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Early voting has begun for Aug. 4 primary election in Apache Junction

Apache Junction residents on the Permanent Early Voting List should receive their ballot in the mail by next week for the Aug. 4 primary election. Those who wish to vote by mail can call the Pinal …

Loop 101 Price Freeway closures, restrictions July 10-14

Drivers on the Loop 101 Price Freeway in Chandler, Tempe and Mesa should plan to use alternate routes this weekend as the northbound Price Freeway will be closed between Ray Road and U.S. Highway …

Apache Junction Public Art Commission meets July 13

Discussion on the design for a logo for the Apache Junction Public Art Commission is one topic at the group’s 6 p.m. July 13 meeting at the Council Chambers, 300 E. Superstition Blvd. Other …

HR, payroll, other software purchased for City of Apache Junction

Modules for human resources, payroll with employee self-service, vendor self-service and bids with contracts are being added to the City of Apache Junction’s financial software system for a …

$80K in health and human services funding approved in 6-1 vote

Six nonprofit organizations will share a piece of $80,000 in health and human services funding from the City of Apache Junction. The City Council recently voted 6-1 to approve the funding, with …

Arizona tops 112,000 cases of COVID-19

The Arizona Department of Health Services is reporting over 112,000 cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday morning.

Pinal County officials discuss national protests

Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb, Cpl. Marshall Harshman of Apache Junction Police Department and Mayor Jeff Serdy of Apache Junction recently weighed-in on the May 25 death of George Floyd in …

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 …

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 …

Variance sought to allow shed near home in Gold Canyon

A variance is being sought from the Pinal County Board of Adjustment and Appeals to allow the placement of an existing shed on a 0.4-acre parcel on lot 87 in Hermosa Hills, northeast of U.S. Highway …
Opinion

It’s going to be a hot one this weekend as temperatures are projected to reach a whopping 114 degrees. That means we all are going need to take steps to stay cool and really watch out for the …

Nursing homes have become ground zero in the coronavirus disease 2019 COVID-19 pandemic, with outbreaks causing high rates of illness and death among vulnerable residents living together in close …
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 …
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 …
Fiesta Bowl Charities

Ryan House helps families conquer impossible scenarios with dignity, joy and compassion

Love will conquer all. The word, “all” can encompass some of the most devastating situations for a person, a family --- even a nation. But at Ryan House, the word carries a weight …

David Kinchlow new operations manager at Superstition Community Food Bank

David M. Kinchlow Jr.,  a certified ServSafe food manager, is the new operations manager at Superstition Community Food Bank in Apache Junction. "I'm excited to begin this incredible …

Sufi Psychology Association provides mental health help to Abrazo workers

Nurses and other caregivers at Abrazo Health hospitals can take a respite from the challenges of patient care during the coronavirus pandemic with meditation videos on tablets donated by the Sufi Psychology Association.

Chandler Cultural Foundation appoints LaTricia Harper Woods to managing board

Chandler Cultural Foundation, the non-profit managing board for the Chandler Center of the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., has appointed LaTricia Harper Woods as a new member. She has an extensive …
Business

Businesses in unincorporated Pinal County can apply for the Business Sustainability Program. The program is a one-time reimbursement of up to $15,000 to qualifying businesses for rent, mortgage …

Through its WaFd Bank Foundation, WaFd Bank Arizona’s 31 branches recently donated $40,000 to Phoenix-based Central Arizona Shelter Services and Tucson-based Primavera Foundation to help them continue their operations amid COVID-19.
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