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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
Why back-to-school shoppers could be disappointed
Some retailers are preparing for a rocky back to school season as COVID-19’s impact on shipping remains a big concern.
July 6, 2022
The money being spent on sports betting continues to grow
After expectations that participation would drop, participation was sixth highest in the nation in the last quarter.
July 6, 2022
Skies have not always been so friendly to travelers this summer
The summer travel season has been a bit of a bumpy ride so far, especially for air travelers.
July 6, 2022
Report finds cities where homeownership by people of color thrives
Far fewer people of color own homes in the U.S. than white people. But in a new analysis from Axios, race and justice reporter Russell Contreras found there are cities large and small in America where homeownership by people of color thrives.
July 6, 2022
Some unemployment, child support checks delayed after cyberattack
The Arizona Department of Administration says delayed checks for child support, child care and unemployment are now in the mail.
July 6, 2022
Why a Phoenix councilmember voted against $1M in arts grants
Nearly 100 arts and cultural groups will share close to $1.3 million, thanks to grants approved by Phoenix leaders last week. But one City Council member voted against the awards and criticized the process.
More Arizona arts and entertainment news
July 5, 2022
Phoenix fire hydrant replacements, repairs falling behind
Supply chain issues are slowing fire hydrant repairs and replacements in Phoenix.
July 5, 2022
Tucson Starbucks store to vote on whether to unionize
If the vote is successful, the Tucson store would join more than 170 others in the United States to have unionized.
July 5, 2022
Cactus Country design studio
The Show's Made in Arizona series spotlights Arizona makers. Meet the husband-and-wife duo behind Cactus Country design studio.
July 5, 2022
Some think shopping centers could help Arizonas housing problem
The Phoenix area has a shortage of housing — specifically, affordable housing. A look at whether shopping centers could be part of the solution.
July 5, 2022
Mesa industrial project offers 2 million feet near airport, railroad line
Work is underway on a large industrial park in southeast Mesa called Gateway Grand. Greystar Development recently broke ground on the 150-acre site, south of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and next to a planned extension by Union Pacific Railroad.
July 5, 2022
Homeless outreach group uses Phoenix funding for mobile cooling van
Outreach group AZ Hugs for the Houseless has created a mobile cooling van to prevent heat-related deaths for those experiencing homelessness, using funding from the city of Phoenix.
July 5, 2022
Theres help for older adults struggling with AC bills
Phoenix heat can be deadly for anyone, but older adults are at greater risk. Yet, keeping the air conditioning on can be financially difficult for low-income seniors. Both SRP and APS offer discount programs for qualifying customers.
July 5, 2022
Phoenix council unanimously approves generous benefit for full-time employees
In hopes of keeping and attracting new talent, the Phoenix City Council has unanimously approved up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave.
July 5, 2022
Small churches close from low attendance
In-person attendance at churches is declining, leading some small churches to close.
July 4, 2022
Downtown Phoenix light rail stations to reopen, restore original schedule
Valley Metro announced this week that all downtown Phoenix light rail stops are reopening Saturday, after some had been closed for more than two months due to construction.
July 2, 2022
Airbnb bans parties at rentals, sees decrease in Arizona disturbances
Popular home rental app Airbnb is codifying a worldwide ban on using rental properties for parties ahead of the July 4 holiday weekend. The ban started as a public health measure in 2020 and has been especially effective in reducing reported parties in Arizona.
July 1, 2022
Judge: Arizonas prison health care is grossly inadequate
A federal judge has ruled that Arizona has continued to not comply with a lawsuit settlement in which it promised to revamp care in the state prison system.
July 1, 2022