Valley & State
CACTUS SHADOWS HIGH SCHOOL

Computer cord mistaken for gun caused Scottsdale school lockdowns

A student mistook a dangling computer cord for a pistol last week, setting in motion an investigation that closed two school campuses for several hours, police said. Cactus Shadows High School and …

American College of Education and Arizona College of Nursing Partnership Provides Affordable Continuing Education to Nurses, Healthcare Professionals

Students, employees and associates of Arizona College of Nursing can pursue ACE advanced degrees at a reduced tuition rateINDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- American College of Education® …
PRESIDENTIAL VISIT

Biden to visit Phoenix computer chip site, highlight jobs

President Joe Biden on Tuesday plans to visit the building site for a new computer chip plant in Phoenix, using it as a chance to emphasize how his policies are fostering job growth in what could be …
CITY

Glendale planning ‘aggressive’ airport expansion

The Glendale Municipal Airport — which has more expenses than revenue — is looking to develop more than 100 acres on site in an effort to become financially self-sufficient.
NO ANSWERS

Search ongoing for geologist missing in Buckeye

It’s been 17 months since South Carolina native Daniel Robinson and geologist went missing on June 23, 2021. After months of no answers, Robinson’s father, David Robinson II, had grown frustrated with Buckeye police as he was left with no answers and many questions on what led to the disappearance of his son.
DRUG SMUGGLING

FBI says fugitive has been extradited from Mexico to Tucson

The FBI says a fugitive wanted for his involvement in a criminal drug enterprise has been extradited from Mexico and returned to Tucson, but his wife and another co-conspirator remain at large. They …
CITY

Here are Glendale services to be impacted by holiday hours

The city of Glendale offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 26 in observance of the Christmas holiday and Monday, Jan. 2 in observance of the New Year’s Day holiday.
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West Valley

The seasonal vendor market, Witchcrafted Yule Market, makes its return to Glendale.

The Valley housing market has “glided” into a buyer’s market for the first time in 12 years, according to Tina Tamboer of the Cromford Report.
Want to give back this holiday season? Buy some pizza and wings — all for a good cause. Valley residents can help the less fortunate by having lunch or dinner at one of the 46 …
Locally owned and family operated Frutilandia, a restaurant concept crafting authentic Latin treats, is hosting the “Frutilandia Toy Drive Challenge” at all eight of its locations …
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recently announced winners of the 7th Annual National Student Production Awards, and a Peoria Unified student was honored.
Phoenix

By June 2024, the city of Phoenix will have purchased its last fully gas-powered bus amid plans to transition its fleet to zero emissions by 2040. However, those plans, as well as many others tied …

The City of Phoenix is bringing a group of water experts together Monday, Dec. 5, to discuss how the Southwest can thrive in a future with less Colorado River water. The forum will take place from …
Sky Harbor Airport is celebrating the season with 12 Days of Gratitude, beginning Monday. The event, which includes a variety of activities for airport officials to show Sky Harbor customers their …
The price of a gallon of regular gas has dropped by about 25 cents a gallon in the last week at stations across the East Valley and Phoenix. The decline follows a post-Thanksgiving trend …
Phoenix set a daily rainfall record on Saturday when more than three-quarters of an inch fell at Sky Harbor Airport. The National Weather Service said the 0.76 inches was the highest amount ever …
East Valley

Are you interested in learning more about the culture and history of Arizona and the U.S.? If so, attend the 2023 season of the Arizona Lecture Series at the Performing Arts Center, 2525 S. Ironwood …

This holiday season, Scottsdale residents can look forward to enjoying an array of holiday programming throughout the city and Valley.
Taylor Morrison announced Dec. 1 it is building and donating six fully furnished homes to the Banner Health Foundation for a 16-home community in Gilbert supporting Banner MD Anderson’s Home …
On a night when Gilbert was at its most divided, the town unified behind one man. Benny Ruiz received two standing ovations Nov. 15 at the Public Safety Training Facility’s packed Atlas Auditorium as the Gilbert Town Council recognized Ruiz’s retirement from the Gilbert Fire and Rescue Department.
From life-size candy canes to an Instagram-friendly set of cowboy boots, Queen Creek’s Downtown is twinkling this holiday season. Ellsworth Road in the downtown core is lined with lighted …
Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices

Kampert: Is early voting asking for fraud?

Well, it looks like it happened again. Another very questionable election. When will the people learn that mail in ballots and early voting is just asking for fraud? I find it hard to believe …
(American Cancer Society)

American Cancer Society should fight cancer, not vaping

There is a lot of focus on smoking in November because each year the American Lung Association spends the month focusing on lung cancer awareness and the American Cancer Society holds its annual Great American Smoke-Out.
(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Abraham Lincoln’s solution for the 2024 GOP primaries

Now that Donald Trump has officially announced he’s running for the 2024 GOP nomination, if the Republican Party wants to avoid a repeat of 2016, when it had a crowded field of 10-plus candidates splintering the vote, the smartest thing the party could do is implement ranked-choice voting for its primaries.

Miller: ‘Cat tracks’ not answer at Sun City intersection

I don’t think “cat tracks” at Thunderbird Boulevard and 105th Avenue (“Looking for ‘cat tracks,’” Sun City Independent, Nov. 23, 2022) would cure the problem that Pam Schwartz experienced.
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How to deliver a memorable business pitch heading into 2023

Delivering powerful business pitches to potential clients and investors is an important task for achieving success as a business leader.
Local sports

Kadri's winner halts Coyotes' comeback, Flames win 3-2

Nazem Kadri scored the game-winning goal at 15:42 of the third period and added two assists to lead the Calgary Flames to a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Monday. Dillon Dube and Elias …

Leonard hits go-ahead shot in return, Clippers beat Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard had 16 points, including an 18-foot jumper with 1.4 seconds to lift the Los Angeles Clippers to a 119-117 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night in …

Doncic, Mavericks preserve big lead, roll past Suns 130-111

Luka Doncic scored 33 points, Spencer Dinwiddie added 21 and the Dallas Mavericks preserved a big lead against the Phoenix Suns this time in a 130-111 victory. The Mavericks ended a 10-game …
National sports

Players from all 3 US tours get together for QBE Shootout

The final PGA Tour-sanctioned tournament of the year is the QBE Shootout and it has players from three main tours in America. The 12 two-player teams include Steve Stricker from the PGA Tour …

Padres Joe Musgrove Throws Record-Setting Pitch in Antarctica

SAN DIEGO, CA, Dec. 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In an effort to raise awareness for the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), MLB All-Star pitcher Joe Musgrove sailed to Antarctica to set a world …

Stephen Curry Is Revealed as 2022 Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 6, 2022--Today, Sports Illustrated (SI) revealed four-time NBA Champion and two-time MVP Stephen Curry as the 2022 Sportsperson of the Year. On and off the court, Curry …

No. 13 Maryland off to fast start with marquee games ahead

No. 13 Maryland is off to a fast start in its first season under Kevin Willard. The Terrapins made the week's biggest climb in Monday's latest AP Top 25 poll. That came after a win against a ranked …

Analysis: In the NBA, 100 points no longer assures anything

If the NBA has a magic number, it’s 100. Wilt Chamberlain’s single-game scoring record. A perfect shooting percentage. And the rule pretty much seemed to be that if a team scored 100 points in a …
Most recent

Jim Stewart, the white Tennessee farm boy and fiddle player who co-founded the influential Stax Records with his sister in a Black, inner-city Memphis neighborhood and helped build the soulful …

The deadline for obtaining the Real ID needed to board a domestic flight has been pushed back again, with the Department of Homeland Security citing the lingering impact of the COVID-19 pandemic for …
A man has been arrested on suspicion of assault after an egg was allegedly hurled towards King Charles III during a visit to a town center. Bedfordshire Police said a man in his 20s was being …
While filming “Emancipation,” Will Smith routinely drew inspiration from the words “sacred motivation” that were written on the front page of a script. But the Oscar winner heavily leaned on …
STOCKHOLM (AP) — French author Annie Ernaux who won this year's Nobel Prize for literature, said Tuesday that men need to change their attitudes now, before women attain full equality with …
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Valley business

Scottsdale PR firm marks milestone in growth

For the past 12 years, Scottsdale's Evolve PR and Marketing has worked with local and national businesses to promote and enhance their message to the world.

Phoenix company lands contract addition to treat Sky Harbor HVAC

Locally based ECM Technologies has been awarded an additional $400,000 contract increase to extend the original $2.1 million by the city of Phoenix to treat Sky Harbor Airport’s massive HVAC …

Arizona readies for marijuana delivery laws

Delivery has become a way of life, so why shouldn’t it be for recreational marijuana?

At least 3 Peoria home sales eclipsed the $1M mark in November

At least three Peoria home sales eclipsed the $1 million mark in November.

Neighbors

Sagewood sees high resident satisfaction

The popularity of Sagewood retirement community in Paradise Valley is apparent with its recent award for occupancy, new hires and engagement of resident groups and activities. Occupancy …

Drop off paper, unused meds Saturday in Glendale

This weekend presents an opportunity for residents to drop off paper for shredding and to safely dispose of prescription medication.

Falk joins Weichert Realtors Home Pro Realty

Marilyn Falk has joined the Gold Canyon office of Weichert Realtors Home Pro Realty. Falk joins a dedicated team of knowledgeable agents who bring many years of combined real estate expertise to …

Glendale Boys & Girls branch among first to participate in new behavioral health program

Kept home during the early days of the COVID pandemic for their safety, kids are facing a new need.

Things to do

Red Hot Chili Peppers planning Glendale tour stop

Next year’s Red Hot Chili Peppers tour will make a stop in Glendale.

Gold Canyon Arts Festival Jan. 28

Come to the beautiful Superstition Mountains 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, for the 22nd annual Gold Canyon Arts Festival. It takes place on the grounds of Gold Canyon United Methodist Church at …

Fountain Hills Theater announces its holiday program

Fountain Hills Theater presents its holiday musical, “The Quiltmaker’s Gift,” from Dec. 2 through Dec. 18.

Lost Dutchman Days rodeo royalty pageant in January

Applications are due Jan. 2 to compete in the Lost Dutchman Days rodeo royalty pageant in one of four age areas: Queen (18-26), Sr. Teen Queen (14-17), Jr. Teen Queen (10-13) and new Little Miss …

Entertainment
The spirit of Jerome lurks throughout the town, a stroll through the Gold King Mine and Ghost Town offers a step back in time, as the property is filled with vintage transportation, trucks, motorcycles, mining equipment and historic buildings. (Stacey Lane)

Festive Phantasm: A spectral vision of the Sonoran Desert

With mile high spirit and spooky allure, more travelers are letting their wanderlust creep toward theme flavored adventure.
FILE - Naomi Judd performs at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tenn., on June 13, 2009. The family of country singer Judd filed a notice Monday, Dec. 5, 2022, seeking voluntary dismissal of the lawsuit that sought to block journalists from accessing the police investigation records surrounding her death. (AP Photo/Josh Anderson, File)

Judd family files notice to dismiss suit over death records

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The family of country singer Naomi Judd on Monday filed a notice to voluntarily dismiss a lawsuit that sought to block journalists from accessing the police investigation …
FILE - This April 27, 2021, photo combination released by the U.S. Marshals Service shows James Howard Jackson. The man who shot Lady Gaga's dogwalker and stole two of her French bulldogs in 2021 pleaded no contest to attempted murder Monday, Dec. 5, 2022, and was sentenced to 21 years in prison. Jackson, one of three men and two accomplices who participated in the violent robbery, pleaded no contest to one count of attempted murder, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. (U.S. Marshals Service via AP, File)

Man who shot Lady Gaga's dog walker gets 21 years in prison

The man who shot and wounded Lady Gaga’s dog walker and stole her French bulldogs last year has taken a plea deal and was sentenced to 21 years in prison. The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office …
Patrick Clark, accused in the death of Migos rapper Takeoff in downtown Houston, makes his first appearance in court on Monday, Dec. 5, 2022 at the Criminal Courthouse in Houston. (Raquel Natalicchio/ /Houston Chronicle via AP)

Lawyer: Man charged in Takeoff killing says he's innocent

HOUSTON (AP) — An attorney for a man accused of fatally shooting rapper Takeoff last month said Monday that the musician’s death outside a Houston bowling alley was a tragedy but that her client …
FILE - French writer and activist Dominique Lapierre holds a copy of his book on the Bhopal gas tragedy, in Bhopal, India, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009. Dominique Lapierre, a French writer and author, celebrated for his novels about Paris's struggle during World War Two and depicting life in a Calcutta slum, has died at 91. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri, File)

Dominique Lapierre, French author and journalist, dies at 91

NICE, France (AP) — French writer Dominique Lapierre, who was celebrated for his novels about the World War II struggle to liberate Paris and depicting a life of hardship in a Kolkata slum, has …
Obituaries & Memorials

James David Hann

James David Hann James David Hann was born on 7 July, 1931 to James Berry and Mary Jane Hann. His early years were spent in Overland Park, Kansas and Bailey, Colorado. He was a child of the …

James David Hann

James David Hann James David Hann was born on 7 July, 1931 to James Berry and Mary Jane Hann. His early years were spent in Overland Park, Kansas and Bailey, Colorado. He was a child of the …

Marilee Eschelman

Marilee Eschelman, 79, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away unexpectedly on November 9, 2022, at her home. Marilee was born December 31, 1942, in Peoria, Illinois, to Otha and Emma (Binkele) …

Marilee Eschelman

Marilee Eschelman, 79, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away unexpectedly on November 9, 2022, at her home. Marilee was born December 31, 1942, in Peoria, Illinois, to Otha and Emma (Binkele) …

Marilee Eschelman

Marilee Eschelman, 79, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away unexpectedly on November 9, 2022, at her home. Marilee was born December 31, 1942, in Peoria, Illinois, to Otha and Emma (Binkele) …
Nation

Foundations, major donors tackle nation’s nursing shortage

As more nurses leave their jobs in hospitals and health-care centers, foundations are pouring millions of dollars into efforts to ensure that more stay in the profession and get more out of the job …

Robinhood takes on retirement in search for more growth

NEW YORK (AP) — Robinhood, the company that blazed onto Wall Street after turning millions of novices into investors by making trading fun, is now setting its sights on a more staid corner of the …

Meta oversight board urges changes to VIP moderation system

LONDON (AP) — Facebook parent Meta's quasi-independent oversight board said Tuesday that an internal system that exempted high-profile users, including former U.S. President Donald Trump, from some …

Governments gather in Canada in bid to boost biodiversity

BOSTON (AP) — Amid warnings that biodiversity is in freefall, environmental leaders will gather in Montreal to hammer out measures aimed at shoring up the world's land and marine ecosystems and …

Japan, Belgium to cooperate in chip production, development

TOKYO (AP) — A newly founded Japanese semiconductor company aiming to revive Japan’s chip industry will collaborate with a Belgian research organization in research and development of …
World

Al Jazeera wants court to probe Palestinian reporter's death

THE HAGUE (AP) — News channel Al Jazeera on Tuesday formally asked the International Criminal Court to investigate the fatal shooting of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh as she was reporting from a …

Across vast Muslim world, LGBTQ people remain marginalized

Here and there, across the far-flung Muslim and Arab world, LGBTQ people see glimmers of progress — but those are rare exceptions. Many Muslim nations criminalize gay and lesbian sex -- including …

South Africa's lawmakers delay debate on president's future

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's lawmakers have postponed until next week a debate on the damning report that has resulted in calls for President Cyril Ramaphosa to step down. The session …

Hungary vetoes EU Ukraine aid, deepening rift with Brussels

BRUSSELS (AP) — A rift between the European Union and member state Hungary deepened Tuesday when Budapest vetoed an 18-billion euro ($18.93 billion) financial aid package to Kyiv, exacerbating a …

First delivery of S. Korean heavy weapons comes to Poland

GDYNIA, Poland (AP) — Polish President Andrzej Duda and the country's defense minister on Tuesday took delivery of a first shipment of tanks and howitzers from South Korea, hailing the swift …