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Attention all shoppers: Valley retail centers welcome back guests amid new challenges

Posted by   /  May 22, 2020  /  Coronavirus, Economy  /  No Comments

By Brandon Brown | Phoenix Business Journal As Arizona retailers and restaurants start welcoming customers back into their spaces, the owners of the Valley’s shopping malls and retail centers are caught in a delicate balancing act. Shopping centers want customers back on their properties driving revenue to tenants. They’re going to need plenty of them […]

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[VIDEO] PinalCentral Q&A with GG Mayor Craig McFarland

Posted by   /  May 22, 2020  /  Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Live Q&A with Mayor McFarlandAsk the mayor your questions live Thursday at 5 p.m. He’ll give an update on the current status of COVID-19, the reopening of city amenities and more!Posted by Casa Grande Dispatch on Thursday, May 21, 2020

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Coalition of American Chambers drafts letter to Congress regarding liability relief

Posted by   /  May 22, 2020  /  Coronavirus, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Glenn Hamer | Chamber Business News The undersigned chambers of commerce urge Congress to pass timely, temporary and targeted liability relief legislation to provide businesses a safe harbor from unwarranted lawsuits that, left unchecked, will endanger the fight against the pandemic and undermine the safe and orderly return to work for millions of Americans. […]

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Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport announces ‘Stay Healthy, Fly Safe’ action plan

Posted by   /  May 22, 2020  /  Coronavirus, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Phoenix Mesa Gateway Terminal Independent Newsmedia Efforts to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus have altered the most typical and routine daily behaviors. Air travel has not escaped this new reality. The airline industry has been significantly impacted as the country shut down and people were encouraged to stay at home. Nationwide, year-over-year passenger […]

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SW Valley cities map own courses for reopening

Posted by   /  May 22, 2020  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy: City of Goodyear By Kelly O’Sullivan | Independent Newsmedia There will be no cookie-cutter reopenings for Southwest Valley municipalities. The cities of Buckeye, Goodyear and Litchfield Park are all going at their own pace as officials implement plans to reopen public buildings and other facilities that closed in March when Gov. Doug Ducey […]

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FH weathering economic impact

Posted by   /  May 22, 2020  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Bob Burns | Fountain Hills Times With the COVID-19 pandemic causing a near shutdown, not just nationwide but worldwide, the economic stability to operate governments, right down to the local level, has been severely undermined. Many states and communities are scrambling to figure out how to keep going with the services they provide the […]

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Scottsdale City Council comes to terms with new financial reality as COVID-19 ravages coffers

Posted by   /  May 22, 2020  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Photo by Arianna Grainey By Melissa Rosequist | Scottsdale Independent Scottsdale gave unanimous approval to its fiscal year 2020-21 tentative budget after a call for contingency funds be added for community services ranging from rental assistance to adaptive service programing. The 7-0 Scottsdale City Council vote comes after city staff made changes to the draft […]

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Scottsdale mayoral candidates offer personal insights to the role of the special interest

Posted by   /  May 22, 2020  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

From left are Scottsdale mayoral candidates: Lisa Borowsky, Bob Littlefield, Suzanne Klapp, David Ortega and Virginia Korte./Daily Independent By Terrance Thornton | Daily Independent Local voters will see a ballot of five candidates in pursuit of becoming the next mayor of The West’s Most Western Town. The City of Scottsdale hosts a primary election Tuesday, […]

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Buckeye second-fastest growing city in U.S.

Posted by   /  May 22, 2020  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

[SUBMITTED PHOTO]A list of the 15 fastest-growing cities, percentage-wise, released by the U.S. Census Bureau shows Buckeye at second on the list. Goodyear is No. 14 on the list./Daily Independent Daily Independent The U.S. Census Bureau just released new population estimates for the past decade, showing Buckeye is the second-fastest growing city, on a percentage […]

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Plan to restore SALT tax deductions could add $1 trillion in housing value

Posted by   /  May 22, 2020  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Donna Olshan | Forbes On May 15, Congress passed a $3-trillion stimulus bill called the HEROES Act. Buried inside the bill is a measure that would reinstate the so-called SALT itemized deductions for 2020 and 2021. The bill now goes to the Senate, where it will be picked over, and according to many observers, […]

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