Governor Ducey Issues Executive Order Requiring Schools To Return To In-Person Learning

by on March 4, 2021 0

Following discussions with public school leaders, and in accordance with new guidance from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Governor Doug Ducey issued a new Executive Order on Wednesday returning schools to in-person, teacher-led instruction. According to metrics developed by the CDC, 12 of Arizona’s 15 counties are in phases where all...

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Meow Wolf Hotel Plans Scrapped, Will Open Art Exhibition Instead

by on February 26, 2021 0

A 400-room art-centric hotel — a mix of glamping, capsule rooms, and “absurd luxury suites” near Phoenix’s Roosevelt Row artist district. A 75,000-square-foot art exhibition and a 10,000-square-foot performance hall. Unfortunately, those plans for Meow Wolf’s first immersive hotel project in downtown Phoenix are no longer, two years after they were announced. However, the...

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Beard Papa’s Cream Puff Chain to Open This Weekend

by on February 24, 2021 0

International cream puff chain Beard Papa’s is coming to Arizona, opening a bakery in Scottsdale on Saturday, according to a press release. The Scottsdale location of Beard Papa’s is based inside Scottsdale Quarter, near the intersection of Scottsdale Road and Butherus Drive. The bakery will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday...

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Phoenix City Council Approves Rezoning For Paradise Valley Mall Redevelopment

by on February 17, 2021 0

Major changes are coming for the Paradise Valley mall area, after receiving rezoning approval from the city of Phoenix city council. Macerich and RED Development are moving forward with major redevelopment plans for Paradise Valley Mall. According to a statement released on the afternoon of Feb. 17, the redevelopment will transform the 1.2 million-square-foot shopping center...

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International Dark Sky Discovery Center Plans Move Forward Despite COVID

by on February 17, 2021 0

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers behind the International Dark Sky Discovery Center project are beginning an $18-million capital campaign to get the facility off the ground. “It’d be the only facility in the world that relates the importance of dark sky preservation to the study of astronomy, the space program, the universe, and life...

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Arizona School Voucher Bill Proposal Aims to Use Public Money for Private Education

by on February 3, 2021 0

Advocates of using public money for private education are pushing a wide-ranging new school voucher program that would vastly expand Arizona’s current system just two years after state voters overwhelmingly rejected a universal voucher system. The proposal from Glendale Republican Sen. Paul Boyer would make all children attending schools with a high percentage of...

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