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TUCSON — Nicknamed "Old Pueblo," Tucson is a city with many faces. It's a college town. It's an artist town. It's even still a Wild West town. Every February, southern Arizona's biggest city, located 115 miles (185 kilometers) below Phoenix, keeps schools open on President's Day but closes them later in the week for the annual Tucson Rodeo Parade.
In this Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 photo, Jessamyn Hodge, of the South Boston neighborhood of Boston, leaps over a railing during a Parkour training class in Brookline, Mass. Parkour, developed in France in the 1980s, borrows elements from martial arts, gymnastics, rock climbing and other athletic fields to enable participants to turn obstacles like park benches, trees, guardrails, and buildings into tools they can use to nimbly propel themselves forward. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
In this Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 photo, Blake Evitt, an instructor with Parkour Generations Americas, grips a rail while showing his students technique during a Parkour training class in Brookline, Mass. Parkour, developed in France in the 1980s, borrows elements from martial arts, gymnastics, rock climbing and other athletic fields to enable participants to turn obstacles like park benches, trees, guardrails, and buildings into tools they can use to nimbly propel themselves forward. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
As the veto of SB 1062 proved, not everything that the Center for Arizona policy wants gets enacted. But the organization also has sometimes – though not often – found itself railing unsuccessfully against legislative support for changes in law.
Train enthusiasts have an opportunity to learn about the history of Arizona railways as the Arizona Railway Museum will celebrate its 30th anniversary on March 1 at Tumbleweed Park in Chandler.
In what could be one of his final addresses to Mesa, Mayor Scott Smith looked back at the accomplishments the city has made and provided a hint of optimism for the future during his annual State of the City speech on Feb. 4 at the Mesa Convention Center.
SOMERVILLE, Mass. — It takes a little effort to find backbar, hidden at the end of a dark hallway off a small alley just outside Boston. But once you take a seat in the cozy space and someone sets down a ramekin of spicy caramel popcorn and a craft cocktail, you may never want to leave.
SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah resort long known as a skiers' mountain has been sued for refusing to open its slopes to snowboarders — a legal action that again exposed a culture clash on the slopes.
The City of Mesa will host two public meetings to collect input on an environmental component of the light rail extension as part of a process to procure a grant from the EPA.
My wish for a new year? Plenty, mostly good health and happiness for my family and yours.
It’s been two years since the Season 2 finale of Sherlock when the renowned sleuth presumably died, but Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) is about to rise from the grave. Eight, Arizona PBS welcomes Sherlockians to get the jump on the nationwide premiere of the highly-anticipated Sherlock: Season 3 with a Jan. 9 free preview screening of episode one “The Empty Hearse” – ten days before it’s Jan. 19 airing.
ATLANTA — Many people who visit Atlanta for the hundreds of conventions the city hosts each year never make it out of the few blocks around their hotels. But the city has much more to offer, and some attractions are even free.
The holidays call for perfectly justified cravings that may border on obsessive any other time of the year. Among the sweet and savory flavors of the season are burgeoning craft breweries that have fast become local fan favorites. Warm up this winter at one of these hopps-spots, and satisfy your taste for seasonal suds.
Ride the rails at the at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, where you can enjoy Christmas light displays, cups of hot chocolate and a visit with Santa.
The City of Mesa held a grand-opening ceremony for a new facility to house independent seniors in the downtown area.
When he was a young boy, Mesa Mayor and native Scott Smith remembers what it was like being a child growing up in the fun-filled environment of downtown Mesa. He now looks to the future as he and the city plan for the new urban environment he knows downtown Mesa can eventually become.
Christmas arrived on Dec. 2 for the Mesa Martin Luther King Jr. committee, as the Mesa City Council voted unanimously to rename 3rd Place — located off Center Street south of University Drive — to Martin Luther King Jr. Way in the downtown corridor.
Valley Metro will hold a collection drive at Tempe Marketplace on Sunday to support teens who need basic supplies.
Tempe officials are expected large crowds and lots of traffic on Saturday, thanks to a big football game at Arizona State University's Sun Devil Stadium and numerous other public events in the Phoenix suburb.
Nearly a year ago, I hosted the first Downtown Development Summit at the Mesa Arts Center. We invited developers and financiers from Arizona and around the country to come see what downtown Mesa had to offer. We highlighted development opportunities and showcased available properties through downtown and along the light rail corridor.
Trains and holiday traditions go together for several in the East Valley and across the Phoenix metro area.
Some cooks like to change up the Thanksgiving meal — a sous vide turkey here, a sweet potato souffle there. But on a holiday dedicated to tradition, innovation can spark revolt.
KENOSHA, Wis. — When the auto plant here closed, this prosperous Wisconsin port city on Lake Michigan lost more than just its largest employer. Its sense of vitality seemed to drain away, and city leaders set out to find something that would inject life into the brick-storefront downtown while the economy went through a transition.