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TRANSPORTATION

Broadway Curve project on schedule

PHOENIX — With 1,169 miles of interstate highway in Arizona, plus stretches of federal and state highways that are built as freeways, it’s easy to see why it seems one freeway or another …
CITY

Glendale will ‘pause’ $70M downtown renovation amid disagreements

The upcoming $70 million downtown renovation in Glendale in its current form is on “pause" as new ideas will move the project forward.
Government

Tempe reinvests in infrastructure after U.S. 60 flooding

On May 7, the city of Tempe experienced a very dangerous first. A water main broke on the U.S 60 freeway, flooding the highway, damaging the concrete and closing a main arterial for over a week. 
'THE BOSS'

'El Jefe' the jaguar, famed in US, photographed in Mexico

They call him “El Jefe.” He is at least 12 years old, and his crossing of the heavily guarded U.S.-Mexico border has sparked celebrations on both sides. A coalition of conservation groups says …
Sponsored Content

First Interstate Bank Arrives in Arizona After Successful Merger with Great Western Bank

Three months after joining forces, First Interstate is pleased to announce Great  Western Bank locations in Arizona have opened for business as First Interstate. While the logo on the front door …
FIRST RESPONDERS

Mesa police arrest suspect in hit-and-run involving 4-year-old

Mesa police have arrested a 48-year-old woman as the suspect in a hit-and-run that sent a 4-year-old girl to the hospital Sunday afternoon. The girl was injured about 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, by a …
EVENT

9/11 Tower Challenge to make Glendale return

The 9/11 Tower Challenge returns to Glendale, and registration is now open.
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Adicet Reports Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results and Provides Business Updates

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. & BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 10, 2022--Adicet Bio, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACET), a clinical stage biotechnology company discovering and developing first-in-class allogeneic gamma …

Russian oil shipments to central Europe expected to resume

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Oil shipments from Russia through a critical pipeline to several European countries should resume soon after a problem over payments for the transit was resolved, …

Security firm finds flaws in Indian online insurance broker

NEW DELHI (AP) — Last month, a small cybersecurity firm told a major Indian online insurance brokerage it had found critical vulnerabilities in the company’s internet-facing network that could …

Russia targets reporter with raid, probe over war criticism

Russian authorities on Wednesday raided the home of a former state TV journalist who quit after making an on-air protest against Moscow’s war in Ukraine, and launched a criminal case against her on …
Around the Region
West Valley

The spirit of community is alive and well in Peoria.

Bebe Lovitt owned a 1913 and a 1926 Ford Model T and belonged to two Phoenix antique car clubs when she came to Sun City in 1977.
People who adore pets have a chance to share the spotlight.
Knights of Columbus Our Lady of Lourdes Council 11809 in Sun City West was awarded the distinction of Star Council, the international organization’s top honor for local councils.
With such a busy agenda for its July  26 meeting, it wasn't surprising the Buckeye Planning and Zoning Commission ended up tabling one item. The item — preliminary plat approval for …
Phoenix

Located within the Arizona Grand Resort, Aunt Chilada’s, a Mexican restaurant open since 1986 in Tempe, recently caused some concern for neighboring communities about excessive noise with extended hours of operation.

Catholic Education Arizona, Arizona's largest Catholic School Tuition Organization, welcomes three new members to its board of directors.
The Phoenix Police Department announced Monday that officers uncovered 39,000 fetanyl pill and cash after pulling over a vehicle. Officers found probable cause during the stop last week that the …
Federal and county officials announced Monday that $1 million in federal Community Project Funding has been secured for bioscience program development at the Maricopa Community Colleges.  In …
Phoenix police are looking for a 5-month-old girl who was taken from her foster family Saturday night. The girl, Eunice Salinas, was in the care of her foster family when her biological mother, …
East Valley

Arizona National Live Book Launch has partnered with the Thunderbird School of Global Management & Arizona State University to host Richie Norton’s Live Book Launch event for his new book “Anti-Time Management” at the Skysong Center in Scottsdale.

The Chandler Public Library has added two new amenities to its online website, according to a library blog post.  The resources are a Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center and Home Improvement …
Gilbert Public Schools started its new school year in July this year, the result of a new calendar the governing board passed the plan in February 2021.
The Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels 10th annual Black-Tie Night of Hope Gala is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 24, 6-10 p.m. at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, located at 6902 E. Greenway Parkway, …
Youth performers from Queen Creek and San Tan Valley are enjoying the applause at the Mesa Arts Center for their performances in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” following …
Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices

Kelly: Spending bill? Yeah, but what’s in it for me?

An open letter to Sen. Sinema: I have concerns about this Manchin-Schumer spending bill you agreed to sign...

O’Connor: Authoritarians in Congress must be voted out

We are not Hungary. It was chilling to read about the standing ovations in response to Victor Orbán’s speech at CPAC-Dallas last week...

Copeland: Kari Lake pushes Big Lie; that’s a bad idea

I am really confused now that Kari Lake has declared herself the winner of the Republican governor’s race...

Perl: Newspaper wrong to publish article about Trump donors

The two-page flashy article entitled “Arizona donors double down after Jan. 6 panel questions Trump election fund” has me very irked...

Qaasim: Do you need COVID-19 vaccination but can’t leave home? Programs will bring it to you

Being unable to leave your home shouldn’t be a barrier to getting vaccinated against COVID-19...
Valley sports

Diamondbacks host the Pirates on home winning streak

The Arizona Diamondbacks, on a three-game home winning streak, host the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Castro loses phone in Pirates' 6-4 loss to Diamondbacks

Pittsburgh infielder Rodolfo Castro lost his phone on the field and the Pirates were stymied by rookie Tommy Henry in a 6-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Henry was sharp in his Chase Field debut, …

Pirates' Castro has phone fly from back pocket during slide

Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Rodolfo Castro apparently can’t go anywhere without his phone. Called up from Triple-A Indianapolis before the game, Castro slid headfirst into third base in the …
National sports

FIFA looks to start World Cup in Qatar 1 day earlier

The World Cup in Qatar could start one day earlier than scheduled. A person familiar with the proposal tells The Associated Press that FIFA is looking at a plan to let the host nation play Ecuador on …

High note: Mets closer Díaz trumpets saves in sound of Citi

Mets reliever Edwin Díaz has become baseball's most dominant closer this year and turned into the toast of the town in New York. The All-Star reliever is overpowering hitters at a record rate during …

Lucky 13: Mariners top Yankees in extras for tense 1-0 win

Pinch-hitter Luis Torrens singled with one out in the 13th inning to score Eugenio Suárez, and the Seattle Mariners beat the New York Yankees 1-0 in a game dominated by the starting pitching of …

Ohtani homers, wins to match Ruth as Angels top A's 5-1

Shohei Ohtani withstood another injury scare and pitched six scoreless innings to go with his team-leading 25th home run, reaching yet another monumental milestone as the Los Angeles Angels beat the …

Machado's 3-run homer gives Padres dramatic win over Giants

Manny Machado hit a game-ending, three-run homer and Juan Soto connected for his first long ball with the San Diego Padres, who overcame a blown save by Josh Hader to beat the San Francisco Giants …
Most recent

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — For the first time in his life, Gift Livingstone Sango, 65, saw a painting by his father depicting Jesus as a Black man. “My father used to draw Jesus as Black because …

LONDON (AP) — British children’s author and illustrator Raymond Briggs, whose creations include “The Snowman” and “Fungus the Bogeyman,” has died. He was 88. Briggs' family said he …
Russia and Ukraine have accused each other of shelling Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, stoking international fears of a catastrophe. The Zaporizhzhia plant is in southern Ukraine, on the …
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Valley business

Brunch Snob: ‘Comfort food with a twist’

Brunch Snob, which opened in Ahwatukee Jan. 10, is a family-owned restaurant that stands out for its homemade food and hospitality. The love and pride of the owners Keith and Celene Hillsbery is …

Salad and Go's new Gilbert location to give away salads Aug. 13

Salad and Go is celebrating the opening of its recently opened location in Gilbert with a free saladfor guests.   The first 200 guests who visit the Gilbert Salad and …

Beer Barn opens as first Epicenter retail tenant in Gilbert

Beer Barn became the first retail business to open at Agritopia’s Epicenter, swinging open the doors to customers Aug. 5. The bottle shop is a beverage only place at 3150 E. Ray Road, Ste. …

Trio of Chandler restaurants delivers flavorful punch

Ocotillo Chandler could be considered a surf and turf haven of sorts. At least on one space near Dobson and Queen Creek roads. Sea and Smoke Mesquite Seafood Grill packs a major punch with a …

Neighbors

Volunteers needed for first-responders breakfast Wednesday in Mesa

A first-responders “thank you” breakfast hosted at The Summit at Sunland Springs in conjunction with the Mesa Rotary is to be held 8:30-10 a.m. Aug. 10 at 2415 S. Signal Butte Road in …

12 Hours of Sun City Challenge showcases community

From Friday night through Saturday morning, July 29 and 30, the third annual 12 Hours of Sun City Challenge, sponsored by the Sun City Cycling Club, showcased Sun City with an event that ran through …

Barrow Neurological Foundation raised $42 million in 2022 fiscal year

Barrow Neurological Foundation concluded its 2022 fiscal year in June with a fundraising total of $42 million in gifts from donors. This value, according to a press release, includes a …

Arizona Humane Society removes 31 dogs from Tempe home

The Arizona Humane Society partnered with the Tempe Police Department to remove over 30 dogs from an abusive home on July 28. 

Things to do

Fountain Hills Theater production presented at Scottsdale arts center

Fountain Hills Theater is bringing its production of the musical, Disenchanted!, to the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Aug. 25-28. Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs …

Escorted hike set for McDowell Mountain Regional Park

A ranger will escort visitors on a morning hike in the Sonoran Desert on Thursday, Aug. 18, to see how plants have adapted to the harsh environment. The hike will take place 7-9 a.m. in McDowell …

Band plays at area country club

The Lone Mountain Band will perform Friday, Aug. 19 at the Grille at the Sun City Country Club, 9433 N. 107th Ave. Join Tom Boyer, Fred Rothert, Jerry Dunaway, Randy Ferguson, Denny Sarver and …

Mesa Jazz and Blues Theater makes its debut in October

A new performing arts organization, Mesa Jazz and Blues Theater, is kicking off its 2022-23 season this fall with a star-studded show and celebration. The nonprofit organization was created for …

Entertainment

Prime-time network, cable viewership for the week of Aug. 1

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 1. “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 6.24 million. 2. “60 Minutes Presents,” CBS, 5.93 million. 3. NFL Pre-Season Hall of Fame Game (Raiders vs. Jaguars), …
FILE - Anne Heche arrives at the premiere of "The Tender Bar" on Dec. 12, 2021, at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Heche was in the hospital Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022, following an accident in which her car smashed into a house and flames erupted, a representative for the actor told People magazine. The representative, who was not identified, told the magazine that Heche was in stable condition a day after Friday's accident. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Anne Heche in critical condition, on ventilator after crash

Actor Anne Heche remains hospitalized and on a ventilator to help her breathe, four days after she was injured in a fiery car crash. A spokeswoman for the actor says she slipped into a coma and is in …
This image released by Focus Features shows Banks Repeta, left, and Anthony Hopkins in a scene from "Armageddon Time." The New York Film Festival will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a robust 32-film main slate and a number of hometown tales, including James Gray’s Queens coming-of-age drama “Armageddon Time." (Anne Joyce/Focus Features via AP)

New York Film Festival sets lineup for 60th edition

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Film Festival will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a robust 32-film main slate and a number of hometown tales, including James Gray's Queens coming-of-age drama …
This image released by Starz shows Shannon Thornton in a scene from "P-Valley." (Tom Griscom/Starz via AP)

'P-Valley' explores Black strip club culture, gay acceptance

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Katori Hall first pitched the idea to convert her popular play about Black strip club culture into the television series “P-Valley,” the Pulitzer Prize winner was either …
FILE - First lady Jill Biden speaks at an event in the East Room of the White House, June 15, 2022, in Washington. Jill Biden is helping National Geographic promote its upcoming documentary series on U.S. national parks. The first lady introduces each installment of “America's National Parks." The five-night series is scheduled to air on consecutive nights beginning Aug. 29. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Jill Biden helps National Geographic promote national parks

Jill Biden is helping National Geographic promote its upcoming documentary series on U.S. national parks. The first lady introduces each installment of “America's National Parks." The five-night …
Obituaries & Memorials

Claudette Edith Corrado

Claudette E. Corrado passed away peacefully on the morning of June 16, 2022 with family by her side. Born to James Chlad & Edna (Bertolino) in Cleveland, Ohio on February 1, 1938. After …

William Carroll Arnold

William Carroll “Bill” Arnold of Gold Canyon passed away on July 17, 2022, at home surrounded by family after a short battle with cancer. Bill was born on August 29, 1935, in Duck, Clay County, …

Marilyn Paschke Zwier

Marilyn, 86, of Sun City, passed away July 24, 2022.  She was born in Chicago, Illinois to Otto Ernest and Evelyn (Uhle) Paschke.Her life was spent caring for her family first and …

William Theodore VanSpankeren

Sun City, Arizona resident, William Theodore VanSpankeren, 88, passed away on July 18, 2022, surrounded by loved ones in the home he shared with his significant other, Pamela. William was born in …

Toni Jean Conen

On Saturday, July 9, 2022, Toni J Conen, loving wife, mother, and grandmother passed away unexpectedly at the age of 75 in Sun City West, AZ. Toni was born on February 2, 1947, in Saint Peter, …
Nation

Japan's Honda sees declining profits on semiconductor crunch

TOKYO (AP) — Honda’s fiscal first quarter profit fell 33% from last year as a global computer chip shortage, a pandemic-related lockdown in China and the rising costs of raw materials hurt the …

Cathay Pacific losses narrow as COVID-19 restrictions ease

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific Airways said Wednesday that losses in the first half of the year narrowed as a relaxation in quarantine rules boosted passenger numbers. But …

Trump says he's testifying Wednesday in NY investigation

Former President Donald Trump says he will be questioned under oath Wednesday in the New York attorney general’s long-running civil investigation into his dealings as a real estate mogul. Trump …

Serena's Choice: Williams' tough call resonates with women

Serena Williams says she’s stepping away from tennis soon to focus on having a second child. And her lengthy explanation, in an essay for Vogue, is resonating with many women in sports and beyond, …

'We're back, baby': New bill boosts US climate credibility

The U.S. has renewed credibility on global climate issues and will be able to inspire other nations in their own efforts, experts say, after the Democrats pushed their big economic bill through the …
World

In race to win, UK Conservatives accused of ignoring crises

Britain's Conservatives are choosing the country's new prime minister, but the candidates face accusations of ignoring the country’s mounting economic and environmental crises. Britons’ energy …

Stranded whale out of French river, to be moved to saltwater

A beluga whale stranded for days in the Seine River has been removed from the French waterway in preparation for a return to saltwater in hopes of saving its life. The dangerously thin Arctic marine …

Kenyans waiting for results of close presidential election

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyans are waiting for the results of a close but calm presidential election in which the turnout was lower than usual. Tuesday's election was likely the final try by …

At 75, India’s Kashmir challenge shifts foreign policy focus

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — For decades, India has tried to thwart Pakistan in a protracted dispute over Kashmir, the achingly beautiful Himalayan territory claimed by both countries but divided between …

Recovery underway in South Korea's rain-hit capital area

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Cleanup and recovery efforts gained pace in South Korea’s greater capital region Wednesday as skies cleared after two days of record-breaking rainfall that unleashed …