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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 executive order was that while residents should follow all …

ANTHEM NEWS
IN THE KNOW

In the Know: One-on-one with Jason Ayala on consumer behavior

As consumer spending has undoubtedly shifted during the time of the novel coronavirus, Independent Newsmedia reached out Certified Financial Planner Jason Ayala. Mr. Ayala, a Scottsdale-based …
In The Know

In The Know podcast explores deep impacts of COVID-19 to Scottsdale, Paradise Valley

As the global pandemic of 2020 continues to wreak havoc on all things tourism, Independent Newsmedia reached out to municipal and tourism leaders to explore the deep impacts of COVID-19 on aspects of …
Health Care

Arizona Complete Health encourages early childhood vaccinations amid COVID-19 pandemic

Routine vaccinations have declined dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic, as parents avoid medical services to mitigate the transmission of the coronavirus. While Arizona Complete Health …
Fiesta Bowl Charities

Family Promise illuminates positive light during dark times of novel coronavirus

In the time of the novel coronavirus, crisis knows no bounds and in the case of family homelessness the realities have become harsher than years before in the Valley of the Sun, outreach officials …
COVID-19

Maricopa County announces COVID-19 antibody project

Maricopa County Department of Public Health is embarking on an investigation to estimate how many people in Maricopa County have been infected with COVID-19, beyond those who have had a positive …
IN THE KNOW

Social Change: Moving the racial equity conversation forward in Arizona

Independent Newsmedia is seeking to provide a platform for social change to begin through an effort to educate and understand those different from those of us who report the news. In a special …
EXCLUSIVE

Does the power of the executive order go too far?

The abiding by and understanding of myriad executive orders — and associated civil and criminal penalties — has become a part of the day-to-day lives of both Arizona residents and U.S. citizens from sea to shining sea.
Health

HonorHealth seeks to save more limbs from peripheral arterial disease consequences

A team of Scottsdale physicians and health professionals are working to curb the rate of amputations due to low-blood flow — a common, and deadly, disease impacting millions of people yearly. …
Opinion

Well, not everyone is moving faster. Parents continue to juggle work and home-schooling responsibilities, many people are without jobs, too many business owners are struggling and the list goes on, …

An open letter to the person or persons who are stealing Trump lawn signs: I would like to know — what are you afraid of? Is the thought of President Donald Trump being reelected …
Neighbors
NEIGHBORS

The Flagstaff Ski & Snowboard Team gain podium certification with help from local athletes

U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s Podium Club Certification Program requires a rigorous, mission-driven, self-assessment and review of best principles and practices in eight areas of organizational performance.
Humankind

Project Humanities’ 7th annual Hacks for Humanity goes virtual

Project Humanities’ annual Hacks for Humanity: Hacking for the Social Good draws participants from different professions, ages, communities, and backgrounds for a weekend of creating solutions …
Fiesta Bowl Charities

A chance for children can be found at Sunshine Acres despite desperate circumstances

Since 1954, Sunshine Acres has stood as a refuge for children in desperate need of care, love and a chance at a bright future — but this 501(c)(3) Arizona nonprofit takes zero state or federal …
Health

Sun Health At Home marks 100-member milestone

Sun Health At Home is continuing to see growth as more seniors look for ways to remain active and in their homes.

Arizona Historical Society license plate gets new look

In time for Arizona’s monsoon season, the Arizona Historical Society has a new specialty license plate that pays homage to the state’s powerful summer storms.
Business

The Daily Independent at YourValley.net has seen its monthly usership quadruple since its debut in October 2019. Due to tremendous digital growth, the Arizona newsroom welcomed Patrick …

Independent Newsmedia is providing communities across the Valley of the Sun a free and interactive resource helping event promoters during the time of the novel coronavirus.
Entertainment

Daily Independent at YourValley.net now offers interactive puzzles

Daily Independent at YourValley.net now offers interactive puzzles. King Features provides the new fun and games from crossword and sudoku to battleships and junior puzzles. The free features are …
In this Jan. 23, 2020, photo, a Nintendo sign is seen at the company's official store in the Shibuya district of Tokyo, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Japanese video-game maker Nintendo Co. has scored a 33% jump in annual profit as people stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic turn to playing games. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Nintendo profit zooms as virus has homebodies playing games

TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo Co.'s profit multiplied more than sixfold in April-June as people stuck at home during the pandemic turned to playing video games. The Japanese manufacturer of Pokemon and …
Scottsdale artist Casey Cheuvront joins The Great American Paint In.

Pandemic inspires Cheuvront for ‘The Great American Paint In’

Scottsdale artist Casey Cheuvront, who describes herself as “too young for Medicare and too old for carpools,” joins five other Arizona artists for The Great American Paint In.
July Fourth Fireworks begin at about 9 p.m. with a backdrop against the McDowell Mountains.

Freedom Fest 2020 at The Princess - Reimagined begins July 2

The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess will celebrate its 10th Annual 4th of July Freedom Fest on Thursday, July 2, culminating with a fireworks display in north Scottsdale on July 4 to honor frontline medical workers, first responders, veterans and active military.

Return of the movie theater: A pandemic guide to movie-going in 2020

In a typical year, the time between the Academy Awards and the summer blockbuster season has provided moviegoers with a steady, highly publicized buildup for those big-budget titles soon to draw thousands.
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