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El Mirage police reveal charges against 2 parents in school lockdown

Authorities on Monday released the charges against  parents who police said tried to force their way into an El Mirage elementary school last week. Police had locked down Thompson Ranch …
FIRST RESPONDERS

Glendale head-on collision kills woman, unborn child

A woman and her unborn child are dead following a head-on collision in Glendale.
Competition

Goodyear employee featured on American Ninja Warrior

One of Goodyear’s own competed in the latest season of American Ninja Warrior, a popular NBC sports reality TV show in which ‘ninjas’ compete to overcome a variety of obstacle …
Water

Potential water cuts revealed for Arizona, Southwest on Tuesday

The U.S. Department of the Interior announced it will host a press conference Aug. 16 to reveal details on how water usage will evolve to address the current drought conditions impacting the Colorado …
Education

Phoenix families targeted in new campaign for internet connection

Common Sense Media announced Monday a new campaign in Arizona to create awareness of the Affordable Connectivity Program, an effort to bridge the digital divide for lower-income families. The …
City Hall

Scottsdale city manager submits retirement after nearly 6 years

Scottsdale City Manager Jim Thompson is ready to retire from his position atop the municipal organization. On Aug. 8, Thompson submitted a letter to Scottsdale mayor and City Council announcing …
Crime

Man charged with murder for stabbing victim 50-70 times on Mesa street

A 39-year-old man was arrested and charged Sunday with first-degree murder for stabbing a man more than 50 times Friday afternoon at an intersection in Mesa, according to court documents. Officers …
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Phoenix-based Creation lands on list of fastest-growing private companies

Creation, a real estate development and alternative investment firm headquartered in Phoenix, announced its debut on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America, with a 492% …
MUSIC

Handbell Ringers seek volunteers

The Handbell Ringers of Sun City are looking for experienced musicians to ring their biggest bells. Sometimes called “buckets and pails,” the bronze “buckets” are heavy, …
EDUCATION

Phoenix program links business, community leaders to schools

Business and community leaders will be on their way back to school for the Partner with a Principal program. During the weeks of Sept. 19 through Oct. 14, local corporate executives and community …
Property

$44.5M sale approved for apartments in Apache Junction

Northmarq’s Phoenix investment sales team of Trevor Koskovich, Jesse Hudson, Bill Hahn and Ryan Boyle brokered the $44.5 million sale of Sonoma Valley Apartments in Apache Junction. The team …
Around the Region
West Valley

A fairly new crew of Glendale Prep players will tackle the recurring issues with the football program since it began playing 11-man ball in 2016. The 2022 Griffins will again sport a small roster in terms of numbers, height and weight. 

The 18th annual Teddy Bear Day returns to downtown Glendale in September.
At a recent Peoria City Council meeting, Water Services Director Cape Powers defined sustainability as providing for society today in a manner that doesn’t impede the ability of tomorrow’s society to provide for themselves.
Calling Anthem youth actors: The Musical Theatre of Anthem announced its holding open auditions for the production of “Be More Chill” for actors and actresses ages 14 to 18 starting …
The Aldi grocer continues its push into Arizona, with Glendale its next targeted opening.
Phoenix

Jayleen McGehee feels and tastes the benefits of gardening in her backyard. And she sees the benefits, too - in her wallet. McGehee is a beneficiary of the city of Phoenix’s Backyard …

PHOENIX  — It’s been 80 years since the first Navajo Code Talkers joined the Marines, transmitting messages using a code based on their then-unwritten native language to confound …
Phoenix firefighters rescued a dog from a smoke-filled apartment in Phoenix and used a specially designed oxygen mask to resuscitate the animal. Firefighters responded to reports of a fire …
Authorities say a man is dead and five other people are wounded after a shooting at Phoenix home. Phoenix police say officers responded to the scene around 2 a.m. Sunday. They say an unidentified man …
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, …
East Valley

Whenever there’s a Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce event, be it First Thursday Networking Mixers, Casino Night or the Farmers Market, you’ll find Sherri Crosslin in the middle of it …

The passage of the Inflation Reduction Act will help Tempe reach its 2050 carbon neutrality goals and further its 2021 Climate Action Plan Update aims, according to a news release from the city. 
Erica Esterly, the 20-year-old philosophy major from Scottsdale and third-year cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point, completed her 57-mile swim during the 40 Bridges Race around Manhattan in New York City.
Gilbert is preparing a transportation master plan to guide future planning, but some council members have criticized it primarily for not concentrating enough on automobiles. The plan, meant to …
The many jobs and professions Scottsdale resident Carole Olewinski has held throughout her life has given her new experiences and knowledge to grow — leading her to be an author and spiritual leader. 
Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices

Cantor: Questions raised as Arizona elections ensue

Here I am again. I have mentioned before that I really don’t like politicians and politics and those who give large sums to those campaigns……and do not want anyone to know about …

Cowdrey: There will always be excuses

Interesting reading (“Beardsley project delay continues,” Sun City West Independent, July 27, 2022).

Mason: Paying a bonus to landlords for renting to locals is madness

This is madness — now Sedona is paying short-term rental owners a bonus to rent long-term to locals. Why, because STRs have taken up so much of the local housing stock that it is unaffordable …
A formerly sunken boat sits high and dry along the shoreline of Lake Mead at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Tuesday, May 10, 2022, near Boulder City, Nev. Las Vegas area water officials want to cap the size of new swimming pools, citing worries about supplies from the drying-up Lake Mead res-ervoir on the drought-stricken Colorado River.

Diaz: Here's some important information about Arizona’s water supply status

In a few days, on August 16th, the Federal Bureau of Reclamation is expected to declare a Tier 2 Shortage for Lake Mead...
Roberto Delaney takes a drink of water as he tries to stay cool inside his tent at a homeless encampment, Tuesday, July 19, 2022, in Phoenix. Heat associated deaths in Arizona's largest county appear headed for a record this year with 17 such fatalities reported through the first week of July and another 126 under investigation as a growing number of homeless people live outside as temperatures remain well into the triple digits.

Brissa: Triple-digit temperatures impacting homeless people across Valley

The people and families living on the streets of Maricopa County are battling for survival against Arizona’s deadly triple-digit summer heat...
Valley sports

Giants host the Diamondbacks on home winning streak

The San Francisco Giants, on a four-game home winning streak, host the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Longoria, Cobb power San Francisco to 6-1 over Diamondbacks

Evan Longoria hit a two-run homer and Alex Cobb pitched six solid innings to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 6-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Giants are 18-2 at home against Arizona …

Ravens cornerback Marcus Peters returns to practice

Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marcus Peters has returned to practice. Peters missed all of last season with a knee injury, and coach John Harbaugh says he’s in a good place after doing individual …
National sports

Panthers' Bozeman carted off from practice with leg injury

Center Bradley Bozeman left the Carolina Panthers' joint practice session with the New England Patriots on a cart after suffering an apparent leg injury. Bozeman got tangled up during an 11-on-11 …

Jalen Harris reinstated by NBA, players' association

Jalen Harris’ application to be reinstated as an NBA player has been approved by the league and the National Basketball Players Association. The league announced that decision Tuesday. Harris was …

FedEx Cup playoffs head to Delaware for BMW Championship

The PGA Tour is in full postseason mode. The FedEx Cup moves to Wilmington Country Club in Delaware, a course that will be new for all 70 players in the field. Will Zalatoris is the FedEx Cup leader …

NBA schedule won't have games on Election Day this year

The NBA will be off on Election Day. The league’s schedule for the coming season will have all 30 teams playing on Nov. 7. That's the night before the midterm elections. The NBA is hoping teams use …

Kiffin, Ole Miss leaning on transfers to keep winning going

Lane Kiffin needs only a quick look around the football practice field to take inventory of the changes at Mississippi. There’s no Matt Corral flinging passes to Dontario Drummond. There is also …
Most recent

BOSTON (AP) — Officers with the Boston Police Department's harbor patrol unit are used to helping boaters in distress, but last weekend Officer Joe Matthews came to the rescue of a groom in danger …

NEW YORK (AP) — Veteran CNBC chief Mark Hoffman is leaving the network after 28 years, with London-based executive KC Sullivan replacing him early next month, the network said on Tuesday. …
Last year, U.S. Jesuits announced a racial reconciliation initiative in partnership with descendants of people once enslaved by the Catholic order. A leader of those descendants is now expressing …
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Valley business

Chef Joey Maggiore to debut two new restaurant concepts in Scottsdale

Husband-and-wife duo, Chef Joey and Cristina Maggiore, are the restaurateurs and co-owners behind Scottsdale-based The Maggiore Group and are introducing two all-new concepts, The Rosticceria and The …

$50M Glendale field hockey, sports complex eyes 2023 construction start

Construction on a $50 million, 36-acre recreation sports site in Glendale looks to begin in the spring of 2023.

Glendale merchants respond to mayor’s claim that downtown ‘hanging by a thread’

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.

Free workshop for realtors coming to Glendale

Libertas Real Estate will host a free workshop in Glendale for realtors.

Neighbors

Milanowski mind-wellness practitioner at ‘I Am’ Wellness Institute

Your Name: Annette Milanowski Business Name: “I Am” Wellness Institute LLC Town/Neighborhood: Mesa Hours of operation: 1-6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. …

Beth Emeth Congregation prepares for the High Holy Days

Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, also called the High Holy Days, are the spiritual New Year in the Jewish calendar with special religious services at Beth Emeth Congregation in Sun City West, 13702 W. …

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.

Peoria urges residents check for leaks at home

As part of Peoria’s continued efforts to help residents increase water savings, residents are encouraged to find those sneaky leaks.

Things to do

Arizona Theatre Company’s London hit show comes to Arizona

Arizona Theatre Company announces that “The Lion,” a one-man folk musical telling a true story of survival, will open its 55th season after its run at Southwark Playhouse in …

Free workshop discusses estate planning

Is your estate plan in place? What are the pitfalls if not? To ensure you don’t leave things to chance, RSVP to attend the third in a series of free, educational workshops from 10 to 11:30 …

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.

Entertainment
The Lost Mural hangs in the entryway of Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, in Burlington, Vt., July 29, 2022. The mural painted in 1910 by a Lithuanian immigrant, that was later hidden behind a wall for years, has been rehabilitated and moved and is what experts say is a rare piece of art. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

Long-hidden synagogue mural gets rehabbed, relocated

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A mural that was painted in a Vermont synagogue more than 100 years ago by a Lithuanian immigrant — and hidden behind a wall for years— has been termed a rare piece …
FILE - This aerial photo shows part of the Bonanza Creek Ranch film-set in Santa Fe, N.M., on Oct. 23, 2021. New Mexico's Office of the Medical Investigator has determined that the fatal film-set shooting of a cinematographer by actor and producer Alec Baldwin last year was an accident. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Medical investigator rules Baldwin set shooting an accident

New Mexico's Office of the Medical Investigator has determined that the fatal film-set shooting of a cinematographer by actor and producer Alec Baldwin last year was an accident. The office issued …

Hollywood, soccer stars appeal for more Ukraine donations

BORODYANKA, Ukraine (AP) — Hollywood actor Liev Schreiber and former Ukraine soccer star Andriy Shevchenko appealed for international donations to Ukraine to continue during a visit Monday to a …
FILE - Melissa Etheridge performs at the sixth annual Love Rocks NYC benefit concert for God's Love We Deliver in New York on March 10, 2022. Etheridge will unveil a solo show mixing her music and stories this fall off-Broadway. “Melissa Etheridge: My Window – A Journey Through Life” will play 12 performances only starting Oct. 13 at the midtown multi-stage venue New World Stages. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Rock icon Melissa Etheridge announces solo off-Broadway show

NEW YORK (AP) — Rocker Melissa Etheridge has found a new stage: The Grammy- and Oscar-winner will unveil a solo show mixing her music and stories off-Broadway. “Melissa Etheridge: My Window …
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

Honor or cultural appropriation? Hospital name spurs debate

ST. LOUIS (AP) — While segregation was still casting its ugly shadow over the U.S., the Homer G. Phillips Hospital was providing top-notch medical care to a predominantly African American part of …

MacKenzie Scott gives $39 million to Junior Achievement USA

Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott donated $38.8 million to Junior Achievement USA and 26 local operations — the largest single gift in its 103-year history — the national education …

American Airlines places deposit on 20 supersonic planes

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines has agreed to buy up to 20 supersonic jets and put down a non-refundable deposit on the planes that are still on the drawing board and years away from flying. …

Ezra Miller seeks treatment for 'mental health issues'

After a string of arrests and erratic behavior that spanned Hawaii to Vermont, “Flash” actor Ezra Miller said they have begun treatment for “complex mental health issues.” The 29-year-old …

Walmart tops Q2 expectations as Americans continue spending

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart reported better-than-expected second quarter results as more Americans looked to cut costs on groceries at the nation's largest retailer in the face of surging …
World

New Scottish law makes period products free for all

A law has taken effect in Scotland to ensure period products are available free of charge to anyone who needs them. The Scottish government said it became the first in the world to legally protect …

Norway group wants to erect statue of euthanized walrus

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A private fundraising campaign is underway in Norway to erect a statue of a walrus that drew crowds of spectators but was euthanized Sunday after authorities concluded …

South African miners mark 10th anniversary of killings

MARIKANA, South Africa (AP) — A somber gathering of more than 1,000 marked the 10th anniversary of what has become known as the Marikana massacre, when police opened fire on striking miners, …

Putin blasts US 'hegemony,' predicts end to 'unipolar' world

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of trying to encourage extended hostilities in Ukraine as part of what he described Tuesday as Washington's alleged efforts …

Estonia removes Soviet-era monument, citing public order

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Estonia's government said Tuesday it has decided to remove a Soviet-era monument from public space in an eastern border town sitting in the Baltic country's …