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Peoria PD asks for help finding endangered man, 83 

Peoria police are searching for an 83-year-old man last seen Friday morning after he left his home near 71 st Avenue and West Cactus Road. John Pothen is 5-foot-9, about 185 pounds with gray …

Disney, DeSantis legal fights ratchet up as company demands documents from Florida governor

The legal fights between Disney and Gov. Ron DeSantis ratcheted up this week. The Florida governor asked that the company’s First Amendment lawsuit against him be tossed from federal court. And …

Motorcyclist dies after being hit by car, Phoenix police investigate

A motorcyclist died after being hit by a car Thursday night near 19th Avenue and Indian School Road, Phoenix police said. A witness said the motorcyclist was riding south on 19 th Avenue and, …
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Keeping Arizona seniors connected to low cost internet

As more Americans  than ever become seniors, keeping them connected to their families and communities becomes a critical challenge. As of 2020, the nation had nearly 56 million older adults. …
Valley & State

Plants for sale in Sun City West

The Desert Garden Club of Sun City West will host a plant sale.

Maricopa County air quality raises health concerns with affected minority communities

On Aug. 30, the Sierra Club’s Grand Canyon Chapter issued a 2023 environmental report card that cited the American Lung Association’s report ranking Phoenix air the seventh worst city in the country for particle pollution and fifth worst for ozone level.

50,000 federal workers, military, in Arizona wait, watch as shutdown looms

WASHINGTON — If Congress cannot head off a government shutdown before Sunday, it would mean the loss of a paycheck for close to 50,000 federal workers and active-duty military in Arizona …

Tickets for October Peoria Film Festival on sale now

The Peoria Film Festival will return to the West Valley for its fifth year in October.

$3M HUD grant launches Arizona Research Center for housing equity, sustainability

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded one of its first HSI Center of Excellence grants to create the Arizona Research Center for Housing Equity and Sustainability.

Arizona’s governor didn’t ‘mysteriously’ step down. She was in DC less than a day and is back now

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs' brief trip out of state this week has been wildly misrepresented on social media and conservative news sites. Commenters and headlines claimed she had suddenly and …

Chandler engineer: Major sewer, other projects ahead

Mark Stewart says when he sees millions and millions of Chandler city dollars being spent, he wants to hear about it. The Chandler City Council member was able to do that last week during a …
Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Cardinals to honor cancer survivors at upcoming game in Glendale

100 cancer survivors will be honored in an upcoming Arizona Cardinals halftime show in Glendale.


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Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices & Encouraging Civility

Le: Sun City golf not broken

I do not think the Sun City golf system is broken. The residents who are complaining about not being able to find tee times most likely are not using the web portal golf lottery two weeks in advance …

Platt: Discussing a 'glaring omission'

Rick Brammer and Don Graves’ analysis in the recent article about empty desks in CUSD contained a glaring omission.
Chris Nace

Nace: Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors supports local school elections

The Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors (Scottsdale Realtors) supports the Scottsdale Unified School District budget override and Fountain Hills and Paradise Valley school district bonds in the …

Rose: In favor of Glendale measures

Speaking from my 27 years of experience with the Glendale Police Department, including the last six as Chief, I wholeheartedly endorse a yes vote on the bond questions in November.
Scottsdale Mayor David Ortega

Ortega: Tested, successful Scottsdale model ignored by Rep. Gress

With much fanfare, on Sept. 13, State Representative Matt Gress (Phoenix) choreographed a committee hearing at the Scottsdale Civic Library, which Gress characterized as an “Ongoing fight …
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West Valley

The Sun City Fire District Board went on record during its Tuesday meeting saying it is aware a group of synthetic chemicals are potentially cancer causing and could be an issue for firefighters. …

The Peoria Fire-Medical Department had two suicides in 2022.
George Van De Langeryt is a decorated disabled veteran, who has been fighting for veteran causes in the Surprise area for more than 15 years.
The water committee is back at it and getting accolades for water conservation efforts.
Paradise Honors senior star quarterback Gage Baker is racking up passing numbers — including meaningful ones leading to big wins — at a record pace, even for him. Skill, experience …

Felipe Moreno will begin his new role as Phoenix public works director on Monday.   Phoenix City Manager Jeff Barton selected Moreno, the city’s assistant public works director, …

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleges in a lawsuit filed Friday that Bark If You’re Dirty, a Valley pet store with locations in Phoenix and Scottsdale, violated federal civil rights laws.
Kyrene leadership is examining how they have supported student success during the past three years as well as reviewing the district’s annual goals and priorities for the ongoing school year.
The Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation is accepting 2024 grant applications now.
Valley of the Sun United Way has been awarded a $475,000 grant from the Helios Education Foundation to look into chronic student absenteeism in Maricopa County.
East Valley

A Tempe cooling center closed Saturday to make way for a resource hub designed to provide residents with economic, educational and health assistance. The EnVision Center opened temporarily in …

Nonprofit Helping a Hero, Bass Pro Shops and homebuilder Lennar welcomed retired Army Staff Sgt. Brent Bretz   on Sept. 28 to a brand-new home adapted to make daily life easier for the …
Escapology is coming to Tempe Marketplace with new a new feature that allows youngsters to play detectives in a room designed just for them. The business provides customers with rooms where they …
A 43-year-old former Chandler firefighter has been sentenced to 10.5 years in prison for setting fire to a former girlfriend’s home. Eric Donald Jones was found guilty on five counts, …
A 46-year-old man died Friday in an officer-involved shooting in Mesa, police said. Police responded just before 5 p.m. Sept. 29 to the 1000 block of East 9 th Drive to a report that a man was …
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Local sports

France can't start for Astros because of family emergency, Urquidy on mound vs. D-backs

The Houston Astros are having to shuffle their pitching staff during some of the most important games of the season. Right-hander J.P. France was scratched from Friday’s start against the Arizona …

MLB has its most productive class of rookie hitters ever. Managers and players believe they know why

Minnesota's Royce Lewis is just one of dozens of first-year position players crushing it at the plate for contending teams. This is the best class of rookie hitters the major leagues have ever seen …

Brantley leads Astros against the Diamondbacks following 4-hit performance

The Houston Astros play the Arizona Diamondbacks after Michael Brantley had four hits on Wednesday in an 8-3 win over the Mariners.
National sports

Golf revolves around money this year. The Ryder Cup is not immune

The entire year seems to be all about money in golf. The Ryder Cup isn't immune. The PGA of America's chief executive believes everyone is sick of talking about money. Seth Waugh also points out the …

Rahm says Koepka criticism was over something that wouldn't register on 'Jon anger' scale

Brooks Koepka added some sauce to the Ryder Cup when he accused Jon Rahm of being childish and pounding a board. No one was sure what he was talking about. Rahm says it probably was when the Spaniard …

Today in Sports - Ichiro Suzuki sets the MLB record for hits in a season, ends season with 262 hits

Today in Sports, October 1 - Ichiro Suzuki sets the MLB record for hits in a season, ends season with 262 hits

After 28 hours, the U.S. finally wins a full point at the Ryder Cup with rookies Homa and Harman

Max Homa already had his hat off and was walking toward playing partner Brian Harman for a celebratory hug before his chip for eagle rolled in on the reachable par-4 16th. Homa and Harman clinched …

Europe thumps Americans again and closes in on Ryder Cup

Europe keeps rolling in the Ryder Cup. Viktor Hovland and Ludvig Aberg made Ryder Cup history with the shortest match. They dismantled world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler and five-time major champion …
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PARIS (AP) — An afternoon of stardom, surprise and style reverberated in the heart of Paris Fashion Week on Saturday. As Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood unfolded, it became clear: …

Apple is blaming a software bug and other issues tied to popular apps such as Instagram and Uber for causing its recently released iPhone 15 models to heat up and spark complaints about becoming too …
ISTANBUL (AP) — A European governmental body that focuses on human rights, democracy and the rule of law on Saturday condemned the decision by Turkey's Supreme Court to confirm the aggravated life …
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — An ethnic Armenian exodus has nearly emptied Nagorno-Karabakh of residents since Azerbaijan attacked and ordered the breakaway region’s militants to disarm, the Armenian …
Hours before fires largely destroyed the historic Hawaiian town of Lahaina, residents of another part of Maui were trying to stop flames reaching their homes despite a frustrating loss of pressure in …
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Valley business

Job fair with 50+ employers coming to Buckeye

The city of Buckeye has teamed up with dozens of area businesses for a Reduce the Commute Job Fair.

Parking, traffic accounted for in Downtown Tempe development

Tempe City Council recently met with the city’s Development Review Commission to discuss the vision for development in Downtown Tempe, delving into how the city anticipates it will manage parking and traffic going forward.

Pumpkin Patch season coming to Phoenix Desert Ridge Marketplace

Desert Ridge Marketplace in Phoenix is getting ready to kick off its 5th annual Pumpkin Patch.

Maricopa County partners with Avondale, Tolleson on housing projects

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved agreements that will provide more than $3.75 million in funding dedicated to adding and rehabilitating housing in the West Valley.


Local veteran celebrates 90th birthday before Honor Flight to D.C.

The Anasazi Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution provided breakfast and lunch to the honorees of the latest Honor Flight.

Goodwill raises $285K in Phoenix to support employment programs

Annual Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona fundraising event brings in more than $285,000.

Meet Owen – Teen ready for creative forever family

Owen’s goofy, fun-loving personality immediately grabs anyone he meets. The 14-year-old enjoys talking with everyone about just about anything.

West Valley Women’s Networking Group to honor Glendale YWCA CEO

The CEO for YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix in Glendale will be honored as the West Valley Women’s Networking Group’s Woman of the Year.

Things to do

Arizona Coyotes open Tempe season with Anaheim Ducks, offer fans mullet hats

The puck drops Oct. 21 at Mullet Arena in Tempe as the Arizona Coyotes begin another season complete with theme nights and giveaways. For example, fans attending the opener against the Anaheim …

Lil Yachty bringing The Field Trip Tour to Tempe

Lil Yachty has kicked off his 39-stop global tour in support of his acclaimed album “Let’s Start Here” on Quality Control Music/Motown Records, which was released in January.

Tempe jams at sports complex

Tempe Jam will celebrate the creativity of those who live in the city 6-9 p.m. Nov. 4. The event at the Tempe Sports Complex is  free and all ages are invited to hear music, watch dancers …

Downtown Glendale prepping for 29th annual Front Porch Festival

Celebrate the return of “sweater weather” in Historic Downtown Glendale at the 29th Annual Front Porch Festival & Old Towne Marketplace.

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Obituaries & Memorials

Ronald D. Smith

Ronald Dale Smith, 75, of Sun City West, AZ, passed away on September 24th, 2023. Born in Paris, Illinois in 1948, he graduated from Tuscola High School in 1966, joined the Air Force, and fought in …

Mary June Mitchell-Kubiak

Mary j Mitchell Kubiak, 81 of Lower Burrell Pa. was called home to the Lord after a long struggle with dementia September 14th at her home in Apache Junction Arizona. Viewing and memorial will be …

Sue Brooks

Sue Brooks of Sun City, AZ - 3/24/39 – 7/14/23. Contact Leonard Wiest, 10302 W. Mountain View Rd. Sun City, AZ 85351. 425-252-7063

Earl J. Black

Earl passed peacefully at home with family. He was born the eldest of 5 children in Limington Maine where he grew up and graduated High School. He married Rita Gerrish July 3, 1952, and was married …

Dr. Donald Eugene Bortz

Dr. Donald Eugene Bortz born October 2,1946 in Valparaiso, IN to Wayne/Pauline Bortz, lived in Wanatah, IN. It was Harlan Knosher and a basketball scholarship that brought Don to Knox College …
The Latest News Around The Globe

The Flying Scotsman locomotive collided with another train in Scotland. Several people were injured

Several people have been injured after the Flying Scotsman historic steam locomotive was involved in a low-speed crash with another heritage train in the Scottish Highlands. The National Railway …

Borrowers are reassessing their budgets as student loan payments resume after pandemic pause

Millions of Americans must start repaying their federal student loans again in October, with monthly payments averaging hundreds of dollars a month. To get ready, borrowers are cutting expenses, …

UAE's president-designate for UN COP28 offers full-throated defense of nation hosting climate talks

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Emirati president-designate for the upcoming United Nations COP28 climate conference offered a full-throated defense Saturday of his nation hosting the talks, …

China's factory activity expands for first time in six months, in latest sign economy is recovering

BEIJING (AP) — China's factory activity in September recorded its first expansion in six months, an official survey said Saturday, providing another sign that the world's second-largest economy is …

Transgender minors in Nebraska, their families and doctors brace for a new law limiting treatment

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — As Nebraska's new law restricting gender-affirming care for minors goes into effect this weekend, families with transgender children and the doctors who treat them are steeling …

Germany's government and Elon Musk spar on X over migrant rescue ships

Germany’s government has rebuked X owner Elon Musk after he criticized the recent work of migrant rescue ships that German humanitarian groups operate in the Mediterranean Sea. Musk late Friday …

Death toll from Pakistan bombing rises to 54 as suspicion falls on local Islamic State group chapter

QUETTTA, Pakistan (AP) — The death toll from a bombing in southwestern Pakistan as people celebrated the Prophet Muhammad's birthday rose to 54 after two critically wounded patients died in …

Putin marks anniversary of annexation of Ukrainian regions as drones attack overnight

Russian President Vladimir Putin has released an address marking the one-year anniversary of Moscow’s unilateral annexation of four Ukrainian regions. He claimed that residents of the Donetsk, …

Slovakia election pits a pro-Russia former prime minister against a liberal pro-West newcomer

Voters in Slovakia are casting ballots in an early parliamentary election that pits a populist former prime minister who campaigned on a pro-Russia and anti-American message against a liberal, …

Ukraine hosts a defense industry forum seeking to ramp up weapons production for the war

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine hosted an international defense industry conference as part of a government effort to ramp up weapons production within the country to repel Russia's full-scale …
FILE - Becky G performs on NBC's "Today" show at Rockefeller Plaza on Aug. 25, 2023, in New York. Growing up on the border between Mexico and the United States, Becky G spoke English, but sang corridos, boleros and mariachi in Spanish. All her life she dreamed of an album that would honor her family’s roots and delve into those genres that she enjoys so much. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Becky G proudly shows her roots in 'Esquinas,' inspired by regional Mexican music

Growing up on the border between Mexico and the United States, Becky G spoke English, but sang corridos, boleros and mariachi in Spanish. All her life she dreamed of an album that would honor her …
FILE - A visitor observes a display of late hip hop artist Tupac Shakur during the press preview day for the "Tupac Shakur. Wake Me When I'm Free" exhibition, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, at The Canvas at L.A. Live in Los Angeles. The unsolved killing of Shakur has taken a major turn. Duane “Keffe D” Davis was arrested Friday morning, although the exact charge or charges were not immediately clear, according to two officials with first-hand knowledge of the arrest. The renewed activity comes nearly 30 years after Shakur was gunned down on Sept. 7, 1996. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Inside the night that Tupac Shakur was shot, and what led up to the fatal gunfire

Authorities on Friday made their first arrest in the 1996 shooting death of hip-hop superstar Tupac Shakur with the indictment of Duane “Keffe D” Davis. On the night of the shooting, Shakur and …
This image released by Neon shows a scene from "Ferrari." (Eros Hoagland/Neon via AP)

At the New York Film Festival, a sluggish fall movie season seeks a higher gear

NEW YORK (AP) — Momentum has lately been hard to come by at the movies. The big trio of fall film festivals — Venice, Telluride, Toronto — came and went without the usual amount of buzz. With …
As Dustin Lynch releases his sixth studio album, “Killed the Cowboy,” the country music star discusses the themes of the LP and why is he always trying to find "the best version" of himself. (Sept. 28)

Country star Dustin Lynch was at an impasse. The only way forward was to have ‘Killed the Cowboy’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ahead of his sixth studio album, “Killed the Cowboy,” Dustin Lynch sensed some inner conflict. The 38-year-old country star had achieved many of his goals: He spent the …
A model wears a creation for the Issey Miyake Spring/Summer 2024 womenswear fashion collection presented Friday, Sept. 29, 2023 in Paris. (AP Photo/Vianney Le Caer)

Loewe showcases high-waisted silhouettes in surrealistic Paris fashion display

Flashes of intrigue greeted guests at Loewe’s meticulously designed space for Paris Fashion Week. Bright, other-worldly lighting brightened a dove-gray runway where gold modernist sculptures by …