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CONSTRUCTION

North Glendale sewer improvement project nearing completion

Improvements to a sanitary sewer in north Glendale are expected to be complete in a couple weeks.
TRANSPORTATION

Glendale proposing in-depth assessment of all city streets

All Glendale city streets appear to be up for an evaluation.
TRAVEL

I-17 rest area north of Anthem to close this week

The Sunset Point rest area along Interstate 17 will close to the public on Wednesday, Sept. 28. While crews have been working behind the scenes at the Sunset Point Rest Area along Interstate 17 at …
SPORTS

Arizona Coyotes player expects 'crazy, loud' atmosphere at new Tempe home

The new Mullett Arena has brought excitement and a burst of energy to the Arizona Coyotes. As each player approached the microphone for media day Wednesday before the start of training camp, their eyes lit up when they spoke about their new home and its potential for the 2022-23 season.
JAN. 6

From Yale to jail: Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes' path

The founder of the militia group Oath Keepers, Stewart Rhodes, was once a promising Yale Law School graduate. Then his deep distrust of government and thirst for greatness led him down a far …
LAW CHANGE

Purple Heart recipients eligible for vehicle tax break

Purple Heart recipients are now eligible to receive a tax exemption for a vehicle or trailer. A change to state law went into effect Saturday, Sept. 24, granting a full VLT exemption to Purple …
'ECO-WARRIOR'

Earth First! co-founder, former Tucson resident Dave Foreman dies

Dave Foreman, a self-proclaimed eco-warrior who was a prominent member of the radical environmentalism movement and a co-founder of Earth First!, has died. He was 74. The New Mexico-based Rewilding …
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Arizona Election guide
Election 2022

Arizona candidates on the ballot

Arizona has a slew of contested elections in November whether that’s statewide races or contests for the Legislature. Voters will have some choices when they start early ballots in October. …

Key dates ahead for general election

The Arizona general election has key dates to pay attention to as voters decide who will take office in federal, state, county and local races in November. In Maricopa County, 17 justice of the …
Elections

LD-14 candidates give their views on state's issues

The newly created Arizona Legislative District 14 covers most of Gilbert but also includes some of Chandler and a small piece of Queen Creek.  In the Senate, incumbent Republican Warren …
2022 Elections

Q&A: Kavanagh, Dugger seek election to Arizona Senate for District 3

Standing house representative John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, and newcomer Thomas Dugger, D-Phoenix, are competing for Legislative District 3’s Arizona State Senate seat in the upcoming midterm elections.
Around the Region
West Valley

A man received a gunshot wound to the leg but survived.

When Bill Frank first started copying comic strips in his adolescent years, little did he know his talent for art would lead to such an interesting life.
Construction officially started Friday on Echo Park 303, a two-building, modern industrial facility in Glendale near the intersection of Northern Parkway and Reems Road.
Pumpkins are coming, with other seasonal events, to Glendale’s four-generation family farm.
A woman has been arrested in connection with a human smuggling operation based out of an El Mirage home in which undocumented immigrants were charged up to $15,000 in fees, police said.
Phoenix

Authorities say a man was fatally shot by Phoenix police after he allegedly threw rocks and other items at officers and patrol cars. Police say the incident occurred in north Phoenix around 6:45 p.m. …

 Three women were recognized last week for their courage, bravery and civil service during the Phoenix Police Foundation’s fifth annual Women in Blue Celebration. Phoenix police …
The Arizona Department of Public Safety is investigating a fatal crash that occurred early Saturday morning when a car fell off an overpass onto Interstate 17 at the Stack in Phoenix. The one-car …
American Airlines will begin daily, nonstop service from Phoenix to Monterrey, Mexico in January. “Mexico is Phoenix’s number one trade and tourism partner which makes air service to …
An effort by Arizona Republican Party Chair Kelli Ward and her husband to block a subpoena of their phone records issued by the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. …
East Valley

Superstition Foothills Baptist Church recently added a new sign to its property at 6320 S. Kings Ranch Road in Gold Canyon. “(O)ne that is Gold Canyon friendly and emphasizes the beauty of …

Talking Stick Resort, an enterprise of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, will host a job fair 1-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27. Positions are available at the resort and its sister …
The Queen Creek Town Council continues to move forward on plans for the under-construction Frontier Family Park which will include a recreation and aquatic center. At its Wednesday, Sept. 21 …
The Queen Creek Town Council approved two final plats for residential development. At its Sept. 21 meeting, council approved the final plat for Jorde Farms North Phase 2. The approval was …
Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek is ready to start the Halloween season with its 25th annual “Pumpkin & Chili Party.” The party runs every Thursday-Sunday in October starting Saturday, …
Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices

Anable: Cyber Security Month highlights ‘team effort’ of internet safety

In October, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month brings into focus three indisputable truths about the internet. One, it is an incredible resource that offers a universe of opportunities to …

Brown: Yes on DAA is an investment in our Scottsdale neighborhoods

Old guys have a tendency to talk about the past. I could talk about being a PTA president or serving on the SUSD Governing Board or serving on the Scottsdale Human Services Commission or even talking …
For those with behavioral health disorders, like depression and bipolar disorder, there may be an increased risk of suicide. For example, research indicates the rate of suicide for those who have bipolar disorder is 10 to 30 times more than the overall population.

Stangler: How to help spot signs of suicide

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, which offers a good time to raise awareness to help reduce the stigma around mental health issues. This could be an important step to lowering suicide …

Maxwell: Why we need to support SUSD now more than ever

People in Scottsdale who know me know that I am a strong advocate for public schools. Yet I don’t have any kids in the SUSD school system. Why do I care so much about public education when …
Last year’s Motors & Meals fundraiser was a success. [Northwest Valley Connect]

Chandler: NVC sets annual Motors & Meals fundraiser for late October

Northwest Valley Connect’s annual fundraising event, Motors & Meals, will soon be here. Mark your calendars for Sunday, Oct. 23 from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Beardsley Recreation Center, 12755 …
Local sports

Suns say Crowder won't be with team at training camp

Phoenix Suns starting forward Jae Crowder won’t be at training camp, which opens on Tuesday. The Suns released a statement on Sunday saying the team and Crowder “mutually agreed that he will not …

Back after an ACL injury, Kia Nurse has Canada winning

It was 11 long months for Kia Nurse after she tore her right ACL in a WNBA playoff game last year. After missing the Phoenix Mercury’s entire season, she’s back and leading Canada to a strong …

Diamondbacks and Giants meet to determine series winner

The Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants play on Sunday with the winner claiming the three-game series.
National sports

Heat gather for training camp, with roster largely intact

Miami coach Erik Spoelstra’s chair remained vacant at Heat media day on Monday, for the best possible reason. His family roster is growing. Spoelstra and his wife Nikki were planning to welcome …

Georgia DB Bullard's status uncertain following DUI arrest

Defensive back Javon Bullard’s status for No. 1 Georgia’s Southeastern Conference game at Missouri is uncertain after he was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. …

Milwaukee Bucks re-sign reserve forward Jordan Nwora

The Milwaukee Bucks have re-signed forward Jordan Nwora. Bucks general manager Jon Horst said Sunday that the team was working out the final details of a deal with the restricted free agent. The …

Mazzulla: Celtics 'can't rush trust' in wake of Udoka ban

Boston Celtics interim coach Joe Mazzulla says he'll take his time giving people time to “feel and heal” after predecessor Ime Udoka was suspended for the season for an inappropriate relationship …

China eyeing a medal for first time in 28 years

China is trying to end a 28-year medal drought at the Word Cup since finishing second in the 1994 games. With a dominant inside presence led by Han Xu and Li Yueru to go with talented shooters and …
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LONDON (AP) — Steven Knight looks astounded, almost lost for words. He’s just watched contemporary dance company Rambert run through scenes from the first act of their “Peaky Blinders” …

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The European Union and the U.S. on Monday questioned Serbia’s proclaimed commitment to join Europe’s 27-nation bloc after Belgrade signed an agreement with Moscow …
BERLIN (AP) — Denmark's maritime authority said Monday that a gas leak had been observed in a pipeline leading from Russia to Europe underneath the Baltic Sea and that there is a danger to ship …
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Monday summoned the Greek ambassador to protest the alleged deployment of dozens of U.S.-made armored vehicles to Greek islands which Ankara says should remain …
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has granted Russian citizenship to former U.S. security contractor Edward Snowden, according to a decree signed by the Russian leader on Monday. Snowden …
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Valley business

Arizona Small Business Association partners with CyberCatch

CyberCatch announced with the Arizona Small Business Association a strategic partnership to enable Arizona’s small businesses to quickly and easily implement necessary cybersecurity controls …

Local artisan market opens second location in Phoenix

It’s a small business of small businesses. The Merchantile gained Valley love by giving hundreds of small business owners space and a voice to share their work with the community. Now, they are …

Rezone request next step for proposed $322M Glendale industrial project

A request to rezone 134 acres in the city’s west side industrial area could bring the $322.8 million Northern Parkway Commerce Center and its 2 million-plus square feet of light industrial space that much closer to fruition.

Site of former Gaslight Inn in Glendale to undergo renovation

The building that housed the former Gaslight Inn Bed & Breakfast in Historic Downtown Glendale is getting a new life.

Neighbors

DAR Apache Trail Chapter rings bell honoring signing of Constitution

At 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, bells were ringing across the nation marking the 235th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. The Apache Trail Chapter of National Society Daughters of …

Donations sought for Dec. 17 Wreaths Across America observance in Mesa

This year is our second year of placing wreaths at veterans’ graves at Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery, 7900 E Main St. in Mesa. We are selling wreaths for $15 each. Wreaths Across …

Sun City Pickleball Club touts continued growth

The Sun City Pickleball Club has seen a tremendous growth, starting with 700 members and growing to 988 members during 2022. Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in the country from 2019 to …

Sun City West volunteers continue to lend ‘Helping Hands’

The Helping Hands volunteers at Advent Episcopal Church, 13150 Spanish Garden Drive, recently received a free 20 pound box of pillow premium fiber fill from a company called Fairfield World. The …

Things to do

Hale Centre Theatre presents "Wait Until Dark'

The Hale Centre Theatre has begun a nine-week run for a crime thriller, “Wait Until Dark.”  The play, based on the 1967 Audrey Hepburn film, runs Mondays and Tuesdays at the …

Downtown Glendale to host annual Front Porch Festival

The 28th Annual Front Porch Festival & Old Towne Marketplace goes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 in Historic Downtown Glendale.

Día de los Muertos Festival at Mesa Arts Center Oct. 22-23

The community can celebrate the memory of departed loved ones with the 17th annual Día de los Muertos Festival 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 22-23 at Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St. There is no charge …

Canyon Sounds Performance Series continues in Gold Canyon

The 2022-23 Canyon Sounds Performance Series presented by the Gold Canyon Arts Council starts in November with an Irish classical pianist. Information and tickets are at goldcanyonarts.org or can …

Entertainment
FILE - Personal belongings and debris litter the Route 91 Harvest festival grounds across the street from the Mandalay Bay resort and casino in Las Vegas on Oct. 3, 2017, after a mass shooting Oct. 1. A new documentary, “11 Minutes,” is an inside account of the 2017 massacre at a country music concert in Las Vegas. More than three hours long, the four-part documentary debuts on the Paramount+ streaming service Tuesday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Harrowing film tells of Las Vegas shooting and its aftermath

The harrowing new film “11 Minutes” gives a vivid picture of what it was like to go through the Las Vegas country music massacre five years ago, the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. It …
This cover image released by Blackstone Publishing shows "Courage Under Fire: Under Siege and Outnumbered 58 to 1 on January 6" by Steven A. Sund. (Blackstone Publishing via AP)

Former U.S. Capitol Police chief has deal for Jan. 6 book

NEW YORK (AP) — The chief of the U.S. Capitol Police during the Jan. 6 siege has a book deal. Steven A. Sund's “Courage Under Fire: Under Siege and Outnumbered 58 to 1 on January 6” will come …
FILE - Rihanna attends an event for her lingerie line Savage X Fenty at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles on on Aug. 28, 2021. Rihanna is set to star in the Super Bowl in February 2023, the NFL announced Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Rihanna to headline the next Super Bowl halftime show

Rihanna is set to star in February’s Super Bowl halftime show. The singer, who declined to perform in the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show out of solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, on Sunday posted an …
FILE - American rapper Post Malone performs during the Rock in Rio music festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sept. 4, 2022. Malone went to the hospital on Saturday Sept. 24, 2022, after experiencing what he described on social media as difficulty breathing and stabbing pain, forcing him to postpone a scheduled show in Boston. He also spent time in the hospital last weekend after falling into a hole on stage at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis last weekend. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado, File)

Post Malone, experiencing 'stabbing pain,' postpones show

Post Malone went to the hospital again Saturday after experiencing what he described on social media as difficulty breathing and stabbing pain, forcing him to postpone a scheduled show in Boston. It …
Actors Carla Quílez and Paul Kircher after receiving Silver Shell Donostia Award for their interpretation at the 70th San Sebastian Film Festival, in San Sebastian, northern Spain, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

Colombian film wins San Sebastian festival's Golden Shell

MADRID (AP) — The Colombian film “Los Reyes del Mundo” (“The Kings of the World”) has won the top award at the 70th San Sebastián film festival in Spain. Director Laura Mora’s …
Obituaries & Memorials

Helen Marie Marshall

Helen Marie Marshall, 92, passed away peacefully at her home on September 22, 2022. Helen was born in Massachusetts and moved to Arizona with family in 1948 and settled in Apache Junction in 1959. …

Russell Wallace Larson

Russell, son of Arnold and Sara (Erickson) Larson, was born on March 27, 1926 in Seymour, Wisconsin. Russ went to be with his Lord Jesus on September 20, 2022. Russ was brought into the Kingdom of …

Jamie Paul Kern

Jamie passed away August 27, 2022 at  Mountain Vista Hospital at the age of 42. Jamie was born in Des Moines, IA but moved to Mesa, AZ when he was 15.He attended Apache Junction High School; Al …

Roy Jerome Jenks

Roy, 86, of Sun City West, AZ (formerly of Bloomington and Roseville, MN) passed away peacefully and surrounded by family at his residence on Wednesday, 7/13/22. He was born on 8/17/35, in …

Debra St. John

Debra St. John (Debbie/Grammy) passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 10, 2022.She was born on July 8, 1951, to Dave and Beverly Hawks in Casper, Wyoming. She was the oldest of three …
Nation

Europe's outlook 'darkening,' ECB head hedges on recession

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The head of the European Central Bank said Monday that the economic outlook “is darkening” and she expects business activity to “slow substantially” in the coming …

The British pound has taken a tumble. What's the impact?

The British currency has taken a plunge, sliding against the U.S. dollar to touch an all-time low. Financial markets are alarmed at new Prime Minister Liz Truss’ emergency budget measures to …

Global Citizen Festival generates $2.4 billion in pledges

NEW YORK (AP) — The 10th anniversary of the Global Citizen Festival, which included performances from Metallica, Mariah Carey and Usher, generated more than $2.4 billion in commitments to fight …

Italy's EU partners vigilant as far right set to take power

BRUSSELS (AP) — Italy’s European Union partners are signaling discomfort, even vigilance, after Italy, one of the bloc’s founding members, swung far to the political right. The result of …

UK: TikTok may face big fine over children's data protection

British authorities say TikTok could face a 27 million-pound ($29 million) fine over a possible breach of U.K. data protection law by failing to protect children’s privacy when they are using the …
World

Syria raps US-led coalition forces, oil losses in UN speech

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Syria’s top diplomat demanded Monday that a U.S.-led military coalition to get out of his country and told the U.N. General Assembly meeting of world leaders that Damascus …

Suspect detained in Poland in Dutch reporter's slaying

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch prosecutors said Monday that a 30-year-old man suspected of involvement in the slaying of crime reporter Peter R. de Vries has been arrested by authorities in …

Krakow cancels Roger Waters gigs, urges him to visit Ukraine

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish city of Krakow cancelled gigs by Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters because of his sympathetic stance toward Russia in its war against Ukraine, a local councilman …

Building collapse near Kenyan capital kills 3; more missing

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A multi-story building collapsed outside Kenya's capital Monday, killing a woman and two children, and rescuers picked through the debris in search of a family reported …

12 arrested after clashes outside Iranian Embassy in London

LONDON (AP) — British police said Monday that 12 people were arrested and at least five police officers were seriously injured after violent disorder broke out during protests outside the Iranian …