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

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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

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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

Four people arrested during march from capitol building for fifth anniversary of SB 1070

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Four people were arrested for refusing to move from sitting in the street outside the Fourth Avenue Jail while protesting a bill that in Arizona requires those living in the U.S. without documents over the age of 14 to carry registration. Read story

City looking for ways to cut employee health care costs

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The city is looking at ways to cut costs associated with its employee’s health care. City officials warn that without action, the costs can cripple the city’s budget in coming years. Read story

Reimagine Phoenix initiative hopes to turn trash into an economic engine

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The city of Phoenix is putting out a call for new ideas that will change the way trash is discarded and recycled. Read story

A look back at Frank Smith III's time as downtown student government president

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Frank Smith III chose to not run for what would’ve have been a record-making third term as downtown student government president, leaving Corina Tapscott unopposed in her successful run for the position. We take a look back at the work done in his two terms and how Smith changed as a leader. Read story

A look at the platforms and positions of USGD executive leadership for 2015-2016

The winners in Thursday’s unopposed election, President-elect Corina Tapscott, Vice President-elect Ryan Boyd and incoming Vice President of Services Katherine Hofland, offer their platforms and perspectives on USGD this coming year. Read story

Monitors show that new flight path has a measurable impact on residential noise levels

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Noise monitors have showed that the new flight path to Phoenix International Sky Harbor Airport has a measurable impact on residents’ lives. Read story

ASU Police say campus safety is a top priority after Mesa shootings shake up the community

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After the recent shootings in Mesa, ASU police officials at the Downtown Phoenix campus say keeping staff, students and locals safe is a top priority. Read story

Updated PlanPHX general plan approved by city council, moves on to the ballot in August

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The city of Phoenix has updated its PlanPhx general plan, first passed in 2002, to respond to citizen feedback about how to create a more sustainable, connected and economically strong city. Read story