Politics

A Democratic Debate Watch Party featuring Mayor Kate Gallego drew scores of people to the Paz Cantina taqueria on a rainy Wednesday night. The Maricopa County Democratic Party hosted event gave Democrats from all walks of life the chance to discuss the merits of each candidate during the fifth Democratic debate...
The historic E.S Wakelin Grocery Company Warehouse has stood on the corner of 5th Avenue and Jackson Street for 106 years, but the days of one of downtown Phoenix’s oldest warehouse buildings are numbered. On Wednesday, the City of Phoenix Historic Preservation Office approved a demolition request for The Wakelin...
As the Phoenix Film Commissioner, Phil Bradstock knows what the best view from the City Hall building is. It’s a conference center on the 20th floor that looks out over the skyline. “My job is the conduit for filming in Phoenix, so I represent every department within the City of...
Exactly one year ago, Jen Longdon became the first legislature in Arizona with a disability when she won a House seat in Arizona’s 24th district. Last month, she delivered a powerful speech on gun violence, sharing her own riveting story about being shot and paralyzed in front of members...
Fifteen-year Roosevelt Street resident Wayne Turner said he moved to downtown Phoenix because he wanted to bike and walk to places in the area. But Roosevelt Street's current infrastructure hasn’t made it easy or safe for him. “The only place I will not ride my bike is Roosevelt from First Avenue...
Arizonans for Fair Elections introduced a new ballot initiative for 2020 aimed to combat the influence of lobbyists and special interest groups and pass voting reforms. At the Arizona capitol on Wednesday, Arizonans for Fair Elections filed its measure with the Secretary of State and the legislative council. The organization...
Arizona List, along with Mayor Kate Gallego and Mayor of Flagstaff Coral Evans, hosted a rally at the Luna Culture Lab Sunday to support the potential future Mayor of Tucson, Regina Romero. Arizona List is an organization that works to train and elect Democratic, pro-choice women’s to political office at...
Cindy McCain and fourteen other women were recognized for their hard work and accomplishments at the Women of Achievement luncheon at the Sheraton hotel in downtown Phoenix on Thursday. The annual event honors one woman for the In Business Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award and allows for other women to tell...
Councilmember Betty Guardado spoke about her journey from hotel housekeeper to city council in downtown Phoenix after a workers union screening of the documentary “Councilwoman” on Thursday night. The union screening event was run by Central Arizonans for a Sustainable Economy and Unite Here Local 11. Phoenix Councilmember Guardado was...
When the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) agreed to implement the 15 recommendations made by Arizona’s Auditor General Lindsey Perry for the board’s real estate policies, it wasn’t very clear how or when the changes would happen. However, ABOR’s executive director John Arnold and Arizona’s Deputy Auditor General Melanie Chesney...