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NEWS ACROSS THE VALLEY
Valley and State

SRP to partner in large solar plant northwest of Flagstaff

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona water and power utility has announced it will partner with a developer of large-scale solar and energy store projects in building a solar plant on private land northwest …

Man found dead in car near Globe; Police say it's a homicide

GLOBE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have identified the body of a Whiteriver man who was discovered dead inside a car near Globe. Gila County Sheriff’s officials said Wednesday that the death of …

5,000 outages after fire at Tucson Electric Power's station

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A two-alarm fire at one of Tucson Electric Power’s generating station on the city’s south side resulted in power outages for nearly 5,000 customers Wednesday …
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No Glitters in Glendale, but lights will still shine

Glendale won’t be hosting Glendale Glitters this year, but lights will shine nonetheless — and even earlier than usual.

Navajo Nation reports 52 more COVID-19 cases, 5 more deaths

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Wednesday reported 52 more COVID-19 cases and five additional deaths. The latest numbers pushed the tribe’s totals to 33,637 confirmed COVID-19 …
First responders
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took the following reports of crime in the Florence area Sept. 16-Sept. 23: Robbery reported at 11:05 p.m. Sept. 16 in the 2300 block of North Monticello …
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office took the following reports of crime in the Queen Creek area Sept. 16-23: Burglary at residence reported at 6:42 p.m. Sept. 16 in the 700 block of West …
The Phoenix Police Department is losing 11 more officers than it is adding each month, on average, since July 2020. The department has offered hiring incentives and designated a position to solely …
Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices

Walp: ADOBE rejects Gold Canyon survey questions

Data distributed by Gold Canyon Community Inc. indicates the proposed results of the community survey are hoped to be used to develop a Gold Canyon Plan that will ultimately be placed in the Pinal …

Rakowsky: Sen. Sinema should support voting rights bill

My name is Mike Rakowsky and I am a lifelong activist. The political climate we are confronting right now is as dire as any I have seen in my 70 years. Sen. Sinema has a unique opportunity to take …

Hoffman: Support Open App Markets Act to bolster app developers

Thank you, State Rep. Jennifer Longdon for informing me about the Open App Markets Act, where she is encouraging U.S. Rep. Greg Stanton to cosponsor the bill in order to rein in monopolies like Apple …

Sumner: Congress should pass the Build Back Better Act

Joe Biden and the Democrats’ Build Back Better Act is a bold investment in the future of America that benefits everyone, young and old. For young people? The Build Back Better Act will …

Sjolander: September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

With Arizona marking September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, we recognize the COVID-19 pandemic has brought on many stressors, including emotional hardships, that can impact the overall health and mental well-being of Arizonans. It has never been more important for us to stay connected to the people we care about.
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The ARIA Network Expands Executive Team As Disruptive Growth Accelerates

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 23, 2021-- , an integrated media group bringing billions of physical and digital assets to life through advanced recognition, augmented reality, 360° immersive …
Most recent
Artists of the Superstitions Fall Studio Tour Nov. 6-7

The free self-guided Artists of the Superstitions Fall Studio Tour is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 6-7. The annual studio tour has become an anticipated event for art lovers since it began in 2007, …

Film of epic Doors concert to be shown in Valley theaters one night only

Arizona Helping Hands receives $100K grant

Air bubbles in Mesa water due to treatment plant maintenance

Nation

College Football Playoff expansion enters negotiation stage

College Football Playoff expansion has entered the negotiation stage. The road to a new format for deciding major college football's national champion took a detour Wednesday when the CFP …

Is the delta variant of the coronavirus worse for kids?

Is the delta variant of the coronavirus worse for kids? No, experts say there's no strong evidence yet that it makes children and teens sicker than earlier versions of the virus, although delta …

US soldier wins long fight to get Afghan translator asylum

Army combat veteran Spencer Sullivan has never felt more victorious. Sullivan after his former platoon's other interpreter was denied a U.S. visa before being killed by the Taliban in 2017. On …

Mayim Bialik's 'Jeopardy!' goal: maintaining its integrity

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mayim Bialik knew she’d be busy around this time of year, but not this busy. Besides starting production on a new season of Fox's sitcom “Call Me Kat,” Bialik was …

Analysis: A 'United' Nations, navigating a fractured world

NEW YORK (AP) — When the United Nations rose from World War II's rubble, its birth reflected a widespread aspiration that humanity could be lifted up and dispatched down a positive path — if only …
World

UK police probe killing of woman walking alone in London

LONDON (AP) — British police investigating the killing of a 28-year-old woman in London said Thursday they are probing whether she was attacked by a stranger, in a case that sparked new concerns …

Mexican forces surround border migrant camp

CIUDAD ACUÑA, Mexico (AP) — A camp where more than 14,000 migrants had waited along the Texas border just days ago was dramatically smaller at dawn Thursday, while across the river in Mexico, …

Turkish central bank bows to Erdogan's pressure to cut rates

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s Central Bank unexpectedly cut the main interest rate by one percentage point on Thursday, bowing to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s demand for lower borrowing rates to …

Nobel Prize ceremonies to be curtailed again due to pandemic

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Nobel Prize ceremonies will be reined in and scaled-down for the second year in a row due to the coronavirus pandemic, the foundation behind the coveted prizes said …

Woman with Down syndrome loses UK abortion law challenge

LONDON (AP) — A woman with Down syndrome lost a court challenge against the British government Thursday over a law allowing the abortion up until birth of a fetus with the condition. Heidi …
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Business

Bank of England keeps rates on hold, warns over inflation

LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England kept its main interest rate at the record low of 0.1% while warning Thursday that inflation is set to be double its target rate by the end of this year, largely …

US jobless claims tick up from near a pandemic low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid rose last week for a second straight week to 351,000, a sign that the delta variant of the coronavirus may be disrupting the …

One to charge them all: EU demands single plug for phones

LONDON (AP) — The European Union unveiled plans Thursday that would require smartphone makers to adopt a single charging method for mobile devices. The EU Commission proposed legislation …

Fears of contagion from Chinese builder's debt problems ease

BEIJING (AP) — Fears that a Chinese real estate developer’s possible default on multibillion-dollar debts might send shockwaves through global financial markets appeared to ease Thursday as …

Neighbors

Candy Valentino named Paradise Valley’s Person of Distinction for mentorship

No one knows the value of a dollar more than Paradise Valley resident Candy Valentino, who came from humble beginnings. After graduating from high school in Pennsylvania, Valentino spread her …

Mesa resident wins women’s 40-44 age group at Ironman 70.3 World Championship

Cathy Yndestad, 43, of Mesa, captured the world championship title in the women’s 40-44 age-group at the 2021 Intermountain Healthcare Ironman 70.3 World Championship. The triathlon was …

Polly Bonnett new Mesa library director

Mesa City Manager Chris Brady recently appointed Polly Bonnett as the new Mesa Public Library director. Bonnett has worked for Mesa Public Library for more than 16 years. “Polly has …

Soroptimist of the East Valley offering 2 scholarships

Local women who are pursuing vocational, skills training or an undergraduate degree are encouraged to apply for the Live Your Dream Award through Soroptimist International of the East Valley. Two …

Things to do

Glendale music club to host Latin Salsa combo

Latin Salsa music is coming to Glendale this weekend.

Scottsdale Quarter will hold 'Boo & New' community celebration, Oct. 18-23

Scottsdale Quarter will commemorate the completion of the final phase of the shopping center with a week-long community celebration.

Second Saturdays return to Peoria

The city of Peoria and Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations announces the return of Second Saturdays.

Free admission to Mesa museums during ‘I Love Mesa Day’

I Love Mesa Day Saturday, Sept. 25, aims to support Mesa businesses and cultural institutions through variety of family-friendly activities throughout Downtown Mesa. The event, in partnership with …

Obituaries & Memorials

Sherry Rae Barrett

Sherry, age 85, of Sun City West, AZ, passed away peacefully at her home May 9, 2021.Sherry and her husband Bill relocated to Sun City West in 1992 after moving from their home in Honolulu, where …

Alice “Kelly” T. Kelly

Alice, age 96, of Sun City West, passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, in Surprise, Arizona.  She was born on July 5, 1925, to the late Patrick and Anne (McVeigh) Kelly in Aglish, …

Esther S. Coffman

Esther, 98, died peacefully in the early morning hours of August 29, 2021, in Peabody, Massachusetts.  With her two companion cats, Snowball and Tiger, at her side, Esther closed her eyes for …

Barbara M. Imbrie

Barbara of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.Barbara was born in Seattle, Washington. She graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in Education and from San …

Junia “June” Dorothea Fisher Hoffman

Sun City, AZ -  Junia left this life on August 10, 2021, just one month before her 106th birthday.  She was born in 1915 in Pratt, Kansas to Chester Harry Fisher and Lula Hope Gould …
Entertainment
This undated image provided by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s office of public affairs shows a 3,500-year-old artifact, known as the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet. The tablet contains a portion of the Epic of Gilgamesh, considered one of the earliest surviving works of notable literature. (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP)

Ancient clay tablet from Assyrian king going back to Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 3,500-year-old clay tablet discovered in the ruins of the library of an ancient Middle Eastern king, then looted from an Iraqi museum 30 years ago, is finally headed back to …
Brandi Carlile accepts the artist of the year award at the Americana Honors & Awards show Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Brandi Carlile, Sturgill Simpson win top Americana awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile added another trophy to her shelf as she won artist of the year at the 2021 Americana Honors and Awards show, while country …
US actor Johny Deep after a photocall at the 69th San Sebastian Film Festival, in San Sebastian, northern Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. Johny Depp will be receiving on the night Donostia Award for his contribution to the cinema. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

Johnny Depp: 'Not one of you' is safe with 'cancel culture'

SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (AP) — Taking center stage in a prestigious Spanish film festival to receive a top career award, actor Johnny Depp presented himself as a victim of the "cancel culture" that, …
This cover image  released by Capitol Records Nashville shows “Remember Her Name," a release by Mickey Guyton. (Capitol Records Nashville via AP)

Review: Mickey Guyton soars on her powerful, personal record

“Remember Her Name," Mickey Guyton (Capitol Records Nashville) It's hard enough to be Black woman in America, but Mickey Guyton's path in country music has been especially fraught with obstacles …
This mage released by Universal Pictures shows Colton Ryan, left, and Ben Platt in a scene from "Dear Evan Hansen." (Erika Doss/Universal Pictures via AP)

Review: In 'Dear Evan Hansen,' a Broadway hit ages poorly

The journey from stage to screen, so often a perilous one, has been particularly bumpy for , starring Ben Platt as a lonely, anxiety-racked teenager who turns into a social media sensation after …