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One last Gilbert Town Council seat to decide: Spence vs. Buchli

Gilbert voters still have one last council seat to decide in the Nov. 8 general election. Former Council Member Bill Spence, a retired U.S. Navy commander, will run off against political newcomer …
Government

Gilbert citizens rally against non-existent town rail proposal

Gilbert Town Council listened for two hours Tuesday as a series of residents railed about the town’s rail proposal. The only problem: the town does not have one. That created a sticky …
Town Council

Paradise Valley’s winning candidates express excitement for new terms

The winning candidates of Paradise Valley’s primary election are eager and looking forward to the 2023 term, which begins in January. In the Aug. 2 primary election, Mayor Jerry Bien-Willner …
Election

Littlefield, Whitehead retain Scottsdale City Council seats

Two candidates running for Scottsdale City Council appear to have have earned enough votes to be elected outright following the Aug. 2 primary election, city officials say.
Aviation

Scottsdale Airport receives grants to curb capacity issues

Scottsdale Airport has received more than $5.4 million in grants from the Federal Aviation Administration to improve the efficiency, safety and capacity at the airport. These grants will provide …
FIRST RESPONDERS

Glendale police arrest woman on charges of killing boyfriend

Glendale police arrested a woman on murder charges after she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend to death.
Business

Phoenix-based company brings back 'Golden Lid' contest for salsa

A Phoenix snack maker is bringing back a contest challenging patrons to find its "Golden Lid." Fresh Cravings, a family-owned Phoenix-based snacking brand tha sells salsas, hummus and plant-based …
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Tips for saving on your commute amid high inflation

NEW YORK (AP) — Gas prices are falling but still higher than they were a year ago. And inflation has made most everything else more expensive. If you're looking to save money on your commute, here …

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Around the Region
West Valley

Sun City residents will have a chance to get an update on the Viewpoint Lake project later this month.

A Back to School Ball is coming to downtown Glendale.
The Quail Run Golf Course, 9774 W. Alabama Ave., Sun City remains closed due to weather conditions delaying parking lot work.
A group of parents has waged a battle against a nonprofit contracted with Peoria Unified School District — Bloom 365, an organization whose mission is to prevent teen violence before it happens.
Xitlali Vazquez, a student at Greenway High School within the Glendale Union High School District, completed an intensive, eight-week U.S. Navy Summer Flight Academy aviation training program at Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
Phoenix

FedEx Freight has opened a new, 218-door facility in Phoenix to meet growing demand in the Valley, company officials said. “The continued growth in the Phoenix market coupled with our …

Phoenix police said Wednesday a missing 5-month-old girl who was taken from her foster family Aug. 6 has been found. Eunice Salinas is safe, police reported. The girl was in the care of her …
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and the Phoenix Drug Enforcement Bureau worked with other agencies on an investigation that led to arrests in a suspected illegal drug enterprise, …
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.
East Valley

Chandler police have arrested a man after traffic stop this week led to the seizure of more than 800 fentanyl pills. On Aug. 8, police said an officer made a traffic stop near Arizona Avenue and …

The Arizona Department of Health Services on Aug. 10 reported the number of coronavirus cases in Queen Creek and San Tan Valley at 56,008 in ZIP codes 85140, 85142 and 85143. That is an increase …
The Arizona Department of Health Services on Aug. 10 reported the number of coronavirus cases in Florence at 14,107 in the 85132 ZIP code, an increase of 60 new cases from one week ago. More than …
The Tempe restaurant scene lost one of its biggest names in late June when House of Tricks closed its doors for the last time after 34 years. 
Somisomi Soft Serve & Taiyaki has opened its first Arizona location in Chandler, at 1840 W Chandler Blvd Ste D7,Chandler.  The dessert franchise has locations in California, Nevada, …
Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices

Bien-Willner: Honored to have support of Paradise Valley voters

Thank you, Paradise Valley! I am humbled by the overwhelming support shown by Paradise Valley residents for my re-election, and I am so honored to have earned your trust to continue serving as your …

Castillo: Congress must extend child tax credit

While the Inflation Reduction Act recently passed by the Senate is a good start for improving the economic stability of American families...

Shaw: Questionable claims of voting problems bear scrutiny

I am respectfully writing in response to Robert Blake’s letter complaining about his voting experience...

Which Arizona attractions are more accessible?

My husband and I are visiting Arizona, more specifically Flagstaff, Grand Canyon, etc, in four weeks for the first time....

Poe: How to prepare for golf season from the comfort of your home

The brutal summer heat is finally simmering down, which means that golf lovers near and far will flock to Arizona’s...
Valley sports

Diamondbacks face the Pirates leading series 2-1

The Arizona Diamondbacks lead 2-1 in a four-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Castro ditches phone, brings bat, Pirates beat D-backs 6-4

Rodolfo Castro had two hits to spark the offense one night after a smartphone faux pas, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-4. The 23-year-old Castro mistakenly left his phone …

Diamondbacks host the Pirates on home winning streak

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

Broncos sport NFL's richest, most diverse ownership group

The Denver Broncos' new ownership group is the league's most diverse, with four of the six members either female or minorities. Rob Walton and his daughter and son-in-law brought aboard three Black …

Liberty stay in playoff chase after 91-73 win over Wings

Sabrina Ionescu had 13 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, Sami Whitcomb added 15 points and the New York Liberty stayed in the playoff race with a 91-73 victory over the Dallas Wings. New York …

Tagovailoa on Miami tampering with Brady: "I'm still here"

Tua Tagovailoa would rather chat with Tom Brady than answer questions about him taking his job. Tagovailoa spent time talking with Brady while the Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers held a joint …

Vela gets MLS All-Stars going in 2-1 win over Liga MX

Carlos Vela scored in the third minute and Raúl Ruidíaz’s converted a penalty kick in the 73rd minute in the Major League Soccer All-Star team’s 2-1 victory over Mexico’s Liga MX on Wednesday …

Table tennis CEO Virginia Sung gets board spot on USOPC

USA Table Tennis CEO Virginia Sung won an election to the board of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and will take over a spot held by former Duke athletic director Kevin White. Sung won in a …
Most recent

The Salty Dawgs will perform 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, at Shepherd of The Hills Methodist Church, 13658 W. Meeker Blvd. Ice cream will be served and a free-will offering will be taken. Call the …

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and senior ministers held inconclusive talks Thursday with energy companies amid mounting pressure to help residents cope with soaring gas and …
WASHINGTON (AP) — Inflation at the wholesale level jumped 9.8% in July from a year earlier, a slowdown from the June pace yet still a painfully high level suggesting that rampant inflation will …
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Valley business

Vice president appointed to Scottsdale-based mergers, acquisition firm

Amplify Car Wash Advisors, a national mergers and acquisitions and capital advisory firm, announced in a press release the expansion of its leadership team with the addition of Colton Rodgers. …

Jalapeño Inferno opens new take-out kitchen, cantina in Scottsdale

Jalapeño Inferno, a Sonoran-Mexican restaurant with three locations across the Valley, has announced it has officially opened a new take-out kitchen and cantina in north Scottsdale. This …

Breeze Airways adds Phoenix with new service

Breeze Airways is adding Phoenix as one of the airline’s latest destination, with twice weekly flights to South Carolina and Utah. Breeze also is adding another four routes between existing …

Spinato's to serve up pies at Suns, Mercury games

When Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury fans return to Footprint Center this October to cheer on their favorite basketball teams, they’ll find another hometown favorite at the concession stands …

Neighbors

First-responders appreciation breakfast held in Mesa

More than 100 fire, medical and police staff attended an Aug. 10 appreciation breakfast for Mesa first-responders hosted by The Summit at Sunland Springs Assisted Living and Memory Care. The …

Daughters continue to honor local veterans

Sun City Agua Fria National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter members Debbie Schneider, a United States veteran, and Honorary Chapter Regent Shirley Staggs presented 50th …

North Peoria neighbors save the day

The spirit of community is alive and well in Peoria.

Signs of the past: 2 women and their Model Ts

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.

Things to do

Pastor Joel McElreath to share ‘Israel Experiences’ Aug. 24

Long-time missionaries Joel and Carolyn McElreath will share dinner and a time of reflection on their work in Israel with those attending a special evening 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at First …

Award-winning author comes to ASU’s Skysong Center Sept. 1

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.

9/11 Tower Challenge to make Glendale return

The 9/11 Tower Challenge returns to Glendale, and registration is now open.

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 …

Entertainment
FILE - Young Thug performs on Day 4 of the Lollapalooza Music Festival on Aug. 1, 2021, at Grant Park in Chicago. The Atlanta rapper who’s accused of conspiracy to violate Georgia’s RICO Act and participation in a criminal street gang, is facing six new felony charges along with four others linked to the case. A new indictment was filed in Fulton County Superior Court last week against the artist, whose real name is Jeffery Williams. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

Atlanta rapper Young Thug faces new charges in RICO case

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta rapper Young Thug, who’s accused of conspiracy to violate Georgia’s RICO Act and participation in a criminal street gang, is facing six new felony charges along with four …

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 …
Obituaries & Memorials

Charles Joseph "Chuck" Garcia, Sr.

Charles Joseph "Chuck" Garcia, Sr., 55, went home to be with the Lord in July of 2022. He was born on March 31, 1967, to the late Carlos Garcia and Antoinette Hernandez. Chuck was married to his …

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 …
Nation

Big Mac is coming back: McDonald's to reopen in Ukraine

McDonald’s will begin reopening some of its restaurants in Ukraine in the coming months. The burger giant closed its Ukrainian restaurants after Russia’s invasion nearly six months ago but has …

Ukraine wants donors to give more money to 'stop Russia'

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on Western nations Thursday to provide more money to help Ukraine's military keep fighting nearly 5½ months after Russia …

Germany: Pressure grows on Scholz over tax scam ties

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's main opposition party has called on Chancellor Olaf Scholz to explain his role in a large-scale tax evasion scam while he was mayor of Hamburg. Scholz has been dogged by …

Cancellation of Atlanta festival sparks new fight over guns

ATLANTA (AP) — Tens of thousands of Music Midtown festivalgoers are no longer going to descend on Atlanta’s massive Piedmont Park next month to cheer on hip-hop star Future or watch beloved rock …

Life gradually returns a year after fire chars Sierra Nevada

One year after a wind-whipped wildfire charred a craggy mountainside above Lone Pine, California, signs of life are slowly returning. Tiny clusters of white and purple wildflowers stand out against …
World

Spain evacuates 294 more Afghan workers and families

MADRID (AP) — A plane provided by the Spanish government has brought 294 more Afghan refugees via Pakistan to Spain, authorities said Thursday, bringing to 3,900 the number evacuated by Madrid …

China renews Taiwan threats, island cites 'wishful thinking'

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday renewed its threat to attack Taiwan following almost a week of war games near the island. Taiwan has called Beijing's claims to the self-governing democracy …

Mask mandates return in New Delhi as COVID-19 cases rise

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian capital reintroduced public mask mandates on Thursday as COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the country. The New Delhi government reinstituted a fine of 500 …

Africa CDC in 'advanced' talks to obtain monkeypox vaccines

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Africa’s public health agency says the continent of 1.3 billion people still does not have a single dose of the monkeypox vaccine, but “very advanced discussions” are …

Alleged member of IS 'Beatles' charged in UK with terrorism

LONDON (AP) — An alleged member of an Islamic State group cell nicknamed “The Beatles” that tortured and killed Western hostages was charged with terrorism offenses in Britain on Thursday after …