Downtown charities struggle to prepare for the holiday season


Downtown charities lack resources and volunteers as the holiday season approaches. Read story

Sound and Color will bring vinyl records and a flair for design to Grand Avenue in January


Sound and Color will be two businesses in one — a Dj and dance music vinyl shop as well as a graphic design studio. Read story

12 things to do downtown over Thanksgiving weekend


Dance and comedy shows, Black Friday bargains and ice skating are just a few of the ways families can have a good time downtown over Thanksgiving weekend. Read story

Fresh Express offers organic produce in refurbished city bus

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Fresh Express Director Elyse Guidas said the truck is filling a void downtown and helping everyone have access to affordable, healthy food. Read story

All-service salon finds home in Roosevelt Point

Public Image, a brand-new salon on the ground floor of the Roosevelt Point apartment complex, offers highly-trained stylists and a chic urban atmosphere. (Nicholas Serpa/DD)

Public Image aims to bring the community together through the salon and the local artists and products the owners feature in the shop. Read story

Protesters march against deportations in Phoenix

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Between 150 and 200 people from various activist organizations marched from the State Capitol to the Maricopa County 4th Avenue Jail. Read story

Sixth Annual Pie Social celebrates Roosevelt Row with desert-dwelling dessert lovers


Returning for its sixth year at a new locale, Bioscience High School, the Pie Social continues to celebrate the Roosevelt Row community and, of course, pie. Read story

Community members bolt in boxers and briefs at Undy Run for colon-cancer awareness

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The Undy Run was a 5K race near the State Capitol where survivors, supporters and families came together to sweat in the name of cancer prevention. Read story

Street Coffee to bring global flavors to downtown's gateway

Downtown’s newest coffee shop, Street Coffee, is aiming to bring flavors from around the world at its location on Seventh Street. Read story

Phoenix's first lady honored for work to reduce bullying in schools

Nicole Stanton accepts the Ally Award from the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network's Phoenix Chapter. (Holly Bernstein/DD)

Nicole Stanton, wife of Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, was honored with Phoenix GLSEN’s Ally Award, which recognized her work to end bullying in schools. Read story