New labor statistics show that Arizona ranks next to last in its recovery of jobs lost in the Great Recession as it still struggles to dig out of the hole from the collapse of the construction industry.
A lawsuit between a local home builder association and the city of Surprise could get uglier this summer when it goes before the Arizona Court of Appeals. The conflict is over the issue of impact fees.
The Arizona Heritage Fund is ready to dole out more than $400,000 for wildlife protection programs. Lawmakers tried to raid the fund’s coffers during the recession, but they ended up taking money away from other state programs that preserve wilderness areas.
The Phoenix City Council has created an advisory board that will offer suggestions on how to make its streets more friendly for a variety of uses. But while that plan is moving forward, another project to improve bike safety and ridership levels is stalled.
Fire officials said the San Juan Fire located 18 miles southeast of Show Low grew to nearly 11 square miles by Tuesday night, up from 10 square miles earlier in the day. The fire continues to grow in size, but so does its containment.
The cost of food is going up and higher meat costs are leading the way. The Arizona Farm Bureau Federation puts the cost of a typical market basket of 16 items at $52.64, nearly 10 percent more than at this time last year