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NEWS ACROSS THE VALLEY
Valley and State
Education

Homeschooling surged in Maricopa County during 2020

When COVID-19 began sweeping through the community and forced schools to shut their doors, thousands of Maricopa County families turned to homeschooling.

Arizona reports 1,846 virus cases after 2 days of 2,000-plus

PHOENIX (AP) — After two consecutive todays of reporting over 2,000 new COVID-19 cases, Arizona health officials reported 1,846 cases Monday. The state dashboard reported only one new …

Tucson police: Teen boy has been arrested in homicide case

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A teenager who is considered a suspect in a homicide case in Tucson has been arrested, police said Sunday. The Associated Press isn’t identifying the 17-year-old boy …

Arizona reports 2,306 new COVID-19 cases and 5 more deaths

PHOENIX (AP) — Health officials in Arizona on Sunday reported more than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases for the second consecutive day. They said the 2,306 new cases and five additional deaths pushed …

Search resumes for California man feared drowned in Arizona

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Divers resumed the search Sunday for the body of a California man who apparently drowned in Bullhead City. Mohave County Sheriff's officials said the 25-year-old man …
First responders
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took the following reports of crime in the Florence area June July 22-29.
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office took the following reports of crime in the Queen Creek area from July 22-29.
The Apache Junction Police Department took the following reports of thefts and burglaries July 10-16: Residential burglary, reported at 11:53 a.m. July 12 in the 100 block of South Royal Palm …
Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices

Wolf: Posse needs more recognition

This is in response to Diana Graettinger about Posse (“Posse patrols enhanced with 3 areas”). I’m writing because I want to express appreciation. Your article made me realize …
Jon Riches

Riches: A state solution to the administrative state

A new paper out today from the Goldwater Institute argues that state legislatures can and should play a role in reducing the power of the administrative state through laws that ensure the judiciary remains fair, impartial and independent when deciding cases involving administrative agencies.

Amiri: When it comes to DACA, it’s time for Congress to do the right thing

The latest domino in the DACA saga fell when Judge Andrew Hannen out of the Southern District of Texas ruled that the DACA program was unlawful, immediately halting the processing of an estimated …

Carter: Article gave lots of coyote facts

I read your recent article (“Coyotes infiltrate neighborhood”). Ironically, just one week before reading it, I took a tour at the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center in Scottsdale. …
Jennifer A. Jones

Jones: 4 ways volunteering can be good for you

Volunteering tends to benefit the volunteers themselves in at least four different ways.
More sports

WTA Tour Schedule-Winners

Jan. 4-13 2021 — Abu Dhabi Open, HO (Aryna Sabalenka) Jan. 29-Feb. 6 — Gippsland Trophy, HO (Elise Mertens) Feb. 1-7 2021 — Grampians Trophy, HO Jan. 29-Feb. 6 — Yarra Valley …

Eagles WR DeVonta Smith out with a knee sprain

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith is out indefinitely with a knee sprain. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner was listed as week-to-week on Monday's injury report, so his …

Running mates: Chubb, Browns sign 3-year extension

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Nick Chubb signed a three-year, $36.6 million contract extension Monday with the Cleveland Browns, an indication of the team's regard for his skills as an elite running back and …

USL Championship Glance

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Nation

The Latest: Hong Kong updates travel rules to fight virus

HONG KONG — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says authorities would reclassify countries into high, medium and low-risk, and update quarantine requirements to favor vaccinated travelers as it seeks to …

Kathy Griffin says she is undergoing surgery for lung cancer

Kathy Griffin has revealed that she is undergoing surgery for lung cancer and her doctors are optimistic she “should be up and running around as usual in a month or less.” The comedian took to …

Brazil’s Andrade tumbles into stardom to hometown funk tune

She kicked her leg above her head as the beat began and the crowd clapped in rhythm to the Brazilian funk song that helped gymnast Rebeca Andrade steal hearts across her homeland. Andrade has …

Skipper: Docs show no coverup in submarine sinking

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The release of about 3,000 pages of documents delving into the deadliest submarine disaster in U.S. history has not yielded any sinister effort to hide the truth, a retired …

Florida breaks record for COVID-19 hospitalizations

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A day after it recorded the most new daily cases since the start of the pandemic, Florida on Sunday broke a previous record for current hospitalizations set more than a year …
World

German prosecutors mull probe into flood warnings

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors are considering opening a formal investigation into possible failures by officials to properly warn the population about the devastating floods that occurred in the …

In heat emergency, southern Europe scrambles for resources

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A heat wave baking southeast Europe has fueled deadly wildfires in Turkey and threatened the national grid in Greece as governments scrambled Monday to secure the resources …

Iran records highest number of daily COVID cases in pandemic

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Monday reported more than 37,000 new coronavirus infections, the country's single-day record so far in the pandemic, state media reported. State TV said health …

EU slaps sanctions on Nicaraguan first lady, 7 others

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Monday slapped sanctions on Nicaraguan first lady and Vice-President Rosario Murillo and seven other senior officials accused of serious human rights …

With no government, it's worry, trust and wait in Tunisia

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia remains in limbo more than a week after President Kais Saied fired the prime minister, froze parliament and took on executive powers. Some citizens worried about what …
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Business

US manufacturing increased in July but at slower pace

WASHINGTON (AP) — Growth in U.S. manufacturing slowed in July amid ongoing supply-chain problems. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said Monday that its …

Ferrari earnings surge back to growth in second quarter

MILAN (AP) — Luxury sportscar maker Ferrari has surged back to second-quarter growth, posting a 206-million-euro ($245 million) profit on Monday after seeing its earnings drop precipitously in the …

UK eases travel restrictions as industry lobbies for more

LONDON (AP) — Britain opened its borders to fully vaccinated travelers from the U.S. and European Union on Monday as travel industry leaders urged the government to further ease restrictions and …

It's in and it's big: Senate unveils $1T infrastructure bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — After much delay, senators unveiled a nearly , wrapping up days of painstaking work on the inches-thick bill and launching what is certain to be a lengthy debate over President …

Neighbors

Developmental, sensory screenings needed for young children, First Things First says

As Arizona’s early childhood agency, First Things First recognizes that while every child develops at their own pace, developmental and sensory screenings are a way parents can learn about …

Tempe Girl Scout earns prestigious Gold Award through photography

When Tempe resident, Victoria Thurman’s grandfather complained about the lack of artwork on the walls at his assisted-living facility, she noticed an opportunity for her photography to serve a …

Glendale native eyes graduating from Navy Officer Candidate School

Literally hundreds of Seamen apply for Officer Candidate School. Applications alone take months to prepare.

Video: Coach Babb continues legacy of heritage at Peoria High School

The heritage of Peoria High School runs deep. Layers and layers of past legacies have made it what it is today and William Babb is a prime example of that.

Things to do

Coheed and Cambria at Mesa Ampitheatre Aug. 28

Coheed and Cambria and The Used 2021 — with special guests Meet Me at the Altar — perform at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at Mesa Amphitheatre. 263 N. Center St. The event is presented by …

Surprise mayor’s art exhibit reflects on 9/11

Submissions are being accepted for the first-ever Mayor’s Exhibit: A Tribute to Our Heroes, a partnership of the West Valley Arts Council, the Dysart Unified School District and The Vista …

Family day Aug. 7 at Commemorative Air Force Museum

Take a trip through 100 years of military aviation with inspiring and educational programs 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at the Airbase Arizona flying museum at Mesa’s Falcon Field Airport, …

Salt River Tubing’s Mega Hawaiian Hula event Saturday

Grab your ukulele, coconuts and grass skirt to set sail as Salt River Tubing is hosting its Mega Hawaiian Hula event 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 31. Free bandannas will be given to aloha …

Entertainment
Strawberry Meringue Parfaits With Balsamic Syrup [Lynda Balslev for TasteFood]

A berry-ful meringue dessert

Every berry lover should have a recipe for meringues up their sleeve. Snow white, light as air and egg-shell crisp, meringues will dress up your favorite berries in these easy do-ahead …
High jump gold medalist Gianmarco Tamberi, right, of Italy, congratulates compatriot Lamont Marcell Jacobs, after he won the final of the men's 100-meters at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Viva Italia! Olympic golds follow soccer and song successes

TOKYO (AP) — The first hints that this was Italy’s year came when Italian band Maneskin won the popular Eurovision Song Contest in May. Then came the in June and July. To top it all off, on …

Charles Connor, drummer for Little Richard, dies at age 86

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charles Connor, known for being Little Richard’s drummer who performed with other music greats including James Brown and Sam Cooke, has died. He was 86. Connor’s daughter, …
FILE - This file image provided by Disney shows, from left, Jack Whitehall, Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson in a scene from "Jungle Cruise." (Disney via AP, File)

‘Jungle Cruise’ sails atop box office despite COVID concerns

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite growing concerns over the delta variant, “Jungle Cruise” still drew moviegoers out to theaters during the film’s opening weekend to sail atop the North American box …

DaBaby booted from Lollapalooza after homophobic comments

CHICAGO (AP) — Rapper DaBaby was cut Sunday from Lollapalooza's closing lineup following crude and homophobic remarks he made last week at a Miami-area music festival. The Grammy-nominated …