Waymo approved for Level-4 paid taxi service: Direct Uber competition

Waymo approved for Level-4 paid taxi service: Direct Uber competition

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock Waymo’s fully autonomous, no backup human driver taxi service has been approved for commercial purposes in Phoenix. The Arizona Department of Transportation approved Waymo for a commercial self-driving car service, the first fully autonomous license in the country. Riders in Arizona will be able to be picked up and dropped off by […]

Goldwater Institute’s challenge to taxpayer-funded crony subsidies can move forward

Goldwater Institute’s challenge to taxpayer-funded crony subsidies can move forward

By SoAzNewsX The Goldwater Institute’s lawsuit challenging unfair taxpayer-funded crony subsidies in Phoenix can move forward, after a ruling by a Maricopa County Superior Court judge. The Goldwater Institute is challenging the city of Phoenix’s gift of more than $8 million to a private developer to subsidize a 19-story multimillion-dollar apartment building, funded by Phoenix […]

Crime drops in Phoenix after it nixes Sanctuary City status

Crime drops in Phoenix after it nixes Sanctuary City status

From Truth Revolt While liberals maintain there is no correlation between crime rates and a given city’s sanctuary status, Fox News reports that Phoenix has seen a marked decrease in its crime rates after eliminating the controversial status. “Police chiefs across the nation believe that enlisting local police to enforce immigration law is a bad idea,” California Senate […]

ICYMI: Final Four closing in on first Valley visit

ICYMI: Final Four closing in on first Valley visit

By Kara Brown / Cronkite News There’s a skill that’s important both in playing basketball and in hosting major sports events. Being nimble. And thus Arizona leaders and event organizers feel confident they are as prepared as possible to host the NCAA men’s basketball Final Four for the first time. As Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton pointed […]

Sky Harbor flies high in ranking of busiest U.S. commercial airports

Sky Harbor flies high in ranking of busiest U.S. commercial airports

By Jessica Suerth / Cronkite News Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport did not claim the top prize in any one category but was good enough across the board to get ranked as the best commercial airport in the nation in a recent report. The November report by travel website The Points Guy said Sky Harbor’s relatively […]

1870 – Phoenix established in the Arizona Territory

1870 – Phoenix established in the Arizona Territory

By SoAzNewsX October 20 1870- Arizona Territory – town site of Phoenix is established. 1871- New Mexico Territory- Coal Oil Jimmy and two others rob a stage near Vermeho. 1877- Las Cruces, New Mexico Territory- Dick Brewer, Charles Bowdre, and Doc Skurlock arrive in town with warrants to arrest Jesse Evans and his gang. 1880- […]

AZ ROC ratrols storm damaged areas near South Mountain

AZ ROC ratrols storm damaged areas near South Mountain

By SoAzNewsX Following Monday’s monsoon storms, AZ ROC investigators are patrolling areas damaged by the wind and rain in South Phoenix. On Tuesday, both licensed and unlicensed investigators from AZ ROC began patrolling areas impacted by Monday’s storm, according to a news release..  While patrolling, they’re ensuring individuals offering to make repairs are licensed.  They are […]

The mountain of THREE THOUSAND bags lost in just one day at Phoenix airport…

The mountain of THREE THOUSAND bags lost in just one day at Phoenix airport…

From Freedom’s Phoenix ‘TSA is experiencing significant, unprecedented technical issues with its computer server allowing the automated screening of checked bags for explosives,’ TSA spokesman Nico Melendez said in a statement. Melendez didn’t elaborate on the problem, which began about 6:45am and only affected Sky Harbor. Around midnight, baggage screening was operational again, the airport […]

Phoenix budget plan: Increase property taxes and city spending

Phoenix budget plan: Increase property taxes and city spending

From Arizona Economic News Phoenix City Manager Ed Zuercher has proposed both raising taxes and spending more as the city wrestles with one of the most complicated set of fiscal hurdles it has seen in years. On the surface, Phoenix’s budget outlook for the next year appears tranquil, with the forecast of a $60 million surplus that could roll […]

Mayo Clinic in Arizona opens lung transplant program

Mayo Clinic in Arizona opens lung transplant program

By SoAzNewsX Mayo Clinic in Arizona has opened its lung transplant program and has completed two lung transplants, a milestone that now completes Mayo’s comprehensive solid organ transplant program, with ability to provide heart, kidney, pancreas, liver and now lung transplants. Mayo received approval by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) to launch a […]