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FYI: Business booms in downtown Phoenix Warehouse District

Editor's note: This is part of an ongoing series called FYI, which examines Arizona stories and issues using data and multimedia.

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Phoenix sees increase in ‘solopreneurship’

From reasons ranging from schedule flexibility to personal fulfillment, more people are gravitating toward independent work – or “solopreneurship” – in which they operate all aspects of their business without employees.


Palo Verde nuclear power plant continues to defy desert

TONOPAH – Many scientists and engineers consider the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station to be a feat of engineering because it’s not near a large body of water – unlike other nuclear power plants around the world.

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Despite high unemployment, Yuma’s agribusiness continues to thrive

YUMA – Every month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes a report listing metropolitan areas with the highest unemployment rates in the country.

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Flagstaff-based incubator helps Native American entrepreneurs build businesses

FLAGSTAFF – Sunlight shoots through the window of a Flagstaff studio, casting a spotlight on Gregory Hill – specifically on his hands. They’re burned and worn from carving toy tops.

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Will the ‘Seahawks effect’ catch on for home buyers in Arizona?

A shortage of homes on the market and multiple-offer situations have fueled buyers to create strategies to get ahead of the competition. One game plan ¬– the "Seahawks Strategy" – has worked for some Seattle homebuyers, and experts say the method could catch on in Arizona.

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Phoenix native launches Carvana, a growing online vehicles sales site

When Katrina and Jerry Beckham’s minivan broke down multiple times, they knew it was time for a new vehicle. With three little girls to take care of, the Tennessee couple had to find a reliable way to get around.

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With a parent in prison, Arizona children face poverty and instability

Matthew Rohrbach has no children of his own, just his wife and a 170-pound Great Dane named Loki. Instead, he has he has been involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona and is matched with 15-year-old Mick — whose father is in prison.

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Auto title loans offer quick holiday cash but critics warn about mounting debt

The commercials and online ads for auto title loans make them appear especially enticing during the holiday season when many families need extra cash.

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Seattle micro-housing: Could it catch on in Arizona?

Micro-unit housing is growing in popularity in Seattle and in other cities, but could it catch on in Arizona?

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Recycled City turns food waste into compost for locals, signs contract with city of Phoenix

There aren’t many businesses that use your waste to grow food you can eat.

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Former Glendale councilman sees narrow path to city keeping Coyotes

After legal battles between the city of Glendale and the Arizona Coyotes this past summer, the Coyotes may have the opportunity to relocate for the 2017-2018 season. East Valley fans are hoping the team moves closer to them. Former Glendale councilman Gary Sherwood, one of the few supporters of the team on the council before he was removed from office in a recall election in November, believes some things would need to change for the city to keep the team long term.