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In reply to the comment by Paul Playford (“Too many ignore mask mandates,” Daily Independent, Oct. 12, 2020), we have to agree with him and his wife regarding the lack of people wearing … more
County public health data reported 465 new coronavirus cases and one new death Monday. more
Maricopa County reported zero new coronavirus-related deaths for the second day in a row Monday. New virus cases saw a stark decrease from the prior few days, but it is not yet a sign that the … more
Coronavirus cases in Maricopa County are coming in higher than recent weeks’ average, even as deaths fluctuate around the region. more
For the third day this week, Maricopa County public health data showed the number of coronavirus cases and deaths above what had been a lower average. Data from the Maricopa County Department of … more
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, just a month before the presidential election and after having spent much of the last year largely downplaying the threat of the virus. more
I would like the opportunity to respond to recent the letter by Kathleen O’Brien-Lawrence (“Merchants, masks, money madness,” Daily Independent, Sept. 14, 2020). First, there … more
The Great Hand Sanitizer and Toilet Paper Shortage of 2020 — our great grandkids are sure to read about it in their history books. COVID-19 has turned the world on its head more times than we … more
In his recent article (“Mask up to protect lives, protect economy,” Daily Independent, Sept. 8, 2020), Dr. Richard Strand quoted a estimate of 30,000 to 40,000 lives that could be saved … more
I want to remind us all that the COVID-19 pandemic, despite some recent improvements, is most definitely not yet over. more
I’m a single parent struggling to maintain my household while Congress is on vacation after our stimulus unemployment benefits expired. Every business in the country has been impacted by … more
Those of us who have parented teenagers tend to agree that it is not for the faint of heart — I am currently in the thick of it with two teen boys at home. more
Dysart Unified School District students will wisely not be in the classroom until mid-October. However, the Arizona Interscholastic Association wants to open practices before returning. They have … more
Have you been thinking about what career path to take? Have you recently lost your job due to the COVID-19 pandemic? more
The relentless pace of the novel coronavirus pandemic has challenged hospital and health care workers across the Valley and the country. more
I am one of many retired RNs living in Sun City West, and like Joe Vogel, respiratory therapist of 25 years (“People do not want to catch COVID-19”) and the rest of my colleagues, we … more
Some people are a little confused about teacher unions. We don’t have unions in Arizona, we have associations. Unions have a right to collective bargaining, associations … more
Thoughtful and intelligent leaders know there is no easy path through the COVID-19 crisis. more
For the ADOT Motor Vehicle Division, the effects of the public health emergency actually have been unprecedented, specifically in how we’re able to meet customer demand. more
COVID-19 poses extreme obstacles for people who have intellectual disabilities and thrive on routine, familiar activities, and people, such as family and friends. more
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