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Bill would allow nursing homes to use a third party for annual inspections
A bill in the Arizona Legislature would let nursing homes and assisted living facilities use a third party to conduct their annual inspections. Will Humble, executive director of the Arizona Public Health Association, is not too thrilled about this measure.
Feb. 6, 2023
All eyes are on the Phoenix are as Super Bowl LVII approaches
All eyes are on the Phoenix metro area`with this week’s Super Bowl and related activities. Greater Phoenix Economic Council, known as GPEC, the group tasked with convincing corporations to expand in the region, says the big game is a rare chance to show off the area.
Feb. 6, 2023
SRP teams with energy firm on solar facility for Meta
The company formerly known as Facebook has teamed up with Salt River Project on a new solar facility to power its data center in Mesa.
Feb. 6, 2023
Super Bowl hotel prices raise difficulties for unsheltered people
Demand for hotel rooms has skyrocketed due to this weekend’s Super Bowl, and prices have as well. Some rely on hotels as they secure more permanent housing.
Feb. 6, 2023
Public comment on mining exploration plan to begin
Kaibab National Forest officials will begin holding public meetings later this month about a mining exploration project at the base of Bill Williams Mountain in northern Arizona.
Feb. 6, 2023
Full Arizona Senate to vote on lifting school spending cap
The deadline for Arizona to waive a cap on school spending is coming up in less than a month, but lawmakers have started to take some steps to do that.
Feb. 6, 2023
What plans to exempt certain items from sales tax says about priorities
State lawmakers are considering a few different proposals to exempt certain things from Arizona’s sales tax. What do these proposals say about the state’s priorities?
Feb. 6, 2023
Super Bowl draws epic air show of private planes to Phoenix
Former NFL player Jim Bob Morris is heading to the Super Bowl in Phoenix from Bloomington, Illinois, in a newly refurbished set of wheels. His ride has new paint, new seating and even a new bathroom.
Feb. 6, 2023
Arizona restaurants get ready for an influx of sports fans
As pro golf and football fans begin arriving for the Phoenix Open and Super Bowl, restaurants in the Valley will experience a noticeable uptick of patrons.
Feb. 6, 2023
How will understaffed Phoenix police support Super Bowl events?
Phoenix taxpayers will contribute millions of dollars to support Super Bowl events. The city is preparing for more than 200,000 visitors at various downtown events through Sunday. Police Commander Brian Lee said providing adequate security means pulling department employees from other duties.
Feb. 6, 2023
Tempe wants Supreme Court to review appeal on lake project
The city of Tempe wants the Arizona Supreme Court to review an appeals decision about a proposed development project known as the South Pier at Tempe Town Lake.
Feb. 4, 2023
Group says consumers need better info on nursing home ownership
Late last week, a government watchdog agency issued a report calling for increased transparency when it comes to nursing home ownership, because different ownership types can lead to different health outcomes for residents.
Feb. 4, 2023
New task force to address AZ teacher retention
On Thursday, Gov. Katie Hobbs put out an executive order to establish an Educator Retention Task Force in an effort to address what she calls a “retention crisis.” The governor and her team will hold regular meetings with stakeholders and conduct surveys in hopes of understanding why Arizona teachers leave their positions.
Feb. 4, 2023
Mexicans working abroad sent home more than $900M to Sonora
Remittances, or money sent back to one’s home country, have reached a new record in neighboring Sonora. In 2022, Mexicans working abroad sent home more than $900 million to Sonora
Feb. 4, 2023
Irrigation company N-Drip partners with UA, Central Arizona Project
Israeli-based company N-Drip has partnered with the Central Arizona Project and University of Arizona to use its irrigation system across the state. The company reportedly has a gravity-powered drip system that uses 50 percent less water than the usual method of flood irrigation. Seth Siegel is N-Drip’s chief sustainability officer.
Feb. 4, 2023
Banner Health reaches $1.25M settlement over data breach
On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced a $1.25 million dollar settlement with Banner Health over a data breach. In 2016, the agency’s Office of Civil Rights launched an investigation into the hacking incident, which exposed the health information of nearly three million people.
Feb. 3, 2023
$580M headed to 15 tribes for water rights settlements
Fifteen Native American tribes will get a total of $580 million in federal money this year for water rights settlements, the Biden administration announced Thursday.
Feb. 3, 2023
Bills to stop cities from taxing food and rentals move to the Senate
While some argue the bills would provide breathing room for consumers, others say they won't make much of a difference.
Feb. 2, 2023
Housing advocates push Phoenix on discrimination
Housing advocates want Phoenix to ban landlords from discriminating against renters who get public assistance. During Wednesday’s Phoenix City Council meeting, Miesha Fish stood at a podium in front of the mayor and eight members, took a deep breath and shared her story.
Feb. 2, 2023
Ticket broker says Super Bowl LVII tickets start at $6,000 each
Sports fans still thinking of buying tickets to attend this year’s Super Bowl will need to carefully consider the price. The current cost to attend the big game stands at about $6,000, according to an Arizona ticket broker.
Feb. 2, 2023

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