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Sun City Fire board looking into PFAS issues for firefighters

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. …
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.

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 …
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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

Confirmed heat deaths in Arizona's most populous metro keep rising even as the weather turns cooler

The number of confirmed heat-associated deaths in Arizona’s most populous county continues rising even as the weather turns cooler. High temperatures in the double digits are forecast for the …

Northern Arizona University plans to launch a medical school amid a statewide doctor shortage

Northern Arizona University plans to build a new medical school to address an ongoing shortage of health care workers in the state. The proposed school will focus on training aspiring doctors for …

Pet store with Phoenix, Scottsdale locations facing sexual harassment, discrimination charges

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.

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.

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.

Chandler elementary IB program has several aims

As Andersen Elementary Principal Kristin Kinghorn was surveying what her school needed in December 2021, the answer wasn’t one single thing. It was six things. Kinghorn laid out those …

The Best Places to Live in 2023. Does Your City Make the Cut?

In a polarized society, it’s no surprise Americans are divided on the best places to live in the United States. Many top destinations have just as many detractors as fans. A new study by real …

Phoenix, Scottsdale Powerball tickets worth $50K, jackpot grows to $925M

Two winning Powerball tickets worth $50,000 each were sold for the Sept. 27 drawing, but the big jackpot remained unclaimed. The winners were sold at the Circle K, 3441 Union Hills Drive in …


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Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices & Encouraging Civility

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 …
Mary Gaudio (Submitted photo)

Gaudio: A yes vote will support the things that make SUSD excellent

On Oct. 11, ballots will be mailed to all registered voters within the Scottsdale Unified School District boundaries, asking for a continuance of the Maintenance and Operations …
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West Valley

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.

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 …
A study determining the feasibility of the Sun City Fire District merging with another entity should be ready in December, according to district officials. Acting Fire District Chief Rob Schmitz said …
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.
The Lakes Golf Course Snack Shop Project to paint and do floor replacement starts on Oct. 2. “Recreation Centers of Sun City members/cardholders and golfers are advised the Lakes Snack Shop …

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.
PHOENIX — Yom Kippur, which began Sunday and ended Monday at sunset, is one of the most important holidays in Jewish faith, but Arizonans looking for a synagogue to observe Yom Kippur might …
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month Cox is spotlighting Valley residents making a difference in their community by sharing their stories.
East Valley

A 42-year-old Santan man has been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for shooting a woman multiple times and killing her in December 2019. Fernando Ray White was sentenced this week by …

The Vintage & Vino Fall Market featuring more than 100 vendors will take place Oct. 13-14 at the Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre in Queen Creek. A sampling of what to expect: Shop …
Bill Iseminger will address the San Tan Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society in a Zoom presentation at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11 when he will talk about Cahokia, the largest prehistoric settlement …
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office deputies are searching for a 16-year-old girl from Guadalupe, and deputies are asking the public for assistance. Ariel Marie Garcia, 5-foot-6, 120 pounds …
A Mesa contestant, Christi Starks, will be appearing on an episode of the game show, “The Price is Right,” where contestants bid for prizes and compete for showcases. She is on the …
Arizona & National Sports Coverage
Local sports

The Cardinals' win over the Cowboys served as a wake-up call for the 49ers

Any chance that San Francisco might get caught looking past Arizona and toward their Week 5 showdown against Dallas was put to rest when the 49ers saw the way the Cardinals handled the Cowboys. …

Analysis: It looks like it'll take all 162 games to decide MLB's postseason races

It might take all 162 games of the long Major League Baseball season to decide the playoff races in both the National League and American League.The epicenter of the wild-card chase is in Arizona …

Diamondbacks delay clinching playoff berth as Vaughn, Moncada homer for White Sox in 3-1 win

The Arizona Diamondbacks delayed clinching an NL wild card berth, losing to the White Sox 3-1 on as Andrew Vaughn and Yoán Moncada homered for Chicago. Arizona (84-75) is in position for the second …
National sports

Raiders defensive end Chandler Jones arrested in protective order violation, authorities say

Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Chandler Jones has been arrested. Vegas-area police say took Jones into custody early Friday. The Clark County In-Custody website says the 33-year-old edge rusher was …

MLB playoffs guide: Baseball's tight wild-card races are a prelude for what's coming in October

Major League Baseball’s final weekend of the regular season will include some sweaty palms and intense games. A handful of teams will jockey for limited spots in the postseason bracket. Consider it …

Bills' safety Poyer ruled out against Dolphins, opening possibility of Hamlin making season debut

Buffalo Bills starting safety Jordan Poyer was ruled out from playing against the Miami Dolphins this weekend, potentially opening the door for Damar Hamlin to appear in his first regular-season game …

Tyson Fury to fight Oleksandr Usyk for undisputed heavyweight title, Fury's promoter says

Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk have agreed to fight in Saudi Arabia in the first bout this century to unify all of the major heavyweight boxing titles. Fury holds the WBC version of the heavyweight …

Defensive tackles Aaron Donald and DeForest Buckner ready to square off again in Rams-Colts matchup

Aaron Donald owns a Super Bowl ring, three NFL Defensive Player of the Year awards and is widely regarded as the NFL's top defensive tackle. DeForest Buckner is considered a top-tier interior …
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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 …

JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL, Va. (AP) — Army Gen. Mark Milley delivered a full-throated defense of democracy and not-so-subtle swipes at former President Donald Trump during a packed ceremony on …
Capsules of the eight Ryder Cup matches from Friday at Marco Simone.
The last time the Braves made their run to a World Series championship, Ronald Acuña Jr. could only watch. A serious knee injury left him on the sidelines. Now, after a historic season, Atlanta’s …
BALTIMORE (AP) — The man accused of killing Baltimore tech entrepreneur Pava LaPere last week and committing a rape and arson days earlier will be held without bail pending trial in those cases, a …
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Valley business

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.

Phoenix hotel on Central Avenue sells for $18M

A Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott on Central Avenue in Phoenix is under new ownership.

Peoria restaurants free to apply for upcoming Restaurant Expo

The city of Peoria and the J. Orin Edson Entrepreneur and Innovation Institute at ASU have partnered to run the Workforce Development Training program, providing foundational restaurant and hospitality industry training.

New $450M Glendale casino celebrates construction milestone

The Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise on Wednesday hosted a topping off ceremony for the construction of its new Desert Diamond Casino facility in Glendale.


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

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.

Midwestern in Glendale to host ‘Rudy’ for free speaking engagement

Famed Notre Dame University alumnus and motivational speaker Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger will appear in Glendale for an inspirational speaking engagement.

Avondale Fire to host Fire Prevention Week open house

In honor of Fire Prevention Awareness Week, Avondale firefighters will welcome the community into their “house” with an open house event.

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Obituaries & Memorials

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 …

Phillips C. Hall

PHILLIPS HALL (OL' PHIL) 1931-2023 Ol' Phil never met a stranger. His contagious personality endeared him to people all over the world. He engaged with strangers every day and loved …
The Latest News Around The Globe

James Dolan's sketch of the Sphere becomes reality as the venue opens with a U2 show in Las Vegas

It started as a crude sketch — a circle with a stick person inside. Seven years later, that drawing has been made real: A $2.3 billion massive spherical venue standing 366 feet high and lighting up …

Biden calls for up to three oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico, disappointing all sides

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration on Friday proposed up to three oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico but none in Alaska as it tries to navigate between energy …

Powerball jackpot nears $1 billion after long drought of winners

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Another Powerball drawing Saturday night, another chance at a jackpot that is inching toward $1 billion. The estimated $925 million prize is the world's ninth-largest …

804,000 long-term borrowers are having their student loans forgiven before payments resume this fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Karin Engstrom thought she’d be paying off her federal student loans for the rest of her life. The 82-year-old was shocked when she logged on to check her balance ahead of …

The Supreme Court will decide if state laws limiting social media platforms violate the Constitution

The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether state laws that seek to regulate Facebook, TikTok, X and other social media platforms violate the Constitution. The justices will review laws enacted by …

Kosovo welcomes a NATO decision to bolster its troops following weekend violence that left 4 dead

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's prime minister on Friday welcomed a NATO decision to bolster its troops in the volatile Balkan region, saying last weekend's shootout that left four people dead …

Polish democracy champion Lech Walesa turns 80 and comments on his country's upcoming election

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Former Polish President Lech Walesa said as turned 80 on Friday that he is supporting opposition leader Donald Tusk's effort to oust Poland's conservative government in the …

An election with no parties: Africa's Eswatini, one of the last absolute monarchies, holds vote

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The small southern African nation of Eswatini was holding elections Friday to decide part of the makeup of its parliament, even as its extremely wealthy king retains …

More than 70% of Nagorno-Karabakh's population flees as separatist government says it will dissolve

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — More than 70% of Nagorno-Karabakh's original population has fled to Armenia as the region's separatist government said it will dissolve itself and the unrecognized republic …

Explosion at rally celebrating birthday of Islam's prophet kills 6 people in southwest Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful bomb exploded at a rally celebrating the birthday of Islam's Prophet Muhammad in southwest Pakistan on Friday, killing at least six people and wounding dozens of …
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 …
In this photo provided by The Waseda International House of Literature, Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami speaks during a ghost story reading event in Tokyo, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023. Murakami hosted the event amid growing attention before the announcement of this year's Nobel Prize in literature, an award he is a perennial favorite to win. (The Waseda International House of Literature via AP)

Novelist Murakami hosts Japanese ghost story reading ahead of Nobel Prize announcements

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami hosted a ghost story reading event in Tokyo amid growing attention before the announcement of this year's Nobel Prize in literature, an award he is a …
Republican presidential candidates participate in a Republican presidential primary debate hosted by FOX Business Network and Univision, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Second Republican presidential debate draws fewer viewers than first, with 9.5 million watching

NEW YORK (AP) — The second Republican presidential debate this week attracted fewer viewers than the first debate in August, with an estimated 9.5 million tuning into Wednesday night's event. …