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NEWS ACROSS THE VALLEY
Valley and State

SRP to partner in large solar plant northwest of Flagstaff

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona water and power utility has announced it will partner with a developer of large-scale solar and energy store projects in building a solar plant on private land northwest …

Man found dead in car near Globe; Police say it's a homicide

GLOBE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have identified the body of a Whiteriver man who was discovered dead inside a car near Globe. Gila County Sheriff’s officials said Wednesday that the death of …

5,000 outages after fire at Tucson Electric Power's station

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A two-alarm fire at one of Tucson Electric Power’s generating station on the city’s south side resulted in power outages for nearly 5,000 customers Wednesday …

Navajo Nation reports 52 more COVID-19 cases, 5 more deaths

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Wednesday reported 52 more COVID-19 cases and five additional deaths. The latest numbers pushed the tribe’s totals to 33,637 confirmed COVID-19 …

Judge considers request to block Arizona abortion law

PHOENIX (AP) — A lawyer for several Arizona abortion providers urged a federal judge Wednesday to block a new state law that would allow prosecutors to charge doctors who knowingly terminate a …
First responders
The Apache Junction Police Department took the following reports of thefts Sept. 6-10: Theft, reported at 6:42 p.m. Sept. 6 in the 1800 block of South Grand Drive. Theft, reported at 8:09 a.m. …
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took reports of an trespassing, suspicious activity and other incidents in Gold Canyon Sept. 6-10: Disorderly conduct — suspicious activity, reported …
The Mesa Police Department took reports of the following incidents of vandalism Sept. 5-10: Vandalism — criminal damage of less than $1,000 at a school/college/university Sept. 6 in the 1500 …
Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices

Rakowsky: Sen. Sinema should support voting rights bill

My name is Mike Rakowsky and I am a lifelong activist. The political climate we are confronting right now is as dire as any I have seen in my 70 years. Sen. Sinema has a unique opportunity to take …

Hoffman: Support Open App Markets Act to bolster app developers

Thank you, State Rep. Jennifer Longdon for informing me about the Open App Markets Act, where she is encouraging U.S. Rep. Greg Stanton to cosponsor the bill in order to rein in monopolies like Apple …

Sumner: Congress should pass the Build Back Better Act

Joe Biden and the Democrats’ Build Back Better Act is a bold investment in the future of America that benefits everyone, young and old. For young people? The Build Back Better Act will …

Van Horn: How to be brave in a work environment

Bravery comes in many forms: First responders sprinting into the collapsing World Trade Center; a young student unbowed by her stutter during an oral presentation to her sixth-grade class; stepping up and standing up for someone being bullied.

Foulke: How many have really died from COVID-19?

I would question your sources for Arizona COVID deaths (approx. 19,400). I can accept a large number, but how many have been counted as “COVID” when they were actually due to other …
More sports

Wednesday Sports in Brief

NFL MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa has fractured ribs and will not play Sunday when the Miami Dolphins visit the Las Vegas Raiders. The Dolphins announced the updated diagnosis …

College Football Playoff expansion enters negotiation stage

College Football Playoff expansion has entered the negotiation stage. The road to a new format for deciding major college football's national champion took a detour Wednesday when the CFP …

Sport's biggest secret: Names in the envelopes at Ryder Cup

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Steve Stricker and Padraig Harrington still haven't faced the toughest part of being Ryder Cup captains, a decision they can only hope never gets revealed. Whose name goes …

Dye's Whistling Straits gives Ryder Cup a seaside links feel

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The late, great Pete Dye had a ready reply whenever critics screamed one of his course designs was over the top. “Golfers,” Dye scoffed, “would play Mount Everest if …

LEADING OFF: Bassitt back, Chisox try to clinch, Max starts

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ Oakland right-hander Chris Bassitt promised to return to the mound by season’s end following a frightening 100 mph line drive to the …

National League Team Pitching

THROUGH SEPTEMBER 22
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Israeli court hears custody fight over cable car survivor, 6

JERUSALEM (AP) — The bitter custody battle over a 6-year-old boy who survived a cable car crash in Italy inched forward in Israel on Thursday with a hearing in family court. Eitan Biran's …

Taiwan asks to join trade group, says China might interfere

National League Team Batting

American League Team Batting

Nation

Is the delta variant of the coronavirus worse for kids?

Is the delta variant of the coronavirus worse for kids? No, experts say there's no strong evidence yet that it makes children and teens sicker than earlier versions of the virus, although delta …

US soldier wins long fight to get Afghan translator asylum

Army combat veteran Spencer Sullivan has never felt more victorious. Sullivan after his former platoon's other interpreter was denied a U.S. visa before being killed by the Taliban in 2017. On …

Mayim Bialik's 'Jeopardy!' goal: maintaining its integrity

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mayim Bialik knew she’d be busy around this time of year, but not this busy. Besides starting production on a new season of Fox's sitcom “Call Me Kat,” Bialik was …

Analysis: A 'United' Nations, navigating a fractured world

NEW YORK (AP) — When the United Nations rose from World War II's rubble, its birth reflected a widespread aspiration that humanity could be lifted up and dispatched down a positive path — if only …

Mormon church to require masks in temples amid COVID surge

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Wednesday that masks will be required inside temples to limit the spread of COVID-19. Church leaders said in a …
World

Climate change tops agenda as Iceland heads to elections

REYKJAVIK , Iceland (AP) — Climate change is top of the agenda when voters in Iceland head to the polls for general elections on Saturday, following an exceptionally warm summer and an election …

Floods, books & kids: Highlights of German election campaign

BERLIN (AP) — Germans go to the polls on Sunday to elect a new parliament and produce a new German leader after 16 years of having Angela Merkel at the helm. Merkel decided not to run for a fifth …

Naval officer wins praise for Portugal’s vaccine rollout

OEIRAS, Portugal (AP) — As Portugal closes in on its goal of fully vaccinating 85% of the population against COVID-19 in nine months, other countries in Europe and beyond want to know how it was …

UN: In war, 16 million Yemenis 'marching' toward starvation

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. food agency is warning that 16 million people in Yemen “are marching towards starvation” and says food rations for millions in the war-torn nation …

WhatsApp, social posts helped lead Haitian migrants to Texas

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — For the final leg of his journey from Chile to the United States, Haitian migrant Fabricio Jean followed detailed instructions sent to him via WhatsApp from his brother in New …
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Business

China's Ant Group shares credit data with central bank

BEIJING (AP) — China’s central bank will soon have access to private credit information of hundreds of millions of users of Ant Group’s online credit service, in a move signaling more …

Business group: China's tech self-reliance plans hurt growth

BEIJING (AP) — The ruling Communist Party’s campaign to tighten control over China’s industries and use less foreign technology is slashing economic growth, a foreign business group warned …

California 1st to set quota limits for retailers like Amazon

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Wednesday became the first state to bar mega-retailers from firing warehouse workers for missing quotas that interfere with bathroom and rest breaks under a …

Former US defense secretary testifies in Holmes fraud trial

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Former U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis testified Wednesday in the trial of fallen tech star Elizabeth Holmes, saying the entrepreneur misled him into believing she …

Neighbors

Candy Valentino named Paradise Valley’s Person of Distinction for mentorship

No one knows the value of a dollar more than Paradise Valley resident Candy Valentino, who came from humble beginnings. After graduating from high school in Pennsylvania, Valentino spread her …

Mesa resident wins women’s 40-44 age group at Ironman 70.3 World Championship

Cathy Yndestad, 43, of Mesa, captured the world championship title in the women’s 40-44 age-group at the 2021 Intermountain Healthcare Ironman 70.3 World Championship. The triathlon was …

Polly Bonnett new Mesa library director

Mesa City Manager Chris Brady recently appointed Polly Bonnett as the new Mesa Public Library director. Bonnett has worked for Mesa Public Library for more than 16 years. “Polly has …

Soroptimist of the East Valley offering 2 scholarships

Local women who are pursuing vocational, skills training or an undergraduate degree are encouraged to apply for the Live Your Dream Award through Soroptimist International of the East Valley. Two …

Things to do

Glendale music club to host Latin Salsa combo

Latin Salsa music is coming to Glendale this weekend.

Scottsdale Quarter will hold 'Boo & New' community celebration, Oct. 18-23

Scottsdale Quarter will commemorate the completion of the final phase of the shopping center with a week-long community celebration.

Second Saturdays return to Peoria

The city of Peoria and Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations announces the return of Second Saturdays.

Free admission to Mesa museums during ‘I Love Mesa Day’

I Love Mesa Day Saturday, Sept. 25, aims to support Mesa businesses and cultural institutions through variety of family-friendly activities throughout Downtown Mesa. The event, in partnership with …

Obituaries & Memorials

Alice “Kelly” T. Kelly

Alice, age 96, of Sun City West, passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, in Surprise, Arizona.  She was born on July 5, 1925, to the late Patrick and Anne (McVeigh) Kelly in Aglish, …

Esther S. Coffman

Esther, 98, died peacefully in the early morning hours of August 29, 2021, in Peabody, Massachusetts.  With her two companion cats, Snowball and Tiger, at her side, Esther closed her eyes for …

Barbara M. Imbrie

Barbara of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.Barbara was born in Seattle, Washington. She graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in Education and from San …

Junia “June” Dorothea Fisher Hoffman

Sun City, AZ -  Junia left this life on August 10, 2021, just one month before her 106th birthday.  She was born in 1915 in Pratt, Kansas to Chester Harry Fisher and Lula Hope Gould …

Pamela Blake Strimbu

Pamela Blake Strimbu, a longtime Arizona resident who recently moved to Fountain Hills, passed away peacefully on September 1, 2021, after losing a brave and courageous, off-and-on, 5-year battle …
Entertainment
Brandi Carlile accepts the artist of the year award at the Americana Honors & Awards show Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Brandi Carlile, Sturgill Simpson win top Americana awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile added another trophy to her shelf as she won artist of the year at the 2021 Americana Honors and Awards show, while country …
US actor Johny Deep after a photocall at the 69th San Sebastian Film Festival, in San Sebastian, northern Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. Johny Depp will be receiving on the night Donostia Award for his contribution to the cinema. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

Johnny Depp: 'Not one of you' is safe with 'cancel culture'

SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (AP) — Taking center stage in a prestigious Spanish film festival to receive a top career award, actor Johnny Depp presented himself as a victim of the "cancel culture" that, …
This cover image  released by Capitol Records Nashville shows “Remember Her Name," a release by Mickey Guyton. (Capitol Records Nashville via AP)

Review: Mickey Guyton soars on her powerful, personal record

“Remember Her Name," Mickey Guyton (Capitol Records Nashville) It's hard enough to be Black woman in America, but Mickey Guyton's path in country music has been especially fraught with obstacles …
This mage released by Universal Pictures shows Colton Ryan, left, and Ben Platt in a scene from "Dear Evan Hansen." (Erika Doss/Universal Pictures via AP)

Review: In 'Dear Evan Hansen,' a Broadway hit ages poorly

The journey from stage to screen, so often a perilous one, has been particularly bumpy for , starring Ben Platt as a lonely, anxiety-racked teenager who turns into a social media sensation after …
A journalist visits the university's new international house of literature as known as The Haruki Murakami Library" at Waseda University Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021 in Tokyo. The new literary center opening next month on the university campus is no ordinary kind. It's designed by renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and featuring the world of Murakami and his works. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Library devoted to Japan novelist Murakami to open in Tokyo

TOKYO (AP) — A library devoted to Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami's writings, scrapbooks and record collection opens next week in Tokyo as a spot for literary research, cultural exchange and a …