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The seven very tall silos next to the Hayden Flour Mill are in the foreground of this picture. The mill itself is seen in the background. Another, mostly glass, building is seen behind that. There is a clear blue sky.
The development project calls for the Hayden Flour Mill silos and building new restaurants and shops, a public park, restoration of the mill and its silos, and an improved trailhead to the A Mountain.
Jan. 3, 2024
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was raised on a rural Arizona ranch near the border with New Mexico, and that’s where she’ll return, said son Scott O’Connor at her Phoenix funeral.
Dec. 22, 2023
Smiling woman in tan shirt and book cover
Historian and author Alaina Roberts spoke with The Show about how some efforts to focus on diverse icons of the West are more successful than others, and more about the historical figure Bass Reeves.
Dec. 20, 2023
Paolo Soleri
Preservationists are working to try and save a chapel on the University of Arizona campus that was designed by architect Paolo Soleri. Soleri is the person behind Arcosanti and its trademark bells.
Dec. 19, 2023
USS Arizona
This week marks the 82nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and a remembrance ceremony will be held Saturday at the state Capitol.
Dec. 8, 2023
Gaines Quammen and her book
The West is rife with myths — from cowboys and gunslingers in a lawless wasteland, to the idea that land is endless and free. All of that comes up in Betsy Gaines Quammen’s new book, "True West: Myth and Mending on the Far Side of America."
Dec. 8, 2023
Sandra Day O'Connor is sworn in as a Supreme Court justice
Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor will lie in repose for the public to pay their respects on Monday, Dec. 18, in the Great Hall of the U.S. Supreme Court, the court announced on Tuesday.
Dec. 5, 2023
Raoul Torrez is sitting down, wearing a blue shirt. He is holding up a large picture frame that shows off a collage of family photos, all of varying ages.
After 60 years of doing business in downtown Phoenix, the family behind Azteca Bridal is closing for good in mid-December — a couple weeks later than originally announced. Co-owner Raoul Torrez said his father, Adolfo Torrez, was proud of the store being somewhere everyone was welcome.
Dec. 4, 2023
Art Hamilton
Longtime Arizona lawmaker Art Hamilton, a Democrat who served in the state Legislature at the same time as then-state Senator Sandra Day O’Connor, shared his memories with The Show.
Dec. 1, 2023
Sandra Day O'Connor is sworn in as a Supreme Court justice
Ruth McGregor and Scott Bales, two retired members of the Arizona judiciary, joined The Show to remember former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, who died today at the age of 93.
Dec. 1, 2023
Sandra Day O'Connor is sworn in as a Supreme Court justice
Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor had a full, rich career and life in Arizona before she was appointed to the Supreme Court, serving in all three branches of government in the state she called home.
Dec. 1, 2023
Sandra Day O'Connor House
The Show recently visited the O’Connor House and sat in the living room to talk more with Sarah Suggs, president and CEO of the Sandra Day O’Connor Institute for American Democracy.
Dec. 1, 2023
Wedding dresses on display
Azteca Brida closed this week after 60 years in business near 10th and Washington streets in Phoenix. A staple in the Phoenix bridal and quinceañera industry, the shop remained family-owned for the entirety of its operation.
Nov. 29, 2023
The Show spoke with reporter Stacey Barchenger about a dispute over the Arizona Military Museum.
Nov. 28, 2023
Turf Paradise
The future of horse racing in Arizona is up in the air — multiple race tracks across the Valley are struggling financially. The uncertainty of when and where to hold races has affected thousands of workers in the horse racing industry.
Nov. 24, 2023
signs says welcome to mesa
The Show spoke with Mesa's Economic Development Director Bill Jabjiniak, as he is set to retire, about how Mesa has changed over the years.
Nov. 22, 2023
Albert Monroe Blakely and grandson Robert with Blakely Tumblers
The Show spoke with Kathleen Rambo, grandchild of Arizona's Blakely Oil founder, about how his legacy lives on in highly collectible Blakely glass tumblers and more.
Nov. 22, 2023
Kirk Sibley and Alan Wald
ASU and UA will both wrap up their last seasons in the Pac-12 on Saturday as they face off in the Territorial Cup in Tempe. The Show spoke with a former mascot from each school about what made the rivalry games special.
Nov. 22, 2023
Don Flemons
The Show spoke with Don Flemons, an American folk artist, about his new series on Curiosity Stream looking at the real, diverse history of the Wild West.
Nov. 21, 2023
Arizona Heritage Center
The Arizona Historical Society has temporarily closed its Arizona Heritage Center in Tempe and its Arizona History Museum in Tucson.
Nov. 19, 2023

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