Arizona Business News


The history — and future — of the defense industry in Arizona
The Show spoke with Dennis Hoffman, economist with Arizona State University's W. P. Carey School of Business, about the long history of U.S. aerospace and defense industries in Arizona.
Nov. 7, 2023
Phoenix-area housing market is cooling off
The housing market has been a seller’s game for a while now. But in metro Phoenix, it's been cooling off, according to Tina Tamboer, a senior housing analyst with the Cromford Report.
Nov. 7, 2023
Arizona homebuilders are using a rental loophole to get around water laws
Desert cities around Phoenix are constantly facing questions of water supply — not just at water management agencies but also at city councils considering where to develop. That's because Arizona has one of the most powerful laws in the country linking water with the decision to build.
Nov. 7, 2023
Residents create a petition to eliminate Phoenixs reverse lanes
A group of central Phoenix residents along Seventh Avenue and Seventh Street have launched a petition drive to get rid of the reverse lanes on those streets.
Nov. 6, 2023
Heres what we lose when studios stop selling movies on DVD
The Show sat down with Arizona State University film professor Kevin Sandler and asked him first about his reaction to Best Buy’s announcement and the impending death of DVDs.
Nov. 6, 2023
Maricopa, Pinal residents can share climate priorities
Residents in Maricopa and Pinal counties can take a survey about environmental challenges and where they get their information as part of the Maricopa Association of Governments' regional plan to reduce climate pollution.
Nov. 6, 2023
Valley Metro considers security improvements for light rail
Some Phoenix leaders are pushing for more security along the city’s light rail line. Valley Metro is responsible for light rail operations and uses private security to enforce code of conduct and inspect fares.
Nov. 6, 2023
Cartwright districts 4-day workweek attracts new teachers
The Cartwright School District switched to a four-day week this year and is now seeing more job applications from teachers. The west Phoenix district put students on a four-day week after the pandemic, but this year, it gave staff members Fridays off, as well.
Nov. 6, 2023
ASU has a new curator at large for its museum
Arizona State University has appointed a new curator at large for its museum. The daughter of two creative parents, Erin Joyce was raised in northern Arizona and began her prior work as a curator on an independent basis in California.
Nov. 5, 2023
Indigenous Resilience Center at UA gets $2 million grant
A $2 million grant will support efforts by the Indigenous Resilience Center at the University of Arizona as it searches for climate solutions.
Nov. 4, 2023
Arizonas water conservation plan will reduce Colorado River use
Arizona cities, tribes and other water users have agreed to conservation measures that will significantly reduce the state’s usage of Colorado River water over the next three years
Nov. 4, 2023
Maricopa County evictions hit record high in October 2023
The record comes as the county continues to be one of the fastest growing regions in the nation. Landlords filed 7,948 complaints in October 2023, about 50 more than the previous record, set in September 2005.
Nov. 4, 2023
An old post office in Mesa gets a new life
An old post office in Mesa has found new life as a city-owned community and event space called The Post. The city unveiled the renovated building earlier this week.
Nov. 3, 2023
How Tempe gives AZ musicians a boost — and some money
The Temple Playlist on Spotify and biennial program showcases Tempe bands and helps them get bookings. Maja Aurora, Tempe’s community arts manager, talks more about the program with The Show.
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Nov. 3, 2023
How biggest blaze in Phoenix FD history led to changes
The Phoenix Fire Department said the number of outdoor combustible storage fires has decreased 50% in the past year. The department credits a program they launched two years ago, after the largest fire in the department’s history.
Nov. 3, 2023
State employees get paid leave to volunteer at the polls
Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs signed an executive order Thursday to encourage state employees to volunteer as poll workers in upcoming elections.
Nov. 3, 2023
Arizona GOP threatens legal action after Hobbs sends letter about tax rebate
Legislative Republicans believe that Gov. Katie Hobbs’ administration broke the law by discussing a new tax rebate in a letter from the Arizona Department of Revenue.
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Nov. 2, 2023
Indian Health Service awards $200K grant to buy Native childrens books for Arizona clinics
10 medical centers in Arizona from downtown Phoenix to the Four Corners will give families a chance to read books written and illustrated by Indigenous peoples during check-ups and well-child visits.
Nov. 2, 2023
Sky Harbor breaks several passenger records
More than 3.7 million passengers traveled through Sky Harbor in September. That’s a 6.4 percent increase over September of last year.
Nov. 2, 2023
Theres a lack of sports medicine research involving women
The Show spoke with sport and exercise medicine doctor and clinical assistant professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine — Phoenix Leah Hillier about how female athletes tend to suffer injuries at higher rates than male ones.
Nov. 2, 2023