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Arizona Department Of Corrections Is Unable To Process Inmate Stimulus Payments
The Arizona Department of Corrections says it is unable to process the second round of economic stimulus payments for inmates in state prisons because the IRS is distributing the money on debit cards.
Jan. 22, 2021
Cactus League To Start Next Month, But Questions Remain
Pitchers and catchers are expected to report to spring training sites in Arizona and Florida next month, and Cactus League games are scheduled to start on Feb.27. But much about what that’ll look like is still up in the air.
Jan. 22, 2021
Who Might Replace Larry Scott As Pac-12 Commissioner
Outgoing Pac-12 Athletic Director Larry Scott was an unconventional hire. Stewart Mandel, college football editor-in-chief for the Athletic, expects Scott's replacement to come from the ranks of college sports.
Jan. 22, 2021
New Report Details Devastating Effect Of Long-Term Care Closures
Nearly 11 months have passed since nursing homes closed their doors to visitors because of the coronavirus pandemic. Some states, including Arizona, have resumed family visits under certain circumstances. Now, a new report highlights what some family members discovered once they were allowed back in.
Jan. 22, 2021
▶ This Weeks #AZNumber: 90%
#AZNumbers is a weekly segment featuring thoughts and insight into Arizona's economic news. This week's number: 90% — and a note about political action committees. 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.
Jan. 22, 2021
Arizona Health Department Closes Phoenix Venue After Videos Show Crowded Concert
After a downtown Phoenix venue held a crowded concert, the state’s health department ordered the business to close. But critics wonder how the party happened in the first place.
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Jan. 21, 2021
Why Phoenix Has Highest Home Appreciation Rates In U.S.
Phoenix has had the highest home appreciation rates in the country for the past 17 months, according to the S&P Core Logic Case-Shiller Index. In October, the last month for which data is available, Phoenix saw a 12.7% year-over-year increase. Seattle and San Diego followed.
Jan. 21, 2021
Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott Stepping Down At End Of June
Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott is stepping down at the end of June, ending an 11-year tenure in which the conference — which includes UA and ASU — landed a transformational television deal but struggled to keep up with some of its Power Five peers when it came to revenue and exposure.
Jan. 21, 2021
Judge Temporarily Halts Enforcement Of Pima County Curfew
Judge Kellie Johnson said the curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. violated Gov. Doug Ducey's executive order prohibiting cities and counties from imposing tougher restrictions than the state. But Pima County Chief Medical Officer Dr. Francisco García, says the curfew is necessary.
Jan. 21, 2021
Phoenix: Police Protests Cost $5.3 Million in Overtime, Damages
What appeared to be a routine agenda item turned into a lengthy debate and some name calling during Wednesday’s Phoenix City Council meeting. Agenda item 30 seemed like a simple request — staff asked permission to apply for a state grant to help cover riot related expenses.
Jan. 21, 2021
The U.S. And Joe Biden, Mexico And AMLO: What’s Next?
During the first two years of his tenure, the Mexican president had to work with the Trump administration. Now his last four will be working with President Joe Biden. What can we expect?
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Jan. 21, 2021
Kroger To Build Automated Customer Fulfillment Center
A development agreement between Arizona’s largest grocer and the city of Phoenix could lead to changes in the way people get their groceries.
Jan. 20, 2021
Phoenix Approves Sky Harbor Concessionaire Contracts With Strings
After hours of discussion, the Phoenix City Council agreed to extend leases for concessionaires at Sky Harbor Airport. But the deal comes with strings attached.
Jan. 20, 2021
Arizonans 21 And Older Could Be Buying Marijuana This Week
Arizona adults could be purchasing legal marijuana for recreational use by the end of the week. State health officials began accepting applications Tuesday from sites wishing to sell the drug to anyone 21 and older.
Jan. 20, 2021
Phoenix Police Launch New Hiring Tool
Qualified applicants going through Phoenix’s hiring process to become a police officer will soon face questions from the community.
Jan. 19, 2021
Arizonans Used Nearly 106 Tons Of Medical Marijuana In 2020
In 2020, Arizonans legally smoked, ate or otherwise consumed nearly 106 tons of marijuana, according to details from the latest state Department of Health Services report.
Jan. 19, 2021
From Piano To Dogs: Banner Health Volunteers Support Medical Staff
Arizona’s largest private employer is looking for volunteers to help support front line workers. After suspending the volunteer program for several months during the pandemic, Banner is now looking for people under 65 with no underlying health conditions to help in non-patient settings.
Jan. 18, 2021
State Bar Keeps COVID-19 Legal Help Hotline Running
The pandemic has created a whole host of new challenges for people, from medical to financial to legal. So back in May, the State Bar of Arizona decided to set up a legal help hotline to help answer people’s legal questions that have arisen since COVID-19 changed everything.
Jan. 18, 2021
Zombie Subdivisions Coming Back To Life In Casa Grande
“Zombie subdivisions" left behind when the Great Recession collapsed the homebuilding industry in Casa Grande are coming back to life. The partially built neighborhoods were left incomplete, some with water and sewer lines and even paved streets.
Jan. 18, 2021
Tempe Invests In Affordable Housing With New Initiative
Tempe City Council recently approved a new housing initiative it believes to be the first of its kind in Arizona to ensure affordable housing for years to come.
Jan. 18, 2021

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