Valley cities challenged trying to fill abandoned retail space
A glut of empty retail space is challenging Valley cities and real estate professionals who say the region is so overbuilt that even an improving economy won’t bring all the stores back.
Gambling availability can lead to negative results
For compulsive gamblers, the proliferation of Indian casinos can bring life-altering temptations.
Compact spurred Casino expansions: 2002 law transformed Indian gaming in Arizona
About the only thing left to chance since voters approved Arizona’s 2002 Indian Gaming Compact has been who wins the money wagered in the state’s casinos.
Gambler’s view: An afternoon in the casino
Marie Mear walked through the doors at Vee Quiva Casino straight to her favorite slot machine. But the seat was occupied.
High speed link to rural towns passes roadblock
A new law opens the way for the expansion of high-speed Internet to the farthest rural corners of Arizona.
State IT plan focuses on efficiency, cyber security and a big revamp in 2013
Armed with more money and increased input from the Governor’s Office, Chief Information Officer Aaron Sandeen revamped the Statewide Strategic IT Plan for 2013 with a keen focus on modernizing and securing the state’s vital technology infrastructure while keeping costs down.
Law gives workers time to vote
A little-known state law guarantees employees up to three hours away from work with pay to vote on Election Day as long as they ask for the time off at least a day in advance.
Standing up for our furry friends
Animal advocacy groups push more laws to protect Arizona pets Edythe Jensen Arizona Capitol Times correspondent The gruesome death of a miniature poodle triggered the latest in a growing number of Arizona animal protection laws. And well-organized activists say the list is far from complete.
Moving up the Cox ladder, Susan Anable is seen as ‘composed, serious, knowledgeable’
In 2007, Cox Communications began allowing its technicians to take their vehicles home for the night in order to respond to service calls in the morning that were close to where they lived instead of first traveling to the office.
League of Women Voters works behind the scenes to maintain influence
In an atmosphere of increasing polarization in Arizona politics, the goal of staying non-partisan is not an easy road to take.
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