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Glendale OKs new rules on property rentals before Super Bowl

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The city of Glendale has preemptively adopted new rules regulating short-term rental properties before the city welcomes a bevy of visitors for the 2023 Super Bowl. …

Integro Bank (In Organization) Obtains FDIC Conditional Approval

PHOENIX, May 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Integro Bank (In Organization) announced that it obtained conditional approval from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for deposit insurance in …

Ginni Thomas' emails deepen her involvement in 2020 election

WASHINGTON (AP) — Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and a conservative political activist, urged Republican lawmakers in Arizona after the 2020 presidential …

Fiery fatal fatal crash closes northbound I-17 in Phoenix

PHOENIX (AP) — A fiery fatal crash involving two big rigs closed part of a Phoenix freeway during the Friday morning commute. The Arizona Department of Public Safety said at least one person …
EDUCATION

Kellis paid $312,532 in severance by Dysart

The Dysart Unified School District former superintendent resigned with board approval May 11.
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West Valley

A plan to build 5,000 homes north of Surprise has been sent back for review by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. One role of local planning and zoning commissions in Arizona is to …

Two properties along Cactus Road in west Phoenix originally planned for commercial or restaurant development are now planned to add more housing. The North Mountain Village Planning Committee on …
This year’s Peoria City Council election is going to be a little different than in the past.
Thanks to the USDA, the Peoria Unified School District will be able to provide breakfast and lunch meals free to any child, age 18 and under this summer.
BUCKEYE — A West Valley city put a program with a catchy name into use again Tuesday. The Buckeye City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve use of its Scalloped Street Assessments …
Phoenix

New Life Center, the state’s largest domestic violence shelter, announces it will open one of the first sexual violence and rape crisis centers 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at 3826 N. 3rd St., The …

While the official start of summer is still more than a month away, temperatures have already surpassed 100 degrees in some parts of Arizona. Arizona Public Service Co.  is partnering with local …
Renting in the Valley isn’t going to get any easier as inflation and unit scarcity continue to drive prices higher, according to local leasing experts.Kristin Miller, an outgoing property …
A life sciences boom is underway in midtown Phoenix, making healthcare and bioscience among the fastest-growing industries in the greater Phoenix marketplace — and Park Central is at the heart …
Brightside Studios recently opened in central Phoenix, offering a unique spin on the traditional art studio for creatives in the Valley. Located at 839 E. Camelback Road, artists apply for a …
East Valley

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead for lane restrictions along U.S. Highway 60 in Gold Canyon for pavement maintenance. Eastbound US60 will be narrowed to one …

Commercial building permits listed April 22-28 in Mesa City Council District 6 in southeast Mesa are, according to the city’s website (by address, date issued or in review, description, value, …
Art Fesler-Butts is a member of the Non-Commissioned Officers Association. The LeRoy’s Spanish Trail Chapter of the Non-Commissioned Officers Association Chapter No. 104 in Tucson recently …
The city of Apache Junction will close all administrative offices on Monday, May 30, in observation of Memorial Day. Emergency services through the police department will not be impacted by the …
After surviving a location change three times since opening in 1993, Antique Plaza has moved from downtown Mesa. The business reopened on May 1 at 911 E. Main St. in a 9,000-square-foot space, 1.4 miles east of the previous downtown location.
Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices
Dementia respite caregiver Sonja Marti pages through a dog book that interests Stephen Campbell.

Flood: Memory Café connects Valley families on the dementia journey

When Tim Shaffer’s wife was diagnosed with dementia, both their lives changed.

Herrington: Week-to-week increases in cases a reminder that COVID-19 remains with us

Like many of you, public health professionals are closely watching trends reflected on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard...

Hague: Worried? Maybe it’s time to put down the glass

A college professor stands at the front of his class holding a full glass of water.
Braden Biggs

Biggs: Supervisor a fiscal conservative in name only

District 1 Pinal County Supervisor Kevin Cavanaugh talks a big game about being a fiscal conservative and wanting a smaller government. However, his actions and the management of his office say …

Shaw: Recent letter about conspiracy filled with misinformation

It’s no surprise that our West Valley king of conspiracy theories and misinformation, Brian Reilly, is pedaling the latest theory...
Valley sports

Diamondbacks play the Cubs after Rojas' 3-home run game

Arizona Diamondbacks (20-21, fourth in the NL West) vs. Chicago Cubs (15-23, fourth in the NL Central)Chicago; Saturday, 2:20 p.m. EDTPITCHING PROBABLES: Diamondbacks: Madison Bumgarner (2-2, 2.29 …

Story's Monster slam lands in former Red Sox player's hands

BOSTON (AP) — Trevor Story hit a grand slam over the Green Monster — and into the hands of a former Red Sox player — a night after hitting three over Fenway Park’s fabled left field wall, …

Diamondbacks face the Cubs leading series 1-0

Arizona Diamondbacks (19-21, fifth in the NL West) vs. Chicago Cubs (15-22, fourth in the NL Central)Chicago; Friday, 2:20 p.m. EDTPITCHING PROBABLES: Diamondbacks: Humberto Castellanos (2-1, 4.15 …
National sports

Live updates | A soggy start to weekend at PGA Championship

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on the second round of the PGA Championship (all times local): ___ 8 a.m. Out with the wind, in with the rain at the PGA Championship on Saturday. …

Jiří Zídek, the first Czech in FIBA Hall of Fame, dies at 78

PRAGUE (AP) — Jiří Zídek Sr., voted the best Czech basketball player of the 20th century and the first Czech inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame, has died. He was 78. The Czech Basketball …

Preakness updates | Temperature soars above 90 degrees

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the 147th running of the Preakness Stakes (all times local): 1:05 p.m. Standing outside the stakes barn at Pimlico Race Course earlier in the week, trainer …

Blistering speeds at fastest Indy 500 qualifying since 1996

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The rain held off long enough for a full round of Indianapolis 500 qualifying on a soupy day that saw blistering speeds — some of the fastest in race history, and fastest in …

Ferrari's Leclerc sweeps all three practices at Spanish GP

MONTMELÓ, Spain (AP) — Formula One points leader Charles Leclerc swept all three practices ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix and edged reigning world champion Max Verstappen in the final session …
Most recent

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Roberta Drury, a 32-year-old woman who was the youngest of the 10 Black people killed at a Buffalo supermarket, was remembered at her funeral Saturday for her love for family …

The usual trophies and prize money will be on the line for Novak Djokovic, Iga Swiatek and other top players at Wimbledon, but there is a significant change there this year: No one will earn ranking …
SYDNEY (AP) — Scott Morrison said his conservative government had left Australia in a robust condition, even as voters on Saturday punished him for his handling of issues including climate change …
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Valley business

Buyer acquires 240-unit community in Tempe for $75M

PHOENIX — CBRE announced Tuesday the sale of Sanctuary on Broadway, a 240-unit multifamily community in Tempe, to a private Washington state-based syndicator for $75 million.

Scottsdale group acquires family franchise The Lost Cajun

Executive Decisions Group Inc. has announced the company has acquired The Lost Cajun, a popular family-friendly restaurant franchise concept with a focus on authentic Cajun food served with …

Glendale lending and investment company names new chief strategy officer

AVANA Companies, a family of Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance lending and investment platforms since 2002, welcomes Bryan Doxford as new Chief Strategy Officer.

Downtown Tempe apartments sold for $96M

 Institutional Property Advisors, a division of Marcus & Millichap, has arranged the sale of Hudson on Farmer, an apartment community in downtown Tempe.

Neighbors

Volunteers help Free Arts for Abused Children of AZ charity

From left, Gilbert residents Leslie Rumsey and Maria Valles recently volunteered at Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona with their Larry H. Miller Ford Mesa teammates, creating affirmation cards …

Sun City author wins international book award

Sun City resident and Banner Del Webb hospital chaplain Rev. Shea Darian has won the Independent Publisher Book Award bronze medal for her new book, “Doing Grief in Real Life: A Soulful Guide …

Medallion of Remembrance presented to Gold Canyon World War II veteran

Art Fesler-Butts is a member of the Non-Commissioned Officers Association. The LeRoy’s Spanish Trail Chapter of the Non-Commissioned Officers Association Chapter No. 104 in Tucson recently …

Peoria resident recognized for volunteer work

Peoria resident Kristofer Kautz has devoted countless hours to the Ronald McDonald House Charities, Valle de Sol and several other community organizations.

Things to do

Fellowship Square Historic Mesa hosts free senior care fair Saturday

Fellowship Square Historic Mesa independent and assisting living senior community, 35 W. Brown Road in Mesa, is hosting a free senior care fair 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 21. Guests are invited to …

Meet-the-candidates event in June hosted by Apache Junction Democrats

The Apache Junction Democrats will host a “coffeehouse” meet and greet 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, at the Apache Junction Multi-Generational Center, 1035 N. Idaho Road. Featured at the …

Apache Junction pool swim hours updated

The city of Apache Junction has updated its pool information based on staffing for the season. Open swim hours beginning May 28 at Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center, 1091 W. Southern Ave., …

Surprise library to celebrate 20 years with party

The Surprise community is invited to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of Northwest Regional Library from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4 with crafts, games and prizes.

Entertainment
FILE - Ethan Coen, left, and Tricia Cooke at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 23, 2015. Most in the film industry thought Ethan Coen was done with movies. Ethan did, too. But on Sunday, Coen will premiere his first documentary, "Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble in Mind," at the Cannes Film Festival. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)

Ethan Coen on his Jerry Lee Lewis doc and filmmaking return

CANNES, France (AP) — Most in the film industry thought Ethan Coen was done with making movies. Ethan did, too. But on Sunday, Coen will premiere his first documentary, “Jerry Lee Lewis: …
Manchester City's head coach Pep Guardiola, left, interacts with player Gabriel Jesus at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham United and Manchester City at London stadium in London, Sunday, May 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

NBC has all scenarios covered for Championship Sunday

With the Premier League title race coming down to the final day of matches, NBC is pulling out all the stops in its coverage of Championship Sunday. To ensure the network is covered in case …
English actress and singer Aimée Osbourne, who creates electropop music under the name ARO, left, thanks music producer Jamal Rajad Davis, outside a Hollywood recording studio in Los Angeles Friday, May 20, 2022 in Los Angeles. Ozzy Osbourne's daughter Aimee and her producer escaped a Hollywood recording studio fire that killed another person, her mother said.(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Ozzy Osbourne's daughter Aimee escapes Hollywood studio fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne’s daughter Aimee was among those who escaped a Hollywood recording studio fire that killed a 26-year-old music producer, Sharon Osbourne and others who …
This undated image shows the late comedian George Carlin, star of the HBO documentary "George Carlin's American Dream," airing May 20 on HBO. (George Carlin Estate/HBO via AP)

George Carlin's comedic journey takes the stage in HBO doc

NEW YORK (AP) — For comedians of a certain age, there was one album that was worn out on the turntable, dutifully memorized and acted out. That was George Carlin's signature “Class Clown.” …
A protestor wearing body paint that reads "Stop Raping Us" in the color of the Ukrainian is removed from the red carpet at the premiere of the film 'Three Thousand Years of Longing' at the 75th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

Protester crashes Cannes carpet at George Miller premiere

CANNES, France (AP) — A woman who stripped off her clothes to reveal a message against rape written on her body crashed the Cannes Film Festival red carpet premiere of George Miller's “Three …
Obituaries & Memorials

Billy B Groseclose

BILLY BURTON GROSECLOSE was born January 12, 1935 in Wytheville, VA to Edgar and Glady Sexton Groseclose. Bill was raised in Rural Retreat VA near Crocket VA with his many siblings. In 1949, Bill …

Marjorie Josephine Paveglio Siegmund

Marjorie Josephine Paveglio Siegmund born January 5, 1928 in Virginia, Minnesota to loving parents Leno and Frances Paveglio. Died May 9,2022 in Sun City, Arizona. Educated in Waukegan, Illinois. Her …

Raymond Sylvester Burley

Raymond Sylvester Burley Ray went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at the age of 88. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Shirley Ann Burley (Cook) who passed away in 1999 …

Raymond Sylvester Burley

Raymond Sylvester Burley Ray went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at the age of 88. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Shirley Ann Burley (Cook) who passed away in 1999 …

Mary Jane Hinz

Mary Jane Hinz, 98, formerly of Sun City West passed away May 7, 2022, in Rock Creek Alzheimer’s Care Center, Surprise, AZ. Funeral Services are pending at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline, IL. Burial …
Nation

With public camping a felony, Tennessee homeless seek refuge

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Miranda Atnip lost her home during the coronavirus pandemic after her boyfriend moved out and she fell behind on bills. Living in a car, the 34-year-old worries every day …

Police report 2nd death from tornado in northern Michigan

GAYLORD, Mich. (AP) — A second person died in a tornado that hit northern Michigan, authorities reported Saturday, as crews searched a mobile home park that was virtually destroyed by the rare …

GOP primary race for Alabama Senate seat turns bitter

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby has become a bitter high-dollar contest with the three strongest …

EXPLAINER: Who were Mariupol's last defenders?

The Ukrainian forces who made a determined last stand in a Mariupol steel mill against Russian troops were a mixture of seasoned soldiers, border guards, a controversial national guard regiment and …

U.S., other APEC delegates walk out on Russian speaker

BANGKOK (AP) — Delegates from the United States and four other nations staged a walkout Saturday when a representative from Russia began his opening remarks at a meeting of trade ministers of the …
World

Australia's next prime minister came from humble beginnings

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's Prime Minister-elect Anthony Albanese is a politician molded by his humble start to life as the only child of a single mother who raised him on a pension in …

Turkey's Erdogan talks to Swedish, Finnish leaders on NATO

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday discussed his objections to Sweden and Finland joining NATO with the two Nordic countries’ leaders, Erdogan’s office said. …

Fugitive North Macedonian ex-premier gets 9-year sentence

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia’s fugitive former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski has been handed a 9-year prison sentence for illegally ordering the 2011 demolition of a …

On Venezuelan roads, old cars prevail, break down everywhere

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A 1983 Chevrolet C-10 pickup is the workhorse of Argenis Ron’s party equipment rental business. He uses it to haul chairs, tents and tables to gatherings all across …

German weather service says storm generated 3 tornadoes

BERLIN (AP) — A storm that swept across parts of Germany generated three tornadoes, the country's weather service said Saturday. More than 40 people were injured in one western city. …