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President Trump approves 'major disaster declaration' for Arizona, Gov. Ducey says

Gov. Doug Ducey on April 4 announced that President Trump in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved Arizona’s request for a presidential major disaster declaration …

It's car seat recycling time again

The Network of Neighborhood Auto Repair Professionals is partnering with Child Crisis Arizona, Safe Kids Maricopa County and numerous local organizations to collect old, expired and damaged car …

Beware of COVID-19 investment schemes

The Arizona Corporation Commission offers tips on how to safeguard yourself from fraudulent investment schemes amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

Bank offers help for clients with hardships from COVID-19

Bank of America has announced additional support for its 66 million consumer and small business clients in response to the unprecedented challenges of the coronavirus.

Surprise state of city video delayed until April 15

City of Surprise officials have set a time to unveil the 2020 State of the City video presentation. After the cancelation of the State of the City celebration that was supposed to take place March …
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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 …
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School year's end stops spring sports season

In the end, the decision about what to do with spring high school sports seasons shortened by the spread of COVID-19 was wholly out of the hands of the Arizona Interscholastic Association. Early …
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The 2019-20 All-West Valley Preps boys basketball team

For the seventh year, West Valley Preps has announced honors for the best boys basketball players it covers in the West Valley. This time around, we saw so many quality players that a third team was …
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The 2019-20 All West Valley Preps girls basketball team

For the seventh year, West Valley Preps has announced honors for the best girls basketball players it covers in the West Valley.   With so many quality players in the West Valley, a third …

Surprise closes city park amenities, facilities to public

All city park amenities are closing across Surprise, thanks the coronavirus fears. City officials said the city is closing all park amenities and facilities effective immediately to minimize the potential spread of illness.
Education

Dysart Unified School District is adding eight new sites for grab-and-go meal service beginning Monday, April 6. Meals are provided for community members 18 and under at no cost, and are served 11 …

      West Valley preschool to remain open for first responders’, heathcare workers’ children Registration fees waived at Surprise childcare …
To help parents and kids stay creative and active, Crayola Experience and Crayola are providing fun, at-home activities through its websites and social channels. Parents can download free …
The Dysart Unified School District began remote learning this week, with students receiving and completing assignments online. All teachers and students in Surprise and across Arizona are getting used to the new arrangement thanks to concerns from COVID-19, or the coronavirus.
Business

Virtual career support for women launches in metro-Phoenix in Response to COVID-19

Dress for Success Phoenix, an organization dedicated to empowering women to achieve success by providing a network of support, has launched a suite of career-ready services accessible to women Valley-wide through its free virtual career support programs.

Mental health apps available for first responders

The 100 Club of Arizona is offering two mobile apps, sponsored by the Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation, to help first responders find mental health resources from a distance, as they cope with the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

COVID-19 hurting Surprise eateries

Even though a majority of the 150 restaurants the city of Surprise recognizes is still offering take-out or delivery, restaurants are seeing slow demand and rare long lines, despite all dining rooms remaining closed.

Surprise Express bus changes schedule

Valley Metro’s adjusment of its Express and RAPID commuter bus service schedules is bringing changes to the lines between Surprise and downtown Phoenix on April 6.
Surprise Opinion

Rotarians are “People of Action,” and Rotary clubs and their members throughout Arizona are pitching in to help where needed in their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic …

We are really in an unprecedented time with a lack of answers, certainty and control, and there is no end in sight. With all the discussion and encouragement around “social distancing” for our physical health, it brings up a whole new array of potential mental health problems, especially for older adults.
To help keep our communities healthy, the need for social distancing is imperative right now. As such, on March 18, two U.S. senators --- Kevin Cramer and Mark Warner --- introduced a bill known …
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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