Real estate giant Greystar broke ground Tuesday on a 2 million-square-foot industrial park near Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.
- It's the latest in a series of major economic development wins for once-sleepy east Mesa.
Why it matters: The project is expected to bring high-wage jobs to the southeast Valley and spur additional employment opportunities in the Pecos Advanced Manufacturing Zone south of the airport.
Unlike the U.S. Constitution, the Arizona Constitution includes an explicit right to privacy, which experts say will play a role in anticipated legal challenges of Arizona's restrictive new abortion laws.
Why it matters: A barrage of litigation is expected in the coming weeks and months to determine what the future of abortion will look like in the state.
Phoenix wants 280,000 electric vehicles on its streets by 2030.
- As of June 2021, there were 28,770 eclectic vehicles registered in the entire state, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
Most Arizona abortion clinics halted all abortion services Friday because providers don't know which, if any, abortions remain legal in the state following the Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade.
Catch up quick: The SCOTUS decision returned authority to states to enact their own abortion laws.
Inflation has come for our carne asada and bruschetta, folks.
What's happening: To find out how inflation is impacting the Valley, we created our own local index pegged to familiar items around town, including Filiberto's burritos and Postino WineCafe's bruschetta boards.
The state legislature committed an unprecedented $60 million to the Arizona Housing Trust Fund as part of this year's $15.8 billion budget, which passed Thursday.
- The money will be used to develop affordable housing and support other housing and homelessness programs.
Arizona Wildcats star Bennedict Mathurin is bound for Indianapolis after the Pacers took him with the sixth pick in the NBA draft Thursday.
Between the lines: With his athleticism and jump shot, Mathurin could have a quick impact on a Pacers squad that's looking to bounce back from a down season in which they missed the playoffs after posting a 25-57 record.
About 400,000 Arizona children under 5 years old are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine after the CDC gave the green light earlier this week.
By the numbers: Arizona health care providers have ordered about 41,000 vaccine doses for the newly eligible group through the state's health department.
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