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The Latest: Utility regulator shares discredited theories

PHOENIX — An elected Arizona utility regulator has shared discredited conspiracy theories while trying to persuade energy and power providers not to require their employees to receive a COVID-19 …

Regulator shares discredited conspiracy theories about COVID

PHOENIX (AP) — An elected Arizona utility regulator has shared discredited conspiracy theories while trying to persuade energy and power providers not to require their employees to receive a …
Maricopa County ballots cast in the 2020 general election are being examined and recounted by contractors working for Florida-based company, Cyber Ninjas, who was hired by the Arizona State Senate at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Thursday, April 29, 2021. (Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic via AP, Pool)

Arizona Senate assures feds election recount is secure

PHOENIX (AP) — The Republican president of the Arizona Senate said in a letter Friday to the U.S. Justice Department that ballots being recounted from November's presidential election are secure …
HelloFresh announced Thursday it will open its largest U.S. production and distribution facility in Phoenix later this year.

HelloFresh expands operations with new Phoenix facility

HelloFresh, the meal-kit delivery service, announced it will open its newest production and distribution facility in Phoenix.
FILE - In this Tuesday, March 2, 2021 file photo, a pharmacy technician loads a syringe with Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine at a mass vaccination site at the Portland Expo in Portland, Maine. On Friday, March 7 The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting that Pfizer admitted in its COVID-19 clinical trial protocol document that vaccinated people can “shed” the vaccine, emitting materials that can spread to unvaccinated people by inhalation or skin contact.(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked …

Annual Arizona Taco Festival returns this October

The 11th Annual Taco Festival is making a comeback to Salt River Fields. The Two-day event is set to deliver another year of taco madness with more than 50 taco makers over two days -- …
Wigwam Creek Shopping Center at Indian School and Dysart roads has a mix of tenant businesses that include eateries, a fitness center, a salon and retailers. While some retail centers are full, other in the West Valley and surrounding area are struggling to attract tenants in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Office, retail spaces struggle in Valley boom

As Arizona slowly-but-surely recovers from the devastating impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, so does its commercial real estate industry.

Vigils, rallies mark day of awareness for Indigenous victims

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some shared agonizing stories of frustration and loss. Others prayed and performed ceremonies. All called for action. Across the U.S. on Wednesday, family members, …
In this Aug. 13, 2020, photo, a bathtub ring of light minerals delineates the high water mark on Lake Mead at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area near Boulder City, Nevada. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation projected last month that the water level at Lake Mead, which delivers water to Arizona, will fall below 1,075 feet for the first time in June 2021. If the lake remains below that level in August when the bureau issues its official projection for 2022, Arizona and Nevada will lose water. [John Locher/The Associated Press]

Farmers take hit, cities survive under Arizona 2022 water cutbacks

Arizona farmers will almost certainly have to operate with less water next year, as state and federal water officials project an historic shortage of the Colorado River’s water supply in …
Maricopa County ballots cast in the 2020 general election are being examined and recounted by contractors working for Florida-based company, Cyber Ninjas, who was hired by the Arizona State Senate at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Thursday, April 29, 2021. (Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic via AP, Pool)

Democrats, Arizona Senate in deal to ensure recount security

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Democratic Party has reached a deal with the Republican-controlled state Senate to ensure that voter and ballot privacy is guaranteed during an unprecedented recount of …
ENTERTAINMENT

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 …

Indie pop/rock group plays two shows

The local band A Girl Named Scot will perform at a house show 5:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, April 30, at 2314 E. Whitton Ave. Other artists performing are The Whitton, Local Bandits, Jam Now and John …
Guitar League members jam during a monthly session pre-COVID-19.

Guitar League to bring back live monthly meetings

The Phoenix chapter of the Guitar League will relaunch monthly live meetings beginning Tuesday, May 11.
George Catlin American, 1796-1872; North American Indians, 1844 Hand-colored lithograph. Plate 1 from the North American Indian Portfolio. Gift of Laura and Arch Brown.

Indigenous land exhibit opens at Heard Museum on May 7

Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave. in Phoenix, will present George Catlin on Indigenous Land exhibit May 7 through the fall of 2022.
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Saddle up for the Kentucky Derby Lawn Party at the Scottsdale Princess

ring your Southern charm, and the award-winning staff at the Scottsdale Princess will bring the frosty mint juleps. Join the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess for our annual Kentucky Derby Lawn Party …
Adults and youths can choose to take an art class from home, or in-person at the Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N. Third Street in downtown Phoenix.

Phoenix Center for the Arts offers summer classes

Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N. Third Street in downtown Phoenix, is offering some “cool” new classes plus longtime favorites this summer.
Ballet Arizona with Iconic Cocktail Co. will host a virtual cocktail lesson from 6 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom on Thursday, April 29.

Virtual cocktail workshop benefits Ballet Arizona

Ballet Arizona dancers, along with Matt Farrow and Kaylee Needley, owners of Iconic Cocktail Co., are hosting a virtual lesson on how to put a twist on the classic Moscow Mule.
Scorpius Dance Theatre presents: David + Lisa at 7:30 p.m., April 8-10 at The Pavilion at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St.

Scorpius Dance Theatre presents David+Lisa at Herberger Pavilion

Three days of a live dance performance returns to The Pavilion at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix, as Scorpius Dance Theatre brings its David + Lisa.

Wreaths Across America Radio to host veteran healing roundtable

Wreaths Across America Radio will hold the first in a series of four roundtable discussions focused on veteran healing through sharing stories of resilience, purpose and success at 7 p.m. Eastern time Thursday, March 25.
“Stubborn,” a self-portrait by Scottsdale artist Dana Corbo, and “Envy,” a portrait by Phoenix artist Jerome Fleming, are included in “I Am You, You Are Me: Portraits,” a new Scottsdale Public Art exhibition at the Civic Center Public Gallery.

Scottsdale Civic Center opens new exhibition ‘I Am You, You Are Me: Portraits’

Scottsdale Public Art is showing a juried portraits exhibition, “I Am You, You Are Me: Portraits,” at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Opinion

Oudenhoven: Mask wearing is supported by science

This is in response to the opinion from Bruce Lamb (“Some employees don’t live in Sun City”). Bruce, I too am tired of the pandemic. But science is science. You wanting to not …
Saul Anuzis

Anuzis: The larger promise of new vaccine tech

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced that fully vaccinated Americans can gather indoors with friends and family — without wearing masks or social distancing.

Pastors: Protect our voting rights

Esteemed DOJ leadership: We have authored this letter to request your immediate intervention in Arizona, on behalf of Black voters, who are currently being involuntarily and very likely …
Stroke survivor and Buckeye resident Stephanie Flynn poses with her family. [Courtesy of Abrazo Health]

Flynn: Young stroke survivor thanks Abrazo West care team

The morning started off like any other day, little did I know it would end up being the most dramatic day in my life.

Andrews: Calls for cooperation with police

I recall a couple of things my mother said to me that I believe still apply today: “Nothing good happens after midnight” and “Don’t go to places where bad things …
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