Tucson utility proposes $6 million cut to energy conservation programs
TUCSON – Tucson Electric Power proposes to slice $6 million from energy efficiency programs, a move an Arizona consumer-interest group said would hurt residents, small businesses and nonprofit organizations.
House OKs financial reform bill, consumer advocates worry about impact
WASHINGTON - When Vietnam veteran Randall Stankewicz was getting the runaround from his mortgage lender, the Phoenix resident took his complaint the Servicemember Affairs Office in the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - which settled the issue in 10 days.
GOP, Democrats argue wildfire causes; SRP officials worries about effect
WASHINGTON - Republican and Democratic members of a House panel agreed Thursday that many factors have led to the rising number of wildfires in the U.S. That was all they agreed on.
From bug zappers to brain games: Meet some Flinn Foundation bioscience winners
PHOENIX – What does a bug zapper and a brain game have in common?
Solar could replace Navajo Generating Station power, but not its jobs
WASHINGTON - Solar power advocates say a 250-megawatt renewable-energy facility could be in place in time for the late-2019 closure of the Navajo Generating Station, if permitting and construction began right away.
Paint the city, how art has changed Phoenix
PHOENIX - The loft is bright. Light pours through the windows and the sun’s rays accentuate the bright colors used in the art on the walls.
Family planning clinics see business bump with Trump in White House
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's election meant different things to different Americans. To Phoenix resident Cassidy Trowbridge, it meant she needed to make an appointment at her local family planning clinic to get a long-term contraceptive device.
Unwelcome house calls: Arizonans complain about medical debt collectors
WASHINGTON - Arizonans have filed 439 complaints with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau about medical debt collectors since the bureau started tracking complaints in 2013, the 11th-highest rate in the nation, according to a new report.
Bill to exempt tribes from some labor oversight draws union concerns
WASHINGTON - Tribal leaders called on Congress Wednesday to exempt their governments and government-run businesses from oversight by the National Labor Relations Board, a right they said is enjoyed by every other government in the country.
Female entrepreneurs launch expo to promote black-owned businesses in Phoenix area
PHOENIX – Michelle Thomas, the founder of nonprofit Mocha Princess, said there’s a black-owned business out there “for anything you need.”
In Focus, episode 2: What defunding Planned Parenthood could mean for Arizonans
A Republican health reform bill stalled in the House of Representatives this week, but the proposal gave an inside view into potential plans to prohibit federal health insurance from covering care at Planned Parenthood.
Born without legs, Jen Bricker followed an unconventional path to become an acrobat and author
SCOTTSDALE — Wearing a red dress, her long brown hair falling almost to her waist, Jen Bricker navigated the stage in a wheelchair Thursday before a packed ballroom of 850 people at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort and Spa.