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Jessica Boehm
Jun 29, 2022 - News

Massive industrial park near Mesa Gateway Airport breaks ground

A rendering of an industrial building with cars parked outside.
The first phase of Gateway Grand is expected to open early next year. Photo: Courtesy of Greystar

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.

Jessica Boehm
Jun 29, 2022 - Politics

How Arizona's constitutional right to privacy could impact abortion access

Illustration of a giant pencil drawing a line in front of a lone woman looking down at the line.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

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.

Jessica Boehm
Jun 28, 2022 - News

Phoenix wants 280,000 EVs on its streets by 2030

Data: S&P Global Mobility; Chart: Jared Whalen/Axios

Phoenix wants 280,000 electric vehicles on its streets by 2030.

Jessica Boehm
Jun 27, 2022 - News

Anger and uncertainty erupt in Phoenix after SCOTUS abortion ruling

Protesters holding pro-choice signs and shouting.
More than 7,000 people gathered Friday at the state Capitol to protest the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Photo: Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press

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.

Jessica Boehm
Jun 24, 2022 - News

Metro Phoenix margaritas and ice cream spiking in price due to inflation

Data: Axios Research; Chart: Axios Visuals

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.

Jessica Boehm
Jun 24, 2022 - News

Arizona will spend $60 million on new housing assistance programs

Illustration of a hand placing a quarter into a house chimney
Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

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.
Jeremy Duda
Jun 24, 2022 - Sports

U of A's Mathurin drafted sixth by Pacers, Terry 18th by Bulls

NBA commissioner shaking hands with a player during the draft.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver (left) and U of A's Bennedict Mathurin on draft night. Photo: Sarah Stier/Getty Images

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.

Where to get COVID-19 vaccines for kids under 5 in metro Phoenix

Illustration of a bandaid made out of lego blocks.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

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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