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Ranking Arizona: Top 10 consignment shops for 2022

Here are the Top 10 consignment shops in Arizona, based on public voting for the 2022 edition of Ranking Arizona, the state’s biggest and most comprehensive business opinion poll. Ranking Arizona is based purely on opinion and ranks companies based on how voters answer this simple question: with whom would you recommend doing business?
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Canadian cocaine cowboys collared

GILA BEND – On the night of Wednesday, May 18, an Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) sergeant initiated a traffic stop on a 2017 Volvo commercial motor vehicle with a commercial trailer on eastbound Interstate 8 at milepost 107, west of Gila Bend. During the traffic stop, the...

Man arrested after 1,200 catalytic converters found in Phoenix storage unit

PHOENIX — A man was arrested Thursday after police recovered more than 1,200 catalytic converters in a Phoenix storage unit, authorities said. The parts were discovered near 32nd and Washington streets, and a vast majority of them are believed to be stolen, according to the Phoenix Police Department. Police...

The monthly ‘Child Tax Credit’ is good for Arizona families — and for the lawmakers who support it

With the second-highest COVID-19 death rate in the U.S., Arizona has suffered immensely over the past two-plus years. While Arizonans have kept their heads high and pushed on through the pandemic, the lasting economic impact of COVID-19 and the largest rise in inflation in 40 years remain huge barriers for families struggling with financial stability […] The post The monthly ‘Child Tax Credit’ is good for Arizona families — and for the lawmakers who support it appeared first on Arizona Mirror.

Arizona gun sales could surge anew in wake of mass shootings

Gun sales in Arizona have surged in recent years and experts say they could jump again, sparked by reports of multiple mass shootings around the U.S. FBI data shows that there were more than 4.3 million background checks on Arizona gun sales in the state over the last decade, and one-third of those have come in just the last two years. The 61,899 firearms background checks conducted last month were the most for any April since at least 1999, according to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS.

AZ gas prices continue to spike with no end in sight

Gas prices remain at record-breaking highs with no end in sight. AAA Arizona Spokesperson Aldo Vazquez says prices have steadily increased over the last month. “We’re dealing with a tighter supply and increased demand that have pushed pump prices higher and this supply and demand dynamic, and volatile crude prices will keep upward pressure on pump prices for the foreseeable future,” Vazquez said.

Maricopa County approves additional $35M for affordable housing units

PHOENIX — The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors recently approved another $35 million in federal relief funding to develop more affordable housing units in the area. The total investment of American Rescue Plan Act funding in affordable housing initiatives by the county now stands at $65 million, according to a press release.

MCSO identifies man killed in deputy-involved shooting in Guadalupe

MARICOPA COUNTY, Ariz. — Authorities identified the man killed in a shooting involving Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies on May 18 in Guadalupe. Ronaldo Abel Rojas was acting erratically and in possession of a gun around 1:32 p.m. in the area of Avenida Del Yaqui and Calle Pitaya near Frank Elementary School, according to MCSO.

ADOT Competing for $300M I-10 Grant

The Arizona Department of Transportation has officially delivered a grant application through the Federal Infrastructure, Investment and Jobs Act for an added $300M to supplement the $400M state appropriation signed into law by Governor Doug Ducey earlier this month. That commitment of state dollars made ADOT eligible to apply for the federal competitive grant.

One of the original Tuskegee Airmen in Arizona dies

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — One of the original Tuskegee Airmen who lived in Arizona died on Friday. Retired LTC. Asa D. Herring was surrounded by his family. He was 95 years old. Funeral arrangements are pending. Herring was born in North Carolina in 1926 and was a student at...

Best Places to Work in 2022: Colliers

All across the state — and nation — businesses are struggling to attract and retain employees. But those companies may be able to learn something from the companies that will be spotlighted here in the days to follow. The 100 Best Places to Live and Work in Arizona earned the most support in voting for the 2022 edition of Ranking Arizona, the state’s biggest business opinion poll.