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How to protect AC unit during monsoons

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Is your air conditioner ready for the dust storms, torrential downpours, thunder and lightning that is monsoon season? When an air conditioning system stops working during an Arizona summer, it is the worst and it can be very costly to repair or replace. Preventative maintenance is key to keeping you cool in the hot summer… Read More →

The Arizona Diamondbacks giving away 10,000 Father’s Day T-shirts

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The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) will give away special Father’s Day T-shirts, courtesy of Audi, to 10,000 dads on June 21 when the D-backs host the San Diego Padres at Chase Field. The D-backs also welcome all dads and kids, 12 and younger, to run the bases for Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) after the game. For… Read More →

Phoenix Children’s Hospital ranked among top facilities


Phoenix Children’s Hospital has been named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, the only Arizona hospital to make the highly coveted list. This year, Phoenix Children’s ranked in nine out of 10 specialties. The following Phoenix Children’s subspecialties were ranked top-50 in the nation: • Neurology and Neurosurgery, ranked number… Read More →

16 Arizona companies make Fortune 1000 list

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Sixteen Arizona-based companies earned spots on the Fortune 1000 list, a reference list of the 1,000 largest American companies, ranked on revenues alone. The 16 Arizona companies on the Fortune 1,000: No. 108 Avnet, Phoenix No. 137 Freeport-McMoRan, Phoenix No. 323 Republic Services, Phoenix No. 386 PetSmart, Phoenix No. 493 Insight Enterprises, Tempe No. 502 Northern Tier Energy,… Read More →

Workers in state wait to see if personal data was taken


Arizona has more than 55,000 federal employees who could find out as early as Monday if they are among the 4 million federal workers and retirees whose personal information may have been compromised in a cyberattack. The Office of Personnel Management announced late Thursday that it had detected, in April, a breach of worker records… Read More →

Phoenician offers ‘Culinary Countdown’ summer dining series

The Phoenician resort is nestled in the Sonoran Desert, with the breathtaking Camelback Mountain its backdrop. Photo: The Phoenician

The Phoenician, Arizona’s premier AAA Five Diamond destination, is making dining out even more appetizing this summer with its signature “Culinary Countdown” series.  From Monday, June 1, through Monday, August 31, 2015, three resort restaurants will offer select multi-course menus at exceptional prices: • J&G Steakhouse ($40 per person) – The three-course dinner menu includes… Read More →

UMB Financial finalizes acquisition of Marquette

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UMB Financial Corporation, a $16.7 billion diversified financial holding company, headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., has completed the acquisition of Marquette Financial Companies (MFC), a $1.4 billion financial-services company owned by the Pohlad family, in an all-stock transaction. With this deal, UMB has acquired 13 branches in Arizona and Texas, two national specialty lending businesses… Read More →

Solar and Other Ways to Save on Electricity Bills

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In 2013, Arizona earned a new nickname -“the solar state”- by participating in heated debates regarding net metering and the growing solar electric industry. As expected, the utility companies put up a fight, which resulted in a minor victory allowing them to charge a small fee on new residential solar electric installations. But the power… Read More →

Rainbow Ryders inducted into Trip Advisor’s ‘Hall of Fame’


Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Ride Company announced that it has been recognized as a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame winner, after being named a Certificate of Excellence Award Winner for five consecutive years. The Certificate of Excellence award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great… Read More →

NextCare acquires Troyer Urgent Care, Chino Valley center


NextCare Urgent Care – the nation’s largest privately held provider of urgent care medicine – announces the acquisition of Troyer Urgent Care centers in Flagstaff and Lake Havasu City, and Chino Valley Medical Center in Chino Valley. No other urgent care provider operates more clinics in Arizona than NextCare, which now manages 35 locations within… Read More →

Abrazo Health unveils new name, stepped up investment

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus

Abrazo Health is now Abrazo Community Health Network. The new name for Abrazo is more than simply a name change, it reflects Abrazo’s philosophy of embracing patients with the compassion of a friend while delivering best-in-class care at an expansive network of six acute-care hospitals, emergency centers, urgent care centers, primary practices and specialty practices.… Read More →

Arizona Oncology now offers palliative care in Tucson

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Arizona Oncology, a leader in community based cancer care and a practice in The US Oncology Network, is now offering palliative care to patients in Tucson and southern Arizona. Palliative care nurse practitioners, Kathy Kennel, MSN, FNP-C, ACHPN, and Shari Beauregard, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, ACHPN, work closely with a multi-disciplinary team of medical professionals to coordinate… Read More →

Tech Council reports shows strong results for sector


Recapping a year of strong results, the Arizona Technology Council has issued an inaugural annual report detailing its role as the state’s voice for technology and the driving force behind the effort to make Arizona the fastest growing tech hub in the nation. The full report can be viewed or downloaded at “This report… Read More →

Increase in wild burros threaten Arizona native habitats


Arizona Game and Fish says the increasing number of wild burros in the state is damaging native habitats. The agency wants the federal government to control them before the problems gets worse. Arizona Game and Fish said wild burro population is growing at such an alarming rate that they are damaging natural habitats and crowding… Read More →