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Arizona sees continued solar job growth, despite national dip in 2017

WASHINGTON - Solar jobs in the U.S. fell last year for the first time since 2010, but Arizona bucked the trend and remained one of the biggest states in the country for solar jobs, a new report says. The annual Solar Census said jobs in Arizona grew 15 percent, to 8,381 positions in 2017.


Alamo Lake boating and fishing takes hit during dam maintenance by Corps of Engineers

Critics say the timing of Alamo Lake maintenance is bringing negative economic and ecological consequences.


Mesa entrepreneur ignores heart doctors’ warnings, launches career in fitness

The founder and face of LFTD.Lifestyle - a fitness supplement and lifestyle brand - said his desire to get into the profession was driven by reasons much deeper than financial gain.


Vegan grocery store opens in Glendale, a first for Arizona

Owners of a vegan grocery store in Glendale hope the store, which offers groceries completely free of animal products, will attract customers from the Phoenix area.


Global Market demonstrates pop-up concept can benefit nonprofit organizations

Smaller businesses and nonprofit organizations have been trying to take advantage of the pop-up shop trend.


Phoenix cannabis company uses Super Bowl trash to make concrete in struggling California town it owns

American Green uses trash to create durable, energy-absorbing concrete to rebuild the small town of Nipton, California


Wildflower Bread Co. owner says DACA employees crucial to company’s survival

Owner of AZ-based restaurant chain, Wildflower Bread Company, is speaking out in support of his DACA employees. On of them describes the support she has received from the company.


Chandler recycling company gives jeans a new life

Bonded Logic Inc., a south Chandler textile recycling company, collects thousands of pounds of denim each year and gives them new life as insulation for homes and office buildings and fiber for bedding.


TicketGuardian 500 showcases renovation project at ISM Raceway

Thirty years have passed since the track made its debut as a stop on NASCAR’s premier league schedule, making it due for a $178 million pitstop.


Waiters, bartenders worry that proposed rule to pool tips will hit pay

WASHINGTON - A Labor Department proposal to allow businesses to pool tips at restaurants and bars is meant to help "back of the house" workers like cooks and dishwashers, but bartenders and waitresses are worried that it will mean a severe hit to their main source of income.


Arizona gun shop owner on retailers’ new restrictions: ‘I can understand why they did it’

David LaRue, the owner of Legendary Guns Inc. in Phoenix, said he was skeptical the decision by several major retailers this week to restrict gun sales would cause a boost to his business.