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Full Tourism Rebound Could Take Years in Arizona

The governor recently announced a new tourism initiative that will be funded with over $100 million in federal aid.

Raising awareness of aphasia, one stone at a time.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The plans to create a Tucson Gastronomy Collective to celebrate the unique flavors of Tucson; and a 5th grader and her family embark on a road trip from Sheboygan to Tucson.

AZ Chamber: state’s economic recovery uneven, but promising

A discussion with outgoing Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Glenn Hamer.

Lauren Redniss on "Oak Flat: A Fight for Sacred Land in the American West".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The hidden history of Tucson's Barnum Hill; living with dementia during the pandemic; and a short story read by Aurelie Sheehan.

Tucson snowbird trend slows in 2020

The annual migration to Southern Arizona is being impacted by COVID-19.

US-Mexico border closure extended through late December

Mexico's foreign ministry announced nonessential travel restrictions would stay in place through at least Dec. 21.

Saguaros destroyed at national park

The vandalism happened around Oct. 3, rangers say.

Rocky Point expects surge of holiday visitors despite border travel restrictions

Tourism is not considered essential travel, but the town's mayor says it's essential for the Sonoran beach destination's economy.

Despite travel restrictions, Rocky Point welcoming Arizonans

The popular tourism destination reopened its beaches in August.

'The time is here': Rocky Point opening beaches

The Sonoran destination is reopening its beaches this weekend for the first time in more than four months.

Flagstaff sees tourism decline during pandemic

The city is still welcoming visitors but wants them to take precautions to prevent spreading the coronavirus.

Sonoyta protesters allow travelers through border blockade for now

Demonstrators had blocked the road outside the port of entry over coronavirus concerns and turned away beach-bound tourists trying to enter.

Sonora border town residents block U.S. citizens from entering Mexico

Exceptions for some Rocky Point-bound travelers prompted residents of Sonoyta to block the port of entry over the weekend.

Rocky Point reopens with restrictions to tourists

The mayor of the popular beach destination says visitors will be expected to observe a set of strict rules.

Rocky Point hopes to welcome visitors back in June

The Sonoran beach town popular with Arizonans has introduced a phased plan to reopen.

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