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Arizona’s utilities keep us cool and competitive

As Arizona braces for another potentially record-breaking summer, we’re not just staying cool—we’re thriving. Not every state can make that claim when the temperatures spike. Reliability is a real concern in states like California, Texas, and Colorado. So, what’s the secret to our success, while other states struggle? Arizona’s robust power grid is a model […]

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Four years into accord, USMCA leaders gather in Phoenix 

The lead international trade negotiators from the United States, Mexico, and Canada are in Phoenix this week as their trilateral trade accord, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, nears its fourth anniversary.  Who’s in town? The United States will be represented by U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai. Mary Ng, the minister of export promotion, international

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Phoenix Children’s Hospital unveils new, state-of-the-art NICU

Phoenix Children’s Hospital has taken a significant step forward in neonatal care with the unveiling of a brand-new, 44,000-square-foot neonatal intensive care unit. The NICU will be Arizona’s only Level IV facility dedicated to providing the highest level of care for newborns.  “The severity of the children being treated in the NICU has risen dramatically

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Saint Vincent de Paul cuts ribbon on new temporary housing facility

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new temporary housing facility. The facility will offer accommodations for 100 unhoused seniors, veterans, and adults with disabilities, along with an animal clinic by Midwestern University and a program aimed at assisting transitional housing residents in securing stable employment. “As De

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Fortescue aims to boost U.S. green energy production with new hydrogen facility in Buckeye

Fortescue, a global leader in green energy, recently announced the official launch of its first U.S. green hydrogen production facility, Arizona Hydrogen, in Buckeye, Arizona. Fortescue Executive Chair and Founder Dr. Andrew Forrest AO, along with state, local, and tribal leaders, were on-site recently to celebrate the significant milestone, which included a soil turn ceremony

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Arizona competition of National Civics Bee celebrates civics education, sends contestant to national finals in November

Sixteen Arizona middle-schoolers on Friday took center stage at the Arizona competition of the National Civics Bee, showing off not only their knowledge of American civics, but also their creative ideas for tackling some of their communities’ most pressing challenges. Held at the Flinn Foundation in central Phoenix, the event was a collaboration of the

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BASIS, Arizona dominate U.S. News & World Report high school rankings

BASIS-Peoria was rated the nation’s #1 public high school, and a dozen Arizona schools scored among the country’s 100 best, according to newly-released, 2024 rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Among all states, Arizona and Florida tied for the most public high schools ranked among the Top 100 nationally. “This independent analysis by U.S.

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New study: Sky Harbor and airport system crank out more than $44 billion in economic output

The Phoenix Airport system has a positive economic impact of more than $44 billion per year according to a new study from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.  The system, which in addition to Phoenix Sky Harbor includes airports in Deer Valley and Goodyear, supports more 246,000 direct and indirect jobs

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Business groups blast FTC decision to ban noncompete agreements

The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday voted to ban noncompete agreements. The ban would prohibit new noncompete agreements for every employee and mandate that companies inform both current and former staff that they won’t be enforcing such agreements. Additionally, businesses will be obligated to revoke existing noncompete agreements for the majority of their employees. Senior

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