economy

Ryan Heinsius

Seattle, San Francisco, Santa Fe, and now Flagstaff are all cities that have recently implemented raises in their minimum wages. Last month, Flagstaff voters approved an increase to $15 an hour — nearly double the current minimum wage in Arizona. Even though it passed decisively, many business owners are now wondering how they’ll pull it off. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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A last-gasp lawsuit challenging a new voter-approved law raising the minimum wage is set for its first court hearing.

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An electric car maker is opening a new manufacturing plant near Casa Grande.

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Arizonans will spend a bit less for a traditional Thanksgiving meal this year. Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports a global food surplus is keeping prices down.


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Arizona voters will decide in November on Proposition 206, which would eventually raise the state’s minimum wage to $12 per hour. Democratic Congresswoman and U.S. Senate candidate Ann Kirkpatrick has officially endorsed the initiative. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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