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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

Mesa appoints interim police chief after Batista resignation

An interim chief has been appointed to replace Mesa police chief Ramon Batista, a day after he resigned amid a local police union's vote of no-confidence in him. In a release, the city of Mesa …

Embattled Mesa Police Chief Ramon Batista has resigned

MESA (AP) — Embattled Mesa Police Chief Ramon Batista has resigned. City officials announced Monday that Batista is leaving the department "to pursue personal interests and other …

1 Year Out: A divided nation lurches toward 2020 election

WASHINGTON (AP) — One year from Sunday, voters will decide whether to grant President Donald Trump a second term in office, an election that will be a referendum on Trump's vision for America's …

SkyBridge Arizona breaks ground on first two buildings at Gateway Airport

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 …

Public meeting Nov. 14 at Eastmark High School about plans for interim SR24 project

The Arizona Department of Transportation has scheduled a public meeting on Nov. 14 in southeast Mesa to provide information about the latest plans to build an interim four-lane section of State Route …
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

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 …

Queen Creek school district nominated 'Champion of Energy Efficiency'

Energy savings in Queen Creek Unified School District came from retrofitting existing facilities as well as the energy-efficient designs embedded throughout QCUSD’s newest schools, …

Nov. 5 election: Queen Creek, Higley school districts seek budget overrides

Community partnership rings true at the Queen Creek Unified School District as vital funding hangs in the ballot balance this November. (File photo) Voters …
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, …
Greenfiber is relocating to 7535 E. Ray Road in Mesa to expand and upgrade its manufacturing plant. (Submitted photo) On behalf of Greenfiber, Cushman …
Southern California-based Epic Wings is bringing its flavor to Arizona. The restaurant is hosting a grand opening event Friday and Saturday, officially launching its first Arizona location at 9524 …
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 …