Double Dutch
When it comes to attracting businesses, city leaders like to promote “walkability." But, in Phoenix, the woman whose main job is to help create jobs, said “walkability" is nothing special. Instead, she thinks the city should focus more on its small-town feel.
February 28, 2017
Palo Verde golf course
Nearly four years after approving a $17 million plan to keep city-owned golf courses open, Phoenix leaders could once again debate whether to stay in the golf business. The Parks and Recreation Department says more rounds are being played, but program remains in the red.
February 27, 2017
Community outrage over a deal between the city of Phoenix and Grand Canyon University led to big changes several years ago. But, now one councilmember thinks the process may have too many hoops.
February 27, 2017
One of Phoenix’s largest outdoor shopping centers is undergoing a $15 million makeover. When Desert Ridge Marketplace opened in 2001, the open-air shopping project was considered innovative.
February 25, 2017
Lab testing start-up Theranos has had its second license revoked in less than a year. This time for a center in Arizona.
February 24, 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.
February 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
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
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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
Phoenix city leaders have given the green light for a consultant to consider hockey at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The downtown venue, home to the Phoenix Suns basketball team, was actually the Arizona Coyotes first stop when the team arrived in 1996. The Coyotes moved to Glendale in 2003. Now, one councilman wants to know what it would take to bring hockey back.
February 20, 2017
Freeport McMoRan logo
A strike Thursday sent home thousands of workers from Freeport McMoRan’s Indonesian operations. Union workers are demonstrating against the government today. It's the latest blow to international operations affecting one-third of the company’s copper business.
February 17, 2017
wind turbines
Despite all the national conversation about investment in oil and gas resources, states across the West are dedicating more resources to wind energy and the electric transmission lines needed to move power.
February 16, 2017

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