A normal to above-normal monsoon season in 2016 has reduced drought conditions in much of Arizona. Climate forecasters are waiting to see if a La Niña phenomenon develops, which would bring drier conditions.
The effort to kill a ballot measure that would raise Arizona’s minimum wage is now in full swing. Opponents are preparing a million-dollar ad blitz against the initiative which would raise the state’s lowest wages by nearly 50 percent.
The Hopi Tribe has been split on whether tourism is a good idea. With half the tribe unemployed many have said it’s their best chance at economic development. But some worry inviting tourists to their villages has left them vulnerable to thieves.
Glendale has clawed its way out of potential bankruptcy and built up a reserve fund of about $35 million. Now the city manager wants to develop a long-term plan to help end the cycle of crisis governing.
Maybe when you’re driving along Camelback Road with a hot cup of coffee in your hands, you silently hope you don’t hit a bump in the road. Well, some Phoenix Street Transportation Department workers are motivated to do their jobs well by that same scenario.
Increased demand for certain paper products could pay off for the West Valley. The Finland-based company behind Chinet disposable tableware plans to open a manufacturing and distribution center in Goodyear.
Supporters and planners of the long-discussed South Mountain Freeway extension are hoping the actual building of the road is much smoother than the process that led to its construction, which starts Monday night.