Organized retail theft pushes stores to change how we shop

Organized retail theft paired with inflation has pushed some major retailers to make drastic security changes in an effort to keep them from the brink of closure.Some stores have locked up some inventory, creating an inconvenience for customers, while some loss prevention associates have been equipped with body cameras.Arizona Retail Association says organized retail theft…

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Arizona budget plan squeaks through House

PHOENIX — A plan to balance the state budget squeaked through the Legislature Saturday over the objections of some Republicans who said it spends too much and Democrats who said it spends too little.The package, which was set for final Senate approval, cuts $729 million from the current budget, reducing it to $17.2 billion. That…

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‘Fantastically busy’ Brent Brennan talks camps, transfer portal, navigating through NIL era, and Arizona’s feel-good program

One of Arizona football’s boosters wanted to meet with head coach Brent Brennan for dinner.After all, it’s June, which is slow for a college football coach, right?“He said, ‘When can we get together?’ I said,’Well…’” Brennan said.Sure, the season is just over two months away and training camp doesn’t start until July 30, but Brennan…

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Sale continues to sail at home, improves to 9-2

ATLANTA — Austin Riley drove in three runs with three hits, including a two-run home run, Marcell Ozuna added a three-run shot and the Atlanta Braves’ long-suffering offense offered signs of recovery in a 7-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night.Chris Sale (9-2) improved to 7-0 at home. The left-hander allowed 2…

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Where CEOs live

Housing is a basic need. No matter how expensive it gets, people still need somewhere to live.Given this truism, it’s no wonder that the populations of America’s so-called superstar cities have stagnated while the Sun Belt’s metropolitan areas have boomed. When a city — or, as in the case of California, an entire state —…

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Ag-to-urban bill saves groundwater while building the housing Arizona needs

Arizona’s challenges with water supply and housing affordability are linked. But not in the way you may think.Despite a roughly seven-fold population increase, Arizona actually uses less water now than it did in the mid-1950s.Improvements in agriculture and farming water efficiency have helped make this possible, but it’s largely due to the state’s transition from…

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Irvin Siegle OBITUARY

Irvin ”Sonny” Siegle, age 66, of Scottsdale, Arizona, formerly of Grayslake; passed away Thursday, November 3, 2005. Irv was born October 2, 1939 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to the late Harold Siegle and Rose Cohen Siegle, formerly of Gary, Indiana. Irv made the greater Chicagoland area his home for most of his life. Irv will be…

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