Business Desk

Earlier this year, Bedrock City, a popular roadside attraction about half an hour from the Grand Canyon’s South Rim, closed down. But now, the Flintstones themed park is planning on reopening for a short time.
Patients Of Closed Gilbert, Florence Hospitals Can Get Records
Former patients of Gilbert Hospital and Florence Hospital at Anthem can get copies of their medical records — but not for long. Both locations closed last year after their owner, New Vision Health, LLC, filed for bankruptcy protection.
Mar. 25, 2019
The End Of An Era: Navajo Nation Gives Up On NGS Purchase
The Navajo Nation announced Friday that it has given up trying to purchase one of the west’s largest coal-fired power plants. From KJZZ’s Fronteras Desk in Flagstaff, Laurel Morales joined The Show to talk about what led up to this point.
Mar. 25, 2019
Tucson Considers Ending Its Recycling Program
Citing sharply escalating financial losses in the recycling program, Tucson officials say the city might have to stop taking glass bottles and newspapers until markets recover.
Mar. 25, 2019
Arizona Public Universities Release Tuition Proposals
Last week, the presidents of Arizona’s three public universities released their tuition-increase proposals for the 2019-2020 academic year. The proposals were submitted to the Arizona Board of Regents and John Arnold, executive director of the Arizona Board of Regents, joined The Show to talk about it.
Mar. 25, 2019
Report: New NAFTA Would Boost Arizona Industry
Arizona industries including mining and agricultural imports would benefit from the pending trade agreement for the U.S., Mexico and Canada, according to a new report.
Mar. 25, 2019
Arizona Law Cuts Phoenix Police Towing Revenue
In fiscal year 2017-18, Phoenix police towed about 35,000 vehicles. Of those, about 5,000 were impounded because the drivers had suspended licenses. But a state law that took effect earlier this year says police can no longer impound a vehicle over a suspended license
Mar. 25, 2019
Why Is That Street Closed? New Map Has Answers
People who drive around Phoenix have a new way to access near real-time information about road closures and restrictions. Earlier this month, the Street Transportation Department launched an interactive map that can be viewed on desktop and mobile devices.
Mar. 25, 2019
BLM Finalizes Impact Study On Proposed Goodyear Road To Mobile
The city proposed a two-lane parkway connecting the community of Mobile to the rest of Goodyear, which annexed the area in 2007.
Mar. 22, 2019
Program That Preserves Route 66 To Sunset
Just a few weeks remain of a federal program that’s helped restore the historic Route 66 in eight states including Arizona.
Mar. 22, 2019
Navajo Gives Up Navajo Generating Station Bid
The Navajo Nation announced Friday it has given up trying to purchase the west’s largest coal-fired power plant and the tribe’s biggest revenue maker.
Mar. 22, 2019
Garth Brooks Concert Bringing Visitors To Glendale
Between a country music concert, tailgate, Cirque de Soleli shows and spring training, traffic is expected to be heavy with over 100,000 expected visitors in the Glendale area on Saturday.
Mar. 22, 2019
10 Percent Of The Valley Is Parking Lots
We’ve all done it. Driving in circles over and over to find the perfect parking spot. Sometimes it seems like there aren’t enough spaces to go around. But it turns out a full 10 percent of the city of Phoenix is just parking lots.
Mar. 22, 2019
California Trucking Wage Law Creating Controversy
Under a new California law that took effect on New Year’s Day, the state’s labor commissioner has published a list of trucking companies that have either not paid their drivers, or have been issued judgements over wage issues.
Mar. 22, 2019
Phoenix Art Museum CEO Responds To Criticism
Amada Cruz moved to the Valley four years ago from San Antonio to take over as CEO of the Phoenix Art Museum. Her tenure has included expanding the museum’s diversity outreach and an increased focus on creating exhibitions that the museum could essentially “rent” to other facilities around the country.
Mar. 22, 2019
Universal Licensing Moving Through The Legislature
The possibility of universal licensing is moving along in the Arizona Legislature. The idea is to grant occupational licenses to new residents who hold a comparable license from out of state. The bill would require that an individual be licensed in at least one other state and is good standing for at least a year.
Mar. 22, 2019
Waymo Announces Facility In Mesa
Now two years into the self driving car program, Waymo is opening a second service facility in Mesa that is expected to create hundreds of jobs. Mesa Mayor John Giles says he expects the company to bring innovation and ... "a large facility that’s going to have a lot of high quality jobs in our community.”
Mar. 21, 2019
Health Care, Construction Jobs Still Growing In Arizona
Jobs in the construction and health care sectors are continuing to grow. That’s according to the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity.
Mar. 21, 2019
Ford Plant In Hermosillo, Sonora, To Build Utility Van
The Ford Motor company recently confirmed plans to build a utility van in the state of Sonora. The company announced that it will begin building the Transit Connect — a commercial and passenger van —in Hermosillo by 2021. It is currently built in Valencia, Spain.
Mar. 21, 2019
City Asks Developers To Work With Neighbors On Country Club Plan
The Phoenix City Council meeting on Wednesday night was contentious on multiple levels. The council had two controversial issues on the docket — the expansion of the light rail into the West Valley and the approval of zoning for a high-rise in midtown Phoenix.
City Council Votes To Delay Light Rail Line For West Phoenix
Mar. 21, 2019
Arizona
Late in 2017, Arizona Republic investigative reporter Robert Anglen told the story of Arizona businessman and alleged former mafia member, Frank Capri, who had dabbled in the restaurant industry and left a chain of broken business in his wake.
Mar. 21, 2019