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Hungry for jobs, people with Down syndrome learn to cook

PHOENIX – Kris Mills, the owner of a food truck, teaches people with Down syndrome how to cook to improve their chances of getting jobs.


Phoenix takes steps toward a more pedestrian friendly downtown

PHOENIX – Phoenix widened sidewalks and narrowed the street on a block in downtown Phoenix in an effort to attract pedestrians and boost business.


Court: Bartenders, waiters entitled to higher pay for non-tipped work

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ruled that Arizona bars and restaurants cannot pay tipped employees less than minimum wage for doing work that does not directly generate tips, a decision that one attorney called "a game changer" for the industry.


Free thinkers: Advocates tout universal basic income, despite critics

WASHINGTON - Despite reports showing rising incomes and falling poverty, advocates of universal basic income - regular govenment payments to citizens, with no preconditions and no strings attached - say it's as timely now as ever. But critics say UBI is too costly and too impractical to ever come to be.


Poverty rate falls in Arizona, but still exceeds national average

WASHINGTON - An estimated 88,529 Arizonans rose out of the ranks of poverty last year, but that still left about 1 million - or one state resident in seven - living below the poverty level, according to new Census data that show the state's poverty level fell faster, but remained higher, than the nation in 2017.


Thanks to new sponsorship, Arizona Cardinals’ home to be renamed State Farm Stadium

GLENDALE – University of Phoenix Stadium will have a new name soon: State Farm Stadium. The Arizona Cardinals reached a deal with the insurance giant for facility naming rights.


Missing this Labor Day? Labor, as builders scramble to find workers

WASHINGTON - A report by the Associated General Contractors of America showed that 80 percent of construction firms nationwide reported having trouble filling skilled craft positions this year - 82 percent of firms in Arizona said they have had trouble.