The Latest: WH: Mass vaccine sites in Atlanta, Cleveland

WASHINGTON — The White House says two new mass vaccination sites will soon be open, in Atlanta and Cleveland, each with the ability to provide 6,000 daily coronavirus shots. Coronavirus special …
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Mission of Mercy Arizona is putting on a Spring into Wellness event during April to help people take better care of their health.

Phoenix nonprofit aims for healthy event

A Phoenix-based nonprofit that works to provide free primary medical care and medications to those in need, will host an April event designed to get people into wellness. Mission of Mercy Arizona …

USDA puts brakes on land transfer for Arizona copper mine

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Biden administration is pulling back an environmental review that cleared the way for a parcel of federal land that Apaches consider sacred to be turned over for a …
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Arizona, in a 2019 file photo, is backing a bill that could help more people experiencing homelessness.

Bill could inject $800M into resources for homeless

A bill is working its way through Congress that would create an $800 million fund to increase resources and housing for Arizona children and families experiencing homelessness. Arizona Sens. …
A young baseball fan wears a face mask while watching a spring baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Angels in Scottsdale, Ariz., Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Welcome back: Optimism abounds as MLB's spring includes fans

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Brian Delaney checked his ticket, found his seats and then sat down for a minute in the sunshine. It wasn't a typical late February day in Arizona — a little cool, a …

Make-A-Wish Recognizes Rare Disease Day with Oscar's Wish

PHOENIX, Feb. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Make-A-Wish estimates, 27,000 children in the U.S. are diagnosed annually with a qualifying critical illness, including many children who have rare …

Water near Arizona Air Force base is tainted in latest case

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Air Force says it will be distributing bottled water to thousands of residents and business owners near its base in suburban Phoenix until at least April, marking the latest …
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Tempe City Council continues pursuit of ‘urban garden’ at former Rio Salado Golf Course

Tempe City Council has approved the third amendment to an agreement with Singh Organic Soils LLC in hopes to develop and operate an agricultural facility as an “Urban Garden.” The …
Great Hearts Academies, which includes Scottsdale Preparatory Academy, is looking to hire 240 teachers in Arizona.

Great Hearts Academies hosts hiring fair for Arizona locations

Great Hearts Academies in Arizona is hosting a hiring fair in March with hopes of landing 240 new teachers. The outreach is part of the  Phoenix-based charter school group to find new …
An employee of a vaccination centre draws the vaccine from a glass ampoule in Kiel, Germany, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. On Monday vaccinations against the coronavirus have started in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein. (Frank Molter/dpa via AP)

Qwick digital staffing model fuels COVID-19 vaccination sites across Valley of the Sun

A Scottsdale-based hiring agency is lending its hand in the fight against the pandemic by filling vaccination sites with much-needed workers. Vaccinations have become a priority for states across …

TAG CXO Names Dan Streufert to Lead its IT Infrastructure Practice Area

PHOENIX, Ariz., Feb. 23, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) –- , a provider of fractional IT executives, appointed to lead its new IT Infrastructure practice area located in Phoenix, Arizona. In this …
The 21st Annual Juried Exhibition at FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel with artworks by (from left) Marnelle North, Elissa Nowacki, Brian Boner, Charmagne Vasquez Coe, Larry Willis, Keely Finucane.

Art Detour celebration lasts 33 days, adds new destinations

Artlink, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which has a mission of connecting artists, businesses and the community, recently announced programming highlights for Art Detour 33.
Artist Charmagne Vasquez Coe often creates works in her home studio or en plein air, with her recent direction of art focusing on assemblage and abstract surrealism across many media.

Scottsdale’s Royse Contemporary presents: 'Contrails and Peripheries,' Feb.18-March 21

Royse Contemporary will present the solo exhibition of Charmagne Vasquez Coe, “Contrails and Peripheries,” which is titled after a large work completed in 2020.
Inspired by the work of Ballet Arizona choreographer and dancer Nayon Iovino’s work for ENERGY, a  performance of originals and classics from Ballet Arizona, is available for in-person performances Feb. 12-21 and online March 6.

Ballet Arizona ‘arabesques’ its ENERGY TikTok Challenge

Ballet Arizona and Goodmans Interior Structures have partnered for the ENERGY TikTok Challenge and fans can submit videos inspired by the February Performance of “ENERGY.”
Astronaut will open on Feb 6 at the Arizona Science Center.

Arizona Science Center lands new exhibit: Astronaut

An exhibition about what it’s like as a space explorer: Astronaut is set to open on Feb 6 at the Arizona Science Center.
INCA design of Leon Polk Smith

Heard Museum to debut Leon Polk Smith exhibition

A new original exhibition, Leon Polk Smith: Hiding in Plain Sight, which opens on Feb. 4, will be displayed through May 31 at the Heard Museum.

Independent Insiders Only: Season 1 of YourValley In The Know podcast

The Daily Independent at offers Season 1 of the YourValley In The Know podcast featuring cutting-edge reporting narratives, one-one-interviews and hyperlocal stories you can’t …

Twin Peaks prepares February launch of new Tempe Marketplace restaurant

Twin Peaks is opening a new location at Tempe Marketplace Feb. 8 fulfilling a long-sought-after goal --- a location in the East Valley. The new Twin Peaks restaurant, Tempe Marketplace, a spot …
Royal Palms Live Music & Classic Movie Series.

Royal Palms continues concerts, classic movies

Back by popular demand, Royal Palms Resort and Spa is extending its free Live Music & Classic Movie Series with local musicians, timeless films and the stunning views of Camelback Mountain.
The 25th Annual Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival allows home viewers to travel from the beaches and shuks of Israel to Hollywood sound stages; from snowy Norway forests to the Yankee Stadium announcers’ booth; and from an operating room in modern-day Italy to the cobblestone back alleys of wartime France.

Upcoming Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival celebration to be virtual

For a quarter of a century, the Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival has celebrated Jewish culture including bringing a lineup of films honoring traditions and heritage.
Winner of five awards, Tastes and Treasures II: A storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona, has 216 pages; comes in hard cover, with full-color photos for $30

Arizona history cookbook Tastes and Treasures II heats up for holiday season

Part Arizona history baked with storytelling makes for appetizing recipes in Tastes and Treasures II: A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona.
Patrons watch simulcast horse racing at Turf Paradise Jan. 29, 2016, in Phoenix.

Fales: Historic horse racing could be a winner for Arizona

There has been a lot of recent attention on the expansion of gaming through sports betting and other mechanisms. I am genuinely concerned that in this rush to expand gaming, our leaders are …

Zoukis: What Biden can do about reducing repeat offenders

When the U.S. government initiated efforts in 2018 to reduce recidivism in federal prisons, the aim was to end the cycle that makes many inmates repeat offenders. To achieve that goal, inmates would …

Kampert: Who are the Oath Keepers, Three Percenters?

A lot have been written about both organizations, most of it wrong. Let’s start with the Oath Keepers. If you believe the media, they are a “right-wing, white supremacist, anti-government …
Jim Binns

Binns: 30 years after the Gulf War: Veterans and the legacy of toxic wounds

 America's memory of the 1991 Gulf War has faded, but we must remember the 697,000 U.S. veterans who drove the Iraqi army from Kuwait 30 years ago this month -- especially the one in four who lost their health to toxic exposures serving their country. That country refuses to care for them.   Related:NPR "Here and Now."

Kasten: Watch out for phishing phone calls

This morning there was a message on my landline phone from someone who was obviously very upset about getting phone calls, perhaps multiple times from the same number. After listening to this …
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