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Wise use of water resources not lost on Arizona's cattle, dairy industries

The 107th Arizona town hall meeting, held in Mesa in November, focused on “keeping Arizona's water glass full” and addressed the last 15 years of drought, increasing population growth, federal regulatory oversight and growing environmental concerns.

Nine Arizona agencies to receive Trico POWER Grants

Hearts, homes and health initiatives will thrive in Arizona with $40,000 in 2016 POWER Grants recently distributed to nine regional agencies courtesy of Trico Electric Cooperative Inc., a nonprofit serving more than 38,000 customers in northwest Tucson.

McCain, Flake push for clarity on flight path changes in FAA bill

U.S. Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake, both Arizona Republicans sent a letter last week to two congressional committees asking them to consider Phoenix area concerns about flight path changes at Sky Harbor International Airport.

Arizona probe of ACC commissioner finds no evidence of conflict

After months of investigation, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said last week that his office erroneously attempted to remove Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) Commissioner Bob Burns by misinterpreting Burns’ previous association with a telecommunications group.

Grand opening festivities planned at Superstition Springs Center's renovated play area

Imagination’s the motivation at Mesa’s newly renovated children's playground at Superstition Springs Center, which is holding an official ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at 6555 E. Southern Ave. in the Sears Court.

Arizona Corporation Commission chairman outlines challenges

As the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) officially dropped "interim" from his title this week, newly elected Chairman Doug Little laid out what’s ahead in what could be a challenging year for the utility regulators.

Arizona Commission Corporation swears in Andy Tobin

Andy Tobin was sworn in as the state’s newest commissioner for the Arizona Commission Corporation (ACC) this week in Phoenix.

Gosar and Kirkpatrick pan Arizona copper mine land grab

U.S. Reps. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) recently protested the lack of public input prior to a proposed federal land grab and demanded that the National Park Service (NPS) void the controversial proposal usurping Arizona’s Resolution Copper mine site.

Pharmaceutical Care Management Association advocates solutions to reduce drug costs

Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) President and CEO Mark Merritt offered several market-based solutions for escalating drug prices during his testimony presented Thursday before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. 

Arizona Corporation Commission elects Little as chairman

The Arizona Corporation Commission voted to confirm Doug Little, who had been serving as interim chairman, as its chairman.

ACC approves Tucson railroad crossing project

The Arizona Corporation Commission authorized a Tucson railroad crossing upgrade beginning in autumn 2016 to level and widen an intersection at Interstate 10 and Ina Road.

ADOT invites small and disadvantaged business owners to attend upcoming expo

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and affiliated agencies have invited small business owners to a free seminar from 7 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the Glendale Civic Center, regarding eligibility for the state’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program.

Mining has safest year, promising future in Arizona

Mineral mining, which makes up a major part of Arizona’s economy, saw only 17 fatalities nationwide in 2015, which was the safest year on record for mining in America, according to the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration.

ACC to debut ‘Inspire’ videos aimed at Arizona entrepreneurs, job seekers

The Arizona Commission Corporation (ACC) has teamed with Goodwill of Central Arizona and Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio on a series of 10 "Inspire" videos aimed at Arizona entrepreneurs and job seekers, with the first video debuting Wednesday.

Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce names key legislative goals for 2016

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce recently named its four clearest legislative goals for 2016 - funding for technical education, campaign finance reform, pension reform and a balanced Arizona budget.

Arizona Corporation Commission to discuss Team Capital, UNS Electric rate case

The Arizona Corporation Commission will discuss Team Capital and an appointment to the Arizona Power Plant and Transmission Line Siting Committee at its meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday at 1200 W. Washington St., Phoenix.

Palo Verde Nuclear Generation Station receives VPP Star certification

The Palo Verde Nuclear Generation Station near Tonopah was recently recertified as a Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star workplace by the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH).

Flake reintroduces FACT Act with support for more patient privacy

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) participated in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last week to discuss his reintroduction of the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency bill, or the FACT Act, with a focus on looking to further improve privacy issues of patients while still providing a “long overdue transparency” of asbestos trust funds.

TEP turns up the heat on savings, efficiency for Arizona customers

Smart thermostats, advanced tune-ups and even a school pilot program are among cost-cutting measures awaiting Tucson Electric Power customers of all kinds as TEP launches its 2016 Energy Efficiency Implementation Plan after recent ACC approval.

Ducey’s administration ‘innovating’ economic development with data-driven reform

Effectively consolidating disparate government offices, legislation recently introduced in the Arizona House of Representatives to boost economic development by State Rep. Karen Fann will create the Governor’s Economic Opportunity Office (GEOO), designed to simplify job creation.

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