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Thousands of people attended the International Franchise Association’s annual convention in downtown Phoenix.
Feb. 19, 2024
Billboard magazine recognized The Rebel Lounge as the “Best Venue Under 500-Capacity.” The Phoenix hotspot is a favorite venue for live music.
Feb. 17, 2024
Matt Baxter author of "Running Up the Mountain."
The Show spoke with professional runner and author Matt Baxter about how Flagstaff is the ideal destination for long distance runners.
Feb. 15, 2024
hotel room
Preparations are underway for the Valley to host the NCAA Men’s Final Four. The local organizing committee expects Phoenix hotels to book 22,658 room nights with an average daily rate of $359.
Feb. 14, 2024
Golfer swings
The Show spoke with Jack Hirsh, the assistant editor at GOLF Magazine, about how this past Waste Management Phoenix Open may have prompted changes for the future.
Feb. 14, 2024
The Guardians of the Grand Canyon Ram Dancers, based in Havasupai Falls, performed a social circle dance on Sunday at the Arizona Indian Festival in Old Town Scottsdale.
Grand Canyon National Park generates nearly $1 billion annually from tourism, including tribal arts and crafts. National Park Service staff recently traveled to the Arizona Indian Festival to expand representation among those harder-to-reach tribal communities.
Feb. 8, 2024
TSA bomb-sniffing dog Don, a German shorthaired pointer
Bomb-sniffing dogs had been used in a limited capacity for years by the time the TSA was founded in the immediate aftermath of 9/11. But in 2008, the Explosion Detection Dogs Program was created, and they’ve become an essential part of airport security.
Feb. 8, 2024
Feet on pedal on bicycle
Laura Pastor wants to make traditional pedal bicycles more accessible downtown, but there could be financial challenges. And a report from city staff says e-bikes are used more often.
Feb. 6, 2024
A view of some seats and screens at Sky Harbor Airport in Terminal 4. Some people can be seen sitting or walking around.
The milestone came during a year that saw the Valley host Super Bowl LVII, the World Series and the annual Waste Management Phoenix Open. The airport served nearly 49 million passengers in 2023.
Jan. 30, 2024
American Airlines sign
American Airlines is eliminating more than 300 jobs in metro Phoenix.
Jan. 30, 2024
Display of Arizona minerals
The Show spoke with Jim Nintzel, a member of the Report for America corps serving as government and political impact reporter for the online Tucson Sentinel, about the upcoming Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.
Jan. 30, 2024
wheelchair user
Scottsdale has its eyes on a growing travel market: people with disabilities.
Jan. 23, 2024
A blue sign hangs from the ceiling at Sky Harbor Airport. It reads 'International Arrivals.'
Announced Monday, Air France is now the 23rd airline to fly with Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport.
Jan. 22, 2024
Scottsdale City Hall
Scottsdale residents and businesses have been voicing concerns about loud entertainment venues and special events. In response, the city launched a sound-monitoring project more than a year ago to gather data throughout the city.
Jan. 20, 2024
A row of blue wheelchairs against a wall
Traveling can be stressful in the best of circumstances. Now, imagine boarding a packed flight or clearing customs with a loved one who has dementia. It can be challenging. A workshop being offered at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport on dementia-friendly air travel can help.
Jan. 11, 2024
Fiesta Bowl crowd 2019
Football fans from across the country will descend on Glendale as the University of Oregon Ducks take on the Liberty University Flames for the annual Fiesta Bowl match at State Farm Stadium.
Dec. 29, 2023
security at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
After Sky Harbor hosted its first dementia travel workshop over the summer, staff are bringing it back on Wednesday, January 10.
Dec. 28, 2023
Border crossing buildings
The Arizona Chamber of Commerce is calling on the Biden Administration and Congress to find a way to reopen the Lukeville Port of Entry.
Dec. 27, 2023
Grand Canyon National Park and Kaibab National Forest
When COVID forced shutdowns of movie theaters, restaurants and malls, Americans started to spend more time in the great outdoors. That started a trend that could impact Arizona’s public lands.
Dec. 25, 2023
basketball
For decades, the NCAA has held the men’s basketball Final Four inside football stadiums – including the Arizona Cardinals’ home venue in 2017. Local preparations continue as the mega sporting event will return to Glendale in April for a second time.
Dec. 22, 2023

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