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GOP Presidential Candidate Marco Rubio Speaking In Phoenix
Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio plans two speeches in Arizona, one to the business community and another to a social conservative group that is a powerful force in the right-leaning state.
May 6, 2015
Arizona Tax Revenues Surge, Could Save Rainy-Day Fund From Raid
A new report from the Legislature's budget analysts shows an unexpected surge in corporate and individual income-tax payments last month that is expected to wipe out the need for a $132 million transfer from Arizona's rainy day fund to balance the current budget.
May 6, 2015
Pima County Considers Buying $22 Million In Solar Electricity
The Pima County Board of Supervisors is set to vote today on a deal that could save the county $4.5 million over 20 years.
May 5, 2015
Valley Metro, My Sister’s Closet Compromise On Sexually Suggestive Ads
The compromise with My Sister’s Closet, a high-end consignment retailer, came after Valley Metro had pulled one of the company's four ads, which featured a boot and the phrase “Make A Booty Call.”
May 5, 2015
Navajo Nation Bill Proposes Ban On Single-Use Plastic Bags
Legislation that's up for public comment would ban plastic bags and impose a fee on paper grocery bags. It encourages retailers to provide reusable bags at little or no cost, or provide boxes to customers.
May 5, 2015
Mexican Venture Capital Seeks Gold In Rubble Of Oil Downturn
Mexican venture capital is hovering over distressed energy companies in the Permian Basin of Texas, the nation’s highest-producing oil field.
May 4, 2015
Riviera Casino Shutting Down After 60 Years On Las Vegas Strip
The 2,075-room building and the 26 acres it sits on were sold to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority in February.
May 4, 2015
Double-Entendre Ads For My Sister’s Closet Pulled By Valley Metro
When you’re the owners of My Sister’s Closet, your double-entendre puns like "Wanted: One Night Stand" or "Make a Booty Call," were not appreciated. Those ads were pulled by Valley Metro.
May 1, 2015
Latest Arizona Town Hall Focuses On States Transportation Needs
The most recent Arizona Town Hall dealt with transportation in the state — everything from roads and highways to public transit to walking and biking.
May 1, 2015
Phoenix Ritz-Carlton Hotel Being Renamed, Closed For Renovations
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Phoenix is temporarily shutting down to undergo a major facelift and be stripped of its luxury brand name.
May 1, 2015
Arizona Tribal Casino Gaming Revenues Up
According to the Arizona Department of Gaming, the industry contributed about $25 million dollars to the state.
May 1, 2015
Declining Water Table Strains Ag Community In Southeastern Arizona
In parts of southeastern Arizona, the water table is falling rapidly, exposing the consequences of unrestricted groundwater pumping in rural, farming communities.
May 1, 2015
ASU Professor Robert Clinton Provides Insight On Casino Fight
This week, the U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee approved a bill aimed to stop construction of the Tohono O’odham casino in the West Valley.
April 30, 2015
Scottsdale Company At Center Of Ethics Report In New Mexico
A state review in New Mexico has found the former Albuquerque police chief may have violated city and state ethics rules by influencing a contract to buy police body cameras.
April 30, 2015
Top Executive Resigns From University of Phoenixs Parent Company
Phoenix-based Apollo Education Group Inc., the parent company of the University of Phoenix, announced this week that one of its top executives is stepping down.
April 29, 2015
GoDaddy Drops Longtime NASCAR Sponsorship Of Danica Patrick
Scottsdale-based GoDaddy Inc. is pulling out of NASCAR after this year’s season, which also means racecar driver Danica Patrick is losing her prime sponsor.
April 29, 2015
Pima County Suing Rosemont Copper Over Light Violation
Pima County has filed a lawsuit against Rosemont Mining Company in Tucson after the county said the company violated the region's lighting restrictions.
April 29, 2015
SRP Gets Legal Advice After Higher Fee Confusion
Salt River Project customers were surprised to see a $3 fee increase to their utility bills this month, which they believe shouldn't have kicked in until May and was supposed to be phased in.
April 28, 2015
Road Project Could Determine Viability Of Developments Near Grand Canyon
Conservation groups are sounding the alarm over an effort to build roads on public land near the Grand Canyon.
April 27, 2015
Mesa City Council Plans To Sell $43.7M In Bonds
The city plans to sell bonds worth $43.7 million to fund utility improvements and other projects.
April 27, 2015