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Amazon Phoenix warehouse
This week, state officials in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, announced that Amazon is set to open a distribution center in the state capital, making it one of five Mexican states where the e-commerce giant has set up shop.
Mar. 25, 2021
When we’re all able to travel anywhere in the world again, where do you want to go? While many of us have far-flung places in mind, it’s likely going to take a big 'ole jet airliner to get there. Many of them are still parked right here in Arizona.
Did You Know: World's Largest Military Plane Boneyard Is In Arizona
Mar. 25, 2021
Derrick Hall
The Arizona Diamondbacks started selling tickets for regular season home games on the same day Gov. Doug Ducey lifted pandemic rules that limit stadium capacity. Ducey’s order came just before reporters got an early peek at the team’s setup for keeping fans safe in 2021.
Mar. 25, 2021
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Cabin fever, stimulus checks and more vaccines are impacting consumer behaviors. Coresight Research, a global advisory and research firm, finds more people are comfortable getting out.
Mar. 24, 2021
drone
The home delivery market in the U.S. is estimated to be in the neighborhood of $30 billion, and drones have started to be a component of that. But according to new research, they’re being held back, in part, because of a lack of clarity over state and federal roles over drones and the management of airspace.
Mar. 24, 2021
Chandler's Mayor Kevin Hartke
Intel CEO Patrick Gelsinger announced a $20 billion investment the chip maker will commit in Chandler. The Show spoke with Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke for more about the impact this investment will have for his community.
Mar. 24, 2021
Intel
Intel will spend $20 billion to expand manufacturing facilities in Chandler. In the announcement Tuesday, the technology company said it plans to build two new facilities, which will produce advanced semiconductor chips used in modern electronics.
Mar. 23, 2021
Since late last year, nearly one in five small businesses has received financial help from the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program. That’s among the findings of a new Census Bureau survey.
Mar. 23, 2021
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Phoenix is accepting offers to redevelop a former bank building. The 1.55-acre property on 24th Street between Jefferson and Washington streets was designed by Kenneth Oberg and built in 1966 to house a First National Bank of Arizona branch.
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Mar. 23, 2021
Marijuana plants
When Arizona voters approved Preposition 207 last year, it not only allowed residents to buy marijuana legally from dispensaries — it also gave them the green light to grow it themselves.
Mar. 23, 2021
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Business losses were above national averages, and new business creation was well below the national average in Sonora.
Mar. 22, 2021
Arizona Speedway
It’s going to be a lot quieter in San Tan Valley soon. After decades of hosting fans and races, the Arizona Speedway and ET Motopark will close for good on April 4.
Mar. 19, 2021
Side view of Sky Harbor Airport
A regional airline that went out of business last year will pay Phoenix to clean up a fuel spill.
Mar. 18, 2021
Phoenix police headquarters
If the City Council approves the trial budget, Phoenix employees will get most of the projected $153 million general fund surplus.
Mar. 18, 2021
Morley Avenue Nogales
The restrictions, whose impacts largely fall on Mexican nationals, will have been in place for a year later this month.
Mar. 17, 2021
Phoenix mom, Cassandra Cardenas offers up the tiny home in her backyard as an Airbnb rental to make extra money while staying at home with her kids.
The coronavirus pandemic caused people from all walks of life to lose their jobs over the past year, but women departed the workforce at a much higher rate than men. Some of them are using the time at home to their advantage, earning an income through Airbnb hosting.
Mar. 17, 2021
kids runnign around ball
Starting Wednesday, Phoenix will begin reopening city athletic fields and sports complexes more than three months after closing them. With COVID‑19 case numbers dropping and vaccinations rising, Phoenix leaders say it’s safe to reopen park amenities with modifications.
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Mar. 16, 2021
Traveler at airport curb
As more Americans get vaccinated against COVID-19, there’s some thought that could lead to an increase in travel — specifically air travel. There’s even a name for it: revenge travel.
American, Southwest See Leisure Travel Rebound Faster Than Business
Mar. 16, 2021
kids playing soccer
The Trust for Public Land issues an annual rating for cities’ and towns’ park systems; the group looks at four criteria: access, acreage, investment and amenities. And the ParkScore Index finds Arizona cities and towns are generally not in the top tier nationwide.
Mar. 15, 2021
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March 19 will mark one year since the pandemic forced The Breadfruit and Rum Bar in downtown Phoenix to close. At the same time, the Chicago Hamburger Company saw sales plummet 65%. Over the past year, KJZZ has been checking in with both restaurants and shares how the pandemic has changed the business owners professionally and personally.
Mar. 14, 2021

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