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A rendering of the newly-named Footprint Center, home of the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury. The partnership will help build toward a plastic-free future at the entertainment venue.

Suns, Mercury arena steps into new name

The Phoenix Suns may be just two games away from the NBA Championship, but the team’s home is already undergoing some changes.
Ballet Arizona opens its new season Oct. 29.

Ballet Arizona to kick off 2021-2022 season in October

Ballet Arizona is set to present its 2021-2022 season by celebrating a revival from the pandemic and overcoming the pause in arts programs across the nation.

Newnam paints Desert Ridge mural amid 50-state project

• My name is: Kayla Newnam • I live in: Phoenix, AZ • I create: Large-scale outdoor and indoor murals, paintings, pop-up cards, puzzles and anything else creative that seems fun …
Somewhere in the South (detail), 1946-1949. Gelatin silver print.

Phoenix Art Museum exhibit explores 20th century American injustice

An exhibit of images through the eyes lens of renown photographer Marion Palfi is coming to the Phoenix Art Museum.
Elton John will perform at Chase Field in Phoenix in November of 2022.

Elton John’s farewell tour planning Chase Field stop

Elton John will return to the Valley for another stop on his farewell tour.
Dr. Darren Wethers

Wethers: With health screenings, timing is everything

Now it is time to catch up on critical health screenings and preventive health visits that have been suspended or delayed due to the pandemic.

Brczki: Reader does not appreciate July 4 noise

I want to thank the 80-plus-year-old grandparents whose grandchildren came once again to our street to set off 4-plus hours of firecrackers. I can see that the grandparents have not taught these …

Messenger: Wi-Fi should flow just like water

More than 21 million Americans lack a reliable internet connection, according to the Federal Communications Commission.

Koll: Drivers getting worse in Valley

Since I have driven most of the Valley roads, driver infractions are becoming all too common. I first must say from observation that “red lights, stop signs, signaling and speed limit …
Kerry Jackson

Jackson/Winegarden: How to avoid a looming homelessness crisis

Homelessness is a growing problem in virtually every state. Nowhere is it more pressing than in California, which in the past three years spent more than $13 billion, roughly $30,000 annually for …
Rodney E. Rohde

Rohde: US is split between the vaccinated and unvaccinated

In recent weeks, one piece of data has gotten a lot of attention: 99.5% of all the people dying from COVID-19 in the U.S. are unvaccinated

Schneider: The biting truth about dental and mental health

Stress, anxiety and depression can all take a toll on your teeth and gums.
In this June 16, 2020 file photo, a portion of the Bush fire burns through the Tonto National Forest, as seen from Apache Junction. [The Associated Press]

Montrose: What’s in wildfire smoke?

Fire and health officials began issuing warnings about wildfire smoke several weeks earlier than normal this year.

Knudsen: Why legislators owe children sanitizing tech they’ve enjoyed for decades

Many of the recommendations from the CDC to stop the spread of diseases and viruses in schools come from an “everyday preventative measure” approach with chemical cleaners, frequent …

Breen: Says local anti-vaxxers misinformed

It is tragic that so many people have refused to get the COVID-19 vaccination because of misinformation. The politicians, their news’ sources and certain religious organizations betray the …
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