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Grijalva accuses Arizona of skirting public-input law on Medicaid-waiver request

U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) recently wrote a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), urging the agency to reject Arizona’s new Medicaid-waiver request and alleging that the federally mandated public-comment provision hasn’t been legally satisfied.

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality names new deputy director

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) recently said that the Arizona  Department of Administration's (ADOA) general counsel, Bret Parke, has been appointed the agency’s deputy director, marking his return to ADEQ, effective Oct. 26.

Scottsdale-based Kyocera Solar's panels installed on Puerto Rico firm's headquarters

Harnessing solar energy to battle rising energy costs, Scottsdale-based Kyocera Solar Inc. and installer Dynamic Solar Solutions said this week that Kyocera solar modules have been installed atop Emilio Bacardi Group’s San Juan, Puerto Rico, headquarters.

Arizona utility awards $125,000 in grants to 28 schools

Learning Grants from SRP will go toward math and science-oriented programs.

Gosar-backed Native American Energy Act moves to Senate

House passes bill empowering tribes' energy production despite veto threat.

Rep. Gallego applauds improved VA healthcare measures in Phoenix

With two U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs contracts awarded to expand clinical space and advance access to healthcare for Phoenix area veterans, Rep. Ruben Gallego praised the government’s efforts last week in Washington, D.C.

Andy Tobin to lead Arizona Department of Insurance

Former House Speaker recently served as director of state's Department of Weights and Measures.

Arizona Corporation Commission to hold rooftop solar workshops

To shed light on the rapidly changing solar energy industry, Arizona Corporation Commissioner Tom Forese announced Thursday that he will lead a series of workshops on the rooftop solar industry and its future in the state.

Sen. Flake calls federal court’s WOTUS delay “promising”

In response to a federal appeals court’s decision to postpone enactment of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Waters of the United States” law, U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) released a statement today from Washington, D.C.

Arizona governor introduces long-term water initiative

Initiative is meant to provide certainty and maintain vitality of state's water supply.

Three utility groups join with Southwest Power Pool

Union creates regional integrated transmission system spanning much of central U.S.

New Market Freedom Alliance chief aims to inform Arizonans on public policy

Market Freedom Alliance (MFA), a nonprofit Arizona advocacy organization, is ramping up its support and education efforts around informing the state’s citizens and small-business owners about the impact of public policy initiatives.

The Joint Corp. names Steven Knauf new senior director for chiropractic operations

First inspired to become a chiropractor by his own elbow injury, Steven Knauf has come full circle, having been appointed senior director of chiropractic operations for Arizona, The Joint Corp. announced in Phoenix on Oct. 2.

Arizona House Speaker announces run for U.S. Congress

Arizona House Speaker David Gowan recently announced his candidacy for Arizona’s First Congressional District in Phoenix, relying on his record to help elect him to office and make Washington, D.C. “Respect the West.”

EPA challenges Arizona to lower ozone emissions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) lower ozone standard poses a challenge to Arizona based on the state’s unique geography, climate and mixed emissions sources, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) announced Oct. 2 in Phoenix.

Freeport-McMoRan reveals revamped board structure, strategies for future

In response to shareholder input, U.S.-based natural resources enterprise Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) this week announced internal restructuring and plans for strategic alternatives designed to address market challenges for its oil and gas business, from Phoenix.

Picmonic raises $2.3 million to grow visual learning business

Educational technology business Picmonic has completed a fundraising round that yielded $2.3 million, furthering their mission to help students succeed with their unique brand of visual learning tools, the Tempe-based firm revealed yesterday in Phoenix.

U.S. Energy Information Administration releases short-term energy predictions

U.S. Energy Information Administration officials that are responsible for statistics and analysis recently revealed projections for the near future, based on factors such as diesel fuel, electricity, heating oil and natural gas prices over the past year.

Public Integrity Alliance demands resignation of Commissioner Bitter-Smith from various positions

Alleging conflicts of interest, the Phoenix-based Public Integrity Alliance -- formerly the Arizona Public Integrity Alliance -- urged Arizona Corporation Commission Chairwoman Susan Bitter-Smith to resign her positions with Cox Communications and other lobbying groups last month.

Spindle to provide payment-aggregation services for Pay Cell

Spindle, a unified commerce-services provider, and Pay Cell Systems, which offers e-commerce services for niche markets, agreed to a partnership on Monday whereby Pay Cell will utilize Spindle’s payment-aggregation abilities to optimize operations.

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