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Disaster Recovery Journal launches virtual option for DRJ Fall 2020 ‘Focus on the Future of Resiliency’

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 4, 2020-- Disaster Recovery Journal (DRJ), the world's premier resource for business resilience, has officially announced the DRJ Fall 2020 conference will provide …

AP tally: Arrests at widespread US protests hit 10,000

PHOENIX (AP) — More than 10,000 people have been arrested in protests decrying racism and police brutality in the wake of George Floyd's death, according to an Associated Press tally of known …

Report highlights voting inequities in tribal communities

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Native American voting rights advocates are cautioning against states moving to mail-in ballots without opportunities for tribal members to vote safely in person. In a …

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 3, the 155th day of 2020. There are 211 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 3, 1965, astronaut Edward H. White became the …

Free Fishing Day in Arizona is June 6

The Arizona Game and Fish Department invites you to fish at the state's waters for free Saturday, June 6, according to a release. Arizona’s Free Fishing Day is celebrated as part of National …
First responders
Three of four teenagers are facing charges after they were arrested in connection with a shooting in Scottsdale. Scottsdale Police Department officers responded to a shots fired call Monday night …
As the community continues to reel from social and political unrest turning Scottsdale Road into chaos Saturday night, business leaders look for answers and city officials condemn the activity that …
The Sawtooth Fire is burning in the Superstition Wilderness area of the Tonto National Forest. The fire, which was lightning caused, is partially within the Woodbury Fire scar, according to a …
More sports

Postponed Tokyo Olympics could be downsized and simplified

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese public is being prepared for the reality of next year’s postponed Olympics, where athletes are likely to face quarantines, spectators will be fewer, and the delay will …

Berry 'disappointed' with USOPC in aftermath of Floyd death

As it turns out, the hard part for U.S. Olympian Gwen Berry hasn’t started yet. The raised fist at the Pan-Am Games last summer, along with the public shaming she received from Olympic …

2 more Oklahoma St football players positive for COVID-19

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Two more Oklahoma State football players have tested positive for COVID-19 since returning to campus for voluntary workouts, bringing the total to three. Senior …

The Latest: Ryder Cup decision expected by end of the month

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The chief executive of the European Tour says the fate of this year’s Ryder Cup will be decided by the …
Daily Independent
Nation

Farm-to-table dining takes on new meaning amid pandemic

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Eric Pray is used to shipping seafood all over the country. But since the coronavirus took hold, he has shifted his focus closer to home — selling lobsters from a homemade …

Pentagon-Trump clash breaks open over military and protests

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s Pentagon chief shot down his idea of using troops to quell protests across the United States, then reversed course on pulling part of the 82nd Airborne …

Asian markets higher after Wall St rises on better US data

Most Asian stock markets rose Thursday after Wall Street gained on surveys showing better U.S. jobs and manufacturing conditions than expected. Tokyo, Sydney and Southeast Asia advanced while …

Democrats prepare police reform bills after Floyd's death

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats, powered by the Congressional Black Caucus, are preparing a sweeping package of police reforms as pressure builds on the federal government to respond to …

Protests turn subdued after new charges in Floyd case

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Demonstrations in cities across the U.S. to condemn racism and police abuses remained large but turned notably more subdued on the eve of a Thursday memorial service for George …
World

McCann family seeks closure as Germany presumes girl is dead

LONDON (AP) — Madeleine McCann's family is hoping for closure in the case after a key suspect was identified in Germany and as authorities there say they believe the missing British girl is …

European Central Bank boosts pandemic support program by 600 billion euros ($670 billion) to 1.35 trillion euros

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank boosts pandemic support program by 600 billion euros ($670 billion) to 1.35 trillion euros.

Belarus president names new prime minister ahead of election

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarus' authoritarian president named his new prime minister Thursday, a move that comes two months before a scheduled presidential election. President Alexander …

Spain: New prison terms for men in notorious sex abuse case

MADRID (AP) — Four Spanish men in prison for raping a woman in a notorious case from 2016 have received new prison terms for a separate incident of sexual abuse the same year. The men had a …

Hong Kong's legislature disrupted over national anthem bill

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong legislative debate was suspended Thursday afternoon ahead of an expected vote on a contentious national anthem bill after pro-democracy lawmakers staged a protest, with …
Entertainment

Police: Teen hurt in gunfire at rapper YFN Lucci video shoot

ATLANTA (AP) — A teenager was injured Wednesday night after gunfire rang out during the filming of a music video in Atlanta, the …
FILE - In this July 17, 2009 file photo, legal scholar Xu Zhiyong, is seen at a meeting in Beijing, China.  Zhiyong, a prominent Chinese activist and legal scholar detained by the government earlier this year, is being honored by PEN America. The literary and human rights organization announced Thursday that Xu is this year’s winner of the Freedom to Write Award, which previously has been given to dissidents everywhere from Cuba to Turkey. (AP Photo/Greg Baker, File)

Chinese dissident Xu Zhiyong to be honored by PEN America

NEW YORK (AP) — Xu Zhiyong, a prominent Chinese activist and legal scholar detained by the government since earlier this year, is …
In this Sunday, May 31, 2020 photo, local visitors enjoy a park next to the Antoni Gaudí's La Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona. Spain's national statistics office said that it received zero international tourists in April after the nation had closed its borders at the height of its coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Barcelona locals reclaim city from tourists during pandemic

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — For florist Laura Gómez and many other Barcelona residents, the COVID-19 pandemic has one silver lining, …
FILE - In this May 21, 2020, file photo, a worker looks over an electronic slot machine as chairs have been removed from some machines to maintain social distancing between players at a closed Caesars Palace hotel and casino in Las Vegas. Cards will be cut, dice will roll and jackpots jingle when casinos in Las Vegas and Nevada begin reopening at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, June 4. There will be big splashes, even amid ongoing unrest, and big hopes for recovery from an unprecedented and expensive closure prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Las Vegas reopening from coronavirus casino closure

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The casino coronavirus closure is ending, with cards to be dealt, dice to roll and slot jackpots to win again …
A member of the media takes a picture of 15th century painting "Doni Tondo" by Michelangelo Buonarroti, during a press tour of the Uffizi museum on the day off its reopening, in Florence, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. The Uffizi museum reopened to the public after over two months of closure due to coronavirus restrictions. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

No crowds delight art lovers in Italy at re-opened museums

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — The Uffizi Galleries, the most-visited museum in Italy, is open after three months of COVID-19 lockdown, …
Business
1.9 million workers seek jobless aid, a ninth straight weekly decline as more businesses reopen

WASHINGTON (AP) — 1.9 million workers seek jobless aid, a ninth straight weekly decline as more businesses reopen.

China easing airline access amid conflict with Washington

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese regulators said Thursday more foreign airlines will be allowed to fly to China as anti-coronavirus controls ease but it was unclear whether the change will defuse a fresh …

India, Australia sign defense, trade deals to bolster ties

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and Australia upgraded their relationship with a raft of agreements Thursday, including strengthening defense ties and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific maritime issues. The …

Asia Today: Australia to restart flights to New Zealand

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Canberra Airport opened a register for travelers interested in flying from the Australian capital to New Zealand on July 1 in a proposed resumption of international …

Travel
Trump administration moves to block Chinese airlines from US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Wednesday to block Chinese airlines from flying to the U.S. in an escalation of trade and travel tensions between the two countries. The …

The Latest: Wuhan finishes mass testing effort, isolates 300

The Latest on the COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. …

Hints of an economic reawakening amid mass, civic unrest

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Wednesday related to the national and global response, the work place and …

Nevada betting on health safety as Las Vegas casinos reopen

LAS VEGAS (AP) — After 58 days of historic quiet, cards will be cut, dice will roll and jackpots can jingle again 12:01 a.m. Thursday at casinos in Las Vegas and Nevada. There will be big …

Things to do
Desert Diamond casinos are reopening June 5

The Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise will resume gaming operations at 1 p.m. Friday, June 5 at all four of its Desert Diamond Casinos near Glendale, Tucson, Sahuarita and Why (Ajo). The TOGE …

Fort McDowell Casino plans to reopen May 15

Fort McDowell Casino and the Wekopa Resort and Conference Center will tentatively have a reopening day of May 15. Casino doors will open at 10 a.m., according to the casino's website.

Gila River Hotels & Casinos reopening its locations May 15

Gila River Hotels & Casinos announced Monday that it will reopen its doors Friday, May 15. The Wild Horse Pass, Lone Butte, and Vee Quiva properties will open at noon to the public, according to a release.

Great Mother’s, Father’s Day gifts for boomers, seniors

Spring flowers are blooming and Mother’s Day ads are on TV and in newspapers. Expect a repeat for Father’s Day June 21. Stumped by what to get parents or grandparents for their special …

Opinion
The WHAM mobile arts studio was stolen in from the arts organization’s Surprise headquarters in April; but individual donations and financial support from other local nonprofit agencies provided the funding to replace what was taken. [Submitted photo/WHAM]

Generosity saved WHAM’s traveling arts studio

On April 5, WHAM’s Traveling Art Studio, which is used to take art to the communities of the West Valley, was stolen.

Proactive measures to ensure your care and safety

In these unsettling times of COVID-19, our advance preparation and putting what we learn into action have positioned us for success. …
Jennifer Chau

Chau: Fair funding, representation hinge on an accurate census count

During this pandemic, we’ve seen our communities step up for one another to help flatten the curve. While we continue to practice …
Jody Martin

Martin: How to stop the protests

I want to explain how to stop the riots, looting and protests since no one seems to know and no one else is saying it. My son from …

Michaelis: 'Sitting with Uncertainty'

Maria Shriver, in her Sunday Paper, says, “Here we are. Sitting in the unknown. Standing in the uncertain.” I’m not very good at …
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