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LAWSUIT

Phoenix gun dealer part of Mexico violence allegations

PHOENIX - Attorneys for five Arizona gun dealers, including one in Phoenix, are asking a federal judge to toss out a claim by the Mexican government that they are responsible for violence in that …
CONSERVATION

California is lone holdout in Colorado River cuts proposal

Six western states that rely on water from the Colorado River have agreed on a model to dramatically cut water use in the basin. California is the holdout. The state has the largest allocation of …
Sports

Phoenix Convention Center begins to prepare for the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl Experience presented by Lowe’s ‘first look’ as the NFL loads in and begins this transformation at the Phoenix Convention Center on Monday, January 30,
EDUCATION

ASU announces $5.5 million grant for nursing students

ASU announced that a new AZDHS grant for $5.5 million will help get 104 new nurses into Arizona hospitals by summer 2024. The new grant stipulates that students awarded this scholarship must …
Indigenous

Revisiting a painful past: Indian school survivors bring stories to Arizona

Not long ago, the U.S. government tried to undermine Native American culture and take away tribal land by forcing children into Indian boarding schools across the country, including 47 in Arizona. …
EDUCATION

Cox opens scholarships for local, diverse students

Cox Communications is providing diverse students with the opportunity to earn one of 10 $3,500 Cox Diversity Scholarship opportunities. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2023.
GOVERNMENT

Immigration-related education group to host annual day at Arizona Legislature

Aliento Education Fund will be hosting its annual Education Day Wednesday, February 15 at the Arizona State Capitol to provide students the opportunity to talk to legislators to inform them on multiple issues that are important for our communities.
MARICOPA COUNTY

Grand jury declines to indict Phoenix officer seen in video hitting, kicking suspect

A Maricopa County grand jury decided against indicting a Phoenix police officer who the county attorney alleged used excessive force when taking a man into custody in October. The Maricopa County …
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West Valley

The holiday season saw The Salvation Army Glendale Corps Community Center distribute nearly 15,000 toys (donated by the local community) to more than 2,400 children in need, provide over $7,500 to …

There is about to be more to love when it comes to a popular Peoria restaurant.
Completely different paths through youth girls basketball suddenly converged for Alyssa Fraulino and Miyah Verse in their final year of high school.After playing for Flagstaff High as a freshman
Country superstar Tim McGraw and electronic music DJ Marshmello are getting in on the Super Bowl party in Glendale.
Anyone looking to pick up a ticket to the Super Bowl in Phoenix this year may want to look at getting a personal loan. With fans of the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles contemplating a …
Phoenix

The deadline has arrived for Phoenix residents to assist the city in teaching others about the importance of water conservation. Tuesday, Jan. 31 is the last day to register for program training in …

Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper on Monday announced they will join forces for the Freaks on Parade Tour, with a 19-city run ending with a concert in Phoenix.
State transportation officials announced Monday there will be no scheduled closures along Valley freeways to accommodate the Super Bowl and related events. The delay in full closures will begin …
Police say portions of South Mountain Park and Preserve in Phoenix have been temporarily closed as investigators search for evidence in a homicide. A hiker reported finding a human skull at the …
The Scottsdale Police Department has released a graphic video of the shooting that occurred and injured an officer earlier this month as authorities were trying to serve a search warrant. The …
East Valley

Phoenix and the surrounding area has been selected to thank and welcome home our Vietnam War-era veterans who served during the period of Nov. 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, according to the U.S. …

The doors of the Scottsdale Historical Museum will finally open to the public on Feb. 1, after having been closed for more than two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic and new improvements.
Tempe is offering free COVID-19 and flu vaccines Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the Westside Multi-generational Center, 715 W. 5th St. The vaccines will be available from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and …
The professional taiko drumming troupe KODO will perform on Feb. 15 and 16 at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.
A self-storage facility is to be constructed on 10 acres south of State Route 24 Gateway Freeway on the east side of Ellsworth Road in Mesa. The landscaping and look of the Legacy Gateway Self …
Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices

Summers: Large Sun City garage is within all the rules

I am the home owner who is building a garage in my backyard.
A patient’s age upon receiving a cochlear implant can influence the technology’s effectiveness. (Pixabay)

Arslan: Cochlear implant results may vary — here’s why

Cochlear implants are among the most successful neural prostheses on the market. However, the effectiveness of cochlear implants varies greatly across users because of a range of factors, such as hearing loss duration and age at implantation.

Dewey: Commingling ends for Sun Cities softball teams

For whatever reason, a 20-plus year tradition of Sun City seniors playing softball with our neighbors in Sun City West came to a halt. The Recreation Centers of Sun City West board voted to end the tradition and no longer allow comingling between our two communities.
Abrazo Health Cardiologist Dr. Sharon Sadeghinia

Sadeghinia: Women’s heart health shouldn’t be overlooked

An estimated one in four female deaths is caused by heart disease, which is the leading cause of death for women in the United States.
Jason Fischbeck

Fischbeck: Some of the most popular 2023 home trends for East Valley homeowners

When a new year arrives so do new trends and people are always trying to upgrade their homes with the newest style. East Valley homeowners are no exception. Whether they are looking to upgrade the …
Local sports

Turner finds security in new deal, Pacers add flexibility

Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner grew tedious of the semiannual trade rumors. Now he might not have to pay as much attention to all the chatter. Turner has signed a contract extension with Indiana …

Purdue hands No. 2 Ohio State third straight loss

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Abbey Ellis made a season-high five 3 pointers and Purdue earned its first top-five road victory in program history, beating No. 2 Ohio State 73-65 on Sunday. The Buckeyes …

Murekatete, Motuga lead WSU's upset of No. 19 Arizona women

Bella Murekatete scored 18 points, Ula Motuga added 16, and the two hit several key buckets down the stretch, lifting Washington State to a 70-59 victory over No. 19 Arizona. Motuga and Murekatete …
National sports

Boxer Klitschko joins fight against Olympic path for Russia

Olympic gold medalist Wladimir Klitschko has joined Ukraine’s fight against IOC plans to let some Russians compete at the 2024 Paris Summer Games. The former heavyweight champion has suggested in a …

Fisher-Price® Launches Exclusive Little People Collector™ Super Bowl LVII Champions Set

EAST AURORA, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 31, 2023--Fisher-Price is giving fans of this year’s Super Bowl LVII Champion a ‘little’ way to celebrate their team’s massive win with the launch of …

Howie Long to Be Honored at Legends for Charity® Dinner With Prestigious Pat Summerall Award During the Big Game Week, Charity Event Benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 31, 2023--On Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Hyatt Regency downtown Phoenix hotel, an evening celebration is planned to honor the legacy of the late legendary NFL broadcaster …

Brother vs brother: Kelces prepare for Super Bowl showdown

Donna Kelce is going to have to pull out that now-familiar custom jersey — the one with Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce’s front stitched to Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce’s …

Analysis: NFL wasn't at its best in conference championships

The Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs prevailed on championship weekend to reach Super Bowl 57. But the NFL didn't exactly have a stellar weekend as infuriating flags and non-calls dominated …
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The head of the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday announced an overhaul of the agency’s food safety and nutrition division, vowing that a new structure will better protect consumers and the …

GENEVA (AP) — Independent human rights experts working with the U.N. on Tuesday called for an investigation of possible abuses, war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by government forces …
NEW YORK (AP) — The doors of a metal box slide open, and a drone rises over a gas well in Pennsylvania. Its mission: To find leaks of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, so that energy companies can …
MILAN (AP) — Italy's government has increased security around its diplomatic missions around the globe in response to “a crescendo of terroristic attacks” by an anarchist network that has been …
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — On the eve of Tyre Nichols ' funeral, his family plans to gather Tuesday with the Rev. Al Sharpton and attorney Ben Crump at the historic Mason Temple in Memphis, where Dr. …
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Valley business

Sales in the millions on second Saturday of Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction

The top 10 car sales from the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction on Saturday, Jan. 28 surpassed the top sales from every day of the week, with sales gradually increasing as the weekend approached. No …

Airbnb props up safety standards for hosts, guests during Super Bowl week

With the Super Bowl just over two weeks away, short-term rental hosts and host platforms are getting ready for an onslaught of visitors. On Jan. 26, Airbnb is hosting a safety forum in Scottsdale …

United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona announces new CEO

Kentay Garvin has been announced as the new CEO of United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona. 

Gold Canyon Chamber of Commerce formed

The Gold Canyon Business Association has been dissolved and replaced with the Gold Canyon Chamber of Commerce. “Due to the devastating effects of COVID, and the continuous struggles of …

Neighbors

Mesa Community College faculty receive award

A team of faculty members from the Mesa Community College Reading and English Departments is the recipient of the 2022 Developmental Education Endowed Teaching Award. The award provides …

Prospectors shine at Math/Science Field Day competition

A team of 12 science and math students from Apache Junction High School recently competed at the 27th Annual Math/Science Field Day at Scottsdale Community College. It was the first time the …

YWCA, based in Glendale, will sponsor women’s leadership awards event

Four outstanding local women will be raised up in the community throughout February and March, leading up to the YWCA 29th Annual Tribute to Leadership Awards where they will officially be celebrated.

Scottsdale charitable social club prepares for upcoming events

The goal to raise millions of dollars for Arizona nonprofits remains despite the Scottsdale 20/30 Club changing its name to the Saguaros.

Things to do

Tempe, Mesa events raise money this week for traumatic brain injury research

East Valley businesses Dixxon Flannel Co. and Cider Corps are partnering with the national 22 Jumps project this week for a series of fundraising events dedicated to spotlighting advances in …

Bestselling author Steve Berry to visit Scottsdale for book signing

Author Steve Berry is coming to the Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale to promote his new book in the Cotton Malone series, The Last Kingdom. Berry, a New York Times bestselling author, will …

Mesa Community College hosts state-wide education conference

Helping students achieve success in their lives and academic careers is the focus of the 2023 Arizona Chapter of the National Organization for Student Success conference being hosted Feb. 3 at the …

Buckeye Air Fair takes flight in February

The Buckeye Air Fair returns for a weekend of high-flying fun, Feb. 17-19, at the Buckeye Municipal Airport, 3000 S. Palo Verde Road.

Entertainment
FILE - Lisa Marie Presley stands next to her childhood crib displayed with other mementos in the new exhibit "Elvis Through His Daughter's Eyes," at Graceland in Memphis, Tenn., Jan. 31, 2012. On Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, Priscilla Presley filed legal documents disputing who oversees the estate of her late daughter Lisa Marie Presley. The singer and only child of Elvis Presley, died at a hospital at age 54 on Jan. 12. (AP Photo/Lance Murphey, File)

Priscilla Presley disputes trust of late Lisa Marie Presley

Priscilla Presley has filed legal documents disputing who oversees the estate of her late daughter Lisa Marie Presley. The filing in Los Angeles Superior Court last week disputes the validity of a …
FILE - Author Julie Otsuka poses with her book "Certaines n'avaient jamais vu la mer", (Some Never Saw the Sea,) after she was awarded the French literary prize Femina for foreigners, in Paris on Nov. 5, 2012. Otsuka’s novel “The Swimmers,” in which a group of swimmers collectively narrate their daily routines and what happens when they’re disrupted, has won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. The $5,000 honor is presented by the American Library Association. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

Julie Otsuka, Ed Yong win Carnegie Medals for Excellence

NEW YORK (AP) — Novelist Julie Otsuka has strong memories of libraries from her childhood California — the bike rides with her best friend to the local branch; the soft, firm sound of librarians …
This cover image released by Little, Brown for Young Readers shows "Freewater" by Amina Luqman-Dawson, winner of the John Newbery Medal for the year’s best children’s book. Luqman-Dawson also won the Coretta Scott King prize for best children's story by a Black author. (Little, Brown for Young Readers via AP)

Amina Luqman-Dawson’s “Freewater' wins John Newbery Medal

NEW YORK (AP) — Amina Luqman-Dawson's “Freewater,” a middle-grade novel about a secret community of formerly enslaved people, has won the John Newbery Medal for the year's best children's book. …
This combination of photos shows promotional at for "Princess Power," a series premiering Jan 30, "Pamela: A Love Story," premiering Jan. 31, "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever," premiering Feb. 1, and "Lyle, Lyle Crocodile" premiering on Feb. 4. (Netflix/Netflix/Disney+/Netflix via AP)

New this week: Shania, 'Princess Power' and Pamela Anderson

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music and video game platforms this week. MOVIES — If …
FILE - Trevor Noah appears at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on March 14, 2021. Noah is hosting the Grammy Awards for a third-straight year. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Trevor Noah returns as Grammy host with comfort, nervousness

Trevor Noah says he feels more comfortable hosting the Grammy Awards for a third-straight year, but the former “The Daily Show” host still has some nervousness about leading the ceremony with …
Obituaries & Memorials

Robert James Strieff

Robert (Bob) James Strieff, age 73, went to be with His Lord and Savior on January 23, 2023. Bob is survived by his wife, Lynne; children: Melissa (Cody), Connie (Matt), Frank (Joy), Tori, and Josh; …

Woodrow Skelding

Woodrow Skelding, (85) of Sun City, Arizona, passed away on January 25, 2023. Woodrow, fondly known as Woody, was born on December 1, 1937 in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania. Woody is survived by his wife …

Woodrow Skelding

Woodrow Skelding, (85) of Sun City, Arizona, passed away on January 25, 2023. Woodrow, fondly known as Woody, was born on December 1, 1937 in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania. Woody is survived by his wife …

Thomas “Tom” Eugene Smiley

Thomas “Tom” Eugene Smiley 89, of Sun City, Arizona passed away on January 20, 2023.

William “Bill” Lee Van Helden

Beloved Father and Grandfather William Lee Van Helden passed away peacefully in his sleep
Nation

US consumer confidence lags as 2023 gets under way

American consumers are kicking off 2023 a bit less confident than they were at the end of last year as inflation and the possibility of a recession loom. The Conference Board reported Tuesday …

Why workers at growing number of nonprofits are unionizing

Over his six years at the Southern Poverty Law Center, Esteban Gil watched colleague after colleague leave. Part of it was the nature of the work: helping people in immigrant detention and in prison. …

Indiana justices won't hear 2nd abortion case for now

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's high court said it will not immediately consider a challenge to the state's abortion ban that is based on the argument that the law violates some people's religious …

American Express launches products for small businesses

NEW YORK (AP) — American Express is launching a suite of financial service products for small businesses as it aims build up its presence in the small business sector. The services, called …

Tesla gets Justice Department subpoena for self-driving cars

The U.S. Justice Department has requested documents from Tesla Inc. related to its Autopilot and “Full Self-Driving” features, according to a regulatory filing. The electric vehicle maker …
World

Emhoff visits synagogue, Holocaust memorial in Berlin

BERLIN (AP) — Doug Emhoff, the husband of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, met with Ukrainian refugees at a Berlin synagogue and visited the city's Holocaust memorial on Tuesday as he wrapped up …

Pakistan army: Boating accident death toll rises to 51

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The death toll from a boating accident in a lake in northwest Pakistan over the weekend reached 51, the military said Tuesday. The vessel was carrying children and …

Hungary FM: Sweden should 'act differently' to join NATO

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Sweden's government should “act differently” if it wants to clinch Turkish support for its bid to join NATO, Hungary's foreign minister said Tuesday, adding that a …

Broken baby Jesus statues flood restorers ahead of feast day

In Mexico City, it is the busy season for the craftsman who can repair Catholic families' beloved but broken baby Jesus figurines. They need to be in good condition for their annual pilgrimage to …

How Myanmar is faring 2 years after army ousted Suu Kyi

BANGKOK (AP) — Two years after Myanmar’s generals ousted Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government, thousands of people have died in civil conflict and many more have been forced from their homes …