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A mailbox in Mesa
Email was the favorite contact method used by scammers last year, but regular mail still remains popular. A recent example was mailing fake notices to small business owners.
Feb. 19, 2024
Thousands of people attended the International Franchise Association’s annual convention in downtown Phoenix.
Feb. 19, 2024
Woman's hands on steering wheel
The proposed 4-hour course to reduce vehicle collisions would be required to qualify for a Graduated Driver’s License for the first time.
Feb. 19, 2024
Electric vehicle plug-in
The bill's authors say it is to make up for the money EV drivers don't pay in gas sales taxes, which goes to maintaining roads around the state.
Feb. 19, 2024
A sample of native gold
Sen. Jake Hoffman's effort to launch a state-run bullion depository and exchange enabling people to use it to pay their bills comes down to what he said is distrust of government financial policy.
Feb. 17, 2024
Glasses, pen and calculator on bills
A FASTSIGNS franchisee with stores in Tucson is hoping Congress will act to keep the current rule made during the Trump administration.
Feb. 16, 2024
Dog paw in kennel fence
As Maricopa County Animal Care and Control is over capacity with dogs and faces lower adoption rates, its diversion program and local rescues aim to help keep pets and families together.
Feb. 15, 2024
Man holds signs reading "flight attendants save lives!"
Dozens of flight attendants from several airlines walked out at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Tuesday. At Terminals 3 and 4, they chanted and demanded better pay and working conditions.
Feb. 14, 2024
Bradley Gregor
The Show spoke with Bradley Gregor, a professor in the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering at Arizona State University, about Elon Musk's new technological developments with his company Neuralink.
Feb. 14, 2024
Golfer swings
The Show spoke with Jack Hirsh, the assistant editor at GOLF Magazine, about how this past Waste Management Phoenix Open may have prompted changes for the future.
Feb. 14, 2024
Sign that says Galentine's Day
The Show spoke with Amanda Kehrberg, Ph.D. student at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, about the trend of celebrating Galentine's Day.
Feb. 13, 2024
SNAKES ALIVE sign on Chase Field scoreboard during 2023 playoffs
The Show spoke with Ted Ferris, former president and CEO of the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority, about how successful baseball teams are when they try to leverage success on the field for fixing up their building, or getting a new stadium or arena?
Feb. 13, 2024
Bunch of red Valentine's Day heart shaped Mylar balloons
Arizonans lost approximately $25 million to online "romance scams" in 2022. This Valentine's Day, the FBI is encouraging people to stay vigilant and report any scams to the Internet Crime Complaint Center.
Feb. 12, 2024
housing construction
A series of proposals designed to address Arizona's housing shortage by limiting city zoning rules are making their way through the Legislature this year.
Feb. 12, 2024
Matt Damon DunKings Super Bowl commercial
The Show spoke with Tim Riester, founder and CEO of the firm Riester, about the best and less successful Super Bowl ads.
Feb. 12, 2024
Copper and other minerals like it are used in everything from motors and cellphones to solar fields and electric vehicles. Now, domestic production is ramping up in an effort the Biden administration says will help meet green energy goals.
‘March to Oak Flat’ is still trekking along a decade later
Feb. 9, 2024
Phoenix City Hall
Phoenix is offering financial help to qualifying vacant retail and commercial properties.
Feb. 8, 2024
Carhartt logo on vest
The Show spoke with Dennita Sewell, director of the Arizona State University FIDM Fashion Program, about the "trickle up" fashion trend of workwear.
Feb. 8, 2024
Initial drawings for the building planned near Bell and Dysart roads
The Surprise Planning and Zoning Commission last week approved a conditional-use permit for a new marijuana dispensary planned for Bell and Dysart roads.
Feb. 6, 2024
man riding scooter
Electric scooters will soon be available to rent 24 hours a day in downtown Phoenix as part of a test requested by vendors Lime and Spin.
Feb. 6, 2024

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