debt ceiling, Biden, Kevin McCarthy
May 30, 2023

Experts: Arizona economy could be hit hard if default is in our stars

If the U.S. defaults on its debt, it would not be good news for anyone, but economists say it would be particularly bad news for Arizona.

Super Bowl 57, WM Phoenix Open, PGA Tour, tourism, sports, state economy
Apr 20, 2023

Arizona’s ‘super season’ gives state financial shot of adrenaline

In the first few months of this year, Arizona was a hot spot for the collision between sports and tourism, creating a “super season” that gave the state a financial blast from the combined efforts of Super Bowl 57, spring training and the WM Phoenix Open.

Grand Canyon, snowfall,
Apr 10, 2023

Grand Canyon delays opening of North Rim due to snowfall

The public will have to wait a little longer to visit the North Rim at Grand Canyon National Park this year.

Grand Canyon, water, National Park Service, Transcanyon Waterline, Grand Canyon Village Area, South Rim
Mar 15, 2023

Grand Canyon National Park planning a $208M waterline repair

A $208 million multi-year repair is planned for the Transcanyon Waterline that supplies water for the local community and millions of visitors to Grand Canyon National Park.

human trafficking, It's a Penalty, abuse, exploitation, Super Bowl LVII, Dream City Foundation, Where Hope Lives, Arizona Cardinals, Arizona State University Office for Sex Trafficking Intervention Research, McCain Institute for International Leadership, The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Mayes,
Feb 3, 2023

Hospitality, tourism, sports industries fight human trafficking

It’s a Penalty, an organization working to prevent abuse, human trafficking and exploitation worldwide, campaigns around major sporting events year-round with the goal of eradicating exploitation, abuse and human trafficking by 2030. That organization, as well as the tourism, sporting and hospitality industries are working together to fight human trafficking ahead of Super Bowl LVII.

lagoon, dredging, Puerto Rico, Center for Biological Diversity
Aug 16, 2022

Environmental groups sue US over Puerto Rico dredging plan

The Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the U.S. government, accusing it of endangering wildlife and humans as it prepares to dredge and expand Puerto Rico's biggest bay to accommodate massive tankers that will serve a new liquid natural gas terminal.

Apr 16, 2021

Tourism taxing districts could be coming soon

Twin bills with bipartisan support to jumpstart Arizona tourism appear dead in the Senate, but they may reappear this year or next as the concept has gained support nationally and here.

May 30, 2019

Trump imposes tariffs on Mexico

"I prioritize national security and a solution to our humanitarian crisis at the border above commerce." - Gov. Doug Ducey.

This Oct. 22, 2012, file photo shows a view from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Ariz. The impending closure of a coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation could lend momentum to a project being considered by tribal leaders to build a tram at the Grand Canyon to fill the economic void. The Grand Canyon Escalade project was brought up to Navajo Nation lawmakers and tribal members last fall by former Navajo Nation President Albert Hale as a solution to shrinking revenues from nonrenewable energies, (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
Jul 19, 2017

Arizona tourist spending hits all time high

Tourists visiting Arizona spent a record $21.2 billion in the state last year. And they would have spent more if gasoline had been more expensive.

Oct 10, 2016

Arizona’s hidden gems

Arizona boasts of little-known gems and beautiful, hidden nooks that add just a touch of “wow” to a state prominent for its wide spaces and panoramic vistas. Here’s a selection of the best as chosen by the staff of the Arizona Capitol Times.

Sep 30, 2016

Tourist Overlook, Grand Canyon

Tourist Overlook, Grand Canyon

Jul 6, 2016

Arizona lifestyle most attractive to businesses, rebranding study finds

A study commissioned by the Ducey administration has concluded that's while low taxes and cheap labor are factors, that's not what ultimately sells Arizona to businesses and tourists. What closes the deal is the Arizona lifestyle.