Developers turn historic Welnick Marketplace in downtown Phoenix into adaptive reuse project
The historic Welnick Bros. Marketplace building in downtown Phoenix has sat vacant for the past decade. But now, developers plan to restore it as an adaptive reuse project with restaurant, retail and entertainment space.
Despite bright spots, Arizona slips to 17th in energy-efficiency rank
WASHINGTON - Arizona slipped two spots to 17th place in the 2015 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard released Wednesday, even though experts say the state still does very well in some areas.
Some Valley pet-store owners not worried about potential PetSmart and Petco merger
SCOTTSDALE – Customers can browse organic food, peruse designer-quality clothing and enjoy the aroma of high-end shampoo wafting around the space at this luxury boutique in Scottsdale.
Monarch butterflies face threats on both sides of the border
SCOTTSDALE – From deforestation in Mexico to a dwindling food supply in the U.S., Monarch butterflies face threats on both sides of the border.
Experts: What do businesses need to increase trade across borders?
More than a dozen panelists discussed the growing number of business opportunities popping up across borders at the North America Economic Connectivity Conference last week.
Trump, Minions, Elsa among popular figures boosting piñata business
In a small, comfortable home near downtown Phoenix, colorful characters take shape.
Catholic Church increasing Hispanic outreach
When Pope Francis visits Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, he will see the changing face of the Roman Catholic Church in America, which includes more Hispanics and immigrants.
At one border crossing, Mexico requiring U.S. citizens to show passports
SAN YSIDRO, California – At the Puerta Este border crossing, U.S. citizens and other foreigners walking into Mexico must now show their passports.
House, Senate panels forward bills to halt Glendale casino
Bills that would halt construction on a Tohono O’odham casino in Glendale passed committees in both the House and the Senate Wednesday.
Mesa teacher, other ‘teachers of the year’ honored at White House
He didn’t get the crystal apple awarded to the National Teacher of the Year by President Barack Obama, but a Mesa high school teacher said his visit to the White House Wednesday was still a “surreal, almost an out-of-body experience.”
Phone call rates squeeze inmate families, boost state prison revenues
GLENDALE – Shayna Palles says phone calls are one of the few ways she can keep her 2-year-old daughter connected to her father, David Colbert, who is serving a 7.5-year prison term in Tucson for second-degree burglary.
Endangered species condoms mark Earth Day with an earthy message
WASHINGTON – The Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity worries that Earth Day has moved away from its original focus on overpopulation, so it will bring that message back in an unusual package – 50,000 endangered species condoms.