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Phoenix police ID young woman fatally shot at illegal party

PHOENIX (AP) — Police have identified an 18-year-old woman who was fatally shot at an illegal party in an empty Phoenix warehouse. They said Lalaina Baldison was one of five people shot early …

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The Phoenix Police Reserve Foundation donated four cars to the city's police department, including this specially wrapped Camaro.

Police foundation donates four cars to Phoenix

The Phoenix Police Reserve Foundation last week donated four new police vehicles to the city’s reserve division. The donation was made as part of an annual award ceremony on Friday at Chase …
Phoenix Police are investigating the death of a woman found in the Salt River on Tuesday.

Phoenix police: Woman's body found in bottom of Salt River

PHOENIX (AP) — A woman’s body has been found in the bottom of the Salt River in south Phoenix, according to police. They said officers responded to the scene after getting a call around 9:30 …
USS Arizona memorial at Talking Stick

Scottsdale tribe builds 5-acre memorial to USS Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) — The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community has built the 5-acre memorial near Scottsdale as a tribute to those who were aboard the USS Arizona when it was attacked and sank at …
Members of the Allegheny County Return Board process the remaining absentee and mail-in Allegheny County ballots, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, on the North Side in Pittsburgh. (Steve Mellon/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

Republicans face court setbacks, Trump law firm steps down

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Republicans suffered setbacks to court challenges over the presidential election in three battleground states on Friday while a law firm that came under fire for its work for …

County coronavirus cases rise sharply

Maricopa County saw huge jump in the number of COVID-19 cases reported on Friday. The county added 3,138 cases on Friday, close to triple the 1,325 cases it added on Thursday morning. Overall …

COVID survivor: Double lung transplant 'a walking miracle'

PHOENIX (AP) — Arthur Sanchez's memories of his various hospital stays are hazy but he hasn't forgotten how it felt when COVID-19 took away his ability to breathe. “I would probably compare it …
FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2020, file photo, a county worker collects mail-in ballots in a drive-thru mail-in ballot drop off area at the Clark County Election Department in Las Vegas. A state court legal fight to stop the counting of mail ballots in the Las Vegas area has ended after the Nevada Supreme Court Tuesday, Nov. 10, dismissed an appeal by the Donald Trump campaign and the state Republican party, at their request. The dismissal leaves two active legal cases in Nevada relating to the 2020 presidential election, as a small number of remaining ballots are counted. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

EXPLAINER: Trump's challenges fail to prove election fraud

A barrage of lawsuits and investigations led by President Donald Trump's campaign and allies has not come close to proving a multi-state failure that would call into question his loss to …

Allure of the thrill of iRacing attracts 74-year-old racer to growing esport arena

Local 74-year-old race car enthusiast Jerry Weaver gets behind the wheel every Monday and Tuesday as he races with people all over the world from the comfort of his own home. Mr. Weaver, not your …

Skateboarding academy imparts life lessons to foster children teaching ‘Skate-or-Die’ mentality

The +swappow PLUS Foundation is launching a new virtual skateboarding academy to continue serving the foster care community in Arizona. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, +swappow PLUS, a …

As Arizona restaurants evolve in a pandemic world Qwick, qualified on-demand staffing proves essential

The Arizona service industry has become, some would argue, the most volatile employment sector of the modern economy --- and no other time has it been more difficult to maintain essential levels of …
ENTERTAINMENT
A free socially-distanced visit with Santa from Storybook Entertainment will be held with photos for children from 1– 4 p.m. on Dec. 6 in front of the fountain on High Street in City North in Desert Ridge Santa.

Families can get free photos with Santa

Three Valley real estate industry companies are collecting money and toys for Homeward Bound, which is a nonprofit that helps struggling families experiencing homelessness.
A public opening, with an opportunity to meet some of the featured artists and the curator, will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, coinciding with the special “Canal Convergence” Scottsdale ArtWalk.

Royse Contemporary will have public opening for 'Emotions Revisited'

Royse Contemporary will present “Emotions Revisited,” an exhibition exploring feelings, expression of emotion, and knowledge through emotion translated into artwork and the creative process.

Phoenix Theatre Co. thinks outside the box to stage shows amid COVID-19

A new community effort between two Phoenix entities is seeking to bring live theater back to the masses in the Valley of the Sun. This month, Phoenix Theatre Co. and the Central United Methodist …
Artist Jen Urso

Meet the Artist: Urso creates for Canal Convergence

 Jen Urso, of Phoenix, is looking forward to showcasing her talents for the Canal Convergence.
From November to May, artist-in-residence, Carrie Curran, instructs guests using acrylic on canvas to create their own masterpiece for Mimosa & Monet art classes at Hermosa Inn, 5532 N. Palo Cristi Road in Paradise Valley.

Mimosa & Monet art classes return at Hermosa Inn

The Hermosa Inn, 5532 N. Palo Cristi Road in Paradise Valley, will offer its Mimosa & Monet art class series.
The Royal Palms Resort and Spa, 5200 E. Camelback Road in Phoenix, will hold its first outdoor live music and classic series from Oct. 23 to Dec. 18.

Royal Palms hosts outdoor live music, classic movie series starting on Oct. 23

The Royal Palms Resort and Spa, 5200 E. Camelback Road in Phoenix, presents its first outdoor live-music and classic- series starting on Oct. 23, running through the end of the year.

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Spoke Art Gallery to host Pop Art Exhibition sequel

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and Spoke Art Gallery recently announced the return of the “Frank Lloyd Wright: Timeless” art exhibition, but in a new, virtual format.
Courtesy From PBS film: Beth Ames Swartz/Reminders of Invisible Light.Beth Ames Swartz in her studio

Shemer Art Center names Beth Ames Swartz a 2020 Shemer Honors honoree

The Shemer Art Center has selected an Arizona-based mixed-media artist, Beth Ames Swartz, whose career spans nearly 60 years, as the 2020 Shemer Honors honoree.
There will be an option to enjoy the ride in a “carriage” for 2-6 or 7-12 guests.

Holiday Lights at Salt River Fields shines, Nov. 23-Dec. 31

Holiday Lights at Salt River Fields kicks off on Nov. 23 with a dazzling drive-through holiday light experience, debuting to celebrate the season.
The Halloween Town Pumpkin Patch will run from 4 to 9 p.m., Monday–Friday and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday–Sunday on Oct. 22 through Halloween.

Halloween Town Pumpkin Patch haunts, Oct. 22-31

The Halloween Town Pumpkin Patch annual event is going above and beyond to ensure families can still have an enjoyable experience this season despite the scary “new normal.”
Opinion
Josh Gottheimer

Gottheimer: Democrats, Republicans, stop fighting and get something done

Editor's note:  This opinion appeared on No Labels NoLabels.org, a national organization working to revive bipartisanship and to move Washington beyond gridlock to solutions to challenges faced …
A deer has its eyes and ears on a passerby while foraging for food near a public park in Hillsborough, N.C., Wednesday, July 8, 2020. [AP Photo/Gerry Broome]

AAA Arizona: Tips to prevent animal collisions

During the fall months, drivers face an increased risk of animal-related crashes as deer and other wildlife begin to migrate and find their way onto highways and into suburban neighborhoods.
Clint Hickman

Hickman: Election conducted with ‘integrity, transparency’

Members of the Board of Supervisors continue to hear from government leaders and the public about the integrity of Maricopa County elections. We want to assure you that proper steps have been taken to ensure a full and accurate count of all votes.

Cowdrey: Calls for unity among Americans

A few weeks ago I received a picture of a bird. The caption read: It doesn’t make any difference whether it is a left wing or a right wing, it is the same bird! Put this in another …
Rookhuyzen: Old US 60 bridge shows original way to cross Queen Creek

It’s a question as old as transportation itself: How are we going to get across that? Whether it be a river, creek, wash, arroyo, canyon or crevice, getting a vehicle from one side to the other is a prime concern when it comes to building roads.

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