Semiconductor Company Will Trigger Growth in the North

By Brent Ruffner | Daily Independent Experts say the announcement of a Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturing company coming to the Valley will trigger new growth in north Phoenix, spurring the region to become a new epicenter for high-wage jobs. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. announced plans last year it would build a new facility in north Phoenix, …

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Short-Term Rental Senate Bill Dies in Arizona House

By Howard Fischer | Daily Independent State lawmakers quashed the last remaining measure to rein in short-term vacation rentals on April 1, concluding that it did so little as to not be worth the effort. Senate Bill 1379 would have allowed communities to impose fines on owners who fail to provide information for police and …

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REALTOR® Warning About Texted Offers to Buy Homes

By Brent Ruffner | Daily Independent Owning a home in the Valley often means getting a pesky, annoying text message from an unknown someone wanting to buy it. A top official from the Arizona Association of Realtors® has, too. “I receive them myself,” said Arizona Realtors® President-Elect Gary Nelson. While the practice may skirt a …

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Scottsdale COVID-19 Cases Swell

Daily Independent In about two months time, Scottsdale’s COVID-19 case count has more than doubled as the global pandemic rages on. Numbers provided by the Arizona Department of Health Services on Dec. 14 show 12,286 total cases of COVID-19 mapped to Scottsdale’s nine ZIP codes. On Oct. 5, Independent Newsmedia reported 6,103 cases of COVID-19 …

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