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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.


Phoenix-based military organization to embark on walk across America

Since 2008, Helping Hands For Freedom, a 501c3 non-profit, has been helping military families dealing with death, deployment and loss.

However, the 2015 Lincoln Award recipient will be undertaking its largest project to date this year, as Route For The Brave kicks off on April 28th.

The 3,091 mile walk begins in Atlantic City, NJ and will end on Aug. 26 in San Francisco, Cal., with the purpose of raising funds for the construction of a #HouseOfHealing and PTSD center for military families.

Scottsdale Named 4th Best Mid-Sized City for Millenials

According to a recent reports from the travel research website, Gogobot, Scottsdale ranks as the 4th best mid-sized city in the U.S. for millenials.

The website observed which mid-sized cities are attracting the most Millennials by taking a look at the number of reviews and star ratings of the generation (those born in 1982 and younger), as well as the number of reviewed Millennial-friendly restaurants and attractions in each city.

2016 College Football Playoff generates $273.6 million for Arizona economy

PHOENIX - The 2016 College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship generated $273.6 million in economic impact, highest among Arizona's eight college football title games, according to a study by the L. William Seidman Research Institute at Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School of Business.

In addition to the economic impact, the survey estimated that $12.2 million in direct state, local and county sales tax revenue was generated from the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game.

Phoenix and Northern AZ McDonald's Restaurants & Southwest Human Development To Host 'Dia de Los Ninos' on Saturday, April 30th

Phoenix and northern Arizona McDonald’s restaurants and Southwest Human Development are hosting Día de los Niños on Saturday, April 30th, to raise awareness about early literacy.

Orphaned Best Friends From Mozambique Coincidentally Adopted by Neighboring AZ Families

Kelvin Lewis and his best friend Afonso Slater, now both 18, have endured a lot during their longtime friendship – including the loss of their respective parents to HIV/AIDS, international adoptions and being accepted into the same American colleges. 

The teens, who gave each other support in a Mozambique orphanage after their mothers passed away, were adopted – unknowingly – by two Gilbert, Arizona, families in 2008.