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Juntos Project brings Latinx voices to the MCC virtual mainstage in July

Mesa Community College and Arizona theatre company Teatro Bravo partner in the Juntos Project to present the world premiere of “Three’s A Party,” written by Justin Santory and …
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Loop 202 Red Mountain, Santan freeway lane closures next week

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead for weeknight travel delays on eastbound Loop 202 while alternating lane closures are in place for pavement …
COVID-19

COVID-19 vaccination rates low among young people in U.S., Arizona

President Joe Biden’s goal of having 70% of Americans vaccinated against COVID-19 by July 4 is proving to be a tall order for several states, including Arizona.
Business

Vo Signature Spa celebrates new location in Tempe

Vo Signature Spa, one of Arizona’s top minority and woman-owned medical spas, has moved and expanded from its original 100-square-foot space in Chandler to a brand-new 1,200-square-foot location in Tempe.
Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University Baseball wins WAC title eyes NCAA tourney run

Grand Canyon University won its first WAC conference tournament title last Saturday and looks to make noise in the NCAA Tournament as they face the No. 5 seeded Arizona Wildcats. It was not an …
News

Westbound US60 Superstition Freeway ramp to eastbound I-10 closed beginning June 4

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead for closures on westbound U.S. Highway 60 Superstition Freeway from 9 p.m. Friday, June 4, to 9 a.m. Saturday, June 5, for …
Business
Columbia care announces grand opening of cannabist, a new retail experience in Tempe

Columbia Care Inc., one of the largest and most experienced cultivators, manufacturers and providers of medical and adult-use cannabis products in the U.S., announced the opening of its new retail brand, Cannabist, in Tempe.

Mesa health care business first to use new criminal background checking software

Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort reopens following landmark transformation

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Robyn Jaynes

Jaynes: Funding for animal shelter in East Valley ‘a huge win’

Our biggest news this month is that the Board of Supervisors has approved funding and forward movement on building a new East Valley shelter. This is a huge win for the animals and animal lovers …
Teresa Murray

Murray: Getting off the hook of a predatory tow

Many Arizonans can relate to that sinking feeling in your stomach when you return to your parking spot, only to find your car is gone. Was it stolen? Did you forget where you parked? Or was it towed? …
Chris Udall

Udall: Let’s invest in system that keeps water flowing

When you are thirsty and hungry, you go to your refrigerator, fill a glass of water and clean your bowl of fruit under running water at your sink. But what if the water does not run to fill your …
Linda Curry

Curry: We need balanced policies for short-term rentals

About a year ago, my husband and I built an ADA-friendly guesthouse on our property with the expectation that we’ll eventually use it to look after our aging parents. In the meantime, …

Dr. Orris: COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting vital need for facts on personal safety measures

The COVID-19 pandemic has cast a bright light on the need to educate the public with facts to ensure that people can take the right measures to increase their chances of health and longevity. More …
Sports Coverage

Arizona takes 7-game slide into matchup with Los Angeles

Los Angeles Angels (30-32, fourth in the AL West) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (20-43, fifth in the NL West) Phoenix; Friday, 9:40 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Angels: Shohei Ohtani (2-1, 2.76 ERA, …
Money received through the tournament will be used by RMHCCNAZ to support the many families it serves throughout the valley.

Ronald Mcdonald House Charities Pro-Am golf tournament raises $350,000 to support families

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central and Northern Arizona, RMHCCNAZ, is celebrating historic success with its 7th Annual Ronald McDonald House Greater Phoenix Pro-Am presented by JFQ …
Liz Cambage (8) of the Las Vegas Aces and Brittney Griner (42) of the Mercury jump for the tip at the start of Wednesday's game Phoenix Suns Arena. The Aces beat the Mercury 85-79. [Photo by Michael Gonzales/NBAE via Getty Images]

Mercury hang tough against Aces in first game without Taurasi, but fall 85-79

In their first game of a month-long stretch without all-time great guard Diana Taurasi, the Mercury hung tough with one of the league’s best teams but ultimately fell 85-79 to the Las Vegas …
The Glendale golf team brought home the third-place trophy from the national tournament May 18-21 in Indiana.

GCC golfers place 3rd in national tournament

The Glendale Community College Gauchos golf team earned a third place finish at the NJCAA Div. II National Championships.
Valley Vista senior forward Demari Hackett forces a difficult fadeaway by Mountain Pointe senior point guard Jason Kimbrough during a March 11 6A basketball playoff first round game at Mountain Pointe High School in Ahwatukee.

Mountain Pointe proves too much for Valley Vista to slow

An unprecedented season came to a close for the Valley Vista Monsoon boys basketball team Thursday night, as it fell 73-56 to the Mountain Pointe Pride in the first round of the AIA 6A playoffs.
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