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4 Peoria students at Utah Tech University receive Dean's List honors for spring 2024 semester

Peoria students at Utah Tech University showcased exceptional academic performance during the spring 2024 semester, earning Dean's List honors.
DEVELOPMENT

Chandler Council approves 76-unit housing plan

​After lengthy hearings with Chandler’s City Council and with its Planning and Zoning Commission, K. Hovnanian Homes got its wish May 23. The council voted unanimously at the meeting to …

Georgian parliament committee rejects presidential veto of the divisive 'foreign agents' legislation

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — A Georgian parliament committee on Monday rejected the president’s veto of the “foreign agents” legislation that has sparked massive protests for weeks. The move …
Valley & State
DEVELOPMENT

Mixed-use, transit-oriented Phoenix project progresses

Central Station redevelopment, the mixed-use, transit-oriented development project, recently conducted a topping-out ceremony for the east tower. Phoenix officials stated in a release the event …
ON TOUR

Junior H and his $AD Boyz Mania Tour coming to Phoenix

Urban Mexican music artist Junior H will bring his $AD Boyz Mania Tour to Phoenix.
valley business

Chandler nursing / rehab center hires new director

Desert Cove Nursing Center, a skilled nursing and rehab facility, recently welcomed Todd Corless as its new executive director. Corless has almost 30 years of experience working as an …
UPDATE

3 die in Fountain Hills collision, northbound SR 87 lanes reopen

The Arizona Department of Public Safety is investigating a triple fatal collision that occurred just before 4:30 a.m. Sunday in Fountain Hills The crash occurred in the northbound lanes of State …
Health

Experts, beekeepers weigh in on local honey for seasonal allergies

SCOTTSDALE – Allergy season is here, and some sufferers consume local honey to alleviate their symptoms. But the jury is still out as to whether it’s a good strategy. When it comes …

3 people dead after wrong-way crash involving 2 vehicles east of Phoenix; drivers survive

Authorities say three people have died in a wrong-way crash involving two vehicles east of Phoenix. Arizona Department of Public Safety officials say the head-on crash occurred around 4:30 a.m. …
POLICE

Brothers arrested as suspects in deadly April 1 car fire

Two brothers have been arrested in connection with the death of a man whose body was found following a car fire, Phoenix police said. Jose Lomeli, 40, was charged with second-degree murder in …
MUNICIPAL FINANCE

Chandler Council approves $1.629B budget

Chandler’s fiscal 2025 budget is set. The Chandler City Council unanimously voted May 23 to tentatively adopt a $1.629 billion budget for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1. …
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 …

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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

Ryan Weathers throws 6 scoreless innings and Marlins beat Diamondbacks 3-1 to take series

Ryan Weathers threw six dominant innings, Jake Burger hit a two-run single with two outs in the seventh and the Miami Marlins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1. The surging Marlins took two of three …

Diamondbacks and Marlins meet, winner secures 3-game series

The Arizona Diamondbacks and Miami Marlins meet on Sunday with the winner claiming the three-game series.
USL Championship

Rising falls 2-1 to Indy Eleven

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Phoenix Rising FC (4-5-3) dropped a 2-1 decision to Indy Eleven on Saturday afternoon at IU Michael A. Carroll Soccer Stadium.
National sports
The NBA’s Eastern and Western Conference finals could soon be over. Going into Monday, the Boston Celtics lead the Indiana Pacers 3-0 in the East while the Dallas Mavericks are up 3-0 over the …
The Atlanta Braves have placed outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. on the 10-day injured list after the reigning NL MVP suffered a season-ending torn ACL in his left knee. Acuña suffered the injury during …
Ig Swiatek has started her bid for a third consecutive French Open title with a straightforward 6-1, 6-2 victory over Leolia Jeanjean. Monday's win stretched Swiatek's current winning streak to 13 …
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Valley business

Scottsdale based distillery’s gin receives gold medal

Scottsdale based One Handsome Bastard distillery received a gold medal for its Blue Clover gin at New York contest.

The Fifty Best, a digital guide for wines and spirits, evaluated 22 contenders for the annual “Best Gin” award, selecting Blue Clover Gin from old Town Scottsdale’s One Handsome …

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 …

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

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.

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.

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Obituaries & Memorials

Gary Michael Simpson

Gary M (Michael) Simpson, 79, formerly of Marshall, WI and Kansas City, MO, passed away at home Feb. 10, 2024. He was a long-time employee & subsequently retired from Ford Motor Company. He loved …

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 …
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Nation

Elon Musk's xAI says it has raised $6 billion to develop artificial intelligence

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A group of investors will put up $6 billion to fund development of artificial intelligence by Elon Musk's xAI. The company said on its website Sunday that the Series B …

Suspect identified in stabbings at a Massachusetts theater and a McDonald’s

BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man will be arraigned Tuesday on multiple charges including assault with the intent to murder after six people, including four girls at a movie theater, were …

Major retailers are offering summer deals to entice inflation-weary shoppers

Americans who spend Memorial Day scouting sales online and in stores may find more reasons to celebrate the return of warmer weather. Major retailers are stepping up discounts heading into the summer …

As Atlantic hurricane season begins, Florida community foundations prepare permanent disaster funds

After the collapse of a condominium tower in North Miami in June 2021, Rebecca Fishman Lipsey realized her organization needed to overhaul how it responded to disasters. As CEO of the Miami …

Stock market today: World shares are mostly higher after rebound on Wall St

Shares have advanced in Europe and Asia ahead of Monday's Memorial Day holiday in the United States. Oil prices also rose. European shares saw modest gains after the opening while Asian benchmarks …
World

At least 2,000 feared dead in Papua New Guinea landslide. These are some challenges rescuers face

BANGKOK (AP) — The Papua New Guinea government said more than 2,000 people are believed to have been buried alive in a landslide in the South Pacific island nation, after the side of a mountain …

Ukraine's Zelenskyy visits Spain in pursuit of more weapons to fight Russia with

MADRID (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy arrived in Madrid on Monday where he was expected to sign a bilateral security agreement with Spain that will help his country fight its more …

EU-Israel relations take a nosedive as Spain, Ireland set to formally recognize a Palestinian state

Relations between the European Union and Israel took a nosedive on the eve of the diplomatic recognition of a Palestinian state by EU members Ireland and Spain. Spain has suggested sanctions should …

Iran's acting president addresses new parliament after helicopter crash killing president, others

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's acting President Mohammad Mokhber addressed the country's new parliament Monday in his first public speech since last week's helicopter crash that killed his predecessor …

World Health Assembly hopes to reinforce pandemic preparedness after bold treaty project stalls

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization begins its annual meeting on Monday with government ministers and other top envoys hoping to reinforce global preparedness for the next pandemic in the …
Entertainment

Former 'General Hospital' actor Johnny Wactor killed in downtown Los Angeles shooting

Former “General Hospital” actor Johnny Wactor was shot and killed when he interrupted thieves stealing the catalytic converter from his car in Los Angeles. Police say the shooting occurred around …
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Anya Taylor-Joy in a scene from "Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga." (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

‘Furiosa,’ ‘Garfield’ lead slowest Memorial Day box office in decades

The box office is cruising for a two-decade low. “Furiosa,” the Mad Max prequel starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth, claimed the first place spot for Friday-Saturday-Sunday with $25.6 …
Spectators watch from boats a film projected on a screen set up on a wooden structure during the Muyuna Floating Film Festival, that celebrares tropical forests, in the Belen neighborhood of Iquitos, Peru, Saturday, May 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Indigenous community in the heart of Peru's Amazon hosts film festival celebrating tropical forests

BELÉN, Peru (AP) — In the heart of Peru’s Amazon region, a poor Indigenous community put aside the trials and tribulations of everyday life and celebrated an international film festival with …
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 …