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SRP planting Ponderosa pines to celebrate Arizona Cardinals' touchdowns

In an unusual blend of football and forestry, Salt River Project (SRP) has pledged to plant 5,800 trees in fire-ravaged forests to celebrate the Arizona Cardinals’ franchise record-breaking 58 touchdowns during the regular football season — with additional matched backing from SRP customers.

Small businesses among supporters for Arizona's Proposition 123

Proponents of Proposition 123 have raised $1.75 million to open up more of Arizona’s land trust fund for sale to support education funding. 

Lesko to introduce bill to protect consumers from 'deceptive, misleading' solar panel leases

Arizona State Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-Glendale) plans to continue her efforts to protect homeowners from deceptive and misleading solar panel leases by introducing a follow-up bill to S.B. 1465 aimed at requiring clearer language in advertising and lease agreements.

Arizona Chamber 'loves where the governor is going' with sharing economy

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey recently signed an executive order creating the Governor's Council on the Sharing Economy, which would welcome businesses such as Uber and AirBnB into the state with less debilitating regulations and a more nurturing environment for innovation.

Grijalva supports Obama’s action to confront gun violence

U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) commended President Barack Obama’s crackdown on gun violence and the recent executive order to instigate broader criteria for background checks regarding gun purchases.

Gabriel Partners comes to Phoenix

Anti-laundering enterprise Gabriel Partners LLC recently said it plans to launch a new facility in Phoenix by June 2016 as part of an overall nationwide operational expansion by the Cleveland, Ohio-based company.

Nation’s tallest utility truck extends SRP’s reach in Arizona

Lured by the promise of a bird’s-eye view, intrepid reporters were invited to experience what linemen encounter daily atop the Salt River Project's (SRP) new customized biodiesel powered utility truck on Tuesday.

Arizona’s Amendola Communications expands its client list

Scottsdale-based Amendola Communications said recently it has added health information exchanges from New Orleans and California to its growing client list.

Mohave Electric Cooperative customers to see savings on 2016 bills

Mohave Electric Cooperative (MEC) customers, both residential and commercial, will be seeing a savings after the utility’s recent reduction of its renewable energy surcharge on monthly bills was approved last month by the Arizona Commission Corporation (ACC).

Rising Rx costs force Arizonans to Mexico; industry expert says more competition needed to stem costs

Are rising prescription drug costs forcing Arizonans to flock to Mexico to get their medicine?

Ducey praises progress of state ‘on the rise’

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey delivered his State of the State speech Monday in Phoenix with heartfelt optimism and pride, praising the state’s substantial evolution in the year since he was inaugurated.

Arizona’s Microchip teams with Silicon Integrated Systems to pioneer touch, gesture interfaces

Kinesthetic-sensitive displays are now a reality, as Arizona’s Microchip Technology Inc. and Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) recently announced a partnership to distribute projected-capacitive touch (PCAP) and 3-D gesture interface modules using Microchip’s GestIC hand-tracking platform.

Ducey appoints Phoenix attorney to Arizona Supreme Court

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey named Phoenix attorney and constitutional law specialist Clint Bolick to the Arizona Supreme Court last week. 

SRP draining three canals for maintenance in Phoenix area

The Salt River Project (SRP) said last week that parts of the Crosscut, Arizona and Grand canals north of the Salt River are being drained for annual maintenance, affecting the water supply and restricting recreational canal access through Feb. 8 for Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Glendale, Peoria and north Tempe.

Arizona should be 'open for business' for independent contractors

Small businesses in Arizona want the state’s legislature to make the Copper State more welcoming to independent contractors in the coming year, the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) said. “We are declaring Arizona open for business when it comes to businesses that are able to use independent contractors,” NFIB State Director Farrell Quinlan told Arizona Business Daily.

Ducey welcomes Clemson, Alabama football teams to Arizona

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey rolled out the red carpet for the Clemson Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide at a welcome reception for the two teams held last night in Phoenix.

Lattice Biologics names new board following RTO

Following a reverse take-over (RTO), Scottsdale, Arizona-based Lattice Biologics, a regenerative medicine enterprise, recently appointed a new board of directors and took action to streamline the company’s cash flow while advancing its stem cell research technology.

$1.7 million in grants available for Arizona water improvement projects

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) recently announced that $1.7 million in grant funds is available to eligible individuals, nonprofits, municipalities and other entities with projects aimed at protecting the health of Arizona’s water systems.

Kraton Performance Polymers completes Arizona Chemical Company deal

Houston-based Kraton Performance Polymers Inc., which had announced its plans to acquire Arizona Chemical Company in September, said this week it has purchased all of the outstanding shares of capital stock of Arizona Chemical Holdings Corporation.

EPA allots $25 million to Arizona water, infrastructure enhancements

Arizonans can raise a glass to drinking-water improvements, wastewater infrastructure and diminished water pollution, courtesy of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent allocation of $25 million for the state’s Water Infrastructure Finance Authority (WIFA).

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