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The Daily Independent at is publishing submitted photos that highlight the community and showcase Arizona’s beauty.Readers are invited to submit scenic pictures of desert … more
The Apache Junction Police Department was visited recently by volunteers from Thank You AZ Blue. The organization, made up of pro-law-enforcement people from all over the Phoenix metropolitan … more
Even the simplest of cakes on our birthdays make us feel special. Now imagine being a child who has never had the feeling for specialness.The Maricopa County volunteers at For Goodness Cakes bake and … more
The Hope for Hunger Food Bank, located at 5605 N. 55th Ave., which serves Glendale residents and parts of Peoria, provides a lot more than just food distribution. more
The Superstition Community Food Bank in Apache Junction has a new Little Snack Book Bank. The box at 575 N. Idaho Road Suite No. 701 holds new children books, non-perishable snacks and water for … more
Peoria is doing its part to join the effort across North America to count and document the environmental bird population -- and to hopefully understand better why numbers are dropping. more
In the early 1980s, Dr. Baharak Tabarsi, a longtime Scottsdale resident, and her family left their home country of Iran after facing severe religious persecution. Today, she helps serve communities … more
Mesa residents are invited to participate in the “Love Your City Little Library Raffle” through Jan. 19. One winner will be chosen at random from each of the six Mesa City Council … more
When Charles St. Clair arrived in Arizona in 1990, to begin a faculty position with the School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies at ASU West in Glendale, the local culture was shifting. more
More than 600 blood donors are needed this weekend at Vitalant’s Saving Arizona Blood drive.  While Christmas through New Year’s Day is the lowest week of the year for blood … more
In the new year, APS will continue to offer support to customers in need during the pandemic. more
Peoria-based Deep Within Rehab has had a tough pandemic. more
The Peoria Police Officers Association’s annual Shop With A Cop event was celebrated drive-through style,  Dec. 11. Thw event was organized and brought together by the fundraising … more
 The Salvation Army is in the final days of its Red Kettle Campaign, a critical stage in collecting donations to “Rescue Christmas” for our neighbors in need. Due to economic … more
Litchfield Park’s annual Christmas in the Park celebration wrapped up with the announcement of winning entries in the event’s holiday home decorating contest. more
The members of Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club have donated more than $8,500 in gift cards, 250-plus toys and more to help families this holiday season. The local Head Start program … more
An influx of food and other donations boosted the Valley View Community Food Bank, 10771 W. Peoria Ave., during a very tough holiday season. more
In 1983, Ronald Reagan was president, Sally Ride was the first American woman in space, TV viewers tuned in to watch the final episode of M*A*S*H*, and Maria Maskell joined Arizona Public Service. more
A lot can be said about how a society treats its aging, vulnerable and disenfranchised communities, but at First Place AZ advocates there are seeking a holistic approach to day-to-day life for those … more
The Apache Trail Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution on Dec. 5 presented Apache Junction Councilmember Robin Barker with a DAR Community Service Award. DAR … more
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