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Phoenix Metroplitan News
Salt cedar burning in the river bottom near Phoenix Raceway puts out a column of smoke visible from around the West Valley, Friday June 26.

Avondale Fire near Phoenix Raceway forces evacuations

Over 30 homes have been evacuated as crews from multiple agencies battle a brush fire near Phoenix Raceway.

Arizona surpasses 66,000 cases of coronavirus

Arizona added over 3,400 cases of COVID-19, topping the 66,000 mark.

Advocacy 31nine mission focuses on breaking the ‘school-to-prison’ pipeline

The detrimental effect of a childhood spent absent of the day-to-day rituals found with one's kin can have a lasting impact both on …
GCU Arena

GCU men’s basketball team in quarantine after positive COVID-19 results

The Grand Canyon University men’s basketball team has been placed in quarantine after four student-athletes and two support staff …
People line up to get tested for COVID-19 at a drive through testing site hosted by the Puente Movement migrant justice organization Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Phoenix.

Arizona tops 63,000 cases of coronavirus

Arizona has topped 63,000 cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday. According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, there are …
Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers was selected as Chair of the Maricopa Association of Governments at its 2020 Annual Meeting.

Maricopa Association of Governments selects new officers

Developing and funding a transportation plan that will serve the Maricopa region for the next 20 years is a primary goal of the new …
Arizona Humane Society Veterinary Technician and Intensive Care Supervisor Laura Reilly draws blood from a puppy in the organization’s Parvo Puppy ICU.

Pets and the pandemic: Animal welfare in the age of COVID-19

What a difference a century makes. When the second wave of the Spanish flu pandemic ravaged Arizona in fall 1918, many people turned …

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 …
People get tested for COVID-19 at a drive through testing site hosted by the Puente Movement migrant justice organization Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Phoenix.

Arizona nears 60,000 cases of coronavirus, adds 79 deaths

Arizona health officials reported nearly 80 new deaths of coronavirus overnight, a day-to-day high in deaths in the state since the …
This 2014 file photo show the Phoenix VA Health Care Center near 7th Street and Indian School Road.

Phoenix VA selects Dr. Alyshia Smith as new executive director

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced the appointment of Dr. Alyshia Smith as the new executive director of the Phoenix VA …
PHOENIX BUSINESS REPORTING
ENTERTAINMENT
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 …
WestWorld of Scottsdale will host Pop Up Events live streaming UFC 251 on Saturday, July 11.

SLE to host Pop Up Events at WestWorld of Scottsdale

WestWorld of Scottsdale will be the venue for live streaming of UFC 251, Pop Up Events hosted by Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public …
Children ages 6-12 are encouraged to participate in DST’s annual summer camp to receive hands-on theatrical training in a non-competitive, fun environment.

DST hosts 2nd series of summer camp

After a successful first session earlier this month, Desert Stages Theatre will host the second session of its three-part Summer Camp …
Scottsdale artist Jason Napier’s bronze Jackrabbit statue called, “Weedeater” will be on the cover of Hidden in the Hills Artist Directory.

HITH names Scottsdale resident Napier for directory cover artist

Hidden in the Hills, scheduled for Friday through Sunday, Nov. 20-22 and Nov. 27-29, has chosen Jason Napier’s Whimsical Bronze …
Broadway Jukebox returns from July 10 to August 16 in the Mainstage venue of Fountain Hills Theater, 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd.

Broadway Jukebox opens at Fountain Hills Theater, July 10-Aug. 16

Broadway Jukebox --- the world’s first and only interactive Broadway musical --- returns from July 10 to Aug. 16 at Fountain Hills …
Chandler artist Mary Neubauer designed “Traceries,” a series of eight recycle/trash bins installed along the Scottsdale Waterfront in May.

Artist-designed recycle bins adds more color to Scottsdale Waterfront

A new artwork series called, “Traceries,” adds colorful and environmentally-friendly trash receptacles to the south bank of the …
Mavis Staples performs at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, Nov. 8.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts shares season schedule

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts recently announced its season filled with performances featuring celebrated artists, local …
July Fourth Fireworks begin at about 9 p.m. with a backdrop against the McDowell Mountains.

Valley events ‘entertain’ COVID-19 adjustments

A party-crashing pandemic temporarily suspended global activities, and life in general, but anticipation abounds as the Valley gears …
Rockin' for Old Town to benefit Old Town Scottsdale merchants.

Virtual Rockin’ for Old Town is Saturday, June 13

Join the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts for a free, intimate concert broadcast on Facebook and YouTube at 6 p.m., Saturday, …
The Art & Chocolate Summer Spectacular Gold Palette ArtWalk will mix “Art + Chocolate” on Thursday, July 9 throughout Old Town Scottsdale.

SGA 45th Summer Spectacular Gold Palette ArtWalk is July 9

The Scottsdale Gallery Association celebrates the season — and the culmination of its 45th anniversary season — with the Art & …
Opinion

Sutton: Forcing face masks is dangerous recipe for people with medical conditions

Kudos to Scottsdale Councilman Guy Phillips for standing up to mandates that violate our Constitutional rights. And he should not …
Dan Shufelt

Shufelt: Never know when you might need a helping hand

When the work van pulled up in front of Arizona Helping Hands, I recognized the company name. I thought my friend Dale was coming …
Michael Vallante

Vallante: Supporting black-owned small businesses, entrepreneurship

With the COVID-19 pandemic and the unrest that has been taking place in some cities, the impact has been felt in every sector of our …
David Sheppard (Photo courtesy Just Leadership USA)

Sheppard: What Juneteenth means to me as a black man in America

This Friday, we celebrate Juneteenth --- a holiday that receives little attention but holds special significance for me as a black man …
Rounds: Maricopa County supervisors need to approve project, bring 1,100 jobs to Valley

During difficult economic times like these, nothing is more valuable than a good job. As an economist, I routinely advise community and business leaders on how to recruit and create more of these …

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