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Ban on gender-affirming care for minors allowed to take effect in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday allowed Indiana's ban on gender-affirming care to go into effect, removing a temporary injunction a judge issued last year. The ruling …

Army personnel file shows Maine reservist who killed 18 people received glowing reviews

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An Army reservist responsible for the deadliest shooting in Maine history received a glowing review from his superiors even as some of his family members were growing …
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NBA All-Star Aftermath: Breaking Down the Brilliance of the 2024 Showcase

The 2024  NBA All-Star Weekend, held with great anticipation and fanfare, showcased the remarkable talents and competitiveness of the league's top players, culminating in an event filled with …
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Jurors begin deliberations in retrial of an ex-convict accused of killing a 6-year-old Tucson girl

Deliberations have begun in the retrial of a convicted sex offender accused of kidnapping and killing a 6-year-old girl in Tucson. Pima County Superior Court officials say the jury got the case …

Man to plead guilty in 'killing spree' of eagles and other birds for feathers prized by tribes

A Washington state man accused of helping kill more than 3,000 birds, including eagles, on a Montana Indian reservation then illegally selling their carcasses and feathers intends to plead guilty to …

Chandler high school senior receives national honor, scholarship

An Arizona College Prep High School senior recently learned she’s been selected for a select program and honor. Camillia Baker was one of two Arizona high school students chosen to join …

Suspect in New York hotel killing remains in custody without bond in Arizona stabbings

A suspect in the killing of a woman at a New York City hotel has been indicted by a grand jury in Arizona's most populous country in the subsequent stabbing attacks of two women in the Phoenix area. …

Former CAC basketball coach arrested on theft charges

A former Central Arizona College women's basketball coach has been arrested by the Pinal County Sheriff's Office on six counts of fraudulent schemes and six counts of theft.   …

Tabe Mesa Jeep Jamboree motoring into Anthem

The 9th Table Mesa Jeep Jamboree, an off-road weekend of adventure, will motor into Anthem this weekend.
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Chandler code amendments pass, with some opposition

By approving the consent agenda at its Feb. 22 meeting, the Chandler City Council made law a sweeping list of code amendments. But the vote on the 15 changes wasn’t unanimous. Council …

Noble Ground Coffee opens new Mesa location

Noble Ground Coffee opened its first Mesa location on Friday, Feb. 23. Located at 1134 S. Stapley Drive, Noble Ground Coffee’s Mesa spot will serve a variety of coffee, tea and snacks. …

Grand jury indicts suspect in Phoenix, Surprise stabbings

The 26-year-old man suspected of stabbing two women in Phoenix and Surprise and wanted in New York City in connection with the bludgeoning death of another has been indicted by a Maricopa County …


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Opinions with Civility
Your article “Chandler speech therapy business celebrates 5-year anniversary” was highly positive.
There’s an episode of “Parks and Recreation” where the chief of the local Indian tribe is negotiating with city leaders and jokes, “A native American tribe making a deal with the government. Heh! What could go wrong?”
The Postal Service has experienced better days.
Regarding concerns with Goodyear Airport: The opinion writer lives 7.3 miles from the airport, which is not close, at that distance no trainee flies at rooftop altitude.
It’s been 42 years since the San Francisco Giants became Scottsdale’s Spring Training home team. Four decades of games, sunshine and fun at the intersection of Drinkwater Boulevard and …
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Local sports

The dust is settling on college sports realignment. A look at where schools are going

College sports in the U.S. has seen scores of schools change conference affiliation over the past century, but the pace has quickened over the past three decades. Storied programs are leaving their …

Love leads No. 6 Arizona against Arizona State after 28-point game

No. 6 Arizona plays the Arizona State Sun Devils after Caleb Love scored 28 points in the Wildcats' 91-75 win against the Washington Huskies. Wednesday's meeting will be the second of the season …

Giants add free agent shortstop Nick Ahmed on minor league deal

Free agent shortstop Nick Ahmed reached agreement on a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants that includes a spring training invite. The 33-year-old Ahmed had spent all 10 of his major …
National sports
The men’s basketball game between Indiana and Wisconsin was delayed midway through the second half on Tuesday night after a fire alarm went off in Assembly Hall, prompting the arena to be …
The Chicago Bears already faced this decision once — keep quarterback Justin Fields or start anew with the No. 1 overall pick. A year ago, they stuck with Fields and traded the pick to Carolina. …
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman called Winnipeg a strong market where “hockey matters,” and said he believes the Jets' falling attendance will be resolved. Bettman spoke Tuesday, before the Jets …
The Philadelphia Flyers and Tampa Bay Lightning were playing at the Wells Fargo Center partially in the dark on Tuesday. With the Flyers leading 1-0 and 13:43 remaining in the first period, a section …
Detroit Pistons coach Monty Williams wasn’t exactly backing down a day after ripping the officials for missing a critical call near the end of a loss to the New York Knicks. Williams seemed to take …
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Valley business

Three Dog Bakery opens 1st Arizona location in Chandler

Cynthia Drager stands behind the pastry case at Three Dog Bakery in Chandler.

Three Dog Bakery is open at 1085 W. Queen Creek Road in Chandler, the first Arizona location of the business that creates treats for dogs. The store also provides dog food, toys and other …

Chandler speech therapy business celebrates 5-year anniversary

The SPEAK Center for Language & Learning, also known as the CASA Speech Therapy, recently held a fifth-anniversary celebration that included local elected officials. On the left are Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke and Council member Christine Ellis. On the right, holding the ribbon, is Chandler Chamber Director Terri Kimble. Holding the scissors is the center's founder and director, Ebony Green.

The SPEAK Center for Language & Learning, also known as the CASA Speech Therapy, recently held a fifth-anniversary celebration that included local elected officials and Chandler Chamber Director …

Help Phoenix Babbo Italian Eatery raise money for pancreatic cancer research

Babbo Italian Eatery is hosting its third annual Baseball for Babbo Day of Giving event this month.

WESTMARC to host economic development Fellows inaugural cohort

The West Valley will host Economic Recovery Corps Fellows, designed to build capacity in some of the hardest-hit and most economically distressed areas across the U.S. while cultivating the next generation of economic development leaders.


Grant will support Valley students chronicling veterans, their stories

Pictured are World War I and Korean War veteran Bill Kummer and family.

Thunderbirds Charities awarded a $15,000 grant awarded to Veterans Heritage Project.

Arizona Jewish Historical Society to showcase rescued Torah Scrolls from Holocaust

The Cutler*Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center is located at 122 E. Culver St., in Phoenix.

The Arizona Jewish Historical Society will host the Czech Holocaust Torah Celebratory Commemoration in Phoenix.

Gilbert pioneer family's son learned much from parents

Howard Morrison has taken after his parents, Gilbert pioneers Marvin and June Morrison, in his desire for public service.

The podcast Guiding Growth: Conversations with Community Leaders from the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce, event and meeting venue Modern Moments and the Gilbert Independent/yourvalley.net explores the …

Arizona Community Foundation distributes $27.4M in grants, scholarships

Statewide nonprofits received almost $28 million in grants from the Arizona Community Foundation.

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Surprise's Vista set for laughs with Palascak

Prepare for an evening of witty and clean humor as acclaimed comedian Michael Palascak brings his “Not A Stalker” tour to the Vista Center for the Arts in Surprise.

Prepare for an evening of witty and clean humor as acclaimed comedian Michael Palascak brings his “Not A Stalker” tour to the Vista Center for the Arts in Surprise.

The Grand is wrapping up in quilts in Surprise

Members of the Cactus Needle Quilters Club show off a piece of work that will be part of the Caring Quilts show at The Grand on March 16.

The Cactus Needle Quilters Biennial Quilt Show is coming to The Grand in March.

Kings Of Leon add Phoenix stop to summer tour

Kings Of Leon will play Arizona Financial Theatre in Phoenix on Aug. 20.

Grammy-winning, multi-platinum rock band Kings of Leon will perform in Phoenix this summer.

Dan + Shay to bring summer tour to Phoenix

Dan Smyers, left, and Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay, seen Nov. 8, 2023, in Nashville, Tennessee, will perform in Phoenix on Sept. 5.

The three-time Grammy Award-winning duo Dan + Shay have extended their The Heartbreak on the Map Tour, which now includes a Phoenix stop.

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Obituaries & Memorials


Joy Ann Palethorpe (December 4, 1946 - February 8, 2024) Passed away peacefully.

Russell Lee Fishell

RUSSELL LEE FISHELL September 9, 1928 – February 10, 2024 Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather Russell passed to Rest on Saturday, February 10, 2024 He was born in …

Christy Kay Johnson

Christy Johnson (nee Schiewe), 71, of Apache Junction, AZ passed away on February 1, 2024. She was born on December 25, 1952 in Salem, OR. Christy was a beloved wife to her husband David …

Linda "Yvonne" Kohli

It is with great sorrow that the Kohli family announces the passing of our mother, grandmother, and friend, Linda “Yvonne” Kohli. After a precipitous decline in health due to cancer and …

Lillian May Sidlow

Lillian May Sidlow, 93, of Sun City West, Arizona, died on February 13, 2024, in San Jose, California. Lillian was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 15, 1930. She married Homer Sidlow, on …
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Nigeria's union workers are on strike nationwide over soaring inflation and unmet promises

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's government employees and other union workers began a new nationwide strike Tuesday that threatened to shut down key services while people are angry about soaring …

Beyond Meat's shares soar on better-than-expected Q4 revenue despite weak US sales

Beyond Meat's shares soared Tuesday after it reported higher-than-expected sales in the fourth quarter. The plant-based meat maker said its revenue for the October-December period fell 8% to $73.7 …

Federal court dismisses case against Iowa governor's ban on school mask mandates

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal court on Tuesday dismissed a legal challenge to Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ policy prohibiting schools from instituting mask requirements, which was brought by …

$1B donation makes New York medical school tuition free and transforms students' lives

First year student Samuel Woo had been considering a career in cardiology so he would be able to pay off his medical school debt until the announcement this week of a generous donation that will …

UAW says a majority of workers at an Alabama Mercedes plant have signed cards supporting the union

The United Auto Workers says a majority of workers at a Mercedes plant near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, have signed cards in support of joining the union. The UAW says the plant in Vance, Alabama, is the …

Rocket fire reported off Yemen in Red Sea in a new suspected attack by Houthi rebels

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A rocket exploded late Tuesday night off the side of a ship traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen, authorities said, the latest suspected attack to …

Two mayoral hopefuls of a Mexican city are shot dead within hours of each other

MARAVATIO, Mexico (AP) — Two mayoral hopefuls in the Mexican city of Maravatio have been gunned down within hours of each other, as experts warn the June 2 national elections could be the country's …

Services prepare to brief Secretary Austin on a plan to get Ospreys flying again

WASHINGTON (AP) — The military services will take a key step toward getting the V-22 Osprey fleet back in the air as they lay out their plans Friday to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin for addressing …

A retired teacher and marine biologist fighting the government win an appeal to protect Barbuda land

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A top court in London ruled Tuesday that two residents of the tiny Caribbean island of Barbuda have the right to challenge construction of an airstrip that critics say …

Jair Bolsonaro is under investigation in Brazil for allegedly harassing a whale off Sao Paulo

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is under investigation for having allegedly “harassed” a humpback whale while riding a personal watercraft off Sao Paulo's coast …
FILE - Donna Summer performing at the Nobel Peace concert Dec. 11, 2009, in Oslo, Norway. The estate of Donna Summer is suing rappers Ye and Ty Dolla $ign alleging they illegally used her 1977 song “I Feel Love” in their most recent collaboration. The lawsuit filed Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024, in federal court says that when representatives of Ye, formerly Kanye West, asked permission to use a sample of the Summer song, they were rejected because of his controversial public statements. (AP Photo/John McConnico, file)

Donna Summer estate sues Ye and Ty Dolla $ign, saying they illegally used 'I Feel Love'

The estate of Donna Summer is suing rappers Ye and Ty Dolla $ign alleging they illegally used her 1977 song “I Feel Love” in their most recent collaboration. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal …
This image released by Lifetime shows Wendy Williams, subject of the Lifetime documentary "Where is Wendy Williams?" (Calvin Gayle/Lifetime via AP)

Wendy Williams documentary producers say they didn't know she had dementia while filming most scenes

The executive producers behind Lifetime's Wendy Williams documentary say they, too, were unnerved by some of what they saw while filming the former talk show host. But in an interview with The …
Musician Don Henley arrives to court in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024. Henley says he never gave away his handwritten pages of draft lyrics to “Hotel California” and other Eagles hits. Testifying Monday in a New York courtroom, the Eagles' singer and drummer called the pages “very personal. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Don Henley resumes testifying in trial over 'Hotel California' draft lyrics

Don Henley has resumed testifying in a trial surrounding handwritten drafts of lyrics to Eagles hits including “Hotel California” and his decade-long effort to reclaim the pages. The Eagles …
Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) Gianandrea Noseda conducts the orchestra during a concert at Milan's La Scala theatre, Italy, Monday, Feb. 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

US National Symphony Orchestra triumphs in La Scala debut with Italian conductor Noseda

MILAN (AP) — Conductor Gianandrea Noseda made a triumphant return to Teatro alla Scala in an informal role as cultural ambassador, leading the U.S. National Symphony Orchestra that he has made more …
FILE - Taylor Swift arrives at the 66th annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 4, 2024, in Los Angeles. A photographer told police he was punched in the face by Taylor Swift’s father on the Sydney waterfront on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024, hours after the pop star’s Australian tour ended. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Photographer accuses Taylor Swift's dad of punching him in the face on Sydney waterfront

A photographer has told police he was punched in the face by Taylor Swift’s father on the Sydney waterfront hours after the popstar’s Australian tour ended. Ben McDonald said he provided police …