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Valley and State

Online portal offers elections help in Maricopa County

The Maricopa County Elections Department launched an online portal that allows voters to request a one-time ballot in the mail or sign up for the Permanent Early Voting List at …

Native American tribes' pandemic response is hamstrung by many inequities

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) , ; , , and , (THE CONVERSATION) The SARS-CoV-2 virus is novel, but pandemic …

Schools nationwide brace for cuts from new financial crisis

ATLANTA (AP) — It was during the Great Recession when Catoosa County first shortened its school year, from 180 to 175 instructional days, as it began years of furloughs due to budget cuts. As a …

Testing for COVID-19 can be costly in long-term care facilities

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit long-term care facilities and the senior population the hardest, especially in Arizona, where over 77% of deaths are in people 65+. In addition, deaths in long-term care …

Judge rules against Arizona media outlets in long-term care facilities lawsuit

A judge has ruled against Arizona media outlets that filed a joint lawsuit demanding state officials release the names and data of long-term care faciliites where cases and deaths of COVID-19 have …
First responders
The Sawtooth Fire is burning in the Superstition Wilderness area of the Tonto National Forest. The fire, which was lightning caused, is partially within the Woodbury Fire scar, according to a …
Hundreds of people in Phoenix gathered to protest the death of a man in Minnesota, but the event quickly turned violent with several properties damaged and people arrested. On Thursday, Phoenix …
When Avondale Fire Department Capt. Christopher Spire heard the gunshots, he was off duty with his family inside a sandwich shop in Glendale. But he went to work anyway. Officer Destiny …
More sports

Nationals change course, pay minor leaguers full stipend

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Nationals changed course and told their minor leaguers on Monday they will receive their full weekly stipends of $400 at least through June after would cover a planned cut in …

The Latest: 16 Vasco da Gama players test positive for virus

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Brazilian soccer club Vasco da Gama says 16 of its players have tested positive for the coronavirus. The …

Non-revenue sports fret over college athlete compensation

College coaches in non-revenue sports are worried about the impact legislation allowing compensation for athletes could have on their programs. More than a dozen national associations in various …

AP PHOTOS: The French Open's athletes and their athleticism

PARIS (AP) — The French Open is loved by so many for the scene and the setting and, yes, the surface, to be sure. What would it — or any other tennis tournament, any other sporting event — …
Daily Independent
Nation

A look at the antifa movement Trump is blaming for violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has blamed antifa activists for violence at protests over police killings of black people, but antifa isn’t an organization and targeting it isn’t …

Atlanta mayor: 2 officers fired in 'excessive force' arrests

ATLANTA (AP) — Two police officers have been fired and three others placed on desk duty over excessive use of force during a protest arrest incident involving two college students, Atlanta's mayor …

States, cities plead for virus aid as Congress faces crises

WASHINGTON (AP) — One small-town Oklahoma mayor testified before Congress she’s worried the city's 18-bed hospital can't handle a second wave. Many counties are slashing sizable chunks of their …

Cleanup follows another night of unrest in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Workers swept up broken glass outside New York City luxury stores Monday after followed another day of protests against police brutality following George Floyd's death. Workers …

Mayor, governor of New York say nation's largest city is imposing 11 p.m. curfew after days of violence amid protests

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor, governor of New York say nation's largest city is imposing 11 p.m. curfew after days of violence amid protests.
World

The Latest: India climbs to 7th biggest outbreak in world

The Latest on the The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or …

Mexico president kicks off 'new normal' phase amid pandemic

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Amid a pandemic and the remnants of a tropical storm, Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador kicked off Mexico’s return to a “new normal” Monday with his first …

South America ignores Europe and reopens as virus peak nears

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — South American countries on Monday began easing COVID-19 restrictions even as the region hurtles toward its viral peak, disregarding the example set by European nations that …

Zimbabwe summons US envoy over White House adviser's comment

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has summoned the U.S. ambassador in Harare to a meeting over comments by a White House official suggesting Zimbabwe is among “foreign adversaries” that could …

World's reaction to US weaves solidarity, calls to change

BANGKOK (AP) — Several thousand people marched in New Zealand's largest city on Monday to protest the killing of George Floyd in the U.S. as well as to stand up against police violence and racism …
Entertainment

Publishers sue Internet Archive over scanning of books

NEW YORK (AP) — Four of the country's biggest publishers have sued a digital library for copyright infringement, alleging that the …
FILE - In this April 28, 2018, file photo, Jay-Z and Beyonce watch Game 1 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series between the Golden State Warriors and the New Orleans Pelicans in Oakland, Calif. Several top record labels organized Black Out Tuesday on June 2, 2020 as riots erupted around the world sparked by Floyd’s death as well as the killings of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. Musicians including Rihanna, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Lil Nas X, Demi Lovato, Post Malone and Harry Styles have spoken out following Floyd’s death and the worldwide riots. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Music industry calls for Black Out Tuesday amid unrest

NEW YORK (AP) — The music industry is planning to turn off the music and hold a day to reflect and implement change in response to …
FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020 file photo, Rapper Kanye West watches during the second half of an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Los Angeles. Drawings by West from when the rapper was a high school student in Chicago are now worth thousands of dollars, according to an appraiser. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill File)

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 7-13

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 7-13: June 7: Actress Virginia McKenna (“Born Free”) is 89. Singer Tom Jones is 80. …
This image released by ESPN Films shows Bruce Lee, the subject of the the documentary "Be Water." The film, which details the movie star's tragically short career, captures the cool power of Lee, an early Asian American big-screen hero. It airs Sunday at 9 p.m. EDT on ESPN as part of the network's “30 for 30” documentary series. (Bruce Lee Family Archive/ESPN Films via AP)

New this week: Apollo benefit, docs on Bruce Lee, spelling

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and …
FILE - In this June 29, 2009 file photo, Spike Lee attends a special 20th anniversary screening of his film "Do the Right Thing" in New York. The nationwide unrest following the death of George Floyd has again reminded many of the film. In an interview, he talks about the echoes of his film, what makes this moment different than protests before and his hopes for justice. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, File)

Spike Lee on what's different about these protests

NEW YORK (AP) — It's not the first time that Spike Lee's “Do the Right Thing” has been freshly urgent, but Lee's 1989 film has …
Business
How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Monday after shaking off a wobbly start. Banks, companies that depend on consumer spending and communications companies accounted for a big slice of the …

Asian stocks rebound after Trump avoids reigniting trade war

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rebounded Monday after President Donald Trump avoided reigniting a trade war with China amid tension over Hong Kong and the coronavirus pandemic. Hong Kong’s …

Coty, Beyond Meat rise; Pfizer, Gilead Sciences fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Monday: Coty Inc., up 76 cents to $4.39. The maker of Clairol is selling a majority stake in its hair care business to …

Businesses ramp up operations as nations prep for tourists

BELT-LOOSENING: — Chuy's Holdings, which runs restaurants that make Tex-Mex inspired dishes, has re-opened a majority of its dining rooms. The company said Monday that 87 of its dining rooms …

Travel
Greece lifts its lockdown on hotels, pools, golf courses

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece lifted lockdown restrictions Monday for hotels, open-air cinemas, golf courses and public swimming pools as the country ramped up preparations for the crucial summer …

Survey: US factories sink in May for third straight month

WASHINGTON (AP) — American factories slowed for the third consecutive month in May as they continued to sustain economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic. The Institute for Supply …

Vatican centralizes contracting to cut waste, corruption

ROME (AP) — Gone are the days of the half-million euro Christmas Nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square. The Vatican is centralizing its contracting and procurement procedures in a bid to cut …

Insider: JetBlue CEO discusses COVID-19's impact on airlines

Airlines are starting to see a slight rise in bookings, but air travel remains down about 90%, prompting speculation about which carriers might go under. JetBlue Airways CEO Robin Hayes admits he …

Things to do
Desert Diamond casinos are reopening June 5

The Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise will resume gaming operations at 1 p.m. Friday, June 5 at all four of its Desert Diamond Casinos near Glendale, Tucson, Sahuarita and Why (Ajo). The TOGE …

Fort McDowell Casino plans to reopen May 15

Fort McDowell Casino and the Wekopa Resort and Conference Center will tentatively have a reopening day of May 15. Casino doors will open at 10 a.m., according to the casino's website.

Gila River Hotels & Casinos reopening its locations May 15

Gila River Hotels & Casinos announced Monday that it will reopen its doors Friday, May 15. The Wild Horse Pass, Lone Butte, and Vee Quiva properties will open at noon to the public, according to a release.

Great Mother’s, Father’s Day gifts for boomers, seniors

Spring flowers are blooming and Mother’s Day ads are on TV and in newspapers. Expect a repeat for Father’s Day June 21. Stumped by what to get parents or grandparents for their special …

Opinion

Risky time for teens driving as COVID-19 restrictions ease

AAA recommends now is a good time for parents to both model safe driving behaviors and help ensure their teens practice them, too.
Photo by Arianna Grainey

Crawford: I stand with the heroes of public safety in Scottsdale

The images are heartbreaking. Less than two weeks after Scottsdale businesses emerged from the darkness of the COVID-19 shutdown, many …

A tribute to the men and women who serve in our armed forces

The Town of Paradise Valley was able to participate and honor the military veterans and all those who have served in all branches of …

Pandemic demonstrates importance of U.S. Census

An accurate population count in our city ultimately helps with all types of funding, including dollars allocated for emergencies like …

Candidate calls AZ House bill ‘legislative malpractice’

Arizona’s House Republicans, the majority party running our state, have once again chosen that the mantra of self-responsibility …
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