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VALLEY OF THE SUN
50th Anniversary Vietnam Veterans Commemoration 'Pinning Event' March 21

The public, all veterans and family members and friends of Vietnam War veterans are invited to attend and participate in a 50th Anniversary Vietnam Veterans Commemoration "Pinning Event." It starts …

Rotary Foundation fundraiser March 21 at Barleens in Apache Junction

Local news

Q&A: Sneaky Big Productions CEO discusses Arizona film, tax credit and impact on economy

As an effort picks up steam to gather signatures seeking an Arizona film tax incentive program --- one proponents believe could provide a $7 billion shot in the arm to public education and …

Eddie Cook appointed Maricopa County Assessor

In a unanimous vote, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appointed Gilbert Town Councilman Eddie Cook as the next Maricopa County Assessor. “Eddie Cook is a dedicated public servant who …

Maricopa County approves polling locations for upcoming election

To reduce wait times and improve the voter experience, the Maricopa County Elections Department is more than tripling the number of voting locations for the March 17 Democratic Presidential …

Ducey budget provides $2M allocation toward Arizona arts

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has included a $2 million General Fund allocation in his $12.3 billion executive budget for the Arizona Commission on the Arts to provide grants and other support to …

Plan on Superstition Freeway restrictions Feb. 2-6, ADOT says

Improvement projects will require closures and other restrictions along Phoenix-area freeways this weekend (Jan. 31-Feb. 3), according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Drivers should …
OPINION

Medicare helps pay for a wide variety of medical services and goods in hospitals, doctor’s offices, and other healthcare settings. But it doesn’t cover everything, and it’s useful …

Coronavirus is on the verge of being the next worldwide pandemic. Thousands of people, mostly in China, have contracted the virus. However, at least two Arizonans are suspected of having the …
This is a quote from Noah Ehlert, and the inspiration for his Discover Your Path tour, a cross country bike trip from California to Florida to raise awareness of the issues faced by youth in foster …
Education

EVIT board reinstates Dr. Wilson as superintendent after charges dropped

The EVIT Governing Board voted unanimously recently to reinstate Dr. Chad Wilson as superintendent of the East Valley Institute of Technology after the state attorney general's office dismissed …

Dr. Lori Berquam selected Mesa Community College interim president

Dr. Steven Gonzales, Maricopa County Community College District interim chancellor, recently named Dr. Lori Berquam, Mesa Community College executive vice president, as MCC interim president. She …

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.
Business

Discount Tire and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) recently announced phase II of a genetic-based screening pilot wellness trial for five of the most common types of cancer: breast, colorectal, melanoma, pancreas and prostate.

The Arizona Small Business Association will present its free AZBizCon Expo and Education, 1-5 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, at Venue8600, 8600 E. Anderson Drive in Scottsdale.
Caliente Construction Inc. broke ground recently on a combination office and hangar building at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport for Aviation Performance Solutions, a provider of upset prevention and …
On Sunday, Feb. 16, Bright Now! Dental of Mesa will provide free dental services for low-income, underinsured individuals. The event is 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at its office at 1762 S. Greenfield, Suites …
Entertainment
The 53rd annual North Dakota Picnic at Red Mountain Park in Mesa will feature polka and oldies music, classic cars on display, and a variety of vendor booths.

North Dakota Community Foundation hosts ND picnic March 1 in Mesa

The North Dakota Community Foundation will be hosting the 53rd annual North Dakota Picnic at Red Mountain Park in Mesa on Sunday, …
The Sonoran Desert Chorale are to perform in concerts featuring works by Gabriel Fauré.

Sonoran Desert Chorale concert Feb. 29 in Mesa

Under the direction of Artistic Director Dr. Carric Smolnik, the Sonoran Desert Chorale is performing a concert featuring works by …
Each pre-lit prop, LED light strand and display at Lights at the Farm at Vertuccio Farm were strategically and methodically placed, according to a release.

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 …
Funding for all of the phases of Eastmark Great Park is through the Eastmark Community Facilities District.

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 …

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, …
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