Arizona Business News


Governor will need congressional OK to use trust for schools, judge says
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled a state governor must get congressional approval before using financial trusts for school funds. Based on an Arizona law passed in 2000, school funding must increase to keep up with inflation.
Oct. 20, 2021
Phoenix leaders to reconsider adding light rail into Maryvale
More than two years after rejecting light rail expansion into west Phoenix, the City Council will soon be asked to reconsider.
Oct. 20, 2021
Anxiety is on the rise among women and kids, report shows
The newest report from America’s Health Rankings shines a light on the unique challenges faced by women and children — especially in light of the pandemic. In Arizona, in particular, it finds anxiety has increased more than 20% among children and teens since 2017.
Oct. 20, 2021
Arizona teen explores her adoption from China in Netflix documentary
The prevalence of at-home DNA tests has led to a lot of people finding out about family they didn’t know they had. That was the case for 17-year-old Valley resident and high school senior Chloe Lipitz. But while many people find out about their family history through a phone call or maybe a reunion, Chloe’s discoveries are part of a new documentary on Netflix called "Found."
Oct. 20, 2021
Do good guys with guns actually stop bad guys with guns?
Do "good guys with guns" actually stop "bad guys with guns?" It’s a narrative we’ve heard from leaders of the NRA, but is it accurate?
Oct. 20, 2021
A massive new sports complex is opening in Mesa
There’s a new massive sports complex in Mesa. It’s called Bell Bank Park, and while it broke ground in September 2020, it’s actually been decades in the making.
Oct. 20, 2021
Chocolate cars could soon have path to legality in Mexico
For a little more than $100, owners of such vehicles will likely soon be able to bring them into compliance with federal authorities.
Oct. 20, 2021
Why 2021 supply chain issues will help in the long run
Supply chain issues continue across Arizona as the pandemic lingers on. And like with COVID-19, supply chain experts are finding ways to work with the disruptions rather than waiting it out. But COVID-19 has made a deep and lasting dent in the chain that links the system together.
Oct. 20, 2021
Arizona still doesnt have emergency standards for health workers. OSHA wants to step in
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration may revoke Arizona's authority to enforce workplace safety standards because state officials have yet to adopt emergency standards for health care workers.
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Oct. 20, 2021
How Phoenix is handling crisis police staffing situation
At least two Phoenix council members describe the police department’s staffing levels as “a crisis.” Fewer officers are patrolling city streets while calls for service and response times have increased.
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Oct. 20, 2021
Mesas electric fire truck with be the first in U.S., city says
Mesa says it will be the first city in the United States to use an all-electric fire truck. On Monday, the City Council approved the $1.4 million purchase.
Oct. 19, 2021
Gila River Indian Community breaks ground on 4th casino
The Gila River Indian Community broke ground on its fourth casino Tuesday.
Oct. 19, 2021
This real estate professor isnt worried about iBuyers
The Valley’s housing market continues to be one of the hottest in the country, as the median price has reached levels the area hasn’t seen before. And an increasing number of real estate transactions are happening in connection with ibuying through companies like Zillow, Opendoor and Offerpad.
Oct. 19, 2021
ASU point-shaving scandal is now a Netflix documentary
In 1994, Arizona State University’s men’s basketball team was caught up in a point-shaving scandal. That scandal is the subject of a new Netflix documentary, "Hoop Schemes," which is part of a series called "Bad Sport." It features interviews with the players at the center of the point shaving, including star guard Stevin “Hedake” Smith.
Oct. 19, 2021
A new plane could help fight wildfires. But privacy advocates are worried
The skies over western Arizona have been serving as a testing ground for a new type of aircraft — one that boosters say has great potential in civil engineering and other uses, but that privacy advocates are worried about.
Oct. 19, 2021
As COVID-19 cases fall, Sonora sees strong jobs growth in September
The more than 13,000 jobs added in Sonora, Mexico, is the largest monthly increase since pandemic restrictions went into effect in March 2020, and one of the largest monthly increases in a quarter century.
Oct. 19, 2021
Divorce attorneys are preparing for a rise in pet custody cases
In a recent survey of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, nearly 65% of respondents reported an increase in divorces emerging from the pandemic. Since many people added animals to their families over the past 19 months, attorneys are preparing for a rise in pet custody cases.
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Oct. 19, 2021
Rio Salado College, West-MEC team up on GED classes
Rio Salado Community College and the Western Maricopa Education Center public school district, known as West-MEC, have teamed up to offer GED test prep in the West Valley and introduce students to other educational opportunities.
Oct. 18, 2021
Meet the people revitalizing Sunnyslopes Hatcher Road
In The Show's series, Our Street, we’re taking a closer look at neighborhoods around the Valley — and what makes them tick. Hatcher Road is the main street that runs through a classic Phoenix neighborhood: Sunnyslope.
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Oct. 18, 2021
Arizona program to help needy families pay utility bills
The Arizona Department of Economic Security is launching a program to offer $36 million of assistance to help households pay utility bills. The program is aimed at helping low income households and those who hold debt due to utilities.
Oct. 18, 2021