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Arizona is mostly associated with The Grand Canyon, the Saguaro Cactus, extreme summer temperatures, vast deserts and the seemingly endless number of golf courses. But what really sets Arizona apart is its people.

Positively Arizona is a one-and-a-half minute feature that focuses on both the "ordinary" and "extraordinary" people that make Arizona unique. These Arizonans are special because they are creating a positive impact on our daily lives, and in some cases, with no expected return for their efforts.

They are men and women, business owners, politicians, philanthropists, and personalities whose actions and work have helped shape Arizona, or simply, have brought smiles to those whose lives they've touched. AZTV's mission is to highlight these unique individuals, or groups, as a way to honor their good deeds, inspire others, and to celebrate what makes Arizona the best place to live.

These features will be aired throughout the week on AZTV and MeTV in various programs as part of our broadcast schedule.

Watch, listen and learn what makes these people Positively Arizona.


Rocky Start for Saguaro High School Women's Volleyball

Faith Phares, AZTV | Friday, September 2, 2016


SCOTTSDALE- Saguaro High School volleyball players were prepared to see a positive outcome in their game against Seton Catholic Preparatory School last Thursday after having won the first two games of the season.


But their confidence quickly turned as Seton won 2 matches 25-21, and a third at 25-17.


Arizona Ranks 12th Among Summer Road Trip Destinations

The heat in Arizona may be excruciating at times in the Summer months but that doesn't stop tourists from flocking to Arizona on road trips.

According to a recent study from WalletHub, Arizona ranks 12th among all 50 states in terms of road trip destinations this Summer.

Arizona Ranks in Survey
-Driving and Lodging Costs: 3rd
-Road Conditions and Safety: 35th
-Fun and Scenic Attractions: 17th

Local Attorney Biking in 928 Mile Endurance Race

Ben Dodge, partner of Gilbert Law Firm "Bike Accident Attorneys, PLC" began the RAW (Race Across the West) on Tuesday, June 14th.  RAW is a 928-mile bike ride from Oceanside, California to Durango, Colorado with an accumulated elevation gain of more than 50,000 feet.

As an 8-time Ironman competitor and Navy Seal Kokoro camp graduate, Dodge has faced plenty of strenuous challenges in the past.  His solo journey on the Race Across the West though, will be his longest endurance event to date, with a cut off time of 92 consecutive hours. 

Mesa recognized with 2016 Playful City USA designation

Mesa has been honored with a 2016 Playful City USA designation for the eighth consecutive year. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the national recognition program honors cities and towns across the country for making their cities more playable.

Communities across the country are creating innovative ways to bring back play and attract residents through family friendly activities. Interactive sidewalk art, designated play spaces on trails and the transformation of schoolyards into active play areas are just a few examples of how cities are becoming more playful.

Local Eagle Scout raises $6K to help foster kids

Aidan McClendon, a Phoenix-area 13 year-old Boy Scout, was angered by a story his mother told him about the hardships of foster children and decided to take action.

As part of his project to become an Eagle Scout, Aidan created a GoFundMe page with a goal of raising $4,000 to purchase large duffel bags for the children.

In the end, the fundraising project earned more than $6,000, including money from contributions at a local farm stand.