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VALLEY OF THE SUN
Synchronized light show at Vertuccio Farm Nov. 22-Jan. 10

Lights at the Farm will be back at Vertuccio Farm Nov. 22-Jan. 10, 2020. The walk-through synchronized light show has added some new displays and attractions for all ages to enjoy with their …

Grand opening celebration Nov. 9 for Eastmark Great Park Phase III

Local news

Eastbound U.S. 60 narrowed to 2 lanes Loop 101 to Crismon Road nights Jan. 19-24

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers who use the eastbound US 60 (Superstition Freeway) in Mesa to plan for nightly lane restrictions scheduled to begin Sunday, Jan. 19, for a …

Gilbert cancer center celebrates 1 million patient visits

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert celebrated its one-millionth patient visit Friday, Dec. 20, a milestone highlighting the wide variety of life-changing interactions the facility’s …

$1,400 gold coin dropped in Mesa Salvation Army red kettle

The Salvation Army reports that three of its signature red kettles in the Valley received an anonymous donation of a one-ounce American Eagle gold bullion coin over the last 10 days --- including in …

South Mountain Freeway nears opening, Arizona officials celebrate

The South Mountain Freeway is almost here to use. Gov. Doug Ducey and other Arizona officials convened Wednesday morning to kick off the impending opening of the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, also known as the Congressman Ed Pastor Freeway.

Arizona 25th in export volume: Interstate 11 could bolster Mexico-to-Nevada corridor

New data reveals Arizona’s middling role as a foreign trade partner and highlights the arguments of some, who hope for a new interstate highway to bolster trade with Mexico and throughout the region.
OPINION

About peeling back and shedding the layers and layers of our consciously and unconsciously learned behaviors and attitudes that prevent us from experiencing the richness of diversity, tolerance, and acceptance, anti-racism educator and activist Jane Elliott contends that “what we learn, we can unlearn.”

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

The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce is hosting its inaugural Business & Community Excellent Awards. The best businesses and citizens of greater Florence will be honored that …

PMB announces the completion of Goodyear Medical Plaza, an adaptive reuse project that converted a 50,000-square-foot 1980s-era multiplex movie theater to a modern medical use. A grand opening …
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 …
Entertainment

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

Review: Eddie Murphy shines in vulgar, heartfelt 'Dolemite' By LINDSEY BAHR , Associated Press For the amount of cursing, …

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 …
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