Video: Demonstrators rally during First Fridays against alleged police brutality, jury decisions


Demonstrators rallied around the First Fridays artwalk zone in downtown Phoenix Friday night to protest against police brutality, after a wave of recent national police-involved shootings and grand jury decisions. Read story

Parking meters continue to cause stress for small businesses in downtown Phoenix


The Phoenix City Council’s implementation of extended parking-meter hours in August has had a range of effects on local businesses and shed light on the patchwork of parking options downtown. Read story

Recent fires spark new concerns over safety


On occasion, accidents create public debate and discussion. The Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel’s fire in October did just that, causing some to look more closely at Phoenix fire codes, policies and how the public is kept safe. Read story

USGD senator files complaint over pay, says members shouldn't be compensated


USGD senator Ryan Boyd filed a formal complaint to the university asking to be removed from its payroll. Boyd said he believes that ASU government members should not be paid for their work representing students. 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

PlanPHX Leadership Committee's 2015 General Plan aims to grow a better Phoenix future


Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Phoenix City Council and the PlanPHX Leadership Committee hosted a community celebration to unveil the 2015 General Plan at the PlanPHX Summit in City Hall on Saturday. Read story

USGD discusses spring elections and bylaws


Undergraduate Student Government Downtown met Friday to discuss potential changes to constitutional bylaws related to election codes in preparation for the spring 2015 Senate and executive elections. Read story

Focus. Flash. Phoenix: Honoring our veterans


Downtown Devil photographer Nikiana Medansky visited the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade for this week’s Focus. Flash. Phoenix. The event led her to ponder her responsibilities as a citizen to veterans, including her grandfather. Read story

New USGD senator is hoped to be the 1st of many changes made on the Downtown campus


A new senator was appointed at Friday’s Undergraduate Student Government Downtown meeting. The group also looked at ways to improve campus safety and sustainability. Read story

The Rundown: Fate of few remaining warehouses could shape district's future


In this episode of The Rundown, hosts Annika Cline and Agnel Philip explore the warehouse district and why so little of its namesake remains. With only a few warehouses left, the future of the district is at a turning point that will determine the character of the area in the future. Read story