Business Desk

police
Several city and state-based law enforcement agencies say filling sworn officer vacancies has become a top priority. Part of that effort involves new partnerships with high schools and colleges.
October 17, 2017
Volkswagen
Arizona Assistant Attorney General will argue in court this January that Volkswagen's seven year "clean diesel" ad campaign intentionally deceived environmentally conscientious Arizona consumers.
October 16, 2017
General Motors
A New York federal judge last week said the driver in an upcoming trial over ignition switches has reached a confidential settlement with General Motors.
October 16, 2017
Aging Series
Ten thousand Americans are turning 65 every day and the people who traditionally take care of them is changing. Forty million men are taking care of their aging loved ones, according to AARP. As the population continues to age, more male caregivers will tackle what was traditionally a woman's role.
October 16, 2017
Over the last several years, Arizona has battled back from a serious foreclosure epidemic following the housing crash.
October 16, 2017
The Anthem Community Council Board Meeting on Thursday.
The utility EPCOR is proposing setting up a hauling station close to New River and Desert Hills, two communities where some residents are at risk of losing water access at the end of the year. But EPCOR would need to buy or lease a vacant lot from the neighboring town Anthem.
October 13, 2017
solar panels
The companies say the community would be the first of its kind in the U.S. and comes as utilities have been studying the potential benefits of integrating battery storage along distribution grids and decreasing reliance on centralized fossil fuel plants.
October 13, 2017
firefighter helmet
At least 23 people have died and 3,500 structures have burned in the wildfires sweeping across Northern California; an estimated 170,000 acres have burned so far and authorities have ordered evacuations in a number of towns.
October 12, 2017
water faucet
Some communities in the Valley are in areas that aren’t strictly defined by city boundaries. And that affects how residents of places like New River, Anthem and Rio Verde get their water. A recent piece in The Arizona Republic reported that, as New River has grown, its aquifer has shrunk significantly during the Valley’s recent extremely dry seasons.
October 12, 2017
navajo nation seal
A California company has been awarded an $85 million contract to assess uranium contamination on and near the Navajo Nation.
October 12, 2017
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is headed to the United Kingdom for a series of economic development meetings and to meet with tourism industry representatives at an Arizona Cardinals football game outside London.
October 12, 2017
Phoenix Police
If Phoenix wants to hire enough police officers to satisfy the union, it faces some tough choices – either cut budgets for other city departments or raise taxes. Those options were laid out during Wednesday’s Public Safety Subcommittee meeting.
October 12, 2017
Phoenix
There will be no free bus rides offered to Phoenix schoolchildren. But there should be a new recycling rule for certain developers.
October 11, 2017
eye closeup
Travelers who want to avoid security checkpoint lines at Sky Harbor Airport may soon have another option. A private company that goes by Clear wants to bring its biometric identity verification system to Phoenix.
October 11, 2017
Paulo Shakarian
The Equifax hacking scandal continues to have a widespread impact. Was the Equifax breach preventable? Is it just the proverbial tip of the iceberg for hackers? Recently, CactusCon, the largest annual hacker and security conference in Arizona, brought experts together to talk about Equifax and what could be next.
October 10, 2017
health
After the failure last month of the so-called Graham-Cassidy bill on health care, Congress is once again looking into coming up with a bipartisan measure to stabilize the health insurance marketplace.
October 10, 2017
FDA logo
In a federal courthouse in downtown Phoenix right now, the Goldwater Institute is arguing that the Food and Drug Administration needs to increase transparency of its drug approval process.
October 10, 2017
“I think that it’s easy in a plan to say that people are interested in reducing travel lanes and adding bicycle lanes, but when it actually happens in people’s backyards and impacts their life directly then I think it kind of changes that conversation,” said Tempe traffic engineer Julian Dresang.
October 10, 2017
Filings with Arizona regulators show average individual health insurance premiums for about 95,000 Pima and Maricopa county residents will rise less than 2 percent next year, a move that will be a relief for people who saw huge premium increases this year.
October 10, 2017
Pills
Friday brought news of the birth control mandate rollback, but federal officials have been cutting provisions and budgets for the Affordable Care Act for some time. With us for a few minutes to talk about that is James Hodge, ASU director of the Center for Public Health Law and Policy.
October 09, 2017

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