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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 …

Petitions submitted for new groundwater management district

BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) — A proposal apparently headed to the November ballot would have voters in rural southeastern Arizona decide whether to create a new regulatory district to manage large-scale …
ENERGY

BLM approves renewable energy transmission line in Maricopa County

The Bureau of Land Management has issued a final decision on a proposed 500-kilovolt transmission line crossing public lands about 60 miles west of Phoenix in Maricopa County. When completed, the …
Utilities

APS rolls out programs to help customers as summer approaches

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 …
HEALTH

Navigating uncharted territory in female brain aging

Researchers at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center for Innovation in Brain Science received a MERIT award to continue studying the effects of estrogen on the brain during aging.
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Around the Region
West Valley

Goodyear’s Planning and Zoning Commission has voted to approve two separate rezoning requests near the south side of Camelback Road west of Cotton Lane for light industrial use.  The …

In a rare turn of events, the Peoria Planning and Zoning commission denied the rezoning of a proposal that could have brought 76 single family homes on 18.4 acres to the southwest corner of Thunderbird Road and 67th Avenue.
A Glendale man has been arrested on suspicion of armed robbery.
During a particularly busy spring, Lake Pleasant has seen a drowning every weekend for the past four weeks. “This is almost out of control and unheard of. And it’s only May 17. And we …
A coalition of Glendale Black-owned businesses will kick off Juneteenth festivities in what is believed to be the city’s inaugural celebration for what has come over the generations to be known as the oldest African American holiday.
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 …

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 …
Pinnacle West Capital Corp. announced Ted Geisler has been promoted to president of Arizona Public Service Co., the company’s principal subsidiary, effective May 16. Geisler, who currently …
East Valley

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

Although a final number of graduating seniors is yet to be tallied, about 1,800 students will don caps and gowns to graduate from the Scottsdale Unified School District this month.
Following a multiple car accident caused by a Scottsdale Police officer in 2019, another affected driver has sought compensation from the city due to personal costs incurred as a result of the …
Due to historic drought, climate change and over-allocation, conditions on the Colorado River are worsening. While deeper shortages may come quicker than anticipated, the city of Mesa recognizes …
The Mesa Historic Preservation Board has announced the winners of the 2022 Historical Fiction Writing and Video Contest. The contest winners recognized at the May 16 Mesa City Council meeting, …
Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices

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...

Kelley: Can we ever disagree but with civility?

First thing: This is not a political speech, at least not how one might imagine.

Breen: They’re concerned for human life? Not really

How easy is it for us to “normalize” murder.

Gultz: 5 necessary topics for any employee handbook

Communication is key to employee satisfaction, which drives high productivity.

Nick: Widened I-10 between Phoenix, Casa Grande coming soon

We’ve been there. A lot. The denizens of the Ol’ ADOT Ranch — a bucolic place somewhere near Sunflower, or so we’d like to believe — drive Arizona’s roads, too, don’t ya know.
Valley sports

Justin Turner 3-run HR, Dodgers top D-backs for 4-game sweep

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Turner hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied past the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 on Wednesday to complete a four-game sweep. The …

Mavericks fined 2nd time for breaking bench rules at Suns

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks were fined $50,000 by the NBA on Wednesday for a second violation of bench decorum during their Western Conference semifinal series against Phoenix. The …

Diamondbacks look to stop 3-game road losing streak, play the Dodgers

Arizona Diamondbacks (18-20, fourth in the NL West) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (24-12, first in the NL West)Los Angeles; Wednesday, 4:10 p.m. EDTPITCHING PROBABLES: Diamondbacks: Zach Davies (2-1, 3.57 …
National sports
College

Pac-12 scraps divisions moments after NCAA paves way

Moments after the NCAA Division I Council tossed out requirements that dictate how football conferences can determine a champion, the Pac-12 announced Wednesday that it was scrapping its divisional …

Mets ace Max Scherzer exits start with apparent injury

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets ace Max Scherzer removed himself from a start with an apparent injury Wednesday night against the St. Louis Cardinals. The three-time Cy Young Award winner left with two …

Barnes, Mobley, Cunningham unanimous NBA All-Rookie picks

NEW YORK (AP) — Rookie of the Year Scottie Barnes, Cleveland forward Evan Mobley and Detroit guard Cade Cunningham were unanimously voted Wednesday to the NBA All-Rookie first team. Orlando's …

Chargers break ground on new complex in El Segundo

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — If anyone had doubts about the Chargers' future in Los Angeles, owner Dean Spanos is hoping Wednesday's ceremonial groundbreaking for a new team headquarters answers …

LEADING OFF: Cubs' Stroman coming off COVID list vs Dbacks

A look at what's happening around the majors on Thursday: ___ STRO’S A GO Marcus Stroman (1-3, 5.13 ERA) is set to come off the COVID-19 injured list and start for the Cubs against …
Most recent

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The man that prosecutors call a diabolical and crafty monster who staged a deadly shooting at a Southern California church seemed to be a kind and quiet person who shared …

NEW YORK (AP) — Target took a big hit from higher costs during the first quarter despite brisk sales. Profits for major retailers has come under pressure from both surging inflation and …
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Thursday reported 262,270 more cases of people with suspected symptoms of COVID-19 as its pandemic caseload neared 2 million — a week after the country …
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Valley business

CBRE arranges $10.4M loan for KeyWest Plaza acquisition

PHOENIX — CBRE has secured a $10.4 million loan for the acquisition of KeyWest Plaza, a 92,751-sq.-ft., four-building industrial property in Gilbert.

Paradise Valley home sale exceeds record in historic neighborhood

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty has announced a record home sale in Paradise Valley, inside one of the oldest and most historic neighborhoods in Arizona. Luxury agent Frank Aazami …

Expert: Valley businesses should focus on quality for supply chain issues

Companies need to rethink their business models to become more profitable and become more environmentally sustainable in order to help fix crimps and kinks in the global supply chain, according to …

Grayhawk Capital wins award for small business work

Grayhawk Capital, Arizona’s longest operating venture capital firm, received recognition on Tuesday for its work with small businesses. The Scottsdale-based firm announced it won the 2022 …

Neighbors

Charros golf tournament increases its fundraising

The Scottsdale Charros started the golf tournament because of the pandemic as a means to make up for the lost of spring training revenue. It’s debut in May 2021 scored immediate success with a …

Flag exchange June 14 at VFW 7968 in Apache Junction

VFW Post No. 7968 Auxiliary at 250 S. Phelps Drive in Apache Junction will be holding a flag exchange 1-4 p.m. June 14, Flag Day. “You may bring in an old tattered flag and exchange it for a …

Sun City Christian Church delivers quilts

Handmade and tied quilts, plus knitted lap blankets, were delivered May 16 to the Boswell Rehabilitation Center in Sun City by the Disciples Women’s Ministry of Sun City Christian Church. On …

Glendale fire chief eyes retirement after 45-year career

There was no way of knowing that one Plan B decision would lead to a 45-year career in firefighting for Terry Garrison.

Things to do

Alpine Country Blues Fest features ‘Music on the Mountain’

With the theme "Music on the Mountain," the eleventh annual Alpine Country Blues Festival is June 17 and 18 at Melody Field, just two blocks east of the junction of Highways 180 and 191 in …

AZ Playbacks slate June 3 show

The AZ Playbacks will perform 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, June 3, at Chef Peters Bistro, 19260 N. Westbrook Parkway. Reservations are a must; call 623-248-5699. 

Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts announces 2022–23 Dance Series

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts has announced the performances that will be part of its 2022–23 Dance Series.

‘Pooh’ to celebrate Fountain Hills Youth Theater’s 100th production

Fountain Hills Youth Theater will present “Winnie the Pooh, KIDS!” as the 100th production to be presented on the youth stage.

Entertainment
FILE - Elton John performs during his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" tour on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, in New Orleans. Disney Original Documentary and Disney+ have landed the rights to the Elton John documentary “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: The Final Elton John Performances and the Years that Made his Legend,” the companies said Wednesday, May 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Derick Hingle, File)

Elton John doc ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ lands at Disney

Sir Elton John is preparing to say goodbye in fabulous splendor, with the help of a documentary crew and the Walt Disney Co. Disney Original Documentary and Disney+ said Wednesday that the film, …
FILE - An Oscar statue appears outside the Dolby Theatre for the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 21, 2015.  After two years of tweaking rules because of the pandemic, including allowing films to debut on a streaming service, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Wednesday that Oscar hopefuls will once again have to launch in movie theaters. Qualifying films are allowed to premiere in theaters and on a streaming service, but their theatrical run must go for a minimum of seven consecutive days with at least one showing a day in one of six qualifying major metropolitan areas including Los Angeles, New York and Chicago. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

No more streaming-only debuts for Oscar hopefuls

The Oscars are getting back to normal, eligibility-wise. After two years of pandemic-related adjustments, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Wednesday that Oscar hopefuls will once …
This image released by Focus Features shows Allen Leech as Tom Branson, left, and Tuppence Middleton as Lucy Smith, in a scene from "Downton Abbey: A New Era." (Ben Blackall/Focus Features via AP)

Review: Hollywood comes to Downton Abbey! Also: the clothes.

One wedding and a funeral — and a birth. That gorgeous house, never mind the leaky roof. Some sunshine, too! More bone-dry quips from Maggie Smith. And oh, the clothes — silks and satins, tulles …
Tom Cruise poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Top Gun: Maverick' at the 75th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 18, 2022. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Top Cruise and 'Top Gun: Maverick' touch down in Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) — Tom Cruise mania descended Wednesday in Cannes where the actor made a whirlwind appearance at the French film festival to screen “Top Gun: Maverick," exalt the big screen …
Director Kirill Serebrennikov, from left, Filipp Avdeyev, Oxxxymiron, and lya Stewart pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Tchaikovsky's Wife' at the 75th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

Exiled Russian director returns to Cannes, decries war

CANNES, France (AP) — The last two times the Russian filmmaker Kirill Serebrennikov had films playing at the Cannes Film Festival, he couldn't attend. He was under a travel ban in Russia as part of …
Obituaries & Memorials

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 …

Robert Ernest Eck Jr (R.E.)

Robert Ernest Eck Jr. (R.E.) passed away at his home on Saturday, May 7, 2022. R.E. grew up in the town of Kearny, AZ, then spent his adult life in Apache Junction. He was a long time councilman and …
Nation

California tree trimmer guilty in deadly throat-slashings

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A tree trimmer in rural Northern California was found guilty in a series of throat-slashing attacks that left three people dead, prosecutors announced Wednesday. A jury …

EXPLAINER: Why is Wall Street close to a bear market?

NEW YORK (AP) — The bears are rumbling toward Wall Street. The stock market’s skid this year has pulled the S&P 500 close to what’s known as a bear market. Rising interest rates, high …

US case of monkeypox reported in Massachusetts man

NEW YORK (AP) — Massachusetts on Wednesday reported a rare case of monkeypox in a man who recently traveled to Canada, and health officials are looking into whether it is connected to small …

Court: Some rail rate talks allowed in price-fixing suits

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that details of some of the conversations between the nation's four largest railroads about their rates can now be included in lawsuits …

Federal agency sends team to probe Tesla crash that killed 3

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's road safety agency has dispatched a team to investigate the possibility that a Tesla involved in a California crash that killed three people was operating on a …
World

Portugal finds 5 monkeypox cases in men as outbreak spreads

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese health authorities on Wednesday confirmed five cases of monkeypox in young men, and Britain announced another two, marking an unusual outbreak in Europe of a …

4 EU nations to harness North Sea wind for green transition

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Four European Union countries plan to speed up the continent’s green transition and help wean it off Russian energy imports through a large new project to build wind …

UN drops forecast for global economic growth in 2022 to 3.1%

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations on Wednesday significantly lowered its forecast for global economic growth this year from 4% to 3.1%, saying the war in Ukraine has triggered increasing …

China blasts US, Japan rhetoric ahead of Quad summit

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi criticized on Wednesday what he called negative moves by Washington and Tokyo against Beijing ahead of a meeting in Tokyo next week of the leaders of …

Lawmaker's arrest is latest sex claim to roil UK Parliament

LONDON (AP) — A U.K. Conservative lawmaker was released on bail Wednesday while police investigate allegations of rape and sexual assault against him, the latest in a series of sexual misconduct …