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Even as Hacienda HealthCare transitions to state oversight after a patient was raped and gave birth at a Phoenix facility, more troubling information has come to light.
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Despite A Strong Economy, Income Inequality Increased
While the job market has been relatively strong and the overall U.S. economy has been recession-free for close to a decade, wages for people not at the top of the salary chain have been less than impressive.
Feb. 20, 2019
Bill Could Allow Eviction Of Tenants Who Use Vouchers
A bill moving through the Arizona House could give landlords the power to evict tenants who pay their rent with help from housing vouchers, nonprofits and churches. The bill moved out of committee this week.
Feb. 20, 2019
Dolphinaris Says Arizona Aquatic Facility Isn
Dolphinaris Arizona spokeswoman Jennifer Smith says the facility on tribal land near Scottsdale remains temporarily closed as experts investigate potential factors in the dolphin deaths after a 22-year-old dolphin died on Jan. 31.
Feb. 20, 2019
This Website Archives Mid-Century Modern Homes
One of the most well-known architectural styles in Phoenix is mid-century modern. It's those 1950s and '60s-style houses with clean lines and breeze-block walls. Marlen Grove, Paradise Gardens and Marion Estates are a few neighborhoods in Phoenix where you’ll find examples of that mid-century modern style.
Feb. 19, 2019
Bill Would Allow Some Lottery Winners To Be Anonymous
The next big winner of the Arizona Lottery could be "none of your business.'' On a party-line vote Tuesday the Arizona House Commerce Committee approved a measure to allow anyone with at least $100,000 in lottery winnings to demand that their names be kept confidential.
Feb. 19, 2019
Arizona Considering Cracking Down On Onerous Timeshare Contracts
Timeshare owners under unfair contracts are hoping Arizona lawmakers can find a way to legally protect them going forward. On Monday, the House Committee on Regulatory Affairs listened as timeshare owners shared their cautionary stories.
Feb. 19, 2019
Southwest Airlines Declares Emergency Amid Labor Dispute
Southwest Airlines recently told its mechanics the company is experiencing an “operational emergency” because the average number of planes out of service has more than doubled. The airline threatened them with termination if they don’t show up for work to fix the problem.
Feb. 19, 2019
Investigation Reveals Contracts With EVIT, Lawmakers
An investigation into the financials of the East Valley Institute of Technology, or EVIT, has turned up some questionable contracts involving current and former Arizona lawmakers.
Feb. 19, 2019
Solar Jobs Slow But Outlook Still Sunny
There has been a decline in solar jobs in Arizona. From 2017 to 2018, they dropped ten percent. But Arizona isn’t the only state seeing a decrease in solar jobs.
Feb. 19, 2019
As NGS Station Shutdown Looms, Some See Small Business Fill Gap
Utilities plan to shut down the west’s largest coal-fired power plant at the end of the year. That is if the Navajo Nation doesn’t purchase it in a last ditch effort to save a main source of the tribe’s revenue. Many Navajo Generating Station employees have accepted jobs in Phoenix but others are looking for ways to make a living on the reservation.
Feb. 19, 2019
2 Proposals To Regulate Medical Marijuana Fail In Senate
The Arizona Senate narrowly rejected a bill that would have allowed surprise inspections of medical marijuana dispensaries. Lawmakers decided to keep the current standards Monday, which require the state health department to give a dispensary notice before inspection.
Feb. 19, 2019
Legislative Fix Proposed For Rural-Urban Health Divide
Depending on where a patient lives across the state, health care costs can vary greatly. One Arizona advocacy group says legislative policy is the way to fix it.
Feb. 18, 2019
Maricopa Delegation To Visit Mexico City
This week, the Maricopa Association of Governments will send a delegation to Mexico City for the first time — a mission that will not be affected by President Trump’s recent decision to declare an emergency to secure funds for a border wall.
Feb. 18, 2019
For Mexican Avocados, It’s A Touchdown!
The import of Mexican avocados had been endangered by recent trade tensions between the U.S. and Mexico. But the buttery fruit has a longtime American ally: the Super Bowl.
Feb. 18, 2019
Professor Explains The Changes In U.S. Trade Policy
U.S. trade policy has changed dramatically over two years of the Trump Administration, with modifications made to some agreements.
Feb. 18, 2019
UA Ranks 10th For Foreign Language Degrees
The University of Arizona is among the nation’s top producers of foreign-language degrees.
Feb. 18, 2019
Will Trade ‘Fly Steady’ After New Airport Projects?
The construction of a new airport in Mexico City was halted by the new federal government, which created plans to revitalize other local airports, including a military base. And the plan is raising hopes — and eyebrows— on both sides of the border.
Feb. 18, 2019
Lyft, Ford Add Electric Scooters To Scottsdale, Mesa
On Friday, Lyft, the popular ride share service, launched its own scooter share program in Scottsdale and Mesa. Mesa also has more competition as Spin, which is owned by the Ford Motor Company, also launched a fleet of scooters in the city on Friday.
Feb. 17, 2019
Solar Jobs Decline In Arizona
Solar employment was down 3.2 percent nationwide in 2018, according to the Solar Foundation’s National Solar Census. It’s the second straight year for a decline throughout the United States.
Feb. 17, 2019
Gila River Indian Community No Longer Backing DCP
The Drought Contingency Plan, approved by lawmakers and signed by Gov. Doug Ducey in January, could be in trouble.
Feb. 15, 2019