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Phoenix Metroplitan News

2 people shot and wounded in Surprise; Suspect in car sought

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities were searching for a suspect after two people were shot and wounded Thursday in the Phoenix suburb of Surprise. Surprise police said the shootings occurred …

Thinkzilla Expands to Scottsdale, Arizona to Support Minority-Owned Businesses and Entrepreneurs

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 16, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — a culturally aware brand engagement firm based in Atlanta, today announces plans to open a new office in Scottsdale, Ariz. where it will …

US West swelters in record-busting heat, risking wildfires

PHOENIX (AP) — Dangerous, record-busting heat spread across the U.S. Southwest on Tuesday and into parts of Utah, Montana and Wyoming as a dome of high pressure hovered over a large swath of the …

Judge OKs $15M settlement over rape of incapacitated woman

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has approved a $15 million settlement against a doctor in a lawsuit filed by the parents of an incapacitated woman who was sexually assaulted and later gave birth at a …

Arizona audit of 2020 election hits hand-count milestone

PHOENIX (AP) — A Republican-led hand recount of ballots cast in Arizona’s most populous county hit a major milestone Monday when counters finished tallying all the regular ballots cast in …
A medical office building near Interstate 17 and Cactus Road in Phoenix sold for $4.67 million, a local real estate company announced.  The property, which features a 27,500-square-foot building, sits on 4.49 acres and is currently leased to Community Medical Services, which provides substance abuse treatment in the form of outpatient medication assisted treatment and individual and group counseling.

Phoenix medical building sells for $4.67 million

A medical office building near Interstate 17 and Cactus Road in Phoenix sold for $4.67 million, a local real estate company announced. The property, which features a 27,500-square-foot building, sits …
Business tourism sophomore and Hassayampa community assistant Hayden Miller demonstrates how to use a residence hall saliva test in his room in Hassayampa Hall on Tuesday morning Sept. 1, 2020 in Tempe.

COVID-19 vaccination rates low among young people in U.S., Arizona

President Joe Biden’s goal of having 70% of Americans vaccinated against COVID-19 by July 4 is proving to be a tall order for several states, including Arizona.
The National Weather Service has issued this year’s first excessive heat watch, in effect all next week for most of central and southern Arizona. Temperatures are expected to top 110 each day, reaching 116 on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Arizona’s first excessive heat watch of 2021 issued, and where to find help

Triple-digit temperatures are returning with a vengeance, prompting the National Weather Service to issue this year’s first excessive heat watch, in effect all next week for most of central and southern Arizona.
Justa Center outreach manager Micole Felder cools off with some water at a car wash to raise money for the at-risk senior homeless facility as temperatures climb to 110-degrees Friday, July 12, 2019, in Phoenix. [AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin]

Phoenix officials say short-term water future is secure, plan efficiencies for drier climate

While next year’s expected Colorado River water supply shortage won’t affect Phoenix residents or city government, city officials say they’re ready for a shortage and continue to …

Making History: Habitat for Humanity builds first 3D-printed home in Tempe

Partnered together, Habitat for Humanity and the city of Tempe, are ushering in the next generation in affordable housing construction as the pair are building a three-dimensional meant for …
ENTERTAINMENT
“Everything Belongs to the Sun” exhibition will be displayed at Royse Contemporary, through July 4, showcasing the last painting collection of Daniel Shepherd.

Royse Contemporary shows Phoenix artist’s ‘Everything Belongs to the Sun’

“Everything Belongs to the Sun” exhibition will be displayed at Royse Contemporary, through July 4, showcasing the last painting collection of Daniel Shepherd.
The Noodles play their set of Grateful Dead covers June 4 at Last Exit Live in Phoenix.

Psychedelic Phoenix festival welcomes in Summer Solstice

The Summer Solstice is fast approaching, and one Phoenix festival is welcoming it in.
Madison Center for the Arts, announces the opening of The Gallery at The Madison, 5601 N 16th St., Phoenix.

The Gallery at The Madison to open in Phoenix

A new performing arts venue in Phoenix, Madison Center for the Arts, announces the opening of The Gallery at The Madison, which is an art exhibition featuring pieces by local artists.
Row 1 from left: Cydnei Mallory, “Six Evolve I,” 2018; Estephania Gonzalez, “Nantli Cemanahuatl,” 2019; Mia B Adams, “Unruly,” 2021; and Lena Klett, “Untitled Shrine (for dirt clod),” 2021. Row 2 from left: Vincent Chung, “bitter wind to hold my shaky hands,” 2021; Merryn Omotayo Alaka, “America(nah),” 2019; Papay Solomon, “Heavy (Weight) – Benjamin Gasinga Gaspard – Rwanda,” 2019; and Brianna Noble, “The One,” 2021. Row 2 from left: Lily Reeves, “Where Are We,” 2020; Sam Frésquez, “The First First Responder,” 2019; and Steffi Faircloth, “Untitled,” 2021.

'Forever Becoming: Young Phoenix Artists’ opens this fall at SMoCA

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art presents works by emerging Phoenix-based artists in a group show entitled, “Forever Becoming: Young Phoenix Artists.”
St. Joseph's Youth Camp provides numerous outdoor activities for particpants.

Camp seeks Valley teens to serve as summer youth camp counselors

After a year-long closure due to COVID-19 for many Arizona overnight summer camps, the 2021 summer camp season is a light of fun at the end of a tunnel.
Anthem’s Memorial Day event at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 31. The event, in its 10th year, will be held at the Anthem Veterans Memorial, 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway, Anthem.

Anthem to host Memorial Day event

Chuck Hale remembers helping to secure ports in Somalian waterways as a infantry soldier in the U.S. Marine Corps. Mr. Hale has lived everywhere from Iceland to Okinawa, Japan, and wants people to …

Western musical comedy opens at Fountain Hills Theater

The Ballad of Buzzard Basin, a brand-new, old-time cowboy musical that celebrates the essence, and yes, dag-nab-it, the quintessence of the old, old, old west, will be opening at Fountain Hills …

Annual Arizona Taco Festival returns this October

The 11th Annual Taco Festival is making a comeback to Salt River Fields. The Two-day event is set to deliver another year of taco madness with more than 50 taco makers over two days -- …

Indie pop/rock group plays two shows

The local band A Girl Named Scot will perform at a house show 5:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, April 30, at 2314 E. Whitton Ave. Other artists performing are The Whitton, Local Bandits, Jam Now and John …
Guitar League members jam during a monthly session pre-COVID-19.

Guitar League to bring back live monthly meetings

The Phoenix chapter of the Guitar League will relaunch monthly live meetings beginning Tuesday, May 11.
Opinion

Breen: Decries AZ recount effort as ‘fraudit’

Mike Siegel hits the nail right on the head (“Definition of political hypocrisy: Kelli Ward,” Daily Independent, June 15, 2021). Kelli Ward seems like a Trump wannabe. It’s …
David Ryan Miller

Miller: Biden’s Supreme Court commission probably won’t sway public opinion

Many liberals feared the court was becoming too conservative and called on then-candidate Joe Biden to “pack the court” by adding new seats and filling them with liberal justices.
Gail Baer

Baer: Philanthropist — It’s not a big word; It’s you!

When we consider the word “philanthropist,” we often picture someone older with extreme financial wealth.

Hochschartner: Cultured meat can save trees

In order to prevent deforestation, Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly should back government funding for cultured-meat research. For readers who aren’t familiar with the term, cultured meat is …
Mike Siegel

Siegel: Definition of political hypocrisy — Kelli Ward

Since the Jan. 23 vote for State Republican Party chairman and other party officials, there has been an ongoing battle for either a recount and audit of those votes or a revote by the members of the Republican State Committee.
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