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The children are our future. The nice sentiment of future generations becoming the leaders of tomorrow oftentimes comes with the blood, sweat and tears of family members, school leaders --- and … more
Members of the local amateur radio community have overcome the social separation issue imposed during the corona virus, by meeting using their radios. For amateur radio operators, also known as … more
Rachel Charisa Rizzi, 34, of Apache Junction, died May 17. She attended Gold Canyon Elementary School, Thunder Mountain Middle School and Apache Junction High School. She is the daughter of … more
Red Nose Day is back for the sixth year at Walgreens, with 240 locations across Arizona. While the mission to raise money to end child poverty remains more important now than ever, the "Red Nose" … more
On May 10, the five Apache Junction residents who are candidates for City Council came together at Flatiron Community Park to film a quick video for the community. They are Braden Biggs, … more
There is a Scottsdale-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization focused on educating the next generation of the virtues and necessity of treating all people --- all creeds, colors and religious beliefs … more
Donations of more than 300 pounds of pet food along with pet treats, blankets, disinfectant cleaning supplies, towels and more than $200 in cash were given to Paws and Claws Care Center in Apache … more
Steve Pilkington got the surprise of his life this week when football legend Larry Fitzgerald, wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals, stopped by his house to drop off dinner to thank Mr. … more
In honor of frontline workers in the battle against COVID-19, several aircraft from Luke Air Force Base conducted a flyover above a majority of Valley communities on May 1. The event included the … more
Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust has awarded $2,510,000 in emergency grants to help six hospitals and hospital systems in Maricopa County respond to the COVID-19 health crisis. The Trust also … more
The GLSEN Day of Silence is a national student-led demonstration where LGBTQ+ students and allies all around the country --- and the world ---take a vow of silence to protest the harassment and … more
The Arizona Women’s Partnership, Inc., an all-volunteer philanthropic non-profit, providing grants to grass roots charities assisting underserved women and children at risk in the state, announces that it has hit the $500,000 mark. more
Arizonans who are looking for ways to have some fun this month are invited to check out a couple of ideas from Bashas' supermarkets. Bashas' Supermarkets are offering "Bakery … more
"Easter Bunny cactus photo on North Ellsworth road near Usery Park in Mesa," writes photographer Todd Roberts.The Independent encourages residents to submit their favorite scenic or wildlife photos … more
Hannah O’Toole, a choir student at Apache Junction High School, 2525 N. Ironwood Drive in Apache Junction, has even more to sing about now. The high school freshman was nominated in the Best … more
Pinal County District 5 Supervisor Todd House has an annual "Diaper Drive," taking donations to purchase diapers, then distributing them through local human-aid agencies. “This year … more
As part of broader crisis response strategies, Arizona arts funders and service organizations have set up a collaborative fund to provide emergency relief grants of $500-$1,500 to artists and arts … more
A life solely under the guidance of one’s self is an ability most have --- but many do not --- and the understanding of this truth of life is at the core of a Phoenix-based nonprofit mission … more
The second annual Human Services Campus Awareness Walk to End Homelessness is moving from the street to homes across the Valley as it goes virtual. more
The rat-a-tat clicking of her abuela Guadalupe’s treadle sewing machine was a reassuring and familiar sound when Rosie Portugal-Brastad was a child. At 10 years old she took a seat next to … more
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