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Eight years after the Great Recession ended, we’re seeing low unemployment, but many workers aren’t seeing their paychecks increase much. We continue our series “Phoenix at Work” with a look at one group hit especially hard.
Aug. 2, 2017
Agritopia Epicenter rendering
Developers of Agritopia, a suburban community in Gilbert, plan to invest $70.3 million in the project’s next phase called Agritopia Epicenter. The Gilbert Town Council is set to vote on a development that includes $1.3 million in reimbursements for nearby infrastructure improvements and other fees.
Aug. 2, 2017
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The Pima County Board of Supervisors has formed a special advisory committee to explore the possibility of implementing a new sales tax.
Aug. 2, 2017
Yuma myotis bat
White-nose syndrome has spread west across the states in the last decade, and was most recently found in Texas. The fungus kills bats as they hibernate.
Aug. 2, 2017
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Anti-smoking efforts seem to be working, at least in Arizona. In the last five years, the percentage of smokers in Arizona has gone from 20 percent to 14 percent.
Aug. 2, 2017
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The company says the expansion, encompassing 2.3 million square feet, will bring an estimated 300 jobs to the city. The jobs include data entry, shipping, warehouse work and online customer service representatives.
Aug. 1, 2017
Students enrolled in two-year colleges are more likely to experience food insecurity than four-year students and the general population. The gap was highest just after the recession.
Aug. 1, 2017
GoDaddy's Gilbert offices
“I think it was an important factor. I think just having the support from the town of Gilbert really meant a lot for GoDaddy,” said Calvin Crowder, vice president of Global Real Estate, on the company’s decision to remain in Gilbert.
Aug. 1, 2017
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Vice President Mike Pence is visiting the Baltic States this week. He’s there in the midst of increasing Russian encroachment on Georgian territory.
Aug. 1, 2017
Emma Seppala
Every parents wants their kids to succeed, and we try to give them all of the best advice to try to get them there. Do you try to keep them busy? Well, one leading happiness researcher — yes, that’s really what she does — says that’s not always the best approach.
Aug. 1, 2017
Bored man yawning
What do you do when you’re bored? You probably fidget, doodle, let out a big yawn. Being bored can be both a good and a bad thing, depending on when it happens and what we’re prepared to do about it.
Aug. 1, 2017
Desert Discovery Center
Architects behind the proposed Desert Discovery Center in Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve have unveiled their plans for the project. They include a new name, Desert EDGE, and call for a smaller footprint — and smaller budget — than originally envisioned.
Aug. 1, 2017
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Many Latino civil-rights activists are in a celebratory mood after Monday’s conviction of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio of criminal contempt. We’re joined by Victor Viramontes. He’s the national senior counsel for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. That organization helped sue the former sheriff in 2008.
Aug. 1, 2017
Regina Revazova
How does that Sesame Street song go? Who are the people in your neighborhood? Or from Jules Dassin, who said: "There are 8 million stories in the naked city."
Aug. 1, 2017
The Trump administration announced plans Tuesday morning to lift environmental restrictions for land along a section of the U.S.-Mexico border in order to begin building a new segment of wall.
Aug. 1, 2017
Five years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court took action to ban mandatory life without parole for juveniles in murder cases. That has led many states to reassess their own policies, with some considering dramatic changes. The Associated Press surveyed all 50 states to see how judges and prosecutors and members of legislatures are pushing to do.
Aug. 1, 2017
Later Tuesday, demonstrators will be outside of Central Arizona Shelter Services, or CASS, to protest the Department of Veterans Affairs' decision not to renew a grant it had been giving to CASS. Joining us now to talk about this program and what the loss of funding means is Mark Holleran, CEO of CASS.
Aug. 1, 2017
Some had believed health care reform — and attempts to either repeal or modify the Affordable Care Act — was finished, at least for a while. That turned out to be a wholly inaccurate assertion, because behind-the-scenes work has ramped up on multiple sides.
Aug. 1, 2017
Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been found guilty of criminal contempt of court by federal judge Susan Bolton; sentencing is scheduled for October. With us now to talk about the case and the ruling is reporter Jude Joffe-Block, a fellow with New America and the Center for the Future of Arizona.
Aug. 1, 2017
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Getting and keeping people of "great competence," as the President says, seems to be harder for the Trump Administration. At least ten Administration officials have resigned or been fired since President Trump took office.
Aug. 1, 2017

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