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Elvis Costello will perform in Phoenix on Wednesday, Nov. 10.

Tickets go on sale Friday for Elvis Costello

Tickets for Elvis Costello’s first live Valley appearance since 2008 go on sale Friday.
A rendering of the newly renamed Footprint Center court. Footprint announced a long-term partnership with the Phoenix Suns organization that goes beyond putting its name on the building.

Footprint Center kicks it into high gear

The Phoenix Suns may have ended their season sooner than hoped, but the team’s home arena is just getting started.
A rendering of the newly-named Footprint Center, home of the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury. The partnership will help build toward a plastic-free future at the entertainment venue.

Suns, Mercury arena steps into new name

The Phoenix Suns may be just two games away from the NBA Championship, but the team’s home is already undergoing some changes.
Ballet Arizona opens its new season Oct. 29.

Ballet Arizona to kick off 2021-2022 season in October

Ballet Arizona is set to present its 2021-2022 season by celebrating a revival from the pandemic and overcoming the pause in arts programs across the nation.

Newnam paints Desert Ridge mural amid 50-state project

• My name is: Kayla Newnam • I live in: Phoenix, AZ • I create: Large-scale outdoor and indoor murals, paintings, pop-up cards, puzzles and anything else creative that seems fun …
Work crews remove rubberized asphalt as part of the 10 Broadway Curve reconstruction in this undated file photo.

Rubberized asphalt removal: Interstate 10 Broadway Curve reconstruction under way

It’s go time! If you’ve noticed things are starting to look a little different on Interstate 10 in the Southeast Valley, you’re not alone. Crews have started the first phase of work …

Sellers: AZ GOP denying reality with election ‘audit’

It has now been 10 months since the November 2020 election, yet the Arizona Senate Republican leadership continues to deny reality. The election held in Maricopa County was one of the best run …

Wolf: Posse needs more recognition

This is in response to Diana Graettinger about Posse (“Posse patrols enhanced with 3 areas”). I’m writing because I want to express appreciation. Your article made me realize …
Jon Riches

Riches: A state solution to the administrative state

A new paper out today from the Goldwater Institute argues that state legislatures can and should play a role in reducing the power of the administrative state through laws that ensure the judiciary remains fair, impartial and independent when deciding cases involving administrative agencies.

Carter: Article gave lots of coyote facts

I read your recent article (“Coyotes infiltrate neighborhood”). Ironically, just one week before reading it, I took a tour at the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center in Scottsdale. …
Jennifer A. Jones

Jones: 4 ways volunteering can be good for you

Volunteering tends to benefit the volunteers themselves in at least four different ways.

Mishra: What is a breakthrough infection?

If you’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, maybe you figured you no longer need to worry about contracting the coronavirus.

Cadwell: Getting your immune system ready for back to school, work

Back to school/work is here with a mixture of excitement and hesitation as we return to face-to-face interactions. It behooves us, therefore, to equip our bodies with the best strategies to stay …

Copeland: Calls for new candidate for 2024 election

Regarding the recent article, (“AP FACT CHECK: Proven falsehoods retold at event,”, July 26, 2021), I voted for Donald Trump in 2016 and 2020, but I’ve heard the …

Harding: SR 89 renamed in honor of Granite Mountain Hotshots

A 56-mile stretch of State Route 89 between Wickenburg and Chino Valley was recently renamed the “Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial Highway” in honor of the brave firefighters who were lost battling the Yarnell Hill Fire on June 30, 2013.
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