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Southwest US states bake, wildfire threatens Arizona towns

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Southwest U.S. continued to bake Saturday, and weather forecasters kept warnings in effect for excessive heat in Arizona, Nevada and desert areas, at least through the …

Bike racers struck, pickup driver shot by police in Arizona

SHOW LOW, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in Arizona say multiple people were struck by a pickup truck during a community race event Saturday in a mountain town east of Phoenix, and the driver of the …

Western heat wave threatens health in vulnerable communities

PHOENIX (AP) — Extreme temperatures like the ones blistering the American West this week aren't just annoying, they're deadly. The record-breaking temperatures this week are a weather emergency, …

Motive sought for fatal string of Arizona freeway shootings

PHOENIX (AP) — Investigators on Friday were trying to determine why a gunman opened fire on vehicles and pedestrians for some 90 minutes across suburban Phoenix, leaving one person dead and a dozen …

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 …
This artist’s rendering shows one of the styles of architecture Scannell Properties plans to have on its 250-acre industrial and tech park on Dobbins Road west of Loop 202 in Laveen. The park does not yet have tenants, but Scannell hopes it can better attract companies once a planned unit development is created through the city of Phoenix. [Submitted photo/City of Phoenix]

250-acre industrial and tech park planned in Laveen

A developer plans to turn a 250-acre property in Laveen into an industrial and tech park. There are no tenants for the property yet, and a range of uses are allowed under the planned-unit …

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 …
Students mill about Arizona State University’s main Tempe campus in March 2019.

Arizona colleges saw more students amid pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic turned the academic world on its head for more than a year and its effects are still being felt in higher education today.
“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.

Menconi: Resident thankful for news

I wanted to let you know that I subscribed to my local newspaper because Rachel Maddow, one of my favorite pundits, told her viewers to subscribe to their local newspapers in order to keep their very …
Dr. David Bray

Bray: We can’t wait for the next pandemic for a better PPE plan

Right now, Americans can purchase nearly limitless quantities of masks, hand sanitizer and other personal protective equipment. But this time last year, it was an entirely different story.

Wechsler: No need to rename no-name team

I agree with Daniel Snyder’s decision to defer renaming his Washington Football Team (“A rose by any other name,” Daily Independent, June 15, 2021). There’s not much going …
S. Jay Olshansky

Olshansky: Millions rejecting one of humanity’s best life-saving weapons — vaccines

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by employees at a Houston hospital who did not want to be vaccinated for COVID-19, claiming that COVID-19 vaccines are unsafe.

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 …
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