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Downtown Developer Offers $100K Before Tax Vote
Less than 24 hours before a key city vote, a developer offered Phoenix a six-figure donation.
Arizona State Fair Holds Drive-Thru Fair Food Event
Just because Arizona State Fair fans can’t pack the fairgrounds this year, it doesn’t mean they can’t get a taste of it. Fair organizers are hosting a drive-thru for two weekends featuring fair food favorites — from turkey legs to funnel cakes.
Sept. 26, 2020
Despite New Owner, Arizona Coyotes On Thin Ice Financially
Financial issues and arena questions are nothing new with the Arizona Coyotes. But those concerns were supposed to be pushed aside when Alex Meruelo took over as the NHL team’s owner in 2019.
Sept. 25, 2020
UA To Study Immunity Of Front-Line Workers
Researchers from the University of Arizona are studying frontline workers who have been infected with COVID-19, as well as those workers who are at increased risk of getting infected with the coronavirus. The goal is to understand immunity after exposure.
Sept. 25, 2020
Ducey Wont Shut Down Counties With Uptick In COVID-19 Cases
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday he would not order businesses to shut down again or impose new restrictions even as some areas in the state are likely heading back towards “substantial spread” for COVID-19 by next week.
Sept. 25, 2020
#AZNumbers: Sept. 25, 2020
#AZNumbers is a weekly segment featuring thoughts and insight into Arizona's economic news. This week's number: 4. Listen to the KJZZ business block with Heather van Blokland weekdays at 6 p.m. on 91.5 FM or stream it on KJZZ.org.
Sept. 25, 2020
How The Pandemic Is Impacting The Arts Community
We seek an audience with some Valley creatives and find out how they are still trying to stay active and reach people in the age of COVID-19.
The Impact Of COVID-19 In Arizona: 6 Months In
Sept. 25, 2020
Pac-12 Football To Kick Off Nov. 6
The Pac-12 Conference — which includes ASU and University of Arizona — has decided to play football in the fall, reversing an August decision to postpone until spring because of concerns about COVID-19.
Sept. 24, 2020
Sonora Bars, Clubs Prepare To Reopen Starting This Week
Bars and nightclubs in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, have been closed for more than six months now because of the coronavirus. But that could soon change in at least some parts of the state.
Sept. 24, 2020
Valley Doctor Explains How A Hospital Visit Has Changed
Phoenix-area hospitals are generally starting to relax their restrictions on visitors, as the surge in the number of COVID-19 cases the state saw earlier this summer has eased. Valleywise Health is one of those systems that’s now allowing many patients to have a visitor.
Sept. 24, 2020
Scottsdale To Repeal Mask Mandate; County Rule Still In Effect
Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane announced Sept. 21 the city would be rescinding a mask mandate that had been put in place in mid-June. On Sept. 22, Honor Health — Scottsdale’s largest employer — as well as the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce issued statements criticizing the rollback of the mandate.
Sept. 24, 2020
Book Explores How College Admissions Work And Whats Changing
Some institutions of higher learning are feeling pressure to enroll more students, while others are moving toward being even more selective. In his new book, "Who Gets in and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions," Jeffrey Selingo explores what the college admissions process looks like now.
Sept. 24, 2020
Phoenix Cox Customers Experiencing Outages Due To Power Pole Fire
Some Cox internet customers are experiencing outages, due to an APS power pole that caught fire near Third Street and Bell Road on Wednesday.
Sept. 24, 2020
Group Gives $875K To 8 Dem Legislative Candidates
The political arm of the League of Conservation Voters is funneling $875,000 towards eight Democratic incumbents and challengers.
Sept. 24, 2020
For Some Scientists, Shutdown Is Not An Option During Pandemic
Neither pandemics nor natural disasters can stay one group of unsung essential workers from their appointed rounds: Scientists who work with living things.
The Impact Of COVID-19 In Arizona: 6 Months In
Sept. 24, 2020
SRP Extends Shut-Off Moratorium, But Only For Some
Salt River Project has announced it won’t disconnect utility services for some limited-income customers through the end of this year in response to COVID-19 hardships.
Sept. 23, 2020
West Valley Plans For Growth As Luke Base Expands
Luke Air Force Base projects its expansion will bring more than 7,000 people, including military personnel and their families, to the West Valley by 2026. A management plan released this week addresses how cities like Glendale, Surprise and Goodyear can adapt.
Sept. 23, 2020
Project Could Get $1 Yearly Lease To Transform Landfill
Under the terms presented to the city’s Economic Development Subcommittee on Wednesday, Arizona Fresh Holdings would pay a dollar a year for 100 years. In exchange, the company pledges to transform a former landfill in south Phoenix into a food innovation center and build a public park.
Sept. 23, 2020
IRS: Nontaxpayers In 2018, 2019 May Be Eligible For Stimulus Checks
For 9 million Americans who weren’t required to file taxes in 2018 and 2019, you’re in luck. The IRS says those nontaxpayers may be eligible for a stimulus check.
Sept. 23, 2020
Sewer Overflows Continue In Johnson Utilities Service Area
The Arizona Corporation Commission heard an update from the interim manager of a beleaguered East Valley water provider on Tuesday. The commission heard several plans on how interim manager EPCOR and individual stakeholders hope to increase capacity for Johnson Utilities.
Sept. 23, 2020
Pandemic Shopping Made The Cardboard Box A Hot Commodity
Shopping in bulk has taken on new meaning during the coronavirus pandemic. Phrases like “the new normal” reflect not only how we now interact with one another, but how we interact with the world — less personal and more digital. That is especially true with buying, which is increasingly online. All that stuff we use now comes to our homes in cardboard boxes.
Phoenix Residential Recycling Collection Up 20% Since COVID-19 Outbreak
Sept. 23, 2020