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COMMUNITY

Sun City West organization gets top award

Knights of Columbus Our Lady of Lourdes Council 11809 in Sun City West was awarded the distinction of Star Council, the international organization’s top honor for local councils.
Development

City commissioners want more public use near Tempe Town Lake

The Tempe Town Lake is a jewel of the city — one some development commissioners would like to see more available to the public as they seek a place for recreation and respite. During a …
RECREATION

Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale make splash in survey

The Summer of ’22 reaches its midpoint today - Sunday, Aug. 7. But the heat will persist for a few more months. And Valley residents are well equipped to deal with it, according to a …
DEVELOPMENT

Almost 800 proposed homes on Buckeye P&Z agenda

With such a busy agenda for its July  26 meeting, it wasn't surprising the Buckeye Planning and Zoning Commission ended up tabling one item. The item — preliminary plat approval for …

FedEx Freight Announces Door Count Increase

MEMPHIS, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 8, 2022--FedEx Freight celebrated the opening of a new, 218-door facility in Phoenix, Ariz., earlier this summer.This press release features multimedia. View the …
Election 2022

Navajo president selects political newcomer as VP candidate

Navajo President Jonathan Nez has selected a political newcomer to be his running mate in the general election. Nez introduced Chad Abeyta during an address in the tribal capital of Window Rock on …
Election 2022

Noon update: Oliphant's lead in Pinal County grows in Queen Creek council race

As more votes are tallied this afternoon in Pinal County, Queen Creek Incumbent Council Member Dawn Oliphant continues to widen her lead for one of three town council seats.
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Diamondbacks bring 1-0 series lead over Pirates into game 2

The Arizona Diamondbacks lead 1-0 in a four-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Monday's Sports In Brief

NBA NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant has again told Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai that he wants to be traded, reiterating a request he first made nearly six weeks ago, a person with knowledge of the …

Taiwan holds drills, says China seeks control of seas

PINGTUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s foreign minister said Tuesday that China aims to control the East and South China Seas via the Taiwan Strait, describing a greater ambition to upend the …

Judge hits No. 44, Yankees beat Mariners 9-4 to stop skid

Josh Donaldson homered, doubled twice and drove in three runs, Andrew Benintendi doubled twice and had three RBIs, and the New York Yankees snapped a five-game losing streak beating the Seattle …
Around the Region
West Valley

By Madeline Ackley Salazar  Real estate developer Greenlight Communities and FirstBank have partnered on Cabana Encanto, a new multifamily development billed as “attainable” …

Homeschool students will be able to learn about bugs and more during two sessions this month at Estrella Mountain Regional Park, 14805 W. Vineyard Ave., Goodyear. The sessions in the Nature Center …
Arizona Broadway Theatre presents “Game Show” through Aug.14.
Prices have increased on everyday essentials and some individuals are going without the basic needs, including food.
Firefighter paramedic Nick Haney released the following statement regarding the Surprise City Council election results.
Phoenix

Phoenix police are looking for a 5-month-old girl who was taken from her foster family Saturday night. The girl, Eunice Salinas, was in the care of her foster family when her biological mother, …

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 …
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 …
East Valley

Ocotillo Chandler could be considered a surf and turf haven of sorts. At least on one space near Dobson and Queen Creek roads. Sea and Smoke Mesquite Seafood Grill packs a major punch with a …

PRESS Coffee has announced it will open the 10th Valley location inside 100 Mill this August in Tempe.
Barrow Neurological Foundation concluded its 2022 fiscal year in June with a fundraising total of $42 million in gifts from donors. This value, according to a press release, includes a …
A substantial conformance improvement permit has been approved for the redevelopment of an existing place of worship west of Greenfield Road and north of Southern Avenue in Mesa. The permit to …
The Arizona Humane Society partnered with the Tempe Police Department to remove over 30 dogs from an abusive home on July 28. 
Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices

Experts: Efforts to combat teacher shortages don't address real problems

States have recently focused their efforts to reduce the nation's teacher shortage by promoting strategies...
Bill Herzog

Herzog: Retail business owners can improve security, communication

The security of your customers, employees and property should always be a top priority for East Valley retail store owners. Strong security can prevent shoplifting, create efficient communication and …

Podeyn: Together, we can help preserve Arizona’s dwindling water supply

My name is Scott Podeyn and I am the Democratic Nominee for the State House of Representatives...

Sprague: Inflation Reduction Act’s clean energy, climate components are crucial

Because of its location and topography, Arizona has always been hot — but not this hot...

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?
Valley sports

Gallen's pitching, Marte's hit lift D-backs over Pirates 3-0

Zac Gallen pitched seven dominant innings, Ketel Marte had a crucial two-out, two-RBI single in the eighth and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0 . Gallen gave up just three …

Coyotes sign Lawson Crouse to 5-year deal before arbitration

The Arizona Coyotes have signed restricted free agent forward Lawson Crouse to a five-year contract. Terms of the deal were not released. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound forward signed hours before a …

Diamondbacks play the Pirates in first of 4-game series

The Arizona Diamondbacks begin a four-game series at home against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday.
National sports

Yankees' Carpenter fractures left foot on foul ball

New York Yankees designated hitter Matt Carpenter broke his left foot when he fouled off a pitch against the Seattle Mariners. Carpenter fouled a slider from starter Logan Gilbert off the foot in the …

Cubs to cut OF Jason Heyward after the season

The Chicago Cubs will cut ties with right fielder Jason Heyward after this season, ending one of baseball’s most expensive and unproductive free-agent signings with a year left on his contract. …

AP source: Durant reiterates desire to be traded by Brooklyn

Kevin Durant has again told Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai that he wants to be traded. He's reiterating a request he first made nearly six weeks ago. That's according to a person with knowledge of the …

Orioles hit 4 homers in 7-4 victory over Blue Jays

Ramón Urías hit a three-run homer in the first inning, and Anthony Santander, Ryan Mountcastle and Austin Hays also went deep to lift the Baltimore Orioles to a 7-4 victory over the Toronto Blue …

NFL: Rodgers' use of ayahuasca didn't violate drug policy

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ use of the hallucinogenic drink ayahuasca during an offseason retreat isn’t considered a violation of the NFL’s drug policy. Rodgers discussed on …
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TOKYO (AP) — Nagasaki paid tribute to the victims of the U.S. atomic bombing 77 years ago on Aug. 9, with the mayor saying Russia's war on Ukraine showed the world that another nuclear attack is …

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Former Philippine President Fidel Ramos was laid to rest in a state funeral Tuesday, hailed as an ex-general, who backed then helped oust a dictatorship and became a …
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The United States is doubling down on its investment in the Pacific, said U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman on Tuesday as she concluded a five-nation visit …
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Valley business

Dr. Kelly’s Surgical Unit opens brick-and-mortar location in Peoria

Dr. Kelly’s Surgical Unit has provided low-cost surgeries and preventative care to pet owners by way of mobile units throughout the Valley since 2016. The company has been servicing the Peoria area as part of that model for years, offering pet care several times a week in the parking lots of pet partner locations.

Richie V's Chicago Eatery to open in Chandler

Richie V's Chicago Eatery is set to open soon in Chandler. The restaurant, located at  4975 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler.  The restaurant will serve Vienna beef Chicago hot dogs, …

Scottsdale company earns Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Corporate Champion Award

Scottsdale-based multifamily investor, developer and manager MC Companies has been honored with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s coveted Corporate Champion Award, an honor given to just one company each year to recognize outstanding and steadfast contributions to the cystic fibrosis community.

Mutts Canine Cantina coming to Gilbert's SanTan Village mall

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 …

Neighbors

West Point cadet, Scottsdale native to swim 57 miles around Manhattan

Erica Esterly, a 20-year-old philosophy major from Scottsdale, and a third-year cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point, will swim 57 miles during the 40 Bridges Race on Aug. 10. …

Free Arts hosts Art From the Heart auction Oct. 22

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 …

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. …

Things to do

Phoenix art space fights cancer with Oct. 8 fundraiser 

This fall, residents across the Valley can get together to support the arts and cancer research during the Creatives Against Cancer event at Brightside Studios. This is the space’s inaugural …

Dance club begins classes in September

The Sun City Tip Top Dance Club will begin fall classes Tuesday, Sept. 6, at the Marinette center. The club offers performing classes in Tap, Jazz, Musical Theater, Lyrical Jazz and Jingle Tap, as …

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.

Entertainment
Martha Reeves of Martha and the Vandellas dances to Motown music playing at the Motown Museum. The museum celebrates the completion of two of three phases of an ambitious expansion plan, including a new courtyard in front of the museum, during a gathering in Detroit, Monday, August 8, 2022. (Daniel Mears/Detroit News via AP)

Motown stars celebrate completion of museum expansion phases

DETROIT (AP) — The historic section of Detroit where Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr. built his music empire six decades ago is now looking better than ever. Motown legend — and Gordy's …
FILE - Ezra Miller attends the 15th annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund event at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York, Nov. 5, 2018. According to a report from the Vermont State Police on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, Miller has been charged with felony burglary in Stamford, Vt., the latest in a string of recent incidents involving the embattled star of “The Flash.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Ezra Miller charged with felony burglary in Vermont

Actor Ezra Miller has been charged with felony burglary in Vermont, the latest in a string of incidents involving the embattled star of “The Flash.” Vermont State Police said in a report Monday …
FILE - Actress and singer Olivia Newton-John attends the 2018 G'Day USA Los Angeles Gala in Los Angeles on Jan. 27, 2018. Newton-John, a longtime resident of Australia whose sales topped 100 million albums, died Monday at her southern California ranch, John Easterling, her husband, wrote on Instagram and Facebook. She was 73. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Olivia Newton-John, who played Sandy in 'Grease,' dies at 73

Olivia Newton-John, the Grammy-winning superstar who reigned on pop, country, adult contemporary and dance charts with such hits as “Physical” and “You’re the One That I Want” has died. She …
FILE - Fetty Wap appears at the MTV Video Music Awards in Newark, N.J. on Aug. 26, 2019. Fetty Wap, whose real name is Willie Maxwell, has been jailed after prosecutors say he threatened to kill a man during a FaceTime call in 2021, violating the terms of his pretrial release in a pending federal drug conspiracy case. U.S. Magistrate Judge Steven Locke, acting on a request from prosecutors, revoked Maxwell’s bond and sent him to jail following a hearing in federal court on Long Island. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Rapper Fetty Wap jailed after alleged FaceTime death threat

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Fetty Wap was jailed Monday after, prosecutors say, he threatened to kill a man during a FaceTime call in 2021, violating the terms of his pretrial release in a pending …
FILE - Director Lars von Trier appears at the premiere of the film "The House That Jack Built" at the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, on May 14, 2018.  Von Trier, known for films like “Melancholia” and “Dancer in the Dark,” has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, his production company Zentropa said Monday. The company said it released the information in order to avoid speculation about his health leading up to the premiere of his series “The Kingdom Exodus” at the Venice Film Festival next month. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)

Filmmaker Lars von Trier diagnosed with Parkinson’s

Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier, known for films like “Melancholia” and “Dancer in the Dark,” has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, his production company Zentropa said Monday. …
Obituaries & Memorials

Claudette Edith Corrado

Claudette E. Corrado passed away peacefully on the morning of June 16, 2022 with family by her side. Born to James Chlad & Edna (Bertolino) in Cleveland, Ohio on February 1, 1938. After …

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, …
Nation

Pandemic fuels sports biking boom in cycling nation China

Cycling is growing in popularity in China as a sport, not just a way to get to work. A coronavirus outbreak that shut down indoor sports facilities in Beijing earlier this year encouraged people to …

Learning from failures: How Biden scored win on climate plan

Many pieces of President Joe Biden's domestic agenda have been jettisoned over the last year, but his proposals on climate change remain largely intact. The legislation passed by the Senate over the …

Driver in LA crash that killed 5 charged with murder

The driver suspected of causing a fiery crash that killed five people and an 8 1/2-month-old fetus near Los Angeles has been charged with murder. Nicole Lorraine Linton of Texas also was charged …

Southwest attendant suffers broken back in hard landing

A Southwest Airlines flight attendant suffered a compression fracture in her back during a hard landing last month in California. Federal safety investigators say the jolt was so strong that the …

Death Valley route buried in floods closed for another week

Authorities say a main roadway into Death Valley National Park will remain closed into next week as crews clean up after record-breaking rains damaged the roadway and choked it with mud, rocks and …
World

One year after Afghan war, Biden struggles to find footing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 12 months since the chaotic end to the U.S. war in Afghanistan haven't been easy for Joe Biden. The new president was flying high early in the summer of 2021, the American …

Biden administration says 'Remain in Mexico' policy is over

The Department of Homeland Security says it has ended a Trump-era policy requiring asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court. The announcement Monday came hours after a …

Polls open in Kenyan presidential election said to be tight

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Polls opened Tuesday in Kenya's unusual presidential election, where a longtime opposition leader who is backed by the outgoing president faces the deputy president who styles …

China closes Potala Palace after COVID-19 reported in Tibet

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have closed Tibet’s famed Potala Palace after a minor outbreak of COVID-19 was reported in the Himalayan region. The action underscores China’s continued …

Rains in S. Korea turn Seoul's roads to rivers, leave 7 dead

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Heavy rains drenched South Korea's capital region, turning the streets of Seoul's affluent Gangnam district into a river, leaving submerged vehicles and overwhelming …