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Tempe company to expand operations, create 225 jobs

The expansion of a Tempe portable generator manufacturer will create hundreds of jobs and bring millions of dollars in investment to Arizona, Gov. Jan Brewer said Monday. ...

An attorney is accusing the state's health care program of illegally taking more money than it is entitled to from enrollees who get lawsuit settlements....

While the early forecast of an El Nino season never materialized, the 2013 runoff season nevertheless produced just enough snowmelt to refill the reservoirs to near the previous year’s level on the Salt and Verde rivers going into the heaviest-use period of the calendar year.

A massive wall of dust coated everything in its path as it blasted through the Valley on Saturday evening, a prelude to more big weather changes in store as the new work week begins.

Mark Bonsall to Lead Valley’s Largest Supplier of Water and PowerSalt River Project’s Board of Directors today selected Mark B. Bonsall to succeed Richard H. (Dick) Silverman as the general manager of the Valley’s largest provider of water and electricity.Bonsall, 58, will assume the responsibilities of general manager in August.  Bonsall is currently SRP’s chief financial executive and associate general manager of Commercial and Customer Services.

Contribution to help build Valley's future work forceSRP has announced a contribution of $100,000 a year for five years to support Arizona State University's Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the College of Technology and Innovation Department of Engineering at ASU Polytechnic, the Mary Lou Fulton College of Education and the College of Public Programs."The contribution is part of SRP's overall commitment to higher education and the highly skilled workforce it creates," said SRP President David Rousseau. "It is important for SRP to assist the university as it develops future engineers and teachers as well as the leaders of our state, local and tribal communities. These individuals will shape the future of our customers and business environment."

Will use Chevy Volt to Help Determine EV Impact on Valley Electric Grid Salt River Project is partnering with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) on an electric vehicle (EV) demonstration project that will help prepare SRP for providing electricity as a transportation fuel in a framework beneficial to the environment and its customers.  SRP will deploy a plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt in its fleet and rotate the vehicle throughout the company to get a wide variety of distances and driving habits.

Hundreds of bus drivers in the Phoenix area went on strike at midnight, which shut down public transportation and affected more than 57,000 riders in several area cities. Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1433, which represents about 400 drivers, rejected a final offer again on Wednesday from First Transit, the company t...

Jun. 28, 2011 06:06 AMAssociated Press TUCSON - Two donations will let the University of Arizona become the official owner of the Biosphere 2 research facility on July 1. One donation includes 40 acres of real estate, while the other consists of $20 million to support operations. The university says ownership of the facility in...

The U.S. Forest Service will waive day-use fees associated with many recreation sites or amenities on national forests nationwide on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 21, the first of several fee-free days this year. “Your national forests and grasslands are a bargain any day of the year, but even more so on fee-free days,” said U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell.  “Whether you stay for a few hours or a few days, your public lands are some of the best travel bargains in the nation.”

The Town of Queen Creek is offering two opportunities for residents to recycle their live Christmas trees at a drop-off location on Crewse Lane, just south of the Municipal Services Building, 22358 S. Ellsworth Road. The Christmas tree recycling drop-off will be available from 8 a.m.-noon on Jan. 8 and 14. All trees must be free of decorations and tinsel. Trees collected during this event will be taken to a green waste recycling facility. 

There are more desert tortoises available for adoption in Arizona than there are homes willing to have one as a pet, the Arizona Game and Fish Department said. Game and Fish officials said the problem is increasing "at an alarming rate." The department's Tortoise Adoption Program aimed to remind residents to never remove a tortoise from the wild - it's illegal – and never allow captive tortoises to breed.

The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) Division of Behavioral Health Services (DBHS) and Magellan Health Services of Arizona have set up a 24-hour toll-free hotline to help citizens process feelings of grief, sorrow and depression following Saturday’s shooting in Tucson that that left six people dead and 14 injured, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

Time is running out to request an early ballot for next month's general election ballot.

Friday will be the last day in the triple-digits before much cooler weather moves into the Valley over the weekend.

WASHINGTON – More than 7,500 Arizonans had been approved for personal medical marijuana licenses as of Wednesday, despite a well-publicized court battle that has delayed implementation of other parts ...

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