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AZ must reduce Colorado River water usage in 2023

Urgent action needs to be taken to address the current drought conditions impacting the Colorado River, U.S. Department of the Interior officials said in an Aug. 16 virtual press conference. A …

Potential water cuts revealed for Arizona, Southwest …

The U.S. Department of the Interior announced it will host a press conference Aug. 16 to reveal details on how water usage will evolve to address the current drought conditions impacting the Colorado …

Estrella Mountain partners with TSMC

A local education institution is helping funnel the workforce of the future to the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Estrella Mountain Community College has partnered with TSMC in a program …

July eviction filings highest since 2008

Maricopa County eviction filings topped its highest one-month total in more than a decade after recent data showed more than 6,400 tenants and their families could be ousted from their homes. In …

Anthem council approves new projects

Additional pickleball courts and stadium tennis court upgrades are among the projects approved by the Anthem Community Council last month as part of the new facilities master plan. Overall …

Trio of Chandler restaurants delivers flavorful punch

Ocotillo Chandler could be considered a surf and turf haven of sorts. At least on one space near Dobson and Queen Creek roads. Sea and Smoke Mesquite Seafood Grill packs a major punch with a …

Downtown PHX hotel revamped

Sheraton Phoenix Downtown just got some added spark. In July, the hotel completed the last leg of its $4 million renovation which included an expanded lobby, new restaurant and new meeting …

Oh My! Tigers, sloths and orangutans in AZ homes?

Gila monsters, rattlesnakes and other critters call the Arizona desert landscape home. But not all species are legal to call Arizona home, particularly if a homeowner or renter is looking for a …

Anthem-area developments progress

Building is expected to start on the Arise North Phoenix development  sometime in the next 60 to 90 days, according to Vince Barbato, a principle owner at Family Development. Barbato said …

Local builders report more new home cancellations

Some Phoenix homebuilders reported a spike in cancellations of new home contracts as the local housing market adjusts to less demand and more supply. Over the last few months, the cancellation …

Study: AZ ranks as toughest to get small business …

Loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration are tougher to come by in Arizona than in the rest of the country, according to a small business lender survey. The lender, Clarify Capital, …

Family takes pride in serving up Mexican dishes in …

Caminero Authentic Mexican Food is attempting to be the genuine article.

Family takes pride in serving up Mexican dishes

Caminero Authentic Mexican Food is attempting to be the genuine article. That’s good for Mexican food enthusiasts who live on the west side of town. Caminero Authentic Mexican Food is …

Motorists see relief from high gas prices

Valley residents are getting a break from the heat, as least when it comes to high gas prices. Valley gas prices have dipped below what seems to have been the new normal for motorists. On …

Analyst: Suns to play at ‘high-level’ next season

There’s been plenty of buzz surrounding moves the Phoenix Suns could make this summer. In the 2021-22 regular season, the Suns rolled to the league’s best regular season record and a …

Anthem gets new communications director

Anthem has the new face of its communications department. In May, John Safin was hired as Anthem’s new communications director. He replaces Kristi Northcutt, a community leader who announced …

Monsoon storms knock out power, cause damage

Monsoon storms packed quite a wallop over the weekend. On Monday afternoon, there were 1,128 customers still without power as of about 2:44 p.m. Monday due to this past weekend’s monsoon …

Sinema hears Phoenix, Tempe manufacturers discuss …

U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema heard from leaders in the Arizona manufacturing industry Friday who voiced concerns regarding recruiting and retaining talent while hoping to stay competitive. Six …

AZ leisure tourism up while business travel lags

Leisure tourism is continuing to progress while business and international travel are lagging behind in the Grand Canyon State, according to the latest data from the Arizona Office of …

Phoenix-area builders struggle to secure cement

The Valley’s building boom has seen it’s share of shortages, and the latest one may be cement. Cement prices have risen amid high demand as projects from homes to the massive …

Valley cities work to reduce traffic crashes

When it comes to the Valley’s most dangerous intersections, there are nowhere more dangerous that 10 primarily in west Phoenix and Glendale. Those, along with other intersections in the …

American apologizes for Sky Harbor travel disruption

Some air travelers saw some flight disruptions over the weekend despite Sky Harbor International Airport humming with travelers to near pre-pandemic levels this summer. One flight — which …

Making water safe to drink

Mark Williams hasn’t killed a goldfish in 20 years. Williams, supervisor of the city of Peoria’s Greenway Water Treatment Plant, keeps an eye on a handful of goldfish at the laboratory …

Lack of housing taking chunk out of Phoenix …

The local housing has cooled a bit and buyers might see slight discounts in the weeks and months ahead. That does not mean the market is yet returning to normal, said Thomas Brophy, housing …

Crews battled firework-related blazes

Some Valley fire departments saw an unwanted glow over the July 4 weekend. That glow didn’t come from a professional firework show from one of the municipalities— but rather from …
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