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Valley and State

Navajo Nation reports 32 more COVID-19 cases, 1 more death

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Tuesday reported 32 more COVID-19 cases and one additional death. It marked only the ninth time in the past 27 days that the tribe has reported a …

Officials describe threats following 2020 election

PHOENIX (AP) — Election officials told a congressional committee Tuesday they've received graphic threats to their safety since the 2020 election and warned that pressure on election workers is a …

Judge likely to block law barring civilian police oversight

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge on Tuesday told lawyers that he will likely rule that a new Arizona law that prevents a majority of civilians from serving on police oversight panels is …

Death of female hiker in Scottsdale was due to heart disease

PHOENIX (AP) — The death of a woman while hiking in Scottsdale last weekend was believed to be due to medical reasons, authorities said Tuesday. The Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s …

Activists protest Sinema at Bisbee wedding

PHOENIX (AP) — Activists protested outside a wedding where U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema was officiating over the weekend, the latest confrontation between demonstrators and the Arizona Democrat who …
First responders
Far more Phoenix businesses are verifying that their fire prevention systems have passed their required annual inspection since the Phoenix Fire Department digitized its compliance system last …
Surprise Police are investigating a death that occurred at a residence in the area of 13400 W. Redfield Road.
After investment losses and an explosion of pension costs for public safety employees over the past 15 years, Peoria leadership recently gave the go-ahead for a plan staff says will save on costs and …
Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices

Copple: Solar power's a real ‘win-win’ for the planet Earth

In the past 40 years, potential solar customers used RIO (return on investment) as one of the main criteria whether to invest in solar or not (RIO calculation is cost for total installed solar system …

Postgate: God will eternally damn the evil Democrats

I am a Christian. I was raised in the church. I have studied the Bible most of my life. One of the reasons I believe in God and the Bible is based on a law God made which said, “You will …

Cueva: Say no changes to Medicare

When I first tested positive for COVID-19, I was nervous, but figured I would be OK since I am young and healthy. Unfortunately, I was so wrong. I was hospitalized and even had to be intubated as …

Everything you wanted to know about the World Series … but were afraid to ask

Imagine you’re at an outdoor dinner party (yes, COVID-friendly). It’s October, and the conversation steers towards the World Series. While you are generally culturally literate, you know …

Christensen: Health literacy more important than ever for Arizonans in COVID-19 crisis

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has impacted millions across the country, and Arizona has not been spared. This virus and its resulting economic fallout have put a harsh spotlight on rising health care …
More sports

N.Y. Knicks 112, Philadelphia 99

Percentages: FG .439, FT .882. 3-Point Goals: 12-41, .293 (Green 4-8, Niang 3-5, Harris 2-6, Korkmaz 2-8, Joe 1-4, Thybulle 0-1, Embiid 0-2, Maxey 0-3, Curry 0-4). Team Rebounds: 5. Team …

Flames make it four in a row with 5-3 win over Devils

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Andrew Mangiapane had two of Calgary’s four goals in the first period, and the Flames extended their winning streak to four games with a 5-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils …

Flames use 4-goal outburst in 1st period beat Devils 5-3

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Andrew Mangiapane had two of Calgary’s four goals in the first period, and the Flames extended their winning streak to four games with a 5-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils …

Blackhawks captain Toews enters NHL's COVID-19 protocol

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks put captain Jonathan Toews and Henrik Borgstrom in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol on Tuesday, giving the winless team five players on the list. Toews and …

NBA Expanded Conference Glance

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Lightning finally get regulation lead, beat Penguins 5-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ondrej Palat and Ryan McDonagh scored 10 seconds apart in the second period and the Tampa Bay Lightning picked up their first regulation victory of the season with a 5-1 win over …
Most recent
California county closes In-N-Out over vaccine verification

PLEASANT HILL, Calif. (AP) — Another California county closed down an In-N-Out restaurant on Tuesday because the popular burger chain refuses to enforce COVID-19 vaccination rules. Contra Costa …

Trump could get big 'bonus' shares in new social media firm

USL Championship Glance

Second NCAA gender equity report shows spending disparities

Nation

Officer convicted in fatal shooting of mentally ill man

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California police officer has been convicted of assault with a firearm in the 2018 fatal shooting of an unarmed mentally ill man in a wealthy San Francisco suburb. A jury …

DNA brings pain, closure to family of John Wayne Gacy victim

CHICAGO (AP) — In the fall of 1976, Carolyn Sanders received an exciting postcard from her brother. “I'll see you soon cause I love you,” Francis Wayne Alexander — known to his family as …

Twitter posts Q3 net loss due to lawsuit settlement

Twitter posted a net loss Tuesday due mostly to a , but its revenue rose sharply in the third quarter, boosted by solid ad sales around the globe. The San Francisco-based company said Tuesday that …

’70s radical David Gilbert granted parole in Brink’s robbery

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former Weather Underground radical David Gilbert has been granted parole after 40 years behind bars for his role in a deadly 1981 Brink’s robbery that was a violent echo of …

Disgruntled neighbor who killed 9 by arson gets life term

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A man convicted of killing nine people in arson fires in his neighborhood was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without parole for each death. Judge Christine Croce also …
World

Familiar drive pushes migrant caravan through Mexico

HUIXTLA, Mexico (AP) — After three days of walking along a scorching highway in southern Mexico, a couple thousand migrants decided to rest here Tuesday, receive medical attention for badly …

American-Iranian man detained in Iran undergoes surgery

WASHINGTON (AP) — An 84-year-old American-Iranian man who has been detained in Iran for more than five years underwent surgery on Tuesday to clear a blockage in an artery to the brain that his …

2 on trial for stabbing of elderly French Holocaust survivor

PARIS (AP) — Two men went on trial in Paris on Tuesday accused of killing an 85-year-old French Holocaust survivor, who was stabbed to death in her Paris apartment in what prosecutors call an …

Poland plans 'radical' strengthening of its military

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's ruling party leader presented plans Tuesday for a bill to “defend the fatherland,” legislation he said is aimed at “radically” strengthening the military as …

BioNTech to work with Senegal, Rwanda to make mRNA vaccines

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal and Rwanda have signed an agreement with German company BioNTech for the construction of its first start-to-finish factories to make messenger RNA vaccines in …
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Business

Arizona Historical Society announces new executive director

The Arizona Historical Society announced David Breeckner as the incoming executive director at the organization on Oct. 22.  With a passion for history and learning, Breeckner will …

Visa's profits jump as credit, debit card spending recovers

NEW YORK (AP) — Profits at payments giant Visa Inc. jumped in its most-recent quarter, driven by consumers and businesses getting back to spending on their credit and debit cards after the …

Microsoft profit up 24% in quarter, driven by cloud growth

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Growth in Microsoft's cloud computing business helped push its profit up 24% in the July-September quarter over the same time last year. The Redmond, Washington-based tech …

Robinhood's growth in the summer slowed as trading calmed

NEW YORK (AP) — The meteoric growth of Robinhood Markets is coming back to earth, much like its stock price. The company whose easy-to-use app has brought new generations of investors into the …

Neighbors

Photos: Fit Families Mud Run held in Apache Junction

The Fit Families Mud Run Oct. 23 in Apache Junction gave families an opportunity to participate in such an event without the high level dangers of the mainstream mud runs. See more photos by …

Recovering from the explosion, coming out on top

As a fire fighter for the Peoria Fire-Medical Department, Capt. Hunter Clare was badly injured in an explosion at an APS battery facility in Surprise in April of 2019, and has yet to return to full duty work.

Marr oversees change of leadership at Concord General Contracting

Leadership is the legacy that defines Dale Marr, who in 2021 is celebrating 40 years in the construction industry, 28 of those helping guide the growth of Concord General Contracting …

Tempe-based TruWest Credit Union donates items to MCC Mesa Market

TruWest Credit Union employees recently donated food, pantry and hygiene items for the Mesa Community College “Mesa Market.” TruWest partnered with MCC to refurbish the “Mesa …

Things to do

Falcon Field Airport honors veterans with 80th anniversary events

Eighty years ago with the world at war, the city of Mesa opened its arms to young men from Britain and forged a bond that continues today. Mesa’s Falcon Field Airport is again welcoming friends …

Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Senior Expo Jan. 12

Seniors and families from Apache Junction, Gold Canyon and neighboring communities are invited to attend the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Senior Expo on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. Vendors are being …

Custom car, bike show Saturday at St. George Catholic Church in Apache Junction

The Knights of Columbus at St. George Catholic Church, 300 E. 16th Ave. in Apache Junction, is hosting the 17th Annual Custom Car and Bike Show Oct. 30. Registration is 8-10 a.m. Registration for …

Ben Johnson Days slated for Apache Junction in November

The Annual Ben Johnson Days hosted by the Goldfield Ghost Riders has events Nov. 6 and 13-14 in Apache Junction. Events include a fun gymkhana, trailer raffle and two poker rides, with proceeds …

Obituaries & Memorials

The Rev. Fr. William K. Young + Olofson

Rev. Fr. William was born on June 21, 1938, in El Paso, Texas, to King William Young and Pat Fellers Young. He graduated from Ysleta HS in 1956 and received his BA from the University of Texas, El …

Connie B. Walker

Connie born in Wauseon, Ohio, January 4, 1938 artist (oil painter) and long-time resident of Apache Junction, Arizona, passed away peacefully at the age of 83. She was known for her paintings of a …

Joan Arlene Janis

A life well lived is precious. It is filled with hope, strength, grace and devotion. A life well lived is a legacy of joy, love and laughter that our hearts will always treasure. It is with …

William Michael “Mike” Sterry

William, died peacefully on July 16th 2021 at his home in Sun City West, AZ with his wife Linda at his bedside. He was 92 and his passing was the result of a 15 month struggle with congestive heart …

George H. Schryver

George, born in Plainfield, NJ, on March 24, 1947, passed away due to a malignant neoplasm of the brain on September 22, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Betty Garzon Schryver. When …
Entertainment
This image released by CBS shows Utkarsh Ambudkar, foreground left, and Rose McIver in a scene from the comedy series "Ghosts."  (Cliff Lipson/CBS via AP)

TV's 'Ghosts,' 'Wonder Years' are long-view ratings winners

LOS ANGELES (AP) — At first glance, broadcast newcomers “Ghosts” and “The Wonder Years” have barely had a chance to prove themselves in the ratings. The CBS comedy “Ghosts” has shown …
This image released by Netflix shows Matthias Schweighöfer in "Army of Thieves." (Stanislav Honzik/Netflix via AP)

Review: Oddball safecracker charms in 'Army of Thieves'

One of the unlikeliest heroes to emerge from Zack Snyder’s horror-action flick “Army of the Dead” earlier this year was an oddball safecracker named Dieter. Part nerdy Eurotrash, part …
This cover image released by Crown shows "Renegades: Born in the USA" by Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen. (Crown via AP)

Review: Obama, Springsteen’s 'Renegades' is smart, beautiful

“Renegades: Born in the USA” by Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen (Crown) “Renegades: Born in the USA” is human, vulnerable, smart and passionate. This curated transcript of former …
Jason Momoa, from left, Timothee Chalamet, and Zendaya pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Dune' on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 in London. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

'Dune' to get sequel, with theater-only release set for 2023

“Dune” isn't done. Legendary Entertainment announced Tuesday that Denis Villeneuve's “Dune," which adapts the first half of Frank Herbert's 1965 science-fiction epic, will get a sequel. …
This cover image released by Dualtone Music shows "You Get It All," a release by Hayes Carll. (Dualtone Music via AP)

Review: Hayes Carll tackles serious topics with droll humor

“You Get It All,” Hayes Carll (Dualtone Music) The 6-foot-3 singer-songwriter Hayes Carll isn’t the only wry man in Nashville, or even the tallest. But his eighth album, “You Get It …