El Pinacate
Tour operators in neighboring Sonora are trying to come to an agreement with communal landowners near the El Pinacate biosphere reserve after blockades have cut off entrance to key areas.
Nov. 17, 2022
Phoenix Rising
The highest-level professional soccer franchise in Arizona will soon call its namesake home. On Wednesday, the Phoenix City Council unanimously approved leasing Sky Harbor Airport-owned land to the Phoenix Rising FC.
Nov. 16, 2022
Beginning May 3, Arizona airline travelers will need a federally compliant form of identification. Bill Lamoreaux is the spokesperson for the Arizona Department of Transportation, and he says this is something that needs to be done quickly for all future travel.
Nov. 16, 2022
Downtown Phoenix Ambassador Hans Hughes
A City Council vote is scheduled for Wednesday to honor a popular figure in downtown Phoenix who died more than a year ago.
Nov. 14, 2022
Tempe City Hall
The city of Tempe is asking for public feedback on proposed additional new regulations for short-term rentals beginning with a virtual event Monday. The city is one of several municipalities across the state desiring a move toward such new requirements.
Nov. 13, 2022
In Scottsdale, the annual Canal Convergence art exhibition is celebrating its 10th year of featuring large-scale creative works. Natalie Marsh, director of Arts Learning and Innovation for the city, recently talked to PBS’s “Arizona Horizon” about the event.
Nov. 6, 2022
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The hometown of well-known drug-lords like “El Chapo” could soon be the site of a museum on the history of cartels in the Mexican state of Sinaloa.
Nov. 4, 2022
Wave at Vermillion Cliffs National Monument
In March, the Bureau of Land Management switched to a reservation app for Coyote Buttes North, which made it easier for hikers to see the Wave, a popular feature near the Utah-Arizona border. Now the agency has expanded the new system.
Nov. 2, 2022
white jaguar vehicle parked next to a building
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport becomes the first airport to offer paid trips using self-driving cars.
Nov. 1, 2022
wide view of outside building and trees
Nearly three years after a consultant’s suggestion, the Phoenix Convention Center is moving forward with plans to create an entertainment district.
Oct. 27, 2022
Phoenix food innovation center
Construction will soon get underway for a food innovation center at the site of a former landfill in south Phoenix.
Oct. 25, 2022
The first in a series of public engagement sessions for a large-scale downtown Glendale reinvestment project happens Wednesday night. The $70 million plan will revitalize City Hall, the parking structure, Murphy Park and its amphitheater.
Oct. 25, 2022
Phoenix pride crosswalk
A rainbow crosswalk in downtown Phoenix is looking brighter after the colors were refreshed ahead of this weekend’s block party.
Oct. 20, 2022
Grand Canyon National Park North Rim
As winter approaches, the Grand Canyon’s North Rim is preparing to make its seasonal shift to limited operations.
Oct. 8, 2022
Andrés Manuel López Obrador
The Mexican government is working on a plan to establish a state-owned airline that would be operated by the military.
Oct. 4, 2022
London Bridge Lake Havasu City
A popular tourist destination in Arizona is getting federal funds to boost its emergency response.
Sep. 27, 2022
City Sign
The Goodyear City Council has approved new measures for short-term rentals. Those include a license, notifying neighbors and a mandatory response time to respond to complaints.
Sep. 24, 2022
The Peoria City Council recently adopted a new arts and culture plan. It was crafted in part with input from more than 800 survey responses from town residents and businesses.
Sep. 19, 2022
Sonoran Mountain Bike Corridor
Compared to Arizona, mountain biking and other off-road cycling disciplines are relatively new sports in Sonora. Many of the existing trails are recently built, and new riders are hitting the available dirt all the time. But in a thirty-mile corridor at the southern end of the state, growth has been particularly dynamic.
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Sep. 16, 2022
Deb Haaland
The U.S. Department of the Interior announced that the Board on Geographic Names has officially replaced nearly 650 names that had previously included a slur historically used against Indigenous women. Sixty-five of those renamed geographic features are in Arizona.
Sep. 8, 2022


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