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Arizona developer's lawyer want to rebut US House charges

PHOENIX (AP) — An attorney for an Arizona real estate developer who was referred to the Department of Justice for a criminal investigation along with a former Trump administration Cabinet member by …

Appeals court revives Arizona case on virus cash tax cut ban

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday revived Arizona’s lawsuit challenging the part of President Joe Biden’s massive coronavirus rescue law that bars states from using the federal …

Arizona prisoner won’t be executed in gas chamber

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona prisoner is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection in less than three weeks for killing an 8-year-old girl, marking the second condemned man to decline lethal gas …

Searchers find missing hiker dead, his dog alive with him

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — A missing hiker was found dead, his dog alive and still with him, in rugged forest on Mingus Mountain in north-central Arizona five days after reporting he was lost, …
development

Buckeye to split major expenses in ‘Scalloped Streets’ upgrades

BUCKEYE — A West Valley city put a program with a catchy name into use again Tuesday. The Buckeye City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve use of its Scalloped Street Assessments …
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West Valley

This year’s Peoria City Council election is going to be a little different than in the past.

Thanks to the USDA, the Peoria Unified School District will be able to provide breakfast and lunch meals free to any child, age 18 and under this summer.
AVANA Companies, a family of Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance lending and investment platforms since 2002, welcomes Bryan Doxford as new Chief Strategy Officer.
The Surprise community is invited to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of Northwest Regional Library from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4 with crafts, games and prizes.
Goodyear’s Planning and Zoning Commission has voted to approve two separate rezoning requests near the south side of Camelback Road west of Cotton Lane for light industrial use.  The …
Phoenix

New Life Center, the state’s largest domestic violence shelter, announces it will open one of the first sexual violence and rape crisis centers 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at 3826 N. 3rd St., The …

While the official start of summer is still more than a month away, temperatures have already surpassed 100 degrees in some parts of Arizona. Arizona Public Service Co.  is partnering with local …
Renting in the Valley isn’t going to get any easier as inflation and unit scarcity continue to drive prices higher, according to local leasing experts.Kristin Miller, an outgoing property …
A life sciences boom is underway in midtown Phoenix, making healthcare and bioscience among the fastest-growing industries in the greater Phoenix marketplace — and Park Central is at the heart …
Brightside Studios recently opened in central Phoenix, offering a unique spin on the traditional art studio for creatives in the Valley. Located at 839 E. Camelback Road, artists apply for a …
East Valley

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead for closures of east- and west-bound U.S. Highway 60 Superstition Freeway between Meridian and Goldfield roads in Mesa/Apache …

Notre Dame Prep students will enjoy the comfort and safety of new buses and updated classrooms next year as the school raised a record-breaking $340,000 to enhance school programs and provide better transportation for students through its Annual Auction Fashion Show.
Executive Decisions Group Inc. has announced the company has acquired The Lost Cajun, a popular family-friendly restaurant franchise concept with a focus on authentic Cajun food served with …
The Rotary Club of Sun Lakes, RCSL, extends congratulations to the winners of the Rotary Club’s Annual 2022 High School Service Above Self Scholarships. One of the winners is from Queen Creek, …
The Town of Queen Creek and Recreation Annex will be closed on Monday, May 30 in observation of Memorial Day. This closure will not impact any public safety or emergency services. If you …
Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices
Dementia respite caregiver Sonja Marti pages through a dog book that interests Stephen Campbell.

Flood: Memory Café connects Valley families on the dementia journey

When Tim Shaffer’s wife was diagnosed with dementia, both their lives changed.

Herrington: Week-to-week increases in cases a reminder that COVID-19 remains with us

Like many of you, public health professionals are closely watching trends reflected on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard...

Hague: Worried? Maybe it’s time to put down the glass

A college professor stands at the front of his class holding a full glass of water.
Braden Biggs

Biggs: Supervisor a fiscal conservative in name only

District 1 Pinal County Supervisor Kevin Cavanaugh talks a big game about being a fiscal conservative and wanting a smaller government. However, his actions and the management of his office say …

Shaw: Recent letter about conspiracy filled with misinformation

It’s no surprise that our West Valley king of conspiracy theories and misinformation, Brian Reilly, is pedaling the latest theory...
Valley sports

Diamondbacks face the Cubs leading series 1-0

Arizona Diamondbacks (19-21, fifth in the NL West) vs. Chicago Cubs (15-22, fourth in the NL Central)Chicago; Friday, 2:20 p.m. EDTPITCHING PROBABLES: Diamondbacks: Humberto Castellanos (2-1, 4.15 …

Zac Gallen, Daulton Varsho lead Diamondbacks past Cubs 3-1

CHICAGO (AP) — Zac Gallen pitched five effective innings, Daulton Varsho homered and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1 on Thursday night, stopping a six-game slide. Gallen …

Diamondbacks place C Jose Herrera on injured list

CHICAGO (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks placed catcher Jose Herrera on the injured list Thursday without a designation, indicating a potential COVID-19 issue with the team. The move with …
National sports

Record 6 Latin Americans start off well at PGA Championship

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Joaquin Niemann spent his youth growing up in Chile trying to follow in the footsteps of Mito Pereira, who didn't exactly make it easy the way he kept winning prestigious …

Column: A wildly entertaining spat between 2 coaching stars

Why did they wait so long to allow college athletes to make a few bucks on the side? Think of all the wildly entertaining shenanigans we've missed out on over the years. Let's play the …

Perron scores twice, Blues even series with 4-1 win over Avs

DENVER (AP) — David Perron scored twice as St. Louis switched up its line combinations, Jordan Binnington made 30 saves and the Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-1 on Thursday night to tie their …

Lightning score late, beat Panthers 2-1 for 2-0 series lead

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Ross Colton scored with 3.8 seconds remaining, giving the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning a 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers in Game 2 of the …

Story hits 3 homers for Red Sox in 12-6 win over Mariners

BOSTON (AP) — Trevor Story had three homers, four hits and seven RBIs to help the Boston Red Sox rally from a four-run deficit to beat the Seattle Mariners 12-6 Thursday night. Story slugged a …
Most recent

KOENIGSWINTER, Germany (AP) — The Group of Seven leading economies are set to agree on more than $18 billion in aid for Ukrainian defense efforts as meetings of finance ministers close Friday, …

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. is warning that 18 million people in Africa’s Sahel region face severe hunger in the next three months, citing the impacts of Russia's war in Ukraine, the coronavirus …
BEIJING (AP) — China is holding military exercises in the disputed South China Sea coinciding with U.S. President Joe Biden’s visits to South Korea and Japan that are largely focused on …
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Valley business

Downtown Tempe apartments sold for $96M

 Institutional Property Advisors, a division of Marcus & Millichap, has arranged the sale of Hudson on Farmer, an apartment community in downtown Tempe.

Multifamily foundation gives $149K to Phoenix-area nonprofits

The Arizona Multihousing Charitable Foundation announced Wednesday it would give $148,853 in grants to three nonprofits that collectively impact thousands of at-risk Arizona residents and …

CBRE arranges $10.4M loan for KeyWest Plaza acquisition

PHOENIX — CBRE has secured a $10.4 million loan for the acquisition of KeyWest Plaza, a 92,751-sq.-ft., four-building industrial property in Gilbert.

Peoria planning commission denies housing community

In a rare turn of events, the Peoria Planning and Zoning commission denied the rezoning of a proposal that could have brought 76 single family homes on 18.4 acres to the southwest corner of Thunderbird Road and 67th Avenue.

Neighbors

Medallion of Remembrance presented to Gold Canyon World War II veteran

Art Fesler-Butts is a member of the Non-Commissioned Officers Association. The LeRoy’s Spanish Trail Chapter of the Non-Commissioned Officers Association Chapter No. 104 in Tucson recently …

Peoria resident recognized for volunteer work

Peoria resident Kristofer Kautz has devoted countless hours to the Ronald McDonald House Charities, Valle de Sol and several other community organizations.

Sun City church supports Native American ministry

Willowbrook United Methodist Church in Sun City hosted Reverend Tweedy Navarette from Four Corners Native American Ministry in Shiprock. Willowbrook members have been helping Four Corners when the …

Mesa honors historical fiction writing and video contest winners

The Mesa Historic Preservation Board has announced the winners of the 2022 Historical Fiction Writing and Video Contest. The contest winners recognized at the May 16 Mesa City Council meeting, …

Things to do

Apache Junction pool swim hours updated

The city of Apache Junction has updated its pool information based on staffing for the season. Open swim hours beginning May 28 at Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center, 1091 W. Southern Ave., …

Subscriptions available for classical music series at Mesa Arts Center

Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., recently announced its Classical Music Inside Out 2022-23 season. Classical Music Inside Out celebrates 10 years under the artistic direction of Grammy …

Alpine Country Blues Fest features ‘Music on the Mountain’

With the theme "Music on the Mountain," the eleventh annual Alpine Country Blues Festival is June 17 and 18 at Melody Field, just two blocks east of the junction of Highways 180 and 191 in …

Glendale to host all-day Juneteenth celebration

A coalition of Glendale Black-owned businesses will kick off Juneteenth festivities in what is believed to be the city’s inaugural celebration for what has come over the generations to be known as the oldest African American holiday.

Entertainment
Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge are accompanied by star actor Tom Cruise, right, as they attend the 'Top Gun Maverick' UK premiere at a central London cinema, on Thursday, May 19, 2022. (Dan Kitwood/Pool via AP)

Prince William, Kate join Tom Cruise for 'Top Gun' premiere

LONDON (AP) — Tom Cruise has said he and Prince William “have a lot in common” as Britain's royals joined the Hollywood star on the red carpet in London for the U.K. premiere of the new “Top …
FILE - A$AP Rocky, left, and Rihanna attend The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion" exhibition in New York on Sept. 13, 2021. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Reports: Rihanna and A$AP Rocky welcome baby boy in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rihanna and A$AP Rocky have welcomed a baby boy, according to multiple reports. The couple, who first revealed her pregnancy with a belly-baring Harlem photo shoot in …
FILE - Composer Vangelis Papathanassiou, right, answers a question during a press conference in Athens, June 27, 2001. Vangelis, the Greece-born electronic composer who wrote the Academy Award-winning score for the film "Chariots of Fire" and music for dozens of other movies, documentaries and TV series, has died. He was 79. (AP Photo/Aris Messinis, File)

Vangelis, the Greek 'Chariots of Fire' composer, dies at 79

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Vangelis, the Greek electronic composer who wrote the unforgettable Academy Award-winning score for the film “Chariots of Fire” and music for dozens of other movies, …
This image released by Columbia Records shows Harry Styles’ third studio album, “Harry’s House." (Columbia Records via AP)

Review: Harry Styles is fully at home in 'Harry's House'

Harry Styles, “Harry's House” (Columbia Records) If the 13 tracks of Harry Styles’ third LP are the walls in which he lives, “Harry’s House” is a place of self-expression, happiness …
Rebekah Vardy departs the High Court in London, Thursday, May 19, 2022. A trial involving a social media dispute between two soccer spouses has opened in London. Rebekah Vardy sued for libel after Coleen Rooney accused her of sharing her private social media posts with The Sun newspaper. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

'Wagatha Christie' libel lawyer says evidence was destroyed

LONDON (AP) — A high-profile libel court battle between two British soccer spouses concluded Thursday, with one lawyer accusing the claimant, Rebekah Vardy, of deliberately destroying key evidence …
Obituaries & Memorials

Billy B Groseclose

BILLY BURTON GROSECLOSE was born January 12, 1935 in Wytheville, VA to Edgar and Glady Sexton Groseclose. Bill was raised in Rural Retreat VA near Crocket VA with his many siblings. In 1949, Bill …

Marjorie Josephine Paveglio Siegmund

Marjorie Josephine Paveglio Siegmund born January 5, 1928 in Virginia, Minnesota to loving parents Leno and Frances Paveglio. Died May 9,2022 in Sun City, Arizona. Educated in Waukegan, Illinois. Her …

Raymond Sylvester Burley

Raymond Sylvester Burley Ray went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at the age of 88. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Shirley Ann Burley (Cook) who passed away in 1999 …

Raymond Sylvester Burley

Raymond Sylvester Burley Ray went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at the age of 88. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Shirley Ann Burley (Cook) who passed away in 1999 …

Mary Jane Hinz

Mary Jane Hinz, 98, formerly of Sun City West passed away May 7, 2022, in Rock Creek Alzheimer’s Care Center, Surprise, AZ. Funeral Services are pending at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline, IL. Burial …
Nation

At Times Square rampage trial, victims recount day's horrors

NEW YORK (AP) — For some survivors, the sounds are a part of what still haunts them: People screaming. Car tires screeching. An engine revving. It was “like somebody just floored it … It …

Police: Chicago shooting leaves 2 people dead, 8 wounded

CHICAGO (AP) — Two people are dead and another eight wounded following a shooting near a fast food restaurant in Chicago that sent bystanders scattering, authorities said. The shooting happened …

Proposed Nebraska mine has sizeable deposit of rare elements

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The mining company that wants to extract a rare heat-resistant element from the ground under southeast Nebraska says a new report shows the deposit it plans to mine holds a …

Ivey, challengers race to right in Alabama GOP primary

In a pair of campaign ads this GOP primary season, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey falsely declares the election was stolen from Donald Trump and accuses the federal government of “shipping illegal …

Carbon removal technologies to get $3.5B federal investment

NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government is investing in machines that suck giant amounts of carbon dioxide out of the air in the hopes of reducing damage from climate change. The Department of …
World

Monkeypox spreads in West, baffling African scientists

LONDON (AP) — As more cases of monkeypox are detected in Europe and North America, some scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks in Africa say they are baffled by the unusual disease's …

UN rights chief to visit China next week, travel to Xinjiang

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations' top human rights official will visit China next week on a trip that will take her to the Xinjiang region, where rights groups and some Western governments allege …

Norway: At least 3 injured in 'random' stabbing attack

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A person with a knife wounded at least three people — one of them critically — in a random attack in a village near Norway's capital, police said Friday. The …

Backed by Greenpeace, farmer sues VW over climate change

BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Friday is set to begin hearing a case brought against Volkswagen by a farmer who claims the automaker is partly responsible for the impact that global warming is …

In Ukraine, surviving when your home is blasted

VELYKA KOSTROMKA, Ukraine (AP) — The explosions started in the middle of the night, shaking the house to its foundations. Roof timbers splintered and windows shattered, sending shards of glass …