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Queen Creek Council recommends liquor license

A new restaurant received a recommendation from the Queen Creek Town Council for a state liquor license, which will now be forwarded to the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control. The …

As the world's diplomacy roils a few feet away, a little UN oasis offers a riverside pocket of peace

Inside, those who administer the world look for peace. Outside, on the wooded grounds of a place founded on the premise of ending conflict, sometimes they can find it. In the walled-off compound of …

A bombing at a checkpoint in Somalia killed at least 15 people, authorities say

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — An explosives-laden vehicle detonated Saturday at a security checkpoint in the central Somalia city of Beledweyne, killing at least 15 people and wounding 40 others, …
Valley & State

Officials promote reflective strips for Sun City West golf cars

A Sun City West organization continues to advocate for residents with a current plan to improve safety for drivers.

MAG names chief of staff, transportation officer

The Maricopa Association of Governments has named Audra Koester Thomas as its new chief of staff and John Bullen as the agency’s chief transportation officer. The two staff members will …

Sneak peak shows off perks at Chandler Scheels

Thursday evening's sneak peek gave about 40 people the chance to see what one of Arizona's biggest and newest retail stores looks like.  Located on the northwest corner of the main Chandler …

Glendale native serves aboard Navy warship in San Diego

Petty Officer 2nd Class Kapri Besser, a Glendale native, serves aboard a U.S. Navy warship operating out of San Diego, California.

TobyMac bringing 2024 tour to Glendale Desert Diamond Arena

TobyMac’s Hits Deep 2024 Tour will include a Glendale stop.

The booming trend of adventure tourism at popular destinations

In 2022, the adventure tourism market raked in $366.7 billion worldwide. By 2032, experts say it will scale Everest level heights — gaining more than 28% a year hit $4.6 trillion.

Glendale communications director earns national honor

The City-County Communications and Marketing Association presented its 2023 Communicator of the Year Award to Sue Breding, communications director from the city of Glendale.

Arrowhead Mall in Glendale to host job fair for upcoming holiday season

Arrowhead Towne Center in Glendale is hosting a hiring fair to meet holiday season demand.


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Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices & Encouraging Civility

Yankun: More issues with mail

On September 22, 2023 you printed an opinion from K. Clifford. Ms. Clifford questions where some of her mail has gone and wonders if more than theft from USPS employees is happening.

Clifford: Not happy with mail service

I get daily USPS scans of my mail. Was out of town a few days and reviewed the emails and noticed I didn’t get any of the mail scanned on September 11. I have a locked mailbox. In the past …
Amber Carfield

Carfield: Kitchen design trends for the end of 2023

As we head into the final stretch of 2023 many home design trends have come and gone. Luckily, home design trends never stop and as we head into fall a few trends are starting to take shape for the …
Ilana Lowery

Lowery: Arizona has opportunity to expand broadband internet everywhere

Arizona is home to the country’s most unserved and underserved community, according to Mike Conlow, director of network strategy at Cloudflare. The worst region, Cochise County, and other rural …

Richards: Values lacking in Arizona today

Since moving to Arizona, I have seen some very unusual things. I have seen money over safety, now money over integrity. My philosophy is driving is a privilege not a right. Owning a home is a …
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West Valley

The Maricopa County Elections Department hosted a veteran-led tour and roundtable Wednesday, ahead of the November jurisdictional elections. According to Ben Keiser, co-founder and chairman of …

Years before The Boyer Cafe, which recently opened in Sun City, Liz Boyer would pass that location near Boswell Boulevard and Bell Road and think what a great place for their cafe. “For …
The Deer Valley Unified School District is gearing up for its $325 million bond election that will be held Tuesday, Nov. 7.
The city of Surprise is reminding residents of upcoming road closures because of the Sun Health Foundation Annual 5K for Women’s Health near Surprise Stadium.
A Sun City West resident visited the southern border and will present to the community in an upcoming event.

A hands-on workshop is coming to Arcosanti, about 75 miles north of Phoenix.

Efforts led by Phoenix Rescue Mission helped rescue 303 unsheltered residents from the streets who were placed in housing or a suitable program this summer.
One of the Valley’s signature holiday events is coming back, and with big names in music to benefit a worthy cause.
Detectives are looking for a vehicle that struck and killed a woman early Friday morning near 91 st Avenue and Indian School Road, Phoenix police said. The collision occurred about 1:15 a.m. …
A Phoenix Police Department sting operation led to the arrest, conviction and sentencing of a 36-year-old man for child sex trafficking, the Maricopa County Attorney's Office announced. Adan …
East Valley

There were 55 business licenses issued in August 2023 in the city of Apache Junction. The following business licenses are listed by name — including doing business as or dba; city; contact …

The Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum is having an opening reception next month to celebrate its new exhibitions. The opening will be 7-10 p.m. Oct. 7 at the museum, 1 E. Main St. The fall …
Chandler’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer Niki Tapia has been recognized  for her work with the city by the Council for Latino Workplace Equity. The award was given earlier …
The Higley Unified School District approved more than $5,000 in travel vouchers for educators to attend conferences over the strong objections of one of the board members.   The board voted …
The Apache Junction Unified School District has begun an initiative aimed at combating underperforming state test results and elevating the educational outcomes of students in the district. As …
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Local sports

Historic NHL preseason game under way in Australia after solving apparent ice issues

The National Hockey League’s first preseason game in the Southern Hemisphere got underway after officials apparently solved some issues with the quality of the ice at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, …

Judge hits 3 homers for 2nd time in a month as the Yankees slow down the Diamondbacks, 7-1

Aaron Judge became the first player in Yankees history with two three-homer games in one season, and New York cruised to a 7-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Arizona’s five-game winning …

Judge hits 3 home runs, becomes first Yankees player to do it twice in one season

Aaron Judge became the first New York Yankees player to hit three home runs in a game twice in one season when he connected in the seventh inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Judge hit a …
National sports

Team World sweeps opening three matches against Team Europe at Laver Cup

Felix Auger-Aliassime defeated Gael Monfils 6-4, 6-3, helping Team World win the first three singles matches of the Laver Cup international tournament. Ben Shelton and Francisco Cerundolo also …

Europe stays close after splitting foursome matches against United States in Solheim Cup

Swedish rookies Maja Stark and Linn Grant have kept it close for Europe at the Solheim Cup by making crucial birdie putts on their final two holes to help the hosts split the morning foursome matches …

Ludvig Åberg dealing with lofty expectations as Europe's widely admired Ryder Cup rookie

Ludvig Åberg is the world’s most talked-about young golfer and is about to play in his first Ryder Cup less than four months after the 23-year-old Swede turned pro. It’s not just his long and …

Twins clinch AL Central for 3rd division title in 5 years; postseason losing streak up next

The Minnesota Twins have the AL Central title in hand. Now they can get back to the unfinished business of trying to stop that record 18-game postseason losing streak. They clinched their third …

Wings to visit Aces Sunday

The Dallas Wings will take on the Las Vegas Aces. The teams meet for the fifth time this season. Las Vegas is 18-2 against the Western Conference, and Dallas is 11-9 against conference opponents.
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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 …

It probably wasn’t how President Joe Biden envisioned his big foreign policy week ending. Biden spent much of the time trying to convey to world leaders, Democratic donors and voters that his …
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced several support measures for Ukraine, including military, economic and humanitarian assistance, while also pledging an additional show of …
A growing number of states are offering dental care to low-income adults who once had to rely on charity or the emergency room to treat their tooth problems. From Tennessee to Maine, lawmakers have …
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine on Saturday morning launched another missile attack on Sevastopol in occupied Crimea, a Russian-installed official said, a day after an attack on the headquarters of …
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Valley business

Chandler Council approves adjustment to Intel agreement

This week, the Chandler City Council approved some changes to a major contract. The city may pick up 20% of the cost of infrastructure at or near Intel’s expanding Ocotillo facility, with state …

Landmark Camelback Corridor buildings in Phoenix sell for $72.1M

Office buildings at the corner of 32nd Street and Camelback Road, in the heart of the Camelback Corridor, sold for $72.1 million.

Tempe business owner wins national floral artistry event

Renee Potter, owner of Fred's Flowers in Tempe, has been recognized for her floral designs at a national competition. Potter, who lives in Ahwatukee, won the Mid America Invitational Cup at an …

Stream Realty office adds to Phoenix leasing team

Stream Realty Partners has recruited a four-broker office leasing team with decades of combined commercial real estate experience.


Gilbert chief digital officer finds dream job in hometown

Dana Berchman is the chief digital officer in Gilbert, where she manages all internal and external communications, public relations, marketing and digital government initiatives, government innovation, and open data and storytelling efforts.

Stand Up for Veterans coming to Glendale to aid those who served

The 10th annual Stand Up for Veterans event will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 at Arizona Christian University, 1 W. Firestorm Way, in Glendale.

‘Project Connect’ event in Avondale to offer services, resources for unsheltered

Unsheltered individuals living on the streets in and around Avondale and those on the verge of homelessness will have access to services and resources during an upcoming event.

Duet, a Phoenix nonprofit serving older adults, earns Congressional honor

Duet: Partners In Health & Aging earned a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Arizona’s 8th Congressional District.

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Billie Holiday musical opens Phoenix Theatre Company’s new season

The Phoenix Theatre Company’s 104th season is underway with a tour-de-force portrait of iconic jazz songstress Billie Holiday.

Dandy Warhols to open new fall tour in Tempe

The Dandy Warhols will kick off a fall tour in Tempe in support of their upcoming new album.

Glendale Chamber to host military appreciation ceremony

The Glendale Chamber of Commerce’s Military & Veterans Affairs Committee will recognize service men and women, and their family members, in an upcoming event.

Peoria event will display classic British cars, cycles ‘on the green’

The Arizona MG Club, in partnership with the city of Peoria’s Arts and Culture Department, will host the sixth presentation of the British Wheels on the Green charity car show.

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Obituaries & Memorials

Edith F Bahls

3/31/28 – 7/31/23 Edith is preceded in death by her husband of almost 74 years, William H. Bahls in 2019. She is survived by two sons, Daryl and Dale, a daughter Dawn Walters; three …

Robert E Heath II

Sun City, AZ - Robert E. Heath II, known affectionately as Bob, peacefully passed away at Hospice of the Valley on April 8th, 2023. He was born in Auburn, New York, on October 14, 1942, the eldest …

Herbert Marshall Carl

Herbert Marshall Carl, age 77, died peacefully in Sun City West, AZ on 9/18/23 with his wife and 3 children by his side. Herb was born in Milwaukee, WI on 4/13/46, to parents Leonard and Norma. He …

Wayne R. Roades

At this second anniversary of the passing of Wayne Roades, we recall him fondly. Wayne was ready to help when asked. He performed small repairs, trips to and from the airport, grocery shopping, …

Marcia Dasenbrock

Marcia Dasenbrock passed away unexpectedly at her home in Apache Junction, Ariz., on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023. She was 68 years old. She was born July 11, 1955, to Jerry and Barbara Pfeiffer in …
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Meet Lachlan Murdoch, soon to be the new power behind Fox News and the Murdoch empire

For Lachlan Murdoch, this moment has been a long time coming. Assuming, of course, that his moment has actually arrived. On Thursday, his father Rupert Murdoch announced that in November he'll …

Britain uses UN speech to show that it wants to be a leader on how the world handles AI

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Britain pitched itself to the world Friday as a ready leader in shaping an international response to the rise of artificial intelligence, with Deputy Prime Minister Oliver …

Biologists in slow and steady race to help North America's largest and rarest tortoise species

ENGLE, N.M. (AP) — While the average lifespan of North America's largest and most rare tortoise species is unknown, biologists have said it could span upward of a century. So saving the …

Judge peppers lawyers in prelude to trial of New York's business fraud lawsuit against Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge peppered Donald Trump's lawyers with questions Friday — sometimes admonishing them — as they tried to persuade the court to throw out a civil lawsuit brought by …

Hollis Watkins, who was jailed multiple times for challenging segregation in Mississippi, dies at 82

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Hollis Watkins, who started challenging segregation and racial oppression in his native Mississippi when he was a teenager and toiled alongside civil rights icons including …

Pope Francis insists Europe doesn't have a migrant emergency and challenges countries to open ports

Pope Francis is challenging French President Emmanuel Macron and other European leaders to open their ports to people fleeing hardship and poverty. He insisted on Saturday that Europe doesn't face a …

Pakistan's prime minister says manipulation of coming elections by military is 'absolutely absurd'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Pakistan’s interim prime minister said he expects parliamentary elections to take place in the new year, dismissing the possibility that the country’s powerful military …

Chinese government sentences famed Uyghur scholar to life in prison, foundation says

BEIJING (AP) — A prominent Uyghur scholar specializing in the study of her people’s folklore and traditions has been sentenced to life in prison, according to a U.S.-based foundation that works …

India-Canada tensions shine light on complexities of Sikh activism in the diaspora

The shocking allegation that India may have been behind the assassination of a Sikh separatist leader in Canada is shining the light on various layers of activism as well as diverse views on a …

With temporary status for Venezuelans, the Biden administration turns to a familiar tool

The Biden administration's grant of temporary legal status to nearly 500,000 Venezuelans already in the United States may complicate its messaging abroad. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro …
This image released by Opera Philadelphia shows Baritone Will Liverman as Dr. Josiah Blackwell, left, soprano Kiera Duffy as Nellie, center, and soprano Lauren Pearl as Nurse/Matron during a rehearsal of Rene Orth’s “10 Days in a Madhouse” at Opera Philadelphia. (Opera Philadelphia/Dominic M. Mercier)

`10 Days in a Madhouse' opera premieres in Philadelphia, celebrating women's voices

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kiera Duffy is disturbed by “10 Days in a Madhouse” as much as an 1887 public was outraged by the squalid surroundings exposed by trailblazing reporter Nellie Bly. …
Polish director Agnieszka Holland poses with the 'Special Jury Prize' award for 'Zielona Granica' after the closing ceremony for the 80th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023. (Gian Mattia D'Alberto/LaPresse via AP)

Director of migration drama denounced by right-wing leaders as film opens in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Right-wing Polish leaders amplified their denunciations of a new feature film by director Agnieszka Holland before its scheduled premiere in the country Friday, accusing the …
FILE - Suga, a member of South Korean K-pop band BTS, poses for photographers ahead of a press conference to introduce their new single "Butter" in Seoul, South Korea on May 21, 2021. Suga, a member of K-pop supergroup BTS, began fulfilling his mandatory military duty Friday, Sept. 22, 2023, as a social service agent, an alternative form of military service in the country. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

BTS member Suga begins alternative military service in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Suga, a member of K-pop supergroup BTS, began fulfilling his mandatory military duty Friday as a social service agent, an alternative form of military service in the …
FILE - Author Truman Capote, shown in his apartment on July, 23, 1980. Capote's unfinished work “Another Day In Paradise,” was published for the first time this week, in The Strand Quarterly. (AP Photo/Nancy Kaye, File)

A rare Truman Capote story from the early 1950s is being published for the first time

This week, a Truman Capote story from early in his career will be published for the first time. “Another Day in Paradise” was written while Capote was living in Sicily in the 1950s. “Another …
This cover image released by Kemosabe/RCA shows "Scarlet" by Doja Cat. (Kemosabe/RCA via AP)

Music Review: On ‘Scarlet,’ Doja Cat’s demons demand attention — as if it was possible to look away

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before Doja Cat, the adventurous and often absurdist rap phenomenon born from internet celebrity, released her stellar fourth full-length album, the take-no-prisoners …