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Strides made in Arizona, but occupation licensing rules still onerous, research fellow says

Arizona has made strides to combat what have been described as onerous burdens on low-income workers, but the state continues to have a poor ranking nationally, according to a senior research fellow at Arizona State University.

Sen. Flake proposes publicizing special interests receiving tax breaks

New federal legislation aimed at short-circuiting lobbyists who fight tax reform was introduced today in the Senate by U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.).

Cochise County launches holistic land-management project

Cochise County has launched a project to restore 480 acres of farmland using a “holistic management” framework and will conduct an accredited training program to help support such a practice on county-owned land.

Coconino board passes resolution to support DACA recipients

The Coconino County board of supervisors recently weighed in on the controversy over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) repeal by passing a resolution in support of approximately 57,000 DACA-eligible Arizonans.

Maricopa kicks off Copa Bingo campaign to support local retailers

The city of Maricopa has kicked off its Copa Bingo campaign as an incentive to encourage residents to shop at local retailers and support the local community.

Economic experts present good news at recent event in Phoenix

During the recent Economic Outlook 2018 Forecast event held in Phoenix, economic experts predicted good news for Arizona’s economy, saying state’s economic growth will continue and announcing an expected drop in the state’s unemployment rate.

Avondale sponsors Youth Startup Weekend for aspiring entrepreneurs

All Avondale middle school and high school students with a passion for entrepreneurship can sign up for the city's Youth Startup Weekend.

Maricopa Arts Council to present poetry event

The Maricopa Arts Council (MAC) will host a poetry evening this month featuring poets of all ages who will share their original poems in an open mic section as well as participate in a “poetry slam” event.

Little Red School House Historical Museum seeks donations for flood damage repair

Donations are being collected to help repair flood damage to Scottsdale's Little Red School House Historical Museum.

Coconino County Career Center to launch new job training initiative

The Coconino County Career Center on Oct. 19 will launch a new job training program designed to link nonstudents and unemployed young people with community businesses and career opportunities and job training.

Mesa Community College student awarded $1,500 scholarship

A Mesa Community College student is the recipient of a $1,500 Robert Greenberg Scholarship awarded by the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) to pursue an education in broadcast engineering and technology.

Pima County enrolling students for GED program

The Pima County Las Artes Arts & Education Center is enrolling students for its upcoming GED program.

Tucson Electric to donate $125,000 to local charities through online contest

Tucson Electric Power (TEP) has kicked off an online contest that will give local nonprofits a chance to win $125,000.

ATSU back-to-school event provides health screenings, uniforms to local students

A.T. Still University (ATSU) recently provided nearly 200 Phoenix-area students with free health screenings, school uniforms and food during a back-to-school health fair held in Mesa.

ADOT’s blue logo signs help fund highway improvements

Statewide entrepreneurs and the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) have hit on a winning combination, helping businesses promote themselves through visible placement on highway signs.

Ducey makes two appointments to Court of Appeals, Division One

Gov. Doug Ducey recently made two appointments to the state’s Court of Appeals Division One, which fills the seats left vacant by two retiring judges.

Surprise's Community & Recreation Department gains national accreditation

The National Recreation and Park Association accredited the city of Surprise’s Community & Recreation Services Department for its work in providing high-quality parks and recreation services.

Barrett Financial offering hard money loans in metro Phoenix

Barrett Financial Group is offering a variety of new hard money loan programs in the metro Phoenix area, a move driven by continued improvement in the real estate industry and an increased demand for financing, the company says.

Pima County Sheriff's lieutenant receives meritorious service award

Pima County Sheriff’s Lt. Douglas Hanna has received a meritorious service award from the Yavapai County board of supervisors for his response efforts to the Goodwin Fire in the Prescott area.

Basic chemicals, resins and synthetics industry Q3 net sales up 2.1%

The basic chemicals, resins and synthetics industry’s net sales in the third quarter of 2017 were up 2.1 percent over the same period last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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