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EVERY LAST DROP: How Scottsdales drought plan has reduced the citys water footprint
The Southwest is facing a historic drought and Arizona’s municipal water departments are each required to have drought management plans. But it’s up to cities to decide when to activate them. Scottsdale was the first Valley community to officially declare a drought. A year into its drought program, the city's efforts are making an impact.
July 13, 2022
Sonoran governor touts state’s electric car potential during Detroit visit
Gov. Alfonso Durazo pointed to the state's lithium and graphite deposits, as well as planned improvements at its most important seaport, as reasons the state could be a manufacturing hub.
July 12, 2022
SRP reports record amount of energy demand in Phoenix area
Salt River Project delivered a record amount of energy to customers in the Phoenix area on Monday. The last record was set in July 2020.
July 12, 2022
Maricopa County evictions back up to pre-pandemic levels
Evictions in Maricopa County are at the highest level since before the start of the pandemic. June saw the highest number of monthly eviction filings since spring 2020.
July 12, 2022
Chandler Flex looks to steer the way for affordable transit in the Valley
An on-demand ride service called Chandler Flex is launching in the city July 12. It’s an on-demand ride service that’s running mostly in the southwestern part of the city.
July 12, 2022
Flagstaff is now a foodie destination
High summer temps send plenty of Phoenicians up to Flagstaff. And it turns out, cooler weather isn't the only thing the college town has to offer.
More Arizona food + restaurant news
July 11, 2022
Food banks in high demand; inflation hitting AZ families hard
Inflation is hitting Arizonans hard. As rent, food and gas costs stay high, some people are heading to food banks. Last month, nearly a thousand families lined up outside a single St. Mary’s Food Bank in Phoenix.
July 11, 2022
Commercial real estate vulnerable to cyberattacks
Commercial real estate, which encompasses developments like hotels, banks and office buildings, is said to be especially vulnerable to cyberattacks.
July 11, 2022
Pharmaceutical companies paying for damages relating to opioid crisis
Arizona is receiving money as part of a settlement relating to the opioid crisis. Several pharmaceutical companies are paying for damages.
July 10, 2022
Popular ASU bar the Vine is closing after 36 years
The Vine Tavern & Eatery, a popular destination for Arizona State University students since 1986, is closing its doors later this month. The Vine sits on the corner of Apache Boulevard and Rural Road, on the southwest corner of ASU, and is reportedly being demolished to make room for an apartment complex.
July 9, 2022
The latest scam involves gas station gift cards
The Better Business Bureau says the latest scam involves gas station gift cards.
July 7, 2022
Ducey signs off on legislation regulating short-term rentals
A new law lets cities and towns better regulate short-term rental properties. Gov. Doug Ducey signed off on the legislation Thursday.
July 7, 2022
Chase Field to host games for 2023 World Baseball Classic
Major League Baseball has announced the World Baseball Classic will return in 2023 after a six-year hiatus. Phoenix is one of the host cities for the international tournament.
July 7, 2022
Out of Reach: Thinking creatively about solutions to the housing crisis
The Valley and state are dealing with a housing crisis, as prices for apartments, rental homes and houses to buy have risen dramatically. Now, a look at some potential solutions.
July 7, 2022
Tucson Starbucks workers approve unionization
Workers at a Starbucks in Tucson approved a vote to become the fifth location in the state to unionize. The Euclid Avenue and University Boulevard store’s vote passed 11-3.
July 7, 2022
This AZ water bank has been storing water since 1996
A new law sets aside more than $1 billion to find new sources of water and to conserve the supplies we already have.
July 7, 2022
California bans state-funded travel to AZ over legislation
California is restricting state-funded travel to Arizona after Gov. Doug Ducey signed what he called “common sense” legislation. But in a news release California Attorney General Rob Bonta called it discriminatory.
More Arizona business news
July 7, 2022
Report finds metro Phoenix franchise rate lower than national rate
More than 4% Phoenix area businesses operate as franchises, according to a new report by Lending Tree, an online lending service.
July 7, 2022
Pandemic, labor shortage has grocers investing more in technology
The pandemic and labor shortage is driving grocery retailers to invest more in technology.
July 6, 2022
Maricopa County extends Bridge Housing program
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has pledged $23 million in federal American Rescue Plan funds to extend the county's Bridge Housing program for the next two years.
July 6, 2022