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LOCAL NEWS & SOCIAL MEDIA
Local news

Maricopa County reports increase in building permit submissions

Data from the Maricopa County Planning and Development Department shows some encouraging signs for the nation’s fastest-growing county. Building permit submissions are up …

Luke AFB’s new commander arrives from Baghdad, Iraq

Luke Air Force Base airmen welcomed their new wing commander May 27 as Brig. Gen. Gregory Kreuder took command of the 56th Fighter Wing from Brig. Gen. Todd D. Canterbury. Mr. Kreuder, a command …

O’Connor U launched by Sandra Day O'Connor Institute

The Sandra Day O’Connor Institute has launched a new transformational initiative to bring its educational programs online, O’Connor U. The initiative provides innovative civics …

Buckeye honors the fallen in Memorial Day video

The city of Buckeye honored American’s fallen in an 11-minute Memorial Day video posted to Facebook on May 25. Filmed at the city’s community cemetery, the virtual ceremony held …

Litchfield Park streams virtual Memorial Day ceremony on Facebook

Blue and Gold Star mothers of men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces stood solemnly in front of Litchfield Park’s World War II Memorial early Monday, May 25 as the calls of …
SPORTS & DAILY NEWS BRIEFS
West Valley Preps

AIA, Gov Ducey start to lay out conditions for high school, youth sports to return

During an Arizona Interscholastic Association executive board meeting via Zoom May 28, the board endorsed a set of guidelines produced by the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee for what a safe return …
WEST VALLEY PREPS

THE LOST SEASON

Seven seniors in the Class of 2020 helped start the Millennium boys volleyball program four years ago and were denied a legitimate shot to finish their careers with the state title by the COVID-19 …
WEST VALLEY PREPS

Millennium girls hoops stays in social studies department for new coach

Kevin Thomas moved to Arizona two years ago for his wife's career while finishing studies online for a master's degree in educational leadership. He chose to take a history teaching job at …
WEST VALLEY PREPS

More Class of 2020 athletes sign with universities

  The following local high school seniors have signed a letter of intent or made a verbal commitment to the following college programs.   West Valley Preps will update the list …

AIA kicks off 'Feed The Frontline AZ' program

As health workers are battling to keep Arizonans safe from COVID-19, restaurants are suffering from the devastating economic impact of the virus. As members of the community, the Arizona …
DAILY INDEPENDENT NEWS BRIEF

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LOCAL OPINION, COMMERCE & EDUCATION
Opinion

The human race has been at war with microscopic pathogens since the dawn of time. The Ten Plagues of Egypt of the Old Testament, the Black Death of the 14th century, malaria, TB, cholera, polio, …

If you have Medicare and want to be tested for coronavirus disease 2019, COVID-19, the Trump Administration has good news. Medicare covers tests with no out-of-pocket costs. You can get tested in …
The necessity of quality healthcare coverage has become abundantly clear for many Americans over the recent weeks For the one in 10 Americans now unemployed whose health insurance options were …
When I was in nursing school, I was surprised to learn that “patients have a right to fall.” The concept, then, and now, was based upon a person’s right to choose due to informed …
Business

Beginning in June, state-licensed food trucks doing business in Litchfield Park commercial and industrial zoning districts may park wherever it’s legal to do so, regardless of their proximity …

Panda Cares, the philanthropic arm of Panda Express, has donated $77,760 worth of personal protective equipment to Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The donation included 9,600 KN95 particulate …
Home prices went up across the nation during the first quarter of 2020 including in the Valley and Peoria, according to a recent report by the National Association of Realtors®. However, this statistic isn’t necessarily a good measure of the climate created by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, which came to the forefront halfway through the quarter, experts say.
Cigna Medical Group is supporting its more than 1,000 employees working on the frontlines in health care centers across the Valley during the COVID-19 pandemic in a variety of ways, including making sure they eat their vegetables.
Education

Buckeye’s Summer Reading Program runs Monday, June 1 to Friday, July 31 at both branches -- Buckeye Public Library, 310 N. 6th St., and the Coyote Branch, 21699 W. Yuma Road, Suite 116, Buckeye …

U.S. News & World Report this spring revealed the 2020 Best High Schools, with a number of Goodyear and Avondale schools among those recognized. This edition ranks more schools across America …
The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program announced that Rio Salado Community College interim president Kate Smith is one of 40 leaders selected for the 2020-21 class of the Aspen Rising …
      Virtual Graduation Project to include Belen Soto principal Event honors Class of 2020 More than 40 Arizonans have answered the call to bring a bit of celebration, …
Entertainment

The Arizona Highways Collection presents Photography by Barry M. Goldwater

Since 1925, Arizona Highways has been sharing the history, culture and natural beauty of Arizona with readers around the world. And …

Westgate hosts drive-in movie double feature Tuesday

Moonlight Movie Night will host a special Tuesday night drive-in movie experience at Westgate Entertainment Distict, 6751 N. Sunset …
Rich La Rose and Priscilla Pinches will perform as The Priscilla Rose Duo in a weekly live stream every Wednesday.

West Valley duo returns to playing through streaming

The Priscilla Rose Duo is bringing its live tunes to live streaming. The duo, who were regular performers across the West Valley in …
Ballet Arizona (pictured) and Estrella Mountain will livestream “Virtually Dancing Across the Valley” May 2 on YouTube.

Estrella Mountain, Ballet Arizona to present ‘Virtually Dancing Across the Valley’

Due to the complications of the COVID-19 crisis, Ballet Arizona and Estrella Mountain Community College creatively reimagined …
Sandra Bassett is the West Valley Arts Council’s new president and chief executive officer.

West Valley Arts Council appoints new president, CEO

West Valley Arts Council, 16126 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, announced that Sandra Bassett, an accomplished arts and culture and …
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