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EXPLAINER: Winners, losers in water cuts for Western states

People in Arizona and Nevada won’t face bans on watering their lawns or washing their cars despite water shortages on the Colorado River. Officials said Tuesday there will be less water available …

Arizona's border wall delayed after 2 containers topple

An effort by Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey to use shipping containers to close a 1,000-foot gap in the U.S.-Mexico border wall suffered a brief setback when two stacked containers somehow …
EDUCATION

Ducey slams school voucher opponents at Phoenix Christian Prep

Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and backers of universal school vouchers are taking a victory lap over legislation the Republican-controlled Legislature enacted in June giving the state the …
DROUGHT

Federal officials cut Arizona's water draw from Colorado River

SALT LAKE CITY — U.S. officials announced Tuesday that Arizona and Nevada - two states reliant on water from the Colorado River - will face more water cuts as they endure extreme …
CRASH

6 French tourists on plane that crashed into Lake Powell, killing 2

Authorities say a small plane that plunged into a lake that straddles the Arizona-Utah state line, killing two people and injuring five, was carrying six French tourists plus a pilot. Kane County …
CRIME

Killers sentenced in murder of Chandler police officer

The final two defendants in the 2010 killing of Chandler police officer Carlos Ledesma have been sentenced and will spend decades behind bars. The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office announced …
ELECTION 2022

Court battles rage over 3 Arizona voter initiatives

Proponents of three voter initiatives who each turned in hundreds of thousands of signatures last month to qualify them for the November ballot are trying to beat back legal challenges that could …
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Openings

Jersey Mike's opens at Prasada in Surprise

Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened its second location in Surprise at 13641 N. Prasada Parkway on Aug. 10.

Dubai sees air travel surge, expects FIFA World Cup boost

The chief executive of Dubai International Airport says the hub saw a surge in passengers over the first half of 2022 as pandemic restrictions eased. Paul Griffiths, who oversees the world's busiest …

China and US spar over climate on Twitter

The world’s two biggest emitters of greenhouse gases are sparring on Twitter over climate policy, with China asking if the U.S. can deliver on the landmark climate legislation signed into law by …

German leader condemns Abbas' '50 Holocausts' remark

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's chancellor said Wednesday that he was “disgusted by the outrageous remarks" made by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Berlin, accusing Israel of committing “50 …
Around the Region
West Valley

Glendale Community College presents Arizona’s poet laureate sharing his journey, “From Nogales Boy to Poet Laureate: A Latino’s Journey,” in celebration of Latine Month.

Western Maricopa Education Center is a public school district in the Valley that provides industry-standard career training programs for high school and adult students. Every student who completes a program has the opportunity to test for licensure or certification.
The Surprise Fire Medical Department is opening recruitments for multiple positions this and next month.
Business and community leaders will be on their way back to school for the Partner with a Principal program. During the weeks of Sept. 19 through Oct. 14, local corporate executives and community …
Authorities on Monday released the charges against  parents who police said tried to force their way into an El Mirage elementary school last week. Police had locked down Thompson Ranch …
Phoenix

The U.S. Department of the Interior announced it will host a press conference Aug. 16 to reveal details on how water usage will evolve to address the current drought conditions impacting the Colorado …

Common Sense Media announced Monday a new campaign in Arizona to create awareness of the Affordable Connectivity Program, an effort to bridge the digital divide for lower-income families. The …
Jayleen McGehee feels and tastes the benefits of gardening in her backyard. And she sees the benefits, too - in her wallet. McGehee is a beneficiary of the city of Phoenix’s Backyard …
PHOENIX  — It’s been 80 years since the first Navajo Code Talkers joined the Marines, transmitting messages using a code based on their then-unwritten native language to confound …
Phoenix firefighters rescued a dog from a smoke-filled apartment in Phoenix and used a specially designed oxygen mask to resuscitate the animal. Firefighters responded to reports of a fire …
East Valley

This autumn, the Tempe community surrounding Arizona State University and craft beer lovers all around the valley will have new stomping grounds — Hundred Mile Brewing Company. 

Fireworks erupted at last night’s Florence Town Council meeting after a vote to table a request for a conditional use permit for a self-storage facility proposed at the southeast corner of …
The legislative subcommittee of the Veterans of Foreign War No. Post 7968 Auxiliary is inviting area residents to attend its Arizona District 5 meet-and-greet event. The event is 7 p.m. Wednesday. …
Family-owned Mici Italian, which has a location in Gilbert, has been ranked on the Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America.
Residential homebuilder Landsea Homes Corp. announced Aug. 16 that two model homes are available to tour at Rev at Eastmark in Mesa and that homes are also now selling. “We’re excited …
Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices

I still like my old CDs better; how about you?

I still buy CDs as there is something tangible about their ownership...

Powers: Congress should do more, pass the Open App Markets Act

I was happily surprised to open the Daily Independent and see that President Biden had signed the CHIPS Act...

Kehaly: Arizona, let’s stand together for health care affordability

In a recent Pew Research study, reducing health care costs is the second-most-important priority for Americans...

Herrington: 4 things you should know about new COVID-19 guidance

Updated COVID-19 GuidanceThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its COVID-19 guidance to focus on reducing the risk of severe illness...

Cantor: Questions raised as Arizona elections ensue

Here I am again. I have mentioned before that I really don’t like politicians and politics and those who give large sums to those campaigns……and do not want anyone to know about …
Valley sports

Giants host the Diamondbacks on 5-game home win streak

The San Francisco Giants, on a five-game home winning streak, host the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Crawford's HR with 2 outs in 9th lifts Giants past D-backs

Brandon Crawford hit a game-ending two-run homer off Ian Kennedy moments after Thairo Estrada’s two-out triple, and the San Francisco Giants rallied past the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1.The Giants …

Live TV feed briefly shown in D-backs' dugout during game

A monitor in Arizona’s dugout at Oracle Park showed a live television feed during the first inning of Monday night’s game between the Diamondbacks and Giants. D-backs manager Torey Lovullo said a …
National sports

Indian court appoints committee to run national Olympic body

A court in India has appointed a committee to take over the running of the national Olympic committee and hold fresh elections within four months in a move that could have further implications for …

AM Prep-Cooler Copy

OVER-THE-COUNTER HEARING AIDS EXPECTED THIS FALL IN US WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. regulators have finalized a long-awaited rule that’s expected to allow millions of Americans to buy hearing aids …

Tuesday Sports in Brief

TENNIS MASON, Ohio (AP) — Serena Williams fell to 0-2 in matches since announcing “the countdown has begun” on her career, losing 6-4, 6-0 to U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu in the Western …

Rangers seek momentum, new manager to contend again in '23

The Texas Rangers are looking to build some momentum and find a new manager heading into 2023. They are more than a decade removed from their only World Series appearances in 2010 and 2011. They have …

PICK SIX: Key transfers to watch, and not just at QB

Southern California quarterback Caleb Williams isn’t a typical transfer since he followed Lincoln Riley from Oklahoma and is playing for the same coach he had last year. But his status as a …
Most recent

The nation's leading abortion rights advocacy organization, Planned Parenthood, plans to spend a record $50 million ahead of November’s midterm elections. It's pouring money into contests where …

HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — A wave of arson and bombing attacks overnight hit Thailand’s southernmost provinces, which for almost two decades have been the scene of an active Muslim separatist …
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s inflation rate rose to a new 40-year high of 10.1% in July, as rising food prices tightened a cost-of-living squeeze fueled by soaring energy prices. The Office for …
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Valley business

Glendale licenses 39 new businesses in July

The city of Glendale approved 39 new business licenses in the month of July.

Leggings Park has opened at Gilbert's SanTan Village

Leggings Park opened a retail location at 2174 E. Williams Field Road, Ste. 118, Gilbert in early May 2022. Its location is across from the kids play area at SanTan Village. This online and retail …

Little Anita's to open in former Juan Jaime's spot in Chandler

Albuquerque-based restaurant Little Anita’s will be opening its first Arizona location in the former Juan Jaime’s spot at 2510 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler. This New Mexican restaurant …

Phoenix-based Creation lands on list of fastest-growing private companies

Creation, a real estate development and alternative investment firm headquartered in Phoenix, announced its debut on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America, with a 492% …

Neighbors

Glendale fundraiser to support Special Olympics of Arizona

A fundraiser to support Special Olympics of Arizona is coming to Glendale.

Meet Your Neighbor: Florence Chamber’s Sherri Crosslin

Whenever there’s a Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce event, be it First Thursday Networking Mixers, Casino Night or the Farmers Market, you’ll find Sherri Crosslin in the middle of it …

Goodyear employee featured on American Ninja Warrior

One of Goodyear’s own competed in the latest season of American Ninja Warrior, a popular NBC sports reality TV show in which ‘ninjas’ compete to overcome a variety of obstacle …

Scottsdale native finishes 57-mile swim around Manhattan

Erica Esterly, the 20-year-old philosophy major from Scottsdale and third-year cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point, completed her 57-mile swim during the 40 Bridges Race around Manhattan in New York City.

Things to do

Arizona Oral Cancer Walk is Oct. 29 at Phoenix Zoo

The Arizona Oral Cancer Walk Planning committee announces the return of the 11th annual Arizona Oral Cancer Walk. The walk will take place 7-10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Phoenix Zoo with the …

Handbell Ringers seek volunteers

The Handbell Ringers of Sun City are looking for experienced musicians to ring their biggest bells. Sometimes called “buckets and pails,” the bronze “buckets” are heavy, …

Arizona Theatre Company’s London hit show comes to Arizona

Arizona Theatre Company announces that “The Lion,” a one-man folk musical telling a true story of survival, will open its 55th season after its run at Southwark Playhouse in …

Annual Teddy Bear readies for return to downtown Glendale

The 18th annual Teddy Bear Day returns to downtown Glendale in September.

Entertainment
Elvis fans tour the Elvis Presley Birthplace on Saturday morning, Aug. 13, 2022, in Tupelo, Miss., for Elvis Fan Appreciation Day. (Adam Robison/The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal via AP)

Elvis death anniversary increases tourism at his birthplace

The Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum in Mississippi is welcoming an increasing number of visitors as fans commemorate the 45th anniversary of Presley’s death. The king of rock ‘n’ roll died …
FILE - German film director Wolfgang Petersen speaks during a press conference promoting his latest film "Poseidon," a remake of the 1972 film "The Poseidon Adventure," in Tokyo, on April 19, 2006. Petersen, the German filmmaker whose WWII submarine epic “Das Boot” propelled him into a blockbuster Hollywood career, died Friday at his home in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Brentwood after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 81. (AP Photo/Katsumi Kasahara, File)

Wolfgang Petersen, blockbuster filmmaker of 'Das Boot,' dies

Wolfgang Petersen, the German filmmaker whose WWII submarine epic “Das Boot” propelled him into a blockbuster Hollywood career that included the films “In the Line of Fire,” “Air Force …
FILE - Darius Campbell Danesh appears at the after party for the opening night of the "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" musical in the Savoy Hotel in London on April 2, 2014. Campbell Danesh, who shot to fame in 2001 on the British reality-talent show “Pop Idol" and topped British music charts the following year with his single “Colourblind," has died at age 41. His family said Tuesday that he was found unresponsive in his apartment in Rochester, Minnesota on Aug. 11 and pronounced dead by the local medical examiners’ office. The family says the cause of death hasn't been determined yet. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP, File)

'Pop Idol' and stage star Darius Campbell Danesh dies at 41

British singer and performer Darius Campbell Danesh has died at age 41. His family said Tuesday that he was found unresponsive in his apartment in Rochester, Minnesota, on Aug. 11 and pronounced dead …
The Lost Mural hangs in the entryway of Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, in Burlington, Vt., July 29, 2022. The mural painted in 1910 by a Lithuanian immigrant, that was later hidden behind a wall for years, has been rehabilitated and moved and is what experts say is a rare piece of art. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

Long-hidden synagogue mural gets rehabbed, relocated

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A mural that was painted in a Vermont synagogue more than 100 years ago by a Lithuanian immigrant — and hidden behind a wall for years— has been termed a rare piece …
FILE - This aerial photo shows part of the Bonanza Creek Ranch film-set in Santa Fe, N.M., on Oct. 23, 2021. New Mexico's Office of the Medical Investigator has determined that the fatal film-set shooting of a cinematographer by actor and producer Alec Baldwin last year was an accident. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Medical investigator rules Baldwin set shooting an accident

New Mexico's Office of the Medical Investigator has determined that the fatal film-set shooting of a cinematographer by actor and producer Alec Baldwin last year was an accident. The office issued …
Obituaries & Memorials

Rachel Joanna Steinmetz

Rachel, age 93, of Paragould, Arkansas, passed to her heavenly home on Friday, August 12, 2022, at her home in Paragould. Joanna was born on September 6, 1928, in Monette to the late Joseph Matthew …

Lloyd James “Bud” Moran

Bud passed away peacefully at his home in Sun City West at the age of 96. Born in LaCrosse, WI, to Lloyd M. Moran and Ruth (Faas) Moran, he was the eldest of 11 siblings. After graduating from …

Charles Joseph "Chuck" Garcia, Sr.

Charles Joseph "Chuck" Garcia, Sr., 55, went home to be with the Lord in July of 2022. He was born on March 31, 1967, to the late Carlos Garcia and Antoinette Hernandez. Chuck was married to his …

Claudette Edith Corrado

Claudette E. Corrado passed away peacefully on the morning of June 16, 2022 with family by her side. Born to James Chlad & Edna (Bertolino) in Cleveland, Ohio on February 1, 1938. After …

William Carroll Arnold

William Carroll “Bill” Arnold of Gold Canyon passed away on July 17, 2022, at home surrounded by family after a short battle with cancer. Bill was born on August 29, 1935, in Duck, Clay County, …
Nation

Ukrainians flee grim life in Russian-occupied Kherson

Residents who have fled the Russian-occupied city of Kherson say conditions in the Black Sea port just north of the Crimean Peninsula have become increasingly grim. The southern city was the first to …

Prehistoric fish may spawn in Georgia: 1st time in 50 years

Scientists and students embarking on a census of Georgia lake sturgeon have found three females with mature eggs — an indication the armored “living fossils” may be reproducing in that state …

Texas to execute man for slaying of Dallas real estate agent

HOUSTON (AP) — A man who fatally stabbed a real estate agent inside a model home in suburban Dallas faces execution Wednesday evening, more than 16 years after the slaying. Kosoul …

Mom accused of killing kids in Idaho seeks change in charges

Attorneys for a mother charged with conspiring to kill her children in Idaho and steal their social security benefits have asked a judge to send the case back to a grand jury because they say the …

Which EVs qualify for new US tax credit? Websites offer help

The U.S. government is moving forward with its plan to award new tax credits to electric vehicle purchasers. It's part of the rollout of a huge new climate, tax and healthcare law. Several new …
World

Japan makes arrests on bribery suspicions in Tokyo Olympics

A former Tokyo Olympic organizing committee board member and three people from a clothing company that was a surprise sponsor of the 2020 Games were arrested on bribery suspicions Wednesday. …

Chinese factories close as drought hurts hydropower

Factories in China’s southwest have shut down after reservoirs used to generate hydropower ran low in a worsening drought, adding to economic strains. In Sichuan, which has 94 million people, water …

South Korean leader: Seoul won't seek own nuclear deterrent

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol said Wednesday his government has no plans to pursue its own nuclear deterrent in the face of growing North Korean nuclear threats, as …

Former Australia PM says secret powers were needed in crisis

SYDNEY (AP) — Scott Morrison said Wednesday that giving himself extra powers when he was Australia’s prime minister was necessary during the coronavirus crisis as criticism rose the moves were …

EXPLAINER: Dueling views remain a year after Afghan pullout

A year after America’s tumultuous and deadly withdrawal from Afghanistan, assessments of its impact are divided — and largely along partisan lines. Critics slam the August 2021 evacuation of more …