Wells Fargo has let
more than 500 employees go. Since August, JPMorgan Chase has dropped more than
750 jobs, most of those in Phoenix and Tempe.
Kristena Hansen of The Phoenix Business Journal has been reporting on the layoffs.
largest steel dam in the country is going to be built at Tempe Town Lake. That is the word from the city of Tempe. The city council voted to approve funding for the manufacturing of the steel dam Thursday
The state Legislature wants to take back control of drawing Arizona’s congressional district maps. In 2000, voters passed Prop 106, which took redistricting away from the Legislature and gave it to the Independent Redistricting Commission.
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith has never been shy about communicating with
state and federal government officials about issues facing municipalities and
possible solutions to problems that arise from those issues.
Tempe-based US Airways has upped its spending on lobbyists this year as it tries to merge with American Airlines. There's a big job to do. Several hundred employees of American Airlines and Tempe-based US Airways asked members of Congress to support their merger bid.
Does the Valley have enough transportation options? Is there enough funding to implement effective changes? The Maricopa Association of Governments or MAG has put together its Draft 2035 Regional Transportation Plan to prepare for the future, and the public had the chance to make comments and ask questions Thursday night.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is doing what the federal government will not. The state agency is holding public meetings on the federal plan for the future of the endangered Mexican Gray Wolf. Advocates say more Mexican gray wolves must be released into the wild to ensure the long-term survival of the endangered species.
The Southwest’s lengthy drought has led to serious
discussions recently about how much water will be available from the Colorado River, an extremely significant source, considering seven states including Arizona use it.
Arizona’s unemployment rate last month rose three-tenths of
a percent to 8.3 percent. The state added nearly 40,000 jobs in August, which is about
Arizona’s 10-year average, but it is less than the two previous years.
It seems like we have been here before on a never-ending cycle of political posturing over shutting down the government unless the Affordable Care Act is stopped, overturned, kicked to the curb. But that is causing some disagreement among Republicans as many in the House want to tie raising the debt ceiling to defunding the Affordable Care Act, while some in the Senate are saying, 'What’s the point?’ as that Democratically-controlled body and the White House will not let it go through.
The National Transportation Safety Board is examining the
wreckage of a Vietnam-era ‘Huey’ helicopter, that crashed near Mayer over the
weekend. The crash killed 25-year-old Brynne Smith of Scottsdale and a second person on
board, who is believed to have been the pilot.
Starting Oct.1, Americans can buy health plans set up by President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Arizona residents without insurance will have 106 new plans to choose from when enrollment begins next week, and those who live in metro Phoenix will have even more options.
The severe drought that hit the Southwest 14 years ago is expected to continue to bring down water levels on the Colorado River.
Two large storage tanks at the Yuma Desalting Plant stand a few stories above ground.