Property owners weigh in on Roosevelt business improvement district

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The plan for the district would increase property tax an average of between $200 and $18,000 per year. Read story

Slide show: Shipping container apartments unveiled to public, opening next month


Containers on Grand, a housing project constructed from repurposed shipping containers, was unveiled Thursday night and will open as soon as December. Read story

Phoenix Police Department recognizes their officers at annual awards ceremony

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The Phoenix Police Department honored officers, including the late John Hobbs, Tuesday night during its annual awards ceremony. Read story

After years of activism, newly naturalized campaign worker can vote for causes


After seven years working on Arizona political campaigns, activist Catherine Alonzo can finally vote for the causes she cares about. She said politicians who have lived in their home country their whole lives cannot fully understand immigration issues. Read story

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