Arizona Business News

$24M road project to reduce crashes with animals
Arizona is receiving 24 million dollars to build safer wildlife crossings and reduce collisions with mostly elk along a stretch of Interstate 17 south of Flagstaff.
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The best winter spots in Arizona, according to travel writer Peter Corbett
Longtime Arizona journalist and author of the "On The Road Arizona" travel blog Peter Corbett joined The Show to tell us where to go this time of year.
Dec. 5, 2023
Why is affordable housing so difficult to create in Arizona
Last year, the Arizona Department of Housing estimated the state needed 270,000 units to meet demand. But projects that would provide housing, and affordable housing, often run into opposition. Dierdre Pfeiffer joined The Show to explain how residents and developers can work through some of that.
Dec. 5, 2023
Drought drove up beef prices, and Arizonas small ranchers are grateful
The Show spoke with Nate Brawley, an assistant area livestock agent for the Graham County Cooperative Extension Office and the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension based in southeastern Arizona, about how ongoing drought is affecting cattle ranchers.
Dec. 5, 2023
Arizona company to create 3D-printed bunkers for Ukraine
An Arizona company signed a letter of intent on Monday with Ukraine’s Ministry of Strategic Industries to produce 3D-printed bunkers for Ukraine’s war effort.
Dec. 5, 2023
The Colorado River’s biggest user will conserve some water in exchange for federal dollars
The Imperial Irrigation District in California announced it will conserve 100,000 acre-feet of water in 2024, less than its initial water conservation goals.
Dec. 5, 2023
I-10 Broadway Curve project begins 3rd phase
The I-10 Broadway Curve Improvement Project just finished phase two and is entering its third.
Dec. 4, 2023
There may be way more lithium underneath Salton Sea than we thought
New data from federal scientists suggests there may be way more lithium underneath the Salton Sea in Southern California than previously thought.
Dec. 4, 2023
Why deal to conserve Colorado River water may make future deals harder
Money from the Inflation Reduction Act approved earlier this year sets aside more than $1 billion for programs aimed at conserving Colorado River water. But, new reporting from Politico finds that may make it more difficult to negotiate deals to save water down the road.
Dec. 4, 2023
Pilots flying tourists over national parks face new rules
Fewer planes and helicopters will be flying tourists over Mount Rushmore and other national monuments and parks as new regulations take effect that are intended to protect the serenity of some of the most beloved natural areas in the United States.
Dec. 4, 2023
Family-owned Azteca Bridal in Phoenix closes after 60 years
Azteca Brida closed this week after 60 years in business near 10th and Washington streets in Phoenix. A staple in the Phoenix bridal and quinceañera industry, the shop remained family-owned for the entirety of its operation.
Dec. 2, 2023
Arizona rattlesnakes could be affected by I-11 construction
The Interstate 11 project in Arizona would run from Wickenburg to Nogales and could potentially connect to I-11 in Nevada. However, a portion of the project — which doesn’t have a clear timeline — cuts through desert land, which experts say could cause continuing concerns for wildlife, such as rattlesnakes.
Dec. 2, 2023
More grants for communities impacted by coal-fire plant closures
Earlier this year, three Arizona energy providers pledged $1 million in grant opportunities to help organizations and communities impacted by the transition away from coal-fired power plants. The second round of money has been awarded, and the third round of applications are now open.
Dec. 1, 2023
AZ to end contract with private prison operator in Marana
The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry is closing a prison in Marana at the end of the year and ending its contract with the private contractor that operated the facility.
Nov. 30, 2023
How Local First Arizonas community kitchens help entrepreneurs and families
For many people, ‘tis the season for food, family and friends. This time of year takes on special meaning — and extra work — for a certain group of Arizona entrepreneurs.
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Nov. 30, 2023
Inside the high-demand world of hiring Santa
The Show spoke with Mitch Allen, founder and head elf at, about the shortage of Santas this year.
Nov. 29, 2023
A historic downtown Phoenix building is now home to an African market, restaurant and bar
The Show spoke to Evelia Davis, who created the Diaspora Collective, a market, restaurant and bar in Heritage Square in downtown Phoenix
Nov. 29, 2023
How Medicaid disenrollments impact hospitals
The Show spoke with Ann-Marie Alameddin, president and CEO of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, about AHCCCS disenrollments.
Nov. 29, 2023
BLM: SunZia transmission line construction to restart
Earlier this month, the Bureau of Land Management halted construction of a 520 mile wind energy transmission line stretching from New Mexico to central Arizona, but the agency will now allow construction to resume in the San Pedro River Valley.
Nov. 29, 2023
$5M set aside might not pay for psychedelic mushroom research
The state’s advisory council on psychedelic-mushroom research met for the first time Tuesday to start deciding how to use $5 million for multiphase clinical research. But it’s unlikely the funds will ever pay for the research as intended.
Nov. 28, 2023
Glendale ordered to appear in court over proposed garage that drew Cardinals lawsuit
Glendale city officials must appear in court on Dec. 4 to explain how a parking garage for an unfinished resort near State Farm Stadium wouldn’t break a deal between the city and the Arizona Cardinals over stadium parking.
Nov. 28, 2023