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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

USGD appoints new senator, filling all Senate positions for 1st time in organization's history

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The Undergraduate Student Government Downtown Senate approved funding requests, discussed ongoing projects and appointed a senator, filling all positions in the Senate for the first time in the organization’s history. Read story

Phoenix to be evaluated as potential host of 2016 Democratic National Convention

After visiting Alabama, Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania, the Democratic National Committee will be in Phoenix in the coming days to evaluate the city as a potential location for its upcoming convention in 2016. Read story

Plan to preserve historic properties in Phoenix presented to city commission for approval

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Members of the city’s Historic Preservation Commission met with the Phoenix Planning Commission on Tuesday to present a draft of PreserveHistoricPHX, a plan to allocate resources for the protection of historic buildings. Read story

Phoenix mayor, Governor Brewer calls state of emergency due to heavy rainfall

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On Sept. 8, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton addressed the issue of the recent flooding and discussed ways to avoid the effected areas. (Nikiana Medansky/DD)

Phoenix experienced record rainfall Monday, leading to flooding in several areas and causing the Phoenix mayor Read story

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