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Hispanic-focused tech business wins PHX Startup Week competition

PHOENIX – A Hispanic-focused software company beat out nine other local startups on Wednesday to win a $50,000 investment in the first Street Pitch event as part of PHX Startup Week. The competition shut down a portion of Central Avenue in downtown Phoenix.


Gilbert apartment complex joins ‘smart home’ movement, but will the trend take off?

GILBERT – The apartments at Vistara at San Tan Village look like many other “luxury” units available in the Valley with its granite countertops and walk-in closets.

smart home technology on phone

Hard choices ahead as officials look at future of Navajo power plant

WASHINGTON - Despite pledges to look for alternatives, closing the Navajo Generating Station in Page could devastate the local economy, where hundreds of jobs rely on the plant and affiliated coal mine and where experts see few, if any, workable solutions.


ASU campus hosts largest 3-D printing research facility in Southwest

MESA – Most schools would warn students away from lasers and saws, but officials encourage the students on the Arizona State University Polytechnic campus in Mesa to use them. The campus serves as the Southwest’s largest 3-D printing research facility: The Manufacturing Research and Innovation Hub.

3-D printer items and sign that says ASU Polytechnic Campus

PHX Startup Week attracts entrepreneurs from across US, organizers expect 10,000 attendees

PHOENIX – PHX Startup Week launched three years ago. That first week, they had about 2,500 attendees. The next year, they doubled it.

PHX Startup Week

Arizona group files initiative to put recreational marijuana on ballot again

PHOENIX – Arizona voters in November rejected the latest attempt to legalize recreational marijuana in the state, but a local group wants to take another run at the effort.


Navajo Generating Station to close by 2019, plant owners say

WASHINGTON - The owners of the Navajo Generating Station in Page voted today to keep the plant operating until its lease ends in December 2019, pending agreement with the Navajo Nation on reclamation of the site.


Trans-Pacific trade debate makes for unusual allies, antagonists

WASHINGTON - Ray Zuckerman felt some relief when President Donald Trump signed an executive order to withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership - and some reservations.


Glendale aquaponic farmer promotes eco-friendly systems that combine fish with produce

GLENDALE – There’s an aqua house tucked away in a residential neighborhood just off Bell Road in Glendale. It looks much like all the other homes in the neighborhood.

John Healy started Southwest Aquaponics and Fish Hatchery in Glendale with just one tank in his backyard.

Intel uses White House visit to announce $7 billion Chandler investment

WASHINGTON - Intel CEO Brian Krzanich used the Oval Office as a backdrop Wednesday to formally announce the company's $7 billion investment in a new chip plant in Chandler, a project that is expected to create as many as 10,000 jobs in Arizona.

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ASU professor predicts ‘Obamacare’ repeal could send state into health care recession

PHOENIX – A new report from an Arizona State University professor predicts that repealing “Obamacare” could cut Arizona jobs and send the state into a “health care recession.”


Microblading eyebrows may be risky business for customers

PHOENIX – Microblading, an eyebrow-shaping trend popping up on social media feeds, isn’t regulated and may come with health risks, according to experts.