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Imagine investing $800,000 into a program and see it generate $6 million in a year. Local First Arizona says it’s happening through the Arizona Economic Recovery Center.
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Jun. 13, 2022
soccer ball
Amid a tight labor market, jobs are going unfilled in just about every sector of the economy. In Arizona and across the country, that includes youth sports referees.
Jun. 11, 2022
Red and white electric guitar on stand with amp
A portion of Eighth Street in Tempe is being renamed to “Allison Road Avenue” to celebrate the Gin Blossoms, one of the city’s most popular musical acts.
Jun. 10, 2022
Chris Garagiola Seth Beer
Joe Garagiola closed his long broadcasting career about a decade ago as a TV analyst for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Now, in a way, his grandson Chris is following in his footsteps.
Jun. 10, 2022
Maryvale Pool Phoenix
After years of closures around the Valley, this year's summer starts off with a splash as more public pools reopen. But a lifeguard shortage in the city of Phoenix is still leaving a number of them closed.
Jun. 10, 2022
Robert Sarver
The NBA commissioner told Yahoo Sports that the investigation of Robert Sarver is getting close to the end. The league’s review of the Phoenix Suns owner was launched in the wake of toxic workplace allegations, which Sarver has denied.
Jun. 9, 2022
Camelback Mountain Echo Canyon Trail
The city of Phoenix is closing a number of popular hiking trails during excessively hot days this summer.
Jun. 9, 2022
Uprooted exhibition at Modified Arts
An exhibition at Modified Arts in Phoenix features an array of pieces — digital and otherwise — by artists who are also activists focused on what imperialism has done to their homes, including Korea and the Philippines.
Jun. 9, 2022
Oscar Howe Fighting Bucks painting
What defines Native American art? ASU professor Jacob Meders explores the history of balancing Indigenous identity and creativity.
Jun. 8, 2022
A Coconino High School graduate has placed high in a national poetry recitation contest. After several preliminary rounds between competing presenters at local and state levels, Oscar Manuel Landa Samano placed third in the national finals of the Poetry Out Loud contest last weekend.
Jun. 7, 2022
Brittney Griner
At the rally was Trevor Reed, a Marine recently released from Russia, and Philonise Floyd, the brother of George Floyd.
Jun. 7, 2022
Red and white electric guitar on stand with amp
One-hit wonders — are they cursed songs, giving their artists a brief taste of popularity? Or amazing songs that will forever be remembered in our pop culture consciousness? To learn what makes a one-hit wonder, The Show spoke with music writer Amy Young.
Jun. 7, 2022
Corey Woods
A passionate Tempe City Council meeting at the end of last week led to a 5-2 vote in favor of going forward with negotiations on a possible entertainment district and hockey arena for the Arizona Coyotes.
Jun. 6, 2022
What do a middle-grade novelist, thriller enthusiast and swingers have in common? It’s all fodder for the season ender of Word, a podcast about literature in Arizona and the region hosted by KJZZ’s Tom Maxedon.
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Jun. 4, 2022
Arizona Coyotes Tempe arena development rendering
The Tempe City Council voted Thursday to begin negotiations with a developer on a new entertainment district, including a new arena for the Arizona Coyotes. The construction of residential property in the district may lead to legal trouble between Phoenix and Tempe.
Jun. 3, 2022
a screen shot of Long Line of Ladies trailer
Often, in American culture, when a girl gets her first period it’s a hushed affair. But the film "Long Line of Ladies" portrays a very different picture for a young woman and her family.
Jun. 3, 2022
This weekend, nine high school students from around the U.S. will compete in the national championship of the Poetry Out Loud competition. And Oscar Manuel Landa Samano will be among them.
Jun. 3, 2022
Arizona Coyotes Tempe arena development rendering
The Tempe City Council has voted to negotiate with the Arizona Coyotes on a proposed development of nearly $2 billion that would include a new arena for the franchise.
Jun. 3, 2022
Erin Cox design
Erin Cox loves vintage designs and bringing out the history and personality in clothes in unique ways.
Jun. 2, 2022
Phoenix will spend up to $400,000 to buy a bookmobile. The City Council approved using federal COVID-19 stimulus funds from the American Rescue Plan Act on Wednesday.
Jun. 1, 2022


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