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Second Saturdays returning to Old Town Peoria this month

Peoria’s Second Saturdays are back this month.

Hobbs strips Saudi company of right to lease state land to farm alfalfa for export

PHOENIX — Gov. Katie Hobbs on Tuesday defended the decision to strip a Saudi company of its right to lease state land to farm alfalfa for export — and get the water underneath it free — but had no answers to what will become of the nearly 3,500 acres after that.

Peoria will host public safety night for residents

The annual G.A.I.N. Public Safety Night will make its way back to Peoria.
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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

Sun City West rec centers address ‘negative encounters’ with ‘Be Kind’ campaign

To encourage courteous interactions at all facilities, the Recreation Centers of Sun City West is launching a “Be Kind” campaign in October.

Arizona Authors Association awards banquet coming to Glendale

Glendale will be the site for the 23rd Annual Arizona Authors Association Literary Awards Banquet.

Future vote in the hands of Sun City West residents

Arizona house bill 2298 requires a vote from residents in Sun City West, that can have a major impact on streets in the community.

Campaign flyers draw complaints in Fountain Hills

The town has received several complaints regarding campaign flyers distributed in neighborhoods late last month. The flyers, opposing the proposed school district bond on the ballot, were of the …

Sun City church approaching its 50th anniversary

A Sun City church is prepping for its 50th anniversary celebration.

Sun City resident captures championship in World Triathlon Finals

Sun City resident Ralph Ward, a member of Team USA, competed in the World Triathlon World Championship Finals in Pontevedra, Spain.

Court renovation delays start of Sun City West bocce season

The SCW Bocce Club has announced a delay in the beginning of fall league play and open bocce sessions.

Freestanding Starbucks delivered to Avondale, now open

A brand-new Starbucks coffee shop has been delivered to Avondale.


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Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices & Encouraging Civility

Maio: Stop associating stigma with mental health

Regarding your article about mental health.

Haley: Former president had many accomplishments

This letter is a response to the opinion letter in the Sept. 20 Independent. “Amazed at those defending Trump.” When Trump was in office, the U.S. was energy independent for the …

Reilly: Trump only choice for 2024

Starting in 2015 to the present, we have witnessed the relentless, manufactured lies by Democrats, Republican RINOs and radical leftist globalists promulgated to defame Donald J. Trump and his …

Backer: Trump worked for the people

I’m not sure why you chose to use a pen name but regardless, I think you have missed the reasons why people defend President Trump against your apparent wishes. Just to name a few (because …

Friedman: Sun City West Foundation offers help to those in need

Are you trying to decide which bill to pay, or perhaps having to choose between purchasing groceries or medicine? If you find yourself in that situation, the Community Fund of Sun City West is here …
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West Valley

The Surprise Resource Center is expanding its hours of operation starting Friday, Oct. 6.

Anna Eckleberry didn’t start bowling until after she retired as a teacher, but as she joined dozens of friends in the Ladies Match Point bowling league at Lakeview Lanes on Friday, Sept. 29, …
Surprise City Councilmember Patrick Duffy and Vice Mayor Chris Judd are co-hosting another joint community meeting.
The Sounds of the Southwest Singers will have a show in Peoria.
With the Surprise Fiesta Grande moving to Mark Coronado Park this year, the city is offering a free shuttle service for residents of the Original Town Site, the traditional location of the festival.

Jewish Family & Children's Service JFCS touches the lives of thousands of children, teens, and adults coping with trauma, family violence, mental illness, substance abuse, as well as other …

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program and the Foster Care Review Board of Arizona encourage residents to help raise awareness about its impact on individuals, communities, and children and families.
Phoenix police detectives are investigating a shooting Monday at a West Valley apartment complex that left a man dead. It occurred about 8:45 p.m. Oct. 2 in the complex at 3840 N. 43 rd Ave., …
A 72-year-old man is dead following a collision Monday afternoon in Phoenix, police said. William Davis died after the two-vehicle crash about 4:15 p.m. Oct. 2 near 19 th and Virginia avenues. …
The Phoenix City Council has approved new council district boundaries, effective Jan. 1.  The vote last week was unanimous, according to a city release. Every  10 years, the city is …
East Valley

PulteGroup Inc. received Florence Town Council approval for its final plat request in Anthem at Merrill Ranch that will subdivide more than 42 acres into 159 residential lots. The council’s …

The Florence Town Council on Monday accepted a federal grant that will provide thousands of dollars to the Florence Police Department for equipment. The item was on the council’s consent …
Mal Michaels has hit on the perfect conversation starter: “What was your first concert?”   At least it works for a guy who owns a record store, Rock This Town Records in …
REDW Advisors and CPAs recently announced the promotion of Chandler business leader Dan DiPomazio, CPA to principal of its Phoenix office. DiPomazio, who works in the tax practice group, has …
“Hasta La Muerte: A Day of the Dead Musical Experience” will be performed 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Chandler Center for the Arts. The show “weaves together Mexican folklore, …
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Local sports

Woodruff's shoulder injury leaves Brewers down a starter against Diamondbacks in Wild Card Series

One of Milwaukee’s biggest strengths just got a little weaker on the eve of the postseason. Right-hander Brandon Woodruff, slated as a potential Game 3 starter, will miss the NL Wild Card Series …

Even a 19-point loss has some silver linings for the growing Arizona Cardinals

It’s not often a 19-point loss generates feelings of optimism in the NFL. Considering where the Arizona Cardinals are in their current rebuild, there are still many reasons to consider Sunday’s …

Suns finish dizzying wheel-and-deal summer, focus on building around Booker, Durant and Beal

Mat Ishbia has lots of good traits for an NBA owner, including deep pockets and a huge desire to win. Patience doesn’t appear to be his strong suit. The Phoenix Suns are nearly unrecognizable just …
National sports

Trevor Zegras' first day at Ducks training camp includes lots of work on defense

New Anaheim Ducks coach Greg Cronin knows what Trevor Zegras can do on the offensive end. During Zegras’ first day at training camp on Tuesday, Cronin began working on making sure Zegras knows that …

More Bellingham heroics for Real Madrid in the Champions League. Arsenal and Man United stunned

It was an English player’s night in the Champions League but both of the English teams in action lost. Jude Bellingham made the difference again for Real Madrid in a thrilling 3-2 win at Napoli …

Montgomery sparkles, Rangers beat sloppy Rays 4-0 in AL Wild Card Series opener

Jordan Montgomery scattered six hits over seven innings, helping the Texas Rangers beat the sloppy Tampa Bay Rays 4-0 in their AL Wild Card Series opener. Corey Seager and Josh Jung drove in runs and …

Analysis: Zach Wilson proved Robert Saleh, Jets' confidence in him was deserved

Zach Wilson proved the trust Robert Saleh and the New York Jets had in him was deserved. Dissed publicly, dragged online, and disrespected by everyone from Broadway Joe to almost every …

Pac-12 teams falling into a pecking order following undefeated starts

A month into the season, teams across the Pac-12 are getting a sense of where they stand. The conference kicked off what may be its final football season by going 13-0 for the first time since 1932, …
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STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A man who killed two women after meeting them a day apart in north Florida bars in 1996 was put to death Tuesday evening. Michael Zack III, 54, was pronounced dead minutes …

DETROIT (AP) — Automakers posted big increases in new vehicle sales during the summer, despite high prices, rising interest rates and even a limited strike against Detroit companies. Industry …
Mauro Icardi struck in the 81st-minute as Galatasaray beat 10-man Manchester United 3-2 in the Champions League and increased the pressure on manager Erik ten Hag. The striker had already missed a …
The Minnesota Wild have the same core back from last season after finishing third in the Central Division and losing in the first round of the playoffs to the Dallas Stars. They have lost eight …
A federal investigator said the small plane crash that killed former NFL tight end Russ Francis and another man at an Adirondack Mountains airport occurred after the engine apparently lost power. …
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Valley business

7-building industrial campus breaks ground in Glendale

Phoenix-based developer ViaWest Group and Willmeng Construction celebrated the official start of construction for The Base, Phase I, which marks the beginning of the development of a 144-acre …

Blink Charging welcomes Tempe leadership at local facility

Tempe officials took a tour of one local company’s facility that is working to bring electric vehicle charging to a broader audience.

Business Q&A: Sun City West resident Sharon Davis

Sharon Davis of Sd Designs-Fashionista Fundraisers.

Phoenix Walmart to donate $5,300 to local nonprofits

The upcoming grand opening of a remodeled Phoenix Walmart location will include grants to local nonprofits.


LGBT Club of Sun City West prepping for social, membership drive

The LGBT Club of Sun City West will be hosting a social and then a membership meeting in the coming weeks.

Sun City West residents can talk issues at ‘Chat with the Board’

Sun City West residents who have questions or concerns about the Recreation Centers of Sun City West can get answers directly from governing board representatives during upcoming Chat with the Board events.

Sun City West Sportsman’s Club names October meeting speaker

A professional sculptor will be the featured speaker at the October meeting of the Sun City West Sportsman’s Club.

Surprise honors community leaders with awards

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.

Things to do

Great American Seed Up back for 9th year in Phoenix

The Great American Seed Up, a pop-up bulk seed buying event, is gearing up for its ninth annual event in Phoenix this month.

Fall Festival event will add to the season in Glendale

A fall festival is on its way to the Glendale Adult Center.

Songwriters Showcase on way to Glendale

The Glendale Main Library will host a songwriters showcase this month.

Free ‘green living’ irrigation workshop coming to Glendale

A free workshop, “Irrigation System Basics,” is coming to Glendale as part of the city’s Green Living Series.

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Obituaries & Memorials

Gary C Cotten

Gary C Cotten, 75, of Sun City, Arizona, left this earth for Heaven on September 10, 2023. He was born on March 19, 1948, in Odessa, Texas. Gary was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great …

Jacqueline Ann Thacker

Jacqueline, 97, of Sun City passed away peacefully on September 18, 2023, under the care of The Gardens of Sun City Assisted Living and Hospice of the West. Ann was born to Chester Dean Graham and …

John Collin Patton

John Collin Patton, 80, of Sun City, Arizona, unexpectedly went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on September 20, 2023. John was born on July 14th, 1943 to Mary Jane Patton & John …

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 …
The Latest News Around The Globe

Suspect in police beating has ruptured kidney, headaches; his attorneys call for a federal probe

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for a drug suspect who was repeatedly punched, elbowed and kneed by officers in northeast Florida during a traffic stop said Tuesday that they are petitioning …

United Airlines makes 2nd large order for new planes in less than a year as it renews its fleet

CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines is making its second large order of new planes in less than a year, more than 100 in all, as the carrier renews its fleet. The most recent order announced …

11-year-old shoots, injures 2 teens following altercation at Florida Pop Warner football practice

APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — An 11-year-old boy retrieved a gun from an unlocked box in his mother's vehicle and shot two 13-year-olds following an altercation that began during a Pop Warner football …

UK Home Secretary Suella Braverman wows some Conservatives and alarms others with hard-line stance

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — U.K. Home Secretary Suella Braverman railed against unauthorized migrants, human rights laws and "woke" critics of her hard-line policies Tuesday, as she tried to secure …

The Supreme Court seems likely to side with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed likely to preserve the work of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau against a conservative-led challenge. Even some conservative …

New York City mayor heads to Latin America with message for asylum seekers: 'We are at capacity'

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Tuesday said he will travel to Latin America to discourage people from seeking asylum in the city as it struggles to handle a massive influx of …

Jews spitting on the ground beside Christian pilgrims in the Holy Land sparks outrage

JERUSALEM (AP) — A video that shows ultra-Orthodox Jews spitting on the ground beside a procession of foreign Christian worshipers carrying a wooden cross in the holy city of Jerusalem has ignited …

Schumer to lead a bipartisan delegation of senators to China, South Korea and Japan next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is leading a bipartisan congressional delegation to China next week, traveling to the country amid heightened tensions and after several …

Former VP Pence to talk national security and foreign policy at AP-Georgetown University forum

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President and GOP candidate Mike Pence will take questions on national security and foreign policy Tuesday afternoon at Washington's Georgetown University. The …

Biden tries to reassure allies of continued US support for Ukraine after Congress drops aid request

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden convened a call Tuesday with U.S. allies and partners to coordinate future support for Ukraine after Congress passed — and he signed — legislation that …
This cover image released by Island/UMG shows "The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess" by Chappell Roan. (Island/UMG via AP)

A conversation with Chappell Roan, the yodeling, queer pop icon of tomorrow

The Missouri-bred pop superstar of the future Chappell Roan released her glittery debut album “The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess” late last month. Over a million monthly listeners on …
This combination of photos shows cover art for "This Other Eden" by Paul Harding, from left, "Chain-Gang All-Stars" by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, "Blackouts" by Justin Torres, Temple Folk" by Aaliyah Bilal and "The End of Drum-time" by Hanna Pylvanien, who are among the National Book Award finalists for fiction. (W.W. Norton/Pantheon/FSG/Simon & Schuster/Holt via AP)

Paul Harding and Justin Torres are among the National Book Award finalists

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Harding's Maine-based historical novel “This Other Eden,” Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s dystopian “Chain-Gang All-Stars” and Justin Torres' multi-generational …
President Joe Biden walks with actress Selma Blair and Blair's service dog Scout as they arrive for an event to celebrate the Americans with Disabilities Act on the South Lawn of the White House, Monday, Oct. 2, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Selma Blair helps White House salute landmark disability legislation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Actor and disability rights advocate Selma Blair on Monday helped President Joe Biden mark the legacy of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act, displaying …
Models wear creations for the Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2024 womenswear fashion collection presented Monday, Oct. 2, 2023 in Paris. (AP Photo/Vianney Le Caer)

Vuitton transforms Paris with a playful spectacle of color, stars and history

Louis Vuitton dazzled Paris as the latest collection from women's creative director Nicolas Ghesquière swirled epochs and emotions. A burst of harlequin vibrancy met ’70s nostalgia, such as …
Scarizona Scaregrounds in Mesa is open.

Scary, fun choices this month in Mesa

Scarizona Scaregrounds, 1901 N. Alma School Road in Mesa, will open Oct. 6 and run through Halloween. Prices for the haunted house events start at $24.95 per person and prices for the drive …