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TEP asks for rate hike to cover sustainable electric outlay

To recoup its billion-dollar investment over the past four years for equipment, performance and service upgrades, Tucson Electric Power (TEP) on Thursday filed a proposal seeking rate changes with the Arizona Commission Corp. (ACC).

Watchdog group wants federal probe of Arizona Corporation Commissioner

AZCC's Susan Bitter Smith allegedly working as lobbyist for industry she regulates.

Ducey pronounces November Veteran Employment Month in Arizona

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey declared November as Veteran Employment Month in recognition of both the state’s military vets and the Arizona businesses that hire them following their service stints, yesterday in Phoenix.

McSally calls for Douglas port of entry

U.S. Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) asked Homeland Security officials yesterday in Washington, D.C. to seriously consider a new port of entry in Douglas, Arizona, located within her jurisdiction, following the city’s recent commercial port expansion.

Bollente Companies prepares global expansion for trutankless water heater

“Smarter than the average water heater,” Bollente Companies’ innovative “trutankless” water heater brand is ready to hit the market under the newly formed Bollente International, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary, the firm announced in Phoenix today.

Mesa-based Impact Auto Body scores certification and honors

Mesa, Arizona-based Impact Auto Body has won official certification from Assured Performance, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization, garnering a place in its repair network and the assurance of appropriate tools, equipment, training and facility capabilities.

Arizona Corporation Commission’s pipeline safety section achieves high federal safety ranking

A nearly perfect score rendered the Arizona Corporation Commission’s Pipeline Safety Section safe and reliable in the eyes of Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Monday in Phoenix, with the division tallying 99.5 percent.

McCain, Flake react to canceled Obamacare co-op

U.S. Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) released a statement Monday regarding the removal of Meritus Mutual Health Partners from the federal marketplace, rendering it unable to write new or renew existing policies.

Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce awards 3 women 2015 ATHENA honors

Recipients of the 2015 ATHENA awards included Melissa Sanderson, Leah Fregulia and Ashley Kasarjian.

Congress' extension of safety mandate will do little for Arizona's trains

Federally mandated GPS safety feature already in use throughout most of Arizona's rail lines.

Dental Fix Rx keeps dentists drilling and filling in Phoenix

Phoenix resident Jorge Quinteros keeps his customers drilling and filling with his mobile dental equipment repair service franchise – Dental Fix Rx.

Utilities present winter preparedness plans to Arizona Corp. Commission

Based on predictions for a mild winter, Arizona’s gas utilities and pipeline companies presented winter preparedness plans featuring lower gas bill estimates at the Arizona Corp. Commission’s annual workshop this week in Phoenix.

Arizona Roadshow resumes this week in Kingman

The Accelerate Arizona Roadshow has two out of its five events open to the public remaining, Wednesday and Thursday in Kingman and Dec. 3-4 in Yuma.

Grijalva hails EPA grants to Arizona tribes for water-quality, energy projects

U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) released a statement on Tuesday commending the Environmental Protection Agency’s awarding of over $15 million in grant funding for environmental improvements to the tribal lands of several indigenous tribal communities in Arizona.

VirTra fashions simulations for high-end Modern Round shooting lounges

Virtual shooting lounge company Modern Round has hired Bill Scheidhauer as its president and COO and partnered with firearms training simulator provider VirTra to develop simulation programming. Scheidhauer, with more than three decades' experience in the restaurant industry, will manage the roll-out and profitable operation of Modern Round's future facilities.

Scottsdale invests to protect water resources

The Scottsdale City Council approved a three-year investment in the Northern Arizona Forest Fund, where they will strive to improve forest health and water quality in the Salt and Verde Rivers watersheds. With a $120,000 investment in the Northern Arizona Forest Fund, developed by the NFF and Salt River Project, the city’s Water Resources Division will handle watershed improvements.

Carter asks Arizonans to prioritize health care and education sectors for economic revitalization

Rep. Heather Carter (R-Cave Creek) champions a three-part holistic approach for Arizona: the importance of health care for Arizona’s economy, the need for a strong education system, and the symbiotic relationship between those two sectors.

Sinema supports measure to reauthorize Export-Import Bank

U.S. Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) aligned with a bipartisan majority of her fellow legislators in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 27 to pass a measure which would reauthorize the Export-Import Bank until Sept. 30, 2019.

Wood Partners offers luxury leasing at Alta Steelyard Lofts in Chandler

A luxurious pool, outdoor dining, and a rooftop lounge are all in store for future tenants of Wood Partners’ new apartment community, Alta Steelyard Lofts, in Chandler, Ariz. Real estate developer Wood Partners is leasing the 301-unit community, which was built on the foundation of a historic steel fabrication facility. Units include private loft patios and high-tech entertainment. 

NurseWise expands into southern Arizona

NurseWise, a nationwide multilingual nurse triage and health education provider, opened a new Clinical Care Center in Tucson, Ariz., Monday. Increasing its service offerings in southern Arizona and stimulating the local economy with current job opportunities, NurseWise now serves eight counties south of Phoenix, ensuring 210,000 citizens have access to key healthcare services.

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