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kachina coyote
Commissioner Gary Bettman says the NHL is still committed to Arizona after Tempe voters rejected a referendum for a Coyotes arena. Bettman says the team is looking at other areas around Phoenix for a long-term home.
Jun. 5, 2023
The Mandalorian costumes at Phoenix Fan Fusion
Despite triple-digit heat this weekend, costumed characters descended on downtown Phoenix for the annual Fan Fusion gathering. Fans of Stars Wars, comic books and anime were part of the eclectic crowd.
Jun. 3, 2023
John Avila tells a story in a microphone.
John Avila went to prison at 21 years old for a DUI. He says it felt like his life was over. John only had two-and-a-half years, but a conversation with a man with three consecutive life sentences put things in perspective.
Jun. 2, 2023
shade and trees
For the second time in a year, Phoenix is earmarking millions in federal funds to add trees and shade canopies to neighborhoods disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
Jun. 1, 2023
downtown phoenix light rail
A Phoenix council member opposed to using tax dollars on stadiums is now supporting a bid to host major sporting events.
Jun. 1, 2023
books on a shelf
Mark Athitakis is a freelance book critic in Chandler. He spoke with The Show about what he’s excited about this summer — and what he’s seeing, in terms of the kinds of books that are coming out as the temperatures climb.
Jun. 1, 2023
Kevin Durant
Phoenix Suns star Kevin Durant first signed with Nike when he came into the NBA in 2007, and now he is one of a small handful of athletes to have lifetime deals with the company. It’s a significant — and unusual — agreement for both an athlete and a brand.
May. 31, 2023
Michelle Hoffman The Second Ending
Former Arizona Republic arts and entertainment writer Michelle Hoffman got a lot of rejections before an agent said yes to her first book, "The Second Ending."
May. 31, 2023
Drowning book by T.J. Newman
In a former life, T.J. Newman was a flight attendant and a bookseller at Changing Hands bookstore right here in the Valley. Now she is a New York Times bestselling author who’s just out with her second much anticipated book.
Booked: More author interviews from The Show
May. 30, 2023
Arizona Coyotes Clayton Keller
The Show talked about what might be next for the Coyotes with Sean Gentille, senior NHL writer for The Athletic, and started with what the conversations are like now within the NHL about the team’s future.
May. 30, 2023
person barrel racing at rodeo
The Apache Junction rodeo grounds will soon have a new owner. The city is buying the 20-acre site from the federal Bureau of Land Management.
May. 25, 2023
State Farm Stadium
Next year’s NCAA Final Four will be held at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, and the deadline to apply for tickets is coming up in one week.
May. 24, 2023
Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix
A national study of public parks released Wednesday puts several Valley cities in the bottom third with Gilbert ranking last among the 100 most populous U.S. communities.
May. 23, 2023
Roger Naylor hike
Every year, Arizonans dread the first 100-degree day, and we’re definitely deep in it now. We basically lock ourselves inside with air conditioning all summer. But Roger Naylor is here with some hope for us all on that front.
May. 23, 2023
Larisa Grollemond
When you think of a wizard, you probably think of an old man in long robes, probably with a long white beard and maybe a pointy hat. According to Larisa Grollemond, while wizards aren't real, this image of what one looks like is rooted in history.
May. 23, 2023
Alexander Vera-Phillips watching new Filipino character, TJ, on Sesame Street.
Kris Vera-Phillips shared her reflection on what representation in the media means for children after "Sesame Street" introduced a new Filipino American Muppet, TJ.
May. 22, 2023
On Friday, opening night of a new WNBA season, Brittney Griner played in her first regular season game with the Phoenix Mercury since being released from Russian detainment.
May. 20, 2023
Brittney Griner
Brittney Griner's life and career path have taken a sharp turn over the past 18 months following a nearly 10-month detainment in Russia on drug-related charges that ended with a prisoner swap in December.
May. 19, 2023
ASU baton twirler Cody Carter
Cody Carter graduated earlier this month with a degree in digital culture theater technology from ASU’s Barrett, the Honors College.
May. 17, 2023
Rio Salado Parkway sign
Lawyers for the Arizona Coyotes wrote that if a Phoenix lawsuit over the team’s proposed development near Sky Harbor Airport is successful, the future of pro hockey in Arizona will be over. What happens next in the court case is unclear now that Tempe voters have rejected the project.
May. 17, 2023


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