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Tucson Electric Power seeks bids for new natural gas generator

Bidding is underway for the engineering, design and construction of a new Tucson Electric Power (TEP) natural gas generator to help the company provide electric service and expand its renewable energy efforts.

Greater Phoenix Chamber seeks graphic designer

Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) is seeking a contract graphic designer to create print and online marketing materials for a two-month period beginning in September.

Surprise opens adult sport league registration

Registration will soon open for the city of Surprise's fall adult sports leagues for soccer, indoor volleyball, kickball, flag football, basketball and softball.

Gilbert Chamber to host Arizona Wilderness Brewing entrepreneur at GEM Talks

The Gilbert Chamber of Commerce will host Arizona entrepreneur Jonathan Buford in September as part of its Gilbert, Entrepreneurial, Motivational (GEM) Talks series of interactive sessions.

Discover's Phoenix Customer Care Center named a top company to work for

Republic Media and azcentral.com have named Discover’s Phoenix Customer Care Center as a Top Company To Work for in Arizona based on the company’s employee input.

Berge Ford Collision Repair Center receives Assured Performance certification

Berge Ford Collision Repair Center has received certification from Assured Performance, a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization, for its adherence to manufacturer specifications in repairing Automaker brand vehicles and to manufacturer’s specifications.

Liberty Market serves up water savings with Water Wise Gilbert program

Longtime Gilbert enterprise Liberty Market recently received designation as a Water Wise Gilbert restaurant for its efforts at saving water over the past year.

Arizona Education Department praised for ESSA plan

For its work in designing an improved school-rating system, the Arizona Department of Education’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan received praise in a recently released report by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, according to a press release.

UPDATED: Ducey appeals for disaster loan assistance for Yavapai County residents

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced that disaster funds are available to businesses and residents in counties affected by recent flooding, according to a press release.

Literacy Connects, Bookmans partner for back-to-school book drive

Three Tucson Bookmans locations are accepting new or gently used books for children in kindergarten through fifth grade through Aug. 31, with a special celebration on Aug. 26.

Maricopa County funds homelessness solutions with $1.3 million in contracts

Six contracts worth $1.3 million will be applied toward specific ways for Maricopa County to effectively manage area homelessness through coordinated resources like rapid rehousing and emergency shelters.

GUEST VIEW: Local conference reminds of America’s failing infrastructure—and what can be done to fix it

Arizona’s infrastructure received a “C” rating from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in 2015. However, the state is faring better on its report card than the country overall. The group recently graded the nation’s infrastructure a D+.

ADOT to automate trucking checks at some entry points

State-of-the-art sensors will expedite commercial truck drivers' travel through state borders with weight and registration-checking systems, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT).

Ribbon-cutting held for Mesa Veterans Resource Center

The Mesa United Way, with the Mesa Chamber of Commerce and Mesa Community College, on Aug. 2 hosted a grand opening and ribbon-cutting for the Mesa Veterans Resource Center.

Pima County opts for tax advisory study

Pima County, the sole Arizona county lacking a sales tax, unanimously approved the creation of an exploratory committee to research instituting a county sales tax recently.

Tempe seeks input on all-mail voting for city elections

The city of Tempe is deciding whether to conduct March and May 2018 elections by mail as a result of data showing that early voting has become overwhelmingly popular in the jurisdiction.

Ducey activates National Guard to assist with pipeline damage due to recent flooding

Gov. Doug Ducey recently activated the Arizona National Guard to provide assistance to local and federal crews repairing the sewage pipeline near Nogales, which was damaged during last month’s flooding.

Newly formed advisory committee to allocate $19.5 million for road repairs

The newly formed Pima County Transportation Advisory Committee recently held its inaugural meeting to set priorities for using $19.5 million in tax payer money for local road repairs.

Joanne Osborne announces candidacy for state House of Representatives

Arizona native and local business owner Joanne Osborne has announced she will run for the Arizona House of Representatives.

Raising a Reader program helps parents teach children to read

Parents with young children can take part in an eight-week program called Raising a Reader in which they will learn about the importance of literacy and how to help teach their children to read, according to a press release.

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