist monk, is a co-founder of Yarnball Storytelling. Hull believes storytelling creates a special connection between the speaker and the audience. (Sierra LaDuke/DD)

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Students of 3 universities host Health Fair for the Homeless; clinic to launch in October


Students from Arizona State University, the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University have teamed up to create Arizona’s first student-run health clinic for the homeless. Student Health Outreach for Wellness, or SHOW, along with Central Arizona Shelter Services and the Maricopa Integrated Health System, hosted the inaugural Health Fair for the Homeless at the Human Services Campus in Phoenix. Read story

Four Chambers Press 'Flash Your Fiction' flash mob stages poetry readings on the light rail


“Flash Your Fiction,” the literary flash mob organized by Four Chambers Press, was among the many events the local publication is planning to help make prose and poetry more relevant in people’s lives. Read story

Curtain Critic: Ted Talk-inspired PHIL Talks draws sold-out crowd to Space 55 theater


Tim Eigo hosted the sold-out PHIL Talks Friday night at Space 55. PHIL Talks was a locally organized spinoff to the international TEDx Talks, featuring comedic speeches from 11 of Phoenix’s most creative minds. Read story

Reinvent PHX Wayfinding Project places three artist-designed banners at light-rail stations


Three artists are creating banners to be displayed at central Phoenix light-rail stations for Reinvent PHX’s Wayfinding Project that will represent the unique community around each of those stations. Read story