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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

Arizona tops 108,000 cases of COVID-19

The Arizona Department of Health Services is reporting over 108,000 cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday morning. In Arizona, there are 108,614 cases and 1,963 deaths of the novel coronavirus, up …

Arizona fire departments see decrease in calls due to coronavirus

Municipal fire departments around the valley have been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic since late February and the call volume has decreased inside some organizations, officials contend.

Phoenix parks department starts play-at-home program

Starting Wednesday, July 8, the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is launching PHXPlays at Home, a free virtual recreation program.

Empty the Shelters adoption event July 10-12 at county's West Valley Shelter

Maricopa County residents looking to bring a furry family member into their homes have an opportunity to do so for free this weekend when the Bissell Pet Foundation hosts its Empty the Shelters …

Arizona adds over 100 deaths of COVID-19, new daily high

Arizona health officials have added over 100 deaths of COVID-19 to the state’s total, though nearly half of them are due to death certificate matching.

Medical marijuana in Arizona becomes streamlined

The state of Arizona has already made technological changes to the medical marijuana program in the years since its been implemented.

Phoenix metropolitan medical marijuana dispensaries brace for 2020 ballot initiative result

If there’s going to be an initiative to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, it may as well have 420,000 signatures to get it on the ballot.

Voter registration deadline is end of day July 6

Eligible Maricopa County voters have until the end of Monday, July 6 to register to vote in the August Primary Election. Voters can go to Register.Maricopa.Vote to find information on eligibility …
Opinion

COVID-19 poses extreme obstacles for people who have intellectual disabilities and thrive on routine, familiar activities, and people, such as family and friends. So, with everything going …

When the work van pulled up in front of Arizona Helping Hands, I recognized the company name. I thought my friend Dale was coming to say hi and tour the Arizona Helping Hands facility where we …
Neighbors

Arizona Marine license plates honor the past, invest in our future

Every time Elisabeth Wisthoff looks at the license plate of her husband’s Toyota Tacoma, it reminds her of where they met, the life they’ve shared and the children they’ve …

Phoenix sailor trains to use non-lethal weaponry

A Phoenix sailor recently participated in a non-lethal weapons training course aboard a U.S. Navy warship.

Family Promise holds virtual event, raises awareness for family homelessness

Family Promise of Greater Phoenix, a nonprofit organization that rescues primarily first-time homeless families and their pets and helps them return to independence, hosted a virtual event June …

Family Promise to hold virtual ‘Night Without a Bed’ event, June 20

Family Promise of Greater Phoenix will host “Night Without a Bed” to raise funds and awareness for families facing homelessness on Saturday, June 20.

Pharmacists receive care packages recognizing frontline workers

Thousands of pharmacists are among healthcare workers receiving recognition for being a part of frontline forces to help people during the global pandemic.
Business

The Greater Phoenix Chamber has appointed five new members to its Valley Young Professionals Board of Directors.

Small businesses and nonprofits experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be able to get some relief, thanks to Maricopa County grant program that opens this week.
Entertainment
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 …
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 …

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 …
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 …
Rockin' for Old Town to benefit Old Town Scottsdale merchants.

Virtual Rockin’ for Old Town is Saturday, June 13

Join the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts for a free, intimate concert broadcast on Facebook and YouTube at 6 p.m., Saturday, …
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