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NEWS ACROSS THE VALLEY
Valley and State

500 homes in Golden Valley without water due to broken well

GOLDEN VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — About 500 homes in the northwestern Arizona town of Golden Valley have been without water for days due to a broken well, according to authorities. Mohave County …

Judge dismisses GOP lawsuit over Maricopa County election

PHOENIX (AP) — A Maricopa County Superior Court judge dismissed a lawsuit over alleged voting irregularities in the Arizona Republican Party's January election, ruling that the dispute involved …
COVID-19

Midwestern passes 16,000 COVID vaccine doses administered

Midwestern University’s Glendale Campus Vaccination Center, located at 19555 N. 59th Ave., Glendale, has administered more than 16,000 vaccination doses as part of Operation Hope, Midwestern’s community contribution to the global fight against COVID-19.

Arizona reports 683 additional cases; rate of increase slows

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Tuesday reported 683 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and 19 more deaths amid a slowing of the rate of additional cases. The pandemic totals rose to 870,155 cases …
COVID-19

Tempe City Council eyes reopening of City Hall, in-person services

Tempe City Hall along with other city facilities are tentatively set to reopen on the heels of lessening public restrictions due to COVID-19. The proposed timeline recommends that remote employees …
First responders
Surprise will soon have a new police chief.
The city of Goodyear and Goodyear Fire Department will formally dedicate Station 181 with a virtual ribbon-cutting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 12.
With just months to go before it begins operations, the Queen Creek Police Department has entered a new phase.
Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices

Kenny: COVID-19’s connection to heart disease

In the past year, COVID-19 has become one of the top five causes of death. While the Coronavirus alone can take such a terrible toll on the body, it can be even worse for those with …
Braden Biggs

Biggs: Sign petition to keep SSA building in Apache Junction

As one of your Apache Junction City Council members, it is my duty to advocate on behalf of the city and its residents. Today, I am asking for your help in advocating for your community and your …

Kraft: Let’s care for our ‘Mother Earth'

On Mother’s Day when I was reading the article, “NASA chief eyes climate, hedges on moon landing,” it reminded me of our other mother, Mother Earth. The new NASA chief, Bill …
Jack Sellers

Sellers: County board defends free, fair elections

Maricopa County government is not involved in the Cyber Ninja audit, but we have provided the Arizona Senate eight terabytes of data, ballots and election equipment involved in the 2020 General …

Abrami: Grass should not be grown in this area

This is in response to the letter to the editor about grass (“Sun City golf courses need more grass”). Simple answer is that people shouldn’t be growing grass at all in this …
More sports

West-side story: Avs have shot to take division over Knights

DENVER (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog recently caught a teammate staring at him over breakfast. More specifically, the Colorado Avalanche captain's bent nose, which also featured a fresh-looking …

Spanish Results

MADRID (AP) - Results from Spanish football:

English Results

LONDON (AP) - Results from English football:

English Summaries

Tuesday Summaries from English football (home teams listed first):
Nation

'Monster': 7 life sentences for ex-hospital worker in deaths

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former nursing assistant who killed seven elderly veterans with fatal injections of insulin at a West Virginia hospital was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday by a …

World Food Prize goes to nutrition expert for fish research

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A nutrition expert who pioneered innovative ways of raising fish rich in micronutrients and fatty acids and incorporating them into diets in developing countries was named …

Poll: Most in US who remain unvaccinated need convincing

Fewer Americans are reluctant to get a COVID-19 vaccine than just a few months ago, but questions about side effects and how the shots were tested still hold some back, according to a new poll that …

Man arrested after tiger shown in a yard of his Houston home

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas man free on bond from a murder charge was returned to custody Monday after neighbors found a pet tiger wandering around a Houston neighborhood. Houston police tweeted …

AIDS virus used in gene therapy to fix 'bubble baby' disease

A gene therapy that makes use of an unlikely helper, the AIDS virus, gave a working immune system to 48 babies and toddlers who were born without one, doctors reported Tuesday. Results show that …
World

Decision on Minuteman to shape US nuclear policy for decades

WASHINGTON (AP) — For 50 years the Minuteman missile has been armed and ready, day and night, for nuclear war on a moment's notice. It has never been launched into combat from its underground silo, …

South Africa's president suspends party secretary-general

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) — South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has intensified the country’s anti-corruption drive with the suspension of his African National Congress party’s …

China issues total ban on synthetic cannabinoids

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday said it will add all synthetic cannabinoids to its list of banned drugs, in what it described as a first in the world, to curb their manufacturing, trafficking and …

The Latest: Pakistan's Khan denounces Israeli use of force

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on (all times local): 2:58 p.m. ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan’s prime minister has denounced Israel’s use of force against Palestinians at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound …

German investors increasingly optimistic as COVID cases fall

BERLIN (AP) — German investors are increasingly optimistic about the country's economy as the latest surge of new coronavirus infections seems to be slowing, a closely-watched survey showed …
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Business

Offshore wind project seen as key to clean energy gets OK

An that would create enough electricity to power 400,000 homes and is touted by backers as a key piece of America's transition to renewable energy was approved Tuesday by the federal …

California governor proposes $12B to house state's homeless

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday proposed $12 billion in new funding to get more people experiencing homelessness in the state into housing and to “functionally end …

US casinos match best quarter ever; post-COVID hopes rise

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — America's commercial casinos matched their best quarter ever in the first three months of this year, as customers continued returning amid the COVID-19 pandemic and …

Biden showcases vaccination best practices amid July 4 push

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is meeting virtually with a bipartisan group of governors Tuesday to share best practices for encouraging Americans to get vaccinated as the pace of shots …

Neighbors

Central Arizona College students recognized during virtual awards ceremony

Central Arizona College, faculty, staff and students gathered around their computers to recognize students for their outstanding academic and co-curricular achievements during a special virtual …

Ford ‘fill an F-150’ water drive benefiting Salvation Army

Ford and its philanthropic arm, Ford Motor Co. Fund, are teaming up with Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Phoenix and Valley-wide Dunkin’ locations to launch the ninth annual Fill an F-150 Bottled …

Meet the artist: Scottsdale resident, student Dana Corbo

Meet Dana Corbo, an artist, high school senior and Scottsdale resident who currently has work in two Scottsdale Arts exhibitions. Miss Corbo has two paintings in Scottsdale Public Art’s …

A passion for music: Living in two separate worlds at once

I first became aware of music around the age of two. I was marching around the breakfast table to the music of John Philip Sousa being broadcast over the radio on Don McNeill‘s Breakfast Club. …

Things to do

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 …

Mesa pools open May 29

All nine city of Mesa pools will open for the summer, with modified programming and hours, beginning Saturday, May 29. The pools open for public swimming at 1 p.m. most days. Skyline and Rhodes …

Gila River Music Festival May 21-22

The inaugural Gila River Music Festival is May 21-22 in Kearny, a small town on the Gila River an hour from the Valley just down the road from Superior. “The music festival will feature a …

Entertainment
This image released by Doubleday shows "While Justice Sleeps," a novel by Stacey Abrams. (Doubleday via AP)

Stacey Abrams adds producer to her resume with book deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stacey Abrams' new political thriller was snapped up for a small-screen adaptation. The rights for “While Justice Sleeps" will go to Working Title Television, part of …
A statue of playwright and performer George M. Cohan stands in New York's Times Square in front of billboards for Broadway shows, Thursday, May 6, 2021. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that Broadway theaters can reopen Sept. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

EXPLAINER: Why Broadway is waiting until fall to reopen

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway shows are tripping over themselves to announce that tickets are once more available. But don't get dressed up just yet: The curtains won't rise for most until September or …
This cover image released by Berkley shows "A Special Place for Women" by Laura Hankin. (Berkley via AP)

Review: Exclusive women’s club sparks a new mystery novel

“A Special Place for Women,” by Laura Hankin (Berkley) If you’ve harbored curiosity or skepticism about secret societies or clubs, “A Special Place for Women” by Laura Hankin will be …
FILE - Seth Rogen appears at the "Motherless Brooklyn" premiere in Los Angeles on Oct. 28, 2019. Rogen is the latest to jump into the podcast world. He's making a series for the Stitcher podcast company where he interviews people with unusual stories to tell. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

Actor Seth Rogen to tell stories in his own Stitcher podcast

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Seth Rogen is jumping into the podcast world later this year with a series where he interviews people who have memorable stories to tell about their lives. The unnamed …
This combination photo shows Pfizer CEO Dr. Albert Bourla, left, and the cover art for his book, "Moonshot: Inside Pfizer's Nine-Month Race to Make the Impossible Possible." The book  is scheduled for release on Nov. 9. (Robert Duron via AP, left and HarperCollins via AP)

Pfizer head Albert Bourla writing book about Covid vaccine

NEW YORK (AP) — Pfizer Chairman and CEO Dr. Albert Bourla can now tell the incredible story. Bourla has a deal with Harper Business for what the publisher is calling “an exclusive, first-hand, …