USGD approves more than $29,000 in funding requests at the semester's 1st Senate meeting

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The first USGD meeting of the semester included more than $29,000 in approved funding requests, which encompassed goals like a new safe escort trolley, business cards for the DPC Veteran’s Club and general funding for DPC Aware. Read story

Slide show: Mayan group leads protest, march after president's delay on deportation action

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More than 50 members of Consejo del Pueblo Maya, or “Counsel of Mayan People,” protested through downtown Friday following President Barack Obama’s decision to delay deportation changes. Read story

Protesters shed shirts and march down Central to demand topless equality for everyone

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Women and men of all ages gathered Sunday at Steele Indian School Park for the third annual AZ Topless Day to protest decency laws that make it illegal for women to be shirtless in public but allow the same behavior for men. Read story

City of Phoenix creates citizen committee for advice on future of public transportation

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Mayor Greg Stanton on Tuesday announced the creation of a citizen’s advisory committee to focus on future public-transportation plans for the city of Phoenix. Read story

Congressman Ed Pastor awarded by the American Public Transportation Association

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Retiring U.S. Congressman Ed Pastor was recognized Thursday by the American Public Transportation Association, winning the 2014 Distinguished Service Award for his work bringing light rail to the Valley. Read story

Transgender ASU student appeals contentious prostitution conviction with actress' support

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ASU social work senior Monica Jones issued an appeal to her conviction for “manifesting an intent to commit an act of prostitution.” She was joined at the Tuesday press conference and at a later public discussion at the Herberger Theater by Emmy-nominated actress Laverne Cox and New York-based ACLU staff attorney Chase Strangio. Read story

Arizona Republic reporters share experiences reporting on U.S. child-immigration crisis

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A panel of reporters and photographers from the Arizona Republic discussed personal experiences reporting on the recent influx of tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors, many of whom have come from Central America into the U.S., at a forum held at the Walter Cronkite School Wednesday. Read story

Gubernatorial candidates discuss education, immigration and economy at open forum

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Republican, Democratic and independent candidates for Arizona governor took the stage at Central High School Tuesday in a forum discussing some of the most divisive topics facing the state today, including immigration, education and corporate welfare. Read story

Week honoring anniversary of Civil Rights Act of 1964 culminates in downtown celebration

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A week of Phoenix events celebrating the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ended on Wednesday night with the Golden Anniversary Celebration at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center. Read story

Commemorative mural ceremony marks start of Civil Rights Act 50th anniversary events

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Phoenix’s celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 kicked off Friday with the unveiling of a mural at downtown’s Burton Barr Central Library. The event recognized the artist and the historical figures and events featured in the mural. Read story