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At Copper Queen Community Hospital in Bisbee, the operating room in the 13-room health care center closed its doors temporarily, canceling 17 routine colonoscopies as a result, and the hospital … more
The walls of Salvadoreño Restaurant No. 3 in north Phoenix are a magnet for your eyes: shades of orange, blue and green – like the feathers of a tropical bird. The scene depicts women serving pupusas in the streets of El Salvador. more
This past weekend, memorials honoring lives lost to traffic accidents in 2020 were dotted around the city of Tempe, cropping up on deadly streets and intersections. more
Phoenix will continue to close some of the city’s most popular and most dangerous hiking trails during midday on the hottest days of the year, making permanent the policy from a pilot program … more
When COVID-19 hit Arizona, the state’s robust tourism and hospitality industries were the hardest hit. But Arizona leaders say tourism is on its way back in a big way, and there’s a tremendous need for additional lodging to house all the visitors flocking to the Valley. more
Uncertainty looms over whether some Valley businesses will be held to a standard by a federal vaccine mandate that requires workers to get vaccinated or get weekly tests by Jan. 4. On Tuesday, the … more

Light rail in metro Phoenix will get a funding boost from federal coffers, which is in addition to millions of dollars headed to Arizona under the infrastructure bill President Joe Biden signed this week. more
In a normal year, hospitals have no problem staffing their halls with travel nurses to fill in gaps or prepare for the busy winter months. But 2021, much like the year before, has not been a normal year for the health care industry. more
PHOENIX — For those of you who thought the Thanksgiving feast this year would break the bank, there's some good news. Prices are up. But not as much as you might have thought. The latest … more
A combination of lower vaccination rates and higher positive testing rates has made Arizona among the unsafest states regarding COVID-19, according to a new Wallethub report. Arizona ranked No. 44 … more
As the population in the city of Phoenix gradually increases, the temperatures rise with it. Since the 1950s, Phoenix has seen a change in population that skyrocketed from 100,000 residents to … more
Thanksgiving is historically the busiest time of the year for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, and despite the lingering effects of the pandemic, airport officials expect that to be the case again next week. more
PHOENIX — While Maricopa County health officials were hoping for a leveling-off of new COVID-19 cases after many school districts began enforcing mask mandates, that leveling-off didn’t … more

Phoenix-area hospital leaders are concerned by a sudden increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Arizona as the holiday season approaches. The Arizona Department of Health Services … more
Baseball, America’s Pasttime is a game beloved by millions across the globe. The crack of the bat, the snap of the mitt, and the smell of a freshly manicured field of play below an aroma of cracker jacks and hot dogs provide an experience uniquely American one can only find at a local ballpark. more
An alternative way to sell your home may be here to stay despite recent snags of one such internet-based services company that recently laid off a huge portion of its workforce, including its Valley … more
Food banks across the Valley are gearing up for a busy holiday season as the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into its 20th month, further exacerbating hunger and need. more
PHOENIX — A rezoning request that would potentially bring 1,100 homes to a county island within the city of Phoenix could be approved Wednesday. The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has … more
Interested in getting a license for a marijuana dispensary? Now is the time to act. The Arizona Department of Health Services will accept applications for the social equity ownership program … more
There is no more function key to a local community than its local police force. In the case of the community of Anthem, through regular contractual agreements, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s … more

The Maricopa County Community College District has partnered with JBS Tolleson, an Arizona branch of JBS USA, to provide free tuition to its mostly rural workforce. more
For more than 20 years, the Anthem Community Council has been a constant voice in support of its constituency at multiple levels of government here in Maricopa County with one idea in mind: Quality … more
Since the 1950s, Phoenix has seen a change in population that skyrocketed from 100,000 residents to now 1.62 million, said Erinanne Saffell, Arizona state climatologist. Along with the trend of … more
Five law enforcement agencies in the Valley and state each reported considerable drop-offs in traffic citations issued from 2019 to 2020, which agency spokespeople largely attributed to there being … more
A Massachusetts-based real estate firm is targeting the southwest Valley and making the area more sustainable in the process. more
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