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Phoenix police: Around 250 people gather for street racing meetup

Around 250 people were at the site of a street racing meetup over the weekend in far west Phoenix. So much for social distancing. The incident happened around 10 p.m. Sunday, April 6 at the …

Officials: Maricopa County data showing slower rate in COVID-19 hospitalizations

Data from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health is showing the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations is growing at a slower rate since the end of …

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The family of the late Phoenix Police Cmdr. Greg Carnicle watch the arrival of the hearse at St. Jerome’s Church Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in Phoenix.

Scaled down funeral held for Phoenix police officer

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix police commander killed in the line of duty was remembered Tuesday at an intimate funeral that primarily …
Digital access is available to Maricopa County residents who do not have a current library card.

Free temporary digital library cards provided by Maricopa County Library District

The Maricopa County Library District facilities remain closed until further notice, but county libraries are still providing critical …
Jose Gonzalez works on making non-N95 face masks as the Ortho Mattress company is repurposing their factory to make the masks due to the coronavirus pandemic Monday, April 6, 2020, in Phoenix. Ortho Mattress has a daily goal of making 1,000 of the masks supporting the demand in the community.

Banner Health seeking 100,000 homemade masks

In an effort to protect the health and safety of employees and patients, the Banner Health Foundation is seeking 100,000 hand-crafted …

BCBSAZ waives cost-sharing for COVID-19 care

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona announces that it will waive cost sharing for insured members receiving care for COVID-19 related …

Phoenix Fire offers tips on response abilities during COVID-19

Keeping the community safe is thePhoenix Fire Department’s top priority. Along with that, officials also need to keep …
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The Legend of Georgia McBride follows Casey, an Elvis impersonator with everything going for him, including a flashy sequin jumpsuit

ATC performs ‘The Legend of Georgia Mcbride’ online, to April 15

Although Arizona Theatre Company’s production of “The Legend of George McBride” was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, a …

Arizona arts community collaborate to provide relief grant for artists

As part of broader crisis response strategies, Arizona arts funders and service organizations have set up a collaborative fund to …

Parks and rec department shares COVID-19 updates, precautions, suggestions

When Governor Doug Ducey imposed a stay-at-home order to slow the spread of the coronavirus, a point stressed throughout his March 30 …

Shemer Art Center starts virtual art classes, new app

Shemer Art Center invites you to participate in one of its many art classes from the comfort of your home so get your pencils and …
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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 …
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Schnitzer: Tips to help seniors boost their physical, mental health during coronavirus quarantine

There is an ongoing conversation about the worldwide spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to be prepared. According to the …

Simmer: Rotarians provide ideas on how you can help others during pandemic

Rotarians are “People of Action,” and Rotary clubs and their members throughout Arizona are pitching in to help where needed in …

Graves: Restaurants are open, and essential, and you’re still welcome to drive-thru or pick-up

In light of the most recent updates regarding COVID-19, several cities and states have issued a stay-at-home mandate, and more will …

Newlon: Remote online notarization a critical need in Arizona

To help keep our communities healthy, the need for social distancing is imperative right now. As such, on March 18, two U.S. …
Verma: Medicare and coronavirus, what you need to know

Since older Americans are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19), I wanted to let you know the steps we’re taking to help our Medicare beneficiaries cope with the …

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