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The bipartisan infrastructure law passed by Congress last year included $7.5 billion to build out a nationwide network of more than half a million vehicle charging stations.

Between 2015 and 2021, public charging stations for plug-in electric cars more than tripled - and with the federal government sending billions in funding for charging infrastructure, it will be up to state and local governments to help make ubiquitous electric vehicle charging a reality. Read more»

Wednesday is the last Light the Night event where cyclists and pedestrians can get free lights. Volunteers from the Living Streets Alliance will be at the west end of Santa Rita Park starting at 6 p.m. Read more»

A sign greets visitors on Main Street in Yuma’s historic downtown. The city has a “historical background of stratification by race and class,” said a federal court, which reinstated a housing bias suit against the City Council.

A federal appeals court Friday reinstated a developer’s lawsuit that charged Yuma city officials with rejecting a housing plan because white neighbors feared it would attract Hispanic residents. Read more»

An analysis of Federal Highway Administration data from 2011 showed that Arizona was tied for third-lowest in the nation when it came to structurally deficient bridges, with just 3 percent in the state rated as such. Shown here are bridges over Tempe Town Lake.

Arizona has some of the safest roads and bridges in the nation, according to a new analysis of Federal Highway Administration data, but experts worry that recent budget cuts could threaten state roads in the future. Read more»

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on housing and home ownership at Desert Vista High School in Ahwatukee.

The complete text of President Barack Obama's 35-minute speech on housing, delivered Tuesday at Desert Vista High School in Ahwatukee. "We've got to turn the page on this kind of bubble-and-bust mentality that helped to create this mess in the first place. We got to build a housing system that is durable and fair and rewards responsibility for generations to come." Read more»

No matter how many times people debunk the notion that government policy created the housing bubble, it doesn't die. Now, we are having another argument about whether the government is creating a new housing disaster for taxpayers. The target this time: the Federal Housing Administration. Read more»

The authors of the 1968 Fair Housing Act wanted to reverse decades of government-fostered segregation. But presidents from both parties declined to enforce a law that stirred vehement opposition. Read more»

Earlier this week, the federal government put out a request for ideas on how to transform some of the roughly 250,000 government-owned foreclosed homes into rental properties. Read more»

No top banking executives have been successfully prosecuted in connection with the financial crisis: not for making the bad loans that fed the mortgage machine, not for lying about the quality of the mortgages, and not for foreclosing improperly when homeowners struggled to make loan payments. Read more»