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

Downtown public art project receives 1st-place environmental-excellence award


The Ground Cover Public Art Project received a first-place award in Arizona Forward’s 34th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards in the category of “Art in Public Places.” 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

Community gathers in memorial of downtown Phoenix attorney and advocate

On Wednesday afternoon, community members honored the memory of Richard A. Segal, a Phoenix attorney who helped found the Phoenix Community Alliance. Segal died on April 18. Read story

Slideshow: Rattlers team celebrates 3rd consecutive ArenaBowl win with parade


The Arizona Rattlers paraded through downtown Phoenix on Wednesday following their third consecutive ArenaBowl win, circling through the streets and eventually culminating in post-parade speeches at US Airways Center. Read story

Congressman Ed Pastor awarded by the American Public Transportation Association


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

City of Phoenix and AARP Experience Corps work toward increasing literacy rates


Phoenix elementary school students struggling with reading can get some help from members of the AARP Experience Corps starting in the fall. The literacy program joins others including Read On Phoenix. Read story

Stanton: Phoenix has made great strides, must expand trade and transportation for future


Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton praised Phoenix’s progress in his State of the City address Wednesday, including the city’s “buy local” policy and its increase in presence of adaptive reuse projects, among others. Read story

Downtown leaders oppose SB 1062 by hanging 'open for business to everyone' signs


Thousands of local business owners and residents are taking a stand against controversial refusal for service bill SB1062 by posting signs in their windows welcoming all customers. The signs join a debate about the effects and legality of the bill, which Gov. Jan Brewer will pass or veto this week. Read story