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Harkins Theatres have been in the Phoenix metro area for nearly 90 years. In that time, the family-owned company has grown from one theater near Mill Avenue in Tempe, to the fifth largest theater chain in North America. Now they're announcing another major expansion into new headquarters in Scottsdale, which will also include mixed-use space for retail.
Uber Picks Texas Over Arizona For Regional Hub
In a competition to woo Uber, metro Phoenix came up short against Dallas. The multi-billion dollar company known for ride-sharing and food delivery announced Tuesday that it will open a new administrative hub in Texas.
Aug. 20, 2019
Hance Park Receives $2 Million To Build Mega Playground
Downtown Phoenix's Margaret T. Hance Park is about to get a mega facelift. The nonprofit Fiesta Bowl has given the park $2 million to build what has been dubbed a "mega playground" with 20,000 square feet of play space expected to include features like a splash pad and rock climbing slope.
Aug. 20, 2019
AZ Jobs Hold Strong In Swaying Market, Pay Still Sluggish
The new jobless numbers are out, and signals of another recession appear to be, at least by July figures, less of a threat for Arizona.
Aug. 20, 2019
Arizona To Start Collecting Online Sales Taxes
In less than two months, Arizona will begin requiring remote sellers to pay transaction privilege taxes, commonly called sales taxes.
Aug. 19, 2019
Why The Mayor Of Maricopa Is Excited About A Hotel
Twenty years ago, Maricopa had about a thousand residents. Today, there are 50,000 more. But it’s not just Maricopa’s growth that attracted a developer for La Quinta Hotel. Mayor Christian Price said it’s also the region’s growth.
Aug. 19, 2019
Trade War With China Hurts AZ Pecan Farmers
Arizona's pecan farmers are expecting to lose up to 60% of their sales thanks to the trade war with China.
Aug. 18, 2019
Court: Minor Leaguers Must Be Paid For Spring Training
A federal appeals court has given a key victory to players on minor league teams the right to sue to be paid the minimum wage while they're in spring training in Arizona.
Aug. 17, 2019
Allegiant Expands Flight Service, Name Recognition
Allegiant announced plans this week to add new flights from Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport and Tucson International.
Aug. 17, 2019
Skimmers Using Bluetooth To Steal Card Info At Gas Pumps
Credit card skimmers can now steal card information at gas pumps using Bluetooth technology. Fueling stations have been replacing the old equipment with newer and more secure credit-card readers.
Aug. 16, 2019
KJZZs Friday NewsCap Aug. 16, 2019
To talk about the governor’s reaction to proposed changes to how green cards are issued and more, former state lawmaker David Lujan, with the Arizona Center for Economic Progress, and former state schools superintendent Jaime Molera with the firm Molera Alvarez joined The Show.
Aug. 16, 2019
(Un)Affordable: How Did Arizona End Up With A Housing Crisis?
Arizona has a reputation for being an affordable place to live. But rents in Phoenix are on the rise, and over the past few years we've faced a growing shortage of affordable housing. So what's causing prices to increase so fast?
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Aug. 16, 2019
K-12 Schools Receiving More Money This Year From AZ
Arizona’s K through 12 schools will receive $21 million more than last year. School districts will receive $342 million in the fiscal year 2020.
Aug. 15, 2019
Endangered Species Act Frustrates Some Landowners
Announced changes to the Endangered Species Act are expected to go into effect next month. The modifications will be prospective and apply to new additions in the endangered species list. Environmental groups are concerned about the changes, but some observers say the impact is most likely to be incremental.
Aug. 15, 2019
Arizona Lawsuit Reveals Gender Pay Gap In Universities
Research has found there is a gender pay gap in higher education, although the amount can vary. The Show reached out to Anne Hedgepeth, director of federal policy at the American Association of University Women, to talk about the issue.
Aug. 15, 2019
What Will AZ Farmers Do When China Stops Buying American Ag Products?
China has said it would officially stop buying American agricultural products. That’ll likely have a big impact on Arizona farmers. To talk about what that might look like, The Show reached out to Chelsea McGuire, director of government relations at the Arizona Farm Bureau.
Aug. 15, 2019
My Sisters Closet Co-Founder On Shifting Attitudes Toward Secondhand Fashion
J.C. Penney is looking to rebuild its brand with secondhand fashion. The company announced the closure of dozens of stores earlier this year, but now, it’s partnering with online resale platform thredUP in an attempt to bring a new energy — and a new customer — to the chain.
Aug. 15, 2019
FDA Finds No E. Coli, Salmonella Contamination In Yuma Romaine Lettuce
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday that no widespread E. coli or salmonella contamination was found in romaine lettuce from the Yuma growing region following testing.
Aug. 15, 2019
Tempe City Council To Hold Hearing On Rule Changes For Bicycles, Scooters
The Tempe City Council will hold a public hearing on Thursday about the use of bicycles and scooters. The proposed changes include repealing and amending parts of the city code.
Aug. 14, 2019
Arizona Leads Nation In New Mortgage Debt
New numbers from the Federal Reserve show Arizonans took out more than $1.25 billion in new home loans since March.
Aug. 14, 2019
Southwest Key Programs Wants To Reopen 2 Closed Shelters
A Texas-based nonprofit that got itself into hot water with the state of Arizona last year wants to reopen a pair of shelters for migrant children who come to the United States alone.
Aug. 14, 2019