Devil's Advocate: Let's not get ripped off on new Suns arena


The Phoenix Suns have reportedly started talks with the city of Phoenix for a new arena. In many other cities around the country, new arenas mean public financing — a burden that ends up falling on taxpayers for little real reward. Read story

USGD meeting hones in on ASU transportation and enhancing students' athletic experiences


The Undergraduate Student Government Downtown’s meeting on Friday focused on enhancing athletic experiences for downtown students, as well as monitoring the riders on the downtown trolley. Read story

John McCain to veterans: 'I will do everything in my power' to fix veterans' care


The Arizona senator spoke at a town hall at Burton Barr Central Library on Thursday to promote Veterans Choice Cards, a new program that aims to expand where veterans can get health services. Read story

Incumbents and propositions dominate in early election results


The status quo ruled election day in Phoenix on Tuesday as all incumbents and propositions jumped out to large early leads. Read story

Lack of resources, authority jeopardizes the future of Phoenix’s past


Despite community protests, the GreenHAUS building, a monument for the LGBT community, was demolished in March. According to officials, a combination of a lack of authority and a lack of resources means that city hall will be powerless to prevent the demolition of other buildings like it. Read story

Phoenix police may receive diversity training following local police brutality protests


Arizona State University professor of history and director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy Matthew Whitaker may be providing Phoenix police with training in diversity, pending city approval. Read story

Preservation organizations look to revitalize community through re-purposed buildings


The Arizona Main Street program has joined forces with the Arizona Downtown Alliance in order to take on large revitalization projects. Read story

Program aims to create more opportunities for Phoenix small businesses through inclusion

A city program may streamline its process to connect small businesses with local government work. Businesses would now pre-register to speed up the certification process. Read story

New south Phoenix Park-and-Ride facility connects commuters with downtown


The Phoenix Public Transit Department unveiled a new Park-and-Ride bus stop in south Phoenix Saturday. The stop will open Monday and feature 205 shade-covered parking spots. Read story

Budget cuts to Arizona arts commission impact arts organizations, small and large


As a result of the state budget established in March, the grants that the Arizona Commission on the Arts distributes to arts organizations like Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona and Rising Youth Theatre will be put on hiatus, discontinued or reduced. Read story