🌱 39,000 Fentanyl Pills Seized + Retail Space Vacancy Rate
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Here are the top three stories in Phoenix today:
- Arizona saw a 30.4 percent increase in gun violence between 2015 and 2020. The state ranks 20th on a list of states ranked by gun violence rates. Kansas tops the list with a 49.7 percent increase during the same time frame. The Phoenix Police Department has reported 342 armed robberies in 2022, so far – a significant decrease compared to last year. Click for department reports. (patch)
- The Phoenix Police Department arrested a man for having 39,000 fentanyl pills during a traffic stop. The department was able to develop probable cause for the traffic stop since the individual was involved in illegal drug sales. $15,000 in cash was recovered during the traffic stop, as well. The man’s identity was not included in the department’s announcement. (KTAR.com)
- Phoenix’s retail space market has had the lowest rate of vacancy since 2007. The vacancy rate is a good metric of Phoenix’s retail resilience during a time of national economic uncertainty. The average vacancy rate in the valley is currently at 6.6 percent. It is usually at 8.8 percent. (The Business Journals)
Today in Phoenix:
- Aikido in the Garden At Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix (7:00 AM)
- Phoenix Metro Chamber Foundation’s Bowling for Bach Fundraiser At Let It Roll Bowl & Entertainment (2:00 PM)
From my notebook:
- Don’t plan your weekend travel without first checking this list of road improvement projects. Click to view the full list of projects through Monday. (North Central News)
- Phoenix has plenty of concerts this weekend. Click for the full list that includes Big Time Rush and Billy Idol. (Phoenix New Times)
- The Phoenix Fire Department shares photos of its Hazardous Material Teams responding to a gas leak. Click to view the interesting photos. (Phoenix Fire Department via Facebook)
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— Miranda Fraraccio
About me: Miranda Fraraccio is a born and raised Rhode Islander, now living in New York. She works as a staff writer for content creation agency Lightning Media Partners and is a graduate of The University of Rhode Island, where she earned a degree in Writing & Rhetoric and Communication Studies. In her free time, you can find her traveling, drinking tea, or photographing her neighborhood as a street photographer.