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Emergency crews in Papua New Guinea move survivors of massive landslide to safer ground

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Emergency responders in Papua New Guinea were moving survivors of a massive landslide — feared to have buried scores of people — to safer ground on Sunday as tons of …

Scuffles erupt between police, protesters demanding return of Israeli hostages still held in Gaza

JERUSALEM (AP) — Scuffles between Israeli police and protesters erupted in Tel Aviv on Saturday after thousands gathered to demonstrate against the government and demand that it bring back the …
MUNICIPAL SERVICES

A.J. Chandler Park’s expensive future addressed

​Why is there $10 million listed in a fiscal 2026 city of Chandler capital improvement plan for A.J. Chandler Park? That’s precisely what the Chandler City Council sat down to discuss at …
Valley & State

Bear shot dead by Arizona game officers after swipe attack on teen in mountain cabin

Arizona state wildlife officials say a black bear was shot and killed by fish and game officers after it entered a home through an open door and injured a teenager in a mountain community near the …
GROUNDBREAKING

Upgrades begin at United Cerebral Palsy of Central AZ N. Phoenix campus

A $250,000 grant is allowing United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona to undertake outdoor renovations at its Laura Dozer campus in north Phoenix. A recent groundbreaking signified the beginning …
GRADUATION

30 new state troopers join Arizona Department of Public Safety

Thirty Arizona troopers have been added to the ranks of the Department of Public Safety following a graduation ceremony earlier this month at the AZDPS State Trooper Academy. Class 35 comprised …
HIGHWAY SAFETY

ADOT receives $72K for crash data reporting

The Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety has provided state transportation officials with $72,000 to continue processing crash date submitted by law enforcment. The GOHS has allocated the …
ELECTIONS IN COURT

Hamadeh bid for new trial has multiple flaws, attorney for state secretary Fontes says in filings

PHOENIX — Abe Hamadeh has no one to blame but his own legal team for a trial judge refusing to overturn his 2022 loss in the race for attorney general, a lawyer for Secretary of State Adrian Fontes is arguing.
LEGAL

Traffic stop in Phoenix leads to sentencing of fentanyl trafficker

A fentanyl trafficker has been sentenced to seven years in prison following his arrest last year in Phoenix, federal authorities said. Angel Valencia-Avendano, 20, of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, was …
business

EPCOR highly certified by OSHA

EPCOR achieved the Voluntary Protection Program Star certification from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which Paradise Valley Town Council recognized at its meeting May 23. …
WEST VALLEY

Juneteenth celebration coming to Glendale

A Glendale event will celebrate what has come over the generations to be known as the oldest African-American holiday.

Tribes say their future is at stake as they push for Congress to consider Colorado River settlement

Navajo officials are celebrating the signing of legislation outlining a proposed water rights settlement that will ensure supply from the Colorado River and other sources for three Native American …

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Opinions with Civility
It might be the most significant public policy challenge in the United States with the most straightforward answer.
Gov. Katie Hobbs said Thursday she has no solution to the problem of available housing being converted into vacation rentals.
I enjoyed and appreciated your profile of an outstanding judge in our municipal court, Steven Cohen.
In reply to the letter by Patricia Casey in the May 22 issue, I am very disappointed that someone in Sun City West is so dishonest.
Technology has changed, and keeps changing, but no one changed the babies, young children, teens and adults. They all still need the same tender loving care they always did. There is nothing …
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Arizona & National Sports Coverage
Local sports

Oklahoma State hits three home runs, tops Arizona 10-4 for Stillwater Super Regional sweep

Tallen Edwards went deep in the first inning for the first of Oklahoma State’s three home runs and the Cowgirls defeated Arizona 10-4 to sweep the Stillwater Super Regional. The Cowgirls scored …

Marlins bring 3-game road win streak into matchup with the Diamondbacks

The Miami Marlins hit the road against the Arizona Diamondbacks aiming to prolong a three-game road winning streak.

Candiotti's 11 Ks help Arizona beat Stanford 6-3 in Pac-12 Tournament semis

Clark Candiotti struck out 11 batters and allowed just one run over seven innings, Brendan Summerhill hit a three-run home run and Arizona beat Stanford 6-3 in the semifinals of the Pac-12 …
National sports
Jrue Holiday overcame an illness to convert the go-ahead three-point play with 38 seconds left, then make the game-saving steal to help the Boston Celtics rally from an 18-point deficit to beat the …
Mason Marchment scored for the first time since the playoff opener and the Dallas Stars beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-1. The Stars evened the Western Conference Final at a game each. Marchment scored …
Los Angeles Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani has been playing with a bruised hamstring and been told to take it easy on it. Manager Dave Roberts said Saturday that Ohtani suffered the injury when he was …
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Valley business

Slick City action park slides into Peoria

Slick City Action Park will open in Peoria in June.

Slick City action park – an indoor dry-slide and air court park designed for all ages – is excited to announce its new location in Peoria, 7586 W. Thunderbird Road, Suite 100, according to a news release.

Antiques abound at west Chandler vendor boutique

Mollie Leone, left, and her husband opened Momo’s Mercantile boutique last fall, where daughter Ali Leone, right, is one of about two dozen vendors.

When Mollie Leone was looking for a place to set down permanent roots for her vendor boutique Momo’s Mercantile, west Chandler seemed like the logical place to do so. Hours and days, on …

The Maggiore Group opens sixth restaurant, the Italiano

The Italiano, will be the six restaurant opened by the Maggiore Group. It will feature dishes from all over Italy.

The Maggiore Group is opening the Italiano restaurant. Lead by Chef Joey Maggiore, The Italiano located at 9301 E. Shea Blvd. in Scottdale, will be the group’s sixth concept introduced to …

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, …

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

The Marías will bring summer tour to Phoenix

The Marías arrive at Billboard Power 100 on Jan. 31, 2024, in Los Angeles.

Grammy-nominated band The Marías announced that their anticipated The Submarine Tour will include a Phoenix stop.

Grammy winner Lucky Daye to bring summer tour to Phoenix

Lucky Daye performs at All Points East Festival on Aug. 18, 2023, in London.

Grammy Award-winning R&B superstar Lucky Daye will bring his summer tour to Phoenix.

Danny Ocean to bring new tour to Phoenix

Danny Ocean performs during the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year gala honoring Laura Pausini in Seville, Spain, on Nov. 15, 2023.

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

Memorial Day ceremony coming to Phoenix

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

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Obituaries & Memorials

Don Edward Logan

Don E. Logan passed away May 15, 2024. For full obituary, visit www.messingermortuary.com

Evelyn Eunice Ammeson (Jacobsen)

Evelyn Ammeson died peacefully Sunday, May 19, at home in Sun City surrounded by family. She was 94 years old. Her last days were full of anticipation and longing to be with her Savior Jesus, whom …

Larry Duane Lindquist

On April 30, 2024, Larry Duane Lindquist passed away from this life surrounded by wife and children at the Banner Hospital in Sun City, Arizona. His departure comes as a great shock and a deep wound …

Keith Vernon Cunningham

Keith Vernon Cunningham, 88, of Louisville, Kentucky passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2024. He was born to the late Hugh Wilson and Vera Maureen (Windell) Cunningham in Corydon, Indiana on September …

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) …
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Nation

Republican-appointed University of Wisconsin regent refuses to step down when term ends

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative University of Wisconsin regent says he won’t step down when his term ends this month. Then-Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, appointed Robert Atwell to the …

Walmart ends credit card partnership with Capital One, but shoppers can still use their cards

Walmart has ended a partnership with Capital One that made the banking company the exclusive issuer of Walmart’s consumer credit cards. The companies announced the change in a joint statement …

Luciano Benetton says he's stepping down as chairman of family-run brand as losses top $100 million

Luciano Benetton says he's stepping down as chairman of the apparel brand. He made the announcement in an interview with Milan daily Corriere della Sera published on Saturday. Benetton blamed current …

Biden's message to West Point graduates: You're being asked to tackle threats 'like none before'

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Saturday told graduates of the U.S. Military Academy that their class is being called upon to tackle threats across the globe and preserve the …

South Africa's 4 big political parties begin final weekend of campaigning ahead of election

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's four main political parties began the final weekend of campaigning Saturday before a possibly pivotal election that could bring the country's most important …
World

Pro-independence leader calls on protesters in New Caledonia to 'maintain resistance' against France

NICE, France (AP) — The leader of a pro-independence party in New Caledonia on Saturday called on supporters to “remain mobilized” across the French Pacific archipelago and “maintain …

At least 20 dead in a fire in an amusement park in western India, police say

NEW DELHI (AP) — A massive fire broke out Saturday in an amusement park in Gujarat state in western India, leaving at least 20 people dead, police said. The fire erupted at the park in the …

Zelenskyy says Ukraine has taken back control in areas of Kharkiv region, aerial attacks continue

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces have secured “combat control” of areas where Russian troops entered the northeastern Kharkiv region earlier this month, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said. …

The US defense secretary will visit Cambodia, one of China's closest allies, after regional talks

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is scheduled to make an official visit to Cambodia, one of China's closest allies in Southeast Asia, after holding talks with his …

UN court order demanding Israel to halt Gaza offensive further isolates US position

An order by the top United Nations court for Israel to halt its military offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah deepens its disconnect with the United States. The operation faces mounting …
Entertainment
FILE - Mickey Mouse, from left, Elizabeth Gluck, Richard M. Sherman and Minnie Mouse pose for a photo at the ceremony honoring the Sherman Brothers with the rename of Disney Studios Soundstage A at the world premiere of Disney's "Christopher Robin" at the Walt Disney Studios, July 30, 2018, in Burbank, Calif. Sherman, one half of the prolific, award-winning pair of brothers who helped form millions of childhoods by penning classic Disney tunes, died Saturday, May 25, 2024. He was 95. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

Richard M. Sherman, who fueled Disney charm in 'Mary Poppins' and 'It's a Small World,' dies at 95

Richard M. Sherman, one half of the prolific, award-winning pair of brothers who helped form millions of childhoods by penning classic Disney tunes, has died. He was 95. Sherman, along with his late …
Clowns march celebrating The Day of the Peruvian Clown, in downtown Lima, Peru, Saturday, May 25, 2024. Professional clowns gather annually on this date to honor the beloved clown "Tony Perejil" who died on May 25, 1987 and was known as "the clown of the poor" because he performed in low-income neighborhoods to which he would donate a portion of his earnings. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

Hundreds in Peru mark Clown Day in hopes of getting the holiday official recognition

LIMA, Peru (AP) — With their unmistakable red noses, extravagant shoes, colorful outfits and unique makeup, hundreds of clowns Saturday gathered in the streets of Peru’s capital to mark Clown …
FILE - Arthur Aidala, attorney for Harvey Weinstein, speaks to reporters outside the Manhattan Criminal court, Wednesday, May 1, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, file)

Prosecutors in Harvey Weinstein's New York case cry foul over defense lawyer's comments

Prosecutors in New York have accused Harvey Weinstein’s lead defense lawyer of making public statements intended to intimidate a potential witness ahead of the fallen movie mogul’s retrial and …
FILE - Usher performs at Power 105.1's Powerhouse 2016 at Barclays Center in New York on Oct. 27, 2016. He was added to the lineup for the Essence Festival of Culture, which runs July 4-7 in New Orleans. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)

Essence Festival adds Usher to 2024 talent headliners

R&B superstar Usher joins the night concert lineup for this summer’s 30th anniversary of the Essence Festival of Culture. Organizers late Thursday announced that Usher will perform during the …

Caleb Carr, military historian and author of best-selling novel "The Alienist," dies at 68

Caleb Carr, the scarred and gifted son of Beat poet Lucien Carr who endured a traumatizing childhood and became a best-selling novelist, accomplished military historian and late-life memoirist of his …