Phoenix arts and culture office celebrates triumphs, benefits of art on 30th birthday


The City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture held the PHX Arts + Culture @ 30 Years celebration Saturday at the Phoenix Convention Center and Herberger Theater to illustrate that the economic and cultural benefits of art are worth the cost. Read story

City Council narrowly votes to expand bike share program with new racks


The extension, which adds 250 bike racks to the Grid Bike Share Program, narrowly passed City Council on a 5-4 vote. Read story

Incumbents and propositions dominate in early election results


The status quo ruled election day in Phoenix on Tuesday as all incumbents and propositions jumped out to large early leads. Read story

Phoenix police may receive diversity training following local police brutality protests


Arizona State University professor of history and director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy Matthew Whitaker may be providing Phoenix police with training in diversity, pending city approval. Read story

Anderson Cooper: Dialogue is key to improving race relations


Journalist Anderson Cooper said at a discussion for ASU’s Center for the Study of Race and Democracy that race in America is still a pertinent issue, and creating dialogue among different people will get the nation closer to a better state. Read story

Phoenix arts leaders celebrate 30 years of progress, look to future


This year marks the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission. Created under the leadership of former Phoenix Mayor Terry Goddard, the history of the organization was celebrated at the Phoenix Art Museum Friday. Read story

Mixed-use development project holds groundbreaking ceremony


A groundbreaking ceremony was held Wednesday morning at Roosevelt Street and First Avenue. Union @ Roosevelt, a mixed-use development containing apartments along with retail and restaurant space, will begin construction there. Read story

Balanced city budget proposed as pension costs predicted to rise


City officials eliminated 162 general fund positions, approved labor contracts that cut employee benefits and pay and reformed the City of Phoenix Employees Retirement System as part of a balanced budget proposal last Tuesday. Read story

Neighborhood Stakeholder Summit aims to bring community closer


A variety of Phoenix community leaders and Mayor Greg Stanton gathered at the A.E. England building Saturday to discuss ways to bring members of the community together and increase civic participation. Read story

Devil's Advocate: Nothing brings community together like high alcohol content


To this week’s Devil’s Advocate author, attending the Strong Beer Festival and seeing the crowds of people and community enjoying the wide variety of locally brewed beers was eyeopening and is symbolic of something truly extraordinary. Read story