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Family-owned Azteca Bridal in Phoenix closes after 60 years
Azteca Brida closed this week after 60 years in business near 10th and Washington streets in Phoenix. A staple in the Phoenix bridal and quinceañera industry, the shop remained family-owned for the entirety of its operation.
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Arizona rattlesnakes could be affected by I-11 construction
The Interstate 11 project in Arizona would run from Wickenburg to Nogales and could potentially connect to I-11 in Nevada. However, a portion of the project — which doesn’t have a clear timeline — cuts through desert land, which experts say could cause continuing concerns for wildlife, such as rattlesnakes.
Dec. 2, 2023
More grants for communities impacted by coal-fire plant closures
Earlier this year, three Arizona energy providers pledged $1 million in grant opportunities to help organizations and communities impacted by the transition away from coal-fired power plants. The second round of money has been awarded, and the third round of applications are now open.
Dec. 1, 2023
AZ to end contract with private prison operator in Marana
The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry is closing a prison in Marana at the end of the year and ending its contract with the private contractor that operated the facility.
Nov. 30, 2023
How Local First Arizonas community kitchens help entrepreneurs and families
For many people, ‘tis the season for food, family and friends. This time of year takes on special meaning — and extra work — for a certain group of Arizona entrepreneurs.
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Nov. 30, 2023
Inside the high-demand world of hiring Santa
The Show spoke with Mitch Allen, founder and head elf at, about the shortage of Santas this year.
Nov. 29, 2023
A historic downtown Phoenix building is now home to an African market, restaurant and bar
The Show spoke to Evelia Davis, who created the Diaspora Collective, a market, restaurant and bar in Heritage Square in downtown Phoenix
Nov. 29, 2023
How Medicaid disenrollments impact hospitals
The Show spoke with Ann-Marie Alameddin, president and CEO of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, about AHCCCS disenrollments.
Nov. 29, 2023
BLM: SunZia transmission line construction to restart
Earlier this month, the Bureau of Land Management halted construction of a 520 mile wind energy transmission line stretching from New Mexico to central Arizona, but the agency will now allow construction to resume in the San Pedro River Valley.
Nov. 29, 2023
$5M set aside might not pay for psychedelic mushroom research
The state’s advisory council on psychedelic-mushroom research met for the first time Tuesday to start deciding how to use $5 million for multiphase clinical research. But it’s unlikely the funds will ever pay for the research as intended.
Nov. 28, 2023
Glendale ordered to appear in court over proposed garage that drew Cardinals lawsuit
Glendale city officials must appear in court on Dec. 4 to explain how a parking garage for an unfinished resort near State Farm Stadium wouldn’t break a deal between the city and the Arizona Cardinals over stadium parking.
Nov. 28, 2023
Why event security works and what the future looks like
The Show spoke with Steven Adelman, head of the Adelman Law Group and vice president of the Event Safety Alliance, about event security and the way it’s changing.
Nov. 28, 2023
AZ Military Museum has been temporarily closed due to a dispute
The Show spoke with reporter Stacey Barchenger about a dispute over the Arizona Military Museum.
Nov. 28, 2023
Hobbs office touts Arizona clean energy economy after meeting with business leaders
The Hobbs administration met with business leaders behind closed doors Monday to discuss ways to grow Arizona’s clean energy economy.
Nov. 28, 2023
Electric vehicle owners in Phoenix can rent out their charging stations on new Buzze app
The Show spoke with Matt Dean, assistant professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of California Irvine, about a new app, Buzze, that is working to help make more EV chargers accessible.
Nov. 28, 2023
Tensions are bubbling up at thirsty Arizona alfalfa farms
A blanket of bright green alfalfa spreads across western Arizona's McMullen Valley, ringed by rolling mountains and warmed by the hot desert sun.
Nov. 28, 2023
AZ manufacturer recalls product over Aspergillus
An Arizona marijuana establishment has voluntarily recalled specific products due to possible contamination with Aspergillus. This is the second recall of marijuana products due to the fungus this year.
Nov. 27, 2023
Arizona will open a psilocybin research grant application window soon
The Arizona Department of Health Services will open a grant application window in about a month for research institutions interested in conducting studies which measure the efficacy of psilocybin mushrooms.
Nov. 27, 2023
Republicans want to pair border security with aid for Ukraine
As Congress returns to session this week, lawmakers will be trying to forge an agreement on sending a new round of wartime assistance to Ukraine. But to succeed, they will have to find agreement on an issue that has confounded them for decades.
Nov. 27, 2023
Phoenix, Flagstaff are among the most expensive U.S. cities for renters
A new report from the real estate analysis firm Construction Coverage finds Arizona is now the 10th most expensive state for renters.
Nov. 27, 2023
Q&AZ: How much debris is the Fiesta Mall demolition creating?
Mesa’s Fiesta Mall has been undergoing demolition since July. Through KJZZ’s Q&AZ reporting project, a listener asked: How much debris the former mall is creating? And where does it all end up?
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Nov. 27, 2023