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Arizona House OKs Gambling Bill Amid Transparency Questions
Some Democrats in the Arizona House on Thursday raised transparency and fairness questions about a major expansion of gambling Republican Gov. Doug Ducey needs as part of his thus-far secret deal with Native American tribes to update their gambling compact.
Bronco Sport Production Rises At Ford’s Hermosillo Plant
Production of the Bronco Sport at Ford’s plant in Hermosillo, Sonora, is picking up. In February, the plant produced 13,450 of the SUVs, the highest monthly figure to date. It had previously peaked at 8,022 in December, then roughly halved by January, according to Mexican federal car production data.
March 5, 2021
Check Out Redevelopment Plans For Phoenix Christown Spectrum Mall
Big changes could be coming to Phoenix’s oldest operating indoor shopping mall. Kimco, the owner of Christown Spectrum Mall at the southeast corner of 19th Avenue and Bethany Home Road, will request a zoning change to create a more urban environment.
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March 5, 2021
Gov. Ducey Ending Pandemic Occupancy Limits For Businesses
Gov. Doug Ducey has issued a new executive order that lifts pandemic occupancy limits on businesses. Under the executive order, occupancy percentage limitations will expire for businesses such as restaurants, gyms, theaters and bars.
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March 5, 2021
Mesa Mayor Advocating For Federal Aid To Cities, States
The U.S. Senate has started working on the nearly $2 trillion COVID-19 relief package that the House approved last week. Mesa Mayor John Giles has been lobbying for one provision that would provide money to states and cities.
March 5, 2021
Kelly Talks About His $1.5B Plan To Help Aging Services Providers
Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly is getting a crash course on what it means to grow old in a pandemic — which is why he and two other senators introduced a bill that would allocate roughly $1.5 billion to help fund aging services across the country.
March 5, 2021
Biden Administration Pauses Massive Copper Mine Near Superior
The Biden administration this week put a pause on a land transfer that would have allowed an international mining company to build a massive copper mine near Superior.
March 4, 2021
Arizona House OKs Bill On Businesses Ignoring Mask Mandates
The Republican-controlled Arizona House on Wednesday approved a measure that would let businesses ignore government mask mandates imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus despite emotional opposition from minority Democrats who say it could cost lives.
March 4, 2021
Energy Counter-Reform In Mexico Brings Concerns
During a fast-track session, the Mexican Senate reformed its energy laws; a change promoted — and applauded — by the president. But others fear the new laws could hurt the environment and trade relations with the United States.
March 4, 2021
While U.S. Tourists Escape From The Pandemic In Mexico, Mexican Travelers Do The Same In The U.S.
Tourism in the U.S. and Mexico has been severely affected by the pandemic. But people from both countries have started to travel across the border — and for the same reason. The pandemic is generating some tourism in both directions across the border.
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March 4, 2021
Women Of The West: Nancy Maytag Love
Arizona has a long history of women leaders and history makers, but many of their stories aren't as well known as they should be. Nancy Maytag Love was instrumental in getting the Phoenix Zoo up and running. In fact, without her it might not even be here.
March 3, 2021
The Valleys Most Dangerous Intersections
Phoenix has eight of the top 10 dangerous intersections across the Valley. Using crash data from 2015-2019, the Maricopa Association of Governments ranked intersections across the region by crash risks.
March 3, 2021
Judge Orders Release Of Allegations Against UA Basketball
A judge has ordered the state Board of Regents to let the public see the list of NCAA allegations leveled against the University of Arizona men’s basketball program. University officials have refused since October to release the accusations that stem from a probe of a bribery scandal involving a former assistant coach.
March 3, 2021
Cardinals Welcome Star Defensive End J.J. Watt To AZ
Defensive end J.J. Watt is officially an Arizona Cardinal after agreeing to a two-year contract reportedly worth over $30 million. The three-time NFL defensive player of the year has a new home in the desert after being released by the rebuilding Houston Texans.
March 3, 2021
Jodie Fosters Army Celebrates 40th Anniversary
In 1981, a group of Phoenix musicians from various punk bands coalesced to form Arizona’s contribution to the West Coast punk scene — Jodie Foster’s Army. The band has released numerous albums, and bootlegged cassettes of their shows from the early '80s continue to be traded by aficionados. The band celebrates their 40th anniversary this year.
March 2, 2021
Sonora Sees Significant February Jobs Growth
The state also saw a significant jump in January and now sits roughly where it was in February 2020.
March 1, 2021
Transit In Maricopa County Good, But Really Confusing
The pandemic has changed — at least temporarily — how many Arizonans use public transit. But as more of us are vaccinated and more people return to more traditional workplaces, the challenges that existed in public transit prior to COVID-19 will be back in the spotlight.
March 1, 2021
Study: Arizona Using Less Water, But Growth Threatens Supply
It has long been reported that Arizona's water supplies are shrinking. A year-end environmental impact study quantifies the ongoing crisis, showing how Arizona residents feel about the shortage and the difficult allocation choices that lay ahead.
March 1, 2021
American, Southwest Airlines See Leisure Travel Rebound Faster Than Business
Travel at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport remains about half of pre-pandemic levels but as more people get vaccinated some airlines expect that will change.
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March 1, 2021
Paradise Valley Bans New Recreational Pot Dispensaries
The Town of Paradise Valley signed an ordinance to prohibit the construction of recreational marijuana dispensaries and testing facilities last week. Medical dispensaries are allowed to obtain a "dual license" to sell both medical and recreational marijuana.
March 1, 2021
Cactus League Begins 2021 Spring Training Season
2020’s Spring Training was cancelled midway through due to the coronavirus pandemic. But the 2021 Cactus League season is going forward as scheduled, with 15 Major League Baseball teams playing Spring Training games across the Valley.
Feb. 28, 2021