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The Scottsdale Police Department has received two state grants to crack down on reckless driving and pay for pedestrian and bicycle safety education and enforcement. The money, which totals … more
The Apache Junction Prospectors (2-20) and the Dysart Demons (16-6) matched up on Jan. 26. The Demons were looking to snatch a higher seed for playoff time, while the Prospectors were looking to … more
Just a few weeks after the Arizona Department of Water Resource released documents that warned of Buckeye’s future drought, the Buckeye City Council held an executive session to discuss paying $80 million on land for the use of groundwater rights on Monday. more
The Prospectors girls’ basketball team (2-19) faced the Coronado Dons (6-14) on Senior Night, Jan. 24. The Prospectors were celebrating Gloria Valenzuela, Sophia Tolenhio and Heather Cornwell … more
In an effort to recruit top candidates for numerous job positions, Apache Junction Unified School District is hosting job fairs 8:30-11 a.m. Feb. 11, March 20 and April 1 at the AJUSD District … more
Whether looking for love or a casual encounter, 3 in 10 U.S. adults say they have used a dating site or app. That's according to a new Pew Research Center study out Thursday. For the under-35 set, … more

The average long-term U.S. mortgage rate declined for the fourth week in a row, a sign of relative stability that could potentially open the door for some prospective homebuyers to get back in the … more
Tempe has launched a sweepstakes to increase enrollment in paperless billing and autopay options for city utilities. Two winners will be drawn to win a $500 Visa Gift Card at the conclusion of the … more
STOCKHOLM (AP) — In a strong show of unity, the prime ministers of Finland and Sweden on Thursday called for calm amid tensions with Turkey over their applications to become NATO members and … more
The funeral of Tyre Nichols had all the hallmarks of what’s known as a homegoing service in Black American communities: comforting gospel hymns, remembrances from loved ones and a stirring eulogy … more
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's top economic adviser, Brian Deese, is leaving his post. Biden said Thursday in a statement that Deese would step down as director of the White House … more
DETROIT (AP) — Two men who began their careers on factory floors are competing to lead the 373,000 members of the United Auto Workers, a union that helps set standards for wages across the nation's … more
BANGKOK (AP) — Martial law was declared in several areas of military-run Myanmar on Thursday, a day after authorities announced that a state of emergency has been extended throughout the country, … more

A whale that washed ashore in Hawaii over the weekend likely died in part because it ate large volumes of fishing traps, fishing nets, plastic bags and other marine debris. The whale's death … more
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday attended commemorations of the 80th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi forces in the battle of Stalingrad, a long and grueling … more
LONDON (AP) — The U.K. government said Thursday it will hold a public inquiry into whether the deadliest bombing in Northern Ireland’s decades of violence could have been prevented. Northern … more
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden delivered a message of unity at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, the first time the annual event has been held since its leadership and structure … more
U.S. applications for jobless aid fell again last week to their lowest level since April, further evidence that the job market has withstood aggressive rate hikes by the Federal Reserve as it … more
Entrepreneur Joe Gebbia donated $25 million to The Ocean Cleanup Thursday to support the nonprofit’s efforts to remove plastic from the world’s oceans and rivers. Experts in the field welcome … more
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s populist president warned during a chaotic parliamentary session on Thursday that the Balkan nation could become a European “pariah” state if it rejects a … more

Growing numbers of people are flocking to U.S. churches that center their practice around a bitter psychedelic tea known as ayahuasca. Organizers and their legal advisers argue a 2006 Supreme Court … more
PHOENIX - State lawmakers voted Wednesday to make it more difficult to find out where they live. But they said that threats they face make the move necessary. Without dissent, members of the … more
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian billionaire Gautam Adani grinned as he posed this week for photos with Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu after acquiring one of the country's main ports, in Haifa. “I … more
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Africa’s public health agency says countries with deadly cholera outbreaks on the continent have no “immediate access” to vaccines amid a global supply shortage. The … more
A survey asking for the community’s opinions on the future of Ken McDonald Golf Course is nearing an end. Those who would like to participate in the survey can register their opinions … more
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