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STORM

Some 3,000 West Valley APS customers still without power

The huge Valley storm from Thursday night into early Friday morning knocked out power to almost 600 APS customers in Glendale, but all power in the West Valley city was restored just after midnight.
ELECTION 2022

Ruling puts Arizona voting access initiative on life support

PHOENIX — An Arizona voter initiative that would expand voting access and roll back tightened election laws passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature and signed by GOP Gov. Doug Ducey was …
POSSE

Posse volunteer reaches 35 years

As the eyes and ears of the Sun City West community, the Sun City West Posse is filled with residents who volunteer time to keep people safe.
DEVELOPMENT

Construction begins on second phase of Edison Midtown condos in Phoenix

Ameris Construction has started building Edison Midtown Phase II, a 60-unit multifamily development at 3131 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. The development will complete the project, which includes the …
FBI

Federal judge sentences Phoenix man on child sex abuse count

A 39-year-old Phoenix man has been sentenced to 300 months in prison after pleading guilty to one count of abusive sexual contact with a child. Avery Ulate will serve the sentence, which will be …
WEEKEND TRAVEL

Loop 202 work brings driving restrictions to Gilbert, Chandler area

The Lindsay Road Interchange construction project along Loop 202 will require a full closure of eastbound Loop 202 between Gilbert Road and Val Vista Drive beginning Friday night. The work, which …
ADOPTION

Meet Nicholaus – Kind-hearted teen hopes to find loving family

“I’m a great helper,” fourteen-year-old Nicholaus says. It’s a trait of his he takes great pride in and hopes it is appreciated by potential adoptive families.
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About 8,900 first-year students at UArizona

TUCSON— The University of Arizona will welcome its largest, most diverse and most academically prepared incoming class in university history, with about 8,900 first-year students starting …
ADOT decision

SR88 closed Aug. 19 from Roosevelt Dam to Apache Lake Marina

The Arizona Department of Transportation closed State Route 88 (Apache Trail) today, Friday, Aug. 19, between Roosevelt Dam and the Apache Lake Marina due to the threat of storms that have the …

Browns trusting QB Brissett while Watson serves suspension

The Browns are trusting Jacoby Brissett to keep their season afloat. Brissett will be Cleveland’s starting quarterback until at least December with Deshaun Watson being suspended 11 games by the …

Urban Meyer back on Fox's "Big Noon Saturday" post-NFL

Urban Meyer is returning to Fox’s “Big Noon Saturday” college football pregame show after his NFL coaching career lasted less than one full season. The network announced Meyer is rejoining the …
Around the Region
West Valley

The city of Peoria is hosting a job fair on Wednesday, Aug. 24 from 1 – 5 p.m. at the Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N. 83rd Ave.

Peoria is recovering from a strong storm last night that today has left power lines down, traffic lights out and some schools cancelled.
For a number of years the Sun City Home Owners Association and Recreation Centers of Sun City had trouble finding enough candidates to fill board vacancies in their annual elections.
Now that the candidates for Peoria’s special election to fill Bridget Binsbacher’s council seat have been firmly established, it’s time to get to know them better.
The city of Glendale is cracking down on massage parlors that may offer more than just massages.
Phoenix

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 …

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 …
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 …
East Valley

Southwest Shakespeare’s 2022-23 season has six productions, with “King Lear,” “Cry ‘Havoc!’” and “Antony & Cleopatra” at Mesa Arts Center, 1 …

Florence Police report robbery, domestic assaults between Aug.1-7. Stolen vehicle reported at 8:51 a.m., Aug. 1 at South Main StreetOfficer was dispatched to a vehicle theft. Reporting party …
Facing Fentanyl, Southeast Valley Community Alliance and the Alexander Neville Foundation will host a public education event about the dangers of fentanyl. The event will take place Saturday, Aug. …
When Taryn VanThof was introduced as the new lacrosse coach at Arizona State on July 6, she pledged to build the sport – which traditionally is played on the East Coast – and the Sun Devils’ brand throughout the state, region and country.
Heat remains one of the region’s top sustainability challenges, with far-reaching impacts on health, infrastructure, environment and economic well-being. That’s why Scottsdale City Council will discuss the development of the city’s first Heat Mitigation Plan at a council work session on Sept. 13, along with details about the Scottsdale Sustainability Plan 2022.
Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices

Bien-Willner: New tools will help protect Paradise Valley from unruly short-term rental properties

Pragmatic solutions. Persistence. A coalition of dedicated, determined citizens. Reasonable compromise. These are among the principles most Arizona residents expect from our lawmaking and …

Kvaran: That’s an ironic place for ‘vitriolic’ letter

I do find it fitting, though rather ironic, that Cindy Brown’s vitriolic letter...

Smith: Editor of letters should take civility pledge, too

It was impossible to ignore the juxtaposition of the letter to the editor from Cindy Brown...

Ladera: Mask wearing just one more sensible choice

Regarding Cindy Brown’s recent letter .... I don’t feel disrespected by people who don’t wear a mask. I couldn’t care less if they chose not to...

Aaron: Please be more considerate in your letters

I have never responded to any letter but I feel I have to with the remarks Cindy Brown made...
Local sports

Arizona aiming for next step in coach Fisch's 2nd season

Arizona’s first season under coach Jedd Fisch was dotted with lopsided losses and just one win, over a team depleted by COVID-19. The the Wildcats’ first full offseason under Fisch couldn’t …

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 …
National sports

Mexico, US collaboration pave way for 2026 World Cup

Major League Soccer’s All-Star Game against Liga MX counterparts, an expanded Leagues Cup competition next year and a series of women’s matches this summer all aim to reach across the border. For …

Skepticism and hope as USA Gymnastics enters post-Nassar era

USA Gymnastics is attempting to take a major step forward as it enters the post-Larry Nassar era. The embattled organization unveiled a new logo this week. The logo is of red and blue flames …

Smith Entertainment Group Partners with Arctos Sports to Grow Utah Sports and Entertainment

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 19, 2022--Smith Entertainment Group (SEG) today announced a partnership with Arctos Sports Partners (Arctos) to invest in the greater Utah sports and business …

At FIU, the process of grieving Luke Knox is just beginning

Florida International returned to the practice field Friday, its process of grieving teammate Luke Knox just beginning. Knox died Wednesday night in a Miami hospital after being found unresponsive in …

Navy hopes 2021 victory over Army turning point for program

Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo has won his share of football games against Army, and last year’s victory may have been a particularly crucial one for his program. The Midshipmen were finishing up a …
Most recent

After a two-year hiatus, the 13th annual fundraising and dance competition, “Dancing for one-n-ten,” is back at Tempe Center for the Arts on Sunday, Aug. 21. One-n-ten is a nonprofit …

From Taliban fighters celebrating one year since they seized the Afghan capital, Kabul, to the men's park final at the European Cycling Championships in Munich, to Machine Gun Kelly performing in …
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A five-year review by U.S. officials has determined that Endangered Species Act protections for ocean-going salmon and steelhead that reproduce in the Snake River and its Idaho …
Jimmie Johnson added ovals to his IndyCar schedule this season and the circuits have been his strength. Now as IndyCar races its final oval of the year Saturday night at Gateway outside St. Louis, …
Several boats, buildings and vessels were destroyed by a large fire at a Massachusetts boatyard. Aerial video taken by WCVB-TV on Friday showed several boats and vehicles at the boatyard in …
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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.

Apache Junction exotic pet store owners use SBA 504 loan to buy building

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 …

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 …

Neighbors

Rotary Club of Scottsdale seeks artists for community art project

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.

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 …

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
Plastic Soul shoes are modeled outside the Doc Johnson factory and corporate offices, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, in Los Angeles. Streetwear label Rose in Good Faith and sex toy company Doc Johnson have partnered to create a shoe derived in part from unused or defective sex toys. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Defective sex toys get a 2nd chance — as fashionable shoes

Sex toys and shoes? Try, sex toys IN shoes. A little streetwear label has partnered with a giant in the adult toy industry to create a shoe derived in part from unused and defective amusements that …
FILE - Kobe Bryant, from left, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony, of the U.S. Olympic basketball team, are surrounded by photographers as they celebrate after beating Spain 118-107 in the men's gold medal basketball game at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing. A documentary on the 2008 U.S. men’s basketball team known as the “Redeem Team,” with executive producers including Lebron James and Dwayne Wade, will premiere on Netflix in October. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic, File)

LeBron James, Wade produce doc on 2008 Olympic 'Redeem Team'

A documentary on the 2008 U.S. men’s basketball team known as the “Redeem Team,” with executive producers including LeBron James and Dwayne Wade, will premiere on Netflix this fall. The …
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 …
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

Q&A: Bardem is excited for US arrival of 'The Good Boss'

NEW YORK (AP) — Javier Bardem is confident that audiences in America will enjoy “The Good Boss” as much as moviegoers in Spain when the film arrives in the U.S. later this month. “When we …

Wainwright's new music takes inspiration from turning 75

NEW YORK (AP) — Loudon Wainwright III points out that the first line of the first song on his first album, released when he was 23, is about aging: “In Delaware when I was younger.” So it's …

Walmart expands abortion coverage for employees

Walmart, the nation’s largest employer, is expanding its abortion coverage for employees after staying largely mum on the issue for months following the Supreme Court ruling that scrapped a …

Buttigieg warns airlines to help travelers or face new rules

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is telling airlines to do a better job of helping stranded travelers or they will face new regulations. Buttigieg wants airlines to provide lodging for …

Russia's Gazprom to shut gas pipeline to Europe for 3 days

MOSCOW (AP) — A key pipeline conveying Russian natural gas to Europe will shut down for three days at the end of this month to undergo “routine maintenance," Russia’s state-owned energy company …
World

US Treasury official to visit India amid Ukraine tensions

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Treasury Department official is set next week to make his first official trip to India since the start of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Amid tensions over India’s …

Sweden: 2 wounded in shopping center shooting

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish police say two people have been wounded in a shooting at a shopping center in the southern city of Malmo. A suspected was arrested after the shooting Friday afternoon …

'I lost everything': Algeria reels from deadly wildfires

Firefighters in Algeria have extinguished all but one of over 50 wildfires that ravaged the country this week, leaving at least 37 people dead and consuming farms, crops and cork forests, authorities …

Palestinian killed during Israeli raid in occupied West Bank

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A 58-year-old Palestinian man was shot and killed outside a bakery during an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank early on Friday. His family and the Palestinian …

Poland nabs octogenarian with 5 kilos of heroin in suitcase

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A 81-year-old Danish woman traveling from Africa to Canada was arrested at Warsaw airport on suspicion of illegal possession of heroin worth over $515,000, officials in Poland …