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ANTHEM NEWS

O’Brien, Ansari sworn in as new Phoenix City Council members

Phoenix’s two newest City Council members were sworn in Monday during a ceremony at Steele Indian School Park. In her first official addresses as a member of council, Ann O’Brien …

Ducey vetoes changes to Arizona sex-ed requirements

PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey has vetoed what would have been the most restrictive measure in the nation on what can be taught about gays and gender identification as well as barring any form of …
Giving

Anthem resident, Army vet to get new vehicle

Later this month, Anthem resident Phillip Rousu is getting some new wheels this month as part of the Military Warriors Support Foundation and a local auto dealer. Mr. Rousu, a purple heart metal recipient, will receive a free 2020 Ford Edge April 21 courtesy of Mesa’s Larry H. Miller Ford.
Development

Anthem officials object to proposed multifamily developments

Some Anthem officials oppose two different developments that would go up near the master-planned community.According to the Anthem Community Council website, increased traffic and limited access for …
Education

Valley charter schools to get expanded campuses in Anthem, Buckeye

In 2022, some Valley students will get to take advantage of two new campuses for different charter schools in Anthem and Buckeye.
Government

Arizona short-term rental bill dies after House vote

PHOENIX — State lawmakers quashed the last remaining measure to rein in short-term vacation rentals Thursday concluding that it did so little as to not be worth the effort. Senate Bill 1379 …
Business

PetSmart headquarters in Phoenix sells for $110 million

A local real estate company announced the $110 million sale of a prominent commercial building April 1 along the Interstate 17 corridor in north Phoenix. The CBRE Group announced the owner of the …
Subscriber exclusive

Officials, Realtors preach wariness of texting offers to buy homes

Selling a home? Experts say to do your research and if possible, use a realtor.
Opinion

It was an emotional day to remember for veteran Kenneth Hamrick — not only did the staff at The Groves in Goodyear invite family and friends to a patio party to celebrate his 89th birthday, his Hospice of the Valley care team had another surprise in the works.

Despite Arizona voters defeating a well-funded effort in 2008 to allow small-dollar loans to exceed our state’s interest rate cap of 36% plus fees, a persistent group of online high-cost …
Neighbors
Neighbors

Wells Fargo, Larry H. Miller Ford Mesa donating vehicle to retired U.S. Army specialist from Anthem

Wells Fargo in collaboration with Larry H. Miller Ford Mesa are sponsoring a donation of a payment-free 2020 Ford TRKS Edge through the Military Warriors Support Foundation’s …

Meet Wesson – Musical teen seeks family to live in harmony

The room fills with laughter as Wesson cracks another joke. The thirteen-year-old has a magnetic personality and a wide smile that he likes to show often.

Meet Jaeden, Miracle, and William: Energetic Siblings Seek Loving Family

What does adoption mean? For siblings Jaeden, Miracle, and William, it means, “Someone will take care of you.”

Meet Alex and Sean: Brothers ready for forever

Alex and Sean are teenaged brothers ready to take on the world together.
FACING THE PANDEMIC

Arizona Cactus-Pine Girl Scouts sell 2 million boxes this cookie season despite COVID-19 pandemic

Local Girl Scout troops rallied together to sell over 2 million boxes of cookies this year despite increased social distancing because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Girl Scout Arizona …
Business

Chill out this summer at the brand new We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort where you can try your luck with state-of-the-art gaming, bask in luxurious accommodations and lavish amenities, relax in the pool and …

Black Rock Coffee Bar, the popular Oregon-based boutique coffee chain, is expanding its presence in Arizona with the addition of three new locations in Phoenix, Tempe and Scottsdale. Known for …
Entertainment
The Musical Theatre of Anthem will kickoff its 2021-22 season this summer and is asking the public’s help in finding youth actors and actresses to perform in the group’s eight shows.

Youth actors, actresses wanted for Anthem theatre

The Musical Theatre of Anthem will kick off its 2021-22 season this summer and is asking the public’s help in finding youth actors and actresses to perform in the group’s eight shows.

Wreaths Across America Radio to host veteran healing roundtable

Wreaths Across America Radio will hold the first in a series of four roundtable discussions focused on veteran healing through sharing stories of resilience, purpose and success at 7 p.m. Eastern time Thursday, March 25.
The Green Hornet, left, and Little Red were the prototypes for the Mustang GT 500 that was a partnership between Carroll Shelby and Ford Motor Co. in the late 1960s.

Documentary about Ford Shelby's 'Little Red' serves as Barrett-Jackson auction preview

Craig Jackson was on a mission to find and restore a long-lost Ford Shelby Mustang, and a new documentary explores how it was done. Mr. Jackson, CEO of Barrett-Jackson Auction Co., will provide …
Ballet Arizona is returning to live performances in May with "The Four Seasons" to be held at the Desert Botanical Garden.

Ballet Arizona returns to present world premiere of ‘The Four Seasons’

Ballet Arizona will present "The Four Seasons," a journey through winter, spring, summer and fall in movement, May 18 — June 5 at Desert Botanical Garden for the company’s performance of …
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