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NEWS ACROSS THE VALLEY
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Wishes for Teachers builds bridge to close Arizona classroom funding gap

A fundamental keystone to what makes America a special place is equitable access to quality public education no matter where a young person calls home. But despite this agreed-upon truth, for …

Iron Mountain Executes Six Megawatt Pre-Lease with Fortune 100 Customer at AZP-2 Data Center in Phoenix

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 24, 2020-- Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the storage and information management services company, today announced that it has signed a six megawatt data …

Arizona Metals Corp announces that Kay Mine drilling up-dip of the Hinge Zone intersects 39.9 m of 3.4% CuEq (incl. 3.5 m of 11.6% CuEq and 3.5 m of 6.6% CuEq) and down-dip hits 38.4 m of 2.9% CuEq, (incl. 12.5 m of 6.0 % CuEq)

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 24, 2020-- Arizona Metals Corp. (TSX.V:AMC) (the “Company” or “Arizona Metals”) is pleased to announce that all four recently completed holes at its Kay Mine …

Black man held at gunpoint by Arizona officer seeks $2.5M

PHOENIX (AP) — A Black man filed a $2.5 million claim Wednesday against the city of Tempe, Arizona, after a police officer held him at gunpoint while looking for a white suspect at a hotel. The …

Zero Mass Water Becomes SOURCE Global, PBC to Supply Renewable Drinking Water Around the World

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 23, 2020-- Zero Mass Water, Inc., the pioneering company making drinking water a renewable resource through its SOURCE® Hydropanels, today announced that …
First responders
Fred Cuthbertson was not happy when a fellow police officer shared Apple’s voice talk assistant, Siri, answered a question about terrorists by directing users to police departments. The …
PHOENIX — Prosecutors have declined to criminally charge an Arizona state trooper in the fatal shooting of a Black man during a roadside struggle nearly four months ago that inspired protests …
PHOENIX (AP) — Federal authorities said Wednesday they found around 65 immigrants suspected of being in the country illegally while serving drug-related search warrants at two Phoenix-area …
More sports

Pandemic playoffs: Brewers, Astros in despite losing records

Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers got off to a ragged start this year. They never got above .500. And they dropped their last game to finish with a losing record. Guess what? They’re …

A's beat Mariners 6-2, earn 2 seed and will face White Sox

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mark Canha drove in four runs and the Oakland Athletics came back to beat the Seattle Mariners 6-2 on Sunday in their final tune-up before the postseason. Oakland’s …

Wilson throws 5 more TD passes, Seahawks beat Cowboys 38-31

SEATTLE (AP) — DK Metcalf made up for a huge first-half blunder by catching a 29-yard touchdown pass from Russell Wilson with 1:47 remaining, and the Seattle Seahawks held off the Dallas Cowboys …

Phillies eliminated from race by AL East champion Rays, 5-0

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies were eliminated from the playoff race Sunday with a 5-0 loss to rookie pitcher Josh Fleming the AL East champion Tampa Bay …
Nation

Authorities: Man requested money to shoot Louisville police

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man who authorities accuse of requesting $30,000 to shoot police officers in Louisville in a social media video while he was brandishing a gun has been …

Organizer arrested after driving car into California protest

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An organizer of a Southern California demonstration against racism was in jail Sunday on suspicion of attempted murder after authorities say she drove through a crowd and struck …

Deadly microbe water warning lifted for final Texas city

LAKE JACKSON, Texas (AP) — Environmental officials in Texas have lifted a warning for a final Houston-area community to stop using tap water because it might be tainted with a deadly brain-eating …

Appellate court halts Wisconsin ballot-counting extension

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Sunday temporarily halted a six-day extension for counting absentee ballots in Wisconsin's presidential election, a momentary victory for Republicans …

Federal appeals court temporarily halts six-day extension for counting ballots in battleground Wisconsin.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal appeals court temporarily halts six-day extension for counting ballots in battleground Wisconsin.
World

Police end Mexico toll booth takeovers after 8 months

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Of all the forms of protest in Mexico, taking over highway toll booths is one of the odder and more lucrative. Protesters often take over the booths for a few hours and charge …

11 killed in bar shooting in Mexico's most violent state

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Gunmen killed 11 people, including four women, early Sunday in a bar in the central Mexico state of Guanajuato. State prosecutors said the bullet-ridden bodies were found at a …

Greek police arrest 3 human traffickers, free 7 captives

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek police said Sunday they have arrested three men of Pakistani origin for keeping seven people, including an Afghan family of four, whom they had helped cross into …

Greens win mayoral runoffs in 3 west German cities

BERLIN (AP) — Candidates for the environmentalist Greens won mayoral runoff votes in three west German cities Sunday, underscoring the party's strength a year before national elections. The …

Russian dissident Navalny recovering faster than expected

BERLIN (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is recovering from the suspected assassination attempt last month faster than expected, one of his aides said Sunday. Navalny, and spent …
Entertainment
Boys play outside a fort that was converted into a photography museum overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, in Rabat, Morocco, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

Morocco faces down COVID spread with tough rules

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — With air and sea borders closed for months and eight cities barring people from entering or leaving, Morocco has been pulling out the stops to stanch the spread of …
Women share a light moment while attending a social gathering in a poor neighbourhood in Mbare, Harare, Friday, Sept,18, 2020. As Zimbabwe's coronavirus infections decline, strict lockdowns designed to curb the disease are being replaced by a return to relatively normal life. The threat has eased so much that many people see no need to be cautious, which has invited complacency. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Progress against virus brings complacency in parts of Africa

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — With Zimbabwe’s coronavirus infections on the decline, schools are reopening, along with churches, bars, restaurants, airports and tourist attractions. Strict lockdowns …
Miami Heat's Bam Adebayo (13) and Boston Celtics' Daniel Theis (27) battle for the ball during the second half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Celtics control second half, top Heat to win Game 5 in East

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Their season saved for at least two more days, Boston coach Brad Stevens offered the most succinct assessment of his Celtics. “We're prideful," Stevens …
This cover image released by Asthmatic Kitty! shows "The Ascension" by Sufjan Stevens. (Asthmatic Kitty! via AP)

Review: Sufjan Stevens creates electronic world of inquiry

Sufjan Stevens, “The Ascension” (Asthmatic Kitty) Synthesized drums and dissected, distorted vocals open the upbeat electronic track “Lamentations” as Sufjan Stevens sings out: “I was …
This cover image released by Honey, You’re Gonna Be Late Records shows "Daughter" by Lydia Loveless. (Honey, You’re Gonna Be Late Records via AP)

Review: Lydia Loveless deals with tough times on ‘Daughter’

Lydia Loveless, “Daughter” (Honey, You’re Gonna Be Late Records) Lydia Loveless has been through much in the past few years and “Daughter,” her first original album since 2016, keeps her …
Business

NY Times: Trump paid $750 in US income taxes in 2016, 2017

President Donald Trump paid no federal income taxes in 10 of the past 15 years, according to a report Sunday in The New York Times. Trump, who has fiercely guarded his tax filings and is the only …

Macron 'ashamed' of Lebanon's political leaders amid crisis

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron assailed Hezbollah and the entire Lebanese political class Sunday, and warned of a new civil war if they can’t set aside personal and religious …

Nearly a year after sudden exit, Shepard Smith returns to TV

NEW YORK (AP) — Two weeks shy of a year after abruptly quitting Fox News Channel with a declaration that “truth will always matter,” Shepard Smith returns to television this week at his …

TikTok fate in the balance as judge weighs app store ban

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for TikTok pleaded with a U.S. federal judge on Sunday to delay the Trump Administration's ban of the popular video sharing program from app stores set to take effect at the …

Travel

Virus disrupting Rio's Carnival for first time in a century

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A cloud of uncertainty that has hung over Rio de Janeiro throughout the coronavirus pandemic has been lifted, but gloom remains — the annual Carnival parade of flamboyant …

Virus delays Rio's Carnival for first time in a century

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro delayed its annual Carnival parade, saying Thursday night that the global spectacle cannot go ahead in February because of Brazil’s continued vulnerability to …

Groups decry proposal to roll back Alaska forest protections

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is proposing to exempt the country’s largest national forest from a ban on timber harvests and road building in roadless areas, a move conservation …

Park identifies hunter killed by bear in Alaska as Ohio man

COPPER CENTER, Alaska (AP) — The hunter killed by a grizzly bear last weekend in a remote part of Alaska's Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve was identified Thursday by park officials as …

Things to do

Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park continues reopening plans

Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park reopened Sept. 3 with rave reviews from visitors and moved forward Sept. 19 with the second phase of their reopening plan.

Honor first-responders at in-person, virtual events in the Phoenix metro area

This year marks the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. The date is now …

Arizona volunteers sought for Adopt a Highway program

A lot has changed over the last few months, but there is still a need for volunteers to help keep Arizona looking its best.

Arizona arts poised to stage a comeback

With innovative approaches and support from area patrons and other sources, local arts groups are adapting to continue their missions in the community.

Valley Voices

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on many stressors, including emotional hardships that can impact the overall health and mental well-being of Arizonans.

Greeney: Calls new development 'wasteful'

Who approved the “Beachfront Resort” in Glendale? Eleven-acre man-made lagoon with sandy beaches! Where is this water coming from? We live in a desert, man. Look around at the fires, …

Some tips to reduce risk of falls and injury

The coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot of things. One thing that’s still the same? Falling is not a normal part of aging.

Bialek: Calls on votes for Joe Biden

President Trump, you have had almost four years to lead the United States and have failed us by your own choosing. Whether it be in foreign policy or domestic policy, you have not protected the …

Adopt a Highway: National CleanUp day is in the bag

This year marked the third in a call to action for Adopt a Highway group participation on National CleanUp Day on Sept. 19, and more than 60 volunteer groups and hundreds of volunteers in 13 Arizona counties displayed community pride by caring for their adopted segments.