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VALLEY OF THE SUN
Grand opening celebration Nov. 9 for Eastmark Great Park Phase III

A ribbon-cutting ceremony and numerous free activities will take place 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 to celebrate the opening of the third phase of Eastmark Great Park, 5100 S. Eastmark …

Review: Eddie Murphy shines in vulgar, heartfelt 'Dolemite'

Local news

Arizona attorney general to investigate district pay raises

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A former Arizona school board president has filed a complaint prompting a potential criminal investigation into pay raises given to school district executives. Former …

Food insecurity is at a decade low in Arizona, report says

PHOENIX — Food insecurity — not having regular access to affordable, nutritious food — is a national problem, but it has dropped in Arizona over the past few years and now is at the …

Scholarships target doctors in underserved areas in Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — University of Arizona's medical school announced Friday that it will give free tuition to some students who commit to working as primary care doctors in underserved areas, an effort to improve access to health care in areas where it's most lacking.

SRP’s annual canal dry-ups to be limited this fall, winter

To accommodate water customers’ needs this fall and winter, Salt River Project will be conducting a limited dry-up schedule rather than the usual draining of portions of the delivery canals for …

Urbix Resources expands into Falcon District in Mesa

A ribbon cutting ceremony has been held for Urbix Resources’ new headquarters, 3110 N. Greenfield Road, in the Falcon District of Mesa. The new 31,000 square foot facility will allow the …
OPINION

It’s election time, when voters such as you and me receive, mark and mail-in our ballots for school-district questions. Richard …

Education

Home Depot donates paint, soil, other items to Frances Brandon Pickett Elementary

Miscellaneous items valued at $500 were recently donated by Home Depot to Frances Brandon Pickett Elementary School, 22076 E. Village Loop Road South in Queen Creek. The donation was approved by …

Election Tuesday: Queen Creek, Higley school districts seek budget overrides

Voters within the Queen Creek and Higley unified school district boundaries will decide Nov. 5 if they can continue maintenance and operations 15% budget overrides. HUSD is also asking to modify a list of previously approved capital projects.

Supervisors to consider agreement with Queen Creek Unified School District

An intergovernmental agreement with Queen Creek Unified School District is to be discussed at the Oct. 23 meeting of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. in the  Supervisors' Auditorium, 205 W. Jefferson in Phoenix.

‘Dr. Seuss’ theme for Discovery Kids Fall Camp

A Seussical performance from the Queen Creek Performing Arts Center is planned for Oct. 10. (QCPAC) A Discovery Kids Fall Camp is being held by the Queen …
Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mark Zuckerberg's social network in Washington is shrinking. Bipartisan hostility against Facebook has been building for months, fueled by a series of privacy scandals, the …

Two Mesa multitenant industrial properties --- Clearview Commons and the Superstition Springs Commerce Center ---were sold by Holualoa Companies after making major capital improvements to their roofs, …
SkyBridge Arizona and leading general contractor Graycor Construction Company joined today with local dignitaries, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, business leaders and project leasing firm CBRE to …
Greenfiber is relocating to 7535 E. Ray Road in Mesa to expand and upgrade its manufacturing plant. (Submitted photo) On behalf of Greenfiber, Cushman …
Entertainment

Food truck party comes to Goodyear Ballpark Saturday

The (Food Truck) Round Up goes 4-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at Goodyear Ballpark, 1933 S. Ballpark Way. The Roundup is a food truck …

Wildlife World Zoo welcomes baby sea lion

Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park got a little more seaworthy recently. The zoo announced the birth of the first female …