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How can cities and towns become “strong?” It’s something Chuck Marohn travels the country talking about. Marohn is president of Strong Towns, a nonprofit that looks at cities’ financial strength and resiliency.
Aug. 17, 2018
Finding affordable housing is a growing challenge across the U.S. — Arizona is no exception — and that is related to the stark number of evictions being reported.
Aug. 17, 2018
Discussing the week in news with public policy consultant and former legislative leader Chris Herstam and Wes Gullett, CEO of OH Strategic Communications.
Aug. 17, 2018
The Valley’s high temperatures bring a drop in tourism — but they also bring lower prices which attract certain groups. Many religious, social and sport groups take advantage of lower rates that are written in Phoenix law.
Aug. 17, 2018
New figures from the state Office of Economic Opportunity put the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July at 4.6 percent. A research professor of economics at ASU’s WP Carey School of Business joined the Show to talk about what the numbers mean, both in Arizona and in a national context.
Aug. 16, 2018
Arizona’s recently-ended fiscal year brought in a record amount of money, but an analysis done by Moody’s Analytics shows the state isn’t fully prepared to weather the next recession.
Aug. 16, 2018
Apprenticeship programs have been becoming more and more popular. A report finds women make up a tiny percentage of apprentices, and a gender wage gap persists — as it does in the labor force more broadly.
Aug. 16, 2018
A lot on the northeast corner of Central Avenue and Indian School Road has sat vacant for the better part of 26 years. It's the former home of the PHX Renews community garden and part of the Phoenix Indian School. What will its future hold?
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Aug. 16, 2018
According to the Arizona Commerce Authority, more than 1,200 aerospace companies operate in the state. And as the industry grows, it works on ways to expand and make Mexico one of its prime allies.
Aug. 15, 2018
Have you ever thought about spending a lot of time behind the wheel? How about driving 450,000 miles behind the wheel? That’s how much Arizona FedEx driver Mike Ortiz has driven — all without ever being in an accident.
Aug. 15, 2018
Despite the financial problems in Turkey, some analysts worry Italy’s economy could pose the bigger problem for Europe, and beyond. Desmond Lachman is one of those who’s concerned about issues in Italy.
Aug. 15, 2018
Many women who have worked in professional settings know that there can be a double bind in the workplace. You speak up, and you might face backlash from peers and supervisors. Stay on the sidelines, and you may get passed over for opportunities for advancement.
Aug. 15, 2018
The Trump administration has been criticized by the transit advocacy group Transportation for America for failing to distribute the more than $1 billion dollars appropriated by Congress for transit construction projects.
Aug. 15, 2018
An investigation by the Associated Press found several Google services on smartphones store location data even when users have turned their “location history” settings off.
Aug. 15, 2018
The federal government approved Arizona’s "opportunity zones" this spring. Opportunity zones allow developers who invest in low-income areas to get tax breaks. But not everyone thinks “o-zones” will have the desired effect of helping to revitalized economically depressed areas.
Aug. 15, 2018
Arizona Utility regulators have imposed a $600,000 fine on Johnson Utilities and threatened to revoke its right to do business. That’s because the utility shut off water to customers, among other problems.
Aug. 15, 2018
Detention officers in Pinal County are asking the county to pay them more than $2,600,000 for work they say they were not fairly compensated for. The Casa Grande Dispatch reports the Pinal County Deputies Association has filed a notice of claim.
Aug. 15, 2018
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona is putting $10 million toward addressing opioid misuse and reducing overdose-related deaths. Officials from the insurance company announced the Mobilize AZ program on Tuesday alongside Gov. Doug Ducey.
Aug. 15, 2018
A Chicago-based company in negotiations to take over a coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona said it would run the generating station at less than half its existing capacity to ensure it's economical, a company official said Tuesday.
Aug. 15, 2018
The Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale was evacuated and closed over the weekend after a monsoon storm knocked out the power. Now, the hotel and casino is staying closed for some more time.
Aug. 13, 2018

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