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VALLEY OF THE SUN
50th Anniversary Vietnam Veterans Commemoration 'Pinning Event' March 21

The public, all veterans and family members and friends of Vietnam War veterans are invited to attend and participate in a 50th Anniversary Vietnam Veterans Commemoration "Pinning Event." It starts …

Rotary Foundation fundraiser March 21 at Barleens in Apache Junction

Local news

Maricopa County approves polling locations for upcoming election

To reduce wait times and improve the voter experience, the Maricopa County Elections Department is more than tripling the number of voting locations for the March 17 Democratic Presidential …

Ducey budget provides $2M allocation toward Arizona arts

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has included a $2 million General Fund allocation in his $12.3 billion executive budget for the Arizona Commission on the Arts to provide grants and other support to …

Plan on Superstition Freeway restrictions Feb. 2-6, ADOT says

Improvement projects will require closures and other restrictions along Phoenix-area freeways this weekend (Jan. 31-Feb. 3), according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Drivers should …

Citizens band together pursuing November ballot for American Dream Act measure

Phoenix-area residents are banding together to gather signatures in an effort to place a citizen-driven initiative on the November 2020 ballot seeking relief of property taxes levied against …

Loop 101 Price Freeway closures, restrictions slated Jan. 24-28

The northbound Price Freeway on-ramp at Ray Road and off-ramp at Warner Road will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, to 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27. Drivers on the Loop 101 Price Freeway in …
OPINION

This is a quote from Noah Ehlert, and the inspiration for his Discover Your Path tour, a cross country bike trip from California to Florida to raise awareness of the issues faced by youth in foster …

Under current U.S. law, when criminal organizations want to hide their money laundering and financing activities from law enforcement officials, they have the means to do so. The result is the …
I’m a senior who loves to travel. And my Medicare Advantage healthcare plan gives me the confidence to know I can see a doctor or fill prescriptions no matter where I go in the U.S. All of …
Education

Dr. Lori Berquam selected Mesa Community College interim president

Dr. Steven Gonzales, Maricopa County Community College District interim chancellor, recently named Dr. Lori Berquam, Mesa Community College executive vice president, as MCC interim president. She …

Home Depot donates paint, soil, other items to Frances Brandon Pickett Elementary

Miscellaneous items valued at $500 were recently donated by Home Depot to Frances Brandon Pickett Elementary School, 22076 E. Village Loop Road South in Queen Creek. The donation was approved by …

Election Tuesday: Queen Creek, Higley school districts seek budget overrides

Voters within the Queen Creek and Higley unified school district boundaries will decide Nov. 5 if they can continue maintenance and operations 15% budget overrides. HUSD is also asking to modify a list of previously approved capital projects.

Supervisors to consider agreement with Queen Creek Unified School District

An intergovernmental agreement with Queen Creek Unified School District is to be discussed at the Oct. 23 meeting of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. in the  Supervisors' Auditorium, 205 W. Jefferson in Phoenix.
Business

On Sunday, Feb. 16, Bright Now! Dental of Mesa will provide free dental services for low-income, underinsured individuals. The event is 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at its office at 1762 S. Greenfield, Suites …

Baker Brothers Flooring is leasing 6,000 square feet at Monte Vista Village Center Shops in Mesa, Weingarten Realty recently announced. Senior Leasing Director Brooke J. Harvey with Weingarten …
Construction will begin soon on a new 23-acre development of large aircraft hangars with manufacturing space and ancillary offices at Mesa’s Falcon Field Airport. The development will offer …
The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce is hosting its inaugural Business & Community Excellent Awards. The best businesses and citizens of greater Florence will be honored that …
Entertainment
The 53rd annual North Dakota Picnic at Red Mountain Park in Mesa will feature polka and oldies music, classic cars on display, and a variety of vendor booths.

North Dakota Community Foundation hosts ND picnic March 1 in Mesa

The North Dakota Community Foundation will be hosting the 53rd annual North Dakota Picnic at Red Mountain Park in Mesa on Sunday, …
The Sonoran Desert Chorale are to perform in concerts featuring works by Gabriel Fauré.

Sonoran Desert Chorale concert Feb. 29 in Mesa

Under the direction of Artistic Director Dr. Carric Smolnik, the Sonoran Desert Chorale is performing a concert featuring works by …
Each pre-lit prop, LED light strand and display at Lights at the Farm at Vertuccio Farm were strategically and methodically placed, according to a release.

Synchronized light show at Vertuccio Farm Nov. 22-Jan. 10

Lights at the Farm will be back at Vertuccio Farm Nov. 22-Jan. 10, 2020. The walk-through synchronized light show has added some …
Funding for all of the phases of Eastmark Great Park is through the Eastmark Community Facilities District.

Grand opening celebration Nov. 9 for Eastmark Great Park Phase III

A ribbon-cutting ceremony and numerous free activities will take place 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 to celebrate the opening of the third …

Review: Eddie Murphy shines in vulgar, heartfelt 'Dolemite'

Review: Eddie Murphy shines in vulgar, heartfelt 'Dolemite' By LINDSEY BAHR , Associated Press For the amount of cursing, …
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