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Terry Goddard asks Phoenix for more money to restore historic building
A nonprofit led by former mayor and Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard wants a $137,000 grant to help restore columns and plaster walls in the former sanctuary. When it reopens as the Monroe Street Abbey, the sanctuary will be a public courtyard.
April 18, 2024
Phoenix to open 18 of its 29 pools this summer
Phoenix will open 18 public pools this summer. That’s the most since the pandemic, but still 5 less than the parks department had hoped.
April 17, 2024
Sky Harbor emphasizes heat safety for workers
As summer approaches, Sky Harbor Airport is preparing workers to stay safe in extreme heat. The airport held a resource fair for workers Wednesday.
April 17, 2024
Court rejects tribes request to block $10B energy transmission project in AZ
A federal judge has rejected a request by Native American tribes and environmentalists to stop work on a $10 billion electricity transmission line slated to run through a remote valley in southern Arizona.
April 17, 2024
How abortion laws could affect where students choose to go to college
Students have a lot of factors to consider when they’re thinking about where they want to go to college — among them the cost, what programs a school offers and if they want a big school or a small one. Inside Higher Ed admissions and enrollment reporter Liam Knox has written about this.
April 17, 2024
Peoria schedules meetings and seeks comments on proposed changes to city general plan
Peoria officials want to make major updates to the text and maps of the city’s general plan. Proposed changes are available online and a 60-day-window to give feedback is now open.
April 16, 2024
Retail chains are taking steps to fight theft. This professor compares some measures to redlining
It’s not hard to find headlines about organized retail theft — and shoplifting in general — from stores around the country. It’s also not hard to find retailers responding to that theft, be it with more items getting locked up, or more surveillance and other security in shops.
April 16, 2024
UN report reveals less than a quarter of the worlds e-waste is being recycled
A recent UN report details that the world is throwing away a growing amount of electronic products and recycling very little of it. This could lead to more demand for the mining of precious metals present in Arizona soil.
April 16, 2024
Final Four drew more than 300,000 to downtown Phoenix
Speaking at the Phoenix Convention Center Monday, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego touted the impact of the NCAA Men’s Final Four. According to Gallego, the tournament and surrounding events drew roughly 300,000 visitors to downtown Phoenix earlier this month.
April 16, 2024
Coyotes would lose sports betting profits if they leave AZ
Profits from a partnership between the Arizona Coyotes and another company in the team owner’s portfolio are at stake as reports of pending relocation swirl.
April 15, 2024
Corp Comm revisits rate hike for APS solar customers
The Arizona Corporation Commission agreed to revisit a vote to increase utility rates for APS solar customers.
April 15, 2024
What new numbers say about Arizonas financial situation
As budget talks start to get moving at the Arizona Capitol, some lawmakers were keeping an eye on new numbers that would paint an updated picture of the state’s financial situation.
April 15, 2024
Coyotes sale to Utah Jazz owner expected this week, AP source says
The Arizona Coyotes will likely be sold to Utah Jazz owner Ryan Smith shortly after the team's final game and will include a provision guaranteeing current owner Alex Meruelo an expansion team if a new arena is built within five years, a person with knowledge of the deal told the Associated Press on Saturday.
April 15, 2024
Source: Arizona Coyotes expected to move to Salt Lake City
General manager Bill Armstrong flew to Edmonton, Alberta, to tell players about the team’s potential move to Utah before its game against the Oilers, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday.
April 13, 2024
A countys regulation of short-term rentals might violate Arizona law
In December, Gila County supervisors voted to regulate short-term rentals like Airbnb. But Sen. Wendy Rogers (R-Flagstaff) asked the attorney general to investigate whether the county’s new ordinance is legal.
April 12, 2024
Heres when AZ gas prices are expected to drop
National gas prices rose by 7 cents this week. In Arizona, the average price per gallon rose by 15 cents. Julian Paredes with AAA Arizona said an increase in refinery maintenance in California is the cause.
April 11, 2024
Arizona Cactus League attendance the highest since 2019
This year, the Arizona Cactus League drew its largest number of fans since 2019, the last season before the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 11, 2024
Report: NHL deal could send Coyotes to Salt Lake City
Multiple outlets are reporting that the NHL is preparing a contingency plan of sorts — two schedules for next season: one if the Coyotes stay in Tempe and one if the team is sold and relocated to Salt Lake City.
April 11, 2024
Phoenixs strong local dining scene helped bring more celebrity, high-end restaurants
Jeff Green, a partner in Hoffman Strategy Group, joined The Show to talk about high-end restaurants from celebrity chefs like Giada De Laurentiis that have recently opened in the Valley.
April 11, 2024
How Arizona is spending $1B in opioid settlement money
The state is getting more than $1 billion from a settlement related to opioid manufacturing and distribution. Zac Ziegler, a producer and reporter at Arizona Public Media, has been looking into how much of that is being spent and what it’s being spent on.
April 11, 2024