Plans to sell costly downtown human resources building move forward in subcommittee

(Sarah Kolesar/DD)

The plan to sell the building was approved by a subcommittee and will be brought before City Council. Read story

Demonstrators protest Ducey's request to prevent refugees from coming to Arizona


Demonstrators led by the Puente Human Rights Movement protested Gov. Doug Ducey’s vow to block placement of refugees in Arizona. Read story

Infrastructure improvements highlight city's water sustainability strategy

(Sierra LaDuke/DD)

Updating old infrastructure is a key part of the city water services department’s strategy for improving water sustainability, according to city officials. Read story

Cesar Chavez Foundation will not rebid on Fillmore lot following Nowakowski controversy

This is a stock photo. The reporter didn't know which lot her story is about but said it's somewhere around 6th and Filmore and that's where this photo was taken. Hoping it works. (Nathan Thrash/DD)

Though Councilman Michael Nowakowski was cleared of wrongdoing, the Cesar Chavez Foundation will not rebid on the Fillmore lot at the center of the scandal. Read story

Arizona Representatives discuss FAA legislation and lawsuit with community members


Arizona representatives explained their plan to fight against the FAA flight path changes that have increased airplane noise in downtown neighborhoods. Read story

Hundreds gather outside City Council Chambers to demand $15 minimum wage, new I.D.


Hundreds of protesters marched through downtown demanding a $15 minimum wage and city identifications for everyone living in Phoenix. Read story

Phoenix Police Department recognizes their officers at annual awards ceremony

Police stock for awards ceremony story. (DD stock)

The Phoenix Police Department honored officers, including the late John Hobbs, Tuesday night during its annual awards ceremony. Read story

Liquor licenses may soon be allowed near churches and schools downtown

Courtesy of Anna Darian

Courtesy of Anna Darian

Businesses with liquor licenses may soon be permitted within 300 feet of churches due to a proposed ordinance change that, if approved, would bolster the entertainment district created for downtown by City Council earlier this Read story

In northwest downtown, new development builds momentum — with a few hiccups

(Nathan Thrash/DD)

Northwest downtown is beginning to see the type of development that’s been well underway east of Central Avenue in Roosevelt Row. Read story

Councilman Nowakowski cleared of wrongdoing by city-commissioned report

(Courtesy of Office of Councilman Michael Nowakowski)

Michael Nowakowski touted a report by an independent law firm that clears him of wrongdoing in a conflict of interest with developers. Read story