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Grand Canyon won't seek volunteers to kill bison this fall

Grand Canyon National Park has decided not to extend a pilot project this fall that used volunteers to kill bison to downsize the herd. New surveys show the herd roaming the far reaches of northern …

2 men fatally shot after alleged west Phoenix home invasion

Authorities say two men have been fatally shot in west Phoenix after an alleged home invasion. Phoenix police say officers were called to the scene around 7:45 a.m. Sunday and found two men in their …
RELIEF

Biden’s gas-tax holiday gets cool reception in Arizona

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s latest attempt to combat rising gas prices might be running on empty.
Sports

Title IX at 50: As opportunities evolved for female athletes, so did ASU

When Julie Cart arrived at Arizona State in 1975, the women’s track program was barely a blip on the radar of the athletic department. The team trained with the men, sweating and practicing on the same field and at the same time.
MOVIES

Queen Creek Republican gives no stars to Hollywood tax credits legislation

PHOENIX - State lawmakers have agreed to use the lure of millions of dollars in tax credits in hopes of bringing Hollywood to Arizona. But not everyone is sure they want the folks associated with …
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West Valley

PHOENIX - Republican lawmakers  have given final approval to the most comprehensive system of vouchers of taxpayer funds for private and parochial schools in the nation. The 16-10 Senate vote …

Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center and Laboratory Sciences of Arizona have received international recognition for their innovative work during the COVID-19 pandemic to improve lab result times.
A Glendale women’s advocacy group spoke out Friday after the Supreme Court’s controversial decision to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that guaranteed a constitutional right to abortion.
Thrown into the fire of 6A boys basketball since their early days at Valley Vista, now is the time for the experienced class of 2023 to start dishing out some lumps of its own. Each of the last …
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is asking the public’s help to identify a suspect involved in a deputy assault and collision that occurred on May 17 in Youngtown.
Phoenix

PHOENIX  — Police fired tear gas to disperse anti-abortion demonstrators from outside the Arizona Capitol Friday night, forcing lawmakers to huddle briefly in a basement inside the …

PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Transportation wants to see  your slogan in lights. The ADOT safety message Contest returns for its sixth year and we invite Arizonans to submit …
HOENIX — A pair of lengthy hearings at two recent Board of Supervisors meetings have culminated with the board approving a Salt River Project petition related to moving overhead power lines …
PHOENIX - State lawmakers adopted an $18 billion spending plan early Thursday, rebuffing efforts by some Republicans to tear apart the deal. The vote came as Republican legislative leaders, unable …
A Phoenix subcommittee wants to tailor a $10 million workforce program specifically toward working parents, even if means taking longer to distribute the funding as a plan is conceived. There was …
East Valley

Six Scottsdale firefighters have been promoted to the rank of captain. The department announced that Blake Miller, Marc Hill, Brian Shedlock, Mike Orin, James Cashion and Nick Pajic will take over …

PHOENIX - State lawmakers lined up the votes as the last day of the 2022 legislative session wound down to look for long-term sources of new water for Arizona - but only after they concluded they …
Two Mesa police officers were involved in a shooting Friday night that injured a man who authorities said appeared to “discharge a firearm.” The suspect remained hospitalized Saturday …
The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead for lane restrictions along U.S. Highway 60 in Gold Canyon for pavement maintenance. East- and westbound US 60 will be …
Commercial building permits listed May 26-June 1 in Mesa City Council District 6 in southeast Mesa are, according to the city’s website (by address, date issued or in review, description, …
Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices

Greeney: Posse offers protection, good example

Thank you for the story on our Sun City Posse (“Night hawks are out,” Sun City Independent, June 8, 2022).

Wheat: Gun rules, yes; but don’t take our guns away

I think it is a good idea to put restrictions on guns like age and time periods to purchase a gun.

Sander: The election Big Liars must be held accountable

This is how to get the United States of America united again...

Kavanagh: It’s time to reform drug pricing rules in the U.S.

As we get closer to election season, we are going to hear a lot more about the issues that seemingly always come up around this time of year.
In this Feb. 13, 2019, file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a member of the Mexican gray wolf recovery team carries a wolf captured during an annual census near Alpine, Ariz. Once on the verge of extinction, the rarest subspecies of the gray wolf in North America has seen its population nearly double over the last five years.

Blackledge: Arizona wildlife plans must be more than just a PDF

Sadly, the list of struggling species in Arizona and nationwide goes on and on.
Valley sports

Varsho, Smith help drive Arizona's 11-7 win over Detroit

Daulton Varsho hit a three-run homer, Pavin Smith had a career-high four hits and three RBIs and the Arizona Diamondbacks avoided a series sweep with a 11-7 win over the Detroit Tigers. David Peralta …

Keuchel called up by Diamondbacks to start vs Tigers

Former Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel has been called up by the Arizona Diamondbacks from the minors to start against the Detroit Tigers. The 34-year-old Keuchel was designated for assignment …

Diamondbacks aim to break losing streak in matchup with the Tigers

The Arizona Diamondbacks aim to break their five-game slide when they take on the Detroit Tigers.
National sports

US basketball star Griner due in Russian court

More than four months after she was arrested at a Moscow airport for cannabis possession, American basketball star Brittney Griner is to appear in court Monday for a preliminary hearing ahead of her …

LEADING OFF: Mariners-Angels penalties soon, Red Sox rolling

Major League Baseball will certainly soon be handing out penalties after the Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels got into a huge brawl at Anaheim. There were eight ejections Sunday. The skirmish …

Appel arrives in big year for No. 1 draft picks

Mark Appel is proof that even for a No. 1 draft pick, the road to the major leagues is sometimes a bumpy one. Appel was called up by the Philadelphia Phillies nine years after he was drafted first …

MacKinnon shines in clinching win, helps Avs win Stanley Cup

Nathan MacKinnon saved his best performance in the Stanley Cup Final for when it mattered most. MacKinnon scored a goal and set up another to help the Colorado Avalanche win the Cup by beating the …

Joe Sakic joins fellow Denver icon John Elway as dual champ

The Colorado Avalanche dethroned the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning behind a fast, deep roster built by general manager Joe Sakic. This is the franchise's third crown and …
Most recent

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz says the West has no intention to “torpedo” the Group of 20 — the group of major economies that also includes Russia. This year’s G-20 summit is due to take …

NEW YORK (AP) — As television programming goes, expectations were widespread that the Jan. 6 committee hearings would essentially be reruns. Instead, they have been much more. The five sessions …
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka is sending two ministers to Russia to negotiate for fuel — one of the necessities that the Indian ocean island nation has almost run out of amid its ongoing …
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Valley business

TerraLane Communities sells two build-for-rent assets

SCOTTSDALE — TerraLane Communities, a developer of rental neighborhoods, has sold two of its build-for-rent assets, TerraLane at South Mountain and TerraLane at Canyon Trails, to Inland Real Estate Acquisitions, a Chicago-based real estate investment trust.

100-unit Summit on Thomas apartments sell for $21 million

The Summit on Thomas apartments in Phoenix have been sold to Cowabunga, LLC for $21 million. Cowabunga is a private capital family office focused on the acquisition of urban infill sustainable …

Residents react to plans for a new Postino in Peoria

A new Postino WineCafe is headed to the P83 Entertainment District, and residents can’t wait.

Glendale will consider 133 acres of new industrial in Loop 303 Corridor

The Loop 303 Corridor on Glendale’s west end, one of the fastest-growing industrial corridors in the nation, could be expanding yet again.

Neighbors

Mesa youth wins OdySea Aquarium’s art challenge

An art piece by Anastasia Asbill, 11, of Mesa was chosen as one of the winning entries in OdySea Aquarium’s second annual conservation art challenge. She was among five winners picked from …

Glendale to host Saving Arizona Blood Drive event

The Saving Arizona Blood Drive is bringing a donation event to Glendale.

Billy’s Place in Glendale receives $20K community impact grant

Billy’s Place received a $20,000 Community Impact Grant from New York Life in support of their Grief Informed Schools Initiative, which allows Billy’s Place to reach more grieving students by expanding the presence in schools.

Sun City West club offers artistic hand lettering, cards, mixed media demos

Members of the Artistic Hand Lettering, Cards and Mixed Media Club of Sun City West hosted an open house to show off new equipment and to highlight their creative offerings. Club members …

Things to do

Zao Theatre reopens; venue now in Gold Canyon

Bravo! Brilliant! Splendid! Well done! Zao Theatre reopened Saturday, June 11, in its new Gold Canyon home with audience members raving about the memorable show, “It’s Just …

Glendale event includes back-to-school supply drive

Downtown Glendale will celebrate Christmas a little early.

Monster Jam to motor its way into Glendale

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Monster Jam will motor its way to Glendale.

Tai Chi classes ongoing at Sun Cities church

Tai Chi, which is recommended by Harvard Medical School to help with flexibility, muscle toning and increasing balance, and can be done at any age, is a series of movements based on Chinese martial …

Entertainment
Muni Long performs at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 26, 2022, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

BET Awards return Sunday with Doja Cat as leading nominee

The BET Awards return Sunday with a live show that could see Doja Cat, Drake and Ari Lennox snag some trophies. Doja Cat enters the show as the leading nominee with six. The chart-topping performer …
V, from left, Lisa, and Park Bo-gum pose for photographers before the Celine men's Spring Summer 2023 collection presented in Paris, France, Sunday, June 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Kenzo designer dazzles Paris with color, preppy styles

Kenzo’s designer, Nigo, found his groove for his sophomore collection at the LVMH-owned house, drawing vibrant parallels with house founder Kenzo Takada. Nigo has made history as the first Japanese …
Austin Butler, from left, director Baz Luhrmann, and Tom Hanks pose for photographers upon arrival for the premiere of the film 'Elvis' in London Tuesday, May 31, 2022. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

'Elvis,' 'Top Gun' tie for box-office crown with $30.5M each

Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley biopic “Elvis” shook up theaters with an estimated $30.5 million in weekend ticket sales, but — in a box-office rarity — “Elvis” tied “Top Gun: …
Paul McCartney performs at Glastonbury Festival in Worthy Farm, Somerset, England, Saturday, June 25, 2022. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

Paul McCartney wows Glastonbury with Dave Grohl and The Boss

LONDON (AP) — Paul McCartney’s Glastonbury Festival show was two years late. Fans thought it was worth the wait. The former Beatle pulled out all the stops — and brought on big-name …
Models wear creations as part of the Hermes men's Spring Summer 2023 collection presented in Paris, France, Saturday, June 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Loewe presents a dystopian future at Paris Fashion Week

Loewe thrust Paris Fashion Week into a bleak and dystopian vision of the future. The fashion house on Saturday turned its runway into a dead space where nature and animal life only existed to be …
Obituaries & Memorials

Helen Cristin (Henningsgard) Nelson

Helen Cristin (Henningsgard) Nelson SUN CITY - Of Buffalo, MN passed away peacefully on Friday, June 17th at her winter home in Sun City. Helen was born on September 15, 1924 to teacher Julia …

Ann H Szumowski

Ann Freeman (Hartigan) Szumowski (1929-2022) Ann Freeman (Hartigan) Szumowski passed away peacefully at home with family on June 14, 2022, at 92. She was born July 24, 1929, in St Paul, Minnesota …

Christina Lytle Mooney-Compton

Christina Lytle Mooney-Compton, 76 years old, of Philadelphia, PA, passed away at home after a valiant battle with cancer on June 13, 2022 in Sun City West, AZ. Christina was born on September 9, …

Dr. James Allen Coil, Jr.

Jim Coil died peacefully after a long illness on June 9, 2022 at the age of 85. Born in Colorado Springs, CO on October 28, 1936, Jim graduated with honors from Colorado College in 1958 and from Case …

John George Sewalk Jr.

John George Sewalk, Jr. passed away peacefully at the age of 91 years old on June 8, 2022, surrounded by his family at home in Surprise, Arizona. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 …
Nation

G-7 leaders set to commit to long haul in backing Ukraine

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — Leaders of the Group of Seven economic powers are set to commit themselves to the long haul in supporting Ukraine as they meet in the German Alps and confer by video link with …

Former Iran conscripts say unfairly blocked from US travel

Some Iranians say they're banned from travel to the United States due to military service they were forced to perform years ago as conscripts to a branch of Iran's military that the U.S. has branded …

'Biblical' insect swarms spur Oregon push to fight pests

Farmers in Oregon already battling extreme drought and low water supplies are fighting against future grasshopper and Mormon cricket infestations. Severe outbreaks in recent years, fueled by drier, …

Greedflation: Is price-gouging helping fuel high inflation?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Furious about surging prices at the gasoline station and the supermarket, many consumers feel they know just where to cast blame: On greedy companies that relentlessly jack up …

Biden, G-7 leaders huddle on energy, inflation, Ukraine war

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — President Joe Biden and his Group of Seven allies will huddle Sunday on strategies to secure energy supplies and tackle inflation, aiming to keep the fallout from Russia's …
World

UK presses on with Brexit rules rewrite; EU calls it illegal

LONDON (AP) — Britain is ramping up a feud with the European Union by pressing on with a plan to rip up parts of the post-Brexit trade deal it signed with the bloc. Legislation that rewrites …

Detained LGBTQ activists in Istanbul Pride being released

ISTANBUL (AP) — Istanbul’s LGBTQ Pride organizers say more than 360 people were detained by police Sunday following a ban on all Pride events. Kaos GL, a leading LGBTQ rights association, …

UN oceans conference eyes steps toward high seas agreement

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The United Nations is hoping that a conference starting Monday will bring fresh momentum for protracted efforts to find an international agreement on protecting the …

People's war: Ukraine, Russia crowd-funding gear for troops

In the war in Ukraine, troops on both sides are getting supplies from crowd-funders. On the Ukrainian side, the self-starting networks of donors and volunteers are particularly large, spontaneous and …

Tokyo warned of power crunch as Japan endures heat wave

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese government warned of possible power shortages Monday in the Tokyo region, asking people to conserve energy as the country endures an unusually intense heat wave. …