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AZ Lawmakers Take Aim At Attorneys Who File Disability Lawsuits

Posted by on Aug 24, 2017 in Featured News | 0 comments

Earlier this month, hundreds of new laws debuted in Arizona. One, in particular, has been subject to quite a bit of debate in recent years and involves local businesses that are being sued for failing to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. But instead of punishing the businesses, this law actually restricts who can file lawsuits pertaining to issues of disability access. Lawmakers found that instead of protecting Americans who are living with disabilities, these lawsuits are often an attempt by attorneys to make a quick buck. Since 2013, filings connected to alleged ADA violations have spiked by 150%. In Arizona, according to Attorney General Mark Brnovich, there were more than 2,000 “copy-and-paste type lawsuits” like these clogging the state’s court system in 2015, when Brnovich took office. He alleges that an organization called the Advocates for Individuals...

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Arizona Shelter Dogs Escape Death, Find New Home In Delaware

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in Featured News | 0 comments

On Sunday, August 13, approximately 160 dogs made their way to Delaware. Prior residents of the Phoenix animal shelter, the dogs landed in New Castle County Airport ready for their forever homes. According to AZ Central, the transportation of the dogs came at a time of crisis for the shelter. In the heat of the summer months, the shelter had become terribly overcrowded, and with no homes for the pups, there was likely to be only one alternative for many of the dogs. Fortunately, the shelter found help from various organizations including GreaterGood.org, a charity specializing in improving animal welfare, which funded the flight of Delaware’s new furry friends. The flight was also funded by Wings of Rescue, a charity that works to airlift animals in life-threatening situations. “It’s no small feat, logistically, to get all those animals to...

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Arizona Tourism Breaks Records, But Residents Still Struggle To Achieve Financial Security

Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 in Featured News | 0 comments

According to research recently released by the Arizona Office of Tourism, a record-breaking 43 million overnight visitors spent time in the Grand Canyon State last year. But while they funneled in $58 million per day, other data shows that full-time AZ residents are less financially secure than those who live elsewhere in the United States. Domestic visitation increased by 2.7% from the previous year, with most visitors hailing from California, New York, and Illinois. Those who visited Arizona last year spent $21.2 billion total, which equates to more than $40,000 every minute. And that spending directly supported approximately 184,000 jobs throughout the state. Throughout the U.S., one out of nine jobs depends on travel and tourism. Since Arizona is an outdoor adventurer’s dream, it’s no surprise that the tourism-related positions in the state generated $6.5 billion in employment revenue...

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The Complicated, Confusing Meaning Of ‘Made In USA’

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in Featured News | 0 comments

American manufacturing is having a bit of a moment in 2017, thanks in large part to some close attention from the White House. President Trump rode into office on the promise of a greater American manufacturing industry, and millions of workers are eager to see him deliver on those promises. To that end, President Trump recently hosted “Made in America” week at the White House, where he celebrated American-made goods. But what exactly does it mean when an item is designated as “Made In The USA?” It’s a lot more complicated than you may think. Somewhere around 50% of products “Made In America” require welding, but the Federal Trade Commission is actually the body that determines who earns this coveted label. No matter how much welding or American labor went into the product, the label doesn’t say “Assembled in...

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Massive HVAC Company Comes To Rural Texas – 4.2 Million Square Feet Complex

Posted by on Jun 29, 2017 in Featured News | 0 comments

Texas continues to grow its economic power despite the low oil prices that are affecting its largest industry and export. Recently, a Japanese HVAC company made the move to build a mega factory for its AC production outside Houston. This factory, a sprawling 4.2 million-square-foot complex, is set to be one of the largest buildings in the area. Its roof alone spans 100 acres. In comparison, the average Walmart Store is 100,000 square feet. The company behind this giant of a facility is Daikin, and it has invested around $500 million on what can be considered its most advanced factory yet. But why would Daikin build this mega factory in rural Waller County, Texas? It’s because Texas has one of the best HVAC markets in the country, something that Takeshi Ebisu, head of Daikin’s U.S. Operations, firmly believes. “It’s...

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