south mountain park
One of Phoenix’s largest city departments may be adding staff. The Parks and Recreation Department has 55 rangers responsible for enforcing rules and maintaining more than 230 miles of designated trails.
February 23, 2017
wheelchair user
Arizona lawmakers are considering a new bill on parking for people with disabilities. The legislation could cause problems for those who have physical disabilities but don’t use wheelchairs.
February 23, 2017
From Super Bowls to College National Championships, Arizona has hosted several mega football events. Next month, the Valley will tackle basketball when it hosts its first NCAA Men’s Final Four. While attracting new events is important to the tourism industry, legacy attractions remain just as relevant.
Feb. 24, 2017
business people
Does getting an MBA, a Master in Business Administration, ensure your career will succeed? The University of Arizona’s business school is answering that question by tailoring programs to working adults in Phoenix.
February 23, 2017
When Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates announced the Bureau of Prisons would phase out the use of private detention facilities in August 2016, it reflected a change in the Obama administration. On Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions changed course, saying the previous directive from Yates “impaired the bureau’s ability to meet the future needs of the federal corrections system.”
February 23, 2017
A lobbying group for the country’s biggest banks says they waste billions of dollars a year investigating suspicious activity. It’s now asking the Trump administration to change the way in which the finances of money launderers and terror groups are investigated.
February 22, 2017
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Wells Fargo fired four senior managers Tuesday as part of an ongoing nationwide investigation into the bank's sales practices. An Arizona executive is among them.
February 22, 2017
Some bus riders in Phoenix will soon get a price break. Starting July 1, riders who buy all-day passes when they board the bus will pay the same amount as riders who pre-purchase passes at kiosks or retail outlets.
February 21, 2017
Autonomous vehicles
Driverless cars will be key to driving the success of a new economic plan for the Valley. Autonomous vehicles are among four industries that the Greater Phoenix Economic Council thinks will establish the region as a leader in the Internet of Things and sensor technology applications.
February 21, 2017
Scottsdale-based Delta International Oil and Gas announced last week it is ending its Latin American operation. The company operates entirely in Argentina, and has focused on finding and acquiring potential oil wells for future production.
February 20, 2017
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Phoenix-based mining giant Freeport McMoRan announced today that it has failed to reach an export agreement with Indonesia that would allow the company to resume exporting copper ore for production.
February 20, 2017
Navajo Generating Station
Closing the Navajo Nation’s coal-fired utility plant in northeastern Arizona will save the Central Arizona Project millions of dollars.
February 20, 2017
Ottawa University announced plans Friday to build a residential campus and launch 19 athletic programs in Surprise.
February 20, 2017