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To afford a two-bedroom apartment in Arizona, a full-time worker needs to earn more than $21 an hour — that’s $9 over the state minimum wage and $13.75 above the federal. more
PHOENIX — Bar owners from around the state are asking the Arizona Supreme Court to rule that Gov. Doug Ducey does not have the constitutional authority to shut them — or any other business — down. more
Less than 60% of Arizona households have self-responded to the 2020 U.S. Census as officials prepare to knock on the doors of residences that have yet to complete the decennial questionnaire. more
PHOENIX — Arizona’s economy continues to improve, with the state’s jobless rate dropping in December to the lowest point since January 2008. New figures from the state Office of … more
PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey is proposing a $12.3 billion spending plan that still won’t restore state aid to education to where it was in 2008. On paper, the plan unveiled Friday include … more
PHOENIX — While the issues surrounding the budget and water suck up much of the political oxygen at the Capitol, dozens of other issues already are vying for legislative attention. more
PHOENIX — The way Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey tells it, if you like what he’s been doing for the past five years you’ll love what he will propose Monday in his sixth State of the State address. more
PHOENIX — State lawmakers return to the Capitol Monday to deal with something they appear to have plenty: Money and who gets it. State tax collections have been running ahead of projections … more
PHOENIX — A federal appeals court on Monday quashed an injunction that kept Arizona from enforcing a law designed to use the state’s economic power to keep firms from boycotting Israel … more
PHOENIX — Arizonans are now paying more money to state and local governments for the items they’re buying online. more
PHOENIX — A two-term state lawmaker wants to force health care providers to disclose — up front — whether they won’t provide certain medical services or products based on … more
New data reveals Arizona’s middling role as a foreign trade partner and highlights the arguments of some, who hope for a new interstate highway to bolster trade with Mexico and throughout the region. more
When you think of Goodyear, what comes to mind? An emerging city that's one of the fastest growing in Maricopa County with companies choosing to locate there, including Amazon, Microsoft, and Nike? But what’s missing? more
CASA GRANDE — Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday brushed aside concerns that a slowdown at border crossings into Arizona engineered by federal officials will affect visitors to Arizona — and … more
CASA GRANDE — Three years ago when Lucid Motors announced it would manufacture electric cars in Arizona they were still relatively rare. Now it seems like just about everyone is building … more
New blacktop, new location, and a lot of burning rubber. It was the first year the Kingman Street Drags had been hosted in eight years, and the very first time to be physically held on Route … more
While the sumptuous Thanksgiving main course precedes the perennial bittersweet pill of Black Friday crowds, the state’s top lawman and other experts offer advice to avoid rip-offs and injuries … more
As Valley workers struggle to find affordable housing, local and national agencies seek solutions to an ongoing labor shortage some experts believe is helping drive up apartment rental prices. The … more
New construction projects are popping up every day across the Valley as cities and other public agencies try to meet the needs of one of the nation’s fastest-growing metro areas. more
PHOENIX — So if it seems like everyone here is from somewhere else, you’re partly right. About 60% right. New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show that fewer than 40% of state … more
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