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Dates to know as Scottsdale’s primary election approaches

Scottsdale’s Tuesday, Aug. 2, primary election is the first step toward selecting three City Council members who will take office in January 2023. A general election will be held Tuesday, …
Animals

3 bears released back into wild after shelter, care at Scottsdale sanctuary

With joint efforts between Scottsdale-based Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, and Arizona Game and Fish Department, three of five baby bears have been rehabilitated and released into the wild. …
LAW ENFORCEMENT

South Phoenix gang investigation leads to 70-count grand jury indictment

PHOENIX – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona has announced that 22 people have been indicted on drug and weapons charges in a case that began with an investigation of …
ELECTIONS

Republican governor candidates trade barbs, Ducey opinions in TV debate

PHOENIX - Three of the four Republicans who hope to replace Doug Ducey as governor lashed out at him and some of the things he did, including how he handled COVID, promising something radically …

Arizona attorney general: Pre-state abortion ban enforceable

Arizona’s Republican attorney general says that a pre-statehood law that bans all abortions is enforceable. Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced his decision Wednesday and said he will soon …
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West Valley

The Surprise Fire-Medical Department has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Plus achievement award for its commitment to offering rapid, research-based care to people experiencing the most severe form of heart attack, ultimately saving lives.

The city of Surprise released a new visitor’s guide, inviting guests to “Find Your Surprise” and explore why Surprise is an award-winning travel destination.
The Surprise Police Department has partnered with LexisNexis Coplogic to provide an online crime reporting option for victims of property crimes. 
The Bridlewood and Granite Run communities are on track for road improvements.
Maricopa County officials denied a temporary use permit to allow an underage resident to live in a Sun City home, but Sun Cities officials will remain vigilant regarding age restrictions.
Phoenix

Phoenix Rescue Mission, the Christ-centered nonprofit providing support and resources to underserved communities, announces its back-to-school community outreach event will return to an in-person …

The Phoenician Resort is poised to take its next step in expansion, adding five luxury condominium timeshare units next to the resort entrance at the foot of Camelback Mountain in east …
The Valley’s favorite neighborhood hangout, The VIG, is returning to north central Phoenix with the opening of an all-new location this fall. The VIG North Central ,8729 N. Central Avenue will …
Cox Communications announced it is expanding its gig internet, TV, phone, home security and automation services to nearly 2,500 residents and businesses in Desert Hills. The move is part of about …
The Maricopa County Community College District is conducting a search for candidates to replace Shari Olson, South Mountain Community College’s president, who is retiring  this summer.
East Valley

An Arizona soccer team with seven Queen Creek girls is heading to a major national tournament in July. The U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships take place July 18 at the ESPN Wide World of …

With the Fourth of July holiday right around the corner, it is important to know what types of fireworks are legal within Queen Creek, when they can be used, how to safely use them and tips to be …
Florence Police report of incidents between June and 19: Medical emergency reported at 7 a.m., June 7, at South Evergreen StreetOfficers were dispatched to a medical emergency. Reporting party …
After almost 15 years of business and a new location, The Mission in Old Town Scottsdale and its infamous Himalayan salt wall have received a bit of buzz for viral videos and images of patrons taking a taste of more than the restaurant’s tasty dishes.
The Scottsdale Police Department is investigating the tampering of a package of over-the-counter laxatives sold at a local Walmart store, officials say. On June 28, the Scottsdale Police …
Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices

Hague: Profitable sales are built on scarcity

Every home in America is unique. Even if a home is in a subdivision surrounded by hundreds of others very much like it...

Kufahl: Tech work causes havoc in yard

On June 6 one of a construction team entered our area of Sun City West and proceeded to install this portion of fiber-to-the-home network as introduced in a carefully crafted letter sent to homeowners in the affected area some weeks ago. This team turned into a virtual wrecking ball when they reached my yard.

Hamway: Fear mongering has no place in Paradise Valley politics

I attended the Mayor’s Forum last Tuesday at Town Hall and I am always comforted by the quality of candidates that chose to serve our town. However, several of candidate Pace’s …

Why are there so many drownings in Arizona?

...What is with all the almost and drownings in Arizona? I am a ’70s and ’80s girl and everyone I knew had a pool...

Masino: I support Lamon for GOP U.S. Senate primary contest

The time for Arizona voters to make a difference in our government is rapidly approaching. Early voting ballots will be mailed to Republican voters July 2.
Valley sports

Clevinger 1-hit ball for 6 innings, Padres beat Diamondbacks

Mike Clevinger outpitched Madison Bumgarner by throwing one-hit ball for six innings in his longest outing of the year, leading the San Diego Padres over the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-0. Jake …

Padres take 3-game losing streak into matchup with the Diamondbacks

The San Diego Padres head into the matchup with the Arizona Diamondbacks after losing three in a row.

Diamondbacks rally from 6-run deficit to beat Padres 7-6

Josh Rojas scored the winning run in the ninth inning when shortstop C.J. Abrams couldn’t handle a throw at second base, and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied from a late six-run deficit to beat the …
National sports

AP source: USC, UCLA in process of joining Big Ten

UCLA and Southern California are planning to leave the Pac-12 for the Big Ten Conference in a seismic change that could lead to another major realignment of college sports. A person who has been …

AP source: Kevin Durant asks for trade from Brooklyn Nets

A person with direct knowledge of the decision says Kevin Durant has requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets. The decision undoubtedly will have teams scrambling to put together enormous offers for …

Surprised Fox tops leaderboard at Irish Open with 8-under 64

New Zealand’s Ryan Fox says he was surprised to find himself leading the Irish Open after the opening round despite his impressive form this season. Fox had eight birdies in a flawless 8-under 64 …

PM Prep-Segue

CLOSING ARGUMENTS IN NIPSEY HUSSLE SLAYING TODAY LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's the beginning of the end of the trial of the man charged with killing rap star Nipsey Hussle in Los Angeles. After both …

Kentucky QB Levis balances NIL gains with long-term goals

Kentucky's Will Levis has everything an athlete needs to cash in. The starting quarterback is handsome, charismatic, social media savvy and has the potential to be a top NFL draft pick. The first …
Most recent

Phoenix-based developer George Oliver has purchased Biltmore Commerce Center, a landmark building in the heart of metro Phoenix’s Camelback Corridor, for its latest office …

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador’s government and the country’s main Indigenous group reached an agreement Thursday to end 18 days of often-violent strikes that had virtually paralyzed the …
Legend Acres has been selected as Best In-Person & Online Dog Training Solutions - Arizona by LUXlife magazine.  LUXlife launched the Pet Products and Services Awards several years ago to …
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Valley business

Peoria renews contract with Greater Phoenix Economic Council

Peoria City Council renewed its contract with Greater Phoenix Economic Council for fiscal year 2023 for $95,778.

We Are Airstream acquires oldest Airstream dealership on the west coast

We Are Airstream Chandler announces its acquisition of Airstream of Santa Barbara. The one-acre property, which is the oldest Airstream dealership on the west coast, will now be called We Are …

New restaurant concept coming to Scottsdale this summer: Collins Bros. Chophouse

An award-winning restauranteur, Christopher Collins, of the Valley-based Common Ground Culinary, announced in a press release the grand opening of his newest concept on the northwest corner of Hayden …

Rosewood Homes announces groundbreaking of new development in Scottsdale

Scottsdale-based Rosewood Homes announced the start of pre-sales and model home construction at its new 19-home Rosewood Canyon in the Storyrock Master Planned Community in north Scottsdale.

Neighbors

Meet Your Neighbor: Adamski president of LeTip networking group chapter

Name: Nikol Adamski Age: 49 Town/neighborhood: Northeast Mesa When and why I moved here: My parents moved here in 1979 from Michigan to escape the cold, for a better life and a fresh start. …

Help youth in foster care succeed at school

For kids and teens in foster care, back to school is just one more hurdle to overcome because they often don’t have the right – or enough – school supplies to succeed. Without the right tools, not only do kids feel embarrassed, they are unable to perform at the same level as their peers, limiting their chances at good grades and graduation.

Scottsdale’s Gore rolls out red carpet for June 29 movie premier

Screenwriter Scott Gore, of Scottsdale, knows how to put a fresh spin on what some may consider a “familiar story,” by adding a new layer of interesting characters, plot twists and story lines.

Arizona Coyotes help launch Pride Growlers

In a June 27 press release, the Arizona Coyotes stated it is proud to support the Arizona Legacy Pride Hockey Association (ALPHA) Pride Growlers with the goal to show that hockey is for everyone and …

Things to do

Glendale water park will have 2 nights of July 4th fireworks

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in Glendale will have two nights of fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July.

Hinkle announces departure from Theater Works after 7 years

Cate Hinkle, who has guided Theater Works’ growth and outreach over the last seven years has announced her departure from the organization, effective the end of June.

Karaoke Club continues ‘Kabaret’ this summer

Members of the Karaoke Club of Sun City West meet for their “Karaoke Kabaret” Fridays this summer. Located in the arts and crafts building at the Beardsley center, doors open at 5 p.m. …

Scottsdale Canal Convergence to celebrate 10th anniversary in November

Scottsdale Arts’ Canal Convergence — Water + Art + Light will celebrate its 10th anniversary Nov. 4–13, at the Scottsdale Waterfront.The free, 10-night event features large-scale …

Entertainment
FILE - Hells Angels founder Ralph "Sonny" Barger and his wife Sharon are shown after his release on $100,000 bond in San Francisco, Aug. 1, 1980. Barger, the leather-clad figurehead of the notorious Hells Angels motorcycle club, has died at age 83. Barger's death was announced late Wednesday, June 29, 2022, on his Facebook page. Barger composed the post placed on the Facebook page managed by his current wife, Zorana. (AP Photo/Robert Houston, File)

Sonny Barger, figurehead of Hells Angels, dies at 83

The leather-clad figurehead of the Hells Angels motorcycle club has died. Sonny Barger was 83. Barger's death Wednesday was announced in a post on his Facebook page that said he had a brief bout with …
This cover image released by Interscope shows "Mercury — Act 2," by Imagine Dragons. (Interscope via AP)

Review: Imagine Dragons offer light at the end of the tunnel

If you were hiding under your bed after listening to the last album by Imagine Dragons, it’s time to come out. The second volume of “Mercury” is upbeat, often Caribbean-spiced and throbbing. It …
This image released by Bleecker Street shows Freida Pinto in a scene from "Mr. Malcolm's List." (Ross Ferguson/Bleecker Street via AP)

Review: Austen-era schemes, dreams fill 'Mr. Malcolm's List'

“Mr. Malcolm’s List” is not, technically, by Jane Austen, but it is Austenesque through and through. It’s also “Bridgerton”-esque, featuring a diverse cast. The terrific ensemble is led …
FILE - Author Jesmyn Ward attends the 68th National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner in New York on Nov. 15, 2017. The 2022 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction has gone to Jesmyn Ward, who at 45, is the youngest person to receive the library’s fiction award for her lifetime of work examining racism and social injustice. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Author Jesmyn Ward wins Library of Congress fiction prize

The 2022 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction has gone to Jesmyn Ward, who at 45, is the youngest person to receive the library’s fiction award and is being honored for her lifetime of …
This image released by Universal Pictures shows characters, from left, Gru, voiced by Steve Carell, Bob, Kevin and Stuart in a scene from "Minions: The Rise of Gru." (Illumination Entertainment/Universal Pictures via AP)

Review: In 'Rise of Gru,' Minion mayhem reigns

For a not small segment of the audience for “Minions: Rise of Gru,” only one thing really needs to be said. The Minions are in it. That’s enough. More than any previous “Despicable Me” …
Obituaries & Memorials

Shirley Ann Cleveland

Shirley Ann Cleveland born March 22, 1933 in Bemidji, Minnesota to Paul and Ethel Wrege. She passed away May 15, 2022 in Sun City, Arizona at the age of 89. She was preceded in death by husband …

Arthur Alexander Babbitt

On Sunday, June 26, 2022, Arthur Alexander Babbitt loving husband and father passed away at age 93. He was born on October 8, 1928, to the late John Forrest and Lessie Myrna (Snyder) Babbitt in …

Donna June Buske

Donna Buske, 82, of Apache Junction passed peacefully Monday, June 13, 2022. She was preceded in death by her husband Waldo "Buck" Buske, daughter Candy Lynn Fischer, son Donald Scott Smith and …
William E. “Hap” Carty, considered U-Haul's first employee, died in Tempe at the age of 95.

U-Haul pioneer, Tempe resident dies at 95

An 18-year-old William E. “Hap” Carty, while on leave from the U.S. Army in 1945, helped his sister and brother-in-law with an upstart company they were building – quite literally – in a milk house on the Carty Ranch in Ridgefield, Washington.

Helen Cristin (Henningsgard) Nelson

Helen Cristin (Henningsgard) Nelson SUN CITY - Of Buffalo, MN passed away peacefully on Friday, June 17th at her winter home in Sun City. Helen was born on September 15, 1924 to teacher Julia …
Nation

Grads of first US Apple Developer Academy feted in Detroit

The inaugural class of the Detroit Apple Developer Academy, a free program that teaches students the fundamentals of coding, design, marketing and project management, celebrated its unique …

US official: Migrants who died cleared inland checkpoint

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Migrants were inside a tractor-trailer when it cleared an inland Border Patrol checkpoint, later ending up in San Antonio where 53 people were found deceased in the deadliest …

Crewless robotic Mayflower ship reaches Plymouth Rock

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A crewless robotic boat retracing the 1620 sea voyage of the Mayflower has landed near Plymouth Rock. The sleek Mayflower Autonomous Ship met with an escort boat as it …

Some medical debt is being removed from US credit reports

Help is coming for many people struggling with medical debt on credit reports. Starting Friday, the three major U.S. credit reporting companies will stop counting paid medical debt on their reports, …

From stocks to crypto, a punishing six months for investors

Americans with stock portfolios or retirement investment plans would likely prefer to forget the last six months. The S&P 500, Wall Street’s broad benchmark for many stock funds, was on …
World

Mudslide in northeast India leaves 14 dead, over 30 missing

Pounding rain following weeks of heavy downpours has triggered a mudslide in northeast India that killed at least 14 people and left more than 30 others missing. Disaster response workers, police and …

France's Macron urges world leaders to better protect oceans

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron urged other world leaders Thursday to better protect the planet's oceans by adopting an international agreement modeled on the legally …

Erdogan: Nordic NATO bid could still be nixed if vows unkept

ISTANBUL (AP) — Just two days after agreeing to lift deal-breaking objections to Sweden and Finland’s NATO accession, Turkey’s leader warned Thursday that Ankara could still block the process …

Commission report blasts decision to cull all Denmark's mink

A Danish Parliament-appointed commission has harshly criticized the country’s government for its decision to cull millions of healthy mink at the height of the coronavirus pandemic to protect …

ICC seeks arrest of 3 suspects linked to Russia-Georgia war

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court judges have issued arrest warrants for three men wanted on suspicion of committing war crimes during the 2008 Russo-Georgian War, the …