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Groups seek to halt Arizona "personhood" law after Roe falls

The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona and an abortion rights group want a federal judge to block a 2021 Arizona “personhood” law that they worry can be used to halt all abortions in the …

Woman is 3rd-generation fire watcher in Arizona for 30 years

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LAW ENFORCEMENT

Arizona lawmakers OK ban on close-up videotaping of police

PHOENIX - State lawmakers have approved legislation that foes say will make it harder for individuals to police the police. HB 2319, waiting for action by Gov. Doug Ducey, would make it a crime to …
FIRST RESPONDERS

Man injured in shooting involving Mesa police officers

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 …
FIRST RESPONDERS

Police at Arizona Capitol fire tear gas, disperse abortion protesters

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 …
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West Valley

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

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 …
Eastbound I-10 to close between SR 51 and US 60 the weekend of June 24-27  Construction crews to place Broadway Road bridge girders June 21, 2022 PHOENIX – The Arizona Department …
East Valley

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, …
 Scottsdale firefighters are concerned about wildfires in the city during the summer - and particularly in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve..  This has led to the concern about fireworks and …
A proposed 19.1-acre expansion at Monterey Park north of Guadalupe Road on the east side of Power Road in Mesa includes a new express library, the Mesa Design Review Board was told recently. In …
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 …
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

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.

Clemens' first career homer lifts Tigers over D-Backs 6-3

Kody Clemens hit his first major league home run to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 6-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Clemens, the 26-year-old son of seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens, …

This Date in Baseball

This Date in Baseball-June 26
National sports

Harper breaks thumb in Phillies' 4-2 win over Padres

Bryce Harper will be sidelined indefinitely with a broken left thumb after he was hit by a pitch from Blake Snell in the Philadelphia Phillies’ 4-2 victory over the San Diego Padres. The reigning …

Former No. 1 pick Mark Appel reaches majors with Phillies

Mark Appel is a big league ballplayer nine years after he was selected No. 1 overall in the amateur draft. Appel has been promoted by the Philadelphia Phillies. The right-hander, who turns 31 on July …

Phillies' Harper has broken thumb after being hit by pitch

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper has a broken left thumb after being hit by a 97-mph fastball from Blake Snell in the fourth inning against the San Diego Padres. The team announced the …

Pitching, power lift Ole Miss over OU in CWS finals opener

Mississippi is one win away from its first national championship in baseball after beating Oklahoma 10-3 in Game 1 of the College World Series finals. Jack Dougherty carried a perfect game into the …

LeBron James 'Triple Logoman' card sells for $2.4 million

Someone has paid $2.4 million for a one-of-a-kind LeBron James trading card, a purchase price that fell well short of what some expected. The auction of the “Triple Logoman” card ended Saturday. …
Most recent

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko says Russia has targeted the Ukrainian capital. Several explosions rocked the west of the city, with at least two residential buildings struck. AP journalists saw rescue …

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is hosting this year’s meeting of leaders from the Group of Seven leading economies in the Bavarian resort of Elmau. Before the invasion of Ukraine by Russia triggered a …
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 …
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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 …

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.

Arizona Broadway Theatre buys 4.2-acre property from Peoria

Imagine being able to purchase real estate today at values from 2017.

Neighbors

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 …

Apache Junction Mounted Rangers donate $1K to fire district

A $1,000 check was recently presented to Fire Chief John Whitney and Fire Safety Educator Tina Gerola of the Superstition Fire and Medical District. It was the second check presented to our local …

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
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 …
Mishael Morgan accepts the award for outstanding performance by a lead actress in a drama series for her role in "The Young and the Restless" at the 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Friday, June 24, 2022, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

'General Hospital' sweeps supporting nods at Daytime Emmys

Two “General Hospital” actors have won supporting honors at the Daytime Emmy Awards. Kelly Thiebaud plays Dr. Britt Westbourne and Jeff Kober portrays Cyrus Renault on the ABC drama. A gleeful …
Italian conductor Riccardo Muti, 80, rehearses Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera (A masked Ball)" with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Chicago on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. Muti, whose Chicago contract runs through the 2022-23 season, considers himself the descendant of strong Italian conductors reaching back to Arturo Toscanini and Tulio Serafin. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Muti's legacy: respect composers, reject revisionists

CHICAGO (AP) — In the twilight of his music directorship of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti candidly outlined his legacy and implored musicians to remember his instruction on Giuseppe …
The exterior of the Orlando Museum of Art is seen where artist Jean-Michel Basquiat paintings were on display, Thursday, June 2, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. On Friday, June 24, 2022, the FBI raided the art museum and seized more than two dozen paintings attributed to Basquiat following questions about their authenticity. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

FBI seizes disputed Basquiat artwork from Florida museum

The FBI raided a Florida art museum on Friday and seized more than two dozen paintings attributed to artist Jean-Michel Basquiat following questions about their authenticity. Orlando Museum of Art …
This combination of photos shows actor Johnny Depp testifying at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., on April 21, 2022, left, and actor Amber Heard testifying in the same courtroom on May 26, 2022. The judge in the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial made a jury's award official Friday with a written order for Heard to pay Depp $10.35 million for damaging his reputation by describing herself as a domestic abuse victim in an op-ed piece she wrote. (AP Photo)

Judge makes jury's $10.3M award official in Depp-Heard trial

The judge in the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial has made a jury’s multimillion-dollar award official. Judge Penney Azcarate entered a written order Friday for Heard to pay Depp $10.35 …
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

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 …

Arizona Legislature closer to adjourning; key issues remain

Arizona lawmakers are pushing closer to ending the 2022 legislative session but key measures remained unresolved. Still to be handled as lawmakers rush to adjourn Friday night or early Saturday …

Police: 5-month-old girl in car fatally shot in Chicago

A 5-month-old girl has been shot to death while sitting in the rear of a car in Chicago. Chicago police and the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office identified the child as Cecilia Thomas. She was …

Abortion foes, supporters map next moves after Roe reversal

Americans are taking stock a day after the Supreme Court overturned a woman’s constitutional right to abortion. The depth of emotion unleashed by the ruling has led to demonstrations and prayer …

Two months of waiting, and finally a Supreme Court ruling

Follow the links in this story to recent AP coverage about abortion over the last three months. ___ And so the interminable wait after the leak of the decision overturning Roe v. Wade has …
World

WHO panel: Monkeypox not a global emergency 'at this stage'

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization said the escalating monkeypox outbreak in more than 50 countries should be closely monitored but does not warrant being declared a global health …

New Colombian president pledges to protect rainforest

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Gustavo Petro, Colombia’s first elected leftist president, will take office in August with ambitious proposals to halt the record-high rates of deforestation in the Amazon …

Pope hails families, blasts 'culture of waste' after Roe

Pope Francis is urging families to shun “selfish” decisions that are indifferent to life as he closed out a big Vatican family rally a day after the U.S. Supreme Court ended constitutional …

Queen, politicians to inaugurate refugee museum in Denmark

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's Queen Margrethe and Germany’s deputy chancellor will inaugurate a new museum Saturday that tells the story of the generations of refugees who have shaped …

Gabon and Togo admitted into Commonwealth group of nations

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — The African nations of Gabon and Togo have been admitted into the Commonwealth group of nations. “We welcome them,” Rwandan President Paul Kagame, whose government …