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NEWS ACROSS THE VALLEY
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Fiesta Bowl Charities

Junior Achievement: Financial literacy is indicator in breaking cycle of poverty

An old adage exists for a reason and the one “the children are our future” holds true perhaps today with more sense of urgency than ever before. A fundamental key to success inside and …

Renewable energy at center of race for Arizona utility board

PHOENIX — The little-watched race for control of Arizona’s utility regulatory commission could have big implications for power rates and the future of renewable energy. Democrats now …

Sheriff’s office in Phoenix struggling with Arpaio legacy

PHOENIX (AP) — Even though Joe Arpaio was ousted as metro Phoenix’s sheriff four years ago, the agency he used to run still struggles in the wake of his controversial 24-year tenure, including …

Parties' late spending on Senate races shows GOP's jeopardy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats are unleashing millions in eleventh-hour spending to contest Senate seats in states that read like a list of reliable GOP strongholds: Alaska. Arizona. …

Polaris Donates $97,000 to Off-Road Organizations With T.R.A.I.L.S. Grant

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 23, 2020-- Deepening its commitment to providing support for the development and improvements of trail systems throughout the United States, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: …
First responders
PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix police officer shot and wounded a man who first fired a rifle at officers after a pursuit that ended when the man’s car crashed, the police department …
A Goodyear man charged with disrupting a polling place in 2018 by videotaping in violation of the state’s “75-foot-limit” statute has been sentenced to six months’ probation and fined $400 after pleading guilty.
A Phoenix man was arrested for charges including second-degree murder earlier this month after fatally shooting one man and non-fatally shooting another man in the group he was socializing …
More sports

Buehler leads Dodgers over Rays 6-2 for 2-1 Series lead

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Walker Buehler was dominant for Los Angeles. Just like Orel Hershiser during the Dodgers' last title run. Buehler struck out 10 in six innings in a pulsating performance, …

October Red: Dodgers' Turner again delivers with bat, glove

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The bushy beard, the pine tar stain on the back of his No. 10 Los Angeles Dodgers jersey and all of those postseason hits. That's October Red. Justin Turner is one of …

Louisiana-Lafayette snaps UAB's 21-game home winning streak

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Levi Lewis threw for two touchdowns, Chris Smith returned a kickoff 100 yards and Louisiana-Lafayette used two fourth-quarter interceptions to beat UAB 24-20 on Friday …

Mertz, No. 14 Wisconsin rout Illinois 45-7 in Big Ten opener

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Graham Mertz threw five touchdown passes to match the Wisconsin record in a commanding first career start and the No. 14 Badgers beat Illinois 45-7 on Friday night to open the …
Nation

The Latest: Trump voting in Florida; Bon Jovi joining Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on (all times local): 9:25 a.m. President Donald Trump is casting his ballot Saturday morning, taking advantage of Florida’s early voting system. Trump will …

Voter advocates hoping to stave off intimidation at polls

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Voting rights advocates and state officials are on high alert over fears that U.S. polling stations could attract the same strain of partisan violence and civil unrest that …

'All talk, no action' defense likely in Michigan kidnap case

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — When members of a Michigan paramilitary group were accused a decade ago of scheming to overthrow the U.S. government, their defense was based largely on one claim: We …

Four years in, Trump has plenty of unfinished business

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump swept into office nearly four years ago as an outsider who promised to get things done quickly on behalf of the American people through sheer force of will …

The Needle goes away as probability experts assess 2020 race

NEW YORK (AP) — The one thing most likely to conjure nightmares of the 2016 election night for opponents of President Donald Trump is the Needle. A graphic on The New York Times' website, the …
World

Afghan officials say bombing outside educational center in Kabul kills at least ten and wounds 20, including children

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say bombing outside educational center in Kabul kills at least ten and wounds 20, including children.

Head of Sudan’s largest party slams Trump and Israel deal

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s former Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi on Saturday slammed an announcement by President Donald Trump that Al-Mahdi, who is the country's last democratically elected premier …

Guinean president wins a 3rd term, electoral commission says

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea’s President Alpha Conde has won a third term with 59.49% of the vote, the National Independent Electoral Commission declared Saturday. Some people went to the …

Amid turmoil, Kyrgyzstan sets presidential vote for Jan. 10

MOSCOW (AP) — Authorities in Kyrgyzstan on Saturday called an early presidential election for January after the nation's previous president was driven from power by protests triggered by a disputed …

Istanbul's opposition mayor tests positive for COVID-19

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The mayor of Istanbul has tested positive for COVID-19, a spokesman for the Turkish city said Saturday. Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu has received treatment at a hospital and his …
Business

UK-US trade pact opposed with Trump, cows and pigs as props

LONDON (AP) — Demonstrators dressed as chickens, a cow and President Donald Trump gathered Saturday in London to protest a proposed U.S.-U.K. trade deal that activists say will lower food safety …

Bulgaria signs 5G deal with US excluding Chinese firms

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria has joined other Balkan countries in signing an agreement with the United States on high-speed wireless network security aimed at excluding Chinese hardware …

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and Biden in their last clash on stage

WASHINGTON (AP) — A more measured President Donald Trump does not necessarily mean a more truthful one. In the final debate of the presidential campaign, he was loose with facts on the crisis of …

California utility cuts power to 1 million over fire threat

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric will cut power to over 1 million people on Sunday to prevent the chance of sparking wildfires as extreme fire weather returns to the region, the utility …

Travel

Another famous piece damaged on Berlin's Museum Island

BERLIN (AP) — A famous piece of art was vandalized at one of Berlin's most famous museums only days after authorities revealed that more than 60 other art works on the city's Museum Island were …

Work already underway for inauguration of TBD president

WASHINGTON (AP) — While much of Washington is twisted in knots over the upcoming election, there's another contingent already busy trying to figure out how to stage an inauguration for the …

Nagorno-Karabakh fighting rages as US hosts talks

STEPANAKERT, Nagorno-Karabakh (AP) — Heavy fighting raged Friday over Nagorno-Karabakh even as top diplomats from Armenia and Azerbaijan traveled to Washington for negotiations on settling the …

French woman in Thailand may have acquired virus locally

BANGKOK (AP) — A French woman on the Thai resort island of Samui has tested positive for the coronavirus and probably acquired it after arriving in Thailand in what could be one of few cases of …

Things to do

Drive Thru Fair Food open for another weekend in Phoenix

Officials at the Arizona State Fair announced that due to overwhelming demand, they're continuing Drive Thru Fair Food for one final weekend, beginning on Thursday.

Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park continues reopening plans

Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park reopened Sept. 3 with rave reviews from visitors and moved forward Sept. 19 with the second phase of their reopening plan.

Honor first-responders at in-person, virtual events in the Phoenix metro area

This year marks the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. The date is now …

Arizona volunteers sought for Adopt a Highway program

A lot has changed over the last few months, but there is still a need for volunteers to help keep Arizona looking its best.

Valley Voices
Ben Toma

Toma: Why universal vote-by-mail is a solution in search of a problem

Mail voting is a popular mechanism for casting a ballot in the western U.S. Prior to 2020, of the states that mailed ballots directly to voters who had not requested them, many were Arizona’s …

Lux: Questions ‘packed’ high court

In response to Rich Andrews letter (“Calls for confirmation for Barrett,” Daily Independent, Oct. 22, 2020), you believe Congress electing, or more accurately placing, Judge Barrett on …

Payne: Don’t let them ‘California’ our Arizona

We’re seeing millions of dollars flow into Arizona campaigns from California in an effort to change our Legislature and state policies to mirror California’s. Given California’s …

Broyles: Calls out division, animosity

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a nation as divided as ours, which only benefits our adversaries and enemy nations alike. This has become an “uncivil” war, with President Trump …
Glenn Hamer

Hamer: I endorse Schweikert for U.S. House

I am proud to endorse Rep. David Schweikert to represent Arizona’s 6th Congressional District.
Entertainment

Arlo Guthrie, citing health, says he's retired from touring

LOS ANGELES (AP) — You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant. But it appears we've seen Arlo Guthrie tell us that in person for the last time. In lengthy posts on his Facebook page and …

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — To be announced. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Kate Bedingfield, deputy campaign manager for …
FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2018 file photo, Chadwick Boseman, a cast member in "Black Panther," poses at the premiere of the film in Los Angeles. Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, died of colon cancer on Aug. 28, 2020 in Los Angeles. He was buried on Sept. 3, in Belton, South Carolina, about 11 miles from his hometown of Anderson, according to a death certificate obtained Monday, Sept. 14  by The Associated Press. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Art exhibit in Chadwick Boseman's hometown honors legacy

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There’s a hole in Anderson, South Carolina. It opened suddenly in August when Chadwick Boseman, one of the city’s favorite sons and an international star for his role as …
The Tampa Bay Rays celebrates their win against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of the baseball World Series Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. Ray beat the Dodgers 6-4.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

World Series draws record-low audience for 2nd night

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The World Series drew a record-low audience of television viewers for the second straight night. Tampa Bay’s 6-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 on Wednesday …

US-Best-Sellers-Books-USAToday

1. A Time for Mercy, John Grisham (Doubleday) 2. Dog Man: Grime and Punishment, Dav Pilkey (Graphix) , 3, Room on the Broom, Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Puffin) 4. Modern Comfort Food, …