As families gather for the holidays, some parents want their adult children to leave with more than new memories. They’re hoping to unload antique furniture, collectibles and family heirlooms. But, many Baby Boomers are discovering their treasures aren’t valued as much as they expected.
The city of Tempe is looking for businesses to volunteer for a pilot program aimed at pay equity based on gender. The test group will be asked to share salary information and feedback to create a certification process to highlight certain employers.
While most Phoenix households have curbside collection, more than 20 percent toss their trash in big bins located in alleys behind their homes. Several years ago the Public Works Department wanted to move collection from alleys to streets saying it would be more efficient, but reportedly not enough residents bought into the idea. Now, that may be changing.
More than 500 cars, trucks and SUVs are on display at the Phoenix Convention Center this holiday weekend, and you can’t buy a single one — at least not there. The Arizona International Auto Show is considered a “no sales zone."
For those suffering from a mental-health issue, finding care can be a lengthy process. Behavioral-health providers are in short supply nationwide and here in the Valley. Many patients end up turning to the emergency room in the hopes of finding a quick diagnosis and treatment. But most ERs aren’t equipped to handle psychiatric patients. The issue is forcing health-care providers to look for alternatives.
More than 1 million taxpayers in Arizona could be affected by a new law that kicks in Jan. 1. It requires the Internal Revenue Service to hold refunds for people claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit or the Additional Child Tax Credit until at least mid-February.