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ELECTION 2022

Maricopa County wants judge to fine Lake, Finchem over election lawsuit

Maricopa County supervisors are turning the legal tables on the state's two top Republican election deniers, asking a judge to impose financial sanctions on them and their lawyers. Emily Crager, …
COMMUNITY

Allstate agents in 6 Valley cities collect gift cards for homeless students

Valley Allstate agents are uniting to collect gift cards in support of a local organization that works to eliminate barriers to graduation for homeless youth. Agents at nine Allstate locations …
Health Care

Big Pharma went all in to kill drug pricing negotiations

For decades, the drug industry has yelled bloody murder each time Congress considered a regulatory measure that threatened its profits. But the hyperbole reached a new pitch in recent weeks as the Senate moved to adopt modest drug pricing negotiation measures in the Inflation Reduction Act.

Sinema took Wall Street money while killing tax on investors

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema received a $1 million surge of campaign cash over the past year from private equity professionals, hedge fund managers and venture capitalists whose interests she has staunchly …
First Responders

Florence Police Department reports assaults, threat

Florence Police report of incidents between July 25 and July 31 Threatening reported at 5:26 p.m., July 25, at West Adamsville RoadOfficer was dispatched to a report of threatening. Staff members …
WEATHER

Storms bring down power lines, force water rescue in Scottsdale

Storms in Scottsdale on Friday brought down power lines, trapped motorists and required a helicopter water rescue of a woman stranded on a wall in a park. Power lines came down  across …
WEEKEND TRAVEL UPDATE

ADOT reminds drivers of weekend work near Sky Harbor, other road restrictions

PHOENIX – Improvement projects will require closures of a section of westbound Interstate 10 in west Phoenix as well as stretches of State Route 143 near Sky Harbor Airport at times this …
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High oil prices help Saudi Aramco earn $88B in first half

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi energy company Aramco said Sunday its profits jumped 90% in the second quarter compared to the same time last year, helping its half-year earnings reach …

Rockies square off against the Diamondbacks in series rubber match

Both the Colorado Rockies and the Arizona Diamondbacks are looking for a series win with a victory on Sunday.

Brief scuffles slow tallying in Kenya's close election

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s peaceful presidential election saw a brief disruption late Saturday when riot police responded to scuffles at the national tallying center amid tensions over the …

Perkins-McCutcheon connection leads Rams over Chargers 29-22

Third-string quarterback Bryce Perkins threw a pair of touchdown passes to Lance McCutcheon and the Los Angeles Rams held off the Los Angeles Chargers 29-22 in a preseason game in which most of the …
Around the Region
West Valley

There hasn’t been a lot on which Glendale’s city hall and the city’s downtown merchants have seen eye to eye lately. Another surfaced this week.

Libertas Real Estate will host a free workshop in Glendale for realtors.
Technically, 2022 is Highland Prep’s second season of AIA football. In reality, the young program from the charter school in Surprise hit the reset button. The Honey Badgers have a full 10-game schedule and play in a region for the first time. A new coach will lead a largely new roster onto the field.
The Peoria Unified School District Govnerning Board has tabled an agreement with service provider Bloom 365, a nonprofit whose mission is to prevent teen violence before it happens.
As part of Peoria’s continued efforts to help residents increase water savings, residents are encouraged to find those sneaky leaks.
Phoenix

U.S. transportation officials announced $2.2 billion for local infrastructure projects on Thursday, paving build a new bike and pedestrian bridge connecting the north and south banks of the Rio …

The city of Phoenix is looking for nominations for the annual Living the Dream Award. The award recognizes individuals who embody the ideas of Martin Luther King “through their continued …
Tuesday, President Biden signed the 2022 CHIPS and Science Act into law. The bill includes more than $52 billion for U.S. companies producing semiconductors, with billions more in tax credits to …
Phoenix is seeing more heat-related emergencies this year. Local efforts to combat the heat have increased but have so far not kept pace with the increased number of unsheltered people on the streets …
A 37-year-old man has been charged with three counts of attempted first-degree murder in connection with a Wednesday night shooting that involved three state troopers. At approximately 7:38 p.m. …
East Valley

Gilbert Public Schools is moving ahead with a second phase to the district’s energy project that will bring lighting upgrades, smart irrigation and some artificial turf. The district will be …

Commercial building permits listed July 15-21 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, …
The look and landscaping of a planned Mesa police, fire and medical public safety facility north of Brown Road on the east side of Power Road recently was discussed by the Mesa Design Review …
As neon lights replaced the setting sun one recent Friday evening, the city’s nightlife scene came alive along Mill Avenue, a popular spot near Arizona State University’s Tempe campus. Some revelers arrived by car, but others stepped off a new streetcar that makes several stops along Mill and winds through other parts of downtown.
Pinal County’s problematic primary election cycle has come to a close. At a special meeting on Friday, Aug. 12, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors approved the canvass of the election …
Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices

Abrami: Resident urges people read Marshall book

With all the perpetual discussion about the border, I strongly recommend people read “The Age of Walls” by Tim Marshall, dealing with border barriers of various types all over the world.

Should we still go camping if thunderstorms in forecast?

Headed up to Fool’s Hollow Lake this weekend for the first time...

Garavito: Here’s what’s missing from Inflation Reduction Act

I am pleased that the Inflation Reduction Act will help Americans by reducing health care costs...

Study: Cable news is the main driver of polarization in America ... not social media

The past two election cycles have seen an explosion of attention given to “echo chambers”...

Fishman: Scottsdale City Council results endorse development dearth

The race for City Council is essentially over. The development resistors have won. Kathy Littlefield, and her progeny… either Barry Graham or Pamela Carter will become members of the …
Valley sports

Gallen solid, Rivera homers twice as D-backs shut out Rockies

Zac Gallen pitched two-hit ball over seven innings, Emmanuel Rivera went deep twice for his first career multi-homer game, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 6-0. Gallen struck …

Rockies bring 1-0 series lead over Diamondbacks into game 2

The Colorado Rockies play the Arizona Diamondbacks, leading the series 1-0.

Watson debuts for Browns; Jets' Wilson injures right knee

Deshaun Watson apologized before his preseason debut with the Cleveland Browns and then got an earful from opposing fans. Watson apologized Friday “to all the women I have impacted” after …
National sports

Teofimo Lopez stops Pedro Campa in 7th in return to ring

Teofimo Lopez made a triumphant return to the ring, stopping Pedro Campa in the seventh round Saturday night at Resorts World Events Center. Lopez made his debut as a 140-pound junior welterweight in …

Blocking the plate call on review helps Nats top Padres 4-3

San Diego and new slugger Juan Soto repeatedly failed to come through in the clutch against his former club, and the last-place Washington Nationals beat the wild-card-chasing Padres 4-3. The …

DeGrominant: deGrom dominates again as Mets edge Phils 1-0

Jacob deGrom struck out 10 in six dominant innings and Edwin Díaz earned his 200th career save, helping the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0. Pete Alonso hit an early RBI single as …

John Calipari: Comparing Kentucky to others was "my bad"

John Calipari says he made a mistake comparing Kentucky’s athletic department to others and wants to make clear he will keep supporting the Wildcats’ football team. Calipari wrote on social media …

McClanahan stops 2-start skid, Rays beat Orioles 8-2

All-Star Shane McClanahan stopped a two-start losing streak, working six solid innings as the Tampa Bay Rays moved back in front of the Baltimore Orioles in the AL wild-card race with an 8-2 victory. …
Most recent

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A loud “boom” heard across areas of northern Utah was likely a meteor, officials said Saturday. Reports of the loud noise circulated at about 8:30 a.m., with people …

Miguel Angel Jimenez shot an 8-under 64 on Saturday for a share of the Boeing Classic lead with Billy Andrade. Jimenez had a bogey-free round to match Andrade at 10-under 134 at The Club at …
TORONTO (AP) — Teoscar Hernández hit a tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning, Matt Chapman also connected and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Cleveland 2-1 Saturday, halting the Guardians’ …
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Valley business

Mesa Office Plaza sold for $1.2M

SVN Desert Commercial Advisors Justin Horwitz, Paul Borgesen and Richard Lewis recently closed the $1,275,000 sale of Mesa Office Plaza, a 5,157-square-foot office building at 625 W. Southern Ave. in …

Risas Dental and Braces to offer free services for annual Labor Day event

Community members can choose one of four free dental treatments, including cleanings, fillings, extractions, or exams and X-Rays.

Arizona Helping Hands receives 1,400 backpacks for foster care children

Plexus Worldwide, one of the largest direct selling health and wellness companies in the world, supported local nonprofit Arizona Helping Hands (AHH) in its effort to provide back-to-school supplies …

New Scottsdale bank offers microloan program for small businesses

Scottsdale Community Bank announced its new Lemonade Stand Microloans program, a creative concept for small businesses, that was rolled out during the anticipated grand opening of the new bank.

Neighbors

Annual ‘grandparenting’ summit to be held at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church

Pastor Brett Everett announced that Desert Hills Presbyterian Church has been selected as a site for the 2022 Legacy Grandparenting Summit.

Scottsdale locals launch laptop initiative for students in-need

Starting the school year, college students are expected to come to class ready with a catalog of supplies from books to computers. Not all students can afford to keep up with the changing demands for school supplies, however one couple looks to solve this issue at Coronado High School.

Gilbert looks at redesign for Water Tower Plaza

With degrading infrastructure and a desire to continue developing amenities in the Heritage District, Gilbert is looking at a redesign of the Water Tower Plaza. “We understand how important …

Sun City Elks help students with supplies

Sun City has long been known as the “City of Volunteers.”

Things to do

Film screening Sept. 8 in Mesa for documentary on Ron English

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum is hosting a film screening of Living in Delusionville followed by Q&A with Ron English at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Piper Theater at Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. …

The Thumb in Scottsdale opens outdoor public market

Beginning Aug. 21, every Sunday morning from 8 a.m. to noon, The Thumb in Scottsdale will host a big, outdoor public market.

Zao Theatre presents ‘Frost/Nixon’ through Aug. 20 in Gold Canyon

Zao Theatre, 6338 S. Kings Ranch Road in Gold Canyon, presents “Frost/Nixon” Aug. 5-20. This fictionalized Tony Award winning British play by screenwriter and dramatist Peter Morgan is …

Band plays at local church

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 …

Entertainment
FILE - Anne Heche arrives at the 74th annual Directors Guild of America Awards on March 12, 2022, in Beverly Hills, Calif.  A spokesperson for  Heche says the actor is on life support after suffering a brain injury in a fiery crash a week ago and isn't expected to survive. The statement released on behalf of her family said she is being kept on life support to determine if she is a viable organ donor.  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

LAPD ends investigation into Anne Heche car crash

The Los Angeles Police Department has ended its investigation into Anne Heche’s car accident, when the actor crashed into a Los Angeles home on Aug. 5. She is brain dead and on life support, …
FILE - Musician R. Kelly leaves the Leighton Criminal Court building in Chicago on June 6, 2019. Kelly’s federal trial starts Monday in Chicago. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky, File)

R Kelly accuser to give key testimony on trial-fixing charge

R. Kelly’s federal trial that starts Monday in Chicago is in many ways a do-over of his child pornography trial in 2008 in state court. At that trial 14 years ago, jurors acquitted the singer on …
FILE - Jeffrey Toobin attends the PEN Literary Gala on May 22, 2018, in New York. Toobin, who had rejoined CNN as a legal analyst following his suspension for exposing himself to colleagues in a Zoom call, said Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, that he was leaving the network after 20 years. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Two years after Zoom incident, Jeffrey Toobin leaving CNN

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeffrey Toobin, who rejoined CNN as a legal analyst after stepping away in the wake of exposing himself to colleagues in a Zoom call, said Friday that he was leaving the network …

Britney Spears' ex convicted of trespassing in wedding raid

A man once briefly married to Britney Spears has been convicted of aggravated trespassing and battery at the pop star's June wedding. Forty-year-old Jason Alexander pleaded no contest to the two …
Author Salman Rushdie is tended to after he was attacked during a lecture, Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, N.Y., about 75 miles (120 km) south of Buffalo. (AP Photo/Joshua Goodman)

By chance, AP reporter on scene to witness Rushdie attack

By chance, Associated Press reporter Joshua Goodman was at the venue in western New York when author Salman Rushdie was attacked on Friday. The Latin America correspondent based in Miami was …
Obituaries & Memorials

Lloyd James “Bud” Moran

Bud passed away peacefully at his home in Sun City West at the age of 96. Born in LaCrosse, WI, to Lloyd M. Moran and Ruth (Faas) Moran, he was the eldest of 11 siblings. After graduating from …

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 …
Nation

Former Deutsche Bank Co-CEO Anshu Jain dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Anshu Jain, a former co-CEO of Deutsche Bank, has died, his family said in a statement Saturday. He was 59. Jain died after a battle with duodenal cancer, which he was diagnosed …

Germans urged to cap heat in offices this winter to save gas

Germany’s economy minister says German businesses and public institutions should heat their offices no higher than 19 degrees Celsius (66.2 degrees Fahrenheit) this winter to help reduce the …

What takes years and costs $20K? A San Francisco trash can

What takes years to make and costs more than $20,000? A trash can in San Francisco. The pricey, boxy bin is one of three custom-made trash cans the city is testing this summer as part of its …

Troubling questions unresolved in latest end to Till case

The white woman whose accusations prompted the lynching of Emmett Till in 1955 talks in a memoir about getting preferential treatment from Mississippi authorities soon after the killing. Some wonder …

Shippers prepare for worst as Rhine levels near critical low

Shipping companies prepared to halt the transport of goods on the Rhine as water levels in Germany's biggest river neared a critically low point Saturday. An ongoing drought affecting much of …
World

Montenegro mourns after 10 are killed in street attack

Montenegro has declared three days of national mourning after 10 people, including two children, were killed in an attack by a 34-year-old gunman in the western city of Cetinje. The gunman used a …

Italy's Letta: Italian right-wing threatens Europe democracy

MILAN (AP) — The leader of Italy's Democratic Party warned Saturday of the threats that Italy's right-wing nationalistic parties pose to European democracy in a video released in multiple …

High salinity found in European river after fish die-off

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Laboratory tests following a mass dying off of fish detected high levels of salinity but no mercury in waters of Central Europe's Oder River, Poland’s environment minister …

Driver walkout halts trains as UK summer strike wave spreads

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of U.K. train drivers walked off the job Saturday in a strike over jobs, pay and conditions, scuppering services across much of the country. The action was the latest in a …

Ukrainian minister says Russia blocking access to medicines

Ukraine’s health minister has accused Russian authorities of committing a crime against humanity by blocking access to affordable medicines in areas its forces have occupied since invading the …