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Scottsdale native Camden Pulkinen has been spending recent years in Colorado, training amongst the best figure skaters in the country in hopes to be one of the best skaters in the world. more
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday released its preliminary report on last month’s fatal crash of a small plane in southern Arizona, but it doesn’t list a … more
CAMERON, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona utility has signed an agreement with the Navajo Nation to get solar power from a new facility on the reservation. The Salt River Project and the Navajo Nation … more
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru declared an environmental emergency on Thursday after announcing that 21 beaches on the Pacific coast were contaminated by an oil spill at a refinery run by Spain-based … more
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian samba singer Elza Soares died in her Rio de Janeiro home on Thursday afternoon, family members said on the artist's official Instagram account. She was 91. The … more
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Kyle Rittenhouse, the Illinois man acquitted of fatally shooting two men and wounding a third during street protests in Kenosha in 2020, is seeking the return of the gun and … more

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva has contracted COVID-19 for the second time. The Arizona Democrat and chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee said Thursday he has minor … more
Mesa police used a net grappler on the front of a truck to catch a moving vehicle and arrest a suspect accused of firing a handgun at a home. At around 8:43 a.m. Jan. 18, Mesa police responded to … more
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Thursday said he spoke by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin about cooperation between the two countries. The call … more
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Trying to defuse large protests by environmentalists, Serbia’s populist government said Thursday that it was canceling all licenses for mining giant Rio Tinto to open a … more
HAVANA (AP) — Cuban courts have wrapped up the hearing phase of six mass trials for people accused of involvement in the largest and most unruly protests on the island in decades, leaving more than … more
The first half of Paradise Valley’s $50,000 investment to the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee has been paid with the execution of a new contract. The Committee sought $341,959, but after … more
A local Sun City West organization is preparing to face multiple challenges in 2022. more

Mesa Public Library cardholders can read thousands of magazines and newspapers online and free of charge. The library is now offering free access to PressReader. The digital service allows library … more
People coming into Sun City will see an updated welcome soon. more
Mesa Community College dental hygiene students are accepting appointments for discounted teeth cleanings and oral health screenings on Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral … more
ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia prosecutor investigating possible attempts to interfere in the 2020 general election by former President Donald Trump and others has asked for a special grand jury to aid … more
BERLIN (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Thursday that talks with Iran over its nuclear program are at a “decisive moment,” and warned that Washington and its allies may change … more
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Most fraternities at the University of Southern California will be allowed to start having parties again in March if security guards are posted at stairs or hallways in … more
Donors gave more than $90,000 last year to the nonprofit Friends of Apache Junction for city programs including police, animal control and parks and recreation. The mission of the Friends of Apache … more

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly approved an Israeli-sponsored resolution Thursday condemning any denial of the Holocaust and urging all nations and social media companies “to take … more
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tohono O’odham woman was found not guilty Wednesday on federal misdemeanor charges stemming from her protest of border wall construction on her tribe's ancestral land. … more
This week, the city of Goodyear will celebrate the life and legacy of its former mayor, the late Georgia Lord who died in December while serving her final term in office.  Speakers will range … more
People’s mental health has taken hit after hit as the COVID-19 pandemic enters its second year in the U.S. A new study shows that, as a result, prescription medication for mental health issues is at an all-time high. more
NEW YORK (AP) — Antibiotic-resistant germs caused more than 1.2 million deaths globally in one year, according to new research that suggests that these “superbugs" have joined the ranks of the … more
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