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National and local authorities in Coolidge are investigating the cause of a Sunday morning explosion on the El Paso Natural Gas Pipeline near State Route 87.
Aug. 16, 2021
Luke Air Force Base
People living near Luke Air Force Base in the West Valley have spent most of 2021 using bottled water after high levels of chemicals were found in their tap water. The military says it’s now safe for them to use water from the faucet again.
Aug. 11, 2021
Kyrsten Sinema
The U.S. Senate is drawing closer to voting on a $1 trillion infrastructure bill brokered in part by Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema. Sen. Sinema released a video discussing what the package would mean for Arizonans, including how the bill would help Arizona through its long drought.
Aug. 8, 2021
man using backhoe
A trade group representing contractors launched a new initiative Tuesday to push for more environmentally friendly construction.
Aug. 3, 2021
glendale city seal
The Glendale City Council next week will hold a meeting on proposed water and sewer rate increases.
Jul. 19, 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will invest more than $7 million to improve drinking water systems for three rural Arizona communities.
Jul. 13, 2021
electric meter
Mesa is urging residents to conserve electricity as prices soar and energy reserves are diminishing.
Jun. 30, 2021
AC thermostat
Arizona is experiencing recording breaking heat this week with an excessive heat warning in effect until Sunday. With highs of 117 degrees expected in Phoenix on Friday and 113 degrees in Tucson, Tucson Electric Power is asking customers to help conserve energy.
Jun. 18, 2021
electric meter
The state’s largest electric utility is predicting record high usage for customers on Tuesday. Arizona Public Service says it is ready for a long hot summer. APS says it prepares for the summer months year round, forecasting demand and planning accordingly.
More News About Arizona Utilities
Jun. 15, 2021
person washing their hands
Phoenix, Tempe and El Mirage are the only Valley cities that still keep water flowing to homes and businesses that are behind on their bills. Early in the pandemic, nearly every city issued a moratorium on disconnections.
More Arizona Business News
Jun. 11, 2021
Tucson skyline
Increasing contamination of groundwater around Tucson International Airport is prompting the city to indefinitely suspend use of a treatment plant that draws from wells in the area, officials announced Tuesday.
Jun. 9, 2021
glass of water
Water restoration is expected this week for residents of some 500 homes in the unincorporated community of Golden Valley in northwestern Arizona that have been without water for days due to a broken well.
May. 17, 2021
Arizona Corporation Commission building
Arizona's utility regulators have rejected new rules that would have required most of the state's electricity providers to get 100% of their power from clean energy sources by 2050 to limit carbon emissions and address climate change.
May. 7, 2021
ON Semiconductor
ON Semiconductor Corporation announced results for the first quarter of 2021 on Monday. The quarterly numbers showed a 16% increase in revenue year over year and record automotive revenue of $515 million.
May. 3, 2021
South Mountain Loop 202 freeway sign
Phoenix is considering paying a developer to build a half street at a key location in the southwestern part of the city.
Apr. 28, 2021
peoria recycling bin
Peoria is undertaking a pilot project to see if it can get its residents to recycle more, and to stop putting things that are not recyclable into the recycling bins.
Apr. 20, 2021
Kingman
Kingman residents are now able to use the city's pay portal for utility bills as investigators still try to determine the extent of a cyber-breach in late February.
Apr. 16, 2021
An APS utility meter on a home
On a 3-2 vote, the Arizona Corporation Commission has decided to move forward with the standard of 95 degrees as the point that utilities cannot be shut off.
Apr. 15, 2021
Preparing for a $2 trillion overhaul of the nation’s infrastructure, the Biden administration has handed out letter grades to each state. Arizona has been given a C for its infrastructure, which sounds rather average, but only two states received a higher mark.
Apr. 12, 2021
Downtown Mesa light rail
Through our Q&AZ project, one listener asked: Are there any plans to extend the light rail eastward to Power Road in Mesa?
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Apr. 10, 2021

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