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Living with autism made college extra challenging for Ignazio Macaluso, 22. To help others like him, he developed a program that provides peer support for Arizona State University engineering students on the autism spectrum.

EASE up: New ASU program supports engineering students with autism

In his first three years of college, Ignazio Macaluso, a chemical engineering major at Arizona State, felt there was little support provided to students who, like him, live with autism.
A rendering of the future home for the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory and the ASU-Starbucks Center for the Future in Tempe. The center is a further expansion of the long-standing Arizona State University and Starbucks partnership.

ASU, Starbucks extend partnership into sustainability research

Arizona State University and Starbucks are expanding their seven-year partnership and moving it in a new direction.
Don’t count on restaurant customers being required to show proof of vaccination any time soon.  Steve Chucri, president and CEO of the Arizona Restaurant Association, said he “doesn’t expect” and “hasn’t heard of” any Valley restaurant owners requiring vaccine passports in order to get service.

Expert: Restaurants won't require vaccination proof

Don’t count on restaurant customers being required to show proof of vaccination any time soon. Steve Chucri, president and CEO of the Arizona Restaurant Association, said he “doesn’t expect” and “hasn’t heard of” any Valley restaurant owners requiring vaccine passports in order to get service.
Maricopa County ballots cast in the 2020 general election are being examined and recounted by contractors working for Florida-based company, Cyber Ninjas, who was hired by the Arizona State Senate at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Thursday, April 29, 2021. (Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic via AP, Pool)

Arizona elections chief criticizes policies used in recount

PHOENIX (AP) — In March, when it was clear that the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate planned to recount presidential votes in the state's most populous county, Democratic Secretary of State …

Your Valley In The Know: One-on-one with Grand Canyon University Athletic Director Jamie Boggs

Independent Newsmedia presents as the next installment in the second season of the YourValley In The Know podcast, a one-on-one interview with Jamie Boggs, the first female athletic director in the …
Dr. William M. (Bill) Tsutsui has been selected to serve as University President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ottawa University system, including OUAZ in Surprise, effective July 1.

Ottawa University taps new president, CEO

Dr. William M. (Bill) Tsutsui has been selected to serve as university president and chief executive officer effective July 1.
An aerial view of the Laveen Park Place development shows its three main stores. The city of Phoenix entered into a development agreement with Kitchell to expand on the project and build more infrastructure.

Laveen lands major market center

After more than a decade of retail losses to other booming cities in the West Valley, Laveen will soon receive a major upgrade.
Workers at a Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. plant prepare wafers containing dozens of computer chips. The company is opening a large manufacturing facility in north Phoenix.

Semiconductor Fab hires 250 for Phoenix plant

A Taiwanese semiconductor company announced the hiring of 250 employees who will build computer chips at its Phoenix manufacturing facility.Last year, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. announced …

Arizona: 1 officer killed, 1 hurt by suspect in stolen car

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — A suspect in a stolen car struck and killed one officer and critically injured another during a wild chase involving multiple law enforcement agencies outside Phoenix, …

Goodyear, Phoenix police investigating apparent murder-suicide

Goodyear and Phoenix Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide after a Goodyear man and his former girlfriend were found dead in their respective homes.

Indie pop/rock group plays two shows

The local band A Girl Named Scot will perform at a house show 5:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, April 30, at 2314 E. Whitton Ave. Other artists performing are The Whitton, Local Bandits, Jam Now and John …
Guitar League members jam during a monthly session pre-COVID-19.

Guitar League to bring back live monthly meetings

The Phoenix chapter of the Guitar League will relaunch monthly live meetings beginning Tuesday, May 11.
George Catlin American, 1796-1872; North American Indians, 1844 Hand-colored lithograph. Plate 1 from the North American Indian Portfolio. Gift of Laura and Arch Brown.

Indigenous land exhibit opens at Heard Museum on May 7

Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave. in Phoenix, will present George Catlin on Indigenous Land exhibit May 7 through the fall of 2022.
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Saddle up for the Kentucky Derby Lawn Party at the Scottsdale Princess

ring your Southern charm, and the award-winning staff at the Scottsdale Princess will bring the frosty mint juleps. Join the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess for our annual Kentucky Derby Lawn Party …
Adults and youths can choose to take an art class from home, or in-person at the Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N. Third Street in downtown Phoenix.

Phoenix Center for the Arts offers summer classes

Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N. Third Street in downtown Phoenix, is offering some “cool” new classes plus longtime favorites this summer.
Ballet Arizona with Iconic Cocktail Co. will host a virtual cocktail lesson from 6 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom on Thursday, April 29.

Virtual cocktail workshop benefits Ballet Arizona

Ballet Arizona dancers, along with Matt Farrow and Kaylee Needley, owners of Iconic Cocktail Co., are hosting a virtual lesson on how to put a twist on the classic Moscow Mule.
Scorpius Dance Theatre presents: David + Lisa at 7:30 p.m., April 8-10 at The Pavilion at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St.

Scorpius Dance Theatre presents David+Lisa at Herberger Pavilion

Three days of a live dance performance returns to The Pavilion at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix, as Scorpius Dance Theatre brings its David + Lisa.

Wreaths Across America Radio to host veteran healing roundtable

Wreaths Across America Radio will hold the first in a series of four roundtable discussions focused on veteran healing through sharing stories of resilience, purpose and success at 7 p.m. Eastern time Thursday, March 25.
“Stubborn,” a self-portrait by Scottsdale artist Dana Corbo, and “Envy,” a portrait by Phoenix artist Jerome Fleming, are included in “I Am You, You Are Me: Portraits,” a new Scottsdale Public Art exhibition at the Civic Center Public Gallery.

Scottsdale Civic Center opens new exhibition ‘I Am You, You Are Me: Portraits’

Scottsdale Public Art is showing a juried portraits exhibition, “I Am You, You Are Me: Portraits,” at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
The Green Hornet, left, and Little Red were the prototypes for the Mustang GT 500 that was a partnership between Carroll Shelby and Ford Motor Co. in the late 1960s.

Documentary about Ford Shelby's 'Little Red' serves as Barrett-Jackson auction preview

Craig Jackson was on a mission to find and restore a long-lost Ford Shelby Mustang, and a new documentary explores how it was done. Mr. Jackson, CEO of Barrett-Jackson Auction Co., will provide …

Burhop: What the heck is a cyber ninja?

Cyber Ninjas. I never heard of these people. What is a cyber ninja? Sounds like a kid’s video game. About the same level of credibility. They are searching our supposedly secret ballots with …
Arizona motorists have been crossing the Salt River via this scenic bridge along State Route 288 in Gila County since 1920. [Courtesy of ADOT]

Cline: Here’s the other Salt River bridge

Do us a favor and pick a bridge — any bridge — across the Salt River. Which one came to mind? Maybe along Interstate 10 near Sky Harbor International Airport?

Opinion: We must continue to push for sensible STR solutions, not bans

Last month, Arizona lawmakers had an opportunity to support legislation that would have made it easier for local cities to address nuisance short-term rental properties that have been the cause of …
Aaron Rodgers [The Associated Press]

Pickering: Raiders fan has home for Aaron Rodgers

Give Aaron Rodgers a break, Green Bay. Just like Bart Starr and Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers has been a Hall of Fame quarterback for the Packers for 16 years. And like Favre, it appears that Rodgers …
Sue Rainey

Rainey, Elisco: Abrazo honors nurses’ contributions during National Nurses Week

Abrazo Health is proud to honor its nurses during National Nurses Week, May 6-12, an annual celebration that recognizes the critical role nurses perform in our hospitals and for our community.
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