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Rendering of VAI Resort in Glendale
Economic justice activists led a drive to send Glendale’s updated development plan for a Vegas-style resort to a voter referendum. But the Glendale City Council has neutered their effort by reinstating the old deal signed in 2020.
Aug. 23, 2023
On Wednesday, the city and Arizona State University will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new E+I@ACIC coworking space.
Aug. 22, 2023
More hotel rooms are coming to downtown Chandler as part of the second phase of “New Square."
Aug. 22, 2023
Park visitors boarding the free shuttle bus at the Hermits Rest Stop
The National Park Service said annual visitor spending in Arizona topped a billion dollars. More than 10 million visitors spent a billion dollars in 2022, according to a report released by the National Park Service on Monday.
Aug. 21, 2023
Phoenix playground park sign
Phoenix wants to give qualifying neighborhood groups and nonprofits up to $10,000 to host events in city parks.
Aug. 21, 2023
Mattel Adventure Park VAI Resort Glendale rendering
The Glendale City Council is set to revisit an amended development deal during its meeting at 5:30 p.m.Tuesday. The body passed the deal unanimously passed in June.
Aug. 18, 2023
Aging hands
As Arizonans age, many will need some kind of long-term care or support at home. At the same time, it can be challenging for seniors to find employment after retirement — something many do to supplement their income. Now, a new business model aims to address both issues.
Aug. 18, 2023
A 1,700-acre ranch is now the most expensive property for sale in southern Arizona with an asking price of nearly $30 million.
Aug. 17, 2023
textbooks in a stack
Brewster Kahle’s Internet Archive is best known for its Wayback Machine, a kind of museum of the forgotten web. When the pandemic closed schools and libraries, the nonprofit vastly expanded how many people could borrow from its digital library – a move that sparked legal action by major publishers.
Aug. 17, 2023
Unemployment benefits
There are signs the labor market in Arizona has cooled as fewer hires are taking place and more people are applying for unemployment insurance.
Aug. 17, 2023
Billboards on Loop 101 in Glendale.
The unanimous decision by the three-judge panel said anyone who seeks to overturn board of adjustment approvals has to show they have suffered “particularized harm.”
Aug. 17, 2023
person looking at a sports betting app
More gamblers winning their wagers is how a state official explained a monthly year-over-year dive in sports betting revenue and taxes that Arizona saw in May. Newly released numbers for June suggest that fortunes flowed the opposite way.
Aug. 16, 2023
Mesa has a program to encourage library use and promote small businesses. Businesses can offer a special promotion or discount for customers who show their library cards.
Aug. 16, 2023
Mattel Adventure Park VAI Resort Glendale rendering
Glendale City Council members did not ask questions or talk among themselves before they voted unanimously to approve an updated development deal in June. Now an economic justice group says they’ve submitted enough signatures for voters to have their say on the massive resort under construction south of State Farm Stadium.
Aug. 15, 2023
Immigration Visa application
They say few young Americans are going into construction and manufacturing today. Meanwhile, immigrants who are ready and qualified are locked into a broken immigration system plagued by delays.
Aug. 15, 2023
Syrian refugees learn English
Phoenix is using $8.3 million in federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act to support local nonprofits that serve refugees. And a state committee created this year will evaluate policies, address labor shortages and examine existing programs.
Aug. 10, 2023
Phoenix historic home for immigrants
Historic homeowners in Phoenix can apply for grants up to $20,000 to help fix up their houses.
Aug. 10, 2023
black hockey jersey with gila river resorts and casinos patch on top left
The Coyotes said they remain committed to building Arizona’s first privately funded arena and will be exploring other potential sites, after a recent vote in Tempe denying the team a permanent home in that city.
Aug. 9, 2023
Open house
Maricopa County expects to help up to 83 homebuyers through a new assistance program, spending $500,000 in federal funds to help lower-income applicants cover down payments and other costs.
Aug. 9, 2023
ASU UA football game
The Show spoke about what the move to the Big 12 means for UA and ASU, as well as the future of the Pac-12, with Stewart Mandel, editor in chief of college football at the Athletic.
Aug. 8, 2023

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