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The Arizona Coyotes will likely be sold to Utah Jazz owner Ryan Smith shortly after the team's final game and will include a provision guaranteeing current owner Alex Meruelo an expansion team if a new arena is built within five years, a person with knowledge of the deal told the Associated Press on Saturday.
Apr. 15, 2024
River and trees
The 209-acre state park was originally privately owned and operated as a guest ranch with horse riding and boarding facilities. The state acquired Rockin’ River Ranch in 2008, and master planning happened in 2017 and early in 2018.
Apr. 12, 2024
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“Currently, we host approximately 290 screening events during these 11 days, whereas in the early years, it would have been around 40 or 50,” according to the festival executive director.
Apr. 12, 2024
What happens when our favorite teams bring in players who have done things away from the field that we object to? Jake Wojtowicz joined The Show talk about how sports fans can think about what to do when an objectionable player plays for their team.
Apr. 12, 2024
The front of a baseball field with a large sign spelling out Peoria Sports Complex
This year, the Arizona Cactus League drew its largest number of fans since 2019, the last season before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apr. 11, 2024
Hand holding sports tickets
Gov. Katie Hobbs has signed a bill into law that imposes limits on using bots to buy online tickets for concerts, sporting events and the like.
Apr. 11, 2024
The 20th annual “Pat’s Run” is this Saturday in Tempe. Nearly 30 thousand people will take part in the race honoring Pat Tillman, the Arizona Cardinals’ player who walked away from a lucrative contract to join the U.S. Army after 9/11. He was killed by friendly fire in 2004.
Apr. 11, 2024
A new attraction is coming to Arizona’s billion-dollar astro-tourism industry. Its backers hope it can bring the Valley into the space age and also breathe new life to an aging town.
Apr. 11, 2024
Mr. ORNG Patrick Battillo superfan at a Phoenix Suns basketball game
A Peoria High School boys basketball coach and popular Phoenix Suns superfan was arrested by Peoria police Tuesday night on charges related to child sex crimes.
Apr. 11, 2024
Arizona Coyotes Josh Doan
Multiple outlets are reporting that the NHL is preparing a contingency plan of sorts — two schedules for next season: one if the Coyotes stay in Tempe and one if the team is sold and relocated to Salt Lake City.
Apr. 11, 2024
Cardiac Canyon stretches for 2.5 miles and is part of Antelope Canyon near Page.
“Bad Indian: Hiding in Antelope Canyon” premiered at the Phoenix Film Festival and tells the story of Hastiin Tadidinii — whose name translates to "Corn Pollen Man" and who avoided the Long Walk forced on the Navajos starting in 1863.
Apr. 10, 2024
Kids on a beach in black and white photo
Long before Nina Newell was a pediatrician and writer here in Arizona, she and her family were refugees from Vietnam. She met filmmaker Cindy Lee in a writing class, and now her story will be featured at the Phoenix Film Festival.
Apr. 10, 2024
Welcome to Scottsdale marker sign
A day after issuing a strongly worded statement against a proposed arena for the Arizona Coyotes on his city’s border, Scottsdale Mayor David Ortega clarified that he’s open to the project, but for a slightly different location.
Apr. 9, 2024
Bad Indian poster and headshot of Joe Raffa
A new documentary premiering at the Phoenix Film Festival focuses on a Diné family in habiting Antelope Canyon. KJZZ host Tom Maxedon sat down with Joe Raffa, the the director of "Bad Indian: Hiding in Antelope Canyon," to learn more.
Apr. 9, 2024
Woman in uniform shirt surrounded by tennis players
Sheila McInerney has been Arizona State University's women's tennis coach for 40 years. She sat down with the Show at the Whitman Tennis Center in Tempe to talk more about the transition out of the Pac-12 and her legacy.
Apr. 9, 2024
Roger McMullan
Roger McMullan recently published a graphic novel called “Cicadapocalypse.” Ominous title notwithstanding, Roger’s goal is to make people fall in love with what he calls “derpy little bugs.”
Apr. 9, 2024
On this episode of KJZZ's Word podcast about literature, we celebrate National Poetry Month and the release of the debut crime novel from an Emmy Award-winning and long-time KJZZ reporter.
Apr. 6, 2024
Arizona-shaped Final Four logo on basketball court
Thousands of basketball fans have descended on Glendale for the men’s Final Four, providing the latest opportunity for residents to operate their homes as short-term rentals. Last year, the city passed a new rule requiring permits for these rentals. That won’t be an enforcement priority this weekend.
Apr. 5, 2024
The NCAA men’s basketball tournament is not the only “Final Four” in town. Phoenix has created a competition with a twist after Mayor Kate Gallego pitched to the Arizona Restaurant Association.
Apr. 5, 2024
Man sitting in front of computer monitor with audio editing software open
Long before he was a reporter/host for The Show, Sam Dingman was a bellhop in New York City. But he didn’t always spend his shifts carrying suitcases. He tells the story on this Friday installment of our SOAPBOX series on the theme Missing.
Apr. 5, 2024


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