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Spring Break 2020 was a real turning point. The pandemic shut down schools and life as we knew it. A year later, there’s cautious optimism that things might soon be back to normal. But for many, spring break still looks different. Knowing that, husband-and-wife team, and Valley-based artists, Roy Wasson Valle and Koryn Woodward Wasson created a camp experience that exists mostly in the mind.
Mar. 12, 2021
Shannon Steward
After saving a lot of money, in June 2019, Shannon Steward finally opened her shop, The Vintage Arizona. Less than a year later, she was forced to temporarily close because of the pandemic. But despite masks and distancing requirements, she’s figured out ways to connect with her customers, and the items she’s selling.
Mar. 12, 2021
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With the new federal coronavirus relief package now awaiting President Joe Biden’s signature, Arizona is expected to receive funding for health care, vaccines, education, businesses and cities — not to mention the $1,400 direct payments to taxpayers that could start arriving as early as next week.
Mar. 11, 2021
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Arizona could become the first state in the country to allow app developers to use a third-party payment system, rather than the ones provided by Apple or Google.
Mar. 9, 2021
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Warehouse store chain Costco can be sued for privacy violations by a Phoenix-area man who alleges a pharmacist joked with his ex-wife about an erectile dysfunction prescription he had twice canceled, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Monday.
Mar. 9, 2021
Arizona Capitol building
The National Rifle Association and its allies in the firearms industry want Arizona lawmakers to force banks to do business with them.
Mar. 8, 2021
ON Semiconductor
Phoenix-based ON Semiconductor is a global supplier of microchips, mostly for cars. The company had to navigate a drop in demand for automobile components in the first half of 2020 as demand for consumer electronics surged.
Mar. 5, 2021
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Big changes could be coming to Phoenix’s oldest operating indoor shopping mall. Kimco, the owner of Christown Spectrum Mall at the southeast corner of 19th Avenue and Bethany Home Road, will request a zoning change to create a more urban environment.
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Mar. 5, 2021
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Production of the Bronco Sport at Ford’s plant in Hermosillo, Sonora, is picking up. In February, the plant produced 13,450 of the SUVs, the highest monthly figure to date. It had previously peaked at 8,022 in December, then roughly halved by January, according to Mexican federal car production data.
Mar. 5, 2021
Doug Ducey
Gov. Doug Ducey has issued a new executive order that lifts pandemic occupancy limits on businesses. Under the executive order, occupancy percentage limitations will expire for businesses such as restaurants, gyms, theaters and bars.
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Mar. 5, 2021
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Since early March 2020, Phoenix has lost 79 conventions to cancellations and postponements. The cancellations represent more than 256,000 attendees, 326,000 hotel room nights and more than $235 million in direct visitor spending.
Mar. 4, 2021
A sign telling customers to wear a mask at an Arizona grocery store
The Republican-controlled Arizona House on Wednesday approved a measure that would let businesses ignore government mask mandates imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus despite emotional opposition from minority Democrats who say it could cost lives.
Mar. 4, 2021
Sonoran Drought
Droughts don’t recognize borders. And neighboring Sonora, Mexico, has been dealing with some of the same intense dryness as Arizona. It’s been especially hard on the state’s critical agriculture sector, a major exporter to the United States and the rest of the world.
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Mar. 3, 2021
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Student loan debt is affecting older borrowers. Between 2005 and 2015, the number of consumers aged 60 and older with student loan debt quadrupled — and their debt load doubled, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Mar. 2, 2021
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The Town of Paradise Valley signed an ordinance to prohibit the construction of recreational marijuana dispensaries and testing facilities last week. Medical dispensaries are allowed to obtain a "dual license" to sell both medical and recreational marijuana.
Feb. 28, 2021
Tempe Diablo Stadium
2020’s Spring Training was cancelled midway through due to the coronavirus pandemic. But the 2021 Cactus League season is going forward as scheduled, with 15 Major League Baseball teams playing Spring Training games across the Valley.
Feb. 28, 2021
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It has long been reported that Arizona's water supplies are shrinking. A year-end environmental impact study quantifies the ongoing crisis, showing how Arizona residents feel about the shortage and the difficult allocation choices that lay ahead.
Feb. 27, 2021
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Proposition 207 recently legalized the use of recreational marijuana for those 21 and older in Arizona. Through KJZZ's Q&AZ Project, one listener asked: Can workers get fired in Arizona for using marijuana, even if it’s legal to consume in the state?
Feb. 27, 2021
A mural in downtown Mesa.
Mesa has Arizona’s third-largest population, far behind Phoenix but inching ever closer to Tucson. And as Mesa has grown, the perception of the city has changed. From being an early adopter of light rail to having a cultural hub like the Mesa Arts Center, the city has undergone major shifts. And it may be on the verge of more, especially as it relates to downtown.
Feb. 26, 2021
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Travel at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport remains about half of pre-pandemic levels but as more people get vaccinated some airlines expect that will change.
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Feb. 25, 2021

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