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ProMusica announces free virtual concert, ‘A Musical Kaleidoscope’

ProMusica Arizona presents a free online concert, “A Musical Kaleidoscope,” 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8.

ANTHEM NEWS

Arizona's largest county certifies Biden win over Trump

PHOENIX (AP) — The elected leaders of Arizona's most populous county certified election results Friday that showed Democrat Joe Biden won the presidential race and set the stage for state leaders …
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2 Arizona women-owned businesses blaze own trails of success through innovation, perseverance and passion

Nov. 19 marks Women’s Entrepreneurship Day and two Phoenix-area businesses run by women have found hope despite the fear of suffering financial impacts of COVID-19. Before the pandemic hit, …
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Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine receives national salute for campus safety efforts

The Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine achieves the Campus Prevention Network Seal of Prevention as the only school in Arizona recognized for those efforts. Also, the College of …
COVID-19

County coronavirus cases rise sharply

Maricopa County saw huge jump in the number of COVID-19 cases reported on Friday. The county added 3,138 cases on Friday, close to triple the 1,325 cases it added on Thursday morning. Overall …
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Allure of the thrill of iRacing attracts 74-year-old racer to growing esport arena

Local 74-year-old race car enthusiast Jerry Weaver gets behind the wheel every Monday and Tuesday as he races with people all over the world from the comfort of his own home. Mr. Weaver, not your …
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Skateboarding academy imparts life lessons to foster children teaching ‘Skate-or-Die’ mentality

The +swappow PLUS Foundation is launching a new virtual skateboarding academy to continue serving the foster care community in Arizona. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, +swappow PLUS, a …
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As Arizona restaurants evolve in a pandemic world Qwick, qualified on-demand staffing proves essential

The Arizona service industry has become, some would argue, the most volatile employment sector of the modern economy --- and no other time has it been more difficult to maintain essential levels of …
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Q&A: One-on-one with Harvest of Scottsdale CEO Steve White on economic implications of Prop. 207

The private sector is abuzz in pockets of the Valley of the Sun as the substantial passage of Proposition 207 introduces a new commodity experts opine investors, consumers, and proprietors are …
Opinion

America is dealing with an unprecedented shortage of skilled labor. The Department of Labor reports while there are 7.6 million unfilled jobs, only 6.5 million people were looking for work. This is …

Jack Hawn in his letter (“Says it’s over, Trump lost election,” Nov. 19, 2020) wants the Trump supporters to take down our signs and flags — really Jack? The election has not, …
Neighbors
New Beginnings

Families remain committed to children in foster care

Fears about the spread of COVID-19 caused families around the world to shut their doors to strangers, literally and figuratively. But dozens of foster families and adoptive families with Aid to …
Fiesta Bowl Charities

Junior Achievement: Financial literacy is indicator in breaking cycle of poverty

An old adage exists for a reason and the one “the children are our future” holds true perhaps today with more sense of urgency than ever before. A fundamental key to success inside and …
Fiesta Bowl Charities

How far can two wheels take you? USA BMX Foundation wants to find out

The invention of the wheel is one of the most significant pieces of engineering discovery helping to shape the progress of humanity — and there is no better way to learn this STEM lesson than …
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 …
Business

The Saguaro hotel in Scottsdale opened its doors earlier this month after closing down earlier this year in late March in response to the unfolding global COVID-19 pandemic. Over the last five …

As concerns over the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis have driven a wave of U.S. workers to embrace the work-from-home trend.
Entertainment

The man, the myth, the legend: Danny Zelisko tells all

Concert Promoter Danny Zelisko’s rise from everyday Chicago civilian to one of the most influential concert promoters in the southwest is a feat he owes to grit and tenacity. He grew up in a …

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.
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