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Paradise Valley’s largest flat undeveloped parcel sells for $42M

The 27-acre undeveloped parcel of land near Mummy Mountain in the Town of Paradise Valley was sold last week for a record-breaking $42 million — and it could have sold higher. For nearly …

Laptop purchases on Chandler school board agenda

??​In keeping with its attempts to keep students using some of the latest technology hardware, the Chandler Unified School District has another large purchase planned for discussion and action this …

Biden will send Ukraine air defense weapons, artillery once Senate approves, Zelenskyy says

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday the U.S. will send badly needed air defense weaponry once the Senate approves a massive national …
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Phoenix native serving with Navy in North Pacific

Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Kevin Perez, from Phoenix, blows a signal whistle aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey.

Imagine Dragons bringing world tour to Phoenix

In tandem with their new album, Imagine Dragons will embark on their biggest North American headline tour to date.
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Repeat killer gets life in prison for slaying girlfriend in Tempe

A 60-year-old man has been sentenced to spend the rest of his life in jail for the 2020 murder of his girlfriend in Tempe. Gary Lenall Cox was sentenced after being released in the 2002 slaying …
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PCSO has Country Thunder lost and found

If you went to Country Thunder in Florence and now can’t find your keys, wallets or phones, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office may have them. Country Thunder took place April 11-14 at …

Peoria PD identifies victims in crash near Lake Pleasant

Two 19-year-old men died Saturday night in a two-vehicle collision on Castle Hot Springs Road just north of State Route 74, Peoria police said. The crash, which remains under investigation, occurred …

Arizona legislators try again this week to deal with 1864 abortion law

PHOENIX - State lawmakers return Wednesday with another attempt to deal with the 1864 abortion law. But it won't go away this week, no matter what happens in the House or Senate. The Senate …

Hobbs’ budget letter points to cuts, hiring freeze for Arizona government

PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs has ordered what is essentially a hiring freeze for new state employees and instructed her department heads to send her a plan this week to cut $1.2 billion in …

Fire ban begins May 1 in Phoenix desert parks, preserves

The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department will put into effect its annual ban of open fires in the city's desert parks and mountain preserves starting May 1. The Maricopa County …

Household items you didn’t know could be recycled

It’s hard to believe how few mechanisms existed before Earth Day began a movement in 1970 with a national call to clean up the environment.


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I have yet to see a detailed map of exactly where they plan on putting this Amkor manufacturing facility.
I read your story about the many candidates that are seeking to replace Rep. Debbie Lesko.
Everyone wants to stop violence today, but no one knows how. Some think we will be able to find the answer with Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) because it has amazing capacities that our scientists …
Like many of my golfing friends here in Sun City, I moved here after retiring, hoping to continue competing at a high level in local tournaments.
Some people are acting as if abortion is a God-given right. I’m sure that God, who values all human life, would not be in favor of abortion.
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Diamondbacks starter Merrill Kelly scratched with shoulder injury

Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Merrill Kelly, a standout performer during the 2023 postseason, was scratched from his scheduled start against the San Francisco Giants on Sunday with an injury to …

Slade Cecconi, Diamondbacks earn 5-3 victory over the Giants

Right-hander Slade Cecconi held the San Francisco Giants to two runs in six innings in his 2024 debut, and Gabriel Moreno hit a two-run, go-ahead single in the sixth inning to lead the Arizona …

Rising falls 3-1 to Riverhounds

PHOENIX — Phoenix Rising FC fell to 2-4-1 on the season after a 3-1 loss to Pittsburgh Riverhounds on Saturday night in front of 6,759 fans at Phoenix Rising Stadium.
National sports
Seattle Kraken general manager Ron Francis says evaluations are still ongoing about whether there will be changes with head coach Dave Hakstol or any of the coaching staff after the third-year …
A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press the New York Jets have traded quarterback Zach Wilson to the Denver Broncos. The Jets are sending Wilson and a seventh-round pick in …
Logan Thompson will be in net for the defending Stanley Cup champion Vegas Golden Knights in Game 1 of their opening-round playoff series against the Dallas Stars. It will be the postseason debut for …
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Vuori opens at Scottsdale Fashion Square

Vouri is opening a 4,850-square-foot store located on the lower level of Scottsdale Fashion Square

The Vuori store is opening a location at the Scottsdale Fashion Square. It is part of the Macerich portfolio of properties. The 4,850-square-foot store, located on the lower level of the …

Banner Health names new chief technology officer

Michael Reagin is joining Banner Health’s senior leadership team as executive vice president, chief technology officer.

Michael Reagin will join Banner Health’s senior leadership team in June, in the newly created role of executive vice president, chief technology officer. Reagin will be responsible for IT, …

Chandler greenlights QuikTrip over fierce opposition

Chandler Planner Ben Cereceres speaks during the City Council’s April 18, three-hour meeting, where a QuikTrip rezoning and development plan was advanced by a 5-2 vote.

​A nearly three-hour April 18 meeting led to involved 17 people coming to a podium to talk about a gas station. Near the end of one of the longer meetings in recent Chandler history, the City …

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 …


Scottsdale interior designer gives back

Scottsdale-based interior designer Anita Lang donated her services for the One-n-Ten nonproft auction. Her “Room with Heart” auction item raised $22,000 for the cause of helping LGBTQ youth.

Interior designer Anita Lang, founder of IMI Design Studio in Scottsdale, has been transforming, creating and crafting interior spaces in Arizona and around the country for nearly 28 years. …

Scottsdale’s Equality Health Foundation expands into Virginia and Louisiana

Scottsdale’s Equality Health Foundation is expanding into Virginia and Louisiana.

Scottsdale’s Equality Health Foundation, the philanthropic partner of Equality Health, an organization dedicated to advancing health equity and improving well-being access for under served …

Chandler mom seeks funds, donor match for toddler with leukemia

Destiny Martinez of Chandler holds her son, Ollie, in this recent photo. Ollie has a form of leukemia that requires an expensive search for a bone marrow donor match as well as a procedure.

​Destiny Martinez isn’t at home in Chandler much these days. She spends most of her time at an area hospital, where her son, Ollie, spends most of his days as a leukemia patient in need …

Valley veterans reminisce, get hero’s sendoff on flight to D.C.

Paul Lewis, right, of Ahwatukee, served in the Army, and Wayne Vandever, of Surprise, is an Air Force veteran.

Tucked into a gathering room in a corner of Terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport are a bunch of men and women wearing gold shirts.

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Scottsdale Arts celebrates 25 years of visions with ‘Visions ‘24’ exhibition

Scottsdale Arts, will exhibit “Visions ’24” to highlight the skills, inspirations and ideas exchanged between high school students and professional teaching artists from May 10 through September 22.

Scottsdale Arts Learning and Innovation, a department of the nonprofit Scottsdale Arts, will exhibit “Visions ’24” to highlight the skills, inspirations and ideas exchanged between …

Museum of Illusions Scottsdale has something for students, teachers and mothers

Museum of Illusions Scottsdale has deals for everyone during May.

Museum of Illusions Scottsdale is offering a slew of deals and experiences for visitors of all ages including promos for students, teachers, and mothers in May. Every day in May, students can …

Ray LaMontagne co-headlining tour to come to Phoenix

This Oct. 20, 2012 photo shows Ray LaMontagne performing at the Bridge School Benefit Concert at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California.

Acclaimed songwriters and musicians Ray LaMontagne and Gregory Alan Isakov will join forces for an extensive co-headline tour this fall.

With one show sold out, Fuerza Regida adds 2nd Phoenix show

Fuerza Regida performs at the Suenos music festival on May 29, 2022, at Grant Park in Chicago.

Fuerza Regida has announced a new Phoenix date for its upcoming summer tour.

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Obituaries & Memorials

Barbara Sunde McCune

Barbara Sunde McCune, 89, of Sun City, AZ died Sunday, March 17, 2024. Born in Winona, MN, on December 4, 1934, she was an Iowa State graduate, married the love of her life Bill in 1956, and they …

Janet Louise Nonemaker

Janet Nonemaker passed away peacefully March 16, 2024 at Cottage in the Meadow in Yakima, Washington surrounded by family after a year-long battle with lung cancer. Janet was born August 11, 1941 in …

Jeanne Elizabeth Stevens

Jeanne Elizabeth Stevens, 92, of Surprise, AZ, passed away on April 4, 2024.

Earl E Jensen Jr.

Earl found eternal rest in the arms of his Savior on April 14, 2024 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Earl Jr. was born to the late Earl and Emily Jensen on June 18, 1943 in …

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 …
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Chinese generosity in lead-up to cleared doping tests reflects its growing influence on WADA

In the two years before the World Anti-Doping Agency cleared 23 Chinese swimmers of doping allegations, that country’s government contributed nearly $2 million in additional funding to WADA …

Celebrity handbag designer sentenced to 18 months in prison for smuggling crocodile handbags

MIAMI (AP) — A leading fashion designer whose accessories were used by celebrities from Britney Spears to the cast of the “Sex and the City” TV series was sentenced Monday to 18 months in …

Express files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, announces store closures, possible sale

Express Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and the fashion retailer is seeking to sell the majority of its stores. Columbus, Ohio-based Express is also the parent of Bonbons and …

Delta Air Lines, facing another union attempt to organize flight attendants, is raising their pay

Delta Air Lines, the most profitable U.S. carrier, is raising pay for nonunion employees as it gets ready for another attempt by a union to represent its flights attendants. CEO Ed Bastian told …

The EU ratchets up pressure on TikTok's new rewards app over risks to kids, warns of suspension

LONDON (AP) — The European Union on Monday demanded TikTok provide more information about a new app that pays users to watch videos and warned that it could order the video sharing platform to …

Review of UN agency helping Palestinian refugees found Israel did not express concern about staff

An independent review of the neutrality of the U.N. agency helping Palestinian refugees has found that Israel never expressed concern about anyone on the staff lists it has received annually since …

European Space Agency adds 5 new astronauts in only fourth class since 1978. Over 20,000 applied

The European Space Agency has added five new members to its astronaut corps. They graduated Monday during a ceremony in Cologne, Germany, after completing a year of training. That brings the space …

Russia convicts the spokesperson for Facebook owner Meta in a swift trial in absentia

A court in Russia on Monday convicted the spokesperson of U.S. technology company Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram, of justifying terrorism and sentenced him to six years in prison in a swift …

Supreme Court allows soccer promoter's antitrust suit over FIFA policy on league matches to proceed

The Supreme Court is allowing a soccer promoter’s antitrust lawsuit to go forward against FIFA and the U.S. Soccer Federation over the world governing body’s policy of not permitting a country to …

Iranian and Pakistani leaders vow to boost trade in meeting that seeks to mend diplomatic rift

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Iranian and Pakistani leaders vowed to strengthen economic and security cooperation in a meeting on Monday, as the two countries seek to smooth over a diplomatic rift. Their …
FILE - Vogue editor Anna Wintour attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the "Camp: Notes on Fashion" exhibition on May 6, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Wake up, sleeping beauties. It's almost Met Gala time

True love’s kiss or an invite to the Met Gala? Those in the rarified ranks of international celebrity and Anna Wintour’s good graces need not choose. Stars of film, fashion, music, sports, …
FILE - Yoko Ono appears before the dedication ceremony for her permanent art installation, a sculpture called SKYLANDING, at Jackson Park, Oct. 17, 2016, in Chicago. One of the country’s leading artist residency programs, MacDowell, has awarded a lifetime achievement prize to Ono. The groundbreaking artist, filmmaker and musician is the 2024 recipient of the Edward MacDowell Medal, an honor previously given to Stephen Sondheim and Toni Morrison among others. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

Yoko Ono to receive Edward MacDowell Medal for lifetime achievement

One of the country’s leading artist residency programs, MacDowell, has awarded a lifetime achievement prize to Yoko Ono. The groundbreaking artist, filmmaker and musician is this year’s recipient …
In this photo provided by Jesse Sorenson, actor Kevin Bacon, center, helps fill care packages for his charity, Saturday, April 20, 2024, in Payson, Utah, while visiting the Utah high school where cult classic "Footloose," was filmed. (Jesse Sorenson via AP)

Kevin Bacon dances back to 'Footloose' high school

PAYSON, Utah (AP) — Actor Kevin Bacon on Saturday returned to the Utah high school where the cult classic movie “Footloose” was filmed more than 40 years. Bacon danced his way to a stage …
FILE - Conductor Andrew Davis, right, raises his arms as he takes a bow, accompanied by Renee Fleming, and Peter Rose, center, during the final dress rehearsal of Richard Strauss's "Capriccio" in the Metropolitan Opera at New York's Lincoln Center, March 25, 2011. Davis, the acclaimed British conductor who was music director of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and orchestras on three continents, has died, Saturday, April 20, 2024. He was 80. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file)

Conductor Andrew Davis dies at 80, headed Lyric Opera of Chicago and orchestras on 3 continents

Andrew Davis, an acclaimed British conductor who was music director of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and orchestras on three continents, has died. He was 80. Davis died Saturday at Rusk Institute in …
FILE - The Universal Studios Hollywood officially reopens to the public at 25% capacity with COVID-19 protocols in place in Los Angeles, on April 16, 2021. A tram accident at Universal Studios in Los Angeles injured multiple people Saturday night, April 20, 2024, authorities and the company said. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

15 people suffer minor injuries in tram accident at Universal Studios theme park in Los Angeles

A tram accident at the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park in Los Angeles has injured 15 people. The Los Angeles County Fire Department says units were dipatched to the park on Lankershim …