Politics

Mayor Kate Gallego and the Phoenix City Council discussed the progress of its human trafficking task force during a policy and work-study session Wednesday. The City of Phoenix Human Trafficking Task Force, founded in 2013 by former Mayor Greg Stanton, was the beginning of a new era for Phoenix. The four...
As always, downtown Phoenix has changed so much in such a short period of time. Since August, we experienced hyperlocal changes like the introduction of electric scooters to broader ones like Mayor Kate Gallego stepping into her new position. Downtown Devil went through it all, sharing all of the...
'A Light Without Borders Vigil' drew a small crowd outside of Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Phoenix Field Office on Central Avenue Thursday to hold candles, speak out against ICE and remember the people who live in detention centers across the United States. Arizona Jews for Justice and AZ Resist...
The Public Safety Committee met on Wednesday to discuss some new items that pertain to downtown Phoenix. Information was presented to the subcommittee on 2020 Speak Up, Stand Up, Save a Life, which refers to a conference that will be hosted next January to Arizona students. Students will receive training in...
On Tuesday, the Phoenix City Council unanimously approved the recommendations of the Water Conservation Ad Hoc Committee Report at the City Council Chambers. “How can we conserve more water? How can we save more water so future generations will be able to have ample water supply?” said City Councilwoman Thelda...
The Arizona Youth Climate Strike held a protest in an effort to convince the city of Phoenix to make change and show action for climate change at the Phoenix City Hall on Friday, Dec, 6. Human activities are changing the natural greenhouse which is what causes climate change, according to...
The City of Phoenix's "Your Voice: 2020-25​ Consolidated Plan" is a campaign that is meant to involve the community with the next Consolidated Plan, and the city has received more community interest this year than it did five years ago. This year was the best year yet. In 2015, only...
Monday marked the official launch of education advocacy group, ALL in Education, at the Arizona State Capitol. Despite the holiday break only ending just a day prior, the room on the third floor of the capitol building was filled to the brim with teachers, legislators, students and activists eager to...
Phoenix Public Libraries have begun the process of eliminating all overdue library fees from open accounts as of as of November 18 after the City Council unanimously passed the “All Fines Forgiven” policy in a September policy meeting. Phoenix has 17 libraries in Maricopa County, and over the past...
Arizonians for Tomorrow is looking to lower the legal drinking age in the 2020 election. The organization filed a petition in 2018 to get a bill in the next election that could lower the drinking age to 18. The petition, which needs 237,645 signatures total to become a bill, only...