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Gully grows near Flagstaff after flood mitigation conflict

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Twelve years ago, a handful residents in the Timberline neighborhood east of Flagstaff declined to grant Coconino County the easements required for the completion of flood …
Health Care

Hancock Health, Hendricks Regional Health join Mayo Clinic network

Hancock Health, Hendricks Regional Health and Mayo Clinic announced Wednesday, June 29, that the two Indiana health systems have joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network. Members of the Mayo Clinic Care …
Health Care

New UA Health Sciences center will positively impact job growth

Arizona could see a significant return on investment from the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center for Advanced Molecular and Immunological Therapies, with economic gains as high as $4.8 billion, according to an analysis by Rounds Consulting Group of Tempe.
Domestic Poultry

Backyard birds: Valley urban chicken farmers find eggs, joy

More Arizonans now fancy themselves hobbyist farmers and egg producers as they embrace residential chicken farming...

Top election officials in Arizona county leave amid threats

The elected county recorder and the elections director in Arizona's Yavapai County are resigning after more than a year and a half of threats and heated criticism from backers of former President …
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West Valley

Ashlynn Luzier, a recent graduate from Valley Vista High School, won first place in the state InvestWrite competition. InvestWrite is an extension of the stock market game that students participated in during economics class over the course of 12 weeks each semester.

If any school in a conference smaller than 6A is ready jump in and contend in the new boys and girls basketball open divisions, it is Millennium. No current players were around then, but the Tigers were in 6A as recently as 2018.
When it comes to recycling, it has been a tough road for municipalities since China imposed strict recycling restrictions back in 2018.
Goodyear police are asking the public for help in locating a 60-year-old resident who went missing from a residence in Estrella Mountain Ranch early Friday morning.  Susan Maalihan Irwin had …
The city of Peoria website underwent a rebrand, updating the graphics, imagery, and basic functionality of the site.
Phoenix

To reduce​ fire danger, the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department will restrict parking access to trailheads located in the city’s desert parks and mountain preserves starting 3 p.m. …

Phoenix police arrested a 20-year-old woman this week after discovering 166,000 suspected fentanyl pills in a spare tire, authorities said. Police were working on an investigation for illegeal …
The Phoenix City Council has approved seven recipients of the Agri-Food Tech Innovation Grant to help them adopt agri-food technologies and innovations into their operations. The grant is part of …
PHOENIX — In the final hours of fiscal 2022 Thursday, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors were set to make some last-minute department adjustments to the budget for that …
Two groups promoting downtown Phoenix are merging, as Downtown Phoenix Inc. absorbs Downtown Phoenix Partnership. The merger originally was planned to be official today but will wait until the …
East Valley

Salt River Project had a goal to have 23,000 electric vehicles in the SRP service territory by the end of its fiscal year 2022. By the end of April, there more more than 29,200 EV’s leased …

Commercial building permits listed June 2-8 in Mesa City Council District 6 in southeast Mesa are, according to the city’s website (by address, date issued or in review, description, value, …
Queen Creek residents should expect heavy traffic in the southeast part of town this holiday weekend. According to a town press release, increased traffic is expected to be especially busy on …
Scottsdale detectives have arrested Jason Ullerich on several charges, including attempted sexual concuct with a minor. The arrest occurred June 29 after police said the suspect “initiated …
The Scottsdale Police Department, in collaboration with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, will be conducting DUI task forces and saturation patrol from July 1 through July 4, for the …
Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices

Masino: Police should do briefings at schools to prevent shootings

A simple remedy and no-cost solution to eliminate mass shootings in Arizona schools.

Doctor: True or false? Learn to stay safe in the summer sun

With summer officially here, as an Arizonan, you’re likely looking for ways to continue enjoying the outdoors while also staying cool...

Russell: 'Monsoon' describes a year's entire season

Please be aware that the word monsoon describes the entire season of a particular year. The front page of the July 2022 issue of the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent said “Prepare for …

Hague: Profitable sales are built on scarcity

Every home in America is unique. Even if a home is in a subdivision surrounded by hundreds of others very much like it...

Kufahl: Tech work causes havoc in yard

On June 6 one of a construction team entered our area of Sun City West and proceeded to install this portion of fiber-to-the-home network as introduced in a carefully crafted letter sent to homeowners in the affected area some weeks ago. This team turned into a virtual wrecking ball when they reached my yard.
Valley sports

Rockies and Diamondbacks meet with series tied 1-1

The Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks play on Sunday with the winner claiming the three-game series.

Arenado hits 2 HRs, Cardinals power past Phillies 7-6

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nolan Arenado sparked a record barrage of four straight home runs by St. Louis in the first inning, then hit a tiebreaking drive in the ninth that sent the Cardinals over the …

Rodgers, Joe power Rockies to 11-7 victory over Diamondbacks

Brendan Rodgers homered, Connor Joe had a three-run triple and the Colorado Rockies overcame a two-homer game by Arizona’s Christian Walker and beat the Diamondbacks 11-7. Kris Bryant had three …
National sports

Wimbledon updates | No rest for Djokovic, Alcaraz on Day 7

Three-time defending champion Novak Djokovic will be back on Centre Court on Day 7 at Wimbledon as fourth-round play gets started. The traditional day of rest on the middle Sunday at the All England …

Tsitsipas calls Kyrgios bully after Wimbledon hubbub, loss

Nick Kyrgios cursed at the Wimbledon chair umpire and demanded that his opponent, Stefanos Tsitsipas, be defaulted. There was never a dull moment during the third-round match. And in the end, after …

LEADING OFF: Trout's strikeout slump, deGrom's rehab start

Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout has struck out in seven straight at-bats during a tough series in Houston. Trout was 0 for 4 on Saturday after going 0 for 3 on Friday night against the Astros, …

Volkanovski defends title, beats Holloway again at UFC 276

Alexander Volkanovski defeated Max Holloway for the third time Saturday night. The Australian champion defended his featherweight title by unanimous decision with a dominant striking performance at …

LEADING OFF: Trout's strikeout slump, deGrom's rehab start

Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout has struck out in seven straight at-bats during a tough series in Houston. Trout was 0 for 4 on Saturday after going 0 for 3 on Friday night against the Astros, …
Most recent

LONDON (AP) — Peter Brook, a British theater and film director known for an influential and distinguished career which saw him garner worldwide acclaim, has died. He was 97. The two-time Tony …

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A passenger bus slid off a mountain road and fell into a deep ravine in heavy rain in southwest Pakistan on Sunday, killing 19 people and injuring 12 others, a government …
Nate Looney is a Black man who is also an observant, kippah-wearing Jew. As a person of color, he has had to deal with suspicious looks and double takes in synagogues. Looney is now in a new role to …
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Valley business

Scottsdale Water further encourages residents to be wary of at-home water usage

As more concern rises about water shortages and how cities can prepare for the future, residents may wonder how they can assist in conserving this valuable resource in their daily life.

Arizona Federal converts to state charter, changes name

Arizona Federal Credit Union announced it is officially changing its name to Arizona Financial Credit Union, effective July 1, in line with its conversion from a federally-chartered to a …

Wildjoy adventure spreads like fire in Arizona

From road trips and date ideas, to water activities, hiking trails, and things to do in Arizona, 25-year-old Lacy Cain has made her business Wildjoy the place to go for free or low-cost ways to …

Smoke Tree Resort purchased by local real estate firm

Scottsdale-based Walton Global Holding has purchased Smoke Tree Resort, in the Town of Paradise Valley, for $14 million. The deal closed on June 29, with ST Holdings, a subsidiary of Walton Global …

Neighbors

Mesa Fire and Medical Department selects new assistant fire chief

The Mesa Fire and Medical Department announced recently that Deputy Chief Forrest Smith has been selected as the new assistant fire chief replacing Assistant Chief Mike Dunn, who is retiring in …

Queen Creek Chamber announces plans for Holiday Festival & Parade

With Fourth of July just days away, the Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce is showing that it’s never too early to be thinking about the winter holidays. The chamber announced in a press …

Miracle League of Arizona fall registration open

Registration for the 2022 fall season at the Miracle League of Arizona is now open. Registration and participation in the league is free and can be done on the Miracle League of Arizona’s …

Queen Creek players headed to national soccer tournament

An Arizona soccer team with seven Queen Creek girls is heading to a major national tournament in July. The U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships take place July 18 at the ESPN Wide World of …

Things to do

‘Summer Market’ series ready to open at Fountain Hills museum

Signed Jemez pottery, Acoma pieces, art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, along with dish sets, decorative items and much more will be featured in the upcoming “Summer Market” in Fountain Hills.

To lick or not to lick: Scottsdale restaurant offers salt bricks for customers to purchase

After almost 15 years of business and a new location, The Mission in Old Town Scottsdale and its infamous Himalayan salt wall have received a bit of buzz for viral videos and images of patrons taking a taste of more than the restaurant’s tasty dishes.

Glendale water park will have 2 nights of July 4th fireworks

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in Glendale will have two nights of fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July.

Hinkle announces departure from Theater Works after 7 years

Cate Hinkle, who has guided Theater Works’ growth and outreach over the last seven years has announced her departure from the organization, effective the end of June.

Entertainment
Visitors tour the Hong Kong Palace Museum during the first day open to public in Hong Kong, Sunday, July 3, 2022. It showcases more than 900 Chinese artefacts, loaned from the long-established Palace Museum in Beijing, home to works of art representing thousands of years of Chinese history and culture.   (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

China state museum opens in Hong Kong amid patriotism drive

HONG KONG (AP) — China's famed Palace Museum opened a branch in Hong Kong Sunday amid a drive to build loyalty to Beijing in the former British colony that reverted to Chinese rule 25 years ago. …

Ricky Martin faces restraining order in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A judge has issued a restraining order against Puerto Rican superstar Ricky Martin, police said Saturday. The order was signed Friday, and authorities visited an …
FILE - Taylor Swift appears at a premiere for her short film "All Too Well: The Short Film” in New York on Nov. 12, 2021. Swift discussed her short film  at the Tribeca Festival on Saturday, June 11, 2022, detailing her transition into the director's chair, the nuances of visual storytelling and the possibility of future film projects.  (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Man found at Taylor Swift properties faces stalking charges

NEW YORK (AP) — A 35-year-old New York man is facing trespassing and stalking charges after authorities said he entered two New York City residences linked to the famed singer-songwriter Taylor …
FILE - Lindsay Lohan attends MTV's "Lindsay Lohan's Beach Club" series premiere party at Magic Hour Rooftop at The Moxy Times Square on Jan. 7, 2019, in New York. Lohan is celebrating her 36th birthday on Saturday as a married woman. The “Freaky Friday” star said she was the “luckiest woman in the world” in an Instagram post Friday, July 1, 2022, that pictured her with financier Bader Shammas, who had been her fiance. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)

Actress Lindsay Lohan celebrates birthday as married woman

NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Lindsay Lohan is celebrating her 36th birthday on Saturday as a married woman. The “Freaky Friday” star said she was the “luckiest woman in the world” in an …

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

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Obituaries & Memorials

Annabelle Faye Chaney Lowery

Annabelle passed away at Hospice of the Valley Thunderbird Inpatient Unit on June 25, 2022, at 96 years of age. She was born May 31, 1926 to Naomia and Arthur Chaney in Springfield, Ohio. She was the …

Shirley Ann Cleveland

Shirley Ann Cleveland born March 22, 1933 in Bemidji, Minnesota to Paul and Ethel Wrege. She passed away May 15, 2022 in Sun City, Arizona at the age of 89. She was preceded in death by husband …

Janet Dolores Larson

Janet Dolores Larson, 79, of Goodyear, AZ passed away June 26, 2022

Jean Bratton (JB) Wyckoff

Jean Bratton (JB) Wyckoff passed away peacefully early in the afternoon of June 23, 2022

Arthur Alexander Babbitt

On Sunday, June 26, 2022, Arthur Alexander Babbitt loving husband and father passed away at age 93. He was born on October 8, 1928, to the late John Forrest and Lessie Myrna (Snyder) Babbitt in …
Nation

Ruling could dampen government efforts to rein in Big Tech

The Supreme Court’s latest climate change ruling could dampen efforts by federal agencies to rein in the tech industry, which went largely unregulated for decades as the government tried to catch …

Google to erase more location info as abortion bans expand

Google will automatically purge information about users who visit abortion clinics and other places that could trigger legal problems now that the U.S. Supreme Court has opened the door for states to …

Hard Rock deal ends casino strike threat in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Hard Rock casino reached agreement with Atlantic City's main casino workers union on Saturday, removing the last threat of a strike during the busy holiday weekend …

Tesla's 2Q sales drop amid supply chain, pandemic problems

Tesla’s sales from April through June fell to their lowest quarterly level since last fall as supply chain issues and pandemic restrictions in China hobbled production of its electric vehicles. The …

Musk meets pope, uses Twitter to announce the audience

ROME (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk, whose $44 billion bid to buy Twitter remains in limbo, used the social media platform to announce he had met with Pope Francis. “Honored to meet @Pontifex …
World

Heavy rains, floods prompt evacuations of Sydney suburbs

SYDNEY (AP) — Thousands of residents in Sydney suburbs were told to evacuate their homes on Sunday after heavy rains caused floodwaters to rise and rivers to overflow in what authorities called …

Governor: Russians gaining foothold in pivotal Ukraine city

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces are strengthening their positions in a grueling fight to capture the last stronghold of resistance in eastern Ukraine's Luhansk province, the region's governor …

Splintered Ukrainian city braces for new battle with Russia

The eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk was occupied by pro-Russian separatists for months in 2014. Now, its people are preparing to defend the city again as the fighting draws closer and invites a …

North Korea slams US-South Korea-Japan military cooperation

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Sunday slammed the United States, South Korea and Japan for pushing to boost their trilateral military cooperation targeting the North, warning that the …

Afghan clerics' assembly urges recognition of Taliban govt

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A three-day assembly of Islamic clerics and tribal elders in the Afghan capital concluded Saturday with pledges of support for the Taliban and calls on the international community …