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Chicago exhibition center modifying windows to prevent bird strikes after massive kill last year

CHICAGO (AP) — An exhibition center on Chicago's lakefront has launched a $1.2 million effort to prevent bird strikes after hundreds of songbirds crashed into the building in one night last …

BRITISH OPEN '24: Chance at atonement for McIlroy at Troon, last chance for everyone at the majors

Rory McIlroy doesn't see the British Open as a chance at redemption. It's just an opportunity. And for everyone at Royal Troon, it's the last opportunity of the year in the majors. The British Open …

Mercado Village will go before Scottsdale City Council again

Scottsdale-based developer Caliber is taking a fourth run at getting the city council to rezone 6.64 acres near the intersection of 92nd Street and Shea Boulevard rezoned to make way for the …
Valley & State

WWE showdown coming to Glendale

WWE announced that the West Valley will be among 15 live events ready to hit the road as part of the company’s 2024 touring schedule.

Tickets available for these concerts at 2024 Arizona State Fair

Tickets are available now for the Arizona State Fair’s 2024 Coliseum Concert series.

Weekend work affects I-17, Loop 101 travel

Stretches of Interstate 17 and Loop 101 will be narrowed or closed this weekend for pavement improvement projects, state transportation officials said. This work will take place from 9 p.m. …

Mesa veteran brings first Frutta Bowls location to Arizona

Mesa resident and U.S. Air Force and Army National Guard veteran Richard Allende is helping to open the first Frutta Bowls restaurant in Arizona. The location opens on Tuesday, July 16, at 1902 …

Arizona abortion initiative backers sue to remove 'unborn human being' from voter pamphlet language

Backers of an Arizona abortion rights ballot initiative have sued a GOP-led legislative committee that seeks to include language on material for voters referring to a fetus as “an unborn human …

Deer Valley Unified OKs almost $300M 2024-25 budget

The Deer Valley Unified School District has a 2024-25 operating budget, even with a couple financial uncertainties looming.

Road work requires detours from Chandler to Tempe

The northbound Loop 101 will be closed this weekend between Loop 202 in Chandler and US 60 in Tempe. A pavement improvement project will require the closure, according to the Arizona Department …

2 indicted on arson charges after setting off explosive device at Mesa home

Two Mesa teens were indicted on arson charges in connection with an incident where an explosive device was set outside the front door of a Mesa home. Eighteen-year-old Daniel Traynor and …

Arizona schools combat phone use in the classroom

PHOENIX – As a middle school teacher, Dana Ramos didn’t restrict cell phone use in her classroom. Now, as principal of Lowell Elementary School, a K-8 school in Phoenix, Ramos has …

Some smaller news outlets in swing states can't afford election coverage. AP is helping them

The Associated Press says it will provide free campaign and election night coverage to dozens of small and independent newsrooms located in swing states, through a program funded by a Knight …
heat relief

Tucson, Phoenix won’t push emergency utility relief to public housing tenants this summer

WASHINGTON — On June 13, the federal government’s top official for public housing appeared with Tucson’s mayor at the Martin Luther King Apartments and announced emergency relief …

Weekend travel restrictions set for I-17 in north Valley

Pavement improvement work will restrict travel along southbound Interstate 17 from Friday night until Monday morning, state transportation officials said. Drivers should budget extra time as the …


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The Republicans in the House passed the Save Act which requires voters to provide documentary proof of citizenship at the time of registration. What is wrong with that? One hundred ninety-eight …
As a candidate for city council representing Peoria's Mesquite District, let’s pump the brakes on this fast paced development. I don’t understand what the rush is all about!
Some folks complain about the proliferation of political signs; not me. I am happy to see the large number of different campaign signs come up during the election season. The various campaign …
I recently penned two letters regarding how “aggressive politics are infecting our small towns” and “the impact of PACs on government.” Both pieces suggested that the process …
It’s a terrible shame. People that say others should not have a gun — they should be out. It’s not the guns. If people wanna harm themselves they’ll find other ways …

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Brandon Pfaadt outpitches Max Fried, Diamondbacks beat Braves 1-0

Brandon Pfaadt outpitched Max Fried in six strong innings, Jake McCarthy made a leaping grab at the wall in the ninth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Atlanta Braves 1-0. Pfaadt was sharp …

Arizona Athletic Grounds (AAG) Names Meg Stevens as President - AAG Prioritizing Women's Athletics

Stevens Brings More Than 20 Years of Leadership Experience across Athletics and Corporate PartnershipsMESA, Ariz., July 11, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Arizona Athletic Grounds (AAG), America's premier …

Braves play the Diamondbacks with 2-1 series lead

The Atlanta Braves lead 2-1 in a four-game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
National sports
A brief look at the British Open being played at Royal Troon. That includes the nine previous Open champions and how long the links course will play.
Charlie Condon, a walk-on at Georgia who became national player of the year, and Travis Bazzana, a former cricket player who left Australia for Oregon State, could be the top two picks in …
Masters champion Scottie Scheffler is the betting favorite at the British Open, just like the other majors. Xander Schauffele and Bryson DeChambeau also have majors this year and would love to add …
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Valley business

Eat a 5-pound chimi at Valley Macayo’s for a chance to win prizes

Eat this five-pound chimi in 20 minutes or less at any Valley Macayo’s for a chance to compete in the championship on Sept. 28.

Hungry? The 3rd Annual Macayo’s Mexican Food Chimi Challenge Championship is under way.

Jason Fial named partner at Scottsdale’s Wilde Wealth Management Group

Scottsdale’s Wilde Wealth Management Group has promoted Jason Fial to partner and named him to the ownership group.

Jason Fial has been named a partner and joined into the ownership group of Wilde Wealth Management Group. In his new role, Fial will continue to work with clients on all of their financial …

Valley women’s fashion looks for the summer

This Cannes Cotton Ikat Maxi Kaftan dress and the Nice Cotton Ikat Maxi Kaftan dress are perfect summer dresses. The fabric is completely handwoven with a combination of very fine cotton yarns, creating vibrant and beautiful colors. Ikat, meaning “to tie” or “to bind” in Indonesian, is an ancient dyeing technique involving the meticulous binding and dyeing of threads before weaving them into intricate patterns.

Look no further than right here in the Valley for hot looks for this summer.

Valley men’s fashion looks for the summer

Short sets are very popular for men this summer at Knokie’s Fashions in Glendale.

There are some standard tips for summer fashion that are always in season. Loose fitting will help you stay comfortable, light colors will complement the bright sunshine, and add some color pop.


Scottsdale’s Over Easy Raises $50,000 to date for Phoenix Children’s Foundation

Scottsdale’s Over Easy restaurant has raised over $50,000 for the Phoenix Children’s nonprofit.

Local breakfast restaurant Over Easy’s partnership with Phoenix Children’s has yielded a remarkable $50,000 to date for the non-profit. Since January 2024, one dollar from every …

Phoenix native serves where future Navy warfighters train

Seaman Alberto Alia, a native of Phoenix, is currently stationed at Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois as a student serving with Naval Education and Training Command.

ALS ice bucket challenge fundraiser returns

ALS Arizona is holding a fundraising event featuring the ice bucket challenge August 3 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at at Salt River Fields, 7555 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale.

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is coming up on its 10th anniversary, and ALS Arizona wants to bring the challenge back on Saturday, August 3, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Salt River Fields, 7555 N. Pima …

City of Scottsdale offers free swim lessons

The City of Scottsdale is offering free swim lessons to residents and non-residents in August.

In honor of Drowning Impact Awareness Month, Scottsdale Aquatics will be offering free swim lessons at Cactus, Eldorado and McDowell Mountain Ranch aquatic centers in August. Registration for August …

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Arizona Philharmonic to kick off new season in Prescott

Violinist Dr. Katherine McLin and Maestro Peter Bay kick off Arizona Philharmonic’s Season 7 with “Passion, Peace and Power” on Sept. 8 in Prescott.

Arizona Philharmonic will launch its seventh season in September with a concert in Prescott.

Herberger Theater  in Phoenix has new chair, four new board members

The Herberger Theater Center has welcomed a new chair of its board of directions in addition to four new board members.

The Herberger Theater Center has appointed Victoria Williams as chair of its board of directors.

Art exhibit, ‘Melting,’ in Phoenix inspired by summer heat

“Wax,” by Jackson Kloog, will be part of the upcoming “Melting” exhibit in Phoenix.

A Phoenix hotel will be exhibiting works of local artists’ interpretations of a Valley summer.

ProMusica chorale, orchestra auditions coming to Phoenix

ProMusica Arizona Chorale and Orchestra takes the stage under the baton of Artistic Director Patti Graetz.

ProMusica Arizona Chorale and Orchestra is inviting singers and instrumentalists to audition for the upcoming 2024-25 season.

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Obituaries & Memorials

Marie Batchelder

Marie, 92, formerly of Sun City died in Westfield, MA with her family by her side on Sunday, June 23, 2024. Marie was born in Prussberg, Germany. She was the daughter of Konrad and Katharina Stahl …

Richard Railey Miles

Richard, age 79, died Tuesday, June 25, 2024. Richard was born April 15, 1945, in Miami, Florida to Richard Smith Miles and Sarah Elizabeth Railey. He received his bachelor’s degree in nuclear …

Joeseph Barocas

Jerry is a New York native and holds a degree in management. He started his career working for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in Manhattan. In 1973 he transferred to Wichita, Kansas with his …

Shirley Marie Wolfe

Shirley was born on December 12, 1937 in Richland Center to Dale and Ilene Marshall. Shirley is survived by her son, Sherman Banker (Lauren); daughter Tammy Banker and grandchildren Toby Coberly, Eve …

Mr. Gilberto C. Mancillas

Mr. Mancillas, 78 of Phoenix, Arizona passed away on June 6, 2024, in Phoenix, Arizona. He was born August 5, 1945, to Julio Lopez Mancillas and Anita Cordova Mancillas in San Pedro De La Cueva, …
The Latest News Around The Globe

Extreme heat and some medicines can be a risky combo. Here's what to know

This summer’s extreme heat is raising the danger of heat-related illnesses and threatening health in a more subtle way — by amplifying the side effects of many common medications. Blood pressure …

North Carolina's Medicaid expansion program has enrolled 500,000 people in just 7 months

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More than 500,000 North Carolina residents have enrolled in the state's Medicaid expansion program since it went live about seven months ago, officials announced Friday. …

Sen. Klobuchar says she's cancer-free but will get radiation as precaution after a spot removal

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar said Friday that she remains cancer-free following her bout with breast cancer in 2021, but doctors recently removed a small calcification and that she'll …

Webb Space Telescope's latest cosmic shot shows pair of intertwined galaxies glowing in infrared

The Webb Space Telescope has captured a pair of intertwined galaxies glowing in the infrared. NASA and the European Space Agency's observatory photographed the two galaxies 326 million light-years …

Stop & Shop closing 32 underperforming grocery stores in the Northeast

Grocery store chain Stop & Shop says it will close 32 underperforming grocery stores across the Northeast by the end of this year. The chain, which is owned by the Dutch supermarket company Ahold …

Caribbean seeks help in fighting climate change after Hurricane Beryl devastates small islands

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Caribbean officials on Friday demanded more access to funding and help in fighting climate change, weeks after Hurricane Beryl devastated the region. The urgent …

Several students killed, over 100 trapped after a school collapse in northern Nigeria

A two-story school has collapsed during morning classes in north-central Nigeria, trapping about 120 students and teachers, and setting off a frantic search for those in the rubble. A local …

Argentina indicts 2 visiting French rugby players in a harrowing case of sexual assault

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine prosecutors on Friday charged two French rugby players with aggravated sexual assault, the latest development in the grisly case of a woman who said she was …

The gods must be angry: Mexico 'cancels' statue of Greek god Poseidon after dispute with local deity

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The gods must be angry — or just laughing at the hubris of humanity. Authorities in Mexico have slapped a “closure” order on a 10-foot-tall (3-meter) aquatic statue of …

Russian passenger jet crashes flying empty near Moscow, killing its crew of 3

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian passenger jet crashed Friday while flying without passengers, killing its crew of three, officials said. The Sukhoi Superjet 100 went down in the Moscow region, …
Eva Longoria knew that she wanted her next role to be set in Spain and to take on something that would challenge her. Now, Longoria stars as Gala Scott on Apple TV's 'Land of Women,' alongside Carmen Maura, and is taking on her first Spanish-speaking role. The actor says she was 'terrified' to have to speak Spanish on camera but was motivated to try something new. (28 June)  Interview and Production by: Leslie Ambriz

Eva Longoria on mastering Castilian Spanish, working with Carmen Maura on 'Land of Women'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eva Longoria is not one to shy away from a challenge. Charting her return to television, Longoria decided it was time to do something new: tackle a dual English-Spanish …
This undated photo issued by Essex Police on Friday July 12, 2024 shows former security guard Gavin Plumb. Plumb has been sentenced on Friday July 12, 2024 to life in prison for plotting to kidnap, rape and murder Holly Willoughby, one of Britain’s most high-profile television personalities. (Essex Police via AP)

Man sentenced to life over plot to kidnap, rape and murder UK TV personality Holly Willoughby

LONDON (AP) — A man was sentenced to life in prison Friday for plotting to kidnap, rape and murder Holly Willoughby, one of Britain’s most high-profile television personalities. At the …
FILE - LL Cool J performs during the MTV Video Music Awards in Newark, N.J., on Sept. 12, 2023. The rapper-actor will release “The F.O.R.C.E.," his first album in 11 years. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

LL Cool J relearned 'how to rap' on his first album in 11 years, 'The FORCE.' Here's how

NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammy award winning rapper-actor- author LL COOL J will release his first new album in 11 years, “The FORCE” in September — 40 years into his hip-hop career. Not that …
When Nicolas Cage first read the script for “Longlegs” and considered the part of the titular occultist serial killer, he knew exactly from whom he would draw inspiration for the role: his mother. "I've been trying to find a constructive place to put my memories of my mother," the Oscar winner said. The Neon release, directed by Osgood Perkins, opens in theaters Friday. (July 9)

For Nicolas Cage, making a serial killer horror movie was a healing experience

When Nicolas Cage first read the script for “Longlegs” and considered the part of the titular occultist serial killer, he knew exactly from whom he would draw inspiration for the role: his …
FILE - Shelley Duvall is shown on Oct. 27, 1983, in Los Angeles. Duvall, whose wide-eyed, winsome presence was a mainstay in the films of Robert Altman and who co-starred in Stanley Kubrick's “The Shining,” has died. She was 75. (AP Photo/Doug Pizac, File)

Shelley Duvall, star of 'The Shining,' 'Nashville,' dies at 75

Shelley Duvall, the intrepid, Texas-born movie star whose wide-eyed, winsome presence was a mainstay in the films of Robert Altman and who co-starred in Stanley Kubrick's “The Shining,” has died. …