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Glendale Chamber to host military appreciation ceremony

The Glendale Chamber of Commerce’s Military & Veterans Affairs Committee will recognize service men and women, and their family members, in an upcoming event.

Peoria event will display classic British cars, cycles ‘on the green’

The Arizona MG Club, in partnership with the city of Peoria’s Arts and Culture Department, will host the sixth presentation of the British Wheels on the Green charity car show.

Brazil’s firefighters battle wildfires raging during rare late-winter heat wave

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Firefighters on Thursday were battling flames in Brazil’s northeastern Bahia state, fanned by strong winds and abnormally high temperatures for the season, authorities …
Valley & State

Biden to deliver democracy speech and pay tribute to John McCain in Arizona next week

President Joe Biden will travel to Arizona next week to deliver a democracy-focused address that will also pay tribute to the late John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential candidate who …

Duet, a Phoenix nonprofit serving older adults, earns Congressional honor

Duet: Partners In Health & Aging earned a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Arizona’s 8th Congressional District.

BLM plans prescribed burns near Lake Pleasant in Peoria

The Bureau of Land Management’s Phoenix District is planning prescribed burning operations to burn cut and piled brush from public lands west of Lake Pleasant in Peoria.

Landmark Camelback Corridor buildings in Phoenix sell for $72.1M

Office buildings at the corner of 32nd Street and Camelback Road, in the heart of the Camelback Corridor, sold for $72.1 million.

Downtown Phoenix to host Spirits of Mexico festival

The Spirits of Mexico Culture & Tourism Fest is coming to Heritage Square in downtown Phoenix this winter.

Over 200 people are homeless after Tucson recovery community closes during Medicaid probe

Authorities say a huge Tucson addiction recovery community shuttered this week, leaving more than 200 people homeless as Arizona investigates widespread Medicaid fraud largely affecting Native …

Queen Creek Police Department First in Arizona to Deploy Advanced Body Camera Analytics

Automated process will enhance department training, interactions with publicQUEEN CREEK, Ariz., Sept. 21, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Truleo, the leading automated body camera review and analysis technology …

Phoenix couple to host annual artwork sale at Sunnyslope gallery

The annual open studio sale of artists Larry and Sandra Ortega is returning to the Sunnyslope area of Phoenix.


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Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices & Encouraging Civility
Amber Carfield

Carfield: Kitchen design trends for the end of 2023

As we head into the final stretch of 2023 many home design trends have come and gone. Luckily, home design trends never stop and as we head into fall a few trends are starting to take shape for the …
Ilana Lowery

Lowery: Arizona has opportunity to expand broadband internet everywhere

Arizona is home to the country’s most unserved and underserved community, according to Mike Conlow, director of network strategy at Cloudflare. The worst region, Cochise County, and other rural …

Richards: Values lacking in Arizona today

Since moving to Arizona, I have seen some very unusual things. I have seen money over safety, now money over integrity. My philosophy is driving is a privilege not a right. Owning a home is a …

Hector: Scam warnings important for seniors

I read the article about fraud against seniors in the Independent. I’m grateful that someone is looking out for the safety and welfare of the elderly. The Independent’s article cites …

Masters: Amazed at those defending Trump

I am amazed at the letters written to this publication that think Donald J. Trump is being picked on because Democrats don’t want him to be president of United States. Trump told America …
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West Valley

The submission deadline for the Recreation Centers of Sun City Inc. Board of Directors election is nearing. This year, the RCSC Board has four open positions to be filled at the election on the …

Rebecca Ong, a Glendale resident, has been named to the Bob Jones University Percussion Ensemble, one of more than 20 instrumental performance groups at BJU.
A Peoria student is among the 565 incoming freshmen to receive scholarships from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire for the 2023-24 academic year, with many students receiving multiple awards.
The Peoria Sports Complex, spring training home to the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners, is getting a new maintenance building.
The city laid out its plans for the possible use of a total of $100 million in the two questions at a Sept. 19 City Council work session.

A local businesswoman earns an appointment to the Phoenix City Council’s Hospitality and Tourism Advisory Board.

Join Rebuild Superior Inc for the 3rd Annual State of the Town Address.
The works of a Mesa-based artist will be on display in an upcoming exhibition at a Phoenix hotel.
PHOENIX — Local governments can’t transfer unclaimed firearms to the embattled Ukranian government, regardless of how well-meaning the goal, Attorney General Kris Mayes concluded …
Dibble, the Phoenix-based engineering solutions company, announced new leadership promotions.
East Valley

The site of a former Sonic Drive-in is to be developed with an Ultra Clean Express Car Wash — also known as Rinse n Ride — east of Greenfield Road on the north side of Brown Road in Mesa. …

With COVID-19 season possibly returning, the Queen Creek Town Council has passed a resolution “regarding masking and vaccinations as an individual personal responsibility” for residents …
Renee Potter, owner of Fred's Flowers in Tempe, has been recognized for her floral designs at a national competition. Potter, who lives in Ahwatukee, won the Mid America Invitational Cup at an …
A proposal to change Florence’s noise ordinance was met with a lot of noise at Monday’s Florence Town Council meeting. The lengthy proposed changes to the ordinance were prompted by a …
Authorities are investigating the Tuesday night shooting death of a man near 2000 North 37 th Street in Phoenix.    Police responded about 6:20 p.m. Sept. 19 to the shooting and found …
Arizona & National Sports Coverage
Local sports

Arizona opens Pac-12 play at struggling Stanford

Arizona opens Pac-12 play after winning two of three nonconference games with a trip to Stanford. This is the first meeting between the schools since 2019. The Cardinal have won the last six meetings …

No. 5 USC is hoping to avoid a letdown against Arizona State in the Trojans' first road game

No. 5 Southern California has looked unstoppable so far this season. The Trojans are scoring in bunches, quarterback Caleb Williams has been superb after winning the Heisman Trophy a year ago and USC …

No. 5 USC looks to avoid letdown against battered Arizona State in first road game

Southern California looks to avoid a letdown against a bruised and battered Arizona State team in its first road game of 2023. The fifth-ranked Trojans have rolled through their first three games …
National sports

Toronto Blue Jays slugger Vladimir Guerrero Jr. day-to-day with right knee inflammation

Toronto Blue Jays slugger Vladimir Guerrero Jr. got good news Thursday when an MRI on his right knee showed inflammation and no structural damage. Guerrero was held of the starting lineup for the …

Taking it to the streets: NHL tries to grow its game with an 'ice' hockey push Down Under

The National Hockey League is trying to build on its first foray into the Southern Hemisphere — two preseason games between the Los Angeles Kings and Arizona Coyote this weekend — by expanding …

Cowboys believe CB Trevon Diggs tore his right ACL in practice, AP source says

A person with knowledge of the injury tells The Associated Press that the Dallas Cowboys believe star cornerback Trevon Diggs tore his right ACL in practice. An MRI had yet to confirm the injury for …

Connor Bedard takes the ice for his first NHL training camp with the Chicago Blackhawks

Connor Bedard has arrived at his first NHL training camp with the Chicago Blackhawks. Even Bedard, used to the hockey spotlight and incredibly composed at just 18 years old, knew it was a moment. …

Avalanche forward Valeri Nichushkin averts questions over sudden absence last year in playoffs

Colorado Avalanche forward Valeri Nichushkin averted questions concerning his sudden absence from a playoff series last season for what the team explained was personal reasons. Nichushkin missed the …
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A new plan from California's insurance commissioner aims to keep the nation' stop insurers from leaving the wildfire-prone state. California tightly restricts how insurance companies can price …

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A military pilot whose advanced fighter jet went temporarily missing over the weekend is heard repeatedly requesting an ambulance in a perplexing 911 call from the …
Actor Sophie Turner has sued her estranged pop star husband Joe Jonas to force him to turn over the passports of the couple’s two young daughters so she can take them to England. Turner was served …
The head of the Anti-Defamation League said in a post on X on Thursday that he was in touch with Adidas CEO Bjorn Gulden who apologized for his remarks about Kanye West and reiterated the sportswear …
Artificial intelligence tools that can conjure whimsical artwork or realistic-looking images from written commands started wowing crowds last year. But most people don’t actually use them at work …
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Valley business

Stream Realty office adds to Phoenix leasing team

Stream Realty Partners has recruited a four-broker office leasing team with decades of combined commercial real estate experience.

New dementia education specialist joins Heritage with Glendale, Peoria, Surprise locations

Shelly Drews is the new dementia education specialist at Heritage Communities, which has locations in Glendale, Peoria and Surprise.

Phoenix woman creates new taco recipe on Rubio’s menu

A Phoenix woman won the Rubio’s Coastal Grill fish taco contest, and now her creation will make its way to the restaurant’s menu.

Scottsdale company hires two execs as it looks to grow Medicare business

Gold Kidney Health Plan, a Scottsdale-based Medicare Advantage Plan appointed two new executives to its company.


Phoenix-based Valley Leadership names its Man & Woman of the Year

Angela Hughey and Brian Spicker are the Valley Leadership’s 74th Man & Woman of the Year.

Arizona Talking Book Library in Phoenix offers free services to visually impaired

The Arizona Talking Book Library provides free audio book delivery/downloadable services to the visually impaired, physically limited, and print disabled throughout the state.

Award-winning Peoria artist to exhibit works at Surprise Arts Center

A new exhibition featuring mixed media artwork by Peoria resident John Simon Weecks will be on display in Surprise during the month of October.

Avondale libraries offering ‘amnesty’ for overdue fines this month

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month, and Avondale Public Library is taking up the cause.

Things to do

Scottsdale Arts announces 2023–24 dance series

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts has announced the performances that will be part of its 2023–24 dance series. This season, audiences can witness the creativity of Los …

‘Carmina Burana’ to open Phoenix Symphony’s 2023-24 season

The Phoenix Symphony's 2023-24 season opens with three performances of “Carmina Burana.”

Teenage instrumentalist bringing his music to Phoenix concert

Teenage multi-instrumental prodigy Justin-Lee Schultz is planning a concert in Phoenix.

Glass pumpkin patch returns to Scottsdale

The Holland Community Center, 34250 N. 60th St., is hosting the annual Glass Pumpkin Patch fundraiser 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Oct. 20-22, featuring more than 1,000 glass pumpkins handmade by …

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Obituaries & Memorials

Herbert Marshall Carl

Herbert Marshall Carl, age 77, died peacefully in Sun City West, AZ on 9/18/23 with his wife and 3 children by his side. Herb was born in Milwaukee, WI on 4/13/46, to parents Leonard and Norma. He …

Wayne R. Roades

At this second anniversary of the passing of Wayne Roades, we recall him fondly. Wayne was ready to help when asked. He performed small repairs, trips to and from the airport, grocery shopping, …

Marcia Dasenbrock

Marcia Dasenbrock passed away unexpectedly at her home in Apache Junction, Ariz., on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023. She was 68 years old. She was born July 11, 1955, to Jerry and Barbara Pfeiffer in …

Marcia Dasenbrock

Marcia Dasenbrock passed away unexpectedly at her home in Apache Junction, Ariz., on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023. She was 68 years old. She was born July 11, 1955, to Jerry and Barbara Pfeiffer in …

Rosalia "Rodie" T. Wright

Rosalia/Rodie T. Wright passed away Sept. 7, 2023, in Sun City, AZ at her apartment at the Gardens of Sun City Assisted Living. She was 98 years old. She was born on December 22, 1924, in Buffalo, NY …
The Latest News Around The Globe

Who are Rupert Murdoch's children? What to know about the media magnate's successor and family

NEW YORK (AP) — Media magnate Rupert Murdoch on Monday announced that he would be stepping down as the leader of both Fox News' parent company and his News Corp media holdings — with his son, …

Officer's threat to charge 11-year-old crime victim draws sharp critique of Columbus police

An Ohio father who learned that his 11-year-old daughter had been manipulated into sending explicit photos to an adult turned to the police for help. But instead of treating the girl as a crime …

Appeals court takes up transgender health coverage case likely headed to Supreme Court

A federal appeals court is considering cases out of North Carolina and West Virginia that could have significant implications on whether individual states are required to cover health care for …

DuckDuckGo founder says Google's phone and manufacturing partnerships thwart competition

WASHINGTON (AP) — Appearing in the biggest antitrust trial in a quarter century, DuckDuckGo founder Gabriel Weinberg testified Thursday that it was hard for his small search engine company to …

Trump says he always had autoworkers' backs. Union leaders say his first-term record shows otherwise

When former President Donald Trump visits Detroit next week, he’ll be looking to blunt criticisms from a United Auto Workers union leadership that has said a second term for him would be a …

Haiti's government to oversee canal project that prompted Dominican Republic to close all borders

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Haiti’s government on Thursday doubled down on the construction of a canal on Haitian soil that would divert water from a river it shares with the Dominican Republic, …

Guinea’s leader defends coups in Africa and rebuffs the West, saying things must change

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The recent coups in Africa are attempts by militaries to save their countries from presidents' “broken promises," the head of Guinea’s junta said Thursday as he rebuffed …

British royals sprinkle star power on a grateful French town with up-and-down ties to royalty

SAINT-DENIS, France (AP) — As they do every day at noon, the town hall bells played a cheeky little tune about a king who put his pants on back to front. Perhaps a good thing then, for …

Singapore police uncover more gold bars, watches and other assets from money laundering scheme

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Singapore police say they have uncovered more luxury watches, gold bars and other assets from a massive money laundering scheme that was busted last month, bringing …

A serial killer pleads guilty in Rwanda to killing 14 people

A serial killer in Rwanda has pleaded guilty at a court saying he killed 14 people. Most of the victims were women. Denis Kazungu admitted guilt to charges that included murder, rape and robbery. He …
FILE - Angus Cloud arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on March 27, 2022, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Cloud, the actor who starred as the drug dealer Fezco "Fez" O'Neill on the HBO series "Euphoria," died of an overdose of cocaine, fentanyl and other substances, a Northern California coroner's office said Thursday. He died July 31 at his family home in Oakland, Calif. He was 25. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

'Euphoria' star Angus Cloud accidentally overdosed on meth, cocaine, fentanyl, coroner says

A Northern California coroner's office says actor Angus Cloud died in July of an accidental overdose of cocaine, fentanyl and other substances. The Alameda County Coroner's Bureau said Thursday the …
The annual Billy Moore Days will return to Avondale in October.

Billy Moore Days celebration making return to Old Town Avondale

Old Town Avondale will host the four-day Billy Moore Days to celebrate the city’s heritage.

Pleasant Harbor Country Fest at Lake Pleasant in Peoria canceled

The Pleasant Harbor Country Fest at Lake Pleasant, scheduled for Oct. 14, has been canceled, organizers announced Thursday.
FILE - Fran Drescher, left, president of SAG-AFTRA, and Meredith Stiehm, president of Writers Guild of America West, pose together during a rally by striking writers outside Paramount Pictures studio in Los Angeles on May 8, 2023. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

And end in sight? Striking writers and Hollywood studios resume negotiations for second day

Hollywood studios and striking screenwriters are resuming negotiations for the second day in a row Thursday. The talks could potentially put an end to the nearly five-month dispute that has brought …
FILE - Hayao Miyazaki of Japan, director of the animated film "Ponyo," poses at a special screening of the film in Los Angeles on July 27, 2009. Studio Ghibli, the famed Japanese animation studio of Miyazaki, will become a subsidiary of Nippon Television Network Corp., both sides said Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023.(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Japan TV network will acquire Totoro creator Studio Ghibli as animation studio prepares for future

TOKYO (AP) — Studio Ghibli, the famed Japanese animation studio of Hayao Miyazaki, will become a subsidiary of Nippon Television Network Corp., both sides said Thursday. Succession worries had …