Arizona's Nonpartisan Newspaper

Sen. Bob Menendez will appear in court in his bribery case as he rejects calls to resign

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez is due in court Wednesday to answer to charges that he used his powerful post to secretly advance Egyptian interests and do favors for New Jersey businessmen …

In landmark court case, 6 young activists take on 32 European nations over climate action

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Six young people from Portugal will argue that governments across Europe aren't doing enough to protect people from the harms of climate change at the European Court of …

New Jersey Supreme Court to rule on pandemic-related insurance exclusions

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Supreme Court is expected to consider whether an Atlantic City casino can get payouts from business interruption insurance for losses during the COVID-19 outbreak, …
Valley & State

Tickets on sale now for Akon’s Phoenix fall tour stop

Grammy award-winning artist Akon and his The Superfan Tour will visit downtown Phoenix.

John Mulaney bringing headlining comedy tour to Phoenix

Award-winning comedian John Mulaney will be going back on tour solo with a new hour of stand-up comedy.

Westgate afterparty in Glendale following Friday PBR event

With Westgate in Glendale already hopping for this weekend’s Ridge Riders Days, the Professional Bull Riders also will be hosting a free afterparty at the entertainment district.

Lake supporters have 'backup plan' if court rejects claim

PHOENIX — Kari Lake supporters apparently have a backup plan if Maricopa County Superior Court Judge John Hannah rejects her claim she’s entitled to view images of ballot envelopes and the signatures on them.

Maricopa County Master Gardeners bringing annual plant sale to Phoenix

It’s that time of year for the Maricopa County Master Gardeners to bring back a long tradition.

Buckeye, Goodyear school district honors STEM Fellow teachers

Liberty Elementary School District No. 25 recognized five science teachers who have completed year one of the Arizona STEM Acceleration Project (ASAP).

Action park, retail center set to open in Peoria in 2024

An indoor action park and retail center will open its doors in Peoria in 2024.

‘Dracula In Tombstone’ to open run at Irish Cultural Center in Phoenix

Ronin Theatre Company is bringing “Dracula In Tombstone” to the Irish Cultural Center in Phoenix.


Read the latest print edition here.

View this issue

Browse other issues

Sun Life Magazine

Read the latest print edition here.

View this issue

Browse other issues

Calendar of events
Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices & Encouraging Civility
Scottsdale Mayor David Ortega

Ortega: Tested, successful Scottsdale model ignored by Rep. Gress

With much fanfare, on Sept. 13, State Representative Matt Gress (Phoenix) choreographed a committee hearing at the Scottsdale Civic Library, which Gress characterized as an “Ongoing fight …

Gaudio: A yes vote will support the things that make SUSD excellent

On Oct. 11, ballots will be mailed to all registered voters within the Scottsdale Unified School District boundaries, asking for a continuance of the Maintenance and Operations …

Harkins: SUSD schools are one of the pillars of our city

No one appreciates the role quality schools play in Scottsdale more than the business community. We know firsthand that Scottsdale Unified School District schools not only educate our children but …
(The Associated Press)

Clure: Mexican tobacco cartels seek to gain from prohibitionist tobacco policies

Despite record-high temperatures, illegal crossings on the Southern border spiked in July, particularly in Arizona where the Tucson sector saw 40,000 arrests, the highest one-month total in 15 years.

Hull: Our work is not yet done, let’s promote hope and connectedness

Via Linda Behavioral Hospital CEO/managing director September marks Suicide Prevention Month. Recent national polls indicate that 94% of adults believe suicide can be prevented. Unfortunately, …
Your Nonpartisan Daily News Source
West Valley

The annual Sanderson Ford College Baseball Classic is coming back to Surprise in 2024.

The Glendale Police Department confirmed two people died following a two-vehicle crash on 47th and Northern avenues near Apollo High School in Glendale.
Patrick Duffy knows firsthand how tough it is for a club swimmer in Surprise these days.
Wickenburg resident Serenity Risvik will host a sound meditation ceremony in October.
At least two Peoria home sales eclipsed the $2 million mark in August, according to

PHOENIX — Yom Kippur, which began Sunday and ended Monday at sunset, is one of the most important holidays in Jewish faith, but Arizonans looking for a synagogue to observe Yom Kippur might …

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month Cox is spotlighting Valley residents making a difference in their community by sharing their stories.
Phoenix police are investigating a collision that left a 39-year-old man dead near 7 th Street and Greenway Parkway. The crash occurred about 7:20 a.m. Sept. 25. Officers found Arvin Rambler on …
The Arizona School Personnel Administrators Association released new data showing the scale of the educator retention crisis in the state’s public schools.
A woman died after being shot Sunday morning in Phoenix, police said. The shooting occurred about 10:35 a.m. Sept. 24 near 16 th Street and Baseline Road, according to a release. The woman …
East Valley

Gilbert property owners will be required to obtain and maintain a rental license for all short-term rentals and vacation properties operating within the town.  Gilbert is partnering with …

The planned look and landscaping for a commercial development with restaurants and the expansion of a self-storage business on 4 acres east of Greenfield Road on the north side of University Drive …
More than 2,100 Apache Junction library patrons who have racked up fees of $49.99 or less and have accounts seven years or older will have fines forgiven in a change approved recently by a city …
Before learning about the International Baccalaureate program at Chandler High School, Kyle DeRosier planned on taking only advanced placement classes. Now, as a senior, DeRosier has reflected …
Florence residents will finally get a chance to wet their whistles with Guinness and eat some Irish grub as the long-awaited the Irish Cowboy opens this weekend. The pub will open its doors starting …
Arizona & National Sports Coverage
Local sports

White Sox take on the Diamondbacks in first of 3-game series

The Chicago White Sox start a three-game series at home against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

Verlander takes shutout into 9th as Astros top skidding Mariners 5-1 in key AL West matchup

SEATTLE (AP) — Justin Verlander took a two-hit shutout into the ninth inning and the Houston Astros created some cushion in the American League playoff chase with a 5-1 win over the skidding …

Confident Cardinals suddenly look like a solid football team in Jonathan Gannon's first season

The Arizona Cardinals were a plucky, interesting football team in two narrow losses to open Jonathan Gannon’s first year as head coach. One week later, they’re still plucky and interesting. …
National sports

Brewers clinch 3rd NL Central title in 6 seasons despite loss to Cardinals and with help from Braves

The Milwaukee Brewers clinched the NL Central title for the third time in six seasons Tuesday night, despite a 4-1 loss to the last-place St. Louis Cardinals and with the help of a come-from-behind …

Brooks Robinson, Orioles third baseman with 16 Gold Gloves, has died. He was 86

Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson, whose deft glovework and folksy manner made him one of the most beloved and accomplished athletes in Baltimore history, has died. He was 86. The Orioles …

Magic Johnson has declined multiple NBA ownership chances. The New York Knicks would interest him

Magic Johnson’s love for his Los Angeles Lakers has kept him from considering ownership of any other NBA team. The New York Knicks would be the one franchise that could make him rethink that. …

Phillies' injured first baseman Rhys Hoskins remains a long shot to make postseason roster

Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins remained a long shot to make the postseason roster as he recovers from a torn ACL in his left knee. Hoskins is hitting home runs in batting practice and up to …

Spain routs Switzerland in front of record crowd in first home match since Women's World Cup title

Spain’s women’s team has received the support of a record crowd in its first home match since winning the World Cup title. A crowd of 14,194 saw Spain rout Switzerland 5-0 in the Nations League. …
Most recent

A Mexican mother bravely shielded her son after a bear leapt on a picnic table and devoured the tacos and enchiladas meant for the boy's birthday dinner, inches from his face. Silvia Macías of …

Among the first families to return to the burn zone in Lahaina is that of Leola Vierra, who spent nearly 50 years living in a home she designed before it burned down Aug. 8 in the deadliest U.S. …
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — During his momentous U.S. Senate campaign against Stephen A. Douglas, Abraham Lincoln sat for a photograph after politicking in western Illinois and presented one of the …
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean judge on Wednesday denied an arrest warrant for the country’s opposition leader on broad corruption allegations, saying there wasn't a clear risk that he …
NEW YORK (AP) — A suspended New York City police officer who had been accused -- then later cleared -- of spying for China is fighting to be reinstated, but the department wants him fired for …
Hyperlocal News Just For You
Valley business

Goodyear dealership launches scholarship fund for Agua Fria seniors

Yates Buick GMC announces the launch of the Mike Yates Scholarship Fund, a tribute to the late Mike Yates, the founder of the Goodyear dealership.

Vote for military hero to win A/C unit from Glendale business

For the eighth consecutive year, Forrest Anderson Plumbing and Air Conditioning, a Glendale-based, family-owned business serving Phoenix metro since 1961, will honor men and women who served or are currently serving in the military.

Clean Energy Week: New APS solar plant outside Phoenix in service

In celebration of National Clean Energy Week (Sept. 25-29), APS is making progress on the path to powering homes and businesses with electricity that is 100% clean and carbon-free.

Surprise picked for industrial building

Evergreen Devco, Inc., a retail, multifamily and industrial development company, announced the groundbreaking of its first-ever industrial development in Arizona.


New grant helps St. Mary’s Food Bank rescue food from local grocers

St. Mary’s Food Bank announced a $358,000 grant from Walmart Foundation and Feeding America.

Glendale nonprofit helps fund free mammograms year-round

A Glendale-based nonprofit helps fund free mammograms for uninsured and underinsured women all year thanks to support from corporations and individual donors.

Peoria North Rotary Club to host fashion show fundraiser

  NEIGHBORS Peoria North Rotary Club to host fashion show fundraiser Special to Independent Newsmedia The Peoria North Rotary Club will host its second annual Fashion Show …

Arizona Girl Scouts celebrate various Latino cultures in Phoenix

More than 150 girls of all ages and backgrounds and their families gathered at the Bob & Renee Parsons Leadership Center for Girls and Women at Camp South Mountain for Celebrating Mi Cultura.

Things to do

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation debuts programming calendar at Taliesin West

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is reinvigorating the famed architect’s winter home in Scottsdale, Taliesin West, with an array of new daily tours, diverse cultural events and youth and …

Scottsdale Arts announces 2023–24 classical and chamber concerts

Scottsdale Arts has announced the classical and chamber concerts that will be part of the 2023–24 season, its 46th season of Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel and new collaborations …

Highland High theatre wins rights to put on Disney's Frozen: The Broadway Musical

Highland High School will present the first high school production of “Disney’s Frozen: The Broadway Musical” in the state of Arizona as part of the nationwide competition …

Agritopia Farm to show off its event spaces

Agritopia Farm and Conceptually Social are inviting the public to come on site Oct. 8 and learn about event spaces and options for their next event.   Brides, event planners and anyone …

Thank You For Supporting Local Journalism
Obituaries & Memorials

Mary June Mitchell-Kubiak

Mary j Mitchell Kubiak, 81 of Lower Burrell Pa. was called home to the Lord after a long struggle with dementia September 14th at her home in Apache Junction Arizona. Viewing and memorial will be …

Sue Brooks

Sue Brooks of Sun City, AZ - 3/24/39 – 7/14/23. Contact Leonard Wiest, 10302 W. Mountain View Rd. Sun City, AZ 85351. 425-252-7063

Earl J. Black

Earl passed peacefully at home with family. He was born the eldest of 5 children in Limington Maine where he grew up and graduated High School. He married Rita Gerrish July 3, 1952, and was married …

Dr. Donald Eugene Bortz

Dr. Donald Eugene Bortz born October 2,1946 in Valparaiso, IN to Wayne/Pauline Bortz, lived in Wanatah, IN. It was Harlan Knosher and a basketball scholarship that brought Don to Knox College …

Phillips C. Hall

PHILLIPS HALL (OL' PHIL) 1931-2023 Ol' Phil never met a stranger. His contagious personality endeared him to people all over the world. He engaged with strangers every day and loved …
The Latest News Around The Globe

Sean McManus will retire in April after 27 years leading CBS Sports; David Berson named successor

CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus has known for over a year when he planned to retire and who would be his successor. On Tuesday, it was made official. McManus will retire in April after 27 years in …

Las Vegas hospitality workers could go on strike as union holds authorization vote

Tens of thousands of hospitality workers in Las Vegas are set to vote on whether to authorize a strike that could disrupt dozens of resorts. The Culinary Workers Union says it expects to release …

Anti-abortion groups demand liberal Wisconsin prosecutors charge abortion providers despite ruling

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A coalition of anti-abortion organizations on Tuesday demanded that prosecutors in Wisconsin's two largest counties bring charges against abortion providers who have resumed …

Chase UK will soon bar its customers from making crypto transactions due to an uptick in scams

NEW YORK (AP) — Chase UK, JP Morgan's British digital bank, says it will bar customers from making cryptocurrency transactions starting next month — citing an uptick in scams and fraud. From …

Target to close 9 stores including 3 in San Francisco, citing theft that threatens workers, shoppers

Target said it's closing nine stores in four states, including one in East Harlem, New York and three in San Francisco, saying that theft and organized retail crime have threatened the safety of its …

Brazil’s Amazon rainforest faces a severe drought that may affect around 500,000 people

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Amazon rainforest in Brazil is facing a severe drought that may affect around 500,000 people by the end of the year, authorities said Tuesday. Many are already …

UN summit of world leaders, by the numbers: The longest speech, the language that dominated and more

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nearly all the world's on stage, and all the men and but 20 women merely players. That's what a less-inspired Shakespeare might have written about this year's U.N. General …

Many powerful leaders skipped the UN this year. That created space for emerging voices to rise

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Togo's foreign minister wasn't having any of it. He talked of an accelerating “African awakening,” of a resolve to “fight our own battles,” of a refusal to be banished …

Brazil slows Amazon deforestation, but in Chico Mendes' homeland, it risks being too late

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Luzineide Marques da Silva knows the location of each of the 748 rubber trees scattered in her area of the Brazilian Amazon, where she and her family hold rights to tap the …

As mental health worsens among Afghanistan's women, the UN is asked to declare 'gender apartheid'

The U.N.’s most powerful body must support governments seeking to legally declare the intensifying crackdown by Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers on women and girls “gender apartheid,” the head of …
This image released by the Metropolitan Opera shows Ryan McKinny as Joseph De Rocher, foreground left, Joyce DiDonato as Sister Helen Prejean, foreground center, and Raymond Aceto as George Benton in Jake Heggie's "Dead Man Walking" on Sept. 15, in New York. (Karen Almond/Met Opera via AP)

Sister Helen Prejean's 'Dead Man Walking' arrives at Met in Jake Heggie's operatic version

NEW YORK (AP) — Sister Helen Prejean remembered when she first spoke with Jake Heggie about adapting her book “Dead Man Walking.” “I don’t know boo-scat about opera,” she told him. …
FILE - Actor Fay Bainter, right, appears with actor Hattie McDaniel the night McDaniel won best supporting actress for her role in the 1939 film “Gone With the Wind” in Los Angeles on Feb. 29, 1940. McDaniel received a plaque, not an Oscar statuette, as was the custom for supporting actor winners of that era. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has created a replacement of McDaniel's Academy Award plaque that it is gifting to Howard University. (AP Photo, File)

Film academy gifts a replacement of Hattie McDaniel's historic Oscar to Howard University

NEW YORK (AP) — Hattie McDaniel's best supporting actress Oscar in 1939 for “Gone With the Wind” is one of the most important moments in Academy Award history. McDaniel was the first …
FILE - Gary Sinise attends the LA premiere of "I Still Believe," at ArcLight Hollywood, Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Los Angeles. Sinise will receive an honorary AARP Award for his work through his foundation that supports initiatives toward military members. The organization announced Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023, that Sinise will receive the honorary AARP Purpose Prize award during a ceremony on Oct. 25. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Gary Sinise to receive honorary AARP Purpose Prize Award

Gary Sinise will receive an honorary AARP Award for his work through his foundation that supports military members and first responders. The organization announced Tuesday that Sinise will receive …
FILE - Colombian performer Shakira arrives at court in Madrid, Spain, March 27, 2019. Spanish prosecutors have charged pop star Shakira with failing to pay 6 million euros ($6.36 million) in tax on her 2018 income, authorities said Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023, in Spain’s latest fiscal allegations against the Colombian singer. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)

Spain charges pop singer Shakira with tax evasion for a second time and demands more than $7 million

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish prosecutors have charged pop star Shakira with failing to pay 6.7 million euros ($7.1 million) in tax on her 2018 income, authorities said Tuesday, in Spain’s …
FILE - Cassidy Hutchinson, former aide to Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, testifies as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol holds a hearing at the Capitol in Washington, June 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

New book alleges Trump's ex-chief of staff's suits smelled 'like a bonfire' from burning papers

NEW YORK (AP) — A former aide in Donald Trump’s White House says chief of staff Mark Meadows burned papers so often after the 2020 election that it left his office smoky and even prompted his …