'A Safe Ride Home' program brings used child safety car seats to families across Sonora


City officials on Tuesday packed a fire truck with donated car safety seats that will be sent to the Arizona-Mexico border as part of “A Safe Ride Home,” a collaboration program between Rural/Metro Corporation, Phoenix Fire Department and the Arizona Department of Health Services. Read story

Slide show: Gay-marriage ruling gives those at Rainbows Festival more reason to celebrate


From false eyelashes to feather boas, a full spectrum of color appeared on everything at the 13th annual Rainbows Festival this weekend. Phoenix Pride hosted the festival in Heritage Square Park on Saturday and Sunday. It was an opportunity for the LGBT community to celebrate the Friday legalization of gay marriage in Arizona after state Attorney General Tom Horne ordered county clerks to begin issuing marriage licenses. Read story

Slide show: Same-sex marriage legal in Arizona


Arizona took its place in history as the 31st state in the U.S. to allow the marriage of same-sex couples on Friday morning. Read story

ASU civic-action event brings in political candidates to discuss voting and education


Candidates for secretary of state and superintendent of public instruction spoke at a civic-action event Thursday night at the A.E. England Building. The event, hosted by ASU’s College of Public Programs and more, focused on increasing voting among college-aged students. Read story

Councilman Nowakowski receives highest leadership honor from Mexico


Phoenix Councilman Michael Nowakowski, who represents District 7, was awarded with the Ohtli Award in mid-September. The accolade recognizes leaders outside of Mexico who do exemplary work for Mexican communities in their area. Read story

Devil's Advocate: Bicycling can be fearful on the Phoenix streets -- what can we do?


Editor in Chief Miguel Otarola got hooked on biking as transportation over the summer. However, as the school year started and the sun began to set earlier, he grew concerned about his safety while commuting. Read story

Citizens' Initiative Review allows citizens to discover better understanding of ballot issues


Members of the Citizen Initiative Review make final recommendations to their plan that will help Phoenix residents vote on pension reform in the coming election. (Alexandra Scoville/DD)

Twenty strangers who represent different demographic backgrounds gave up their weekend plans Read story

Water experts present report to city of Phoenix's Environmental Quality Commission


Despite record rainfall in the past few weeks, Phoenix is still in the middle of a drought. The city’s water department presented multiple water use and conservation plans available to the city. Read story

Bioscience becomes first Arizona school to include sustainability officer in student council


Bioscience High School has partnered with the SustainPHX Literacy Project to add a position to its student council, helping to develop a relationship between the council and sustainability initiatives already on campus. Read story

Phoenix partnership presents code to regulate construction near light-rail stations


Reinvent PHX, a Phoenix sustainability group, presented its Walkable Urban Code to the city’s Historic Preservation Committee Monday. The new code would support more transit-friendly construction around the city’s light-rail stations. Read story