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Parks and rec department shares COVID-19 updates, precautions, suggestions

When Governor Doug Ducey imposed a stay-at-home order to slow the spread of the coronavirus, a point stressed throughout his March 30 executive order was that while residents should follow all …

ANTHEM NEWS
IN THE KNOW

In the Know: One-on-one with Jason Ayala on consumer behavior

As consumer spending has undoubtedly shifted during the time of the novel coronavirus, Independent Newsmedia reached out Certified Financial Planner Jason Ayala. Mr. Ayala, a Scottsdale-based …
BUSINESS

Arizona restaurants pivot to takeout amid COVID-19 pandemic as dining capacity remains limited

As Arizona COVID-19 cases reported continue to show downward trends, sectors of the economy are beginning to reopen albeit with strict occupancy rules, which restaurant owners and industry experts …
In The Know

In The Know podcast explores deep impacts of COVID-19 to Scottsdale, Paradise Valley

As the global pandemic of 2020 continues to wreak havoc on all things tourism, Independent Newsmedia reached out to municipal and tourism leaders to explore the deep impacts of COVID-19 on aspects of …
ECONOMY

Tempe braces for a fall absent of economic boon spurred by Sun Devil football frenzy

The harsh realities of trickle-down economics of college football in and around the city of Tempe is slowly becoming realized as the annual boost to local coffers will not be coming this fall. On …
Health Care

Arizona Complete Health encourages early childhood vaccinations amid COVID-19 pandemic

Routine vaccinations have declined dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic, as parents avoid medical services to mitigate the transmission of the coronavirus. While Arizona Complete Health …
Transportation

Long wait for I-11 to Vegas continues

Federal and state officials have long wanted to connect Phoenix and Las Vegas as part of a long interstate that runs from Mexico to Canada.
Fiesta Bowl Charities

Family Promise illuminates positive light during dark times of novel coronavirus

In the time of the novel coronavirus, crisis knows no bounds and in the case of family homelessness the realities have become harsher than years before in the Valley of the Sun, outreach officials …
COVID-19

Maricopa County announces COVID-19 antibody project

Maricopa County Department of Public Health is embarking on an investigation to estimate how many people in Maricopa County have been infected with COVID-19, beyond those who have had a positive …
Opinion

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on many stressors, including emotional hardships that can impact the overall health and mental well-being of Arizonans.

Who approved the “Beachfront Resort” in Glendale? Eleven-acre man-made lagoon with sandy beaches! Where is this water coming from? We live in a desert, man. Look around at the fires, …
Neighbors
NEIGHBORS

The Flagstaff Ski & Snowboard Team gain podium certification with help from local athletes

U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s Podium Club Certification Program requires a rigorous, mission-driven, self-assessment and review of best principles and practices in eight areas of organizational performance.
Humankind

Project Humanities’ 7th annual Hacks for Humanity goes virtual

Project Humanities’ annual Hacks for Humanity: Hacking for the Social Good draws participants from different professions, ages, communities, and backgrounds for a weekend of creating solutions …
Fiesta Bowl Charities

A chance for children can be found at Sunshine Acres despite desperate circumstances

Since 1954, Sunshine Acres has stood as a refuge for children in desperate need of care, love and a chance at a bright future — but this 501(c)(3) Arizona nonprofit takes zero state or federal …
Health

Sun Health At Home marks 100-member milestone

Sun Health At Home is continuing to see growth as more seniors look for ways to remain active and in their homes.

Arizona Historical Society license plate gets new look

In time for Arizona’s monsoon season, the Arizona Historical Society has a new specialty license plate that pays homage to the state’s powerful summer storms.
Business

The housing market in Arizona is gangbusters right now, but how long can the record breaking sales go on?

Meritage Homes Corporation has announced that its co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer, Steven J. Hilton, will retire as CEO effective Jan. 1, 2021. He will continue to guide and …
Entertainment

Daily Independent at YourValley.net now offers interactive puzzles

Daily Independent at YourValley.net now offers interactive puzzles. King Features provides the new fun and games from crossword and sudoku to battleships and junior puzzles. The free features are …
Scottsdale artist Casey Cheuvront joins The Great American Paint In.

Pandemic inspires Cheuvront for ‘The Great American Paint In’

Scottsdale artist Casey Cheuvront, who describes herself as “too young for Medicare and too old for carpools,” joins five other Arizona artists for The Great American Paint In.
July Fourth Fireworks begin at about 9 p.m. with a backdrop against the McDowell Mountains.

Freedom Fest 2020 at The Princess - Reimagined begins July 2

The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess will celebrate its 10th Annual 4th of July Freedom Fest on Thursday, July 2, culminating with a fireworks display in north Scottsdale on July 4 to honor frontline medical workers, first responders, veterans and active military.

Return of the movie theater: A pandemic guide to movie-going in 2020

In a typical year, the time between the Academy Awards and the summer blockbuster season has provided moviegoers with a steady, highly publicized buildup for those big-budget titles soon to draw thousands.
Mavis Staples performs at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, Nov. 8.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts shares season schedule

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts recently announced its season filled with performances featuring celebrated artists, local creatives, fan favorites and new discoveries.
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