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NEWS ACROSS THE VALLEY
Valley and State

Phoenix police: Man arrested in the death of his girlfriend

PHOENIX (AP) — A man has been arrested in connection with the death of his girlfriend, Phoenix police said Sunday. They said 37-year-old Carnell Cunningham was taken into custody on suspicion of …

Arizona reports 540 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths

PHOENIX (AP) — Health officials in Arizona on Sunday reported 540 new confirmed COVID-19 cases but no additional deaths. The state’s case total now stands at 849,561 since the pandemic began …

Authorities: West Phoenix apartment fire leaves 1 woman dead

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities on Sunday were trying to determine the case of a west Phoenix apartment fire that has left one woman dead. The blaze broke out at an apartment complex Saturday and …

Navajo Nation reports 16 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation has reported 16 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths. The latest numbers released Saturday night brought the pandemic totals on the …

Arizona court: Non-lawyers allowed to invest in law firms

PHOENIX (AP) — Before this month, Mike Payne was constantly switching among his many hats — legal, accounting, business consulting. But now that his accounting firm has been approved by the …
First responders
Come July, Litchfield Park will have a new police services provider.
Glendale residents on Friday will start to see notices of a potential property tax rate increase -- but the rate may not actually go up.
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took the following reports of crime in the Florence area April 1-7: Warrant arrest reported at 9:29 p.m. April 2 in the 1100 block of North Pinal Parkway …
Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices

Axelson: Golf course recycle bins are unsightly

We are concerned about the unsightly trash at the recycling bins at Pebblecreek Golf Course, 18838 N. 128th Ave. It is an eyesore. People are discarding too much trash there and the bins need to …
Dr. Andi Simon

Simon: Women face myriad of injustices; can a better world emerge?

What does it say about our culture when moms and their children are facing unbearable pain and trauma during the pandemic? This crisis has simply amplified the way women in the U.S. are undervalued, or not valued at all.

Klapp: American Rescue Plan is first step to lessen out-of-pocket health care costs

A recent survey from ALG-POS found that 80% of Americans agree that their health care costs keep going up every year, and more than 70% are struggling with the unpredictability of out-of-pocket …

Dickman: A pig in the parlor — with lipstick

Supreme Court Justice George Sutherland (who also was a former US Senator and congressman from Utah) famously noted in the landmark 1926 case of Euclid v. Ambler Realty Co that: “A nuisance may …
Jerry Bien-Willner

Bien-Willner: The real state of affairs on Arizona's short-term rental law

The short-term rental platforms are working hard to spin their recent loss. They would have you believe that they offered legislation to “fix” the STR rental problems that they created in …
More sports

MacKinnon, Avalanche stay hot with 4-1 win over Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and an assist to extend his point streak to nine games and the Colorado Avalanche defeated the Anaheim Ducks 4-1 on Sunday. Gabriel Landeskog …

Weaver takes no-hitter into 7th, Diamondbacks top Reds 7-0

PHOENIX (AP) — Luke Weaver was one of the worst pitchers in the National League one season ago. The Diamondbacks right-hander wasn't that promising this spring training, either. But the …

Nets' Irving out Monday at Minnesota for personal reasons

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving will miss Brooklyn's game in Minnesota on Monday night, leaving the Nets without two of their three All-Stars. The Nets said Sunday that Irving was out for personal …

Colorado Team Stax

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Most recent
Innovative Education Program Offsets Preschool Enrollment Drop

(NewsUSA) - The ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to keep many children out of preschool nationwide, due to school closures or to parents' concerns about sending their children to the in-person …

Fed's Powell sees US boom ahead, with COVID still a risk

Rahm closes with a 66, ends memorable Masters week

Colorado-San Francisco Runs

Cincinnati Team Stax

Nation

Mom arrested in death of her 3 kids was in custody dispute

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The woman arrested on suspicion of killing her three young children at her Los Angeles apartment had been involved in a custody dispute with their father, according to a …

For Chauvin's trial attorney, it's all about raising doubt

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Chauvin's defense attorney was questioning George Floyd's girlfriend about the couple buying drugs when he abruptly shifted gears for what seemed an innocuous question: He …

Shootout in Utah leaves 2 deputies wounded; suspect dead

Two Salt Lake County sheriff’s deputies were wounded — one shot in the eye and the other in the cheek — and the suspect was killed during a shootout Saturday morning outside the county …

Authorities: Iowa patrol trooper slain amid violent standoff

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A 27-year veteran of the Iowa State Patrol was shot and killed during a violent standoff with a man who fought back against agents in an armored personnel carrier and said he …

Maryland lawmakers override vetoes on police reform

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers voted Saturday to override Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s vetoes of three far-reaching police reform measures that supporters say are needed to increase …
World

Mexican candidate accused of rape vows to block elections

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican ruling party state candidate accused of rape, who later had his candidacy canceled by regulatory authorities on other grounds, said Sunday he will not allow elections …

Kyrgyzstan approves constitution boosting president's power

MOSCOW (AP) — Kyrgyzstan’s national elections commission says voters have overwhelmingly approved a new constitution that substantially increases the president’s powers. The commission said …

Pubs, hairdressers set to reopen as UK eases virus lockdown

LONDON (AP) — Millions of people in Britain will get their first chance in months for haircuts, casual shopping and restaurant meals on Monday, as the government takes the next step on its …

More volcanic eruptions on Caribbean island of St. Vincent

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (AP) — Conditions worsened on Sunday at a volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent as loud rumbling, lightning and heavy ashfall were observed and residents …

Spain: Rescuers find 4 dead, save 19 from vessel in Atlantic

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities said Sunday that they had recovered the bodies of four migrants from a boat along with 19 survivors who had taken the treacherous route from West Africa to the …
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Business

CEOs gather to speak out against voting law changes

A number of top executives and corporate leaders gathered online this weekend to discuss what to do in response to changes to some state voting laws, according to multiple news reports. The …

Online grocery Weee's Larry Liu on delivering in a pandemic

became during the pandemic lockdowns, and Weee, a startup focused on Asian grocery delivery, was no exception. Its founder, Larry Liu, came to the U.S. from China as a young engineer nearly two …

2 German state governors want to be center-right candidate

BERLIN (AP) — Two German state governors on Sunday declared their willingness to become the center-right candidate for the country's Sept. 26 national election. German Chancellor Angela Merkel …

Business faces tricky path navigating post-Trump politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — For more than a half-century, the voice emerging from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s monolithic, Beaux Arts-styled building near the White House was predictable: It was the …

Neighbors

Arizona Rotary Clubs host inaugural ‘Rotary Week of Service’

Scottsdale and Tempe Rotary clubs are among those in Arizona inviting friends, neighbors and fellow citizens to join them as they conduct service projects to benefit the local community during the …

Foster president-elect of national certification board

Charles “Wes” Foster, Mesa Community College nursing faculty, is president-elect of the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board's board of directors. Mr. Foster has been on the …

Meet Your Neighbor: Optometrist Grandela owns ViewFinder Low Vision Resource Center in Mesa

Your Name: ​Carlos Grandela Age: 32 Business Name: ViewFinder Low Vision Resource Center Town/Neighborhood: Mesa Hours of operation: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. …

Meet Jaeden, Miracle, and William: Energetic Siblings Seek Loving Family

What does adoption mean? For siblings Jaeden, Miracle, and William, it means, “Someone will take care of you.”

Things to do

National Geographic Live Virtual Speaker Series ends April 14

Mesa Arts Center is hosting a live virtual speaker series with stunning imagery and stories from National Geographic’s world-renowned photographers, scientists, authors, filmmakers, …

Poetry Illuminated opens Saturday in Goodyear

In honor of National Poetry Month, the city of Goodyear will showcase the words of eight local poets in Poetry Illuminated, a temporary installation curated by inaugural city of Phoenix poet laureate Rosemarie Dombrowski.

‘The Sound of Music’ continues Friday at Zao Theatre

"The Sound of Music," the world’s most beloved musical, graces the Zao Theatre stage March 26-April 17, featuring the music of Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard …

Southwest Valley cities plan Earth Day-related events throughout April

With Earth Day coming up April 22, the Southwest Valley cities of Avondale, Goodyear and Litchfield Park are celebrating the planet in a variety of ways. Here’s what’s in the …

Entertainment
FILE - Chloe Zhao poses for a portrait to promote her film "Nomadland" during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on Jan. 22, 2018.  (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)

Chloé Zhao becomes 1st woman of color to win top DGA honor

Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland” continued its tour of dominance through awards season Saturday night, when Zhao took top honors at the 73rd annual Directors Guild Association Awards. She is the …

Religious leaders recall Prince Philip's spiritual curiosity

LONDON (AP) — Churches in Britain held services Sunday to remember Prince Philip as people of many religions reflected on a man whose gruff exterior hid a strong personal faith and deep curiosity …
FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 2 2020 file photo, Hugh Grant poses for photographers upon arrival at the Bafta Film Awards, in central London. British teen drama “Rocks” and American gig-economy Western “Nomadland” lead the race for the British Academy Film Awards. The BAFTAs are being handed out Sunday, April 11, 2021 in a pandemic-curbed ceremony. Presenters including Hugh Grant, Tom Hiddleston and Priyanka Chopra Jonas will announce the prizes from the stage of London’s Royal Albert Hall, but winners will accept remotely during the televised ceremony.  (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, file)

'Rocks,' 'Nomadland' lead race for COVID-curbed BAFTA awards

LONDON (AP) — British teen drama “Rocks” and American gig-economy Western “Nomadland” lead the race for the British Academy Film Awards, which are being handed out Sunday during a …
FILE - Anne Beatts arrives at the premiere of "Live from New York!" in Los Angeles on June 10, 2015. Beatts, a groundbreaking comedy writer who was on the original staff of “Saturday Night Live” and later created the cult sitcom “Square Pegs,” died Wednesday, April 7, at her home in West Hollywood, California, according to her close friend Rona Kennedy. She was 74. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Fellow SNL writer remembers Anne Beatts as courageous, witty

NEW YORK (AP) — As Lorne Michaels was putting together a writing team for what became “Saturday Night Live,” Rosie Shuster was paired with a former National Lampoon staffer known for her dark …

Helen Mirren finds bright side during the pandemic

LONDON (AP) — Helen Mirren has been finding the bright side of the pandemic. Working from home? “Much more convenient,” she said. She bought a ring light for Zooms, balancing her laptop on …