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Electric Vehicle SOLO
A Canadian company has broken ground on a 230,000-plus square foot factory in Mesa, where it will manufacture a three-wheeled electric vehicle called SOLO.
May. 13, 2021
Monique Sandoval
Monique Sandoval is the dressmaker behind Cleo + Clementine, and she’s been creating dreamy wedding dresses in Phoenix for more than a decade. The Show went to visit her new space recently and saw some of her newest collection.
May. 11, 2021
Live music in the park, a re-telling of “Alice in Wonderland,” poetry, art, literature, live performances. The artists are back, as millions of Arizonans have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
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May. 10, 2021
Heather van Blokland
#AZNumbers is a weekly segment featuring thoughts and insight into Arizona's economic news. This week's number: 48%. Listen to the KJZZ business block with Heather van Blokland weekdays at 6 p.m. on 91.5 FM or stream it on KJZZ.org.
May. 7, 2021
Groceries
Rising fuel prices and increased packaging costs are contributing to higher grocery bills.
May. 4, 2021
mother and baby looking at camera
The National Retail Federation expects spending for Mother’s Day to top $28 billion, up $1.4 billion from last year. While many restaurants and retailers are looking to cash in, a few companies are offering customers a way to avoid the holiday.
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May. 4, 2021
ON Semiconductor
ON Semiconductor Corporation announced results for the first quarter of 2021 on Monday. The quarterly numbers showed a 16% increase in revenue year over year and record automotive revenue of $515 million.
May. 3, 2021
grocery store cart
Grocery stores have been open throughout the pandemic, and workers in those stores have been considered essential. The Show spoke with one worker to get a better sense of what it's been like to work in a grocery store during the pandemic.
Apr. 28, 2021
Phoenix City Council chambers
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and four councilmembers took their oaths of office Monday. The swearing-in ceremony includes two newcomers to the City Council, and their priorities could drastically shape the city’s future.
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Apr. 19, 2021
Fronteras Desk logo
The toolmaker Stanley Black & Decker is going to open a plant in the Sonoran capital Hermosillo. The facility will be the company's fourth in Mexico and is expected to employ roughly 1,800 people.
Apr. 16, 2021
Heather van Blokland
#AZNumbers is a weekly segment featuring thoughts and insight into Arizona's economic news. This week's number: 50. Listen to the KJZZ business block with Heather van Blokland weekdays at 6 p.m. on 91.5 FM or stream it on KJZZ.org.
Apr. 16, 2021
Desert Diamond West Valley casino
Arizona tribes are going to get at least four new casinos — and possibly more after another decade — along with more slot machines and more games of chance.
Apr. 16, 2021
Light rail construction downtown Phoenix
Nearly 350 businesses in Phoenix are facing years of light-rail construction outside their doors.
Apr. 15, 2021
sports bet ticket
Recent action by lawmakers means Arizonans can expect state-sanctioned sports gambling to soon join cannabis on the list of recent taboos made legal. Gov. Doug Ducey’s expected signature unlocks 20 licenses to run a sports book.
Apr. 14, 2021
sports bet ticket
The Arizona Legislature late Monday approved a key part of a plan that will provide new opportunities for gambling at casinos owned by Native American tribes and for the first time allow sports betting both on and off reservations.
Apr. 13, 2021
Cannon Beach Mesa rendering
Late last month, Cannon Beach Mesa broke ground as the next generation of water park. But not everyone is excited about a new water park in the midst of an ongoing drought.
Apr. 12, 2021
discarded mask
All the new law says is that the governor — and state and local officials — can't order businesses to enforce those edicts about who has to be wearing a mask. That technically would be up to others, ranging from local law enforcement and state health department workers to the Department of Liquor Licenses and Control.
Apr. 10, 2021
Phoenix parking meter
Complaints from residents and City Council members prompted Phoenix to fix some parking meters.
Apr. 8, 2021
trees in Phoenix
Phoenix is way behind when it comes to meeting its tree and shade goals. Now the city is offering an online system for residents and businesses to donate money to plant more trees.
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Apr. 8, 2021
air conditioning repair
Arizona home builders are facing a shortage of materials that is reverberating through the construction industry. That is also affecting air conditioning suppliers.
Apr. 7, 2021

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