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Coronavirus Hasnt Slowed Fast-Growing Buckeye
Buckeye has been the second fastest growing major city in the country since 2010, according to recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau. So why are people moving to Buckeye, and how is the current pandemic affecting that growth? To find out, The Show spoke with Dave Roderique, Buckeye’s economic development director.
June 1, 2020
Poll: 20% Of Teachers Unlikely To Return To Classrooms
A new USA Today/Ipsos survey released last week finds 20% of teachers nationally are unlikely to return to classrooms when they reopen. Marisol Garcia with the Arizona Education Association said she expects that trend to be mirrored in the state because of the coronavirus pandemic.
June 1, 2020
12 Arrested In Connection With Scottsdale Looting
Mayor Jim Lane estimated Scottsdale retailers and restaurant owners lost millions of dollars to damages and theft at multiple businesses like P.F. Changs, the Apple Store and Neiman Marcus.
June 1, 2020
How AZBio Association Members Are Fighting COVID-19
The Arizona Bioindustry Association supports a variety of organizations across Arizona. From fashion to AI technology, these unrelated businesses now have one common goal: fighting COVID-19.
June 1, 2020
Report: AZ Among States With Highest Seat-Belt Use
More Arizonans are wearing seat belts. That’s according to the latest data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration..
June 1, 2020
FDA Releases E. Coli Report On Lettuce Contamination
Arizona leads the nation in leafy greens production during the winter months, contributing approximately $2 billion to Arizona’s economy annually. But after several E. coli outbreaks last fall in California, the leafy greens industry was decimated.
June 1, 2020
Chandler Offering Struggling Businesses Relief Through Liquor Licenses
Chandler is hoping to give some relief to businesses struggling during the pandemic by extending deadlines and waiving late fees for liquor license renewals.
June 1, 2020
Judge Rules To Keep Nursing Home Data Confidential
Arizonans won't be learning which nursing homes have residents who have contracted COVID-19, at least not from the state. In a 23-page order late Friday, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Christopher Coury acknowledged that Arizona law "recognizes liberal inspection of public records.''
May 29, 2020
In A Surprise Tweet, Trump Releases $100M To Valley Metro
President Trump tweeted Thursday night that Valley Metro would be one of several agencies nationwide to receive $100 million in federal funding. Although the president’s tweet made it sound like new money, the funds had previously been set aside.
May 29, 2020
Sky Harbors April Passenger Traffic Down 93% From 2019
April's passenger traffic counts at Sky Harbor were down 93% over 2019 — but for now, that's likely the low point.
May 29, 2020
Governor Says Annual Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo Must Ride
Gov. Doug Ducey is opening the gates for the "world's oldest rodeo" to ride this summer despite COVID-19 restrictions. He did not say whether spectators will be allowed to watch.
May 29, 2020
This Weeks #AZNumber: 171
#AZNumbers is a weekly segment featuring thoughts and insight into Arizona's economic news. This week's number: 171.
May 29, 2020
Gas Prices Are On The Rise Across U.S.
Gas prices are on the rise nationwide as businesses reopen and people start going back to work. The national average is $1.97, up 4 cents from a week ago.
May 28, 2020
Attorney General Brnovich Files Lawsuit Against Google
Attorney General Mark Brnovich has filed a lawsuit against Google for allegedly using deceptive tactics to gather location data.
May 28, 2020
Valley-based Insys Therapeutics Ex-CFO To Pay Investor Claims Of $2M
Insys Therapeutics' former chief financial officer has agreed to pay the $2 million to resolve a class action lawsuit. It alleges investors were unaware that the company was involved in a fraud scheme — paying kickbacks to doctors — that generated millions in sales for the company for its highly addictive fentanyl spray.
May 28, 2020
How AZ Hotels And Resorts Can Be Certified Safe And Clean
Arizona hotels and resorts have a new way to boost consumer confidence when it comes to cleanliness and safety.
May 28, 2020
How Latino Businesses Are Impacted By The Pandemic
There is a widening gap in how different demographics are experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only are minorities continuing to become infected and die from the disease at much higher rates than white people, but now, it seems clear that minorities are being hit economically harder as well.
May 28, 2020
How A Yuma Hospital Handled Its Biggest COVID Spike
Yuma Regional Medical Center saw its largest increase in COVID-19 patients this past weekend. At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, public health officials expressed concern that smaller communities might not have the capacity to handle this kind of surge.
May 28, 2020
Mesa, Chandler And Tempe Open Hotel For Homeless
Three Arizona cities are working together to keep older adults and people who are medically vulnerable and experiencing homelessness off the streets during the coronavirus pandemic. Mesa, Chandler and Tempe are operating the 25-room hotel.
May 28, 2020
Petrified Forest National Park Begins Phased Reopening
Petrified Forest National Park in northeastern Arizona is reopening some of its facilities and areas that have been closed to the public since March 24 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 28, 2020

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