For a short time, Tempe businesses will be offered a deep discount on permits to host live music. The one-time fee will be reduced to $200 — down from the normal cost of $1,331 — from December until March 2016.
“We’re looking for opportunities to involve our local vendors and our local store owners and operators in helping the city buy things at the best price,” said Tempe CFO and Deputy City Manager Ken Jones.
A Utah real estate company covered the Valley with teal signs reading “Vote For Homie” during election season. Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has now reached a deal with the firm to stop its marketing.
Arizona has the second largest number of bat species in the United States, behind Texas. A KJZZ listener remembered seeing these flying mammals on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus and asked about their fate via Q&AZ.
On Dec. 1, Mexico will have a new president, and Arizona governor Doug Ducey plans to attend to the inauguration ceremony in Mexico City. Ducey will also visit his counterpart in Sonora in this two-stop trip to Mexico.
Weeks ago, the U.S. federal government unconventionally deployed the national guard to the Mexican border, waiting for the Central American migrant caravan. And in Mexico, the entering administration plans to create a national guard that might operate on the border.
You’ve seen the Waymo self-driving cars stopped at intersections, you’ve seen the Uber cars in your rearview, well here’s another name entering the Valley’s self-driving arena —The Institute for Automated Mobility.
I, like many doctors, did not grow up in a family with means. Rather I started with a scholarship to college and took out loans for medical school. So you can imagine my reaction upon learning that NYU School of Medicine would be going tuition-free for all medical students! Wow!
For decades, there has been talk of a rail service linking Arizona’s two biggest cities. But will it ever happen? KJZZ listener Liana Garcia asked that via our Q&AZ reporting project. Ask a question on Q&AZ →
Grocery stores have come a long way from the days of the mom and pop and the corner grocer. Michael Ruhlman is the author of Grocery: the Buying and Selling of Food in America, and he joins us now with more on how they have changed over the years and how that has impacted our everyday lives.
An estimated 15,000 people strolled along a busy stretch of 7th Avenue in Phoenix last Saturday. The road was closed to traffic between Indian School and Camelback roads for the annual Melrose on 7th Avenue Street Fair. But most people attending had no idea how a small, determined group made it happen.
If Park Central Mall were a person, it would be going through that same thing right now. When the current owners of the property peered into the mall’s basement, they found a bunch of photo albums and other items, all about this mall.