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Report predicts Az will lead nation in restaurant sales, job growth over next decade

The National Restaurant Association has projected Arizona as the No. 1 state in restaurant-sales growth in 2015 and for employment growth through 2025. What makes Arizona stand out in this industry?... Read more»

CAP official: 61 percent chance of Colorado River shortage by 2017

A shortage would cut into Arizona's allotment to water from the Colorado, but the Central Arizona Project's deputy general manager says the state is a long way from seeing restrictions that would affect municipalities.... Read more»1

SeeClickFix

Report road hazards, graffiti & other issues

Is your drive home less than smooth? Use our mapping tool from SeeClickFix to report everything from potholes and graffiti to broken streetlights and overgrown weeds and keep watch over your neighborhood... Read more»

ASU's new Kyl Center to study Az water

The Morrison Institute’s Kyl Center for Water Policy was established in November to address long-term issues with Arizona's water supply.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Kirkpatrick: Az's influence grows with Ag Cmte appointment

In 1952, Truman was president, the Dodgers still played in Brooklyn, and I was a toddler in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona. 1952 also happens to be the last year that Arizona had any representation on the powerful House Committee on Agriculture. That's why it's good news for Arizona's farmers, ranchers and forestry workers that I was just appointed to the Agriculture Committee in the 114th Congress.... Read more»

75 guns confiscated at Sky Harbor in 2014, 4th-highest in nation

The Transportation Security Administration confiscated 75 guns at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in 2014, the fourth-highest total in the nation. Sky Harbor’s total was up from 65 in 2013 and 53 in 2012. Tucson International Airport had 12 confiscations in 2014, up from eight in 2013. ... Read more»

Lawmaker: Arizona should raise car insurance requirements

A recent study shows many Arizona drivers don’t carry any vehicle insurance – or they don’t have enough. This fact, combined with lenient insurance requirements, put Arizona among the most financially risky states for drivers. One state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would adopt stricter liability insurance requirements. ... Read more»1

Sun Link streetcar schedule shifts

Tucson's modern streetcar will see its timetable adjusted to fit ridership patterns, with less frequent service on Sundays and more cars on the rails Thursday and Friday nights, officials said. The new schedule goes into effect Monday.... Read more»1

Gilbert sign code comes under Supreme Court scrutiny

U.S. Supreme Court justices grilled Gilbert’s attorney Monday on the town’s sign ordinance, with one justice suggesting the town was “being unreasonable” with its limits on temporary signs.... Read more»

Democrats respond to Ducey's State of the State speech

Arizona House Democratic Leader Eric Meyer and Arizona Senate Democratic Leader Katie Hobbs, D-Phoenix (District 24) made the following statements in response to Gov. Doug Ducey's State of State address: ... Read more»2

State of the State

Ducey: Nix to new taxes, regulations

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's State of the State address, as prepared for delivery and released Monday.... Read more»3

Jan. 8 memorial design finalists to be displayed Tuesday

The four finalists competing to design a permanent memorial dedicated to the Jan. 8, 2011, shootings will show their work and take feedback on Tuesday night. The January 8th Memorial Foundation reviewed about 60 submissions from architects around the world to narrow the list to four, including one firm from Tucson.... Read more»

South, West get population boost from movers

New census figures show people have started returning to recovering housing markets in the South and West.... Read more»1

Guest opinion

Why are Republicans so obsessed with their Keystone pipe dream? For 35 jobs?

The 114th Congress is underway, and in a move that speaks volumes about the Republican leadership’s agenda, the first order of business is rubber-stamping the Keystone XL pipeline. The GOP is doing a big favor for Canadian oil interests by trampling the long-established process for making important environmental decisions. In return, Americans get sharply increased risks to our climate and water quality. ... Read more»3

Review

Al Perry gives some love to the Beach Boys

Anyone who has known me for more than a half hour or so knows that I am a huge Beach Boys fan, or to be more specific, a huge Brian Wilson fan. I know that Mike Love has for a long while now licensed the rights to the Beach Boys name and tours with a bunch of hired guns. I must admit I was not expecting much of Saturday's concert at the TCC.... Read more»5

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