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Independent booksellers continued to expand in 2023, with more than 200 new stores opening

The independent bookstore boom continues. Even as industry sales were slow in 2023, membership in the American Booksellers Association expanded strongly. It now stands at 2,433, more than 200 over …

Abrazo West Campus uses AI to help with diagnoses

Technology and healthcare go hand-in-hand to supplement diagnoses and treatments for many medical conditions, and artificial intelligence is among the advances in neuroscience now in use at Abrazo West Campus.

Navajo Nation approves proposed settlement to secure Colorado River water

The Navajo Nation Council has unanimously approved a proposed water rights settlement that carries a price tag larger than any such agreement enacted by Congress. The tribe has one of the largest …
Valley & State

The Marías will bring summer tour to Phoenix

Grammy-nominated band The Marías announced that their anticipated The Submarine Tour will include a Phoenix stop.

Grand jury indicts Chandler dental assistant on child sex abuse charges

A 27-year-old man who worked as a dental assistant who worked at offices in Chandler and Gilbert has been indicted after authorities said he sexually abused children under his care. Deion …

More homeless find shelter in Maricopa County, report shows

A report released Wednesday showed that while the same number of people experiencing homelessness remained unchanged from last year, more people are staying in shelters. The Maricopa Association of …

Arizona Senate votes to send border security measure to voters

PHOENIX — State senators acted Wednesday to ask voters to make it a crime to enter Arizona from Mexico at other than a port of entry. The party-line approval after nearly five hours of …

Evacuation order downgraded in wildfire south of Florence

Florence fire crews on Wednesday night are no longer on scene at a large structure and brush fire in the area of  Pinebrook and Dogwood roads  south of Florence     in the Cactus …

Arizona Senate advances proposed ballot measure to let local police make border-crossing arrests

The Arizona Senate approved a proposed ballot measure that would ask voters in November to make it a state crime for noncitizens to enter the state through Mexico at any location other than a port of …

Chandler-Gilbert CC celebrates its 1,405 college graduates

Commencement at CGCC was held May 10.

Grammy winner Lucky Daye to bring summer tour to Phoenix

Grammy Award-winning R&B superstar Lucky Daye will bring his summer tour to Phoenix.

Arizona DPS uses $15K grant for ‘Buckle Up’ enforcement

The Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has awarded the Arizona Department of Public Safety a $15,000 grant to fund overtime and other expenses for the “Buckle Up Arizona” …


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Opinions with Civility
In reply to the letter by Patricia Casey in the May 22 issue, I am very disappointed that someone in Sun City West is so dishonest.
Technology has changed, and keeps changing, but no one changed the babies, young children, teens and adults. They all still need the same tender loving care they always did. There is nothing …
There is a crisis brewing with property insurance and the HOAs in Sun City.
Republicans want a federal judge to let the state block those who do not provide proof of citizenship from voting in this year’s presidential election.
This is absolutely incredible! The Biden Administration sent condolences to Iran after the death of President Raisi in a helicopter crash? The Butcher of Tehran was responsible for the …
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Arizona & National Sports Coverage
Local sports

This Date in Baseball - Shawn Green became the 14th player in MLB history to hit 4 HRs in a game

This Date in Baseball, May 23 - Shawn Green became the 14th player in MLB history to hit 4 HRs in a game

Dodgers square off against the Diamondbacks with series tied 1-1

Both the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks are looking for a series win with a victory on Wednesday.

Phoenix takes on Washington in non-conference play

Phoenix and Washington play in non-conference action. The teams square off Thursday for the first time this season. Phoenix is 1- at home, and Washington is 0- on the road.
National sports
Long after Scott McLaughlin won the pole for the Indianapolis 500, he went into the grandstands to collect his thoughts. McLaughlin sat alone in the darkened Indianapolis Motor Speedway, listening to …
Authorities say The Kentucky police officer who arrested top-ranked golfer Scottie Scheffler outside the PGA Championship is receiving “corrective action” for failing to have his body-worn camera …
Georgia Tech and McMaster University round out the top three placing teamsPHOENIX, May 23, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ohio State/Wilberforce University Team has been named the Year Two champion of the …
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Valley business

Slick City action park slides into Peoria

Slick City Action Park will open in Peoria in June.

Slick City action park – an indoor dry-slide and air court park designed for all ages – is excited to announce its new location in Peoria, 7586 W. Thunderbird Road, Suite 100, according to a news release.

Antiques abound at west Chandler vendor boutique

Mollie Leone, left, and her husband opened Momo’s Mercantile boutique last fall, where daughter Ali Leone, right, is one of about two dozen vendors.

When Mollie Leone was looking for a place to set down permanent roots for her vendor boutique Momo’s Mercantile, west Chandler seemed like the logical place to do so. Hours and days, on …

The Maggiore Group opens sixth restaurant, the Italiano

The Italiano, will be the six restaurant opened by the Maggiore Group. It will feature dishes from all over Italy.

The Maggiore Group is opening the Italiano restaurant. Lead by Chef Joey Maggiore, The Italiano located at 9301 E. Shea Blvd. in Scottdale, will be the group’s sixth concept introduced to …

Royse Contemporary art gallery featuring ‘Primitive’ exhibition

Royse Contemporary is presenting “Primitive,” a solo exhibition of Phoenix Artist Daniel Shepherd through June 23. Shepherd explores in this collection color, line, abstraction while incorporating new materials and concepts in an exciting and fresh way.

Royse Contemporary is presenting “Primitive,” a solo exhibition of Phoenix Artist Daniel Shepherd through June 23. With this new exhibition, Shepherd is exploring color, line, …


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

The Saguaro’s raised more than $775,000 for children’s charities during their 2024 Olympiad at Scottsdale Stadium.

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 …

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 …

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Danny Ocean to bring new tour to Phoenix

Danny Ocean performs during the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year gala honoring Laura Pausini in Seville, Spain, on Nov. 15, 2023.

Latin music star Danny Ocean will bring his anticipated North American Reflexa Tour to downtown Phoenix.

Memorial Day ceremony coming to Phoenix

Residents are invited to a Memorial Day ceremony honoring veterans in Phoenix.

Wyonna Judd announces Phoenix date on upcoming tour

Wynonna Judd performs Oct. 28, 2022, in Nashville, Tennessee.

Country music icon Wynonna Judd will close her upcoming Back to Wy Tour in Phoenix.

Celebrate tradition with ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ in Phoenix

The Phoenix Theatre Company is presenting the timeless musical "Fiddler on the Roof."

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Obituaries & Memorials

Keith Vernon Cunningham

Keith Vernon Cunningham, 88, of Louisville, Kentucky passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2024. He was born to the late Hugh Wilson and Vera Maureen (Windell) Cunningham in Corydon, Indiana on September …

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) …

Bonnie Rae Temperley

Bonnie Rae Temperley (Harder) was born July 15th, 1948, in Maquoketa, Iowa and entered eternity in the arms of Jesus her Savior, surrounded by loved ones on May 13th, 2024, at the age of 75. A …

Roland F. Winters, Jr.

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Roland F. Winters, Jr. Our loss is heaven’s gain. Roland lived his life to the fullest and lived like it was his last day every day. He was …

Mary Ann McPhee Bosnos

Mary Ann, 73, died on May 12, 2024 at Fountain Hills, Arizona. She was the beloved wife of Charles “Chuck” Bosnos of Fountain Hills; daughter of the late Mary Catherine (Lytton) and …
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Mohammad Rasoulof fled Iran to debut his film in Cannes. 'I have many more stories to tell,' he says

Mohammad Rasoulof was facing eight years in prison — and likely more considering the uncompromising nature of his latest film, “The Seed of the Sacred Fig” — when he decided to flee Iran. …

Massive cradle of baby stars revealed in new space telescope images

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A massive cradle of baby stars has been observed in new detail by a European space telescope, adding to its celestial collection of images. The European Space …

Borrowers, especially the young, struggle with credit card debt in potentially bad sign for economy

NEW YORK (AP) — Consumers are increasingly struggling to pay their credit card bills, raising concerns about severe delinquencies spiraling and sapping consumer spending. The share of credit …

Norfolk Southern will pay modest $15 million fine as part of federal settlement over Ohio derailment

The federal government agreed to a modest $15 million fine for Norfolk Southern over last year's disastrous derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, and the railroad promised to pay more than $300 million …

Long-term mortgage rates ease for third straight week, dipping to just below 7%

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The average rate on a 30-year mortgage dipped this week to just below 7% for the first time since mid April, a modest boost for home shoppers navigating a housing market dampened …

Unknown bust of the architect who designed the Florence cathedral dome found after 700 years

MILAN (AP) — A previously unknown terracotta bust of the famed early Renaissance architect who designed the Florence Cathedral dome was unveiled Thursday in the Tuscan capital, where it will …

Chad swears in president after disputed election, ending years of military rule

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Chad swore in Mahamat Deby Itno as the president on Thursday after holding elections earlier this month, completing a disputed transition to democratic rule after he seized …

In South Africa, a community struggling for clean water reflects wider discontent ahead of election

HAMMANSKRAAL, South Africa. (AP) — On days when a municipal truck comes to Hammanskraal to deliver drinking water, a queue of South Africans starts forming early in the morning to fill their …

US will announce $275 million more in artillery and ammunition for Ukraine, officials say

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is expected to announce an additional $275 million in military aid for Ukraine on Friday as Kyiv struggles to hold off advances by Russian troops in the Kharkiv …

Malaysia PM says his country keeps good ties with US but not China phobia, wants to engage both

TOKYO (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim said Thursday his country does not have a “China-phobia” policy and wants to engage both Beijing and Washington, expressing hopes for both …
A place setting is seen atop a sequined tablecloth during a media preview, Wednesday, May 22, 2024, ahead of Thursday evening's State Dinner with Kenya's President William Ruto, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

State dinner honoring Kenya showcases country star Brad Paisley and gospel music

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is throwing one of its biggest-ever state dinners for Kenyan President William Ruto and leaning in to the African leader's tastes by showcasing two uniquely …
When “Red, White & Royal Blue” debuted last summer, it did so without fanfare or spectacle, landing squarely amid historic Hollywood strikes that precluded its stars from lending their press-friendly faces to promote the movie. Now, Nicholas Galitzine and Taylor Zakhar Perez are recalling their surprise when they found out their queer rom-com earned an R rating and agreed with critics who said it wasn’t warranted. (May 23)

With a sequel in the works, 'Red, White & Royal Blue' stars reflect on its success — and R rating

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When “Red, White & Royal Blue” debuted last summer, it did so without fanfare or spectacle, landing squarely amid historic Hollywood strikes that precluded its stars from …
Eddie Peng poses with his dog Xin during an interview for the film 'Black Dog' at the 77th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 21, 2024. (Photo by Andreea Alexandru/Invision/AP)

The real stars of Cannes may be the dogs

It’s been a dog’s life at this year’s Cannes Film Festival — or should that be the Canine Film Festival? Since the 77th edition’s opening day featuring Messi from “Anatomy of a Fall,” …
FILE - Charlie Colin appears at the Friendly House Los Angeles' 24th Annual Awards Luncheon on Oct. 26, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Charlie Colin, founding member of the pop-rock band Train, dies at 58

Charlie Colin, bassist and founding member of the American pop-rock band Train, has died. He was 58. Colin’s sister confirmed the musician's death Wednesday to The Associated Press. Variety …
This image released by Neon shows Mikey Madison in a scene from "Anora." (Neon via AP)

From 'Anora' to 'The Substance,' tales of beauty and its price galvanize Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) — “Beauty is like war,” says Gary Oldman, in character, in Paolo Sorrentino’s “Parthenope.” “It opens doors.” “Parthenope,” in which Oldman plays the …