Stories tagged: "Phoenix City Council"


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Phoenix Is Now The Largest City In America With A Female Mayor, Majority-Female City Council

On Monday, Mayor Kate Gallego and four female Phoenix council members were sworn into office at Steele Indian School Park.

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‘Keep That Fire Burning:’ Remembering Phoenix Civil Rights Icon Calvin C. Goode

Calvin C. Goode was the second Black Phoenix city councilmember and the longest-tenured elected official. He died on Dec. 23 at 93.

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A Phoenix Health Expert Recommended Protecting the Public—and Then the Threats Started

The events would have brought nearly 4,000 teams to Phoenix in the upcoming months. A public health expert says she received threats Wednesday after she advised Phoenix officials to cancel several upcoming youth sports tournaments in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Dr. Saskia Popescu, an infectious disease epidemiologist and adjunct professor at the...

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Pandemic? 4,000 Sports Teams Could Still Be Coming to Phoenix in Upcoming Months

Safety concerns have risen recently as Arizona has hosted tournaments involving increasing numbers of out-of-state teams as the number of new COVID cases increase statewide. The Phoenix City Council is expected to make a decision as early as Wednesday regarding the possible cancellation of local sports tournaments scheduled for December through February. The council’s decision...

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This UN Climate Advisor Worked on Global Policy. Now She Wants to Help Phoenix.

Yassamin Ansari faces off against Cinthia Estela this March in the runoff election for Phoenix City Council.

People gather in an empty lot near the Human Services Campus in downtown Phoenix.
Phoenix Is Turning Parking Spaces Into Full-Blown Shelters for City’s Unhoused

Some of Phoenix's most vulnerable are being tasked with an impossible decision: risk contracting COVID, or expose themselves to the harsh summer weather?

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This North Phoenix Street Is Finally Losing Its Derogatory Name

The city of Phoenix has begun the process to change the name of a road that uses a demeaning term for indigenous Native American women.