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Maricopa community colleges get $17.1M from cannabis tax in first year of legality

Taxes from the sale of recreational cannabis during the first year of legality in Arizona resulted in millions of dollars for local community colleges, officials said Tuesday.
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Danny Shapiro

Battered by pandemic, FilmBar in downtown Phoenix closes after 11 years

FilmBar, a downtown Phoenix entertainment staple, has closed its doors after nearly 11 years, citing challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Fry’s Food Stores to open new Queen Creek location Wednesday

Fry’s Food Stores is opening its new Queen Creek location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday morning.
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SuElen Rivera

Phoenix saw 9.7% inflation last year, outstripping national rate of 7%

Consumer prices rose by an average of 7% in U.S. cities last year, the steepest rise in decades, and they grew even faster in the Phoenix metro area, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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Man arrested for allegedly shooting teen fast-food worker in Phoenix

A man was arrested Friday evening for allegedly shooting a 16-year-old fast-food restaurant worker in the head after an altercation in Phoenix on Thursday night, authorities said. 
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Financial guidance company NerdWallet announces expansion into Scottsdale

Financial guidance company NerdWallet announced Thursday it would be opening an office in Scottsdale at the Lincoln Towne Center.
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Arizona Gov. Ducey’s $14.2 billion budget proposal includes tax credits, border funding

Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday proposed a tax credit for Arizona's working poor, the first time in his eight years of pushing tax cuts that he pitched a benefit targeted at the lowest-income taxpayers.
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Here are employers who are hiring in metro Phoenix

With businesses opening to full capacity and looking to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic, employers in metro Phoenix and Arizona are looking to hire. Here's the list of employers looking for workers.
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Liberty Market in Gilbert to close for a month to renovate the restaurant

Liberty Market in downtown Gilbert will close for a renovation beginning Jan. 24 and lasting through the end of February.
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Kevin Stone

Mountain Mike’s Pizza makes Arizona debut at Mesa Riverview

California-based Mountain Mike’s Pizza has climbed over to Arizona, with the Grand Canyon State’s first location opening in Mesa.
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Semiconductor material company to open new factory in Chandler

A company that makes materials for semiconductors announced Tuesday a new factory would open in Chandler, supporting the local microchip industry as well as creating more than 100 jobs.
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2 East Valley cities among the best places in the nation to find a job, per WalletHub

A personal finance website found two East Valley cities are among the top 20 places in the nation to find a job in 2022.
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Glendale hires firm to lead post-Coyotes makeover of Gila River Arena

The city of Glendale announced Monday it has hired a global architectural and engineering firm to reshape the primary focus of Gila River Arena after the Arizona Coyotes vacate the venue.
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Danny Shapiro

Arizona Gov. Ducey promises busy 2022 with focus on education, border in State of State address

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey promised a busy 2022 and focused on improvements in education and border security during his eighth and final State of the State address on Monday.
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SuElen Rivera

Oregano’s closes two locations in Tempe, Scottsdale until April

As businesses around the nation are struggling to get a handle on maintaining operations amid a surge of omicron variant cases, Oregano's has temporarily closed two Valley locations.
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Phoenix commerce leader says college-educated workers help lure businesses

A Phoenix business leader said his organization is paying attention to the decreasing number of Arizona high school graduates who go on to college.
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Kevin Stone

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport parking prices set to rise next month

Travelers using Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport parking facilities should be prepared to pay between $2 and $6 more per day under new rates set to go into effect Feb. 25.
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Abrazo Health acquires land for new medical campus in Buckeye

Abrazo Health announced Monday it has acquired land in Buckeye for a new campus that will include a medical office building, ambulatory services and an acute care hospital.
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Bell Bank Park in Mesa kicks off debut week with community open house on Friday

People can get a look at Bell Bank Park, Mesa's new 320-acre sports and entertainment complex, with a free community open house on Friday.
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3 former Zoe’s Kitchen Valley locations transition to Cava restaurants

Cava, a growing national Mediterranean restaurant chain, is converting three Zoe's Kitchen locations in the Valley to its restaurants.
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Sports betting revenue in Arizona is off to soft start

Arizona's general fund collected just over $1.3 million in taxes during the first two months of legalized sports betting, far below the high expectations set by Gov. Doug Ducey and other proponents of the new gambling law.
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Phoenix, Tucson among the US cities with the most growth in high-paying jobs

The number of high-paying jobs in Arizona's two largest metropolitan areas has increased more than nearly anywhere else in the country over the past few years, according to a new report.
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Minimum wage in Arizona going up to $12.80 an hour on Jan. 1

Arizona's minimum wage will increase from $12.15 an hour to $12.80 an hour on Jan. 1 under a law approved by the state's voters in 2016 that gradually increases the bottom rate employers are allowed to pay.
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Kevin Stone

COVID-19 response at Arizona hospitals evolves as pandemic marches on

The response to COVID-19 at Arizona hospitals is evolving as new treatments become available and the nature of the virus changes.
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