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Boas: Gov. Ducey Played By Tribes, Bookies, Dems
Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill that will legalize gambling on sporting events, and he and the state’s Native American tribes agreed to a new gaming compact that will — among other things — lead to the construction of at least four new casinos. Ducey celebrated the achievements as bipartisan efforts that would turn out to be wins for the state, but not everyone agrees — including Republic columnist Bob Robb.
April 19, 2021
Homelessness, Public Safety, Climate Action: Key Issues For New Phoenix City Council
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and four councilmembers took their oaths of office Monday. The swearing-in ceremony includes two newcomers to the City Council, and their priorities could drastically shape the city’s future.
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April 19, 2021
Arizona Restaurant Workers Arent Returning To Jobs
Eased restrictions on Arizona restaurants haven’t made it easy to reestablish service to pre-pandemic levels. That’s because many workers who were employed in the service industry aren’t coming back to it for a number of reasons.
April 18, 2021
Kingman Still Investigating Cyberattack
Kingman residents are now able to use the city's pay portal for utility bills as investigators still try to determine the extent of a cyber-breach in late February.
April 17, 2021
Stanley Black & Decker To Open Plant In Hermosillo
The toolmaker Stanley Black & Decker is going to open a plant in the Sonoran capital Hermosillo. The facility will be the company's fourth in Mexico and is expected to employ roughly 1,800 people.
April 16, 2021
Gambling Addicts Fear New Betting Bill Is Shortsighted
Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday signed into law a bill that opens sports betting in Arizona, but those who have a gambling addiction find the new law lacking.
April 16, 2021
Phoenix Couple React To Police Stopping Porch Concerts
Alison Daniels and Nick Harper live in Phoenix’s Willo neighborhood. When Arizona shut down last year, they started hosting live concerts on their front porch. They said it was a safe way to bring their neighbors together and to support local artists. But Phoenix police shut the concerts down last weekend.
April 16, 2021
United Airlines Launches Initiative To Bolster, Diversify Pilots
Last week, United Airlines announced an initiative to train 5,000 pilots by 2030 at Deer Valley Airport. United also announced their intention to diversify their flight staff to better reflect the demographics of their passengers and the American population.
April 16, 2021
▶ This Weeks #AZNumber: 50
#AZNumbers is a weekly segment featuring thoughts and insight into Arizona's economic news. This week's number: 50. 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.
April 16, 2021
Arizona Tribes Will Get More Casinos, Games Under New Compacts
Arizona tribes are going to get at least four new casinos — and possibly more after another decade — along with more slot machines and more games of chance.
April 16, 2021
Arizona Unemployment Rate Down Slightly; Hope For COVID-19 Recovery Ticks Up
New numbers are out, and Arizona's unemployment rate improved last month as more people in the state are beginning to go out to eat. Full recovery is a long way off, but this a good step.
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April 15, 2021
How Light Rail Construction Could Help Some Phoenix Small Businesses
Nearly 350 businesses in Phoenix are facing years of light-rail construction outside their doors.
April 15, 2021
Washington Post: Native Americans Fighting To Save Sanctity Of Oak Flat
Oak Flat in Pinal County has become the centerpiece of the battles between Native American tribes to preserve their sacred land and mining companies that want to generate revenue and create jobs. Washington Post Reporter Dana Hedgpeth recently wrote about Oak Flat.
April 15, 2021
Study: Phoenix One Of Least Affordable Housing Regions
The affordable housing crisis is well-known across Arizona, but a new analysis from the Urban Land Institute puts that problem into a little more context. The 2021 Home Attainability Index ranks the Phoenix area as one of the 24 least affordable regions of the country; that includes both rental homes and those for purchase.
April 15, 2021
Why Moral Arguments Against Gambling Have Disappeared
Arguments against the expansion of gambling in Arizona have been either silent or limited, a far cry from decades ago when even the creation of a lottery was seen as something that was immoral and harmful to society. To find out what changed, The Show spoke with Gaming Historian David Schwartz.
April 15, 2021
Corp Comm Moves Forward With 95-Degree Rule For Power Shutoffs
On a 3-2 vote, the Arizona Corporation Commission has decided to move forward with the standard of 95 degrees as the point that utilities cannot be shut off.
April 15, 2021
Hotel Room Contract Shows Feds Trying To Adjust To Migration Changes
A government contract that gives certain migrant families hotel rooms in Arizona was driven by a change in the demographics of who comes to the U.S.-Mexico border.
April 14, 2021
First Sports-Book Partnership Revealed; More Coming To AZ
Recent action by lawmakers means Arizonans can expect state-sanctioned sports gambling to soon join cannabis on the list of recent taboos made legal. Gov. Doug Ducey’s expected signature unlocks 20 licenses to run a sports book.
April 14, 2021
We’re Very Concerned: Heat Relief Network Needs Help
A regional network designed to help vulnerable people finds itself in need of help. And lives are at stake.
April 14, 2021
Hearing Friday On Transportation Construction Plan
State transportation officials have endorsed a five-year-construction plan they say would invest more than $1 billion in freeway preservation projects. Friday is the public’s first of three chances to give feedback on the draft.
April 14, 2021

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