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Arizona Department of Transportation conducting travel survey

The Arizona Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Highway Administration are conducting a survey to better understand the transportation habits of select individuals as a way of better knowing how to improve roads, public transportation, bike paths and other means of transportation.

University of Phoenix alumnus becomes deputy athletic director at University of Pitsburgh

University of Phoenix graduate Julio Freire has been named deputy athletic director for external affairs at the University of Pittsburgh.

Arizona Public Service, Aligned Data Centers discuss data center industry needs

Leaders with Arizona Public Service (APS) and Aligned Data Centers, which is part of Aligned Energy, recently met to discuss the ongoing changes and needs within the data center industry.

Salt River Project warns customers of scam threat

The Salt River Project (SRP) recently issued a warning about a scam that attempts to deceive customers to make money payments under threat of power disconnection.

Arizona Corporation Commission to discuss interconnection of generation facilities

The Arizona Corporation Commission will hold a special open meeting at 10 a.m. April 13 to discuss proposed rules regarding interconnection of distributed generation facilities.

Tombstone Exploration examining Arizona land claims

Tombstone Exploration Corporation (TMBXF), a fully reporting company, recently said it has started to examine its 10 Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lode claims on land positions located in Arizona’s Yuma County.

Voting underway for 42 seats on Salt River Project boards and councils

A total of 42 seats will be up for election Tuesday on the board and council of the Salt River Project (SRP) Agricultural Improvement and Power District and the board and council of the SRP Water Users’ Association.

Fish and Wildlife Service pledges completion of Willow Beach Fish Hatchery repairs

In a recent letter from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the department made a commitment to Sen. John McCain to complete the ongoing repairs for the Willow Beach National Fish Hatchery, located in Mohave County, before the end of July 2016.

ADOT announces new ramps, temporary road closures

The Arizona Department of Transportation recently announced that two new ramps will be opening for use soon, bringing some restrictions over the weekend.

Fluidic Energy signs agreement for mini-grid electricity project to help 100 African villages

A recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding took place between Fluidic Energy and the government of the Republic of Madagascar, which will help to provide mini-grid solutions of renewable energy to 100 villages and their inhabitants.

Solar project’s failure to meet its production target highlights problems with net metering, expert says

A multibillion-dollar California solar thermal plant is the latest example of a solar project taxpayers are paying for that doesn’t work, according to an expert; and concerns raised about the solar project tie into a larger conversation surrounding net metering policies that affect energy consumers in Arizona.

Western Alliance Bancorporation to acquire hotel franchise loan portfolio

Western Alliance Bancorporation, headquartered in Phoenix, recently said its subsidiary, Western Alliance Bank, signed an agreement to acquire GE Captial's domestic select-service hotel franchise loan portfolio including outstanding loans of $1.4 billion.

Arizona Corporation Commission to hold special meeting on summer preparedness

The Arizona Corporation Commission will be holding a special open meeting at 10 a.m. April 28 at 1200 W. Washington St. in Phoenix to discuss summer 2016 energy preparedness.

Scottsdale-based Barrett-Jackson teams with Proxibid for online car auctions

Barrett-Jackson, "The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions" with headquarters in Scottsdale, and Proxbid recently formed a partnership that will see Proxibid providing online bidding solutions for bidders from around the world for all Barrett-Jackson auctions starting with the 14th annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction from April 8-10.

Cine Learning Productions president and CEO stands by University of Phoenix defense

Over the years, the University of Phoenix (UOPX) has faced harsh criticism from many who oppose for-profit higher education, but one local graduate staunchly defends the institution. Diane Senffner, CEO and president of Mesa, Arizona-based Cine Learning Productions and a UOPX alumna, fiercely defended her alma mater in an LinkedIn article

Federal ozone rules, enforcement to be topic at environmental issues breakfast

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Air Quality Division Deputy Director Tim Franquist will be the guest speaker at the Arizona Manufacturers Council's April Environmental Issues Breakfast on April 13 at the Sheraton Phoenix Airport Hotel.

APS honored for efforts to aid the arts in Arizona

Arizona Public Service APS) was honored as the state's large business of the year by the Arizona Citizens for the Arts and the Office of the Governor at last week's 2016 Governor's Art Awards ceremony in Phoenix.

Arizona's Horizon Community Bank names market president

Horizon Community Bank Senior Commercial Banking Manager Scott Dickman was recently named the Arizona bank's market president of Greater Maricopa County.

Amkor ships 700 million SiP modules

Tempe-based Amkor Technology Inc. recently announced its shipping of 700 million RF and front-end advanced system-in-package (SiP) modules that deliver high performance at low costs to mobile devices.

Road improvements scheduled for Tucson to improve drivability

Two major projects on roads in Tucson have been announced as the Department of Transportation seeks to reduce traffic and improve the drivability of the roads.

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