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Dysart seeking bus drivers at career event in Surprise

Job seekers interested in school bus driver or bus aide positions at Dysart Schools can come to a Ride and Drive Event.

Burger chain Wendy's looking to test surge pricing at restaurants as early as next year

Wendy’s is looking to test having the prices of its menu items fluctuate throughout the day based on demand, implementing a strategy that has already taken hold with ride-sharing companies and …
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NBA All-Star Aftermath: Breaking Down the Brilliance of the 2024 Showcase

The 2024  NBA All-Star Weekend, held with great anticipation and fanfare, showcased the remarkable talents and competitiveness of the league's top players, culminating in an event filled with …
Valley & State

Surprise expands water rebate program to all in city

The city of Surprise is expanding its water conservation rebate program to all water users within the city limits.
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Surprise has open commission position available

The city of Surprise is currently accepting applications for a spot on the Veterans, Disability and Human Services Commission.

Winning lottery tickets from Goodyear, Mesa, Phoenix claimed for $4M-plus

Lottery tickets purchased at locations in Goodyear, Phoenix and Mesa have been claimed for more than $4.3 million, Arizona lottery officials said Monday. The biggest winner was a The Pick …

Biden administration taps $366M to fund clean energy for Native American tribes and rural areas

President Joe Biden's administration is announcing funding for 17 projects to expand renewable energy access on Native American reservations and in other rural areas. The $366 million plan will fund …

Kings Of Leon add Phoenix stop to summer tour

Grammy-winning, multi-platinum rock band Kings of Leon will perform in Phoenix this summer.

Dan + Shay to bring summer tour to Phoenix

The three-time Grammy Award-winning duo Dan + Shay have extended their The Heartbreak on the Map Tour, which now includes a Phoenix stop.

Tedeschi Trucks Band bringing soul caravan to Phoenix

Grammy-winning powerhouse Tedeschi Trucks Band is bringing their soul sounds to Phoenix.

Monthly Family Literacy Night program coming to Glendale

A free series of one-hour meetings for parents of young children who are learning to read is coming to Glendale.

Chandler speech therapy business celebrates 5-year anniversary

The SPEAK Center for Language & Learning, also known as the CASA Speech Therapy, recently held a fifth-anniversary celebration that included local elected officials and Chandler Chamber Director …


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Opinions with Civility
The Postal Service has experienced better days.
Regarding concerns with Goodyear Airport: The opinion writer lives 7.3 miles from the airport, which is not close, at that distance no trainee flies at rooftop altitude.
It’s been 42 years since the San Francisco Giants became Scottsdale’s Spring Training home team. Four decades of games, sunshine and fun at the intersection of Drinkwater Boulevard and …
I am a retired Phoenix Police Officer, 1962-1991.
The nation’s Medicare physician payment system has been broken for a long time. Don’t believe me? Ask any doctor from any specialty. Every one of them will agree.
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Local sports

Jets host the Blues after Connor's 2-goal showing

The Winnipeg Jets host the St. Louis Blues after Kyle Connor's two-goal game against the Arizona Coyotes in the Jets' 4-3 overtime win.

Coyotes bring 12-game losing streak into matchup with the Canadiens

The Arizona Coyotes come into the matchup against the Montreal Canadiens as losers of 12 straight games.

As losses mount, Coyotes endure growing pains in uphill battle

TEMPE — The Arizona Coyotes dropped their 12th straight game Sunday at Winnipeg. But making matters worse in last Wednesday’s loss to Toronto at Mullett Arena, the home team finished …
National sports
Today in Sports, February 28 - Venus & Serena Williams become 1st sisters to win WTA Tour events on the same day
The Carolina Panthers are raising overall ticket prices by slightly more than 4% in 2024 following a season in which they finished with an NFL-worst 2-15 record. The lower level seating at Bank of …
The Florida swing begins on the PGA Tour with a familiar location and a different name. What used to be known as the Honda Classic is now the Cognizant Classic. It's still at PGA National. Rory …
CHANTILLY, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 27, 2024--The U.S. Cyber Games Season III team joined Battelle cyber experts at a spring training event in preparation for the International Cybersecurity …
The West Conference has been a beast this season. So much so that LeBron James and Stephen Curry are on the bubble of making the postseason. The standings are so volatile heading into the home …
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Valley business

Help Phoenix Babbo Italian Eatery raise money for pancreatic cancer research

Babbo Italian Eatery is hosting its third annual Baseball for Babbo Day of Giving event this month.

WESTMARC to host economic development Fellows inaugural cohort

The West Valley will host Economic Recovery Corps Fellows, designed to build capacity in some of the hardest-hit and most economically distressed areas across the U.S. while cultivating the next generation of economic development leaders.

Go-kart and gaming center to open in Chandler Feb. 28

Andretti Indoor Karting & Games, the country’s premier entertainment destination, has announced that it will officially open its newest location in Chandler on Wednesday, Feb. 28. The center is located on the west side of Cooper Road, just south of Loop 202.

Andretti Indoor Karting & Games, the country’s premier entertainment destination, has announced that it will officially open its newest location in Chandler on Wednesday, Feb. 28, according …

South Chandler home sells for $2.755 million

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty recently announced the $2.755 million sale of a luxury single-level residence on the fifth hole of Ocotillo Golf Club in Chandler.

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty recently announced the $2.755 million sale of a luxury single-level residence on the fifth hole of Ocotillo Golf Club in Chandler. The firm wrote, …


Arizona Jewish Historical Society to showcase rescued Torah Scrolls from Holocaust

The Cutler*Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center is located at 122 E. Culver St., in Phoenix.

The Arizona Jewish Historical Society will host the Czech Holocaust Torah Celebratory Commemoration in Phoenix.

Gilbert pioneer family's son learned much from parents

Howard Morrison has taken after his parents, Gilbert pioneers Marvin and June Morrison, in his desire for public service.

The podcast Guiding Growth: Conversations with Community Leaders from the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce, event and meeting venue Modern Moments and the Gilbert Independent/yourvalley.net explores the …

Arizona Community Foundation distributes $27.4M in grants, scholarships

Statewide nonprofits received almost $28 million in grants from the Arizona Community Foundation.

Drop off your recyclable items at this spot in Phoenix

Newspapers and even old laptops are among the items accepted at the upcoming recycling event Feb. 17 at Pecos Park in Phoenix.

Valley residents are encouraged to drop off items for recycling at an upcoming Phoenix event.

Things to do

The Grand is wrapping up in quilts in Surprise

Members of the Cactus Needle Quilters Club show off a piece of work that will be part of the Caring Quilts show at The Grand on March 16.

The Cactus Needle Quilters Biennial Quilt Show is coming to The Grand in March.

Arizona Bike Week announces musical lineup

Aside from the breathtaking stunt shows, bull riding competition and rolling pieces of art, Arizona Bike Week’s musical card this year is filled with Yelawolf, Brantley Gilbert, Everclear, George Thorogood and the Destroyers, and Godsmack.

More than 20,000 motorcycle riders descended on Scottsdale last year for Arizona Bike Week and this year, the 27th edition of the festival looks to be no different. The bikes are definitely the …

Pickleball tournament coming to Glendale

The Pickleball Space in Glendale will host its inaugural March Mad MoneyBall Tournament.

The newly opened Glendale venue, The Pickleball Space, will host its inaugural March Mad MoneyBall Tournament.

Vietnam Memorial Wall replica coming to Peoria Lake Pleasant

The Wall That Heals is coming to Pleasant Harbor in Peoria.

The Wall That Heals, a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial along with a mobile education center, is coming to Peoria.

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Obituaries & Memorials


Joy Ann Palethorpe (December 4, 1946 - February 8, 2024) Passed away peacefully.

Russell Lee Fishell

RUSSELL LEE FISHELL September 9, 1928 – February 10, 2024 Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather Russell passed to Rest on Saturday, February 10, 2024 He was born in …

Christy Kay Johnson

Christy Johnson (nee Schiewe), 71, of Apache Junction, AZ passed away on February 1, 2024. She was born on December 25, 1952 in Salem, OR. Christy was a beloved wife to her husband David …

Linda "Yvonne" Kohli

It is with great sorrow that the Kohli family announces the passing of our mother, grandmother, and friend, Linda “Yvonne” Kohli. After a precipitous decline in health due to cancer and …

Lillian May Sidlow

Lillian May Sidlow, 93, of Sun City West, Arizona, died on February 13, 2024, in San Jose, California. Lillian was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 15, 1930. She married Homer Sidlow, on …
The Latest News Around The Globe

Why does the US government think a Kroger-Albertsons merger would be bad for grocery shoppers?

Two of the biggest grocery chains in the United States had hoped to complete the largest supermarket merger in the country’s history this year. But their plan to compete with big-box retailers by …

Consumer confidence slips in February as anxiety over potential recession surprisingly reappears

American consumers are feeling less confident this month as concerns over a possible recession grew. The Conference Board, a business research group, said Tuesday that its consumer confidence …

Deep divisions on Russia's war in Ukraine were evident at a meeting of 4 Central European countries

PRAGUE (AP) — Four Central European countries are deeply divided over the Russian war against Ukraine and how to resolve the conflict, the prime ministers of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and …

Ukrainian President Zelenskyy lands in Saudi Arabia to push for peace and a POW exchange with Russia

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskyy arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday with plans to visit the kingdom's powerful crown prince to push for a peace plan and …

4 charged with transporting Iranian-made weapons face detention hearings in US court

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Four crew members of an unflagged vessel that U.S. officials say was carrying Iranian-made missile components are scheduled to appear Tuesday in a federal courtroom in …

UK's Prince William pulls out of memorial service for his godfather because of 'personal matter'

Kensington Palace says Britain’s Prince William has pulled out of attending a memorial service for his godfather, the late King Constantine of Greece, because of a personal matter. The palace …

China's embattled former foreign minister steps down as member of the legislature

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China’s former foreign minister, Qin Gang, who has been missing from public view since last June, has resigned from the national legislature, state media reported …

Why thousands of junior doctors in South Korea are striking, and what it means for patients

Thousands of junior doctors in South Korea are a week into a labor boycott in protest of the government’s push to recruit more medical students to cope with the country’s fast-aging population. …

NATO's chief says the alliance has no plans to send troops to Ukraine

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the military alliance has no plans to send combat troops into Ukraine, as some Western countries are thought to be considering putting boots on the …

A Russian court sentences the co-chair of a Nobel-winning rights group to 30 months in prison

A Moscow court on Tuesday sentenced a veteran human rights advocate who spoke out against the war in Ukraine to two years and six months in prison. He was taken directly into custody from the …
Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) Gianandrea Noseda conducts the orchestra during a concert at Milan's La Scala theatre, Italy, Monday, Feb. 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

US National Symphony Orchestra triumphs in La Scala debut with Italian conductor Noseda

MILAN (AP) — Conductor Gianandrea Noseda made a triumphant return to Teatro alla Scala in an informal role as cultural ambassador, leading the U.S. National Symphony Orchestra that he has made more …
FILE - Taylor Swift arrives at the 66th annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 4, 2024, in Los Angeles. A photographer told police he was punched in the face by Taylor Swift’s father on the Sydney waterfront on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024, hours after the pop star’s Australian tour ended. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Photographer accuses Taylor Swift's dad of punching him in the face on Sydney waterfront

A photographer has told police he was punched in the face by Taylor Swift’s father on the Sydney waterfront hours after the popstar’s Australian tour ended. Ben McDonald said he provided police …
FILE - Music mogul and entrepreneur Sean "Diddy" Combs arrives at the Billboard Music Awards, May 15, 2022, in Las Vegas. Combs was sued Monday, Feb. 26, 2024, by a music producer who accused the hip-hop mogul of sexually assaulting him and forcing him to have sex with prostitutes. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Music producer latest to accuse Sean 'Diddy' Combs of sexual misconduct

Sean “Diddy” Combs has been sued  by a music producer who accused the hip-hop mogul of sexually assaulting him and forcing him to have sex with prostitutes. The suit was filed Monday in federal …
FILE - Members of The Eagles, from left, Timothy B. Schmit, Don Henley, Glenn Frey and Joe Walsh pose with an autographed guitar after a news conference at the Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah, Jan. 19, 2013. Henley, the co-founder of classic rock band the Eagles, is scheduled to testify Monday, Feb. 26, 2024, at the criminal trial of three collectibles professionals. They're charged with colluding to veil the questioned ownership of sheets of draft lyrics to “Hotel California” and other Eagles hits in order to sell them and deflect Henley’s demands for their return. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Eagles' Don Henley quizzed at lyrics trial about time a naked 16-year-old girl overdosed at his home

Don Henley has testified that what he calls a “poor decision” led to authorities finding drugs and a naked 16-year-old girl suffering from an overdose at his Los Angeles home in 1980 and spurred …
FILE - Alec Baldwin attends the NYU Tisch School of the Arts 50th Anniversary Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall, April 4, 2016, in New York. A New Mexico judge has set a trial date for Baldwin on an involuntary manslaughter charge stemming from a deadly shooting on the set of the Western “Rust.” Jury selection is scheduled to begin July 9, with the trial starting the following day. The proceedings are expected to last eight days. Baldwin, the lead actor and a co-producer on the film, pleaded not guilty in January. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)

Alec Baldwin to stand trial this summer on a charge stemming from deadly 'Rust' movie set shooting

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico judge has set a trial date for Alec Baldwin on an involuntary manslaughter charge stemming from the 2021 deadly shooting on the set of the Western movie …