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Prestigious Phoenix high school reports widespread cheating

PHOENIX (AP) — Brophy College Preparatory has learned of “widespread even pervasive" cheating among students in several math sections in its all-male student body, the principal of the …

Arizona governor OK's ban on school COVID-19 vaccines

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's Republican governor has signed legislation that will prevent state health officials from ever adding a COVID-19 vaccine to the list of required school inoculations and bar …

Tucson may forego some water to help keep Lake Mead level up

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona's second most populous city has signaled it may forego part of its allotment of Colorado River water delivered by the Central Arizona Project aqueduct in order to help …

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 …
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West Valley

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

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.
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 visit the Cubs on 3-game road win streak

Arizona Diamondbacks (21-21, fourth in the NL West) vs. Chicago Cubs (15-24, fourth in the NL Central)Chicago; Sunday, 2:20 p.m. EDTPITCHING PROBABLES: Diamondbacks: Merrill Kelly (3-2, 3.27 ERA, …

Tempers flare as Yankees beat White Sox

NEW YORK (AP) — On a steamy afternoon that saw yet another dustup between Josh Donaldson and the White Sox, DJ LeMahieu hit an early grand slam and the New York Yankees beat Chicago 7-5 in a …

Varsho's double scores 3 in 10th in Dbacks' 7-6 win vs Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) — Daulton Varsho drilled a two-out, three-RBI double in the 10th inning then scored on a throwing error by Andrelton Simmons to give the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 7-6 comeback win over …
National sports

Donaldson, Anderson spar again as Yanks beat White Sox 7-5

NEW YORK (AP) — On a steamy afternoon that saw yet another dustup between Josh Donaldson and the White Sox, DJ LeMahieu hit an early grand slam and the New York Yankees beat Chicago 7-5 in a …

LEADING OFF: MLB investigates Anderson-Donaldson incident

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ MLB INVESTIGATES Chicago White Sox star Tim Anderson has accused Yankees slugger Josh Donaldson of making a racist remark during …

Heat Alert: Miami beats Boston 109-103 for 2-1 series lead

BOSTON (AP) — Bam Adebayo scored 31 points with 10 rebounds for the Miami Heat, who blew a 25-point, first-half lead and lost Jimmy Butler to a knee injury but held on to beat the Boston Celtics …

Heat's Butler out in 2nd half of Game 3 with knee issue

BOSTON (AP) — Heat guard Jimmy Butler will not play in the second half of Game 3 of their Eastern Conference finals matchup with Boston because of inflammation in his right knee. Miami made …

Lehkonen scores twice to help Avalanche beat Blues 5-2

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Artturi Lehkonen scored twice, Darcy Kuemper stopped 29 shots and the Colorado Avalanche beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 in Game 3 of their second-round series Saturday night. …
Most recent

SYDNEY, Australia (AP) — Australians awoke on Sunday to a new prime minister in Anthony Albanese, the center-left Labor Party leader whose ascension to the nation’s top job from being raised in …

BOSTON (AP) — Bam Adebayo scored 31 points with 10 rebounds for the Miami Heat, who blew a 25-point, first-half lead and lost Jimmy Butler to a knee injury but held on to beat the Boston Celtics …
LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. (AP) — When a gunman began shooting at a Taiwanese American church luncheon, Shoei Su said he froze. The retired appraiser uses a walker and said he and many of the elderly …
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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 …
Anne Hathaway, from left, director James Gray, Jeremy Strong, Michael Banks Repeta, and Jaylin Webb depart after the premiere of the film 'Armageddon Time' at the 75th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

'Armageddon Time,' portrait of white privilege, stirs Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) — When the Cannes Film Festival audience stood to applaud James Gray's richly observed autobiographical drama “Armageddon Time," about the director's own 1980s childhood in …
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.” …
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

Late spring Colorado snowstorm knocks out power for 210,000

DENVER (AP) — A late spring Colorado snowstorm dumped several inches in the Denver metro area Saturday and knocked out electricity for about 210,000 customers, officials said. The wet snow …

1 killed, 8 wounded in shooting at Southern California party

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One man was killed and eight people were wounded during an overnight shooting at a party that drew about 100 people to a Southern California hookah lounge, police said …

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 …

The Kardashians take Portofino for Kourtney-Travis wedding

NEW YORK (AP) — The Kravis wedding train has rolled into Italy. After a Las Vegas practice wedding (no marriage license) with an Elvis impersonator officiating, followed by a small ceremony …

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 …
World

Australia PM Morrison defends record despite election loss

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 …

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 …