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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 …

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People will be seeing signs like this at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport that require face coverings before entering facilities.

Phoenix Sky Harbor to have mandatory face mask policy in June

With the health and safety of customers and employees as officials’ top priority, effective June 1, Phoenix Sky Harbor International …

Unemployment claims in Arizona hitting all parts of the state

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on Arizona’s economy, especially when it comes to job losses, …

Q&A: Arizona Supreme Court E-Qual ruling a threat to Arizona democracy?

The Arizona Supreme Court Tuesday, May 13 denied a request for accepting a special action and relief from the in-person state law …

Arizona nears 15,000 cases of coronavirus

Arizona continues to add more than 300 cases of COVID-19, as the state nears 15,000 cases. As of Wednesday morning, the Arizona …

County Board of Supervisors approves tentative 2021 budget amid COVID-19 pandemic

Maricopa County is putting hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funds to immediate use helping people impacted by the COVID-19 …
Attorney General Mark Brnovich

$550M settlement with Santander over subprime auto loans, Brnovich says

Attorney General Mark Brnovich, along with a coalition of 34 attorneys general, announced today a settlement with Santander Consumer …
Jason Nichols, left, facilities operation manager at Life Time, and Jennifer McKeon, right, facilities operations national manager at Life Time, disinfect exercise mats at the Life Time Biltmore as it opens for business after being closed due to the coronavirus Monday, May 18, 2020, in Phoenix.

Arizona tops 14,500 cases of COVID-19

The Arizona Department of Health Services is reporting over 14,500 cases and 700 deaths of the coronavirus in the state. As of …
After being closed for several weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak, Chandler Fashion Center Mall welcomes back patrons Sunday, May 17, 2020, in Chandler, Ariz. While the mall was open, many of the chain stores remained closed.

Arizona reports 233 new virus cases, 6 more known deaths

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona health officials are reporting six more known deaths from the coronavirus outbreak with 233 new cases of …
Bottled water and other items can also be scheduled for drop-off by calling 602-282-0849 or email volunteer@hsc-az.org.

Human Services Campus needs 60,000 water bottles a month

In 2019, more individuals experiencing homelessness than ever before were victims of heat-associated death, according to the Maricopa …
Monday was the first day restaurants in Arizona could resume dine-in services, while keeping in mind social distancing guidelines.

Arizona tops 13,600 cases of COVID-19, with 679 deaths

Arizona has added 462 cases and 28 deaths of COVID-19 overnight, according to the state Department of Health Services. As of the …
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ATC Director of Artistic Programs Will Rogers will co-host the podcast series, Hang & Focus with ATC Artistic Director of Learning and Education Jasmine Roth.

ATC podcast to feature topic on ‘Finding inspiration in quarantine’

Arizona Theatre Company’s podcast series, “Hang and Focus,” is available on its website as well as on Apple Podcasts, Spotify …
Founded in 1929, the Heard Museum, a private non-profit organization, is recognized internationally for its collections, world-class exhibitions, educational programming and festivals. Dedicated to the advancement of American Indian art, the Heard presents stories of American Indian people from a first-person perspective, as well as exhibitions that showcase traditional and contemporary art.

Heard Museum plans reopening, extending exhibits, members only week

The Heard Museum has announced its reopening timeline with new policies and procedures in place.
Kate Francis is The Phoenix Symphony's new chief development officer.

The Phoenix Symphony welcomes a new chief development officer

The Phoenix Symphony has named veteran arts administrator Kate Francis the new chief development officer to begin her new role on June …
The Thunderbirds selected Scott Jenkins to serve as tournament chairman for the 2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Jenkins, Golding selected to lead Phoenix Open in 2021

The Thunderbirds, hosts of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, named Scott Jenkins the tournament chairman for the 2021 edition of the …
A sign shows the Gila River Hotels & Casinos Vee Quiva location closed due to the coronavirus Friday, March 20, 2020, in Laveen, Arizona.

Gila River Hotels & Casinos reopening its locations May 15

Gila River Hotels & Casinos announced Monday that it will reopen its doors Friday, May 15. The Wild Horse Pass, Lone Butte, and Vee …

Arizona D-backs Foundation continues 50/50 raffle to benefit community

The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation and Fox Sports Arizona have donated nearly $20,000 to local community funds during the first two …
The Commemorative Air Force in Mesa is the home to several large World War II planes like this B-25. Photo from Commemorative Air Force website at azcaf.org.

Flyover May 8 commemorates 75th anniversary of World War II's end

Another flyover is coming to the Valley, this time to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, according to a …

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 …
No. 11 Arizona Cardinals’ Wide Receiver Larry Fitzgerald teams with  Ocean 44, Steak 44 and Dominick’s Steakhouse to honor frontline healthcare workers and personally deliver meals to several area hospitals and homes.

Fitzgerald, local restaurants delivers meals to healthcare staff

Arizona Cardinals superstar wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald teams up with Steak 44, Ocean 44 and Dominick’s to deliver meals to …
People can participate in the new “Invest in VYT” program by going to vyt.com. The next six VYT productions: High School Musical, Spookly the Square Pumpkin, A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail, Sleeping Beauty, Junie B Jones the Musical and Peter Pan.

VYT launches “Invest in VYT” campaign

Although Valley Youth Theatre had to cancel the last two shows of its 31st season, upcoming performing arts camps and classes for the …
Opinion
Seema Verma

Verma: Got Medicare? Get a no-cost test for COVID-19

If you have Medicare and want to be tested for coronavirus disease 2019, COVID-19, the Trump Administration has good news. Medicare …

Burgess: Should I require returning employees to wear masks at work?

It depends. Arizona does not currently have an Executive Order or law requiring individuals to wear face masks in public. However, …
Marcus Johnson

Johnson, Gjersvig: How unemployed Arizonans can navigate health care coverage

The necessity of quality healthcare coverage has become abundantly clear for many Americans over the recent weeks For the one in 10 …

Baer: Community support shines through pandemic hardship as charitable giving soars

The recent COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the way we live and interact. Although we have been asked to social distance, our …
Shufelt: Even COVID-19 won’t slow down Arizona Helping Hands

The coronavirus has shut down or slowed down many businesses throughout the United States, but the essential services provided to children in foster care by Arizona Helping Hands have continued on …

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