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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
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
Grand Canyon National Park
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
Russell Begaye
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
swift transportation
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
house for sale
One of the world’s largest credit agencies has agreed to pay nearly $1 billion to settle claims by Arizona and other states that it did not rate risky mortgages accurately.
Jan. 16, 2017
Thanks to work done by National Park Service archaeologist Matt Guebard and a team, longtime assumptions about Montezuma Castle in northern Arizona are being modified.
Jan. 16, 2017
Arizonans have joined the rest of the nation in celebrating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But the state is still trying to shake the image as being one of the last to officially observe the holiday.
Jan. 16, 2017
Traffic backed up on Interstate 17
We spoke with Eric Anderson, transportation director for the Maricopa Association of Governments, about improving the Broadway Curve and working to prevent flooding on I-17.
Jan. 16, 2017
Solar panels
ASU and PayPal recently announced they would buy solar power from the APS-operated Red Rock Solar Plant south of Casa Grande.
Jan. 16, 2017
Navajo Generating Station
Industries across America are changing, especially when it comes to energy sources. So, when news broke that the Navajo Generating Station might shut down in just a few years, it wasn’t too much of a surprise.
Jan. 16, 2017
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Before Trump had named a VA secretary, we spoke with Matt Dobson of the Arizona branch of Concerned Veterans of America. Now that David Shulkin has been selected, we checked in with Dobson again.
Jan. 16, 2017
Arizon Gov. Doug Ducey
Gov. Doug Ducey unveiled his budget proposal on Friday for the upcoming fiscal year. The $9.8 billion plan includes around $176 million in new money that would go to K-12 education, that’s the largest share of new spending.
Jan. 16, 2017
Grand Canyon National Park
Guidebook writer and Grand Canyon guide Tyler Williams on his experience visiting the ponderosa pine at the Grand Canyon.
Jan. 16, 2017
cactus league spring training logo
We’re just a little more than a month away from the start of Spring Training here in the Valley and expectations are already high.
Jan. 16, 2017
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox
Efforts to connect Tucson businesses across the Mexican border have found a new partner: former Mexican President Vicente Fox.
Jan. 16, 2017
The new head of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure wants a dime a gallon increase in Arizona’s gasoline tax.
Jan. 16, 2017
Pinal County Search and Rescue teams are looking for three missing hikers in the Superstition Mountains.
Jan. 16, 2017
mass
Sacred Heart Catholic Church is simple but cozy. The Church wants better ways to serve Latinos. The V Encuentro, or fifth meeting, asks Latinos to help build a map for the next 10 to 20 years.
Jan. 16, 2017

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