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The Latest: Turkey again tallies 50,000 daily virus cases

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s health minister says the rate of the spread of COVID-19 infections in the country has slowed, despite the 16th consecutive day of more than 50,000 cases. Fahrettin …
The 91st Avenue Distribution Center in Tolleson, which was sold to Nearon Enterprises, LLC for $35 million.

CBRE sells Tolleson industrial property for $35M

Commercial real estate firm CBRE has sold a Tolleson industrial property for $35 million.

Ex-Arizona official gets more prison time in adoption scheme

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former Arizona politician could serve up to 15 years in prison for operating an illegal adoption scheme involving women from the Marshall Islands after he was given his …
FILE - This undated booking photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office shows Ali Yousif Ahmed Al-Nouri, who was arrested in January 2020 in Arizona as part of an extradition request made by the Iraqi government and has been accused of participating in the killings of two police officers nearly 15 years ago in Iraq. Prosecutors on Friday, April 16, 2021, urged a judge to approve the Iraqi government's extradition request for Ahmed, an Iraqi native who came to the United States as a refugee in 2009 and became a U.S. citizen in 2015. Ahmed has denied involvement in the killings. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Feds push to extradite Phoenix driving school owner to Iraq

PHOENIX (AP) — Prosecutors are urging a judge to approve a request to extradite a Phoenix driving school owner to Iraq on allegations that he participated in the killings of two police officers …
FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2020, file photo, Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey answers a question during a news conference in Phoenix. The governor earlier this week vetoed a bill changing sex education laws in the state. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File)

Ducey vetoes changes to Arizona sex-ed requirements

PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey has vetoed what would have been the most restrictive measure in the nation on what can be taught about gays and gender identification as well as barring any form of …
FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2021 file photo State representatives gather at the Capitol, in Phoenix. Two years after Arizona lawmakers repealed a law barring any instruction on HIV or AIDS that that "promotes a homosexual lifestyle," they are close to enacting a broad remake of the state's sex education laws with a particular focus on LGBTQ issues. (AP Photo/Matt York,File)

Arizona governor set to OK or veto strict sex ed legislation

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey faces a deadline Tuesday to sign or veto legislation revamping the state’s sex education laws to make them some of the strictest in the nation when it comes …

Arizona third-grader holds food drives to help in pandemic

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Neighbors walked by during their morning stroll, passing families waved from their bikes and drivers slowed down long enough to read the hand-drawn sign — “Dylan's Food …
The class of 2021 at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix graduated on Monday and is entering a job market that is far friendlier than the one graduates entered this time last year.

College seniors face slow-but-steady job market

When Grand Canyon University senior Rabekah Neu crossed the stage at graduation on Monday, she did so with a full-time job offer in supply chain management from Inc.
Grand Canyon University conferred its largest graduating class in history on Monday, with a total of 29,173 graduates crossing the stage.

Grand Canyon University sees largest graduating class in history

Grand Canyon University conferred its largest graduating class in history on Monday.
Gary Goodman, 47, rests at the heat respite center at the Phoenix Convention Center on Sept. 1, 2020. Mr. Goodman tries to arrive at the center around 9 a.m. and stay until 6 p.m. when he can check into an overnight shelter. [Brian P.D. Hannon/The Associated Press]

MAG heads push to disperse homeless shelters across the Valley

Governments around the Valley are working to create a regional system of local homeless shelters and a regionally consistent approach to homelessness, rather than a piecemeal, city-by-city …
Adults and youths can choose to take an art class from home, or in-person at the Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N. Third Street in downtown Phoenix.

Phoenix Center for the Arts offers summer classes

Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N. Third Street in downtown Phoenix, is offering some “cool” new classes plus longtime favorites this summer.
Ballet Arizona with Iconic Cocktail Co. will host a virtual cocktail lesson from 6 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom on Thursday, April 29.

Virtual cocktail workshop benefits Ballet Arizona

Ballet Arizona dancers, along with Matt Farrow and Kaylee Needley, owners of Iconic Cocktail Co., are hosting a virtual lesson on how to put a twist on the classic Moscow Mule.
Scorpius Dance Theatre presents: David + Lisa at 7:30 p.m., April 8-10 at The Pavilion at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St.

Scorpius Dance Theatre presents David+Lisa at Herberger Pavilion

Three days of a live dance performance returns to The Pavilion at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix, as Scorpius Dance Theatre brings its David + Lisa.

Wreaths Across America Radio to host veteran healing roundtable

Wreaths Across America Radio will hold the first in a series of four roundtable discussions focused on veteran healing through sharing stories of resilience, purpose and success at 7 p.m. Eastern time Thursday, March 25.
“Stubborn,” a self-portrait by Scottsdale artist Dana Corbo, and “Envy,” a portrait by Phoenix artist Jerome Fleming, are included in “I Am You, You Are Me: Portraits,” a new Scottsdale Public Art exhibition at the Civic Center Public Gallery.

Scottsdale Civic Center opens new exhibition ‘I Am You, You Are Me: Portraits’

Scottsdale Public Art is showing a juried portraits exhibition, “I Am You, You Are Me: Portraits,” at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
The Green Hornet, left, and Little Red were the prototypes for the Mustang GT 500 that was a partnership between Carroll Shelby and Ford Motor Co. in the late 1960s.

Documentary about Ford Shelby's 'Little Red' serves as Barrett-Jackson auction preview

Craig Jackson was on a mission to find and restore a long-lost Ford Shelby Mustang, and a new documentary explores how it was done. Mr. Jackson, CEO of Barrett-Jackson Auction Co., will provide …
Cosanti Originals at 6433 E. Doubletree Ranch Road in Paradise Valley, is having its inaugural handcrafted ceramics sale May 5-8.

Cosanti Originals announces inaugural ceramics sale, May 5-8

For the first time, Cosanti Originals at 6433 E. Doubletree Ranch Road in Paradise Valley, is hosting an exclusive in-gallery-only sale of handcrafted ceramics.
Ballet Arizona is returning to live performances in May with "The Four Seasons" to be held at the Desert Botanical Garden.

Ballet Arizona returns to present world premiere of ‘The Four Seasons’

Ballet Arizona will present "The Four Seasons," a journey through winter, spring, summer and fall in movement, May 18 — June 5 at Desert Botanical Garden for the company’s performance of …
Display of influential women featured on the Roosevelt/Central Ave station mural.

Valley Metro Artsline Spotlight Artist honors women trailblazers

Valley Metro announces that artist Heather Freitas as the newest Artsline Spotlight Artist for the 2021 spring/summer season.
The 21st Annual Juried Exhibition at FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel with artworks by (from left) Marnelle North, Elissa Nowacki, Brian Boner, Charmagne Vasquez Coe, Larry Willis, Keely Finucane.

Art Detour celebration lasts 33 days, adds new destinations

Artlink, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which has a mission of connecting artists, businesses and the community, recently announced programming highlights for Art Detour 33.
Hospice of the Valley veteran patient Kenneth Hamrick, left, and volunteer Ron Garner salute each other. [Courtesy of Hospice of the Valley]

Cooney: Hospice of the Valley surprises Goodyear veteran with special tribute

It was an emotional day to remember for veteran Kenneth Hamrick — not only did the staff at The Groves in Goodyear invite family and friends to a patio party to celebrate his 89th birthday, his Hospice of the Valley care team had another surprise in the works.

Zwick/Griffith: Senators must protect borrowers

Despite Arizona voters defeating a well-funded effort in 2008 to allow small-dollar loans to exceed our state’s interest rate cap of 36% plus fees, a persistent group of online high-cost …
Briana Owen

Owen: How to skip the diet, get your body results it needs

Keto. Low Carb. Eating programs based on a point system. You name it, the “diet” most likely exists. And while these programs offer the promise of a healthier lifestyle, touting huge …

Hochschartner: Thoughts on cultured meat funding

Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly should support federal funding for cultured-meat research. For those who don’t know, cultured meat is grown from cells, without slaughter. Widespread …
Becky Harlow

Harlow: Philanthropy continues during COVID-19 crisis

As the pandemic surged through the country in 2020, many organizations had to evaluate how to continue their mission safely.
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