Your nonpartisan digital daily news source
E-edition

E-edition

Read the latest print edition here.


View this issue

Browse other issues

Your Valley Daily News Brief

Subscribe

* indicates required
DAILY INDEPENDENT NEWSLETTERS
NEWS ACROSS THE VALLEY
Valley and State

Mega Broadband Investments and Cable One Announce Strategic Partnership

SHAWNEE, Okla. & PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 28, 2020-- Mega Broadband Investments Holdings LLC ("MBI" or the “Company”) and Cable One, Inc. (NYSE: CABO) (“Cable One”) announced today …

SRP survey:  40% of Arizona electric vehicle drivers say  costs lower than expected

SRP today released the results from its Electric Vehicle (EV) Community survey completed by 1,269 SRP customers between Aug. 24 and Sept. 17, 2020.

Judge: Man charged in 2006 Iraq slayings to remain jailed

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge in Arizona has ruled that an Iraqi immigrant arrested on charges of participating in the 2006 killings of two police officers in Iraq will remain jailed until his extradition …
Education

Back to school — but is it safe? Valley education officials set return dates

As some local school districts plan to reopen for in-person instruction at area campuses, federal officials warn young children can carry and transmit the novel coronavirus without ever showing symptoms.
new coronavirus

Arizona tops 5,600 deaths of COVID-19

Arizona has added 457 cases and 35 deaths of COVID-19 overnight, according to the state Department of Health Services. As of the morning of Saturday, Sept. 26, the ADHS reports 216,826 positive …
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

Giolito dazzles, Abreu slugs White Sox past A's in opener

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Lucas Giolito dazzled in his postseason debut, stymieing the Oakland Athletics through six perfect innings and sending the Chicago White Sox to a 4-1 victory in the opener of …

Chisox ace Giolito loses bid for perfect game in 7th vs A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Chicago White Sox ace Lucas Giolito allowed a clean single up the middle to start the seventh inning, ending his bid for a perfect game against the Oakland Athletics in their …

LeBron and the Heat, together again at the NBA Finals

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James wants to beat the Miami Heat. The Miami Heat want to beat LeBron James. These shouldn’t be surprising notions to anyone, not with a title at …

Column: Shortened season creating extra year of opportunity

Three weeks into the new PGA Tour season, Tyler McCumber might be the first example of how the COVID-19 pandemic that shut down golf for three months can provide second chances. McCumber had the …
Nation

Kwanza Hall, Robert Franklin advance to runoff in special election for remainder of John Lewis’ term in Congress

ATLANTA (AP) — Kwanza Hall, Robert Franklin advance to runoff in special election for remainder of John Lewis’ term in Congress.

Trump intel chief unveils unverified Russian info about Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's top intelligence official said Tuesday that he has declassified Russian intelligence alleging damaging information about Democrats during the 2016 …

Former ComEd vice president pleads guilty in bribery scheme

CHICAGO (AP) — A former ComEd vice president pleaded guilty Tuesday to his role in what prosecutors say was a long-running bribery conspiracy in which the energy utility sought legislative support …

UN council urges speedy halt to Nagorno-Karabakh fighting

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council called on Armenia and Azerbaijan Tuesday to immediately halt fighting over the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh and urgently resume talks …

Federal appellate judges uphold Wisconsin ballot extension

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a six-day extension for counting absentee ballots in Wisconsin’s presidential election, handing Democrats a victory in their fight …
World

Experts find about 15 skeletal remains in central Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in Mexico’s most violent state said they have found skeletal remains that may belong to the bodies of about 15 people near the city of Irapuato. Relatives of …

UN: Libya rivals reach preliminary pact on prisoner exchange

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations says talks between Libyan rivals in Egypt have concluded with preliminary agreements to exchange prisoners and open up air and land transit across the country's …

Myanmar says militants hampering return of Rohingya refugees

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A top Myanmar official on Tuesday accused a militant group and its supporters of hampering the repatriation of over 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled a military crackdown in …

North Korea on virus threat: 'Under safe and stable control'

North Korea on Tuesday called on the world's governments to “display effective leadership” in the fight against COVID-19 and said its own measures against the pandemic, which it called …

Belarus pulls popular news site's credentials amid protests

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarusian authorities said Tuesday that an independent media outlet that has extensively covered over seven weeks of protests against the country's authoritarian president …
Entertainment
This image released by Netflix shows Dick Johnson in a scene from "Dick Johnson is Dead," premiering Oct. 2, on Netflix. (Netflix via AP)

Review: In 'Dick Johnson Is Dead,' a celebration of life

Kirsten Johnson's last film, the autobiographical collage was an astonishing compendium of what she, as a cinematographer, had seen in her life behind a lens. Her extraordinary new film, was spurred …

Influencers behaving badly: Mexico kicks them out of ruins

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Archaeological authorities in Mexico said Tuesday they kicked cast members of a popular local “Jersey Shore”-style reality show out of the Mayan ruins of Uxmal after they …

Disney to lay off 28,000 at its parks in California, Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Squeezed by limits on attendance at its theme parks and other restrictions due to the pandemic, The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday it planned to lay off 28,000 workers in its …

Wall Street trader gets 5 years in prison in Ponzi scheme

NEW YORK (AP) — A former Wall Street trader was sentenced Monday to over five years in prison after admitting to defrauding investors of $19 million in a Ponzi scheme. Paul Rinfret, 71, of …
This image released by LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions shows Alicia Vikander as Gloria Steinem, left, and Janelle Monae as Dorothy Pitman Hughes in a scene from "The Glorias," premiering Wednesday on Amazon Prime. (LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions via AP)

Review: A smart portrait of a living legend in ‘The Glorias'

Gloria Steinem is always in conversation with herself in “ ,” a sprawling and thoughtful biopic of the writer and activist. Director Julie Taymor knows better than to try to capture her entire …
Business

Trump approves permit for Alaska cross-border railroad line

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday approved a permit for a proposed rail line connecting Alaska and Canada. So-called presidential permits are required for certain …

US Chamber of Commerce parts ways with top strategist

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce parted ways Tuesday with its longtime political strategist, as the organization, once a Republican stalwart, has demonstrated a more bipartisan …

The Dallas Morning News editor resigns after 6-year tenure

DALLAS (AP) — Mike Wilson announced Tuesday that he will resign as editor of The Dallas Morning News after a six-year tenure. that Wilson revealed in a note to his staff that he will remain with …

California's wine country residents face fire fatigue

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Will Abrams and his family packed their pickup truck with laptops, clothes, sleeping bags and a tent and quickly left their rental home in California's wine country after seeing …

Travel

Unfriendly skies: Airline workers brace for mass layoffs

DETROIT (AP) — The worries are growing for United Airlines flight attendant Jordy Comeaux. In a few days, he’ll be among roughly 40,000 airline workers whose jobs are likely to evaporate in an …

Hybrid Paris Fashion Week, both physical and digital, begins

PARIS (AP) — Christian Dior on Tuesday was the first major fashion house to stage a traditional ready-to-wear runway show in Paris since the coronavirus pandemic hit in March. The show headlined …

Botswana extends emergency measures to combat virus

GABORONE, Botswana (AP) — Botswana has extended its state of emergency for a further six months to combat the spread of COVID-19. The southern African country will maintain several restrictions, …

Clipped wings: Virus turns tennis pros' flights into ordeals

PARIS (AP) — For the part of their job that some tennis players have always disliked — flying — Jack Sock says he toyed with what would have been a novel solution to the problem of how to stay …

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

Oliver: Grateful for gratitude over poem

To Bob and Lois King: Thank you so much for acknowledging my husband’s poem re: our son (“Grateful for poet’s shared words on loss,” Daily Independent, Sept. 23, 2020). …

Seniors: Get your flu shot this fall — it’s important

Getting vaccinated for the flu this fall is more important than ever.

Swanson: Cruise set to support law enforcement

As I turned on the evening news, I learned that tragically two more law enforcement officers were shot today in the line of duty — this time in Louisville. Anyone in law enforcement today …

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, …