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NEWS ACROSS THE VALLEY
Valley and State

Water restoration expected soon for 500 Golden Valley homes

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — Water restoration is expected this week for residents of some 500 homes in the unincorporated community of Golden Valley in northwestern Arizona that have been without water …

Police: Woman kills her 2 kids with meat cleaver in Arizona

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A woman threatened to stab her husband over an argument about money to move to Japan before she allegedly killed their two children with a meat cleaver in a suburban Phoenix …

Arizona reports 482 new COVID-19 cases with 7 more deaths

PHOENIX (AP) — Health officials in Arizona on Sunday reported 482 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and seven new deaths amid growing vaccination rates. The state Department of Health Services said …

Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb launching a streaming network

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona sheriff is launching his own streaming network featuring sheriff’s departments from across the country. Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb said this is a passion project …

Navajo Nation reports 15 new COVID-19 cases and 1 more death

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation has reported 15 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and one additional death. Tribal health officials said the latest figures released Saturday evening …
First responders
A man claiming to have a bomb at a Queen Creek Walmart was shot by Sheriff's deputies last night.   According to the Maricopa County Sheriff;s Office, yesterday at about 7:30 p.m., …
When the City of Surprise selected Peoria Deputy Police Chief Benny Piña to serve as the neighboring city’s next police chief, well, some were surprised. But more than that, they are …
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took the following reports of crime in the Florence area April May 6-13: Theft of property reported as 7:58 a.m. May 7 in the 1300 block of South Main …
Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices

Fairall: May highlights plight of seniors

May is Older Americans Month. This elder awareness protection program was started in 1963 by President John Kennedy and was originally known as Senior Citizens Month. The 2021 theme of Older …
John L. Smallwood

Smallwood: Key factors to know about the greatest disruptor of wealth

Paying taxes isn’t a favorite pastime of most Americans. And in retirement, paying higher taxes can be an unwelcome surprise when the financial plan did not account for them.
Carol Gaxiola

Gaxiola: We have an opportunity to save lives, protect our communities

My 14-year-old daughter, Jasmine, was taken by gun violence nearly 20 years ago. Her murder still haunts me, and I have done everything I could since then to see that no one else experiences a similar loss.
Dr. Barry Goodfield

Goodfield: Our treatment offers hope, healing to those with PTSD

I founded the Goodfield Institute LLC in the USA and The Netherlands and am also founder and CEO of Operation New Outlook, a nonprofit organization that works for and with veterans, first responders and their families to enhance their quality of life by treating post-traumatic stress.

Maricopa County Chairman Sellers: Senate’s allegations ‘dangerous,’ ‘lies’

Yesterday, I received a letter from the Senate President asking that members of the board and other Maricopa County subject matter experts come to a meeting and resolve “three serious …
More sports

NHL Expanded Scoring Leaders

Through Monday, May 17, 2021

NHL Scoring Leaders

Through Monday, May 17, 2021

Goaltenders Goals Against Record

THROUGH MAY 16

USL Championship Glance

All Times EDT
Nation

LeBron vs. Steph: A play-in game will be a superstar tussle

LeBron vs. Steph. Oh, what a way to get into NBA playoff mode. The matchups for the NBA’s new play-in tournament are set. It starts Tuesday night with the Eastern Conference: No. 10 Charlotte …

Asian stocks mixed after Taiwan, Singapore anti-virus curbs

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Monday after Taiwan and Singapore tightened anti-coronavirus restrictions and Wall Street turned in its biggest weekly decline in three …

Fairness issues loom over trial in Iowa student's slaying

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The Mexican national facing trial Monday for the fatal stabbing of a University of Iowa student has been portrayed by former President Donald Trump as a criminal who …

Police: Missing Texas tiger has been found safe, healthy

HOUSTON (AP) — A tiger that frightened residents after it was last seen briefly wandering around a Houston neighborhood has been found after a nearly week-long search and appears to be unharmed, …

Crews battle Los Angeles wildfire that forced evacuations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A smoky wildfire churning through a Los Angeles canyon community gained strength Sunday as about a thousand residents remained under evacuation orders, authorities …
World

China urges US to play constructive role in Gaza diplomacy

BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday renewed calls for the U.S. to play a constructive role in ending the conflict in Gaza and stop blocking efforts at the United Nations to demand an end to the …

Eurovision Song Contest returns despite coronavirus pandemic

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Pounding beats? Check. Uplifting lyrics? Check. Huge, backlit white wings? Check. After last year's Eurovision Song Contest was canceled amid the global COVID-19 …

Sanofi-GSK reports success in virus vaccine, after setback

PARIS (AP) — Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline’s potential COVID-19 vaccine triggered strong immune responses in all adult age groups in preliminary trials after an earlier setback, boosting optimism …

Dogged by Mideast crisis, Blinken visits Denmark

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Denmark for talks on climate change, Arctic policy and Russia as calls grow for the Biden administration to take a tougher …

India braces for powerful cyclone amid deadly virus surge

NEW DELHI (AP) — A powerful cyclone roaring in the Arabian Sea was moving toward India's western coast on Monday as authorities tried to evacuate hundreds of thousands of people and suspended …
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Business

Downtown stores, businesses await their customers' return

NEW YORK (AP) — In many downtown areas where companies closed their offices and commuting ground to a halt, sandwich shops, bakeries and other small businesses are waiting with guarded optimism for …

About 88% of children qualify for monthly payments in July

The Treasury Department said Monday that 39 million families are set to receive monthly child payments beginning on July 15. The payments are part of President Joe Biden's , which expanded the …

Study: Hope for US boost pushes global luxury goods recovery

MILAN (AP) — Luxury brands are already cashing in on promises of a 21st-century version of the “Roaring '20s” in the United States, where hefty stimulus packages and an advanced vaccine …

Indonesia's Gojek, Tokopedia to merge as GoTo Group

SINGAPORE (AP) — Indonesian ride hailing company Gojek and e-commerce firm Tokopedia said Monday that they are merging to form the GoTo Group. The companies said the deal was Indonesia's biggest …

Neighbors

Occupational therapy assistants use creative treatment including hippotherapy

Occupational therapy assistants play an important role in helping people with challenges and disabilities participate in everyday life activities. They are not confined to an office or desk for …

Meet Your Neighbor: Michelle Edwards, Arches Academy founder

Name: Michelle Edwards, founder and principal of Arches Academy, 1150 W. Superstition Blvd. in Apache Junction. Town/Neighborhood: Apache Junction When/Why I moved here: We originally moved …

Mesa resident Erin Connors graduates from Minnesota State University

Minnesota State University, Mankato, celebrated its 2021 spring semester student commencement by providing graduates “commencement-in-a-box” packages and personalized photo opportunities …

Maricopa Community Colleges honor MCC emerging artists

Eight Mesa Community College students recently received honors in Artists of Promise, a competition hosted by the Maricopa County Community Artists of Promise College District to highlight student …

Things to do

Salt River Tubing’s 41st anniversary ‘Rocking Rodeo Roundup’ May 15

Join Salt River Tubing at its 41st Anniversary Rocking Rodeo Roundup celebration on Saturday. Salt River Tubing’s hoedown is 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. May 15 with a cost of $19 plus tax and fees per …

West Valley Arts Council helps to unify community

Just over year ago, the West Valley Arts Council was missing something.

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum has summer exhibitions

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, 1 E. Main St., has four new summer exhibitions. They are: Passage, a collaborative site-specific installation of more than 7,000 unfired clay beads, each bead …

Western musical comedy opens at Fountain Hills Theater

The Ballad of Buzzard Basin, a brand-new, old-time cowboy musical that celebrates the essence, and yes, dag-nab-it, the quintessence of the old, old, old west, will be opening at Fountain Hills …

Entertainment
FILE - Poet Carl Phillips appears at the 26th Annual Literary Awards Festival in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sept. 28, 2016. On Monday, Poets & Writers announced that the 61-year-old Phillips has won the Jackson Prize, a $75,000 honor for a body of work which displays “exceptional talent. Phillips’ 15 books of poetry include “Wild Is the Wind,” “Pale Colors In a Tall Field” and “In the Blood.” (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP, File)

Poet Carl Phillips wins $75,000 Jackson Prize

NEW YORK (AP) — Poet Carl Phillips has received a $75,000 honor for a body of work which displays “exceptional talent.” On Monday, Poets & Writers announced that the 61-year-old Phillips has …
The building housing the offices of The Associated Press and other media in Gaza City collapses after it was hit by an Israeli airstrike Saturday, May 15, 2021. The attack came roughly an hour after the Israeli military warned people to evacuate the building, which also housed Al-Jazeera and a number of offices and apartments. There was no immediate explanation for why the building was targeted. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

Blinken hasn't seen any evidence on AP Gaza building strike

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Monday he hasn't yet seen any evidence supporting Israel's claim that Hamas operated in a Gaza building housing The Associated Press and …

Philip Roth biography, pulled last month, has new publisher

NEW YORK (AP) — A long-awaited book about Philip Roth that was pulled last month amid allegations of sexual assault and harassment against biographer Blake Bailey has a new publisher. Skyhorse …
Shrimp Coctail Gazpacho [Lynda Balslev for Tastefood]

It’s ok to slurp your vegetables

When spring and summer bring warm days, I keep our meals light and garden-fresh with a minimum of cooking. Cold soups, abundant salads, tapas and antipasti are elevated to dinner course level, …

Andrea Meza of Mexico crowned 69th Miss Universe

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Andrea Meza of Mexico has been crowned Miss Universe. Meza, who has a software engineering degree, beat out out Miss Brazil at the end of the night, screaming Sunday when …