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27 things to do this week around Arizona

  Blacksmith James McLaughlin works with metal.(Photo: Alexis Macklin/The Republic) Try some of these intriguing events around the state.  Get out and explore Arizona. 5/11-12: Western Trade Days See how the West was fun at an event with everything from gold panning to pony rides. Watch a blacksmith practice the time-honored craft, and see

Southwest Airlines: Bookings fell after fatal accident

After an engine explosion on a Southwest Airlines flight, aviation experts are warning travelers of the importance of paying attention to safety demonstrations. USA TODAY A National Transportation Safety Board investigator examines damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia

Medieval Times breaks ground in Phoenix, to open in 2019

Riding Heroe Franz Christian is in charge of horse training for Medieval Times.(Photo: Scott Craven/The Republic)Knights fought with swords, a noble steed pranced, and the anachronistic tinge clearly was intended.Officials from Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament gathered Friday, April 6, with members of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community to ceremonially

Everest Marathon – Guides Taking it on for Charity

  Our guides are pretty amazing people. They’re understanding, adaptable, enthusiastic, hilarious, superhuman backpack carrying superstars, who also happen to be awesome drivers and talented chefs, among lots of other great things. Mel, from Christchurch, New Zealand, and Elder, from Puerto Maldonado, Peru, are no different. Elder began working for Active Adventures