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Arizona State Fair Is Moving To Another Location This Year
This year’s Arizona State Fair will be moving away from the fairgrounds in Phoenix to a temporary new location at Wild Horse Pass near Chandler. Authorities said dates are being finalized, but the fair usually is held in October.
March 26, 2021
▶ This Weeks #AZNumber: 4.2
#AZNumbers is a weekly segment featuring thoughts and insight into Arizona's economic news. This week's number: 4.2.
March 26, 2021
AG Wants To Use Stimulus Package For Tax Breaks Despite Provision
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has asked a federal judge to rule that Arizona can keep it's share of $4.7 billion from the federal government's American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, while ignoring a specific provision — and use the money for tax breaks.
March 26, 2021
New Amazon Distribution To Open In Hermosillo
This week, state officials in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, announced that Amazon is set to open a distribution center in the state capital, making it one of five Mexican states where the e-commerce giant has set up shop.
March 25, 2021
Time For Talk Is Over: The State Of Black Business In AZ
The State of Black Business Report for Arizona highlights challenges, opportunities, and urgency.
March 25, 2021
Why Hundreds Of Airplanes Are Still Grounded In The AZ Desert
When we’re all able to travel anywhere in the world again, where do you want to go? While many of us have far-flung places in mind, it’s likely going to take a big 'ole jet airliner to get there. Many of them are still parked right here in Arizona.
Did You Know: World's Largest Military Plane Boneyard Is In Arizona
March 25, 2021
D-Backs President And CEO Reacts To Duceys Order
The Arizona Diamondbacks started selling tickets for regular season home games on the same day Gov. Doug Ducey lifted pandemic rules that limit stadium capacity. Ducey’s order came just before reporters got an early peek at the team’s setup for keeping fans safe in 2021.
March 25, 2021
How Reporting Helped Expose Adoption Abuses In Marshall Islands
Former Maricopa County Assessor Paul Peterson was sentenced last week to five additional years in prison, on forgery and fraud charges. Those charges are in connection with an illegal adoption scheme, in which pregnant women from the Marshall Islands were paid to come to the U.S. to give birth; those children were then put up for adoption. Residents there can travel freely to the U.S. under most circumstances, but specifically not for the purposes of adoption.
March 25, 2021
Author Discusses MacArthur Genius Grant, New Book On Oak Flat
Receiving a MacArthur Foundation Genius grant immediately puts the recipient on a new creative track, with opportunities to expand upon previous ideas or utilize the support to innovate. Lauren Redniss was given her grant in 2016 and has gone on to write several books — including her most recent one, "Oak Flat: A Fight for Sacred Land in the American West."
March 25, 2021
Arizona Restaurant Critic On Dining Out During Pandemic
The pandemic has affected, upended, challenged and in some cases, ended businesses in all parts of the economy. But restaurants were often in a particularly difficult spot — generally allowed to be open, but having to change a lot of what they do to accommodate takeout and delivery. So how has the Valley’s dining scene weathered the past year or so?
March 25, 2021
Pima Supervisors Pushing Back After Ducey Halts Plans For Vaccination Site
Pima County officials are pushing back after Gov. Ducey denied an offer from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to set up a new vaccination site in southern Arizona. To explain this battle for vaccines, The Show spoke with Matt Heinz, a Democrat on the Pima County Board of Supervisors and an ER doctor.
March 25, 2021
Chandler Expands Assistance Program As Eviction Moratorium Nears End
Chandler is expanding its rent and utility assistance program to help alleviate some financial strain created by the pandemic.
March 25, 2021
Musically Fed Works To Feed Live Arizonas Event Industry Workers
It’s an overcast Saturday at the Talking Stick Resort Arena as cars pull up to volunteers wearing masks and orange vests. They open their trunks and load them up with boxes of food, as rock music blares from a speaker. It’s a food drive for people who work in the live-event industry — or at least people who used to.
March 24, 2021
Women File Discrimination Complaint With USMCA
For the first time, a group of Mexican migrant worker women have used the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement to launch a complaint over discrimination in temporary labor programs.
March 24, 2021
Survey Says Consumer Confidence Up
Cabin fever, stimulus checks and more vaccines are impacting consumer behaviors. Coresight Research, a global advisory and research firm, finds more people are comfortable getting out.
March 24, 2021
University Of Phoenix Students Get Deceptive Ad Settlement Money
Some University of Phoenix students will receive money as part of a 2019 settlement over deceptive advertising. The Federal Trade Commission announced Wednesday that it will send almost $50 million to more than 147,500 students.
March 24, 2021
How Arizona Could Swoop Into The Drone Delivery Market
The home delivery market in the U.S. is estimated to be in the neighborhood of $30 billion, and drones have started to be a component of that. But according to new research, they’re being held back, in part, because of a lack of clarity over state and federal roles over drones and the management of airspace.
March 24, 2021
Chandler Mayor Optimistic About Intel Expansion
Intel CEO Patrick Gelsinger announced a $20 billion investment the chip maker will commit in Chandler. The Show spoke with Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke for more about the impact this investment will have for his community.
March 24, 2021
Committee OKs Scholarships To Boost Community College Enrollment
An Arizona Senate Committee unanimously approved setting aside $10 million for "last dollar" scholarships. These are designed to help high school graduates who are just a few dollars shy of a college education.
March 24, 2021
Northern Arizona Could Get New Renewable Energy Farm
NextEra Energy Resources is planning to build a renewable energy farm in Coconino County. The Babbitt Ranch Energy Center northwest of Flagstaff would have 61 turbines, up to 600 acres of solar panels and a battery storage facility.
March 24, 2021

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