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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.