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Man pushes blue and white drone on cart
Amazon announced last month it was expanding its drone delivery service to the West Valley community of Tolleson. But the drones will have some limitations. Most relevant for the coming months here in the Valley is they cannot fly when the temperature is above 104 degrees.
May. 22, 2024
Phoenix City Hall
Phoenix has an $80 million surplus going into its next fiscal year and some residents don’t like the council’s plan to save it for future years.
May. 21, 2024
Empty tampon shelves
The Arizona Diaper Bank continues its fight for Period Poverty Awareness this week placing much of its focus on the access issue women have to menstrual hygiene products.
May. 21, 2024
A handful of startups are using technology to help connect people with loved ones who’ve died. Called “grief tech” or “grief bots,” the platforms can allow users to "communicate" with people who are no longer alive through artificial intelligence.
May. 21, 2024
farm land
A compromise over a major development in southwest Phoenix could impact future projects in the city.
May. 20, 2024
A Cruise driverless taxi operating in San Francisco
General Motors’ Cruise autonomous vehicles are starting to test their technology on Valley roadways. The Show talks autonomous vehicles with Andrew Hawkins, transportation editor at The Verge.
May. 20, 2024
downtown phoenix light rail
Phoenix City Councilwoman Laura Pastor is upset over her colleagues’ moves to name a new downtown transit center after a former mayor and current congressman.
May. 16, 2024
19th Avenue light rail line
Five years after rejecting a plan to extend light rail into west Phoenix, the city is changing direction.
May. 15, 2024
Attorney General Kris Mayes has filed two lawsuits against Amazon. The suits accuse the retail giant of engaging in deceptive and exclusionary practices to keep its grip on the market tight.
May. 15, 2024
Man in a small excavator collecting bulk trash
Customers can schedule four collections per year for things that are too big for regular garbage containers, including furniture, appliances and tree and shrub clippings.
May. 14, 2024
Scottsdale is offering money to residents and businesses to remove grass, pools and spas.
May. 14, 2024
An apartment complex under construction in north Phoenix
Reid Butler, the owner of Butler Housing Company and past chair of the Arizona Multihousing Association, joined The Show to talk about an adaptive reuse law that could help put a dent in the state’s housing crisis
May. 14, 2024
A Cruise driverless taxi operating in San Francisco
Testing will start in Phoenix and gradually expand to Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler and Paradise Valley, the company said. The vehicles will operate in autonomous mode, but the human drivers will be ready to take over if needed.
May. 13, 2024
Pipeline maintenance has allowed Arizona to delay when it will switch to the more expensive summer blend gas by two weeks. That blend will start in mid-June.
May. 10, 2024
Burton Barr Central Library
A summer reading program designed by the Maricopa County Library District is being used by 65 public, tribal and military base libraries across the Valley.
May. 9, 2024
$100 bills
The Greater Phoenix Economic Council is asking Phoenix for $823,701 to support its services in the 2024-25 fiscal year.
May. 8, 2024
Multicolor tiles on walls
Nearly 50 projects are on a public art list in Phoenix that would cost more than $25 million over the next five years. Some of the money will come from voter-approved bonds and a grant, but most projects will be funded by an ordinance the City Council adopted in 1986.
May. 8, 2024
Aerial shot of downtown Phoenix, Arizona
Eliza Collins, a national political reporter for the Wall Street Journal based in Phoenix, reports that booming economy isn't making voters here feel any better about the trajectory of the state.
May. 8, 2024
A view of some seats and screens at Sky Harbor Airport in Terminal 4. Some people can be seen sitting or walking around.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport plans to build a new terminal on the airport’s west side, close to where former Terminals 1 and 2 were located before being demolished.
May. 7, 2024
office workers
The FTC recently voted to eliminate noncompete agreements from employee contracts. When they were enforced, a worker couldn’t switch to a competitor or start a similar business for a certain period of time.
May. 7, 2024


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