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A Minnesota city will rewrite an anti-crime law seen as harming mentally ill residents

A Minnesota city has agreed not to disclose private medical information about renters with mental health issues and to pay $175,000 to resolve a complaint from the federal government that the city …

Lawsuit says ex-Officer Chauvin kneeled on woman's neck, just as he did when he killed George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former employee sued the city of Minneapolis on Tuesday, alleging ex-police Officer Derek Chauvin hauled her from her minivan and pinned her to the ground with his knee in …

Donald Trump's campaign says it will begin accepting contributions through cryptocurrency

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump 's presidential campaign said Tuesday it would begin accepting donations in cryptocurrency as part of an effort to build what it calls a “crypto army” leading up …
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Surprise family recovering from traumatic event

Michael Norman and his wife, Susie, only wanted to get their daughter out of harm’s way — but never did they expect it to get as bad as it did.

Former Arizona grad student convicted of first-degree murder in 2022 shooting of professor

A former University of Arizona graduate student has been convicted of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a professor on campus two years ago. A Pima County Superior Court jury deliberated for …
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Chandler budget requests account for inflation, price hikes

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Development

284-acre Laveen development approved, plans to include resort, auto mall

A 284-acre mixed-use development is coming to Laveen that will add an auto mall, a hospital, a 50-acre resort, retail, restaurants and up to 2,200 residential units. A planning and general plan …
ON TOUR

Danny Ocean to bring new tour to Phoenix

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

State puts in place high-pollution advisory for Wednesday

State health officials have issued an ozone high-pollution advisory for Wednesday, May 22, and advise caution for those planning strenuous outdoor activities. Other recommendations include: …
REMEMBRANCE

Memorial Day ceremony coming to Phoenix

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

Which states could have abortion on the ballot in 2024?

Voters have sided with abortion rights supporters every time the issue has been directly on the ballot since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the nationwide right to abortion in 2022. This year, the …
POLICE

Man faces 2nd-degree murder charge in Tempe shooting

A 22-year-old man has been arrested as the suspect in a Monday morning shooting that left another man dead in north Tempe, police said. Austin James-Raul Daleo has been charged with …

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Opinions with Civility
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 …
The media has made much regarding the ages and mental attributes of the two presidential candidates. In the other branches of government, the average age in the Senate is 64 years, House 58.4 and …
For an agency that claims it “generally receives no tax dollars for operating expenses,” the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) sure does like government subsidies.
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Local sports

College baseball notebook: Conference tournaments to decide NCAA automatic bids and many at-larges

The field for the NCAA baseball tournament will take shape this week with conference tournaments determining most of the 30 automatic qualifiers. Also at stake are 34 at-large bids. The 16 NCAA …

Today in Sports - Muhammad Ali TKOs Henry Cooper in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

Today in Sports, May 21 - Muhammad Ali TKOs Henry Cooper in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

This Date in Baseball - For the first time in MLB history, six grand slams are hit in a single day

This Date in Baseball, May 21 - For the first time in MLB history, six grand slams are hit in a single day
National sports
Karl-Anthony Towns has seen the payoff this spring for his commitment to and sacrifice for the Minnesota Timberwolves. They're in the Western Conference finals for the first time in 20 years due in …
Ricky Rudd, the tough-as-nails driver from Virginia, was selected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Tuesday, along with driver Carl Edwards and mechanic and race strategist Ralph Moody, who was selected …
Cornerback Marshon Lattimore and running back Alvin Kamara are skipping the New Orleans Saints’ opening voluntary offseason practices. Saints coach Dennis Allen says he'd like to have full …
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Valley business

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 Workshop Pilates opens third location

The Workshop Pilates opened it’s third location in the new Arcadia Improvement Club, 3802 E. Indian School Road. The location will have infrared heated mat pilates class.

The Workshop Pilates opened it’s third location in the new Arcadia Improvement Club, 3802 E. Indian School Road. The Workshop’s Arcadia location will be home to Infrared Heated Mat …

Delta Dental wins Healthy Arizona Worksites Program awards

Jolean Fleck, Delta Dental of Arizona Senior Vice President of People and Organizational Development said the company is more than your average dental office.

For the eighth consecutive year, Delta Dental of Arizona has earned the Healthy Arizona Worksites Program award for its implementation of evidence-based health initiatives to improve the well-being …

Stemistry Scottsdale celebrates third anniversary

Stemistry Scottsdale is celebrating it’s third anniversary June 1 with half off the cost of rose lattes, a free flower stem with purchase, live music and treats.

Stemistry Scottsdale is celebrating its third anniversary this June. Stemisty is a re-imagined and re-invented flower store and coffee lab that was founded by Dylan Capshaw when he was 15, according …

Neighbors

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 …

Things to do

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."

Tomaso Maggiore Culinary Arts Foundation to hold inaugural legacy gala

Tomaso Maggiore.

The Tomaso Maggiore Culinary Arts Foundation is proud to introduce its inaugural legacy gala, with the mission to provide cultural immersion and educational opportunities for aspiring chefs in …

‘Bite Night’ in Phoenix to benefit ALS patients, families

According to ALS Arizona, based on U.S. population studies, a little over 5,600 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with ALS each year. That's 15 new cases a day.

Join ALS Arizona to help raise money and awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

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Obituaries & Memorials

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 …

Donna Ann Corriero

Donna Ann Corriero, age 74, passed away on May 11, 2024. Born in Chicago on March 24, 1950, Donna lived a life full of creativity and compassion. She was preceded in death by her father, Elmer …
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Nation

DOJ adds Oklahoma to the list of states it's suing to block their immigration laws

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice sued Oklahoma on Tuesday seeking to block a law that seeks to impose criminal penalties on those living in the state illegally. The lawsuit …

What is in-flight turbulence, and when does it become dangerous for passengers and crews?

The death of a British man and injuries impacting dozens of other people aboard a Singapore Airlines flight have highlighted the potential dangers of flying through extreme turbulence. The exact …

Israel's block of AP transmission shows how ambiguity in law could restrict war coverage

The shutdown and seizure by Israel of an Associated Press video camera that provided a live glimpse into Gaza raised concerns about how a new media law could be used to restrict war coverage. Israel …

South Carolina governor signs into law ban on gender-affirming care for transgender minors

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster on Tuesday signed into law a ban on gender-affirming care for transgender minors. When the ink dried, South Carolina became the 25th …

Report suggests some deputies responding to mass shooting were intoxicated

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An independent commission investigating the deadliest shooting in Maine history plans to take up accusations in a report that contended self-dispatching police officers …
World

UN food agency warns that the new US sea route for Gaza aid may fail unless conditions improve

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.N. World Food Program said Tuesday the new U.S. $320 million pier project for delivering aid to Gaza may fail unless Israel starts providing the conditions the humanitarian …

A serial killer convicted for killing 26 women is hospitalized after assault in a Quebec prison

MONTREAL (AP) — Convicted Canadian serial killer Robert Pickton who killed over 20 women has been hospitalized and is in a life-threatening condition after an assault at a Quebec prison, …

Landmark Paris trial of Syrian officials accused of torturing, killing a father and his son starts

PARIS (AP) — The landmark trial of three former Syrian intelligence officials began Tuesday at a Paris court for the alleged torture and killing of a French-Syrian father and son who were arrested …

Poland arrests sabotage suspects and warns of potential hostile acts by Russia

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said Tuesday that three people were recently arrested on suspicion of links to foreign-sponsored sabotage, adding to nine others already …

Spain withdraws its ambassador to Argentina over comments made by President Milei

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Spain on Tuesday said it was pulling its ambassador from Argentina in response to comments made by Argentine President Javier Milei, who accused the Spanish prime …
Entertainment
Jenny Erpenbeck, author of 'Kariros' poses ahead of the International Booker Prize, in London, Tuesday, May 21, 2024. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

German author Jenny Erpenbeck wins International Booker Prize for tale of tangled love affair

LONDON (AP) — German author Jenny Erpenbeck and translator Michael Hofmann won the International Booker Prize for fiction on Tuesday for “Kairos,” the story of a tangled love affair during the …
FILE - Matthew Perry poses for a portrait on Feb. 17, 2015, in New York. Authorities are investigating the death of Perry and how the beloved actor received the anesthetic ketamine, which was ruled a contributing factor in his death. Los Angeles Police Capt. Scot Williams told the Los Angeles Times Tuesday, May 21, 2024, that detectives were looking into why the “Friends” star had so much ketamine in his system when he died in October. (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP, File)

Matthew Perry's death under investigation over ketamine level found in actor's blood

An investigation has been opened into the death of Matthew Perry and how the “Friends” actor received the anesthetic ketamine, which was ruled contributing factor in his death. Los Angeles Police …
FILE - Jan. A.P. Kaczmarek poses with the Oscar for best original score for his work on "Finding Neverland" during the 77th Academy Awards, Feb. 27, 2005, in Los Angeles. Polish composer Kaczmarek, who won a 2005 Oscar for the movie “Finding Neverland,” has died on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at age 71. Kaczmarek’s death was announced by Poland’s Music Foundation. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

Oscar-winning composer of 'Finding Neverland' music, Jan A.P. Kaczmarek. dies at age 71

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish composer Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, who won a 2005 Oscar for the musical score of “Finding Neverland,” died on Tuesday. He was 71. Kaczmarek’s death was announced …
FILE - Executive Producer Fred Roos poses at The U.S. Premiere of Focus Features "The Beguiled" at Directors Guild of America on Monday, June 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. Roos, the Oscar-winning producer of “The Godfather Part II” who helped launch the careers of numerous superstars from Jack Nicholson to Tom Cruise, died at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif., Saturday, May, 18, 2024, a representative said Tuesday, May 21. He was 89. (Photo by Steve Cohn/Invision for Focus Features/AP Images, File)

Fred Roos, ‘Godfather Part II’ producer and longtime Coppola collaborator, dies at 89

Fred Roos, the Oscar-winning producer of “The Godfather Part II” who helped launch the careers of numerous superstars from Jack Nicholson to Tom Cruise, has died. He was 89. He died at his …
The Molina Fine Jewelers Scottsdale Jazz, Blues & Brews Festival drew a record crowd this year, with approximately 2,700 people attending the one day event.

Scottsdale Jazz concert draws record crowd

Taking center stage for a combination of cool jazz and blues, The Molina Fine Jewelers Scottsdale Jazz, Blues & Brews Festival presented by Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale proved a record-breaking …