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Crisis looms without big cuts to over-tapped Colorado River

Dire consequences could result if states, cities and farms across the American West cannot agree on how to cut the amount of water they draw from the Colorado River. Hydroelectric turbines may stop …
Health Care

Few answers from Biden health secretary at Phoenix abortion roundtable

President Joe Biden’s secretary of health and human services met with leaders of Planned Parenthood Arizona and pro-choice advocates in Phoenix Thursday for a roundtable on the uncertain …

Recorder, board defend primary election procedures

PHOENIX — Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer told the county’s Board of Supervisors this week that his division accomplished all its major goals in the recent primary …
NEWS

Glendale will tighten codes on city massage parlors

The city of Glendale is cracking down on massage parlors that may offer more than just massages.
Environment

No immediate changes in Gilbert as Colorado River moves to Tier 2A shortage

While the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation bumped up the shortage level on the Colorado River two notches to Tier 2A, Gilbert officials said it will not affect the town’s ability to meet …
MONEY LAUNDERING

Man sentenced in Arizona for romance fraud scheme

Federal prosecutors in Arizona say a Georgia man has been sentenced to nearly 11 years in prison for his role in an international romance fraud scheme. They say 47-year-old Onovughe Ighorhiohwunu, of …
LAWSUIT

Judge limits privilege defense in AZ Mormon sex abuse case

An Arizona judge has ruled that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints may not use the state's “clergy-penitent privilege” to refuse to answer questions or turn over documents in a child …
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AP Week in Pictures: North America

AUGUST 12 - 18, 2022 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images from North America made or published by The Associated Press in the past week. The selection was curated …

China's response to Pelosi visit a sign of future intentions

BANGKOK (AP) — China's response to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan was anything but subtle — dispatching warships and military aircraft to all sides of the self-governing island …

Nigeria's Osun River: Sacred, revered and increasingly toxic

The Osun River flows through a forest designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is revered by the Yoruba-speaking people of southwestern Nigeria. But it’s under constant threat of pollution …

Smith, error-prone Seahawks struggle in 27-11 loss to Bears

Geno Smith did little to distinguish himself in his battle with Drew Lock for Seattle’s starting quarterback job as the sloppy Seahawks fell 27-11 to the Chicago Bears in the second preseason game …
Around the Region
West Valley

From the outside, a title wave of change struck the Cactus program soon after the calendar flipped to 2022. Only six players with starting experience return to a team with a new coach that moved up to 5A after running roughshod over the 4A conference.

Peoria Police seek the public’s help in locating Colleen Nussnaumer, an 85-year-old female. She is described as a white female, 5’00”, 170lbs., with blonde hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a green blouse, mint green pants and black sandals.
Phoenix police report hundreds of “crime guns” have been taken out of the hands of criminal just over a month after the launch of Operation Gun Crime Crackdown.The operation began July 5 …
With the high humidity, the Bermuda grass is thriving on the Recreation Centers of Sun City West golf courses.
TOLLESON — A labor dispute involving a food company has apparently started to have an impact on food business.Sysco Foods, owned by U.S. Foods, had its labor contract expire July 3. A …
Phoenix

Crews construct a temporary road to allow more space for workers to continue construction of the new Broadway Road bridge.East Valley, Sky Harbor-bound motorists need to prepare for weekend drives …

A nonprofit organization supporting the Phoenix Police Department has begun a capital campaign to renovate the victim center at the Family Investigations Bureau on North Central Avenue in …
A Missouri man has been indicted for leaving a threatening message on the personal cellphone of the top election official in Arizona’s most populous county, federal officials said. The case is the …
Thunderbirds Charities has awarded the Human Services Campus a $300,000 grant to support, enhance and expand critical client services designed to assist individuals experiencing homelessness to move …
Phoenix officials are displeased with the federal government’s decision not to include all seven basin states in its Colorado River water cuts. The reduction in water draws from the river …
East Valley

A fun, spirited group of stallions will soon be gracing the streets of Scottsdale. Life-size, fiberglass stallions painted by local artists — sponsored by the Rotary Club of Scottsdale Foundation — will make their way into the city to raise money for local charities and highlight businesses and artists within the community.

The Queen Creek Town Council has approved a site plan and a conditional use permit for construction rental company Empire Southwest. The item was approved last night as part of the council’s …
The Queen Creek Town Council voted to approve a 36-month lease for a mobile show office for the Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre (HPEC). The lease, from Williams Scotsman Inc., will cost the …
Declan McKinney discovered a passion for exotic animals early in life. At 9 years old, he caught his first rattlesnake, much to the shock of his parents Mark and Michelle McKinney. It’s no …
The Bureau of Land Management’s Lower Sonoran Field Office is seeking public comments on a proposed direct sale of 20 acres of public lands to the city of Apache Junction. The city has …
Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices

Cadwell: Back to school skin challenges

It’s back to school time again! The exciting and anxious energy of a new school year makes August a month of transformation and joy, and we want to do our best to make sure we start the new …

Opinion: Response to Kush

I read the guest commentary by Larry Kush. He failed to mention that he is the senior vice president at Orion Investment Real Estate, so, of course, he will bring up the report that apartments use …

Elliott: Sens. Kelly, Sinema must be replaced in U.S. Senate

First, both Mark Kelly and Blake Masters have demonstrated that they can perform well in representing Arizona...

Kampert: Biden Administration an ‘exact copy’ of Nazis, Hitler

I’m old enough to remember World War II and what the Nazis...

Kvaran: Article was worth reading in Daily Independent newspaper

When I read a recent letter to the editor (“Newspaper wrong to publish article,” Daily Independent, Aug. 10, 2022)...
Local sports

Giants play the Diamondbacks leading series 2-1

The San Francisco Giants host the Arizona Diamondbacks, leading the series 2-1.

Jake McCarthy's two-run single lifts D-backs past Giants

Pinch-hitter Jake McCarthy hit a go-ahead two-run single in the eighth, and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied past the San Francisco Giants 3-2 after two tough losses to start the series. New Arizona …

2022-23 Phoenix Suns Schedule

All Times Eastern Oct. 19 Dallas, 10 p.m. Oct. 21 at Portland, 10 p.m. Oct. 23 at L.A. Clippers, 10 p.m. Oct. 25 Golden State, 10 p.m. Oct. 28 New …
National sports

Springer, Guerrero lead Jays to 9-2 rout of slumping Yanks

George Springer went 5-for-5, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run second inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays routed the slumping New York Yankees 9-2. José Berríos bounced …

Judge sets January 2024 trial for LIV Golf suit against tour

Players from Saudi-funded LIV Golf who have filed an antitrust lawsuit against the PGA Tour will be waiting nearly 16 months for the case to go to trial. U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman has …

Bradley off to fast start in bid to make FedEx Cup finale

Keegan Bradley hasn’t been to the FedEx Cup finale in four years. He started the BMW Championship like he was in a hurry to get back. Bradley tied a personal best with a 29 on the front nine a …

Canadiens GM: Carey Price could miss season with knee injury

Montreal Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes said news about Carey Price’s knee is “discouraging” and that the star goaltender may not play this season. Speaking Thursday after acquiring …

Browns in QB quandary following Watson's 11-game suspension

The Cleveland Browns thought they had their franchise quarterback. Deshaun Watson's 11-game suspension has changed everything. Watson agreed to the ban and a $5 million fine in a settlement with the …
Most recent

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's leader said Friday that it's upsetting Indonesia has further reduced the prison sentence of the bombmaker in the Bali terror attack that killed 202 people — …

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says her country will never accept South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol’s “foolish” offer of economic benefits in …
Two planes collided in Northern California while trying to land at a local airport and at least two of the three occupants were killed. Officials say multiple fatalities were reported but it was not …
After a school lockdown last week in El Mirage in which parents clashed with police, Valley police departments are emphasizing they are constantly training for these scenarios and hope the public can …
A Pennsylvania man was charged with abuse of a corpse, receiving stolen property and other charges after police say he allegedly tried to buy stolen human remains from an Arkansas woman for possible …
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Valley business

Barro's Pizza to relocate south Chandler location

Barro's Pizza will relocate it's location at 1880 S Alma School Rd, Chandler, about a mile to the south. A moving date is unknown, but the new location will be at the northeast corner of Alma …

New golf director joins Rio Verde Country Club

Rio Verde Country Club recently welcomed Jake Hanson as the club’s new director of golf. Hanson will oversee all golf operations for the 36-hole private club located in Rio Verde, Ariz., just east of Scottsdale and managed by Troon Privé.

Happy Home Watch & Services earns accreditation

Happy Home Watch & Services has earned accreditation from the National Home Watch Association (NHWA) for the second year. The NHWA was formed in 2009 in order to establish and maintain the …

Nationwide CO2 supply shortages not impacting Glendale breweries

Relax craft beer connoisseurs, Glendale’s good stuff is flowing just fine.

Neighbors

63rd Phoenix Heart Ball returns to The Phoenician

On Saturday, Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m., The Phoenix Heart Ball, benefiting the American Heart Association Greater Phoenix Division, will return to The Phoenician Resort’s Grand Ballroom for its 63rd …

Queen Creek girls lose national tourney but still consider themselves winners

Their journey may not have ended the way they hoped, but a group of Queen Creek girls who qualified for a national soccer tournament were happy to be along for the ride. The Arizona Soccer Club …

Nonprofit to host breakfast with bestselling author of ‘Dopamine Nation’

Come together with other members and businesses in the community for an educational breakfast hosted by notMYkid and featuring keynote speaker Dr. Anna Lembke, New York Times bestselling author of …

‘Glendale 100’ library centennial celebration kicks off

Take part in recognizing the Glendale library’s 100 years with a Centennial Celebration kickoff this month.

Things to do

Glendale youth theater earns almost 60 ariZoni nominations

Once again, Glendale’s Spotlight Youth Theatre is making its mark on the Valley’s theatre scene.

Biggest night in Arizona beer coming to Glendale

Glendale will be where Arizona’s best breweries earn top honors for one big night.

Arabian National Breeder Finals return to Scottsdale

The Arabian Horse Association of Arizona has announced the return of the Arabian National Breeder Finals at the Equidome of WestWorld in Scottsdale. The show will run from Wednesday, Sept. 14, to …

Arizona Oral Cancer Walk is Oct. 29 at Phoenix Zoo

The Arizona Oral Cancer Walk Planning committee announces the return of the 11th annual Arizona Oral Cancer Walk. The walk will take place 7-10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Phoenix Zoo with the …

Entertainment
This image released by Netflix shows Vecna in a scene from "Stranger Things." This summer has been a breakthrough for streaming, with the time viewers spent with services like Netflix and Hulu outpacing broadcast and cable television networks in July for the first month ever.(Netflix via AP)

For 1st month ever, streamers rule broadcast, cable networks

NEW YORK (AP) — This summer has been a breakthrough for streaming, with the time viewers spent watching services like Netflix and Hulu outpacing broadcast and cable television networks in July for …
FILE - Director George Miller, from left, Tilda Swinton, and Idris Elba pose for photographers at the photo call for the film "Three Thousand Years of Longing" at the 75th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, on May 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)

George Miller, Tilda Swinton, Idris Elba talk power of story

CANNES, France (AP) — George Miller's “Three Thousand Years of Longing” spans millennia, but it can often feel longer waiting in between films from the “Mad Max” director. Seven years …
FILE - People visit a 19th and 20th-century American and European minimalist and conceptual masterpieces show at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art in Tehran, Iran, Aug. 2, 2022. The museum has on Thursday, Aug. 18 issued an apology and temporarily closed to handle a pest infestation, raising concerns after footage of insects scuttling across world-famous work spread widely on social media. Insects pose a serious threat to the American and European minimalist masterpieces now for the first time on display at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art since the 1979 Islamic Revolution ousted Iran's Western-backed monarchy.(AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, file)

Famed Iran art museum closes to deal with insect infestation

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Tehran’s contemporary art museum has issued an apology and temporarily closed to handle a pest infestation, raising concerns after footage of insects scuttling across …
This image shows the September 2022 issue of Creem. The magazine, which billed itself as “America's only rock ‘n’ roll magazine” during two decades of existence that ended in 1989, is being revived this fall. (Creem via AP)

Rock mag Creem attempts comeback after more than 30 years

Creem, which once billed itself as “America’s only rock ‘n’ roll magazine,” is attempting a comeback after more than 30 years. J.J. Kramer, the son of the original founder, is behind the …

Tucson’s new Glowing Pumpkins event will add to Halloween season

Glowing Pumpkins, an immersive, family-friendly Halloween spectacle of art, light, costumed characters and themed stops along an outdoor third-mile trail, opens next month in Tucson.
Obituaries & Memorials

Rachel Joanna Steinmetz

Rachel, age 93, of Paragould, Arkansas, passed to her heavenly home on Friday, August 12, 2022, at her home in Paragould. Joanna was born on September 6, 1928, in Monette to the late Joseph Matthew …

Lloyd James “Bud” Moran

Bud passed away peacefully at his home in Sun City West at the age of 96. Born in LaCrosse, WI, to Lloyd M. Moran and Ruth (Faas) Moran, he was the eldest of 11 siblings. After graduating from …

Charles Joseph "Chuck" Garcia, Sr.

Charles Joseph "Chuck" Garcia, Sr., 55, went home to be with the Lord in July of 2022. He was born on March 31, 1967, to the late Carlos Garcia and Antoinette Hernandez. Chuck was married to his …

Claudette Edith Corrado

Claudette E. Corrado passed away peacefully on the morning of June 16, 2022 with family by her side. Born to James Chlad & Edna (Bertolino) in Cleveland, Ohio on February 1, 1938. After …

William Carroll Arnold

William Carroll “Bill” Arnold of Gold Canyon passed away on July 17, 2022, at home surrounded by family after a short battle with cancer. Bill was born on August 29, 1935, in Duck, Clay County, …
Nation

Unions push airlines to promise they'll avoid stock buybacks

DALLAS (AP) — Labor unions are pressuring U.S. airlines not to buy back their own stock but instead spend the money on hiring more workers and fixing problems that caused widespread flight delays …

Rail union: Plan for contract deal doesn't address concerns

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The head of the nation's largest railroad union says the report designed to help resolve stalled contract talks with freight railroads doesn't do enough to address concerns about …

Bed Bath & Beyond tumbles after influential investor exits

NEW YORK (AP) — The newest meme stock on Wall Street, Bed Bath & Beyond, is tumbling even further in after-hours trading Thursday after a high-profile activist investor confirmed that's he's …

What's next for Trump Organization after Weisselberg plea?

NEW YORK (AP) — The numbers guy did the math: Allen Weisselberg — a longtime loyal lieutenant to Donald Trump — could have gotten years in prison if he went to trial and failed to beat tax …

Colorado homeowner emptied pistol to kill bear that broke in

DENVER (AP) — Ken Mauldin was jolted awake last weekend with his wife screaming incessantly in their split level home in Colorado's mountain town of Steamboat Springs where their three children …
World

Brazil govt. removes environment chief in possible reprisal

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The administration of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has removed a top environmental official in a potential act of retribution, just days after he appeared in a report on …

The AP Interview: Refugee head sees lesson in Ukraine crisis

The head of the U.N. refugee agency says Europe’s embrace of millions of Ukrainians who fled Russia’s invasion has shown that it’s possible to welcome large numbers of asylum-seekers, and the …

Colombian rebels say they freed 6 soldiers ahead of talks

HAVANA (AP) — A Colombian guerrilla group says it has freed six captive soldiers in a goodwill gesture ahead of planned peace talks with the government of new President Gustavo Petro. The …

EU-mediated Serbia-Kosovo meeting ends without agreement

BRUSSELS (AP) — The leaders of Serbia and Kosovo failed Thursday to reach an agreement on longstanding border and mutual recognition issues that have spiked tensions in the Balkans and added to …

Vatican shelves assault probe into Canadian cardinal claims

ROME (AP) — The Vatican said Thursday that a preliminary church investigation into sexual assault allegations by a Canadian woman against a top cardinal, Marc Ouellet, has determined the case …