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The U.S. Agriculture Department has given Arizona the OK to test out a program the state said is aimed at reducing fraud and illegal trafficking in food stamp cards.
December 12, 2017
Thunderbird School of Global Management
Arizona State University announced Tuesday morning it was moving the Thunderbird School of Global Management to a new building in downtown Phoenix.
December 12, 2017
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has said he wants the commission to repeal net neutrality rules, and that could come as soon as Thursday when he and his four fellow commissioners meet.
December 12, 2017
Goodyear is welcoming pet products company Chewy.
December 12, 2017
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When someone floated the idea of tiny homes for teachers, there were chuckles. But then there was talk that, hey, maybe that wasn’t such a bad idea.
December 12, 2017
Tiny House
The tiny house movement is getting bigger in northern Arizona where the median price for a single family home is higher than metro Phoenix.
December 12, 2017
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The U.S. Supreme Court Monday refused to review a lower courts decision in a patent rights case against Scottsdale-based GoDaddy. Previous court decisions in favor of the tech-giant stand and are final and have implications for other major businesses.
December 12, 2017
A 2 million square-foot real estate deal has just finalized near Tempe Town Lake. It's one of the largest commercial property transactions on record in metro Phoenix.
December 12, 2017
Dominic Armato
The variety of restaurants in the Phoenix area continues to grow, and authenticity is a prime goal for many of them. Dominic Armato covers the restaurant scene here for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.
December 11, 2017
Fifty new bike racks are being added to downtown Phoenix, and local artists are invited to help design them. Two winners will be chosen and each will receive a $4,000 prize. The winners’ designs will be showcased in the downtown area.
December 09, 2017
Pecans are native to North America. Growers in 14 states, including Arizona, and Mexico are primary producers for the world. Most recent numbers show $517 million in total production, but growers have never had a collective council or way to market and sell their products, until now.
December 07, 2017
Phoenix Rising
Phoenix Rising soccer team has announced its preseason schedule for the upcoming year — it includes February games against several Major League Soccer teams, which have trained in Tucson for the past several years.
December 06, 2017
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Tempe-based First Solar announced the early rollout of its updated solar panels Tuesday at its investor call.
December 06, 2017
The Tempe Streetcar route
Tempe is moving utilities to make way for a three-mile streetcar system and design for the project is approaching 90 percent completion.
December 06, 2017
Officials say Glendale is a good place for the center because the area doesn’t have service-disrupting natural disasters and is close to the data center, also in Glendale.
December 06, 2017
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Goodyear is ready to invest millions of dollars into a new central park. The fast-growing city is hearing from residents on how to build it.
December 05, 2017
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The word shortage is sort of a misnomer here.
December 05, 2017
Watch out, Mesa. Your neighbor is trying to woo spring-training visitors to its town. Gilbert quadrupled its tourism budget this year to more than $400,000.
December 05, 2017
The number of Americans who say they attend weekly religious services has dropped in recent years, especially among adults under 30.
December 05, 2017
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The Supreme Court said Friday it will hear arguments in a legal fight between Salt River Project and Tesla Motors.
December 05, 2017