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Arizona Mirror celebrates 1 year of independent journalism

This past year has been the most rewarding and fun year I’ve had in journalism in a long, long time. And I have you, dear reader, to thank for that.It's hard to believe, but we launched the Arizona Mirror exactly one year ago today.

‘America helps humanity’: Arizonans advocate for refugee resettlement in the midst of possible shutdown

The smell of fried oil filled the room inside the International Rescue Committee offices in Glendale. Rodain Abo Zeed, donning a white chef uniform top and a tan hijab, turned behind small kitchen counter as she prepared falafels, tabbouleh and baklava with cashews.

Jobs grow quickly in Maricopa County, but wages lag slightly

New figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics show that Arizona’s two largest counties saw a significant year-over-year growth in the number of jobs in the first quarter of 2019, but wage growth lagged behind.

Arizona joins 48 other states in antitrust investigation into Google

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is joining attorneys general from 48 other states in an antitrust investigation into tech giant Google.

Embattled APS chief Brandt to retire

Don Brandt, the embattled CEO of Arizona Public Service and its parent company Pinnacle West, will retire in November.

‘Trump Unity Bridge’ float comes to AZ Capitol

Workers near the Arizona Capitol were jarred Monday when a pro-Trump float blasting Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA" briefly posted up outside the Executive Tower, where Gov. Doug Ducey's office is located.

Autonomous semi-trucks have been driving along I-10 for months and no one noticed

Tech startup TuSimple has been carrying mail for UPS in autonomous semi-trucks between Phoenix and Tucson for “several weeks” with little fanfare.

Brandt will testify, asks for delay. But why?

I wonder if the corporation commissioners are aware that delaying bad publicity before shareholders might be a motivating factor for Brandt seeking that delay.

Biggs 1 of only 3 votes against anti-robocall bill

Arizona Congressman Andy Biggs was one of only three members of the U.S. House of Representatives to vote against a bill aimed at curbing robocalls.

Drone nearly grounds aircraft fighting Museum Fire

Earlier this week Gov. Doug Ducey warned about the issues drones can create for firefighters. Just two days later, a drone almost shut down firefighting operations on the Museum Fire burning north of Flagstaff.
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