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Integro Bank (In Organization) Obtains FDIC Conditional Approval

PHOENIX, May 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Integro Bank (In Organization) announced that it obtained conditional approval from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for deposit insurance in …

Ginni Thomas' emails deepen her involvement in 2020 election

WASHINGTON (AP) — Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and a conservative political activist, urged Republican lawmakers in Arizona after the 2020 presidential …

Fiery fatal fatal crash closes northbound I-17 in Phoenix

PHOENIX (AP) — A fiery fatal crash involving two big rigs closed part of a Phoenix freeway during the Friday morning commute. The Arizona Department of Public Safety said at least one person …
EDUCATION

Kellis paid $312,532 in severance

The Dysart Unified School District former superintendent resigned with board approval May 11.
development

Plan for 5K homes north of Surprise sent back to P&Z

A plan to build 5,000 homes north of Surprise has been sent back for review by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. One role of local planning and zoning commissions in Arizona is to …
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Around the Region
West Valley

Two properties along Cactus Road in west Phoenix originally planned for commercial or restaurant development are now planned to add more housing. The North Mountain Village Planning Committee on …

This year’s Peoria City Council election is going to be a little different than in the past.
Thanks to the USDA, the Peoria Unified School District will be able to provide breakfast and lunch meals free to any child, age 18 and under this summer.
BUCKEYE — A West Valley city put a program with a catchy name into use again Tuesday. The Buckeye City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve use of its Scalloped Street Assessments …
AVANA Companies, a family of Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance lending and investment platforms since 2002, welcomes Bryan Doxford as new Chief Strategy Officer.
Phoenix

New Life Center, the state’s largest domestic violence shelter, announces it will open one of the first sexual violence and rape crisis centers 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at 3826 N. 3rd St., The …

While the official start of summer is still more than a month away, temperatures have already surpassed 100 degrees in some parts of Arizona. Arizona Public Service Co.  is partnering with local …
Renting in the Valley isn’t going to get any easier as inflation and unit scarcity continue to drive prices higher, according to local leasing experts.Kristin Miller, an outgoing property …
A life sciences boom is underway in midtown Phoenix, making healthcare and bioscience among the fastest-growing industries in the greater Phoenix marketplace — and Park Central is at the heart …
Brightside Studios recently opened in central Phoenix, offering a unique spin on the traditional art studio for creatives in the Valley. Located at 839 E. Camelback Road, artists apply for a …
East Valley

The city of Apache Junction will close all administrative offices on Monday, May 30, in observation of Memorial Day. Emergency services through the police department will not be impacted by the …

After surviving a location change three times since opening in 1993, Antique Plaza has moved from downtown Mesa. The business reopened on May 1 at 911 E. Main St. in a 9,000-square-foot space, 1.4 miles east of the previous downtown location.
Disorderly conduct, reported at 10:33 a.m. May 2 at North Hunt HighwayOfficer was dispatched to a report of a male subject disturbing customers and appeared to be drinking alcohol. The subject was …
From left, Gilbert residents Leslie Rumsey and Maria Valles recently volunteered at Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona with their Larry H. Miller Ford Mesa teammates, creating affirmation cards …
The Apache Junction Democrats will host a “coffeehouse” meet and greet 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, at the Apache Junction Multi-Generational Center, 1035 N. Idaho Road. Featured at the …
Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices
Dementia respite caregiver Sonja Marti pages through a dog book that interests Stephen Campbell.

Flood: Memory Café connects Valley families on the dementia journey

When Tim Shaffer’s wife was diagnosed with dementia, both their lives changed.

Herrington: Week-to-week increases in cases a reminder that COVID-19 remains with us

Like many of you, public health professionals are closely watching trends reflected on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard...

Hague: Worried? Maybe it’s time to put down the glass

A college professor stands at the front of his class holding a full glass of water.
Braden Biggs

Biggs: Supervisor a fiscal conservative in name only

District 1 Pinal County Supervisor Kevin Cavanaugh talks a big game about being a fiscal conservative and wanting a smaller government. However, his actions and the management of his office say …

Shaw: Recent letter about conspiracy filled with misinformation

It’s no surprise that our West Valley king of conspiracy theories and misinformation, Brian Reilly, is pedaling the latest theory...
Valley sports

Diamondbacks play the Cubs after Rojas' 3-home run game

Arizona Diamondbacks (20-21, fourth in the NL West) vs. Chicago Cubs (15-23, fourth in the NL Central)Chicago; Saturday, 2:20 p.m. EDTPITCHING PROBABLES: Diamondbacks: Madison Bumgarner (2-2, 2.29 …

Story's Monster slam lands in former Red Sox player's hands

BOSTON (AP) — Trevor Story hit a grand slam over the Green Monster — and into the hands of a former Red Sox player — a night after hitting three over Fenway Park’s fabled left field wall, …

Diamondbacks face the Cubs leading series 1-0

Arizona Diamondbacks (19-21, fifth in the NL West) vs. Chicago Cubs (15-22, fourth in the NL Central)Chicago; Friday, 2:20 p.m. EDTPITCHING PROBABLES: Diamondbacks: Humberto Castellanos (2-1, 4.15 …
National sports

LEADING OFF: Snowdays in Denver, Greene's no-hit follow up

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ THERE’S SNOW WAY A late-spring snowstorm in Denver postponed Friday’s opener between the Mets and Rockies and could threaten a …

Profar: SF fans `worst in league' after ball, bottle thrown

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fans in San Francisco threw at least one baseball and a beer bottle onto the field Friday night in the direction of San Diego Padres outfielder Jurickson Profar, who called the …

Oilers rally past Flames 5-3 in Game 2 to even series

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers got off to another slow start. This time, they bounced back quickly. Zach Hyman scored the go-ahead short-handed goal midway through the third period …

Padres hold off Giants 8-7 in 10 after blowing leads

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Manny Machado hit a tiebreaking double in the 10th inning and the San Diego Padres won in manager Bob Melvin’s return, holding off the San Francisco Giants 8-7 on Friday …

US women's team has history of advocating for equal rights

The U.S. women's national team has not only been wildly successful on the field, the players have also been unabashedly outspoken, using their platform to advocate for equal rights for themselves and …
Most recent

The Ukrainian forces who made a determined last stand in a Mariupol steel mill against Russian troops were a mixture of seasoned soldiers, border guards, a controversial national guard regiment and …

BANGKOK (AP) — Delegates from the United States and four other nations staged a walkout Saturday when a representative from Russia began his opening remarks at a meeting of trade ministers of the …
BERLIN (AP) — A storm that swept across parts of Germany generated three tornadoes, the country's weather service said Saturday. More than 40 people were injured in one western city. …
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Valley business

Buyer acquires 240-unit community in Tempe for $75M

PHOENIX — CBRE announced Tuesday the sale of Sanctuary on Broadway, a 240-unit multifamily community in Tempe, to a private Washington state-based syndicator for $75 million.

Scottsdale group acquires family franchise The Lost Cajun

Executive Decisions Group Inc. has announced the company has acquired The Lost Cajun, a popular family-friendly restaurant franchise concept with a focus on authentic Cajun food served with …

Downtown Tempe apartments sold for $96M

 Institutional Property Advisors, a division of Marcus & Millichap, has arranged the sale of Hudson on Farmer, an apartment community in downtown Tempe.

Multifamily foundation gives $149K to Phoenix-area nonprofits

The Arizona Multihousing Charitable Foundation announced Wednesday it would give $148,853 in grants to three nonprofits that collectively impact thousands of at-risk Arizona residents and …

Neighbors

Sun City author wins international book award

Sun City resident and Banner Del Webb hospital chaplain Rev. Shea Darian has won the Independent Publisher Book Award bronze medal for her new book, “Doing Grief in Real Life: A Soulful Guide …

Medallion of Remembrance presented to Gold Canyon World War II veteran

Art Fesler-Butts is a member of the Non-Commissioned Officers Association. The LeRoy’s Spanish Trail Chapter of the Non-Commissioned Officers Association Chapter No. 104 in Tucson recently …

Peoria resident recognized for volunteer work

Peoria resident Kristofer Kautz has devoted countless hours to the Ronald McDonald House Charities, Valle de Sol and several other community organizations.

Sun City church supports Native American ministry

Willowbrook United Methodist Church in Sun City hosted Reverend Tweedy Navarette from Four Corners Native American Ministry in Shiprock. Willowbrook members have been helping Four Corners when the …

Things to do

Fellowship Square Historic Mesa hosts free senior care fair Saturday

Fellowship Square Historic Mesa independent and assisting living senior community, 35 W. Brown Road in Mesa, is hosting a free senior care fair 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 21. Guests are invited to …

Apache Junction pool swim hours updated

The city of Apache Junction has updated its pool information based on staffing for the season. Open swim hours beginning May 28 at Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center, 1091 W. Southern Ave., …

Surprise library to celebrate 20 years with party

The Surprise community is invited to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of Northwest Regional Library from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4 with crafts, games and prizes.

Subscriptions available for classical music series at Mesa Arts Center

Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., recently announced its Classical Music Inside Out 2022-23 season. Classical Music Inside Out celebrates 10 years under the artistic direction of Grammy …

Entertainment
Manchester City's head coach Pep Guardiola, left, interacts with player Gabriel Jesus at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham United and Manchester City at London stadium in London, Sunday, May 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

NBC has all scenarios covered for Championship Sunday

With the Premier League title race coming down to the final day of matches, NBC is pulling out all the stops in its coverage of Championship Sunday. To ensure the network is covered in case …
English actress and singer Aimée Osbourne, who creates electropop music under the name ARO, left, thanks music producer Jamal Rajad Davis, outside a Hollywood recording studio in Los Angeles Friday, May 20, 2022 in Los Angeles. Ozzy Osbourne's daughter Aimee and her producer escaped a Hollywood recording studio fire that killed another person, her mother said.(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Ozzy Osbourne's daughter Aimee escapes Hollywood studio fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne’s daughter Aimee was among those who escaped a Hollywood recording studio fire that killed a 26-year-old music producer, Sharon Osbourne and others who …
This undated image shows the late comedian George Carlin, star of the HBO documentary "George Carlin's American Dream," airing May 20 on HBO. (George Carlin Estate/HBO via AP)

George Carlin's comedic journey takes the stage in HBO doc

NEW YORK (AP) — For comedians of a certain age, there was one album that was worn out on the turntable, dutifully memorized and acted out. That was George Carlin's signature “Class Clown.” …
A protestor wearing body paint that reads "Stop Raping Us" in the color of the Ukrainian is removed from the red carpet at the premiere of the film 'Three Thousand Years of Longing' at the 75th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

Protester crashes Cannes carpet at George Miller premiere

CANNES, France (AP) — A woman who stripped off her clothes to reveal a message against rape written on her body crashed the Cannes Film Festival red carpet premiere of George Miller's “Three …
This undated photo provided by the Greek Culture Ministry on Friday, May 20, 2022, shows a gold Mycenaean-era ring which was willingly returned by Swedish officials who provided full assistance with documenting the artifact and its provenance. A more than 3,000-year-old gold signet ring that was stolen from an Aegean Sea island in World War II, crossed the Atlantic, was bought by a Nobel Prize-winning Hungarian scientist and ended up in a Swedish museum, has found its way back to Greece.(Greek Culture Ministry via AP)

After string of adventures, ancient gold ring back in Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A more than 3,000-year-old gold signet ring that was stolen from an Aegean island in World War II, crossed the Atlantic, was bought by a Nobel Prize-winning Hungarian …
Obituaries & Memorials

Billy B Groseclose

BILLY BURTON GROSECLOSE was born January 12, 1935 in Wytheville, VA to Edgar and Glady Sexton Groseclose. Bill was raised in Rural Retreat VA near Crocket VA with his many siblings. In 1949, Bill …

Marjorie Josephine Paveglio Siegmund

Marjorie Josephine Paveglio Siegmund born January 5, 1928 in Virginia, Minnesota to loving parents Leno and Frances Paveglio. Died May 9,2022 in Sun City, Arizona. Educated in Waukegan, Illinois. Her …

Raymond Sylvester Burley

Raymond Sylvester Burley Ray went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at the age of 88. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Shirley Ann Burley (Cook) who passed away in 1999 …

Raymond Sylvester Burley

Raymond Sylvester Burley Ray went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at the age of 88. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Shirley Ann Burley (Cook) who passed away in 1999 …

Mary Jane Hinz

Mary Jane Hinz, 98, formerly of Sun City West passed away May 7, 2022, in Rock Creek Alzheimer’s Care Center, Surprise, AZ. Funeral Services are pending at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline, IL. Burial …
Nation

Tornado wreaks havoc in northern Michigan community

GAYLORD, Mich. (AP) — A tornado tore through a small community in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula on Friday, flipping vehicles, tearing the roofs off buildings and causing other damage. …

Police: Chicago shooting leaves 2 people dead, 8 wounded

CHICAGO (AP) — Two people are dead and another eight wounded following a shooting near a fast food restaurant in Chicago that sent bystanders scattering, authorities said. The shooting happened …

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Musk, Tesla and Twitter fan

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in California has dismissed a securities fraud and defamation lawsuit filed by a Tesla investor against CEO Elon Musk, one of Musk's supporters and Tesla. …

Energy secretary visits nuclear plant to discuss waste issue

WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. energy secretary visited a nuclear power plant in Connecticut on Friday at the invitation of the local congressional member as they both work to change how spent …

Musk denies sexual misconduct allegation by flight attendant

NEW YORK (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk has denied a claim of sexual misconduct by a flight attendant contracted by Space X who worked on his private jet in 2016. A report by Business Insider said …
World

Poles need EU funds as they help Ukrainians, ambassador says

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Ukraine's ambassador to neighboring Poland says his nation is grateful for the welcome that Poles have given to millions of Ukrainian refugees, but he hopes the European Union …

Australians vote to determine conservative government future

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Polling stations opened across eastern Australia on Saturday for voters to decide whether Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s conservative government will defy odds and …

North Korea reports more fevers as Kim claims virus progress

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday it found nearly 220,000 more people with feverish symptoms even as leader Kim Jong Un claimed progress in slowing a largely undiagnosed spread of …

Tornado strikes German town, causing heavy damage

BERLIN (AP) — A tornado hit the western German town of Lippstadt causing heavy damage, officials said, as large parts of the country remained on storm alert Friday. The regional fire service …

Mining companies back away from Brazil's Indigenous areas

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Some of the world’s biggest mining companies have withdrawn requests to research and extract minerals on Indigenous land in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, and have repudiated …