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Arizona Corporation Commission
The Arizona Corporation Commission chose their new chairman Wednesday. Tom Forese will head the agency, taking over for Doug Little.
Jan. 4, 2017
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Ford Motor Co. executives said Tuesday that they were scrapping a project to build a $1.6 billion facility in Mexico, instead choosing to move those planned operations to an existing factory in Mexico, and investing $700 million in a Michigan plant that will build electric vehicles.
Jan. 4, 2017
Alta Fillmore Apartment Complex
The short-term outlook for the Valley’s apartment market may be more attractive to renters than investors. According to data from Axiometrics, an apartment market-research firm, rents are still rising but not as fast.
Jan. 4, 2017
Cotton Farm
Congress recently passed an unusual budget provision to give the U.S. Farm Service Agency no limit to how much money can be loaned to farmers through April. At the end of last fiscal year, government farm-loan money ran out as growers borrowed more to get through a bad agricultural downturn.
Jan. 4, 2017
Chase Field in downtown Phoenix
The Arizona Diamondbacks have announced they are suing their stadium landlord for the right to probe the possibility of leaving downtown Phoenix.
Jan. 3, 2017
pile of durum wheat
Most Arizona growers use flood irrigation, but a new study shows by controlling water using a more efficient sprinkler system, farmers can minimize fertilizer and water waste.
Jan. 3, 2017
Seed banking can involve more than just the seeds themselves. A program initiated by the Tucson-based Native Seeds/SEARCH aims to preserve not just crops, but the culture behind them.
Jan. 3, 2017
As the state’s public schools continue to grapple with a funding crisis, more teachers continue to leave the classroom.
Jan. 3, 2017
Sunset Crater Volcano
Some state leaders have talked about making Arizona the solar-energy capitol of the world, and parts of the state have been embracing wind energy, as well. But Mike Conway’s excited about the potential for another kind of renewable energy – geothermal.
Jan. 3, 2017
Concern about water in the desert doesn’t ebb and flow like an ocean. It’s around us pretty much all of the time. And our lengthy drought has made that even more dramatic.
Jan. 3, 2017
There are reports that President-elect Donald Trump has decided on a new U.S. Agriculture secretary, and it’s former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue.
Jan. 3, 2017
sky harbor airport sign
Sky Harbor officials announced last week that British Airways would be adding a second flight from Phoenix to London three days a week in May and June.
Jan. 3, 2017
In Charleston, S.C., a federal judge has ruled that 22-year old Dylann Roof is competent to stand trial. We spoke with Alexandra Olgin of South Carolina Public Radio, who has been covering the Roof trial.
Jan. 3, 2017
Milk prices are expected to rise in 2017, helping farmers recover some costs from low 2016 prices. But that may not happen for Arizona’s farmers.
Jan. 3, 2017
Members of the 115th Congress took their places Tuesday in the nation’s Capitol. A couple of those were new Arizona representatives, including Democrat Tom O’Halleran.
Jan. 3, 2017
Grand Canyon National Park
One of the, probably unfair, stereotypes of bloggers is that they do their writing in their basements. For George Jacobi, the setting could not have been more different.
Jan. 3, 2017
Sky Harbor Airport
Want a snack while you wait in the cell-phone lot? Or grab a coffee at the Sky Train station? Food and beverage trucks could soon be coming to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. The Aviation Department is looking to test drive the concept on its 3,000-acre campus.
Jan. 3, 2017
1040 form
There aren’t a lot of people using paper tax forms anymore. They make up roughly 10 percent of filers. Bill Brunson with the Phoenix IRS office says paper filers make more mistakes. They have an error rate of 13 percent, while the error rate for electronic filers is one-half of 1 percent.
Jan. 3, 2017
One of Arizona’s top regulatory agencies has a new head. On Tuesday, the Arizona Corporation Commission swore in its three newly elected members and tapped Tom Forese to take over as chairman.
Jan. 3, 2017
Banner-University Medical Center tower
Three Arizona hospitals are being penalized for the third straight year for the high rate of patient injuries and infections.
Jan. 3, 2017

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