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NEWS ACROSS THE VALLEY
Valley and State
education

CAC receives 2021-22 Military Friendly Spouse School designation

Central Arizona College in Pinal County has earned the 2021-22 Military Friendly Spouse School designation. Institutions receiving the Military Spouse Friendly School designation were evaluated …

Evacuations lifted; wildfire threatened part of Old Bisbee

BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) — Evacuation notices were lifted Friday for a Bisbee neighborhood that was threatened by a wildfire on the outskirts of the former mining town, county seat and modern-day tourist …

4 men arrested in stabbing, fight at Chandler mall in March

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Four men have been arrested in connection with an altercation at a Chandler mall two months ago, according to police. Witnesses said two groups of men began fighting …

Wildfire forces evacuations in former mining town Old Bisbee

BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) — Some residents of Old Bisbee were under evacuation orders Thursday night due to a wildfire that authorities said is threatening 30 structures in the former mining town. The …

Bid to build luxury camping site east of Flagstaff rejected

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Coconino County Board of Supervisors has rejected a bid to construct a a luxury camping site with more than 770 lodging units east of Flagstaff. The proposed Two Guns …
First responders
When the City of Surprise selected Peoria Deputy Police Chief Benny Piña to serve as the neighboring city’s next police chief, well, some were surprised. But more than that, they are …
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took the following reports of crime in the Florence area April May 6-13: Theft of property reported as 7:58 a.m. May 7 in the 1300 block of South Main …
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office took the following reports of crime in the Queen Creek area from May 6-13: Burglary at residence reported at 5:54 a.m. May 8 at South 203rd Way and East …
Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices
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Frost: Morning in the McDowells

Early morning sun shafts spike through mountain peaks lighting up the haloed prickly pear and stately saguaro, while wisps of pink clouds on a blue backdrop angle away and south to where the sky is …
Rep. Nancy Barto

Rep. Barto: SB1270 gives patients more control of health care options

Improving patient care should always be the driving force behind any legislation introduced at the state capitol, which is why I introduced Senate Bill 1270, a bill to exempt certain medications from an insurance practice known as step therapy.

Tidwell: Announcing Scottsdale initiative ‘Super Fund Our Police’

I am writing to you to make you aware of a grass roots movement taking place called “Super Fund Our Police.” This movement is being initiated by six Scottsdale residents who are …
Mallory Kvek

Kvek: Conduct audit of Mark Lamb’s sheriff’s department

I recently read that a number of Pinal County residents are asking the Pinal County Board of Supervisors to conduct an audit of Mark Lamb’s sheriff’s department. I believe there are more …

Wilson: Calls out Legislature for Big Lie

What a wonderful forward-thinking Legislature we have. They want answers to an election problem which doesn’t exist. I suspect they will soon sponsor a bill to find the real answer to the …
More sports

Save the Galaxy in the Epic Saga of Commander Shepard With Mass Effect Legendary Edition Today

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 14, 2021-- BioWare, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) studio, today released ™ the definitive way to experience the beloved science fiction …

Washington Capitals Stax

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Vegas Golden Knights Stax

THROUGH GAMES OF FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2021

Buffalo Sabres Stax

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Most recent
Salt River Tubing’s 41st anniversary ‘Rocking Rodeo Roundup’ May 15

Join Salt River Tubing at its 41st Anniversary Rocking Rodeo Roundup celebration on Saturday. Salt River Tubing’s hoedown is 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. May 15 with a cost of $19 plus tax and fees per …

Mississippi River opened near Memphis under damaged bridge

Portugal opens door to British tourists, ending uncertainty

New Jersey Devils Stax

Ottawa Senators Stax

Nation

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) Asks: Are Vaccination Incentives Unethical?

TUCSON, Ariz., May 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- To meet the Biden Administration's goal of having at least one COVID shot in the arms of 70 percent of Americans by July 4, vaccine hesitancy must be …

Texas lawmakers approve abortion ban as early as 6 weeks

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas would ban abortions after as early as six weeks — before many women even know they are pregnant — and allow private citizens to enforce the rule through civil …

Chrissy Teigen apologizes to Courtney Stodden for harassment

NEW YORK (AP) — Chrissy Teigen, the wife of superstar John Legend, has apologized for harassing a then-teenage Courtney Stodden online years ago. “Not a lot of people are lucky enough to be …

Mobile soup kitchens take food, vaccine to Detroit's poorest

DETROIT (AP) — Keenon Carreker walked up to the Salvation Army mobile soup kitchen parked in one of the poorest areas of Detroit for the big hot dogs that came inside bags of food passed out to the …

Japanese tycoon planning space station visit, then moon trip

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Japanese fashion tycoon who’s booked a SpaceX ride to the moon is going to try out the International Space Station first. "Going to the ISS before the Moon," …
World

Europe's 4 Visegrad nations discuss security, fighting virus

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The foreign ministers of Europe's four Visegrad countries discussed cooperation to boost national economies and tourism after the pandemic and announced free travel between …

Judge dismisses migrant case against Italy's Matteo Salvini

MILAN (AP) — A judge in Sicily has dismissed a case against right-wing leader Matteo Salvini for keeping rescued migrants on board a coast guard ship in 2019, saying no crime had been …

Court declares missing German billionaire dead after 3 years

BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Friday officially declared billionaire Karl-Erivan Haub dead, more than three years after the head of retail group Tengelmann went missing in the Swiss …

UK fraud agency probing Liberty Steel's Greensill links

LONDON (AP) — The business empire of Liberty Steel owner Sanjeev Gupta, including its financing arrangements with bankrupt Greensill Capital U.K., is being investigated by Britain's Serious Fraud …

N Ireland's main British unionist party to choose new leader

LONDON (AP) — Northern Ireland’s largest British unionist party was choosing a new leader Friday, in a contest with two candidates and only 36 voters. The Democratic Unionist Party, senior …
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Business

US industrial output rose a modest 0.7% in April

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production increased for a second straight month in April as more factories came online after being shutdown by winter ice storms. Industrial production — …

Retail sales were flat in April as stimulus spending waned

NEW YORK (AP) — Retail sales in the U.S. were flat in April after soaring in March, when many Americans received $1,400 stimulus checks that boosted spending. The report Friday from the U.S. …

Honda returns to quarterly profit despite pandemic damage

TOKYO (AP) — Honda swung into the black in January-March, recording a 213 billion yen ($2 billion) profit despite the lingering impact of the pandemic. The results, released Friday, marked a …

Greece joins Mediterranean race to win back tourists

NAXOS, Greece (AP) — In her kitchen, Kyriaki Kapri has enough food to feed an army. Piles of squid for frying, lemons to be quartered, thumb-thick potato wedges to make oregano-sprinkled French …

Neighbors

Mesa resident Erin Connors graduates from Minnesota State University

Minnesota State University, Mankato, celebrated its 2021 spring semester student commencement by providing graduates “commencement-in-a-box” packages and personalized photo opportunities …

Maricopa Community Colleges honor MCC emerging artists

Eight Mesa Community College students recently received honors in Artists of Promise, a competition hosted by the Maricopa County Community Artists of Promise College District to highlight student …

Paradise Valley students select ‘Chickens Got Talent’ winners

A growing concept in the Valley is hatched when deciding what comes first — the chicken or the egg or a chicken with talent — as 13 first grade Desert View Learning Center students recently served as judges for the 2021 Chicken’s Got Talent competition.

Uehling uses coaching stipends to help AJUSD athletes, members of the community

Lance Uehling is about to cry. It’s the last thing you expect from the tough guy sitting across from you, a football player and wrestler in his youth and now a Department of Corrections …

Things to do

West Valley Arts Council helps to unify community

Just over year ago, the West Valley Arts Council was missing something.

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum has summer exhibitions

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, 1 E. Main St., has four new summer exhibitions. They are: Passage, a collaborative site-specific installation of more than 7,000 unfired clay beads, each bead …

Western musical comedy opens at Fountain Hills Theater

The Ballad of Buzzard Basin, a brand-new, old-time cowboy musical that celebrates the essence, and yes, dag-nab-it, the quintessence of the old, old, old west, will be opening at Fountain Hills …

Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center opens May 29

Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center, 1091 W. Southern Ave. in Apache Junction, is opening with modified programming and limited open swim hours beginning May 29. Open swim hours will be 11:30 …

Entertainment
FILE - This Aug. 26, 2019, file photo shows "Jersey Shore" cast member Ronnie Ortiz-Magro at the MTV Video Music Awards in Newark, N.J. Ortiz-Magro will not be charged after an arrest on suspicion of domestic violence in April 2021, but will charge the 35-year-old with a probation violation based on a domestic violence conviction in a different case in 2020. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

No charges for Ortiz-Magro after domestic violence arrest

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Jersey Shore” star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro will not be charged after an arrest on suspicion of domestic violence last month, authorities said Thursday. Los Angeles city …
This image released by Netflix shows Amy Adams in a scene from "The Woman in the Window." (Melinda Sue Gordon/Netflix via AP)

Review: 'Woman in the Window' is, alas, a muddled mess

The girl isn’t gone. There’s one on the train, and there’s another in the window. “Woman in the Window,” based on A.J. Finn’s 2018 best-seller, is the latest adaptation in a run on …
Miranda Lambert performs at the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 15, 2018, left, and Maren Morris performs at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. on  June 15, 2019. Lambert and Morris are the leading nominees for the 2021 CMT Music Awards. (AP Photo)

Maren Morris, Miranda Lambert lead CMT Music Awards noms

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former tourmates Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris are the leading nominees for the 2021 CMT Music Awards, celebrating the best in country music videos. CMT on Thursday …
This image released by ABC shows Caleb Kennedy performing on the singing competition series "American Idol," in Los Angeles that aired May 9. Kennedy has dropped out of the singing competition after a video circulated showing him sitting next to someone wearing what appears to be a Ku Klux Klan hood. Kennedy, advanced into the Top 5, apologized for the video on Twitter and Instagram on Wednesday, saying “it displayed actions that were not meant to be taken in that way.”  (Eric McCandless/ABC via AP)

'American Idol' contestant exits show amid video controversy

A 16-year-old “American Idol” contestant has dropped out of the singing competition after a video circulated of him sitting next to someone wearing what appears to be a Ku Klux Klan …
This combination of photos shows the cover image for "The Man Who Lived Underground," left, and author Richard Wright. (Library of America via AP, left, and AP Photo/Robert Kradin)

Restored Richard Wright novel hits bestseller lists

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 60 years after his death, Richard Wright is again a bestselling author and very much in line with the present. “The Man Who Lived Underground,” a short novel …