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Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 3, the 155th day of 2020. There are 211 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 3, 1965, astronaut Edward H. White became the …

Free Fishing Day in Arizona is June 6

The Arizona Game and Fish Department invites you to fish at the state's waters for free Saturday, June 6, according to a release. Arizona’s Free Fishing Day is celebrated as part of National …

Freeport-McMoRan Publishes 2019 Annual Report on Sustainability and Inaugural Climate Report

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 3, 2020-- Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) today announced the publication of its 2019 Annual Report on Sustainability, “Building on Strength.” This report …

STACK INFRASTRUCTURE Launches Into Arizona

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 3, 2020-- (“STACK” or the “Company”), the digital infrastructure partner built to help the world’s most innovative companies, today announced plans to expand …

Valley agencies mobilize as protests continue, curfew takes effect

The curfew instituted by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has created a multitude of questions, but several police departments are assuring people that they can go as they please as long as nothing violent or criminal happens.
First responders
Three of four teenagers are facing charges after they were arrested in connection with a shooting in Scottsdale. Scottsdale Police Department officers responded to a shots fired call Monday night …
As the community continues to reel from social and political unrest turning Scottsdale Road into chaos Saturday night, business leaders look for answers and city officials condemn the activity that …
The Sawtooth Fire is burning in the Superstition Wilderness area of the Tonto National Forest. The fire, which was lightning caused, is partially within the Woodbury Fire scar, according to a …
More sports

MLS, players reach new labor deal, resume with tournament

Major League Soccer and its players' union reached an agreement that allows play to resume with a summer tournament in Florida following the break caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The deal was …

AP source: MLB rejects 114-game plan, tells union no counter

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball rejected the players' offer for a 114-game regular season in the pandemic-delayed season with no additional salary cuts and told the union it did not plan to …

Horse named for Dr. Anthony Fauci finishes second in debut

A racehorse named for Dr. Anthony Fauci finished second in his debut Wednesday at Belmont Park in New York. Fauci the 2-year-old colt was beaten by a horse named Prisoner in the third race. He was …

Johnny Majors, former Tennessee and Pitt coach, dies at 85

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — College Football Hall of Famer Johnny Majors, the coach of Pittsburgh’s 1976 national championship team and a former coach and star player at Tennessee, died Wednesday. He …
Daily Independent
Nation

The Latest: Police confront several hundred in Portland

The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: TOP OF THE HOUR: — Police …

Nation's streets calmest in days, protests largely peaceful

WASHINGTON (AP) — Protests were largely peaceful and the nation's streets were calmer than they have been in days since the killing of George Floyd set off demonstrations that at times brought …

Obama steps out as nation confronts confluence of crises

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is taking on an increasingly public role as the nation confronts a confluence of historic crises that has exposed deep racial and socioeconomic …

Police: California man had hammer, not gun, when killed

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man suspected of stealing from a pharmacy in the San Francisco Bay Area amid national protests was fatally shot by officers who thought he was carrying a firearm in his …

Virginia governor to announce removal of Lee statue

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans Thursday for the removal of an iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Richmond's prominent Monument …
World

Wuhan tests 10 million people, finds few infections

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus was first detected late last year, has tested nearly 10 million people in an unprecedented 19-day campaign to check an entire …

Mexico reports new one-day high of 1,092 coronavirus deaths

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The coronavirus toll in Mexico soared to a new daily high Wednesday, with the health department reporting 1,092 test-confirmed deaths — more than double the previous one-day …

German jobless rate up modestly, government mulls stimulus

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's unemployment rate rose modestly to 6.1% last month, contained by extensive use of a short-time work program that kept millions of people on payrolls, official data showed …

Germany's governing parties agree on $146 billion stimulus package to revive economy hit by coronavirus pandemic

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's governing parties agree on $146 billion stimulus package to revive economy hit by coronavirus pandemic.

Thousands gather in London to protest racial injustice

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of protesters gathered in London’s Hyde Park on Wednesday to demonstrate against police violence and racial injustice following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, …
Entertainment
This combination photo shows Miranda Lambert performing at the 2017 CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tenn. on June 8, 2017, from left,  Darius Rucker performing at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tenn., on June 14, 2015 and Luke Combs performing at the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 7, 2019. CMT is saluting heroes on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic with a star filled TV special featuring Combs, Lambert, Rucker, Florida Georgia Line and others. (AP Photo)

CMT special focuses on good news work of everyday heroes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country stars highlighted the heroic work of citizens and communities around the country who were coming …
This image released by Hulu shows a scene from "We Are Freestyle Love Supreme." (Hulu via AP)

Lin Miranda doc postponed out of solidarity with protesters

NEW YORK (AP) — Just two days before it was to begin streaming, “We Are Freestyle Love Supreme," a documentary about the hip-hop …
Associated Press videojournalist Robert Bumsted reminds a police officer that the press are considered “essential workers" and are allowed to be on the streets despite a curfew, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in New York. New York City police officers surrounded, shoved and yelled expletives at two Associated Press journalists covering protests in the latest aggression against members of the media during a week of unrest around the country. Portions of the incident were captured on video by Bumsted, who was working with photographer Wong Maye-E to document the protests in lower Manhattan over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

Journalists wage legal fights after facing protest attacks

NEW YORK (AP) — Journalists alarmed by dozens of incidents where reporters were shot at, manhandled, gassed or arrested while …

'Splash,' 'Stern' writer Bruce Jay Friedman dead at 90

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Jay Friedman, an Oscar-nominated screenplay writer and popular playwright and author known for the wry comedy …
This image released by Neon shows Michael Stuhlbarg, left, and Elisabeth Moss in a scene from "Shirley." (Thatcher Keats/Neon via AP)

Review: Elisabeth Moss as Shirley Jackson in 'Shirley'

Josephine Decker's prickly, unnerving “Shirley,” is set mostly in the Bennington, Vermont, home of the reclusive writer Shirley …
Business
Senate likely to approve fix for small-business virus aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — A widely supported bill to refine a payroll subsidy program for businesses struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic could soon be on its way to getting signed into law by President …

Hints of an economic reawakening amid mass, civic unrest

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Wednesday related to the national and global response, the work place and …

Police chief: More than 2,700 arrests in Los Angeles so far

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 2,700 people have been arrested since protests and violence began in Los Angeles in response to the death of George Floyd. Chief Michel Moore told the city Police …

Chicken industry executives indicted for price fixing

A federal grand jury has indicted four current and former chicken company executives for price fixing. The U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday that the executives from Colorado-based …

Travel
Trump administration moves to block Chinese airlines from US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Wednesday to block Chinese airlines from flying to the U.S. in an escalation of trade and travel tensions between the two countries. The …

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

One of Sweden's top health officials is defending his country's response to the coronavirus outbreak after first showing some contrition about its actions. “We still believe that our strategy is …

Italy opens borders ahead of neighbors, beckoning tourists

ROME (AP) — Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci airport sprang back to life Wednesday as Italy opened regional and international borders in the final phase of easing its long coronavirus lockdown, but it …

No crowds delight art lovers in Italy at re-opened museums

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — The Uffizi Galleries, the most-visited museum in Italy, is open after three months of COVID-19 lockdown, delighting art lovers who don’t have to jostle with throngs of …

Things to do
Desert Diamond casinos are reopening June 5

The Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise will resume gaming operations at 1 p.m. Friday, June 5 at all four of its Desert Diamond Casinos near Glendale, Tucson, Sahuarita and Why (Ajo). The TOGE …

Fort McDowell Casino plans to reopen May 15

Fort McDowell Casino and the Wekopa Resort and Conference Center will tentatively have a reopening day of May 15. Casino doors will open at 10 a.m., according to the casino's website.

Gila River Hotels & Casinos reopening its locations May 15

Gila River Hotels & Casinos announced Monday that it will reopen its doors Friday, May 15. The Wild Horse Pass, Lone Butte, and Vee Quiva properties will open at noon to the public, according to a release.

Great Mother’s, Father’s Day gifts for boomers, seniors

Spring flowers are blooming and Mother’s Day ads are on TV and in newspapers. Expect a repeat for Father’s Day June 21. Stumped by what to get parents or grandparents for their special …

Opinion
The WHAM mobile arts studio was stolen in from the arts organization’s Surprise headquarters in April; but individual donations and financial support from other local nonprofit agencies provided the funding to replace what was taken. [Submitted photo/WHAM]

Generosity saved WHAM’s traveling arts studio

On April 5, WHAM’s Traveling Art Studio, which is used to take art to the communities of the West Valley, was stolen.
Jennifer Chau

Chau: Fair funding, representation hinge on an accurate census count

During this pandemic, we’ve seen our communities step up for one another to help flatten the curve. While we continue to practice …
Jody Martin

Martin: How to stop the protests

I want to explain how to stop the riots, looting and protests since no one seems to know and no one else is saying it. My son from …

Michaelis: 'Sitting with Uncertainty'

Maria Shriver, in her Sunday Paper, says, “Here we are. Sitting in the unknown. Standing in the uncertain.” I’m not very good at …

Risky time for teens driving as COVID-19 restrictions ease

AAA recommends now is a good time for parents to both model safe driving behaviors and help ensure their teens practice them, too.
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