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Maldivians vote in a runoff presidential election that will decide whether India or China holds sway

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Maldivians were voting Saturday in the runoff presidential election which has turned into a virtual referendum on which regional power — India or China — will have the …

China's factory activity expands for first time in six months, in latest sign economy is recovering

BEIJING (AP) — China's factory activity in September recorded its first expansion in six months, an official survey said Saturday, providing another sign that the world's second-largest economy is …

Transgender minors in Nebraska, their families and doctors brace for a new law limiting treatment

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — As Nebraska's new law restricting gender-affirming care for minors goes into effect this weekend, families with transgender children and the doctors who treat them are steeling …
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Keeping Arizona seniors connected to low cost internet

As more Americans  than ever become seniors, keeping them connected to their families and communities becomes a critical challenge. As of 2020, the nation had nearly 56 million older adults. …
Valley & State

Tickets for October Peoria Film Festival on sale now

The Peoria Film Festival will return to the West Valley for its fifth year in October.

$3M HUD grant launches Arizona Research Center for housing equity, sustainability

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded one of its first HSI Center of Excellence grants to create the Arizona Research Center for Housing Equity and Sustainability.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Cardinals to honor cancer survivors at upcoming game in Glendale

100 cancer survivors will be honored in an upcoming Arizona Cardinals halftime show in Glendale.

Northern Arizona University plans to launch a medical school amid a statewide doctor shortage

Northern Arizona University plans to build a new medical school to address an ongoing shortage of health care workers in the state. The proposed school will focus on training aspiring doctors for …

Pet store with Phoenix, Scottsdale locations facing sexual harassment, discrimination charges

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleges in a lawsuit filed Friday that Bark If You’re Dirty, a Valley pet store with locations in Phoenix and Scottsdale, violated federal civil rights laws.

Job fair with 50+ employers coming to Buckeye

The city of Buckeye has teamed up with dozens of area businesses for a Reduce the Commute Job Fair.

Lil Yachty bringing The Field Trip Tour to Tempe

Lil Yachty has kicked off his 39-stop global tour in support of his acclaimed album “Let’s Start Here” on Quality Control Music/Motown Records, which was released in January.

Chandler elementary IB program has several aims

As Andersen Elementary Principal Kristin Kinghorn was surveying what her school needed in December 2021, the answer wasn’t one single thing. It was six things. Kinghorn laid out those …


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Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices & Encouraging Civility

Platt: Discussing a 'glaring omission'

Rick Brammer and Don Graves’ analysis in the recent article about empty desks in CUSD contained a glaring omission.
Chris Nace

Nace: Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors supports local school elections

The Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors (Scottsdale Realtors) supports the Scottsdale Unified School District budget override and Fountain Hills and Paradise Valley school district bonds in the …

Rose: In favor of Glendale measures

Speaking from my 27 years of experience with the Glendale Police Department, including the last six as Chief, I wholeheartedly endorse a yes vote on the bond questions in November.
Scottsdale Mayor David Ortega

Ortega: Tested, successful Scottsdale model ignored by Rep. Gress

With much fanfare, on Sept. 13, State Representative Matt Gress (Phoenix) choreographed a committee hearing at the Scottsdale Civic Library, which Gress characterized as an “Ongoing fight …
Mary Gaudio (Submitted photo)

Gaudio: A yes vote will support the things that make SUSD excellent

On Oct. 11, ballots will be mailed to all registered voters within the Scottsdale Unified School District boundaries, asking for a continuance of the Maintenance and Operations …
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West Valley

The Sun City Fire District Board went on record during its Tuesday meeting saying it is aware a group of synthetic chemicals are potentially cancer causing and could be an issue for firefighters. …

The Peoria Fire-Medical Department had two suicides in 2022.
George Van De Langeryt is a decorated disabled veteran, who has been fighting for veteran causes in the Surprise area for more than 15 years.
The water committee is back at it and getting accolades for water conservation efforts.
Paradise Honors senior star quarterback Gage Baker is racking up passing numbers — including meaningful ones leading to big wins — at a record pace, even for him. Skill, experience …

Kyrene leadership is examining how they have supported student success during the past three years as well as reviewing the district’s annual goals and priorities for the ongoing school year.

The Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation is accepting 2024 grant applications now.
Valley of the Sun United Way has been awarded a $475,000 grant from the Helios Education Foundation to look into chronic student absenteeism in Maricopa County.
PHOENIX — Yom Kippur, which began Sunday and ended Monday at sunset, is one of the most important holidays in Jewish faith, but Arizonans looking for a synagogue to observe Yom Kippur might …
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month Cox is spotlighting Valley residents making a difference in their community by sharing their stories.
East Valley

The puck drops Oct. 21 at Mullet Arena in Tempe as the Arizona Coyotes begin another season complete with theme nights and giveaways. For example, fans attending the opener against the Anaheim …

A 42-year-old Santan man has been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for shooting a woman multiple times and killing her in December 2019. Fernando Ray White was sentenced this week by …
The Vintage & Vino Fall Market featuring more than 100 vendors will take place Oct. 13-14 at the Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre in Queen Creek. A sampling of what to expect: Shop …
Bill Iseminger will address the San Tan Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society in a Zoom presentation at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11 when he will talk about Cahokia, the largest prehistoric settlement …
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office deputies are searching for a 16-year-old girl from Guadalupe, and deputies are asking the public for assistance. Ariel Marie Garcia, 5-foot-6, 120 pounds …
Arizona & National Sports Coverage
Local sports

MLB has its most productive class of rookie hitters ever. Managers and players believe they know why

Minnesota's Royce Lewis is just one of dozens of first-year position players crushing it at the plate for contending teams. This is the best class of rookie hitters the major leagues have ever seen …

Brantley leads Astros against the Diamondbacks following 4-hit performance

The Houston Astros play the Arizona Diamondbacks after Michael Brantley had four hits on Wednesday in an 8-3 win over the Mariners.

Arizona Diamondbacks lose 3-1 to the Chicago White Sox, delaying bid for an NL wild card

CHICAGO (AP) — Arizona lost 3-1 to Andrew Vaughn and the Chicago White Sox on Thursday, delaying the Diamondbacks' bid for an NL wild card for at least another day. Arizona (84-75) is in …
National sports

Silas Bolden has 2 TDs to help No. 19 Oregon State beat No. 10 Utah 21-7

Silas Bolden caught a 27-yard touchdown pass and ran 45 yards for another score and No. 19 Oregon State handed No. 10 Utah its first loss of the season with a 21-7 victory Friday night. Damien …

Defending champion Aces return to WNBA Finals, beat Wings 64-61 to complete sweep

A’ja Wilson had 13 points and 13 rebounds, and the defending WNBA champion Las Vegas Aces advanced to the finals for the third time in four years, beating the Dallas Wings 64-61 for a three-game …

Breanna Stewart scores 25, Liberty beat Sun 92-81 to take 2-1 lead in WNBA semifinal series

Breanna Stewart had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and the New York Liberty beat the Connecticut Sun 92-81 to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five WNBA semifinal series. Betnijah Laney scored 20 points, …

Lexi Thompson follows resurgent week at Solheim Cup with a strong start in Arkansas

Lexi Thompson followed a resurgent week at the Solheim Cup with a strong start in the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship. After going 3-1 in Spain in the United States’ tie with Europe, Thompson shot …

Astros, Rockets acquire AT&T SportsNet Southwest, form new network

Major League Baseball’s Houston Astros and the NBA’s Houston Rockets announced on Friday that they’ve acquired AT&T SportsNet Southwest from Warner Bros. Discovery and will form their own …
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Authorities on Friday made their first arrest in the 1996 shooting death of hip-hop superstar Tupac Shakur with the indictment of Duane “Keffe D” Davis. On the night of the shooting, Shakur and …

In pockets of Europe's Alpine mountains, glaciers are abundant enough that ski resorts operate above the snow and ice. Ski lifts, resorts, cabins and huts dot the landscape — and have done so …
Scottsdale Firefighters Association held its annual Behind the Flames Scottsdale Firefighter Charities Dinner on Sept. 24. This year’s event took place at STK Steakhouse in the heart of …
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s groundbreaking career in politics was documented in photos from the moment she was sworn in as San Francisco mayor in the aftermath of tragedy to …
The San Francisco Giants have fired manager Gabe Kapler. It's the first managerial change of 2023, and it comes with three days left in the season and the Giants eliminated from the playoffs. San …
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Valley business

Parking, traffic accounted for in Downtown Tempe development

Tempe City Council recently met with the city’s Development Review Commission to discuss the vision for development in Downtown Tempe, delving into how the city anticipates it will manage parking and traffic going forward.

Pumpkin Patch season coming to Phoenix Desert Ridge Marketplace

Desert Ridge Marketplace in Phoenix is getting ready to kick off its 5th annual Pumpkin Patch.

Maricopa County partners with Avondale, Tolleson on housing projects

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved agreements that will provide more than $3.75 million in funding dedicated to adding and rehabilitating housing in the West Valley.

Phoenix hotel on Central Avenue sells for $18M

A Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott on Central Avenue in Phoenix is under new ownership.


Local veteran celebrates 90th birthday before Honor Flight to D.C.

The Anasazi Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution provided breakfast and lunch to the honorees of the latest Honor Flight.

Goodwill raises $285K in Phoenix to support employment programs

Annual Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona fundraising event brings in more than $285,000.

Meet Owen – Teen ready for creative forever family

Owen’s goofy, fun-loving personality immediately grabs anyone he meets. The 14-year-old enjoys talking with everyone about just about anything.

West Valley Women’s Networking Group to honor Glendale YWCA CEO

The CEO for YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix in Glendale will be honored as the West Valley Women’s Networking Group’s Woman of the Year.

Things to do

Tempe jams at sports complex

Tempe Jam will celebrate the creativity of those who live in the city 6-9 p.m. Nov. 4. The event at the Tempe Sports Complex is  free and all ages are invited to hear music, watch dancers …

Downtown Glendale prepping for 29th annual Front Porch Festival

Celebrate the return of “sweater weather” in Historic Downtown Glendale at the 29th Annual Front Porch Festival & Old Towne Marketplace.

Midwestern in Glendale to host ‘Rudy’ for free speaking engagement

Famed Notre Dame University alumnus and motivational speaker Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger will appear in Glendale for an inspirational speaking engagement.

Avondale Fire to host Fire Prevention Week open house

In honor of Fire Prevention Awareness Week, Avondale firefighters will welcome the community into their “house” with an open house event.

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Obituaries & Memorials

Ronald D. Smith

Ronald Dale Smith, 75, of Sun City West, AZ, passed away on September 24th, 2023. Born in Paris, Illinois in 1948, he graduated from Tuscola High School in 1966, joined the Air Force, and fought in …

Mary June Mitchell-Kubiak

Mary j Mitchell Kubiak, 81 of Lower Burrell Pa. was called home to the Lord after a long struggle with dementia September 14th at her home in Apache Junction Arizona. Viewing and memorial will be …

Sue Brooks

Sue Brooks of Sun City, AZ - 3/24/39 – 7/14/23. Contact Leonard Wiest, 10302 W. Mountain View Rd. Sun City, AZ 85351. 425-252-7063

Earl J. Black

Earl passed peacefully at home with family. He was born the eldest of 5 children in Limington Maine where he grew up and graduated High School. He married Rita Gerrish July 3, 1952, and was married …

Dr. Donald Eugene Bortz

Dr. Donald Eugene Bortz born October 2,1946 in Valparaiso, IN to Wayne/Pauline Bortz, lived in Wanatah, IN. It was Harlan Knosher and a basketball scholarship that brought Don to Knox College …
The Latest News Around The Globe

Rounded up! South Dakota cowboys and cowgirls rustle up hundreds of bison in nation's only roundup

South Dakota cowboys and cowgirls rounded up a herd of more than 1,500 bison Friday as part of an annual effort to maintain the health of the species, which has rebounded from near-extinction. …

More refugees to come from Latin America, Caribbean under Biden's new 125,000 refugee cap

As the number of migrants coming to the U.S.'s southern border is climbing, the Biden administration aims to admit more refugees from Latin America and the Caribbean over the next year. The White …

Gen. Milley delivers defense of democracy, swipes at Trump in farewell address

JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL, Va. (AP) — Army Gen. Mark Milley delivered a full-throated defense of democracy and not-so-subtle swipes at former President Donald Trump during a packed ceremony on …

Suspect in killing of Baltimore tech entrepreneur held without bail

BALTIMORE (AP) — The man accused of killing Baltimore tech entrepreneur Pava LaPere last week and committing a rape and arson days earlier will be held without bail pending trial in those cases, a …

James Dolan's sketch of the Sphere becomes reality as the venue opens with a U2 show in Las Vegas

It started as a crude sketch — a circle with a stick person inside. Seven years later, that drawing has been made real: A $2.3 billion massive spherical venue standing 366 feet high and lighting up …

Kosovo welcomes a NATO decision to bolster its troops following weekend violence that left 4 dead

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's prime minister on Friday welcomed a NATO decision to bolster its troops in the volatile Balkan region, saying last weekend's shootout that left four people dead …

Polish democracy champion Lech Walesa turns 80 and comments on his country's upcoming election

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Former Polish President Lech Walesa said as turned 80 on Friday that he is supporting opposition leader Donald Tusk's effort to oust Poland's conservative government in the …

An election with no parties: Africa's Eswatini, one of the last absolute monarchies, holds vote

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The small southern African nation of Eswatini was holding elections Friday to decide part of the makeup of its parliament, even as its extremely wealthy king retains …

More than 70% of Nagorno-Karabakh's population flees as separatist government says it will dissolve

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — More than 70% of Nagorno-Karabakh's original population has fled to Armenia as the region's separatist government said it will dissolve itself and the unrecognized republic …

Explosion at rally celebrating birthday of Islam's prophet kills 6 people in southwest Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful bomb exploded at a rally celebrating the birthday of Islam's Prophet Muhammad in southwest Pakistan on Friday, killing at least six people and wounding dozens of …
This image released by Neon shows a scene from "Ferrari." (Eros Hoagland/Neon via AP)

At the New York Film Festival, a sluggish fall movie season seeks a higher gear

NEW YORK (AP) — Momentum has lately been hard to come by at the movies. The big trio of fall film festivals — Venice, Telluride, Toronto — came and went without the usual amount of buzz. With …
As Dustin Lynch releases his sixth studio album, “Killed the Cowboy,” the country music star discusses the themes of the LP and why is he always trying to find "the best version" of himself. (Sept. 28)

Country star Dustin Lynch was at an impasse. The only way forward was to have ‘Killed the Cowboy’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ahead of his sixth studio album, “Killed the Cowboy,” Dustin Lynch sensed some inner conflict. The 38-year-old country star had achieved many of his goals: He spent the …
A model wears a creation for the Issey Miyake Spring/Summer 2024 womenswear fashion collection presented Friday, Sept. 29, 2023 in Paris. (AP Photo/Vianney Le Caer)

Loewe showcases high-waisted silhouettes in surrealistic Paris fashion display

Flashes of intrigue greeted guests at Loewe’s meticulously designed space for Paris Fashion Week. Bright, other-worldly lighting brightened a dove-gray runway where gold modernist sculptures by …
In this photo provided by The Waseda International House of Literature, Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami speaks during a ghost story reading event in Tokyo, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023. Murakami hosted the event amid growing attention before the announcement of this year's Nobel Prize in literature, an award he is a perennial favorite to win. (The Waseda International House of Literature via AP)

Novelist Murakami hosts Japanese ghost story reading ahead of Nobel Prize announcements

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami hosted a ghost story reading event in Tokyo amid growing attention before the announcement of this year's Nobel Prize in literature, an award he is a …
Republican presidential candidates participate in a Republican presidential primary debate hosted by FOX Business Network and Univision, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Second Republican presidential debate draws fewer viewers than first, with 9.5 million watching

NEW YORK (AP) — The second Republican presidential debate this week attracted fewer viewers than the first debate in August, with an estimated 9.5 million tuning into Wednesday night's event. …