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NEWS ACROSS THE VALLEY
Valley and State

No bail for former federal agent arrested in Arizona rapes

PHOENIX (AP) — A retired Border Patrol agent arrested in connection with rapes two decades ago in at least four Arizona communities has been denied bail following a hearing that included testimony …
Government

Scottsdale removes mask requirement in light of latest CDC recommendation

Scottsdale Mayor David Ortega has withdrawn his emergency proclamation requiring face masks in city buildings and facilities, city officials say. A May 13 press release from the city’s …
Health Care

Arizona’s telehealth expansion changing Valley health care

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation May 5 that dramatically expanded the use of telehealth in the state and is intended to improve access to medical care.

Arizona confirms 854 new COVID-19 cases, 9 new deaths

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's daily new COVID-19 case count is continuing a week-long upward trend with 854 known cases reported Friday along with nine deaths. The state Department of Health …
Subscriber exclusive

Self-storage business planned at Elliot, Power roads

Drawdowns — or swatches — of exterior colors of a planned self-storage facility need to be supplied so a Mesa Design Review Board member can discern what is planned for the business on …
First responders
A man claiming to have a bomb at a Queen Creek Walmart was shot by Sheriff's deputies last night.   According to the Maricopa County Sheriff;s Office, yesterday at about 7:30 p.m., …
When the City of Surprise selected Peoria Deputy Police Chief Benny Piña to serve as the neighboring city’s next police chief, well, some were surprised. But more than that, they are …
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took the following reports of crime in the Florence area April May 6-13: Theft of property reported as 7:58 a.m. May 7 in the 1300 block of South Main …
Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices
Carol Gaxiola

Gaxiola: We have an opportunity to save lives, protect our communities

My 14-year-old daughter, Jasmine, was taken by gun violence nearly 20 years ago. Her murder still haunts me, and I have done everything I could since then to see that no one else experiences a similar loss.
Dr. Barry Goodfield

Goodfield: Our treatment offers hope, healing to those with PTSD

I founded the Goodfield Institute LLC in the USA and The Netherlands and am also founder and CEO of Operation New Outlook, a nonprofit organization that works for and with veterans, first responders and their families to enhance their quality of life by treating post-traumatic stress.

Maricopa County Chairman Sellers: Senate’s allegations ‘dangerous,’ ‘lies’

Yesterday, I received a letter from the Senate President asking that members of the board and other Maricopa County subject matter experts come to a meeting and resolve “three serious …
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Frost: Morning in the McDowells

Early morning sun shafts spike through mountain peaks lighting up the haloed prickly pear and stately saguaro, while wisps of pink clouds on a blue backdrop angle away and south to where the sky is …
Rep. Nancy Barto

Rep. Barto: SB1270 gives patients more control of health care options

Improving patient care should always be the driving force behind any legislation introduced at the state capitol, which is why I introduced Senate Bill 1270, a bill to exempt certain medications from an insurance practice known as step therapy.
More sports

NHL Expanded Scoring Leaders

Through Saturday, May 15, 2021

English Results

LONDON (AP) - Results from English football:

English Summaries

Saturday Summaries from English football (home teams listed first):

NHL Scoring Leaders

Through Saturday, May 15, 2021
Nation

AP Week in Pictures: Global

May 8 - 14, 2021 From a Muslim boy standing beside his father performing an Eid al-Fitr prayer along with others in Pakistan, to a Palestinian mother mourning over her son, who was killed in …

Belugas to arrive at Mystic Aquarium after legal battle

MYSTIC, Conn. (AP) — Three Beluga whales are almost at their new home in a Connecticut aquarium after a legal battle to import them and two others from Canada. The whales were flown from Ontario …

Flames engulf cargo ship's remains off US coast; no injuries

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The remains of an overturned cargo ship being dismantled along the Georgia coast caught fire Friday as workers used torches to cut into the hull, sending up black smoke and …

A university honors its grads 51 years after police shooting

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Days after National Guard members killed four Kent State University students who were protesting the Vietnam War, white police officers marched onto the campus of a …

Onetime wunderkind Massachusetts mayor guilty of corruption

BOSTON (AP) — A former Massachusetts mayor first elected at the age of 23 by touting himself as a successful entrepreneur was convicted Friday of stealing money from investors in his start-up to …
World

Masks off, Poles cheer reopening of bars and restaurants

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poles pulled off their masks, hugged their friends and made toasts to their regained freedom as restaurants, bars and pubs reopened for the first time in seven months and the …

China cancels Everest climbs over fears of virus from Nepal

BEIJING (AP) — China has canceled attempts to climb Mount Everest from its side of the world's highest peak because of fears of importing COVID-19 cases from neighboring Nepal, state media …

China lands on Mars in latest advance for its space program

BEIJING (AP) — China has landed a spacecraft on Mars for the first time in the latest advance for its space program. The official Xinhua News Agency said Saturday that the lander had touched …

DIARY: In Gaza, bombs drop and the conflict again hits home

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — On Friday morning, a military airstrike smashed my family's farm in the northern Gaza Strip into a jagged mass of metal and splintered trees. An Israeli bomb had …

Cuba rolls out mass vaccines while awaiting study results

HAVANA (AP) — The jab didn't even hurt, and Mabel Aguilera figures it may finally let her see granddaughters on the other side of Cuba who she hasn't glimpsed during many months of pandemic …
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Business

Granholm: Normal service at gas pump likely by late Sunday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm says the nation is “over the hump” on gas shortages following a ransomware cyberattack that forced a shutdown of the nation’s largest …

Walmart to allow vaccinated shoppers, workers to go maskless

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, said Friday that it won’t require vaccinated shoppers or workers to wear a mask in its U.S. stores unless state or local laws say …

Granholm: Normal service at gas pump likely by late Sunday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm says the nation is “over the hump” on gas shortages following a ransomware cyberattack that forced a shutdown of the nation’s largest …

After Cabinet withdrawal, Neera Tanden lands White House job

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's lone Cabinet choice who was rebuffed by Congress has landed a job as a White House senior adviser. Neera Tanden had been Biden's pick to lead the Office …

Neighbors

Occupational therapy assistants use creative treatment including hippotherapy

Occupational therapy assistants play an important role in helping people with challenges and disabilities participate in everyday life activities. They are not confined to an office or desk for …

Meet Your Neighbor: Michelle Edwards, Arches Academy founder

Name: Michelle Edwards, founder and principal of Arches Academy, 1150 W. Superstition Blvd. in Apache Junction. Town/Neighborhood: Apache Junction When/Why I moved here: We originally moved …

Mesa resident Erin Connors graduates from Minnesota State University

Minnesota State University, Mankato, celebrated its 2021 spring semester student commencement by providing graduates “commencement-in-a-box” packages and personalized photo opportunities …

Maricopa Community Colleges honor MCC emerging artists

Eight Mesa Community College students recently received honors in Artists of Promise, a competition hosted by the Maricopa County Community Artists of Promise College District to highlight student …

Things to do

Salt River Tubing’s 41st anniversary ‘Rocking Rodeo Roundup’ May 15

Join Salt River Tubing at its 41st Anniversary Rocking Rodeo Roundup celebration on Saturday. Salt River Tubing’s hoedown is 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. May 15 with a cost of $19 plus tax and fees per …

West Valley Arts Council helps to unify community

Just over year ago, the West Valley Arts Council was missing something.

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum has summer exhibitions

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, 1 E. Main St., has four new summer exhibitions. They are: Passage, a collaborative site-specific installation of more than 7,000 unfired clay beads, each bead …

Western musical comedy opens at Fountain Hills Theater

The Ballad of Buzzard Basin, a brand-new, old-time cowboy musical that celebrates the essence, and yes, dag-nab-it, the quintessence of the old, old, old west, will be opening at Fountain Hills …

Entertainment

'Well, that's it.' 96-year-old DJ bids farewell in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (AP) — After more than seven decades in radio, a 96-year-old Hong Kong DJ bid farewell to his listeners Saturday with “Time to Say Goodbye,” sung by Sarah Brightman and Andrea …
These photos show the PopStroke franchise in Fort Myers, Florida, which features designs for the building and property that will be replicated in Glendale.

Tiger Woods’ putting complex coming to Glendale

Tiger Woods’ brand of putting courses is coming to Glendale.
FILE - This Aug. 26, 2019, file photo shows "Jersey Shore" cast member Ronnie Ortiz-Magro at the MTV Video Music Awards in Newark, N.J. Ortiz-Magro will not be charged after an arrest on suspicion of domestic violence in April 2021, but will charge the 35-year-old with a probation violation based on a domestic violence conviction in a different case in 2020. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

No charges for Ortiz-Magro after domestic violence arrest

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Jersey Shore” star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro will not be charged after an arrest on suspicion of domestic violence last month, authorities said Thursday. Los Angeles city …
This image released by Netflix shows Amy Adams in a scene from "The Woman in the Window." (Melinda Sue Gordon/Netflix via AP)

Review: 'Woman in the Window' is, alas, a muddled mess

The girl isn’t gone. There’s one on the train, and there’s another in the window. “Woman in the Window,” based on A.J. Finn’s 2018 best-seller, is the latest adaptation in a run on …
This image released by Netflix shows Ewan McGregor in a scene from "Halston," premiering Friday. (Atsushi Nishijima/Netflix via AP)

Ewan McGregor won't soon forget his fashion turn as Halston

NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine, if you will, a galaxy far, far away where the one-name fashion wonder Halston dresses Obi-Wan Kenobi in something fabulous from the swinging '70s. Ewan McGregor can. …