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The LIV tours 1st U.S. event is underway. How this impacts the PGAs future
For decades, the PGA tour has been the centerpiece of the world's competitive men's golf. But now the PGA faces its greatest existential challenge with the emergence of the Saudi-backed LIV tour.
June 30, 2022
Court orders Curaleaf Arizona owner to offer job to fired budtender
A corporate entity that owns marijuana dispensaries throughout metro Phoenix is under a federal court order to offer a job to a former budtender who sought to form a union. But the parent company of Curaleaf Arizona could still prevail in the unfair labor practices case awaiting review by a federal agency.
June 29, 2022
How the Diné Skate Garden project seeks to build closer community for Navajo youth
Fashion designer Amy Denet Deal left California for New Mexico, aiming to reconnect with her Navajo heritage. Now, she's working to create a Diné skate park to bring young Navajo people together in a closer-knit community.
June 29, 2022
Phoenix Fire Department announces use of drones to fight fires
Earlier this month, the Phoenix Fire Department began using drones to help crews on the ground better do their jobs. The department has three drones and FAA certifications for eight drone pilots.
June 28, 2022
EU rules device chargers must use USB-C by 2026
Phone, laptop and earbud chargers must use the same USB-C connector for all charging cables by 2026, the European Union agreed this month. A formal approval is expected from European Parliament and the European Council at the end of summer break.
June 28, 2022
Phoenix could see record traffic fatalities in 2022
Phoenix is on track to have a record number of traffic fatalities this year. Between January and May, 112 people died on Phoenix streets based on early data. If the trend continues, it will surpass 2021, which had the highest number of deaths recorded at 231.
More Arizona transportation news
June 28, 2022
Tempe asks residents to share growth, recreation, historic preservation priorities
Tempe residents are being asked to help set future priorities for the city through an online survey open through July 1.
June 28, 2022
AZ faces shortage of air-conditioning supplies and workforce
Air-conditioning is a necessity in the Valley of the Sun. But AC supply and workforce shortages may leave some residents sweating it out this summer.
June 28, 2022
Memo says Amazon is running out of workers in Phoenix
A new report by Vox indicates that Amazon is facing significant challenges when it comes to attracting and retaining warehouse employees — especially in Arizona and California.
June 28, 2022
Out of Reach: Cities are driving up rents by moving too slowly, a former Phoenix mayor says
Phoenix recently announced steps to help streamline the plan review and permitting processes for single-family residential developments. But former Phoenix mayor Paul Johnson says in general, cities have to do more to help projects get off the ground.
June 28, 2022
Study: Grand Canyon brought 9,000 jobs, $710M to Arizona
Grand Canyon National Park had four and a half million visitors last year, which helped boost the northern Arizona economy. A National Park Service report shows that visitors spent more than $710 million last year in the Canyon’s gateway communities.
June 28, 2022
Heartbroken Arizona abortion provider pauses services as state law remains unclear
The Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is having ripple effects across the country, including here in Arizona. As we await what will likely be a decision from the state Supreme Court on that, abortion providers in Arizona are stopping abortion services.
June 27, 2022
Nonprofit sector especially affected by hiring crisis
The labor shortage is a nationwide issue, but for nonprofit organizations, the struggle to find workers and pay living wages has been especially difficult.
June 27, 2022
Phoenix wants 280K electric vehicles on streets by 2030
The Phoenix City Council approved a roadmap to get 280,000 electrical vehicles on city streets by 2030.
June 27, 2022
How changes to school lunch menus could help the planet
The $14 billion National School Lunch Program provides midday meals to nearly 40% of U.S. children each day. A new study looks at the environmental impacts of these lunches, and how shifting the menu could help.
June 27, 2022
Applications open for Black business accelerator program in Arizona
Black entrepreneurs in Arizona can build their business skills through a program offered by Local First Arizona. The We Rise accelerator is a free program for Black entrepreneurs who have some experience running a business and need help with growth.
June 27, 2022
Q&AZ: How do Arizonas cattle survive hot summers?
Earlier this month, over 2,000 cattle died of heat-related stress in southwest Kansas, when temperatures reached triple digits and humidity was relatively low. Through our Q&AZ Project, a listener asked - how have cattle in Arizona survived the state’s intense summers?
June 25, 2022
Court rules that mine can be built on sacred Apache land
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Friday ruled that Canadian-based Resolute Mining Company can build a copper mine on sacred Native American land east of Phoenix.
June 25, 2022
Senate committee OKs $1 billion to secure water resources
An Arizona Senate committee approved a plan to provide $1 billion over the next three years to revamp the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority.
June 24, 2022
PCMag says Phoenix has the slowest mobile upload speeds
PCMag has published this year’s list of the best mobile networks in the U.S., and Phoenix received a dubious distinction: slowest upload speeds.
June 24, 2022