For years, the Valley’s hotel industry has relied on "staycations" to attract locals — especially during the slower summer months. The idea is for Arizona residents to check into resorts for a weekend or more and enjoy the spa, swimming pool and restaurants. But, the newer trend is to focus on locals year-round.
Jan. 17, 2017
The price of a lifetime National Parks pass for U.S. citizens over 62 years old has been $10 since 1994, but it won’t be for much longer. Congress passed legislation in December boosting the price to $80.
Jan. 17, 2017

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Safety concerns, taxpayer costs and complaints from residents and business owners have Phoenix leaders taking a closer look at car shows held along Central Avenue.
Jan. 17, 2017
Thousands of new homes are planned for construction in Queen Creek, and the local school district expects to double its enrollment in the next 10 years.
Jan. 17, 2017
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Several top Navajo Nation leaders will be heading to Washington, D.C., this week to participate in activities surrounding the U.S. presidential inauguration. They hope to outline goals they’d like the Trump administration to address.
Jan. 16, 2017
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An Arizona federal judge ruled late last week that certain drivers for Phoenix-based Swift Transportation are employees, not contractors.
Jan. 16, 2017
The world is watching as Donald Trump’s inauguration is just a few days away, and there are other very important international stories happening this week.
Jan. 16, 2017

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In March 2014, the flight vanished from radar with 239 people on board. Search crews have examined more than 45,000 square miles of the Indian Ocean, to no avail.
Jan. 17, 2017
A report by the Guttmacher Institute, a research group that backs legalized abortion, puts the 2014 rate at 14.6 abortions per 1,000 women of childbearing age — the lowest recorded rate since 1973.
Jan. 17, 2017
Donald Trump's nominee for Education Secretary faces tough questions as her Senate confirmation hearings start today.
Jan. 17, 2017
In the 1950s and '60s, payola scandals led to Congressional investigations. Though today's tactics are more nuanced than handing a DJ a briefcase full of money, pay for play is still alive and well.
Jan. 17, 2017
Drugmakers have brought almost 450 orphan drugs to market and collected rich incentives by doing so. But nearly a third of the medicines aren't new or were repurposed many times for financial gain.
Jan. 17, 2017