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Arizona Man Grants Christmas Wishes For Little Girl In Mexico
A little girl in Mexico attached a Christmas wish list to a balloon and sent it aloft and a man in Patagonia, Arizona, discovered it. He decided to grant her wishes.
Dec. 24, 2018
Phoestivus Market A Phoenix Holiday Tradition
It’s important to note that not all people celebrate Christmas. Of course, Hannukah is probably the most well-known “other” December holiday, but The Show discovered that one that’s gaining steam is Phoestivus, the holiday for the rest of us.
Dec. 24, 2018
Sounds Of The City: Bells Jingle Across Valley During Holidays
Listen to the sounds of Garrett Helminski and Renee Gerke ringing in the donations for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign.
Dec. 24, 2018
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Ben's Bells were there after the 2011 shooting at a supermarket in Tucson that left former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords critically injured. And they were there after the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. There is the story behind the small bells hung in the face of hardship, and why they also chime in Phoenix.
Dec. 24, 2018
Phoenix Loses Lost Lake Music Festival
Lost Lake Music Festival last year drew more than 45,000 fans to Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix. Ahead of the 2018 version, organizers cancelled the event.
Dec. 24, 2018
Untold Arizona: Tracing Arizona’s Turquoise Legacy Through Time
This year KJZZ commemorated Arizona’s birthday by dispatched our reporters far and wide to bring you stories from the region you've probably never heard before. We called the series “Untold Arizona” and our correspondents brought back surprising stories from a range of subjects.
Dec. 24, 2018
Arizona Chefs Named As Semifinalists For Best Chef: Southwest
The James Beard Awards are like the Oscars of the food world, and this year, three Arizona chefs were named as semifinalists for Best Chef: Southwest.
Dec. 24, 2018
Tiny Desert Concert: Calexico
Calexico is one of the most notable bands to come from Arizona. For many, its music — which is sometimes called “desert noir” — is synonymous with the Southwest.
Dec. 24, 2018
How Does Arizona Fair On Family And Medical Leave?
It’s been 25 years since the Family and Medical Leave Act, known as FMLA, was approved by the federal government, and in the years since then, half of U.S. states haven’t moved beyond the basics related to protection of unpaid leave.
Dec. 24, 2018
Sounds Of The City: 10,000 Lights To Illuminate Arizona
Listen to the sounds of Ryan Etherton decorating the 80-foot-tall Christmas tree at the Outlets at Anthem.
Dec. 24, 2018
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The World Health Organization announced this year that it was officially classifying “gaming disorder” as a mental health condition in its 11th edition of its International Classification of Diseases.
Dec. 24, 2018
Christmas Stuffing: Arizona Class Introduces Beginners To Taxidermy
In the last decade or so, the art of preserving dead animals has been given new life. All across the country, communities of amateur taxidermists have sprung up.
Dec. 24, 2018
How Do You Celebrate Christmas? Survey Finds Religion
A new survey by Pew Research Center finds nine in 10 American adults plan to celebrate Christmas. But the way in which they celebrate appears to be changing.
Dec. 24, 2018
Author Details Parenting Mistakes When Teaching Kids To Succeed
Every parents wants their kids to succeed, and we try to give them all of the best advice to try to get them there. Do you try to keep them busy? Well, one leading happiness researcher — yes, that’s really what she does — says that’s not always the best approach.
Dec. 24, 2018
Pile Into The Station Wagon: The History Of Family Road Trips
When you were a kid, did you and your family ever pile into a station wagon for a family road trip? If you did, you're not alone. Lots of families used to do this, and many still do. Rich Ratay has written a book about this time-honored family tradition.
Dec. 24, 2018
Marriage Battles As Family Tradition: 2 Generations Struggle For Equality
And now, a love story and a life story. That’s how Susan Green describes her book, "The Marriage Battle: A Family Tradition."
Dec. 24, 2018
Do Open Offices Really Promote Collaboration?
More offices lately — even outside of Silicon Valley — are being designed as “open concept.” No more cubicles, no more walled-off suites. But are they worth the cost savings, and do they really make us communicate more?
Dec. 24, 2018
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New leaders in the Scottsdale Unified School District will weigh in on the search for a new superintendent early next year. The board considered appointing acting Superintendent John Kriekard the permanent leader at a meeting Dec. 20, but ultimately took no action.
Dec. 24, 2018
Ducey, Mesnard Clash Over Arizona Tax Plan
Arizona state lawmakers and Gov. Doug Ducey still haven’t decided how to get in line with the major federal tax law now going into full effect.
Dec. 24, 2018
Battle Lines Drawn In Discrimination Case
A controversial case that will test the strength of Phoenix’s gay anti-discrimination law. The Arizona Supreme Court is preparing for oral arguments, and briefs filed in the case reveal who’s on which side.
Dec. 24, 2018

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