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Election 2022

Pinal County update: Oliphant increases lead in Queen Creek council race

As more votes are tallied in Pinal County, Incumbent Council Member Dawn Oliphant continues to widen her lead for one of three town council seats.
Election 2022

New tallies: Buccellato's lead continues to grow in Florence Town Council race

Political newcomer Nicole Buccellato continues to widen her lead for one of the three open Florence Town Council seats in the primary election.
CITY

Glendale will consider public art to brighten upcoming new well

More public art may be on its way to Glendale.
COURT

Phoenix man sentenced in killing of MCSO jail officer

A Phoenix man was sentenced to 24 years in prison for his convictions for manslaughter in the 2013 killing of a Maricopa County jail officer and for aggravated assault in the shooting of someone else …
transportation

Major I-10 project in Buckeye behind schedule

BUCKEYE— While many Arizona students head back to school, visitors from other states are still on Interstate 10 and other Valley highways, enjoying their summer vacations. A part of I-10 …

Buckeye asking for input on Downtown Specific Area Plan

Buckeye recently launched the first phase of the planning process to create a new, comprehensive Buckeye Downtown Specific Area Plan. The first step is to gather public input with a survey to get …
MONKEYPOX

Maricopa County receives additional monkeypox vaccine for high-risk cases

The Maricopa County Department of Public Health has received limited, additional doses of monkeypox vaccine from the federal government. Health officials said they are placing a priority on …
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Seventh-seeded Daria Kasatkina of Russia wins in San Jose

Seventh-seeded Daria Kasatkina of Russia rallied from one set down after dropping the opener in a tiebreaker and beat unseeded American Shelby Rogers to capture the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic …

Dodgers beat Padres 4-0, make statement with 3-game sweep

Cody Bellinger hit two homers, Tyler Anderson allowed two hits over seven innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers completed a statement-making sweep of the revamped San Diego Padres with a 4-0 victory. …

Negotiators optimistic about progress on Iran nuclear deal

VIENNA (AP) — Top negotiators in renewed talks to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal indicated Sunday that they are optimistic about the possibility of reaching an agreement to impose limits on …

Dixon eyes record-tying 7th championship after Nashville win

Scott Dixon passed Mario Andretti for second on IndyCar’s all-time win list with a victory Sunday in the messy Music City Grand Prix. The win pulled him within reach of a record-tying seventh …
Around the Region
West Valley

Paradise Honors football enters the 2022 season well aware of what it has, and what is has to prove. Much like last season, the Panthers are overflowing with talent in space — a quarterback …

One person is dead following a two-vehicle collision Saturday morning on Loop 101 in Glendale. According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the crash occurred at 6:25 a.m. Northbound …
Try the 8-piece Las Vegas Roll, with salmon, crab mix, avocado, cream cheese all wrapped in seaweed and rice, topped with eel sauce and spicy mayo. Beyond delicious.
Benevilla wants the community to come out 9 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10 to the Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening event for the Benefitness Adaptive Gym.
BUCKEYE — According to Buckeye City Planner Ken Galica, city entry signs are just as much about finding things and places to avoid as they are about locating destinations. That’s how …
Phoenix

A child care scholarship program was launched this week to assist qualified workers at Sky Harbor Airport. The Airport Worker Child Care Scholarship Program will be an added beneifit for workers …

A state public safety task force this week made an arrest in Phoenix following a month-long vehicle theft investigation. On Aug. 1, the Arizona Department of Public Safety Vehicle Theft Task Force …
Benjamin Anderson is described by friends and family as a generous and helpful person. It’s still unclear if those characteristics are what led him to someone who killed him. Anderson, a …
 Monsoon thunderstorms dropped more than a half inch of rain on much of the Valley Thursday morning, causing power outages and delaying dozens of flights out of Sky Harbor International …
Century Library, 1750 E. Highland Ave., Phoenix, will be closed for maintenance from Monday, Aug. 22, through Sunday, Oct. 2. Century Library's book drop will not be available while work is being …
East Valley

Nonprofit organization Free Arts for Abused Children is inviting the public to an auction benefiting the local group. The Saturday, Oct. 22, event will be held at a private residence in Paradise …

Members of the School Facilities Oversight Board visited the Queen Creek Unified School District (QCUSD) on Wednesday Aug. 3 to learn about the growth in the community and the school district. The …
Texas-based Mutts Canine Cantina will open its first Arizona location at SanTan Village mall, north of the Dillard's in Gilbert, in 2023. It is an off-leash dog park bar and grill with locations in …
Commercial building permits listed June 29-July 14 in Mesa City Council District 6 in southeast Mesa are, according to the city’s website (by address, date issued or in review, description, …
Arizona event promotion company Forty8 Live! is inviting adults ages 21 and over to pop-a-top, soak up the sun and celebrate cool-in-a-can at the state’s first Canacopia. The event on …
Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices

Where’s good those for 55+ to live around the Valley?

My parents are moving here from New Jersey and want to find a nice 55+ community. Any suggestions or recommendations?

Blake: Primary voting process rife with errors

Tuesday I went to vote. I signed in to get my ballot and stood there 20 minutes and my ballot wasn’t printed...

Kuhn: Commentary about schools missed the mark

I write in response to the Aug. 1, 2022, guest commentary of Pam Kirby [in the Scottsdale Independent]...

Rene: Travel and tourism’s role in our recovering economy

Two years after the pandemic scrapped many people’s vacation plans, travelers are seeking new experiences...

Experts: Arizona officials must address nursing shortage crisis

For the past three years, nurses in our community have been battled tested like never before...
Valley sports

D-backs score go-ahead run on balk, beat Rockies 6-4

Daulton Varsho jogged home with the go-ahead run via a balk, Christian Walker clubbed a two-run homer and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied to beat the Colorado Rockies 6-4. The D-backs trailed 4-2 in …

Fall registration open for Arrowhead Little League in Glendale

Registration is open online for Arrowhead Little League’s upcoming fall season in Glendale.

Diamondbacks and Rockies meet to decide series winner

The Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies meet on Sunday with the winner claiming the three-game series.
National sports

Dominant deGrom pitches surging Mets to 5-2 win over Braves

Jacob deGrom struck out 12 and carried a perfect game into the sixth inning of his second start all season, pitching the New York Mets past the Atlanta Braves 5-2 for their 12th victory in 14 games. …

Kevin Harvick ends 65-race drought with 6th win at Michigan

Kevin Harvick got his groove back, fittingly at one of his favorite tracks. Harvick ended a 65-race winless drought that lasted nearly nearly two years with his sixth victory at Michigan …

Buhai wins Women's British; Tom Kim gets 1st PGA Tour win

MUIRFIELD, Scotland (AP) — Ashleigh Buhai recovered from losing a five-shot lead at the Women’s British Open by beating In Gee Chun on the fourth hole of a sudden-death playoff Sunday to win her …

Cardinals outslug Yankees 12-9 to complete 3-game sweep

Nolan Arenado and Paul DeJong both homered and drove in four runs to help the St. Louis Cardinals outlast the New York Yankees 12-9, completing a three-game sweep. St. Louis won its season-high …

Winker hits slam, Mariners drop Angels 6-3; Ohtani shaken up

Jesse Winker hit a grand slam, Marco Gonzales struck out seven and the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-3 as Shohei Ohtani received a visit from trainers and continued to struggle. …
Most recent

Nick Kyrgios has followed up his run to the Wimbledon final by winning the Citi Open title for the second time. Kyrgios hit 12 aces and saved the only break point he faced in the men's final Sunday …

A’ja Wilson scored 29 points, Kelsey Plum added 16 including a key 3-pointer in the final minute, and the Las Vegas Aces spoiled the final regular season home game for Sue Bird beating the Seattle …
Joohyung Kim is the second-youngest PGA Tour winner since World War II. The 20-year-old South Korean who goes by “Tom” made a name for himself at the Wyndham Championship. Kim shot 61 and …
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Valley business

Scottsdale aviation group adds to fleet

Sawyer Aviation, a privately held company headquartered in the Scottsdale Airpark, is adding to its fleet. The full-service aviation company recently purchased a Cessna Citation CJ1 business jet, …

Peoria housing market cools off

It wasn’t long ago the real estate market was hitting record lows in inventory.

A boba tea shop and a barbecue restaurant set to open soon in Chandler

Here are two businesses coming soon to Chandler:  Tuscon-based boba spot Ni Hao Tea is set to open a new location in Chandler at 2080 N. Dobson Road, Ste. 4, Chandler. This was formerly home …

Biltmore Fashion Park to welcome 5 new retailers

Biltmore Fashion Park announced a slate of five new retailers and restaurants joining the iconic outdoor center, including Anthropologie.which will open later this year. Anthropologie is a unique, …

Neighbors

P.E.O. Chapter BT volunteers make Ben’s Bells

The Arizona P.E.O. Chapter BT in Sun City volunteered to help with Ben’s Bells, a nonprofit art project. Ben’s Bells focuses on the creation of ceramic hanging works-of-art, which are …

St. Joseph The Worker awarded grant from Scottsdale foundation

St. Joseph the Worker, a nonprofit that connects disadvantaged, homeless and low-income individuals to quality jobs, has been awarded a $250,000 grant from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation. …

Artists go beyond in Surprise exhibit

On Saturday July 8, the West Valley Arts Council hosted One Step Beyond Fine Arts Program participants and opened an exhibit of their art at the WVAC Arts HQ Gallery in Surprise, Arizona. The exhibit will be on display until Friday, Aug. 5.

Member of Queen Creek founding family dies

Frances Brandon-Pickett, a member of one of Queen Creek’s founding families and the namesake of a local school has died. Her death was announced in a statement from the Queen Creek Unified …

Things to do

8th Harvest Moon Feast to be held at Tarbell's

Tarbell’s, created by award-winning restaurateur and Emmy-winning TV host Mark Tarbell, has partnered with the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) for the second year in a row to host the 8th Harvest Moon Feast Fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 9, from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Arizona car show and competition seeks automobile entries

The Arizona Concours d’Elegance is seeking spectacular automobiles for the much-admired show and competition, which returns on Jan. 22, 2023, at its new venue on the grass at the Scottsdale Civic Center.

West Valley Chorale announces auditions

The West Valley Chorale will hold auditions for its 39th performance season 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5, at Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church, 13658 W. Meeker Blvd. For this …

LiVE! @ Murphy Park to return to Glendale in October 

Downtown Glendale’s popular live music series will return this fall.

Entertainment
This image released by Sony Pictures shows Bad Bunny, left, and Brad Pitt in a scene from "Bullet Train." (Scott Garfield/Sony Pictures via AP)

Brad Pitt's 'Bullet Train' pulls into station with $30.1M

Sunday studio estimates say the Brad Pitt action romp “Bullet Train" arrived with a $30.1 million opening weekend as the last big movie of Hollywood’s summer recovery landed in theaters. The …
FILE - Anne Heche arrives at the premiere of "The Tender Bar" on Dec. 12, 2021, at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Heche was in the hospital Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022, following an accident in which her car smashed into a house and flames erupted, a representative for the actor told People magazine. The representative, who was not identified, told the magazine that Heche was in stable condition a day after Friday's accident. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Report: Anne Heche in hospital, stable after fiery car crash

Actor Anne Heche is in the hospital after a fiery crash in Los Angeles. A representative told People magazine that Heche was in stable condition Saturday. Heche's representative, who was not …
Finishing touches are made on a community-curated exhibition of Native American pottery from the Pueblo Indian region of the U.S. Southwest on July 28, 2022, at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe, N.M. The exhibit includes poems and reflections to give great voice to Indigenous people. Showings also are scheduled at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and museums in Houston and St. Louis. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)

60 curators, 1 show: Native Americans pick favorite pottery

Native American artists, political leaders and storytellers are the final arbiters of taste and style for a traveling exhibition of pottery from the Pueblo Indian region of the Southwestern U.S. …
Seekers lead singer Judith Durham with fellow band member and guitarist Athol Guy attends at media conference in Melbourne, Australia on Sept. 10, 2013. Lead singer of The Seekers, Durham, has died aged 79 in Melbourne, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022 after suffering complications from a long-standing lung disease, her management said. (Julian Smith/AAP Image via AP)

Judith Durham, Australia's folk music icon, dies at 79

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Judith Durham, Australia's folk music icon who achieved global fame as the lead singer of The Seekers, has died. She was 79. Durham died in Alfred Hospital in …
FILE - Sam Gooden of The Impressions performs during The Message in the Music concert in conjunction with the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington on Aug. 25, 2011. Gooden, one of the original members of the Chicago soul group, and a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, died on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, according to his daughter Gina Griffin. He was 87. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt, File)

Sam Gooden, founding member of The Impressions, has died

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sam Gooden, one of the original members of the Chicago soul group The Impressions and a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, has died. He was 87. His daughter, …
Obituaries & Memorials

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, …

Marilyn Paschke Zwier

Marilyn, 86, of Sun City, passed away July 24, 2022.  She was born in Chicago, Illinois to Otto Ernest and Evelyn (Uhle) Paschke.Her life was spent caring for her family first and …

William Theodore VanSpankeren

Sun City, Arizona resident, William Theodore VanSpankeren, 88, passed away on July 18, 2022, surrounded by loved ones in the home he shared with his significant other, Pamela. William was born in …

Toni Jean Conen

On Saturday, July 9, 2022, Toni J Conen, loving wife, mother, and grandmother passed away unexpectedly at the age of 75 in Sun City West, AZ. Toni was born on February 2, 1947, in Saint Peter, …

Weldon Norman Long

Devoted husband, father, and friend Weldon Norman Long, 81, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 16, 2022.Weldon was born on July 26, 1940, to Leslie and Wilma Long.  He attended …
Nation

Janice Longone, chronicler of US culinary history, dies

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Janice Bluestein Longone, who is credited with collecting thousands of items chronicling the culinary history of the United States, including cookbooks, menus, …

More storms forecasted for flood-ravaged eastern Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The National Weather Service extended a flood watch through Sunday evening for areas of eastern Kentucky ravaged by high water more than a week ago and said there's a threat …

1st sea turtle nest found on Mississippi beach since 2018

Beach crews have found the first sea turtle nest on the Mississippi mainland in four years. Officials say a Harrison County Sand Beach crew that was cleaning up found what appeared to be turtle …

China July exports rise, with trade surplus at record-high

BEIJING (AP) — China’s export growth continued to rise in July, sending trade surplus to a record high, according to government data. China’s exports grew 18% to $333 billion compared to …

Parkland shooter's prosecutor had bloody facts on his side

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The prosecutor seeking to sentence Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz to death let the facts speak for themselves as he presented his case: terrifying witness …
World

Bangladesh seeks China help to repatriate Rohingya refugees

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh on Sunday sought cooperation from China to repatriate Rohingya refugees to Myanmar during a visit by Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who promised better trade ties, …

UK museum agrees to return looted Benin Bronzes to Nigeria

A London museum has agreed to return a collection of Benin Bronzes looted in the late 19th century from what is now Nigeria as cultural institutions throughout Britain come under pressure to …

US Secretary of State Blinken in South Africa on Africa tour

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken began his three-nation tour of Africa with his arrival in South Africa on Sunday. Blinken’s visit to Africa is seen as part of a …

China keeps up pressure on Taiwan with 4th day of drills

BEIJING (AP) — China said Sunday it carried out its fourth consecutive day of military drills in the air and sea around Taiwan in the wake of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to the …

Tiny African kingdom has skiing as Europe sweats summer heat

While millions across Europe sweat through a summer of record-breaking heat, other people are skiing in Africa. This isn’t another sign of climate change but rather the fascinating anomaly of …