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Arizona tops 108,000 cases of COVID-19

The Arizona Department of Health Services is reporting over 108,000 cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday morning. In Arizona, there are 108,614 cases and 1,963 deaths of the novel coronavirus, up …

Empty the Shelters adoption event July 10-12 at county's West Valley Shelter

Maricopa County residents looking to bring a furry family member into their homes have an opportunity to do so for free this weekend when the Bissell Pet Foundation hosts its Empty the Shelters …

Arizona adds over 100 deaths of COVID-19, new daily high

Arizona health officials have added over 100 deaths of COVID-19 to the state’s total, though nearly half of them are due to death certificate matching.

3 theft incidents reported in Queen Creek June 20-26 to MCSO

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office took the following thefts incident reports in the Queen Creek area June 20-26: Convenience market theft, reported at 12:58 a.m. June 22 in the 23400 …

8 thefts reported in Pinal County near Queen Creek June 20-26

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took the following thefts reports in the Queen Creek area June 20-26: Theft of property --- vehicle parts, reported at 5:03 p.m. June 21 in the 6600 block …

Medical marijuana in Arizona becomes streamlined

The state of Arizona has already made technological changes to the medical marijuana program in the years since its been implemented.

Rittenhouse Road closure extended to Aug. 21

Rittenhouse Road will be closed until Aug. 21 to widen the bridge over the Queen Creek Wash. The roadway was originally scheduled to open in mid-July, but would require three additional closures …

Phoenix metropolitan medical marijuana dispensaries brace for 2020 ballot initiative result

If there’s going to be an initiative to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, it may as well have 420,000 signatures to get it on the ballot.

Queen Creek business license fees waived through June 2021

Queen Creek business licenses and business-license renewal fees are being waived July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021 in a program approved recently by the Town Council. “In an effort to assist the …

Voter registration deadline is end of day July 6

Eligible Maricopa County voters have until the end of Monday, July 6 to register to vote in the August Primary Election. Voters can go to Register.Maricopa.Vote to find information on eligibility …
Opinion

COVID-19 poses extreme obstacles for people who have intellectual disabilities and thrive on routine, familiar activities, and people, such as family and friends. So, with everything going …

Once again, we have chosen to make the difficult decision to temporarily close the resource center and have all Empowerment Systems staff work from home. As much as we want to remain open for our …
When the work van pulled up in front of Arizona Helping Hands, I recognized the company name. I thought my friend Dale was coming to say hi and tour the Arizona Helping Hands facility where we …
Neighbors

Every time Elisabeth Wisthoff looks at the license plate of her husband’s Toyota Tacoma, it reminds her of where they met, the life they’ve shared and the children they’ve …

Love will conquer all. The word, “all” can encompass some of the most devastating situations for a person, a family --- even a nation. But at Ryan House, the word carries a weight …
Business

Pinal County Business Sustainability Program offers up to $15,000

Businesses in unincorporated Pinal County can apply for the Business Sustainability Program. The program is a one-time reimbursement of up to $15,000 to qualifying businesses for rent, mortgage …

WaFd Bank donates $40k to CASS, Primavera

Through its WaFd Bank Foundation, WaFd Bank Arizona’s 31 branches recently donated $40,000 to Phoenix-based Central Arizona Shelter Services and Tucson-based Primavera Foundation to help them continue their operations amid COVID-19.

Bashas’ Family of Stores supporting Salvation Army as July 'charity of the month'

The Salvation Army has been selected as July’s “Charity of the Month” by Bashas’ Family of Stores in support of the Army’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS). When you …

Derrick Glum new chief operating officer of Mountain Vista Medical Center, Florence Hospital

Derrick Glum is the new chief operating officer for Mountain Vista Medical Center and Florence Hospital, both Steward Health Care facilities. He will be responsible for oversight in all areas of …

Small businesses, nonprofits may be eligible for county grants

Small businesses and nonprofits experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be able to get some relief, thanks to Maricopa County grant program that opens this week.
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