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US court rejects a request by tribes to block $10B energy transmission project in Arizona

A federal judge has rejected a request by Native American tribes and environmentalists to stop work on a $10 billion electricity transmission line slated to run through a remote valley in southern …

Plumbing problem at Glen Canyon Dam brings new threat to Colorado River system

Plumbing problems at the dam holding back the second-largest reservoir in the U.S. are spurring concerns about future water delivery issues to Southwestern states supplied by the Colorado River. …

Trump to meet with Polish president Duda as NATO leaders call for additional support for Ukraine

NEW YORK (AP) — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is scheduled to meet with Polish President Andrzej Duda on Wednesday in New York. The planned dinner meeting, confirmed …
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ENVIRONMENT

Arizona issues high-pollution advisory for Wednesday

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has issued an ozone high-pollution advisory for Wednesday. According to ADEQ, these are among the things Arizona residents should do: • …
local planning

Chandler sets up this year’s heat-relief plan

With several forecasting agencies predicting another long, extremely hot summer, city staff from Chandler have made arrangements to continue a longstanding set of heat relief services. The …
ARTS

Grammy-nominated mariachi band to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Phoenix

The Madison Center for the Arts will celebrate Cinco De Mayo this year with upbeat, classic Mexican music.
Electric Vehicle Fleet Day

Mesa event showcases eco-friendly future for transportation sector

The city of Mesa recently hosted an event at the convention center that showcased the future of electric vehicles in the city. Arizona EV Fleet Day, as it was called, was an April 3 showcase and …
ON TOUR

Marley Brothers’ Legacy Tour to appear in Phoenix

The Marley Brothers – Ziggy, Stephen, Julian, Ky-Mani and Damian – will include Phoenix on their upcoming 22-date The Marley Brothers: The Legacy Tour.
election 2024

Meet the candidates running for Congressional District 8

The stage is now set for the 2024 Congressional District 8 election, and it will be highly competitive on the Republican side of the bill.
Government

Teen violence report scheduled for April 16 Gilbert Town Council meeting

Gilbert Town Council will discuss the council’s teen violence subcommittee report at its April 16 regular meeting.   Subcommittee updates have been a regular part of the meetings …
SCOTTSDALE

Loop 101 on-ramp at Shea Boulevard closes for 60 days

The northbound Loop 101 on-ramp at Shea Boulevard in Scottsdale closed this week and will remain shut down for about 60 days, state transportation officials said. The closure is necessary for …
ON TOUR

With new album, Shakira bringing tour to Phoenix

Grammy and Latin Grammy Award-winning artist Shakira’s first string dates of her anticipated world tour, “Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran World Tour,” will include a show in downtown Phoenix.

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Opinions with Civility
Democracy is worth fighting for - Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, John Adams, et al per the Declaration of Independence - 1776.
Hispanic workers, from entrepreneurs to farmworkers, are a unique strength of the American economy.
It was a picture-perfect day out at Grayhawk Golf Club for Hospice of the Valley’s 2024 Pro-Am Golf Tournament, presented by Cigna Healthcare.
Former Republican senator and physician Tom Patterson makes some good points in his letter. However, his true colors are revealed when he declares that going green will drive us into poverty based on …
A nine-year journey, starting with the three-year effort to get Fountain Hills designated as an International Dark Sky Community, has finally led to the April 8 groundbreaking ceremony for the …
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Local sports

BYU hires Suns assistant Kevin Young to replace Mark Pope, who left to coach Kentucky

BYU has hired Phoenix Suns associate head coach Kevin Young to replace Mark Pope, who left to coach Kentucky. BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe announced the hiring on Tuesday. Young will continue to …

How did the Arizona Coyotes end up facing a move to Salt Lake City?

The Arizona Coyotes are expected to be sold and moved to Salt Lake City after the team's final home game of the season. Coyotes owner Alex Meruelo will sell the franchise to Utah Jazz owner Ryan …

The Coyotes' troubled tenure in Arizona has come down to 1 last game before an expected move to Utah

The Arizona Coyotes dubbed Mullett Arena “The Party Barn” for its raucous, closed-quarters atmosphere. The NHL’s smallest arena ended up being one of the franchise’s biggest problems and will …
National sports
An Arizona woman who accused former major league pitcher Trevor Bauer of sexual assault has been charged with defrauding the baseball player. An indictment unsealed Monday in Maricopa County Superior …
O.J. Simpson's longtime lawyer in Las Vegas says the end came quickly. Attorney Malcolm LaVergne tells The Associated Press that the former sports star and celebrity criminal defendant went from …
Jack Edwards is retiring after 19 years as the Boston Bruins’ play-by-play announcer. Edwards has described the position broadcasting for the Bruins on NESN as his “dream job.” He started in …
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Valley business

Scottsdale native brings AI to dentistry

Scottsdale native Ryan Miller is introducing AI into the medical world.

Ever been lying in bed worrying about the day’s medical appointment? What did the doctor say about the diagnosis? How much was the bill? You’ll call first thing in the morning …

Waste Not and Birdcall are teaming up to fight hunger

Local nonprofit Waste Not and restaurant Birdcall are teaming up April 24 to raise funds to fight hunger in Arizona.

April 24 is Stop Food Waste Day and local nonprofit, Waste Not, is teaming up with Valley restaurant, Birdcall, to help raise awareness. Arizona is known as the worst offender for food waste in …

Forbes names Scottsdale’s Trevor Wilde among top advisors in Arizona

Trever Wilde, CEO and investment advisor for Scottsdale’s Wilde Wealth Management Group, was named the No. 2 overall advisor in Arizona.

Trever Wilde, CEO and investment advisor for Scottsdale’s Wilde Wealth Management Group, was named the No. 2 overall advisor in Arizona. (Wilde Wealth Management Group) Forbes names …

Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers presents a $5,100 check to cops

As part of it’s Cold Beers Cares initiative, Cold Beers and Cheeseburgers present a $5,100 check to the Arizona Law Enforcement Canine Association April 16.

Scottsdale-based Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers presented April 16 a $5,100 check to nonprofit Arizona Law Enforcement Canine Association as part of its Cold Beers Cares initiative. More than 10,000 …

Neighbors

Cycle the Arts event planned as part of Bike Month celebration

Scottsdale’s Cycle the Arts is scheduled for Sunday, April 21.

Scottsdale’s Transportation and Streets department and Scottsdale Arts will host the 2024 Cycle the Arts event on Sunday, April 21. This year’s bike tour of the city’s public art …

Honoring a local hero: Pat’s Run co-founder reflects on 20th anniversary

Pat's Run marks two decades of honoring the life of Pat Tillman in Tempe.

Pat’s Run marks its 20th anniversary April 13, celebrating two decades of honoring the life of Pat Tillman.

Meet Christopher – Artsy teen looks to create with adoptive family

Christopher

Christopher is an artsy teen who dreams of one day selling his paintings and drawings at art shows. His walls are covered in his work and he enjoys sharing his creations with others.

Over Easy announces fourth annual Dollars for a Dozen fundraiser

Throughout the month of April, guests of Over Easy restaurants can donate $1 to Phoenix Children’s and the restaurant will match it with another $1.

Local breakfast restaurant Over Easy is teaming up with Shamrock Farms and Hickman’s Family Farms in April to raise funds (and eggs) for Phoenix’s Children’s and United Food Bank …

Things to do

Kevin Hart bringing comedy tour to Phoenix

Kevin Hart was a recipient at the Performing Arts 25th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Hart on March 24.

Emmy and Grammy-nominated comedian and Mark Twain award recipient Kevin Hart will bring his Acting My Age stand-up comedy tour to Phoenix this fall.

Classic car event set for Saturday in Chandler

The Park at Copper Creek is hosting a car show in celebration of its fifth birthday as a care facility. The public is invited to attend this free event, Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the care facility, 901 S. 94th Street in Chandler.

The Park at Copper Creek is hosting a car show in celebration of its fifth birthday as a care facility. The public is invited to attend this free event, Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 …

Valleypalooza to bring music, good cause together in Phoenix

Phoenix-based Latin punk trio Fayuca will perform at Valleypalooza on Saturday, April 13, at Paradise Valley Community College.

The Valleypalooza festival arrives this weekend.

Downtown Phoenix gallery to unveil new art exhibition

Karolina Adams’ “I no longer want to be invisible” will be part of a new exhibition in downtown Phoenix.

Karolina Adams and Sarah Simmerman will present “Exploring Emotion,” an art exhibition that conveys universal life experiences.

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Obituaries & Memorials

James Morton Akason

James Morton Akason passed away peacefully on April 10, 2024, in Sun City West, AZ, with his wife Carol by his side. The last year of his life, cancer impacted his physical health and mobility, but …
Cliff Webb

Cliff Webb

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved brother, Clifford Preston Webb, on March 19, 2024.  He was 87 years old and died peacefully of natural causes. …

Phyllis Still Brescia

Phyllis Still Brescia, 88, passed away on March, 21, 2024. She was born in Nevada, Missouri, to George Farold Hill and Alice Valentine Hosfield Hill. The family soon moved to Chillicothe, Missouri, …

Jeanne Sulley

On Friday, April 5, 2024, Jeanne Ellis McDaniel Sulley who was born in Joplin, Missouri passed away at the age of 94. She is preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Dorothy McDaniel and son, …

Carol Jean DeAmbra

Carol, 77, of Sun City West, AZ, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 5, 2024, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. She was surrounded by her devoted family including her husband, children …
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Nation

Chicago woman pleads guilty, gets 50 years for cutting child from victim's womb

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman accused of luring a pregnant teenager to her home and cutting her baby from her womb with a butcher knife nearly five years ago pleaded guilty to murder Tuesday and …

Justin Trudeau's government raises taxes on wealthiest Canadians in federal budget

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ’s government announced Tuesday it is imposing higher taxes on the wealthiest Canadians as part of the federal budget. The …

Visa fees for international artists to tour in the US shot up 250% in April. It could be devastating

NEW YORK (AP) — Performing in the U.S. for international artists just got a lot more complicated. On April 1, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services instituted a 250% visa fee …

United Airlines reports $124 million loss in a quarter marred by grounding of some Boeing planes

United Airlines said Tuesday that it lost $124 million in the first quarter, which it blamed on a three-week grounding of all Boeing 737 Max 9s after a panel blew off an Alaska Airlines Max jetliner …

Georgia prosecutors renew challenge of a law they say undermines their authority

Three district attorneys in Georgia have renewed their challenge of a commission created to discipline and remove state prosecutors, arguing it violates the U.S. and Georgia constitutions. Their …
World

Mexican drug lord Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán claims he can't get calls or visits in a US prison

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s once most powerful drug lord, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán is claiming he cannot get phone calls or visits in the maximum security U.S. prison where he is serving a …

Venezuela closes embassy in Ecuador to protest raid on Mexican embassy there

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro ordered the closure of his country’s embassy and consulates in Ecuador on Tuesday in solidarity with Mexico in its protest over a raid by …

Belgian police shut down a far-right conference as it rallies ahead of Europe's June elections

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian police shut down a gathering of far-right politicians and supporters on Tuesday, citing concerns about public order, while attendees protested curbs on free speech and vowed …

House panel says China subsidizes fentanyl production to fuel crisis in the United States

WASHINGTON (AP) — China is fueling the fentanyl crisis in the U.S. by directly subsidizing the manufacturing of materials that are used by traffickers to make the drug outside the country, …

Facing a Republican revolt, House Speaker Johnson pushes ahead on US aid for Ukraine, allies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant and determined, House Speaker Mike Johnson pushed back Tuesday against mounting Republican anger over his proposed U.S. aid package for Ukraine, Israel and other allies, …
Entertainment
A member of staff from Sotheby's poses for the media with a portrait of the iconic former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, painted by Graham Sutherland in 1954, at Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, England, Tuesday, April 16, 2024. The portrait will be sold at auction on June 6 with an estimated price of 500-800,000 pounds sterling (US621, 000-1,000,000). Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace on Nov. 30, 1874. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

A painting of Winston Churchill by an artist whose work he hated is up for auction

A portrait of Winston Churchill by an artist whose work the British leader loathed is going up for auction. The painting by modernist artist Graham Sutherland was made in preparation for a large …
This image released by A24 shows a scene from "Civil War." (A24 via AP)

'Civil War' might be the year's most explosive movie. Alex Garland thinks it's just reporting

The new film “Civil War” is an ominous attempt to turn widely held American anxieties into a violent, unsettling big-screen reality. Alex Garland’s film opens Friday — the anniversary to the …
FILE - Notorious B.I.G., who won rap artist and rap single of the year, clutches his awards at the podium during the Billboard Music Awards in New York, on evening, Dec. 6, 1995. Albums from ABBA, Blondie and the Notorious B.I.G. are entering the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress. They're among the 25 titles announced Tuesday, April 16, 2024, that have been selected for preservation as “defining sounds of the nation’s history and culture." (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

ABBA, Blondie, and the Notorious B.I.G. enter the National Recording Registry

LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABBA, Biggie, Blondie and Rudolph are entering America's audio canon. New inductees into the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress include ABBA 's 1976 …
Hannah Gutierrez-Reed makes a statement to the court during her sentencing hearing in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Monday April 15, 2024. Gutierrez-Reed, the armorer on the set of the Western film "Rust," was sentenced to 18 months in prison. She was convicted in March of involuntary manslaughter in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was fatally shot by Alec Baldwin in 2021. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal via AP, Pool)

What to know about the prison sentence for a movie armorer in a fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin

A movie weapons armorer has received the maximum sentence of 18 months in jail for involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer by Alec Baldwin on the set of the Western film …
FILE - Author Salman Rushdie receives the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation's first ever lifetime achievement disturbing the peace award at the Vaclav Havel Center on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023, in New York. Rushdie's first book since the 2022 stabbing he thought might end his life is both explicit in the violence Rushdie sustains and heroic in the will to live that Rushdie retains. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Salman Rushdie's 'Knife' is unflinching about his brutal stabbing and uncanny in its vital spirit

Salman Rushdie's first book since the 2022 stabbing he thought might end his life is both explicit in the violence Rushdie sustains and heroic in the will to live that Rushdie retains. Just over 200 …