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Justices side with doctors convicted in pain pill schemes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday ruled for doctors who face criminal charges for overprescribing powerful pain medication in a case arising from the opioid addiction crisis. …

Some cities nix July 4 fireworks for shortages, fire dangers

The skies over a scattering of Western U.S. cities will stay dark for the third consecutive Fourth of July as some big fireworks displays are canceled again, this time for pandemic-related supply …

Independent Newsmedia acquires Community IMPACT Phoenix operations

Independent Newsmedia Inc., USA continues to expand its footprint in the Phoenix Metro market, acquiring JG Media National’s Phoenix operations.
CRASH

Man dies, 4 injured in wrong-way collision along US 60 in Surprise

A man in his mid-70s was killed just before midnight Saturday in a two-vehicle, wrong-way collision on US 60 in Surprise, authorities said. The crash occurred at 11:57 p.m. at US 60 and Jomax …

Dueling narratives of Arizona protests ended with tear gas

Protests outside the Arizona Capitol over the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade that ended with a volley of tear gas are being described as either peaceful or driven by …
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West Valley

PHOENIX - Republican lawmakers  have given final approval to the most comprehensive system of vouchers of taxpayer funds for private and parochial schools in the nation. The 16-10 Senate vote …

Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center and Laboratory Sciences of Arizona have received international recognition for their innovative work during the COVID-19 pandemic to improve lab result times.
A Glendale women’s advocacy group spoke out Friday after the Supreme Court’s controversial decision to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that guaranteed a constitutional right to abortion.
Thrown into the fire of 6A boys basketball since their early days at Valley Vista, now is the time for the experienced class of 2023 to start dishing out some lumps of its own. Each of the last …
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is asking the public’s help to identify a suspect involved in a deputy assault and collision that occurred on May 17 in Youngtown.
Phoenix

PHOENIX— All Valley Metro rail stations in downtown Phoenix will be open for light rail service beginning Sunday, July 3, as progress continues with the construction of the south central …

Phoenix Sun’s center JaVale McGee was the host last week of a charity softball game for his nonprofit foundation JUGLIFE, but he also took time to honor Hope 4 Kids International with the Global Community Impact Award.
PHOENIX  — Police fired tear gas to disperse anti-abortion demonstrators from outside the Arizona Capitol Friday night, forcing lawmakers to huddle briefly in a basement inside the …
PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Transportation wants to see  your slogan in lights. The ADOT safety message Contest returns for its sixth year and we invite Arizonans to submit …
HOENIX — A pair of lengthy hearings at two recent Board of Supervisors meetings have culminated with the board approving a Salt River Project petition related to moving overhead power lines …
East Valley

The Salvation Army, 24 E. Sixth St. in Mesa, is opening daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Sept. 30, offering the city’s most vulnerable community members indoor cooling, a bagged lunch, water …

Central Arizona College’s early childhood education program was granted renewed accreditation by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National …
Six Scottsdale firefighters have been promoted to the rank of captain. The department announced that Blake Miller, Marc Hill, Brian Shedlock, Mike Orin, James Cashion and Nick Pajic will take over …
When Julie Cart arrived at Arizona State in 1975, the women’s track program was barely a blip on the radar of the athletic department. The team trained with the men, sweating and practicing on the same field and at the same time.
PHOENIX - State lawmakers lined up the votes as the last day of the 2022 legislative session wound down to look for long-term sources of new water for Arizona - but only after they concluded they …
Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices
This exhibit from video released by the House Select Committee, shows former President Donald Trump during a meeting with Department of Justice officials, displayed at a hearing by the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, Thursday, June 23, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Counter: Select committee’s hearings are simply show trials

From the outset, the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol has been marred by political motives and malfeasance...
This exhibit from video released by the House Select Committee, shows former President Donald Trump during a meeting with Department of Justice officials, displayed at a hearing by the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, Thursday, June 23, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Point: Hearings reveal Trump’s plan to overturn Americans’ votes

Riveting bipartisan congressional hearings have brought the events on and leading up to the Jan. 6 insurrection to prime time.

Holy Cow! History: America’s other Independence Day

On a hot, muggy Thursday in early July 1776, a handful of men got together in Pennsylvania and declared their independence from Great Britain.

Murphy: 3 signs that a loved one may need memory care

There are over 5.8 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease...

Wheat: Gun rules, yes; but don’t take our guns away

I think it is a good idea to put restrictions on guns like age and time periods to purchase a gun.
Valley sports

Varsho, Smith help drive Arizona's 11-7 win over Detroit

Daulton Varsho hit a three-run homer, Pavin Smith had a career-high four hits and three RBIs and the Arizona Diamondbacks avoided a series sweep with a 11-7 win over the Detroit Tigers. David Peralta …

Keuchel called up by Diamondbacks to start vs Tigers

Former Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel has been called up by the Arizona Diamondbacks from the minors to start against the Detroit Tigers. The 34-year-old Keuchel was designated for assignment …

Diamondbacks aim to break losing streak in matchup with the Tigers

The Arizona Diamondbacks aim to break their five-game slide when they take on the Detroit Tigers.
National sports

Strivr Announces Brand Ambassador Partnership with PGA TOUR Golfer Patrick Rodgers

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 27, 2022--Strivr, the leading provider of enterprise-scale Virtual Reality (VR) training, today announced a brand ambassador partnership with professional …

Supreme Court sides with coach who sought to pray after game

The Supreme Court is siding with a football coach from Washington state who sought to kneel and pray on the field after games. The court ruled 6-3 along ideological lines for the coach. The justices …

Wimbledon player comes to aid of fainting ballboy with candy

Quick reactions are a hallmark of being a professional tennis player and Jodie Burrage showed the Wimbledon crowd she could respond to adversity quickly. The British player noticed a ballboy who was …

Guardians complete minority sale to billionaire Blitzer

Billionaire sports businessman David Blitzer has officially joined the Cleveland Guardians as a minority owner and eventually will take control of the ballclub. The team announced Blitzer’s …

Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson makes midseason move to LSU

The Minnesota Twins must make a midseason change to their field staff with the sudden exit of pitching coach Wes Johnson. He is leaving for a lucrative college job at LSU. The Twins announced that …
Most recent

CEROCAHUI, Mexico (AP) — Two Jesuit priests killed last week in remote mountains of northern Mexico were expected to be buried Monday in the village where a gunman attacked them inside the …

“Elvis” has won its box-office dance-off with “Top Gun: Maverick.” After the two films reported the same ticket sales Sunday, Monday’s final numbers has “Elvis,” alone, as king of the …
Leaders of the world's biggest developed economies are looking for ways to cut off Russian President Vladimir Putin's oil money, which is helping finance the war against Ukraine. So far, many Western …
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Valley business

TerraLane Communities sells two build-for-rent assets

SCOTTSDALE — TerraLane Communities, a developer of rental neighborhoods, has sold two of its build-for-rent assets, TerraLane at South Mountain and TerraLane at Canyon Trails, to Inland Real Estate Acquisitions, a Chicago-based real estate investment trust.

100-unit Summit on Thomas apartments sell for $21 million

The Summit on Thomas apartments in Phoenix have been sold to Cowabunga, LLC for $21 million. Cowabunga is a private capital family office focused on the acquisition of urban infill sustainable …

Residents react to plans for a new Postino in Peoria

A new Postino WineCafe is headed to the P83 Entertainment District, and residents can’t wait.

Glendale will consider 133 acres of new industrial in Loop 303 Corridor

The Loop 303 Corridor on Glendale’s west end, one of the fastest-growing industrial corridors in the nation, could be expanding yet again.

Neighbors

Mesa youth wins OdySea Aquarium’s art challenge

An art piece by Anastasia Asbill, 11, of Mesa was chosen as one of the winning entries in OdySea Aquarium’s second annual conservation art challenge. She was among five winners picked from …

Glendale to host Saving Arizona Blood Drive event

The Saving Arizona Blood Drive is bringing a donation event to Glendale.

Billy’s Place in Glendale receives $20K community impact grant

Billy’s Place received a $20,000 Community Impact Grant from New York Life in support of their Grief Informed Schools Initiative, which allows Billy’s Place to reach more grieving students by expanding the presence in schools.

Sun City West club offers artistic hand lettering, cards, mixed media demos

Members of the Artistic Hand Lettering, Cards and Mixed Media Club of Sun City West hosted an open house to show off new equipment and to highlight their creative offerings. Club members …

Things to do

Zao Theatre reopens; venue now in Gold Canyon

Bravo! Brilliant! Splendid! Well done! Zao Theatre reopened Saturday, June 11, in its new Gold Canyon home with audience members raving about the memorable show, “It’s Just …

Glendale event includes back-to-school supply drive

Downtown Glendale will celebrate Christmas a little early.

Monster Jam to motor its way into Glendale

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Monster Jam will motor its way to Glendale.

Tai Chi classes ongoing at Sun Cities church

Tai Chi, which is recommended by Harvard Medical School to help with flexibility, muscle toning and increasing balance, and can be done at any age, is a series of movements based on Chinese martial …

Entertainment
This combination of photos shows promotional art for "Only Murders in the Building," a Hulu series premiering its second season on June 28, left, "More Power," a series premiering June 29 on History, and "The Princess," a film premiering July 1 on Hulu. (Hulu/History/Hulu via AP)

New this week: 'Only Murders in the Building,' 'More Power'

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — The biggest new …
This cover image released by Grand Central Publishing shows "The Most Precious Substance on Earth" by Shashi Bhat. (Grand Central Publishing via AP)

Review: A slice-of-life novel both meaningless and profound

As a freshman, Nina has a crush on her English teacher. “The Most Precious Substance on Earth” by Shashi Bhat wastes no time with introductions or context. It’s all there in the universality of …
This cover image released by Minotaur shows "Outside" by Ragnar Jonasson. (Minotaur via AP)

Review: A hunting trip turns deadly when a blizzard strikes

In “Outside,” four old college friends who haven’t seen each other for a year or more go hunting together on the wild moors of Iceland. When a blizzard strikes, they take refuge in a derelict …
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is greeted as she attends the Ceremony of the Keys on the forecourt of the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, Monday, June 27, 2022, as part of her traditional trip to Scotland for Holyrood week. (Jane Barlow/PA via AP)

Queen Elizbeth II travels to Scotland for week of events

Queen Elizabeth II has traveled to Scotland and attended a ceremony as part of a week of events. The 96-year-old queen has curtailed her public appearances in recent months because of ongoing …
This cover image released by Celadon Books shows "Elsewhere" by Alexis Schaitkin. (Celadon Books via AP)

Review: 'Elsewhere’ ponders the meaning of motherhood

“Elsewhere,” the new novel from Alexis Schaitkin, transports readers to a mysterious mountain town where mothers occasionally vanish, a fact of life residents call an “affliction.” It’s …
Obituaries & Memorials

Helen Cristin (Henningsgard) Nelson

Helen Cristin (Henningsgard) Nelson SUN CITY - Of Buffalo, MN passed away peacefully on Friday, June 17th at her winter home in Sun City. Helen was born on September 15, 1924 to teacher Julia …

Ann H Szumowski

Ann Freeman (Hartigan) Szumowski (1929-2022) Ann Freeman (Hartigan) Szumowski passed away peacefully at home with family on June 14, 2022, at 92. She was born July 24, 1929, in St Paul, Minnesota …

Christina Lytle Mooney-Compton

Christina Lytle Mooney-Compton, 76 years old, of Philadelphia, PA, passed away at home after a valiant battle with cancer on June 13, 2022 in Sun City West, AZ. Christina was born on September 9, …

Dr. James Allen Coil, Jr.

Jim Coil died peacefully after a long illness on June 9, 2022 at the age of 85. Born in Colorado Springs, CO on October 28, 1936, Jim graduated with honors from Colorado College in 1958 and from Case …

John George Sewalk Jr.

John George Sewalk, Jr. passed away peacefully at the age of 91 years old on June 8, 2022, surrounded by his family at home in Surprise, Arizona. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 …
Nation

EU countries adopt mandatory gas storage amid Russia's cuts

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union countries agreed Monday that all natural gas storage in the 27-nation bloc should be topped up to at least 80% capacity for next winter as they prepare for the …

US grapples with whether to modify COVID vaccine for fall

U.S. health authorities are facing a critical decision: whether to offer new COVID-19 booster shots this fall that are modified to better match recent changes of the shape-shifting coronavirus. …

Company buying Trump's social media app faces subpoenas

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Digital World Acquisition Corp. dropped 10% in morning trading Monday as the company reported that the subpoenas and a related investigation by the Department of Justice …

Why captions are suddenly everywhere and how they got there

People with hearing loss have long adopted technology to navigate the world, especially since hearing aids are expensive and inaccessible to many. Over the past several years, new options have …

Families brace for changes to pandemic-era free school meals

The pandemic-era federal aid that made school meals available for free to all public school students — regardless of family income levels — is ending, raising fears about the effects in the …
World

Sri Lanka sends 2 ministers to Russia for oil amid crisis

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka is sending two ministers to Russia to negotiate for fuel — one of the necessities that the Indian ocean island nation has almost run out of amid its ongoing …

Norway: Suspect in deadly Pride shooting agrees to custody

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The suspect in Saturday’s mass shooting during an LGBTQ festival in Oslo has agreed to be held in pretrial custody for four weeks and will therefore not appear in court …

Detained LGBTQ activists in Istanbul Pride being released

ISTANBUL (AP) — Istanbul’s LGBTQ Pride organizers say more than 360 people were detained by police Sunday following a ban on all Pride events. Kaos GL, a leading LGBTQ rights association, …

War-damaged Russian weapons on display in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A display of war-damaged Russian weapons in downtown Warsaw serves as a reminder of the horrors of the war in Ukraine but also that Russia's aggression can be defeated, …

UN oceans conference eyes steps toward high seas agreement

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The United Nations is hoping that a conference starting Monday will bring fresh momentum for protracted efforts to find an international agreement on protecting the …