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The Saguaros Raise $775K for children’s charities at 2024 Olympiad

The Saguaros’ annual Olympiad event, held April 19, 2024, at Scottsdale Stadium, brought together around 700 real estate professionals to celebrate the culmination of months of fundraising. And …

Can pink noise enhance sleep and memory? Early research drives a color noise buzz

White noise is frequently used to mask background sounds and it now has competition in a rainbow of colors. There’s a growing buzz around pink noise, brown noise, green noise and their theoretical …

Target to lower prices on about 5,000 basic goods as inflation sends customers scrounging for deals

Target plans to cut prices on thousands of consumer basics this summer, from diapers to milk, as inflation cuts into household budgets and more Americans pay closer attention to their spending. …
Valley & State

Closing arguments set in trial of University of Arizona grad student accused of killing a professor

Closing arguments are scheduled for Monday in the trial of a former University of Arizona graduate student accused of killing a professor on campus two years ago. Murad Dervish faces seven felony …
LIVE MUSIC

The Nash jazz venue temporarily moving in Phoenix

The downtown Phoenix home for live jazz is temporarily moving shows over to its summer concert home while its regular spot, on Roosevelt Row, undergoes renovations and construction.

Fast-growing wildfire has shut down a portion of the Tonto National Forest in Arizona

Authorities say a fast-growing fire has led the U.S. Forest Service to shut down a portion of the Tonto National Forest northeast of Scottsdale. The so-called Wildcat Fire burning in the Cave Creek …

Arizona man sentenced to natural life in prison for the 2017 death of his wife, who was buried alive

Authorities say an Arizona man has been sentenced to natural life in prison for the 2017 death of his wife, who was buried alive in a hand-dug grave near their home. Seven years after the murder, …
FULL COURT PRESS

Phoenix police operation results in 570 arrests, drug and gun seizures

Operation Full Court Press, a five-day coordinated effort involving several agencies, resulted in 570 arrests along with the seizure of fentanyl pills, meth and firearms, Phoenix police said. …
Environment

Lake Powell dam's plumbing issue could mean big trouble for Western water

Conservation groups are calling for changes to the management of Lake Powell, the nation’s second largest reservoir, after the discovery of damaged plumbing within the dam that holds it back. …
Sports business

A new obsession: Sports betting’s relentless expansion grips Arizona and the nation

PHOENIX — As Tuesday marked the sixth anniversary of sports betting legalization in America due to the landmark 2018 Supreme Court decision that paved the way for states to legalize sports …
DOWNTOWN

Suspect jailed after punching, biting officers: Phoenix PD

A 20-year-old man has been arrested after police said he assaulted three officers Saturday morning near 1 st and Fillmore streets in Phoenix. Police allege Bobby Freeman punched one officer in …
TONTO NATIONAL FOREST

Wildcat Fire grows near Bartlett Lake, East Valley crews help battle blaze

The Wildcat Fire has grown to 5,000 acres after first being reported Saturday morning, authorities said. Firefighters responded just after 9:20 a.m. May 18 to the Tonto National Forest near …

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Opinions with Civility
Local news has its finger on the pulse of our communities. When city council acts (or acts up), when disaster strikes, when corruption or scandal needs to be scrutinized, local news steps up. From …
Spring cleaning isn’t just for your home and closet, it’s a great time to make sure your technology is running at peak efficiency. Particularly for the home where there are 17-plus …
When President Joe Biden took office, he embarked on a multi-trillion-dollar spending spree. It contributed mightily to an inflation spike of 9.1% in June 2022, the highest rate in more than 40 …
The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 along party lines at its April 25 open meeting to reimplement net neutrality rules on internet providers via the Promoting a Fast, Open and Fair …
On June 1, 1892, Ellis Island began the task of screening European emigrants to determine if they should be allowed to enter America. The screening consisted of checking their physical and …
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Arizona & National Sports Coverage
Local sports

Las Vegas hosts Phoenix following Copper's 38-point game

Phoenix visits the Las Vegas Aces after Kahleah Copper scored 38 points in the Mercury's 88-85 win over the Atlanta Dream. Tuesday's meeting will be the second of the season between the two teams. …

D-backs scratch across two late runs to beat Tigers 6-4, avoid three-game sweep

Joc Pederson and Christian Walker both had two RBIs, and the Arizona Diamondbacks avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Detroit Tigers 6-4. The D-backs scratched across two runs in the seventh to …
USL Championship

Phoenix Rising shuts out Miami FC 2-0

PHOENIX — Phoenix Rising FC (4-4-3) scored a two-goal win in front of 8,081 fans on Saturday night at 38th St./Washington.
National sports
The U.S. water polo teams for the Olympics could have a much deeper connection than just a mutual love of their grueling sport. Chase and Ryder Dodd are trying to make the men’s roster, alongside …
The Minnesota Timberwolves advanced to the Western Conference finals for the first time in two decades Sunday night when they roared back from a 20-point deficit to defeat the reigning NBA champion …
After the celebrations come the questions. A fourth straight Premier League title for Manchester City marks an unprecedented period of dominance by one team in English soccer. A sixth in seven …
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Valley business

Delta Dental wins Healthy Arizona Worksites Program awards

Jolean Fleck, Delta Dental of Arizona Senior Vice President of People and Organizational Development said the company is more than your average dental office.

For the eighth consecutive year, Delta Dental of Arizona has earned the Healthy Arizona Worksites Program award for its implementation of evidence-based health initiatives to improve the well-being …

Stemistry Scottsdale celebrates third anniversary

Stemistry Scottsdale is celebrating it’s third anniversary June 1 with half off the cost of rose lattes, a free flower stem with purchase, live music and treats.

Stemistry Scottsdale is celebrating its third anniversary this June. Stemisty is a re-imagined and re-invented flower store and coffee lab that was founded by Dylan Capshaw when he was 15, according …

LON’s at The Hermosa Inn 'most romantic restaurant' on OpenTable

Hermosa Inn restaurant Lon’s is the driver of property.

LON’s at The Hermosa Inn has received two new accolades from OpenTable. For the fourth consecutive year, LON’s at the Hermosa has been named by OpenTable one of the Top 100 Brunch …

Build-to-rent bonanza: Communities continue to pop up Valley-wide

Sobremesa Villas has built-to-rent properties available now in Surprise and is in the later stages of construction, as seen in this late April photo (Independent Newsmedia/Richard Smith)

As demand for rental properties in the Valley remains acute, the build-to-rent category continues to boom in ways unique to metro Phoenix.

Neighbors

Glendale grad walks across stage, 3 months after debilitating car crash

Jett Weinstein was one of 650-some Mountain Ridge High School graduates Thursday in Glendale.

Even inside State Farm Stadium – home to Super Bowls and other megaevents – a few footsteps brought down the house.

Jordin Sparks, raised in Glendale, will sing National Anthem before Indy 500

Jordin Sparks, seen performing the National Anthem before the Indy 500 on May 24, 2015, will again sing the National Anthem before the big race on May 26.

Grammy-nominated Jordin Sparks will sing the National Anthem before the 108th running of the Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway over Memorial Day Weekend.

Miss Arizona set for next chapter in life

Miss Arizona Tiffany Ticlo, who was previously Miss Scottsdale, graduated from ASU’s Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering with a degree in computer science and is starting a career as a solutions analyst with Deloitte. She will also be handing her crown over to the new Miss Arizona in June.

Miss Arizona 2023 Tiffany Ticlo (Formerly Miss Scottsdale) graduated suma cum Laude this month with a 3.9 GPA from the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering at ASU with a degree in computer science …

Sun City West ladies help brighten Valley kids’ hospital rooms

JoAnn Shaw and the Phoenix chapter of Ryan's Case for Smiles, located in Corte Bella, has sewn and delivered 87,000 pillowcases since October 2014.

Ladies in Corte Bella put their hearts into an effort that they wish they didn’t need to do at all.

Things to do

Scottsdale 4th of July returns to WestWorld for 11th Year

Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration at WestWorld returns for the 11th year. Festivities will include dining, a snowball fight, a bull riding rodeo, a sliders eating contest and, of course, fireworks.

Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration at WestWorld returns for the 11th year, Thursday, July 4, from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Ticket prices will not increase for the popular, family friendly patriotic …

Lorna Shore’s North American tour to make Phoenix stop

Lorna Shore will perform at The Van Buren in Phoenix on Oct. 7.

Lorna Shore will bring its North American headlining tour to Phoenix in October.

Scottsdale resident Retired Rear Admiral Dr. Connie Mariano to speak

Scottsdale resident Retired Rear Admiral Dr. Connie Mariano to speak will speak May 25 at La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church, 6300 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale.

Retired Rear Admiral Dr. Connie Mariano will be the speaker for the Saturday, May 25, breakfast sponsored by the Veterans Ministry at La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church, 6300 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale. …

Boogie Wit da Hoodie bringing tour to Phoenix

A Boogie Wit da Hoodie performs during the MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 12, 2023, at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

On the heels of his new studio album, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie has added Phoenix to his list of upcoming tour stops.

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Obituaries & Memorials

Gerald Wayne Helmich

Gerald W. Helmich, 81, passed away in his sleep after a short illness the morning of May 12, 2024 in Scottsdale, AZ. He was born in East St. Louis, IL on April 28, 1943 to Orville and Emma (Detchman) …

Donna Ann Corriero

Donna Ann Corriero, age 74, passed away on May 11, 2024. Born in Chicago on March 24, 1950, Donna lived a life full of creativity and compassion. She was preceded in death by her father, Elmer …

Charles Ray Shriver

Charles, 87, of Fountain Hills, Arizona, passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2024. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri. Charles, known as “Charlie” to his loved ones, was a beloved …

Karen Faye Buffington

Karen, 69, of Phoenix, AZ passed away on April 8, 2024. Karen was born August 29, 1954, in Janesville WI. The family later moved to Tempe, AZ where Karen attended schools in the Tempe School …

Dr. Shakti Singh

Dr. Shakti Singh, a larger-than-life person, is impossible to summarize in a few words. She was a beautiful woman, loving mother, devoted wife, stellar gastroenterologist, and a woman of immense …
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Nation

Red Lobster seeks bankruptcy protection days after closing dozens of restaurants

Red Lobster has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection shortly after closing some of its restaurants. Red Lobster has been struggling for some time, with lease and labor costs piling up in recent …

The Latest | Israeli defense minister says the military will expand operations into Rafah

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant says the military would expand its operations in the southern Gaza city of Rafah. He made the comments in talks Monday with U.S. national security adviser Jake …

Nickel-rich Indonesia pitches EV battery plant plan to Elon Musk

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s top investment official said Monday that the government has proposed to Tesla CEO Elon Musk the construction of an electric vehicle battery plant in the …

Stock market today: World stocks advance after Wall Street closes out another winning week

World stocks have advanced after U.S. stock indexes drifted near their records on Friday with the Dow Jones Industrial Average finishing above 40,000 for the first time. U.S. futures rose and oil …

Many remember solid economy under Trump, but his record also full of tax cut hype, debt and disease

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a time of fear and chaos four years ago. The death count was mounting as COVID-19 spread. Financial markets were panicked. Oil prices briefly went negative. The Federal …
World

Pentagon vows to keep weapons moving to Ukraine as Kyiv faces a renewed assault by Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin committed Monday to keeping U.S. weapons moving to Ukraine as Kyiv faces one of its toughest moments against a renewed assault by Russia. …

South Africa's top court rules former President Zuma cannot stand in election over criminal record

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa's highest court ruled Monday that former President Jacob Zuma is not allowed to stand as a candidate for Parliament in a national election next week …

What happened in the UK's infected blood scandal? Inquiry report will be revealed on Monday

LONDON (AP) — The final report of the U.K.'s infected blood inquiry will be published Monday, nearly six years after it began looking into how tens of thousands of people contracted HIV or …

India votes in fifth phase of election including in city where PM opened controversial Hindu temple

AYODHYA, India (AP) — Millions of Indians across 49 constituencies began casting ballots on Monday as the country’s six-week-long election enters its final stages with voting also being held in …

Lai Ching-te inaugurated as Taiwan's president in a transition likely to bolster island's US ties

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan inaugurated Lai Ching-te as its new president Monday, installing a relative moderate who will continue the self-governing island democracy’s policy of de facto …
Entertainment
Emma Stone, left, and director Yorgos Lanthimos pose for a portrait photograph for the film 'Kinds of Kindness' at the 77th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 18 2024. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

The unstoppable duo of Emma Stone and Yorgos Lanthimos

Emma Stone and Yorgos Lanthimos' collaboration has by now become so regular that it would be easy to take it for granted. Just a few months removed from the Oscar campaign for “Poor Things,” …
Cailey Fleming, left, and John Krasinski pose with the character "Blue" at the premiere of Paramount Pictures' "IF" at the SVA Theatre on Monday, May 13, 2024, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

John Krasinski’s ‘IF’ hits a box office nerve with $35 million debut

John Krasinski’s imaginary friends movie “IF” claimed the top spot at the box office this weekend according to studio estimates Sunday. Its $35 million North American debut was also a bit lower …
FILE - Actor Steve Buscemi attends the premiere of "The Dead Don't Die" at the Museum of Modern Art, June 10, 2019, in New York. A person wanted in connection with the random assault on actor Steve Buscemi on a New York City street earlier this month was taken into custody Friday, May 17, 2024 police said. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Man charged with punching actor Steve Buscemi is held on $50,000 bond

NEW YORK (AP) — The man charged with assaulting actor Steve Buscemi on a Midtown street has been held in jail on bond in New York, prosecutors said. Police have said the 66-year-old actor — …
Kevin Costner poses for a portrait photograph for the film 'Horizon: An American Saga' at the 77th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 18, 2024. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Q&A: Kevin Costner on unveiling his Western saga 'Horizon' at Cannes

A month before Kevin Costner puts the first installment of his multi-chapter Western “Horizon: An American Saga” into theaters, the actor-director came to the Cannes Film Festival to unveil his …
Director Francis Ford Coppola poses for portrait photographs for the film 'Megalopolis', at the 77th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 17, 2024. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

The stuff that Coppola’s dreams are made of: The director on building ‘Megalopolis’

Of the many quotations and slogans that flitter through Francis Ford Coppola’s idea-stuffed, open-hearted, unabashedly optimistic “Megalopolis,” one that particularly resonates with the …