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NEWS ACROSS THE VALLEY
Valley and State

8 marijuana products being recalled by Arizona dispensaries

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Department of Health Services officials announced Wednesday that dispensaries are voluntarily recalling eight marijuana products because of possible contamination. They …

Navajo Nation reports 2 new COVID-19 cases and no deaths

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Wednesday reported two new cases of COVID-19, but no additional deaths. Tribal health officials said the sprawling reservation that stretches into …

Arizona GOP advances wish list on race, taxes, elections

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate passed a $12.8 billion budget for the coming fiscal year early Wednesday that contains massive income tax cuts after a marathon session where majority Republicans …
News

Students help Apache Junction police SWAT in training exercise

The Apache Junction High School football team experienced something Wednesday morning it hopes never to experience again. Forty-five members of the Prospectors team took part in an active-shooter …

Fear of wildfires forces forest closures across Arizona

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — When temperatures are sweltering in Arizona's desert areas, people head to the forests to camp, hike, fish and just cool off. But options for finding respite from the …
First responders
The Apache Junction Police Department took the following reports of a burglary, thefts and sex offenses June 11-17: Theft, reported at 9:47 a.m. June 14 in the 1600 block of North Delaware …
The Telegraph Fire in the Globe Ranger District has burned 180,685 acres and is 87% contained. The fire was reported around 1:30 p.m. June 4 south of Superior, was human caused and is under …
The U.S. Forest Service paid $1,000 a day to the Superstition Fire and Medical District to use its training facility as a Telegraph Fire incident command center. The Telegraph Fire in the Globe …
Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices
Nicholas J. Brown

Brown: Five legal topics to consider before getting married

Getting married is one of the happiest days of our lives. However, marriage is a legal union as much as it is a romantic one. Therefore, it is important to consider financial and legal implications before tying the knot.

Kenny: Life’s simple 7 to help achieve optimal heart health

Sadly, we are seeing deaths from heart disease and stroke on the rise. The good news is that heart disease and stroke can be prevented 80% of the time by making healthy choices. The American …

Lindstrom: Reader speaks on LWV

I read your article (“League of Women Voters honors Fontes”) and would like to make one correction to your story. I believe the League of Women Voters is not a nonpartisan …

Durfey: Realtor offers warnings during an out-of-balance real estate market

It is a challenging residential real estate market in a number of ways right now.

Menconi: Resident thankful for news

I wanted to let you know that I subscribed to my local newspaper because Rachel Maddow, one of my favorite pundits, told her viewers to subscribe to their local newspapers in order to keep their very …
More sports

Why it's such a big deal that the NFL's Carl Nassib came out as gay

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) , (THE CONVERSATION) The video was , but for America’s gay community it was a …

Empower Retirement Partners with LPGA Tour Pro Golfer Mariah Stackhouse

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 24, 2021-- Empower Retirement, the nation’s second-largest retirement services provider, 1 is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Mariah …

National League Team Batting

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National League Team Pitching

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Nation

What should I know about the delta variant?

What should I know about the delta variant? It’s a version of the coronavirus that has been found in more than 80 countries since it was first detected in India. It got its name from the World …

John McAfee, software pioneer turned fugitive, dead at 75

John McAfee, the outlandish security software pioneer who tried to live life as a hedonistic outsider while running from a host of legal troubles, was in his jail cell near Barcelona on …

John McAfee, software pioneer turned fugitive, dead at 75

John McAfee, the outlandish security software pioneer who tried to live life as a hedonistic outsider while running from a host of legal troubles, was in his jail cell near Barcelona on …

Experts: Benefits of COVID vaccine outweigh small heart risk

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal officials said Wednesday they plan to strengthen cautions about a rare side effect of some COVID-19 vaccines — chest pain and heart inflammation, mostly among teenagers …

Witness: Man confronted gunman who ambushed, killed officer

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man was shopping when he heard the gunfire that killed a suburban Denver police officer, rushed out of the store with his gun and shot the suspect, according to a worker …
World

Russia says it may fire to hit intruding warships

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will be ready to fire to hit to protect its borders, a senior diplomat warned Thursday in the wake of a Black Sea incident in which a British destroyer sailed near Crimea in an …

EU leaders defend LGBT rights amid concern over Hungary law

BRUSSELS (AP) — Several European Union leaders insisted Thursday that discrimination must not be tolerated in the 27-nation bloc, setting the scene for a heated summit over new legislation in …

Russia in showdown with UN and West over aid to Syria

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia previewed a showdown with the United Nations, United States and Western nations Wednesday over the delivery of humanitarian aid to rebel-held northwest Syria from …

Turkey welcomes back tourists, hopes to recoup losses

ANTALYA, Turkey (AP) — At the Ananas Hotel on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, the rooms were cleaned, the pool filled and the sun loungers distanced, as staff prepared to welcome back Russian …

Last Apple Daily newspaper edition sold out across Hong Kong

HONG KONG (AP) — Across Hong Kong, people lined up early Thursday to buy the last print edition of the last remaining pro-democracy newspaper. By 8:30 a.m., Apply Daily's final edition of 1 …
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Business

As pandemic restrictions wane, hopes rise for Europe travel

SWANSEA, Wales (AP) — When Sierra Schade booked a trip to from Atlanta to Greece, she hoped more European countries would follow Greece’s lead and open to U.S. travelers. She's now been able …

Bipartisan senators reach tentative plan on infrastructure

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators reached a tentative framework on an infrastructure deal Wednesday ahead of a crucial meeting with President Joe Biden at the White House. That's …

Western drought brings another woe: voracious grasshoppers

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A punishing drought in the U.S. West is drying up waterways, sparking wildfires and leaving farmers scrambling for water. Next up: a plague of voracious …

Calls for extension of eviction ban as new deadline looms

WASHINGTON (AP) — With one week to go before the nationwide ban on evictions expires, the White House is acknowledging that the emergency pandemic protection will have to end at some point. The …

Neighbors

$5K sought for Lindbergh Elementary kindergarten biking program

All Kids Bike, a national program on a mission to teach every child in America how to ride a bike, is working to bring the All Kids Bike Kindergarten PE Program to Lindbergh Elementary School in …

Jehovah’s Witnesses holding virtual convention

Jehovah’s Witnesses has moved its annual in-person convention to a virtual format for the second time in as many years, canceling nearly 6,000 conventions in 240 lands. “Powerful by …

Mesa officials on the race for AZ governor amping up

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and former news anchor Kari Lake announced their opposing candidacies for governor recently in short speeches posted to their respective Twitter …

Surprise Knights of Columbus persevere through COVID challenges

COVID-19 certainly changed the normal events for the Surprise Knights of Columbus — no golf tournament, no rummage sale with the guild, no helping Arizona Special Olympics, and no Tootsie Roll …

Things to do

East Valley revolting children take the stage in 'Matilda'

Nearly 40 revolting children from across the East Valley will take the stage this summer in “Matilda The Musical,” the Tony Award-winning show inspired by Roald Dahl that has captivated …

Concert film, live Q&A with Storm Large July 31

Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., is offering an online showing of a documentary concert with musician, actor and author Storm Large at 7 p.m. July 31. “Large shares her …

WHAM art center wraps its June program list

WHAM Art Center, 16560 N. Dysart Road, finishes its June art classes with: • Come Fly Away @Memory Lane Trinkets & Treasures in downtown Glendale is a mixed media watercolor painting …

The Vista restarts with crowds returning

When Tamara Larson of Sierra Montana recently went to see a Pink Floyd cover band play at The Vista Center for the Arts, 15660 N. Parkview Place, it checked off all the boxes for her.

Entertainment

Biden nominates Cindy McCain to UN food and agriculture post

President Joe Biden is nominating Cindy McCain to be the U.S. representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, one of 17 nominations announced Wednesday that included major …

Review: Love and loss in ‘I Carry You with Me’

Director Heidi Ewing makes a powerful narrative debut with “ ,” a dreamy and tender, decades-spanning story about love, sacrifice, memory and immigration. The central character is Iván …
This cover image released by Merge Records shows "Dark in Here" by The Mountain Goats. (Merge Records via AP)

Review: Demons, imaginations run wild on Mountain Goats set

The Mountain Goats, “Dark in Here” (Merge) “Dark in Here” was recorded in 2020, that calamitous year of fear and mistrust. It shows. High anxiety fills the Mountain Goats' new album, …

Review: Lucy Dacus sings about young love and friendships

Lucy Dacus, "Home Video” (Matador) This is what the world of teenagers sounds like — intense, earnest, funny and sometimes beautiful. On “Home Video,” 26-year-old Lucy Dacus revisits …
Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., host and executive producer of the PBS series "Finding Your Roots," takes part in a panel discussion during the 2019 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour on July 29, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif., left, and Nigerian Nobel Laureate professor Wole Soyinka appears in Lagos, Nigeria on Feb. 9, 2016. Soyinka will be attending this fall’s PEN America literary gala. He will fly in from his native Nigeria to help present an award to the author, scholar and filmmaker Henry Louis Gates Jr.  (AP Photo)

Nobelist Wole Soyinka to honor Henry Louis Gates at PEN gala

NEW YORK (AP) — Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka will be attending this fall's PEN America literary gala, flying in from his native Nigeria to help present an award to the author, scholar and filmmaker …