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For the second year, Phoenix is holding virtual hearings to gather input on the city’s budget.
Apr. 6, 2021
home under construction
Startup costs for home construction are expensive, so in years past, Arizona homebuilder Fulton Homes has had a policy of not giving buyers refunds. But Fulton has announced a temporary change in its that policy.
Apr. 6, 2021
Loop 303 Interchange
The Maricopa Association of Governments is laying the groundwork to extend — or potentially increase — a regional transportation tax.
Apr. 6, 2021
A new public input portal has been opened for the Roosevelt Row Arts District in Phoenix. The district’s Community Development Corporation wants to hear from residents, visitors, artists, and business owners on a variety of issues like how they patronize the district, what they like, what could be improved and how they stay connected to it.
Apr. 6, 2021
Carla Wade Logan Carly's Bistro
As more potential customers have been vaccinated, the ability to venture out and sit down and eat at your favorite spot is becoming more of a reality again. But many restaurants are having a hard time getting former employees to return or to find new workers to replace them.
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Apr. 6, 2021
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey
Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation giving businesses, nursing homes and others a broad shield from lawsuits related to COVID-19. Backers say businesses shouldn’t have to worry about the potential for frivolous lawsuits. Democrats say the measure would reward bad actors who flouted health guidance and endangered their workers or the public.
Apr. 6, 2021
Michael Beitz Scottsdale pocket park concept sketch
Scottsdale plans to build a pocket park near downtown, as a trial run of sorts. The small park will be on city-owned land on the corner of Indian School Road and Drinkwater Boulevard. Officials say if it’s well-received, the city could decide to build more of them.
Apr. 5, 2021
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State officials are putting farmers in south-central Arizona on notice that the continuing drought means a “substantial cut" in deliveries of Colorado River water is expected next year.
Apr. 5, 2021
first friday
After a yearlong hiatus, artists, performers, vendors and hundreds of people have returned to downtown Phoenix for First Friday.
Apr. 3, 2021
Union Station in downtown Phoenix
President Biden’s infrastructure improvement plan would bring Amtrak passenger service back to Phoenix for the first time in decades.
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Apr. 2, 2021
Intel's Fab 42 facility in Chandler
Last week, Intel announced it would spend $20 billion to expand its Arizona facilities. That followed on the heels of Taiwan Semiconductor’s plans to invest $12 billion in a north Phoenix factory. But is the area poised to become the “Silicon Desert” that has been pushed for years?
Apr. 1, 2021
Chase Field
The Arizona Diamondbacks say they’re increasing the number of game tickets available to baseball fans. But seats inside an original ballpark feature older than the downtown Phoenix stadium’s current name are no longer available.
Mar. 31, 2021
The vaccine site at Chandler-Gilbert Community College
The dispute between Arizona and the FEMA continues to create friction as the state races to get as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible. The state had initially rejected an offer from FEMA to set up a vaccination site in Pima County but later reversed its position.
Mar. 31, 2021
Sonoran COVID-19 Response
The requirement to have a negative coronavirus test was particularly difficult in a state where access to testing has been much more limited than in neighboring Arizona.
Mar. 30, 2021
Girl Gang Garage
Who do you picture when you think of an auto technician? Auto repair and maintenance have long been male-dominated trades. Women make up just a small minority of those working in the automotive maintenance and repair trades. A garage in Phoenix is trying to change that.
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Mar. 30, 2021
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Matthew O’Brien runs the Sagebrush AZ, an exotic boutique plant shop in downtown Mesa. His store will continue to require masks, and he says he expects "a level of compassion" from customers.
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Mar. 29, 2021
microchip
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a global shortage of microchips. To address that, Intel announced it will vastly expand its Arizona-based manufacturing plants, including hiring thousands of new employees. The announcement comes just weeks after a Valley-based microchip manufacturer announced massive layoffs.
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Mar. 28, 2021
internet cord
Access to high-speed internet has long been limited for students in rural Arizona, but the COVID-19 pandemic has brought the issue to the forefront and increased the urgency to address this. A group of education leaders have partnered together to do just that.
Mar. 26, 2021
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An East Valley company has won a defense contract worth up to roughly $4 billion.
Mar. 26, 2021
singer on stage
After being canceled last year, Chandler’s Jazz Festival will return next month. But it will look different.
Mar. 26, 2021

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