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Nine Arizona agencies to receive Trico POWER Grants

Hearts, homes and health initiatives will thrive in Arizona with $40,000 in 2016 POWER Grants recently distributed to nine regional agencies courtesy of Trico Electric Cooperative Inc., a nonprofit serving more than 38,000 customers in northwest Tucson.

Wise use of water resources not lost on Arizona's cattle, dairy industries

The 107th Arizona town hall meeting, held in Mesa in November, focused on “keeping Arizona's water glass full” and addressed the last 15 years of drought, increasing population growth, federal regulatory oversight and growing environmental concerns.

St. Johns joins ADEQ's environmental compliance program

The city of St. Johns recently joined the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality's (ADEQ) Small Communities Environmental Compliance Assistance Program, a project to help small, often rural municipalities comply with environmental regulations to protect air, land and water quality.

Arizona Corporation Commission to weigh water, waivers, work matters at open meeting

The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) will convene an open meeting directly after a scheduled 10 a.m. swearing in ceremony on Tuesday in Hearing Room One at the ACC, 1200 W. Washington St. in Phoenix.

Arizona’s El Capitan expands Logistica deal to precious metals refining

Scottsdale’s El Capitan Precious Metals Inc. said last week it is collaborating with Texas-based Logistica US for precious metal refining at a New Mexico mine and continuing their agreement to sell construction-targeted iron ore.

APS donations to Arizona nonprofits tops $10 million in 2015

Arizona Public Service (APS) said recently it powers the state not just electrically but also financially as the utility said it designated more than $10 million in grants, sponsorships and donations during 2015.

Tempe-based Comtech EF Data names senior vice president

Comtech EF Data Corp., an Arizona provider of satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimization products, recently announced the appointment of Mark Toppenberg as its new senior vice president of sales and marketing strategy.

Greater Phoenix chamber sets sights on 2016 goals

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce recently issued its list of legislative priorities for the coming year.

Legislative budget analyst to advise ACC's Tobin

The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) said last week that incoming Commissioner Andy Tobin has selected Matt Gress to be his policy adviser, citing the broad experience, neutrality and commitment to public service Gress brings to the role.

Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce reviews a busy December

From lab testing and legal appointments to medical, management and military-friendly facilities, the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce recently tabulated activities and ribbon-cuttings involving Phoenix-area businesses in December. 

Ducey creates council to promote sharing economy

In his first executive order of 2016, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey recently provided for the state’s “sharing economy” with a directive establishing a council to focus on economic and transportation initiatives.

Gosar presents cost-cutting bill to safeguard historic roads

After months of careful planning, U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and fellow congressmen introduced bipartisan federal legislation recently to preserve historic western U.S roads and pave the way for counties to maintain rights-of-way economically.

E&E Legal expert recommends net metering reform tactics

In the midst of the controversy over Arizona’s net metering policy, one expert at the Energy and Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal) suggests several policy reform strategies.

Ducey releases 2017 spending plan

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey highlighted schools, safety and savings in releasing a 2017 fiscal year budget Tuesday that spurns tax increases and stresses stability in spending to swing the state back to a positive fiscal position.  

Gosar criticizes federal coal-lease moratorium

Responding to U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell’s massive changes to the federal coal program, U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) said last week that the Obama administration’s freeze on new coal leases is “shameful.” 

ACC gives go-ahead to rail crossing upgrade in El Mirage

The Arizona Commission Corporation (ACC) said recently that it has approved upgrades to the BNSF high-traffic railroad crossing in El Mirage and the work will be timed to minimize traffic disruption.  

Trico Electric Cooperative offers tips to Arizonans on going solar

Marana, Arizona-based Trico Electric Cooperative Inc. recently reminded homeowners that state Senate Bill 1465 went into effect on Jan. 1 mandating full disclosure for solar purchases and leases.

ACC calls renewable energy storage ‘the secret sauce’ for future of solar

The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) recently gave Phoenix-based Arizona Public Service approval to begin a pilot energy-storage evaluation program that has the promise of statewide benefits to consumers.

McCain supports University of Phoenix’s reinstatement to federal tuition program

U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said last week he was pleased that the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has reinstated the University of Phoenix’s eligibility for DOD tuition assistance.

Arizona Department of Transportation streamlining operations

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) said last week it is consolidating several key functions into its Transportation Systems Management and Operations Division (TSMO) as traffic on the state's roads increases.

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