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VALLEY OF THE SUN
HEARTS for Arizona 24-Hour Virtual Telethon to be April 3-4

Arizona Citizens for the Arts has organized a 24-hour virtual telethon with live-streamed performances and appearances by Arizona artists, celebrities, business owners and elected officials statewide from 5 p.m. Friday, April 3 to 4:59 p.m. Saturday, April 4.

ARA announces Arizona Takeout Week amidst mandated closures

MESA NEWS & OPINION
Local news

President Trump approves 'major disaster declaration' for Arizona, Gov. Ducey says

Gov. Doug Ducey on April 4 announced that President Trump in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved Arizona’s request for a presidential major disaster declaration …

Arizona COVID-19 cases top 2,000, deaths rise to 52

The Arizona Department of Health Services has reported more than 2,000 cases of COVID-19 in the state, with 52 deaths. New numbers released Saturday morning show 2,015 cases in Arizona, up from …

Arizona approaches 1,800 cases of COVID-19, with over 40 deaths

The Arizona Department of Health Services has reported nearly 1,800 cases of COVID-19 in the state, with 41 deaths. New numbers released Friday show 1,769 cases in Arizona, up from 1,598 the day …

Beware of COVID-19 investment schemes

The Arizona Corporation Commission offers tips on how to safeguard yourself from fraudulent investment schemes amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

Bank offers help for clients with hardships from COVID-19

Bank of America has announced additional support for its 66 million consumer and small business clients in response to the unprecedented challenges of the coronavirus.
OPINION

Rotarians are “People of Action,” and Rotary clubs and their members throughout Arizona are pitching in to help where needed in their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic …

By now, we have all heard public health experts declare the need to frequently wash our hands and practice social distancing. While we heed that important advice, we also urge consumers to be on …
Education

Community colleges provide personal protective equipment to healthcare workers

As healthcare workers grimly face a national shortage of medical supplies, nursing programs from Arizona’s community colleges are organizing and donating personal protective equipment to …

Community colleges district extends remote work for remainder of semester

Due to the public health threat posed by COVID-19, the Maricopa County Community Colleges District will continue to practice social distancing to ensure the safety of students, faculty, staff and …
WEST VALLEY PREPS

School year's end stops spring sports season

In the end, the decision about what to do with spring high school sports seasons shortened by the spread of COVID-19 was wholly out of the hands of the Arizona Interscholastic Association. Early …

Arizona schools to stay closed through end of school year

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman announced Monday, March 30 the extension of school closures through the end of the school year.
Business

Tide Cleaners sites in Phoenix will provide free laundry services to medical personnel, police officers and firefighters during the COVID-19 Pandemic beginning Monday, March 30.

Select Desert Financial Credit Union branch locations will now be open for senior-only banking. The access will be in place for those who are 60 years of age and older, and the planned hours are …
Entertainment
Performers at Barleens Dinner Show, 2275 E. Old West Highway in Apache Junction.

Rotary Foundation fundraiser rescheduled to Nov. 7 at Barleens in Apache Junction

The Rotary Club of Superstition Mountain is hosting a “People of Action” fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 7, at Barleens in Apache …
Taco Fest at Salt River Fields, originally scheduled Saturday, April 4, is postponed indefinitely.

Taco Fest is postponed indefinitely

With ongoing events related to COVID-19 (coronavirus), Taco Fest at Salt River Fields, that was originally scheduled for Saturday, …
Performers at Barleens Dinner Show, 2275 E. Old West Highway in Apache Junction.

Rotary Foundation fundraiser March 21 at Barleens in Apache Junction

The Rotary Club of Superstition Mountain is hosting a “People of Action” fundraiser Saturday, March 21, at Barleens in Apache …
Jessica Nicely

2020 East Valley Man and Woman of the Year awards gala Oct. 8

The 2020 East Valley Man and Woman of the Year awards have been announced and recipients will be honored at the annual East Valley …
Members of the Professional Women's Hockey Players Association put on a three-day showcase in Tempe, concluding with a game between the women and Arizona Coyotes Alumni with proceeds from the event going to PWHPA and the Arizona Coyotes Foundation.

Professional women's hockey players showcase talents in Tempe

The Profession Women's Hockey Players Association's Dream Gap Tour made a stop in Arizona March 6-8, showcasing some top talent in …
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