Politics

Spin announced Friday morning that they have installed Spin Hubs, e-scooter charging stations, in downtown Phoenix. Phoenix is the first city in the U.S. to install these Spin Hubs in the public right-of-way. In light of approving the Pilot Program extension in Wednesday’s Formal City Council Meeting, Councilman Michael Nowakowski...
Several years after the chaos at the 2017 Trump rally, local Phoenix protesters and supporters of President Trump’s 'Keep America Great' rally flung insults at one another from across W. Encanto Boulevard Wednesday. While attendees to President Trump’s rally on Wednesday evening camped in line the night before for a...
City Council approved to extend the E-scooter Pilot Program, keeping the scooters in downtown Phoenix for another six months. The council originally approved the first Pilot Program in the formal meeting on Jun. 26, 2019, with a 9-0 vote. Later in September 2019, Downtown Phoenix Inc. and the Phoenix Community...
Phoenix does not have a civilian review board, and residents are looking to change that by writing letters to City Council members. A handful of Phoenix residents gathered at The Coronado coffee shop on Tuesday to write letters to their council members in order to establish a civilian review board,...
Musicians at both the local and global levels have voiced strong opinions on the outcome of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. Many in the Phoenix area have combined their music to cultivate new audiences as well as inspire them to act on their political opinions. English rock band Asking Alexandria,...
February 14 has officially been declared League of Women Voters Day in Phoenix, celebrating the league’s 100th anniversary Friday. Downtown Phoenix's Senator Lela Alston read the proclamation to make it an official holiday, signed by Gov. Doug Ducey, on the Senate floor Thursday. In addition to Phoenix and Maricopa County,...
A man who lives primarily on the streets of downtown Phoenix holds up his hand to display a ring he found that he's taken to wearing. (Anya Magnuson/DD)
By: Erin Brassey and Erica Shipione Senators unanimously voted Tuesday to set Bill 1283 in motion, which would distribute $5 million from the state general fund to build the first shelter in western Maricopa County.  Lisa Glow, chief executive officer of Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS), said Maricopa County has the...
By Kyla Pearce and Kelly Richmond Sierra Club’s Grand Canyon Chapter held an Environmental Day at the Arizona State Capitol building Wednesday afternoon, hosting calls for action from legislators, environmental groups from around the valley and Arizona high school students. At the capitol, environmental activists, students from high schools in Flagstaff...
Downtown Phoenix residents came to voice their thoughts on a lot near Hance Park during a community meeting Wednesday. The meeting was held by the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department and Downtown Voices Coalition, a group of downtown-based stakeholders, to receive public feedback on the vacant lot next to the...
In the Phoenix City Council Formal Meeting Wednesday, the Council unanimously voted to delay a vote for a new hotel development that would renovated the Fuller (W.P.) Paint Company Warehouse. The Fuller (W.P.) Paint Company Warehouse, was built in 1929 and was added to the Phoenix Historical Property Register in...