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Tempe-based SRP ranks highest in business customer satisfaction: J.D. Power

Salt River Project ranked highest in business customer satisfaction among all large electricity providers in the nation, according to a recent study issued by J.D. Power. It’s the second …

Jimmy Carter set to lead presidents, first ladies in mourning and celebrating Rosalynn Carter

Rosalynn Carter will be memorialized with classical music and beloved hymns, some of her favorite Biblical passages, and a rare gathering of all living U.S. first ladies and multiple presidents, …

New Google geothermal electricity project could be a milestone for clean energy

Google announced Tuesday that an advanced geothermal project has begun pumping carbon-free electricity onto the Nevada electric grid to feed Google data centers there. Google and Houston-based Fervo …
Valley & State

Christmas choir to perform for residents in Sun Cities

Emmanuel Baptist Church will host a Christmas celebration.

Real snow play areas coming to Frosty Fest in Peoria

In the spirit of the holidays Park West in Peoria will present Frosty Fest.

Hawaiian Holiday Market making return to Peoria

The 3rd annual Mele Kalikimaka Market returns to Peoria in December.

Coldwell Banker Realty in Goodyear adds new agent

Clarissa Salina has associated with the Southwest-Litchfield office of Coldwell Banker Realty as an affiliate agent.

Seniors can look to banking institution for help

Senior fraud continues to be problematic for residents in the Sun Cities. According to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office website, several scams seek to take advantage of seniors using believable tactics.

Avondale, Goodyear mark WeRIDE program’s 1-year anniversary

The city of Avondale announced the one-year anniversary of its WeRIDE microtransit program, an award-winning initiative.

Mayes sues insulin manufacturers, distributors accusing them of conspiring to raise prices

PHOENIX — Attorney General Kris Mayes filed suit Monday against manufacturers and distributors of insulin accusing them of conspiring to raise prices and keep them high.

Tribal police officer arrested in connection to a hit-and-run accident in Arizona

Authorities say a White Mountain Apache Police officer has been arrested in connection to a fatal hit-and-run accident in northeastern Arizona. The Navajo County Sheriff’s office on Monday said …


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Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices & Encouraging Civility

Kirk: Regarding civility, Skillicorn needs to start with himself

Councilmember Allen Skillicorn recently wrote an opinion calling for civility. I’m not sure he knows what that word means. Is it civil for a council member to attack residents on social …

Backer: All opinions should be shared

I would like to start by commending Brian Reilly for another well researched and well written factual and civil opinion piece. I look forward to his contributions because it is obvious his sources …

Ward: Thank you for supporting the Jewish community

Thank you to Mayor Dickey, Councilman Friedel, the Fountain Hills Times Independent and everyone on both sides who have rallied behind and supported our local Jewish community. Let’s prove …
Donna W. Lewis (Submitted photo)

Lewis: Scottsdale Schools get it right

Having lived in Scottsdale for the last 20 years (both in the Cave Creek area, and in the Scottsdale Unified School District) I was so proud of our school district’s successful passage of the …

Clubs: Sun City West Chartered Club Committee members back Leary

Governing board Director Jack Leary has been under heavy assault by the recall committee for irrational and unsubstantiated reasons, and their accusations have served to bring light to their personal …
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Local sports

The Steelers did a very un-Steelerlike thing by firing Matt Canada. The early returns were promising

The Pittsburgh Steelers' beleaguered offense showed signs of progress in its first game since the abrupt firing of coordinator Matt Canada. The Steelers piled up more than 400 yards of offense for …

Purdue back at No. 1 in AP Top 25, Arizona up to No. 2; 'Nova, BYU, Colorado State jump into top 20

Purdue is back at No. 1 in the AP Top 25 men's college basketball poll after its run to the Maui Invitational title. The Boilermakers beat three teams ranked among the top 11. They replace preseason …

Today in Sports - Paul “Bear” Bryant becomes winningest coach in college football history, 315 wins

Today in Sports, November 28 - Paul “Bear” Bryant becomes winningest coach in college football history, 315 wins
National sports
Ryo Hisatsune has been voted as the European tour’s top rookie this season after a memorable year that saw the 21-year-old Japanese player win the French Open and earn dual membership with the PGA …
There are a few surprises who have played their way into the early season MVP conversations, joining the list usual list of NBA stars that includes Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid. With the NBA …
Russell Westbrook got into an extended verbal exchange with a fan late in the Los Angeles Clippers’ loss to the Denver Nuggets. Referee Lauren Holtkamp came over and stood between Westbrook and the …
Luke Kunin scored a go-ahead power-play goal in the third period, Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 33 shots, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Washington Capitals 2-1. Kunin’s goal, his fifth of the …
Reggie Jackson scored 35 points, DeAndre Jordan had 21 points and 13 rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 113-104 without Nikola Jokic. …
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West Valley

A neighborhood planning meeting has been called for Thursday, Nov. 20 concerning a proposed Starbucks coffee shop at Greenway Road and Loop 303.

Freedom Traditional Academy is now accepting enrollment applications for the 2024-2025 school year at Dysart.org/Enroll.
More details have been released about the new industrial project going up at 132nd and Peoria avenues in Surprise.
Modern Expressions Salon celebrated its one-year anniversary in Surprise on Nov. 15 with an official ribbon cutting celebration.
Holidays on the Square, a festive Christmas celebration, returns to Goodyear Civic Square for three Fridays in December.

The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is having a session on Saturday when the community gave help in developing a site along the Rio Salado to test design and landscaping proposals. The …

In honor of Giving Tuesday, BOK Financial donated a $100,000 match to Make-A-Wish Arizona.
Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona kicked off its 30th anniversary with the Pure Imagination Costume Gala in downtown Phoenix.
QuikTrip recently presented the Phoenix Police Foundation with a $75,000 grant that will be used to expand programs and aid in recruitment, an official for the organization said. “This …
The Children's Equity Project at ASU, in collaboration with Southwest Human Development, Arizona Early Childhood Alliance, and Children’s Action Alliance, will host an in-person presentation.
East Valley

Employees at Rosendin, an employee-owned electrical contracting company with a regional office in Tempe, raised $11,000 to support literacy education in Arizona. The money was raised by …

Scottsdale Fire is now accepting unwrapped toys and gift cards through Dec. 20 at SFD fire stations and headquarters. Visit ScottsdaleAZ.gov; search “station locations.” "These …
The Scottsdale Gallery Association hosts a spirited Gold Palette ArtWalk with a Scottsdazzle spin 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, throughout the Scottsdale Arts District — along Main Street from …
Paradise Valley Community College has been selected as a 2023 Progress, Accomplishment, Thriving, Hope Scholarship recipient through the Ellucian Foundation. The PATH Scholarship program provided …
The Chandler Chamber of Commerce recently announced the 34th annual Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival will take place on consecutive weekends, March 8-10 and 15-17, 2024, at Tumbleweed Park in …
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Valley business

Firm acquires Phoenix industrial complex for $9 million

This location, at 620 N. 43rd Ave., was acquired from Auto Body Parts LLC for $9 million, or $181.77 per square foot.

Real estate firm Stos Partners acquired a 49,513-square-foot industrial complex located on more than 3 acres in Phoenix.

Peoria to host free business tax workshop

The city of Peoria will host a free business tax workshop.

Salad and Go adding south Gilbert location

A Salad and Go location is coming to 7480 S. Power Road, Gilbert. The healthy fast food chain offers made-to-order salads, wraps, breakfast burritos and drinks. No opening date has been announced. …

Breakfast Kitchen Bar finds new home in North Scottsdale

Breakfast Kitchen Bar is a brunch spot in Scottsdale, committed to using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

Breakfast Kitchen Bar has unveiled its new location at 15600 N. Hayden Road, building B, extending its daily hours from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.   "Our new North Scottsdale location is …


New Litchfield Park church to host inaugural service in December

Renewal Methodist Church announces the launch of a new church in the West Valley in December.

Walk to ‘Ignite Hope’ coming to Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Kindle the flames of hope for patients and families at Phoenix Children’s undergoing treatment for illness and injuries during the holidays.

Phoenix-based UMOM receives $5M grant from Bezos Fund

UMOM New Day Centers is located at 3333 E. Van Buren St., in Phoenix.

UMOM New Day Centers, a provider of services for Arizona families experiencing homelessness, received a $5 million grant from the Bezos Day 1 Families Fund.

$400K raised for Phoenix Animal Care Coalition’s mission

A silent auction helped bring in $400,000 for the Phoenix Animal Care Coalition at its recent fundraising event at JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa.

More than $400,000 in donations was raised for the Phoenix Animal Care Coalition (PACC911) at its recent fundraising event.

Things to do

Inaugural West Valley Heart Walk coming to Goodyear for heart health

The American Heart Association is bringing the West Valley together for the inaugural West Valley Heart Walk, dedicated to raising lifesaving money and bolstering community partnerships.

Phoenix Symphony announces upcoming holiday concerts

New Year’s Eve with Troupe Vertigo, a Cirque Spectacular, on Dec. 31 at Symphony Hall in Phoenix is just one of the Phoenix Symphony’s upcoming holiday shows.

The Phoenix Symphony has a full schedule of holiday concerts coming up.

Cotton Fest coming to celebrate Buckeye farming history

A street fair celebrating Buckeye’s rich farming history is coming to the Southwest Valley.

Singers bring holiday harmony to East Valley

Christmas music will be featured at an upcoming concert in Mesa.

The East Valley Harmonizers, student choral ensembles from Desert Ridge and Higley High schools and the quartet Yes Dear will perform holiday classics on Dec. 9 in Mesa. The groups will sing …

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Obituaries & Memorials

Richard E Anderson

Dick passed away with family at his side on November 9, 2023. Preceded in death by his wife, Mildred “Millie”. Dick was born on July 30, 1930, in Rockford, IL. As a youngster, Dick had a …

Jennie Madeline Scalise

Jennie Madeline Scalise (née Pascuzzi), 101, of Sun City, Arizona, passed away peacefully at her home on November 3, 2023. Jennie was born on May 8, 1922 to Fortunato and Sadie (née Cardamon) …

Frances W. Gehm

Frances Winifred (White) Gehm, 90, of Sun City, Arizona, passed away on November 15, 2023. Born in New York City in 1933 and raised in York, Pennsylvania, Fran was a beloved sister, wife, mother, …

Barbara (Bobbie) Shinn

Barbara, a 30-year resident of Sun City West, Arizona, died on Friday, October 27, 2023. She was born in Washington D.C. in 1937 and spent most of her younger years in Saudi Arabia, where her father …

Phyllis J. Melvey

Phyllis passed away on May 3, 2023, at the age of 95. A Celebration of Life will be held at Briarwood Country Club in Sun City West on Saturday, December 2, 2023, at 4:30p.m.
The Latest News Around The Globe

New documentary offers a peek into the triumphs and struggles of Muslim chaplains in US military

The small group of Muslim chaplains in the U.S. military tends to the souls and spirits of troops of all faiths and no faith. At times, they break barriers and celebrate milestones, like the …

Publix Employees Federal Credit Union inks contract with Dark Matter Technologies to modernize mortgage operations

- PEFCU is the first signing for Dark Matter and underscores its commitment to working with credit unions of all sizes to streamline operations and maximize productivity - JACKSONVILLE, Fla., …

FormFree welcomes MX Founder and Executive Chair Ryan Caldwell to its board of directors

- Caldwell and MX share FormFree's commitment to empowering consumers to understand and do more with their financial data - ATHENS, Ga., Nov. 28, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree ® today …

Kenya court strikes out key clauses of a finance law as economic woes deepen from rising public debt

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Kenyan High Court on Tuesday struck out key clauses of a contentious finance law that has been blamed for significantly raising taxes and the cost of living in East …

Live updates | Israel and Pakistan extend truce, agree to free more hostages and prisoners

Israel and Hamas have agreed to extend their cease-fire for two days, raising the prospect of further exchanges of militant-held hostages for Palestinians imprisoned by Israel and a longer halt …

German-Israeli singer admits he lied when accusing hotel of antisemitism in a video that went viral

BERLIN (AP) — A German-Israeli singer who claimed he had been turned away from a hotel in the eastern German city of Leipzig because he was wearing a Star of David pendant, admitted Tuesday during …

Antisemitic incidents in Germany rose by 320% after Hamas attacked Israel, a monitoring group says

BERLIN (AP) — A group tracking antisemitism in Germany said Tuesday that it documented a drastic increase of antisemitic incidents in the country in the month after Hamas attacked Israel on Oct. 7. …

Tornadoes forecast in the Black Sea region as storm reportedly impacts Russian military operations

Tornadoes were forecast for the Black Sea region on Tuesday, a day after a storm that left more than 2 million people without electricity in Crimea, Russia and Ukraine. A think tank said that the …

As Dubai prepares for COP28, some world leaders signal they won't attend climate talks

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai prepared to host the COP28 climate talks Tuesday as world leaders including U.S. President Joe Biden signaled they would not be attending the negotiations …

US tells Israel any ground campaign in southern Gaza must limit further civilian displacement

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has told Israel that it must work to avoid “significant further displacement” of Palestinian civilians in southern Gaza if it renews its ground …
Leonardo DiCaprio, left, Robert De Niro and Lily Gladstone pose with the Gotham historical icon & creator tribute for "Killers of the Flower Moon," at the Gotham Independent Film Awards at Cipriani Wall Street, Monday, Nov. 27, 2023, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

'Past Lives,' Lily Gladstone win at Gotham Awards, while Robert De Niro says his speech was edited

NEW YORK (AP) — Celine Song’s wistful romance “Past Lives” earned top honors at the Gotham Awards on Monday evening at an award-season kickoff where the night's biggest drama came in a …

"Mr. Big Stuff" singer Jean Knight dies at 80

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Jean Knight, a New Orleans born soul singer known for her 1971 hit “Mr. Big Stuff,” has died at 80. Family, friends, fans and veterans of the music world mourned the …
FILE - Late night talk show host Stephen Colbert arrives at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 12, 2022. Colbert revealed on social media Monday that he's recovering after surgery, and canceling his planned shows for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Stephen Colbert's 'The Late Show' pulled until next week as host recovers from surgery

First this fall, a new round with COVID-19 shuttered Stephen Colbert’s “The Late Show.” Now the show is again sidelined as the host recovers from a burst appendix. The comedian revealed on …
FILE - A view of the venue where the Marrakech International Film Festival is being held, ahead of the opening ceremony in Marrakech, Morocco, Friday, Nov. 24, 2023. A documentary about Palestinian actress Hiam Abbass and how four generations of women in her family were shaped by exile premiered for an emotional audience in Marrakech, where film festival organizers have operated under the shadow of war on the other side of the Middle East. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy, File)

Hiam Abbass' Palestinian family documentary 'Bye Bye Tiberias' applauded at Marrakech Film Festival

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Thirty years ago, Palestinian actor Hiam Abbass left her home to pursue her dreams of being in the movies, joining generations of women in her family who were shaped by …
Merry Main Street started Nov. 24 and continues through Jan. 6, offering a variety of holiday activities.

Merry Main Street in downtown Mesa through Jan. 6

Mesa’s Merry Main Street, presented by AT&T Fiber, returns to downtown Mesa for the ninth consecutive year with several new attractions. Merry Main Street started Nov. 24 and continues …