WASHINGTON - Phoenix has made improvements in its energy efficiency policies but still fell three spots in a national ranking, as other cities made "impressive jumps" and surged ahead, according to a report released Wednesday.
For hundreds of years, Native Americans have used eagle feathers for religious and cultural purposes. But the government closely regulates the ability to obtain such feathers, sometimes leading to black market activity.
Phoenix officials said local business expansion makes up 80 percent of new jobs.
City leaders plan to help facilitate that growth and support business needs through the Phoenix Forward initiative, which launched Wednesday.
Experts say the state's guided missile and space vehicle industry, which contributes an estimated $15 billion annually to the state’s gross domestic product, needs to diversify its client base. And the commercial space and space tourism looks promising.
It’s impossible to watch a nationally televised sporting event played in Arizona without scenic shots of a sunset behind a saguaro or the Grand Canyon in the middle of the day. The shots, ready-made for television, almost become cliché, but every big game has them.
By Agnel Philip and Emily Mahoney |
Monday, April 27, 2015
Arizona law enforcement agencies have spent more than $57 million since 2008 through a federal program granting money and other property seized from those suspected of crimes, a Cronkite News review found.