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Weedkiller manufacturer seeks lawmakers' help to squelch claims it failed to warn about cancer

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Stung by paying billions of dollars for settlements and trials, chemical giant Bayer has been lobbying lawmakers in three states to pass bills providing it a legal shield …

China's economy grew 5.3% in first quarter, beating expectations

HONG KONG (AP) — China’s economy in the first quarter beat expectations while receiving a boost from policies and an increase in demand, the government said Tuesday. The world’s …

Scottsdale’s new library director shares vision

As long as he can remember, Michael Beck has always had a love of books. It’s a good trait to have for a librarian, but as the new director of Scottsdale’s Library System, Beck wants …
Valley & State

Man sentenced in Arizona elderly romance scam

Donald Franklin Huegel has been sentenced to four years in prison after being convicted for his part in a romance scam that defrauded two elderly Arizonans, the Arizona Attorney General’s …

Classic car event set for Saturday in Chandler

The Park at Copper Creek is hosting a car show in celebration of its fifth birthday as a care facility. The public is invited to attend this free event, Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 …

‘Brutal’ attack aimed at Phoenix officer gets shooter maximum sentence

A 30-year-old man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for attacking a Phoenix police officer who was responding to a car accident. Joseph Lopez pleaded guilty in January to one count of …

Council to consider battery storage system for north Peoria

Peoria City Council will consider April 16 allowing for the development of a new battery energy storage system on 22-acres at Old Carefree Highway, about 2 miles west of Lake Pleasant Parkway.

Woman, 75, dies in West Valley stabbing; female family member arrested

A 75-year-old woman died Sunday in west Phoenix after being stabbed by another woman, Phoenix police said. At about 1:45 p.m. April 14, a woman told officers at a Phoenix Police Department …

The Civil War raged and fortune-seekers hunted for gold. This era produced Arizona's abortion ban

The near-total abortion ban resurrected last week by the Arizona Supreme Court dates to 1864, a time when gold-seekers were moving, white settlers were clashing with Native Americans and dueling had …

Buckeye man sentenced for drug smuggling, bribery as border patrol agent

A 56-year-old Buckeye man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to drug charges and bribery of a public official, authorities said. Carlos Victor Passapera Pinott also …

Report: ESA voucher program not fully to blame for public school enrollment decline

PHOENIX — The Common Sense Institute Arizona has released a report on Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Account program, also known as ESAs or universal school vouchers. The report …
local government

Fire truck purchase among items on Monday’s Chandler Council agenda

A $1.25 million purchase of a new fire truck is one of the many high-dollar items on Monday’s Chandler City Council study session consent agenda. The study session is set for 6 p.m. in the …


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Hispanic workers, from entrepreneurs to farmworkers, are a unique strength of the American economy.
It was a picture-perfect day out at Grayhawk Golf Club for Hospice of the Valley’s 2024 Pro-Am Golf Tournament, presented by Cigna Healthcare.
Former Republican senator and physician Tom Patterson makes some good points in his letter. However, his true colors are revealed when he declares that going green will drive us into poverty based on …
A nine-year journey, starting with the three-year effort to get Fountain Hills designated as an International Dark Sky Community, has finally led to the April 8 groundbreaking ceremony for the …
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Local sports

Nazem Kadri scores twice in third period to rally Flames to 6-5 win over Coyotes

Nazem Kadri scored twice in the third period, and also had an assist, as the Calgary Flames rallied to beat the Arizona Coyotes 6-5. Andrei Kuzmenko, Matt Coronato, Connor Zary, and Yegor …

Gallen blanks Cardinals for 6 innings and Diamondbacks score 5 runs in 5th to win 5-0

Zac Gallen pitched six sharp innings and Corbin Carroll hit a two-run single in a five-run fifth to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks over the St. Louis Cardinals 5-0. Gallen threw 90 pitches, giving up …
Beal scores 36

Suns skip play-in, topple T-wolves to set up 1st-round rematch

Bradley Beal scored 36 points on 6-for-6 shooting from 3-point range and the Phoenix Suns beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 125-106 on Sunday to stay out of the play-in tournament and set up a rematch …
National sports
PARIS (AP) — Iconic or historic venues are at the heart of the Paris Olympics — organizers want the event to be about the spectacle as well as the sports. Athletics stars will speed along an …
John Carlson scored another big goal, Charlie Lindgren stopped all 16 shots he faced and the Washington Capitals moved another step closer to the playoffs by beating the Boston Bruins 2-0 on Monday …
Artemi Panarin had a goal and an assist, Igor Shesterkin made 26 saves for his fourth shutout of the season, and the New York Rangers beat the Ottawa Senators 4-0 to clinch the Presidents’ Trophy …
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Valley business

Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers presents a $5,100 check to cops

As part of it’s Cold Beers Cares initiative, Cold Beers and Cheeseburgers present a $5,100 check to the Arizona Law Enforcement Canine Association April 16.

Scottsdale-based Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers presented April 16 a $5,100 check to nonprofit Arizona Law Enforcement Canine Association as part of its Cold Beers Cares initiative. More than 10,000 …

Chandler Indian cuisine eatery is chain's first in Arizona

The Chandler Honest store, located on the northwest corner of Alma School and Ray in Chandler, next to Cafe Rio, is the chain's first place in Arizona.  

An international chain, Honest, has set up a location in Chandler. Honest specializes in vegetarian Indian street food, made from scratch daily and dishes are cooked to order. It brags on using …

Barry’s studio opens in Scottsdale

Barry’s fitness studio is now open at 6107 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite C09 in Scottsdale.

Barry’s fitness studio known for its high-energy cardio and strength interval training workout, is now open at 6107 N Scottsdale Rd., Suite C09, Scottsdale. Offering its signature RUN x …

Southern-inspired gastropub 'Copper & Sage' coming to Goodyear

The city of Goodyear announced a new southern food gastropub will be housed in its future downtown area Tuesday.

The city of Goodyear announced a new southern food gastropub will be housed in its future downtown area Tuesday. The restaurant, Copper & Sage, specializing in southern fusion food and …


Cycle the Arts event planned as part of Bike Month celebration

Scottsdale’s Cycle the Arts is scheduled for Sunday, April 21.

Scottsdale’s Transportation and Streets department and Scottsdale Arts will host the 2024 Cycle the Arts event on Sunday, April 21. This year’s bike tour of the city’s public art …

Honoring a local hero: Pat’s Run co-founder reflects on 20th anniversary

Pat's Run marks two decades of honoring the life of Pat Tillman in Tempe.

Pat’s Run marks its 20th anniversary April 13, celebrating two decades of honoring the life of Pat Tillman.

Meet Christopher – Artsy teen looks to create with adoptive family


Christopher is an artsy teen who dreams of one day selling his paintings and drawings at art shows. His walls are covered in his work and he enjoys sharing his creations with others.

Over Easy announces fourth annual Dollars for a Dozen fundraiser

Throughout the month of April, guests of Over Easy restaurants can donate $1 to Phoenix Children’s and the restaurant will match it with another $1.

Local breakfast restaurant Over Easy is teaming up with Shamrock Farms and Hickman’s Family Farms in April to raise funds (and eggs) for Phoenix’s Children’s and United Food Bank …

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Valleypalooza to bring music, good cause together in Phoenix

Phoenix-based Latin punk trio Fayuca will perform at Valleypalooza on Saturday, April 13, at Paradise Valley Community College.

The Valleypalooza festival arrives this weekend.

Downtown Phoenix gallery to unveil new art exhibition

Karolina Adams’ “I no longer want to be invisible” will be part of a new exhibition in downtown Phoenix.

Karolina Adams and Sarah Simmerman will present “Exploring Emotion,” an art exhibition that conveys universal life experiences.

Rock icons Aerosmith announce new ‘farewell tour’ Phoenix date

From left, Rich Robinson, Joe Perry, Steven Tyler and Chris Robinson will be hitting the road again on their Peace Out tour, which will arrive in downtown Phoenix on Halloween night.

Rock legends Aerosmith are returning to the road with their farewell Peace Out tour, along with special guests the Black Crowes, and the trek will visit Phoenix.

The Nash, in Phoenix, announces May jazz lineup

Greg Abate, whose latest solo release, “Magic Dance,” reached No. 1 on the JazzWeek Charts, will perform at The Nash on May 4.

The Nash, a home for live jazz in downtown Phoenix, has a number of new events scheduled in May.

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Obituaries & Memorials

James Morton Akason

James Morton Akason passed away peacefully on April 10, 2024, in Sun City West, AZ, with his wife Carol by his side. The last year of his life, cancer impacted his physical health and mobility, but …
Cliff Webb

Cliff Webb

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved brother, Clifford Preston Webb, on March 19, 2024.  He was 87 years old and died peacefully of natural causes. …

Phyllis Still Brescia

Phyllis Still Brescia, 88, passed away on March, 21, 2024. She was born in Nevada, Missouri, to George Farold Hill and Alice Valentine Hosfield Hill. The family soon moved to Chillicothe, Missouri, …

Jeanne Sulley

On Friday, April 5, 2024, Jeanne Ellis McDaniel Sulley who was born in Joplin, Missouri passed away at the age of 94. She is preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Dorothy McDaniel and son, …

Carol Jean DeAmbra

Carol, 77, of Sun City West, AZ, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 5, 2024, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. She was surrounded by her devoted family including her husband, children …
The Latest News Around The Globe

Las Vegas lawyer and wife killed amid custody fight for children from prior marriage, family says

Authorities and relatives say a Las Vegas lawyer and his wife were fighting to win custody of her children from a previous marriage when the woman’s former father-in-law, also an attorney, fatally …

NASA is seeking a faster, cheaper way to bring Mars samples to Earth

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s plan to bring samples from Mars back to Earth is on hold until there’s a faster, cheaper way, space agency officials said Monday. Retrieving Mars soil and …

Boeing pushes back on whistleblower's allegations and details how airframes are put together

Boeing is defending the integrity of the fuselages on two of its largest planes, which have come under criticism from a whistleblower who warns that panels on the outside of one of the planes could …

A 9-year-old boy's dream of a pet octopus is a sensation as thousands follow Terrance's story online

Nine-year-old Cal Clifford had always wanted a pet octopus. His dream recently came true when his father Cameron Clifford helped him adopt Terrance the octopus and set it up in a saltwater aquarium …

Decades after a US butterfly species vanished, a close relative is released to fill gap

Wildlife experts are bringing butterflies back to the Presidio National Park in San Francisco as part of an effort to restore native ecosystems. The park was once home to the Xerces Blue butterfly, …

Israel’s military chief says that Israel will respond to Iran’s weekend missile attack

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s military chief said Monday that his country will respond to Iran’s weekend attack, but he did not elaborate on when and how as world leaders urged against retaliation, …

House Speaker Mike Johnson is taking complicated approach to passing aid for Ukraine and Israel

House Speaker Mike Johnson has unveiled a complicated proposal for passing wartime aid for Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan. But the path to passage was deeply uncertain as he rejected pressure to simply …

IAEA warns that attacks on a nuclear plant in Russian-controlled Ukraine put the world at risk

Russia and Ukraine are trading blame before the United Nations Security Council for the attacks on Europe's largest nuclear power plant. The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency says the …

Colombia's capital announces new measures to cut water consumption as dry weather persists

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The mayor of Colombia's capital on Monday announced new measures to reduce water consumption in the city of eight million people, where a drought associated with the El …

Georgia lawmakers scuffle over a divisive bill that opponents say mimics Kremlin's repressive law

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Lawmakers in Georgia's legislature scuffled on Monday as the parliament debated a divisive new law dubbed the foreign agent bill. Hours later, hundreds of people protested …
FILE - Author Salman Rushdie receives the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation's first ever lifetime achievement disturbing the peace award at the Vaclav Havel Center on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023, in New York. Rushdie's first book since the 2022 stabbing he thought might end his life is both explicit in the violence Rushdie sustains and heroic in the will to live that Rushdie retains. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Salman Rushdie's 'Knife' is unflinching about his brutal stabbing and uncanny in its vital spirit

Salman Rushdie's first book since the 2022 stabbing he thought might end his life is both explicit in the violence Rushdie sustains and heroic in the will to live that Rushdie retains. Just over 200 …
This image released by Warner Bros. Discovery shows Phanxine in a scene from the HBO television mini series "The Sympathizer." (Hopper Stone/Warner Bros. Discovery via AP

In war saga 'The Sympathizer,' Vietnamese voices are no longer stuck in the background

For decades, Vietnamese people often been relegated to the background in popular cinematic depictions of the Vietnam War. Films like “Full Metal Jacket” and “Apocalypse Now” typically only …
File - Cardi B arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Calif. Cardi B, Queen Latifah and The Roots will headline concerts in the return of the BET Experience in Los Angeles just days before the 2024 BET Awards. The BET Experience makes a return after a five-year hiatus. The BET Awards will take place June 30. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Cardi B, Queen Latifah and The Roots to headline the BET Experience concerts in Los Angeles

Cardi B, Queen Latifah and The Roots will headline concerts celebrating the return of the BET Experience in Los Angeles just days before the 2024 BET Awards. BET announced Monday the star-studded …
This image released by The Metropolitan Museum of Art shows a British waistcoat. The waistcoat is one of many items included in The Costume Institute's 2024 exhibition, "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion," on view from May 10 through Sept. 2, 2024. (Nick Knight/The Metropolitan Museum of Art via AP)

Fashion isn’t just for the eyes: Upcoming Met Gala exhibit aims to be a multi-sensory experience

Fashion, most would surely agree, is meant to be seen. Not heard, and certainly not smelled. But Andrew Bolton, the curatorial mastermind behind the blockbuster fashion exhibits at the Metropolitan …
FILE - Travis Scott performs at the Astroworld Music Festival in Houston, Nov. 5, 2021. A judge in Texas is expected hear arguments Monday, April 15 2024, in Scott's request to be dismissed from a lawsuit over the deadly 2021 Astroworld festival. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

Judge set to hear motion to dismiss rapper Travis Scott from lawsuit over deadly Astroworld concert

A judge in Texas is to hear arguments in rap star Travis Scott's request to be dismissed from a lawsuit over the deadly 2021 Astroworld festival in Houston. A judge in Houston is to hear the motion …