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ANTHEM NEWS

Military nurses, tests coming to help hard-hit Arizona city

PHOENIX (AP) — Exhausted nurses in rural Yuma, Arizona, regularly send COVID-19 patients on a long helicopter ride to Phoenix when they don't have enough staff. The so-called winter lettuce capital …

Feds: Capitol mob aimed to 'assassinate' elected officials

PHOENIX (AP) — The pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week aimed to “capture and assassinate elected officials,” federal prosecutors said in court documents. The remarks came …

Apaches object to Forest Service review of huge copper mine

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is scheduled to release an environmental review that will pave the way to create one of the largest copper mines in the U.S., against the wishes of a …
PHOTOGRAPHY

Readers can submit Scenic Arizona photos for Daily Independent at YourValley.net

The Daily Independent at YourValley.net is publishing submitted photos that highlight the community and showcase Arizona’s beauty.
Subscriber Exclusive

Taliesin West landmark in north Scottsdale transforms during COVID-19 pandemic

Scottsdale’s own UNESCO World Heritage Site --- Taliesin West --- has gone under some changes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, helping visitors to rediscover the past and legacy of Frank Lloyd …
Business

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 …
Subscriber Exclusive: Into the unknown

2020 LOOK BACK: A peek inside world of UFOs, extra-terrestrial life

Phoenix has a deep connection to the unexplained.
Subscriber Exclusive

In fight against senior isolation, Televëda promotes digital community

As the second wave of the COVID-19 outbreak continues in Arizona, senior communities are turning to televëda --- a digital startup aimed at helping prevent the ills of isolation for thousands of …
Opinion

With the hope of a new start at a new year, it seems clear that the coronavirus has also made a New Year’s resolution to persevere with a vengeance and stick around and mutate.

What do you think Arizona’s K-12 schools will look like in 2031? Does the prospect excite or dishearten you? After a year of countless hardships for families, we could use some positivity.
Neighbors
Community connection

Family seeks help with World War II photos

When Army veteran Richard Perkins passed away at the age of 92 in 2014, he left behind a treasure trove of hundreds of photos he took while stationed in Hawaii after the attack on Pearl …
New Beginnings

Aiden looking for a dad

Music helps people express their deep emotions and listening to it helps Aiden to know he isn’t the only one who has felt that way. A long list of favorite artists includes “Maroon …
New Beginnings

Keegan is an outgoing, athletic teen

If you’re looking for a little conversation, sit down next to 14-year-old Keegan. “He is a story teller,” says John Hicks, a child specific adoption recruiter with Aid to …
Giving Back

600 blood donors sought Jan. 2-3 at Saving AZ Blood drive

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 …
New Beginnings

Sky possesses lofty aspirations

Just as the sky above seems to know no limits, neither does 15-year-old Sky. “I really like to tell people that I want to be president,” she says, “but I know I have to be mayor …
Business

Modern Market Eatery opened Ghost Kitchen on Arizona State University’s campus Dec. 2 with hopes to reverse the negative connotation of modern day fast-food. Modern Market Eatery is a ghost …

National Association of Realtors named the Valley of the Sun a top 10 real estate market during and in a post-COVID-19 environment.
Entertainment

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

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

Things to do: Arizona State Fairgrounds launches Ho-Ho Holiday Drive-Thru Fair Food

The Arizona State Fair is hosting its first ever “Ho-Ho Holiday Drive-Thru Fair Food” campaign. Due to the overwhelming demand for Arizona State Fair drive-thru edible creations event …

Pro Musica choral group live streams concert Dec. 19

ProMusica Arizona presents “A Christmas Kaleidoscope,” a free live-streamed concert at 4:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19.

ProMusica announces free virtual concert, ‘A Musical Kaleidoscope’

ProMusica Arizona presents a free online concert, “A Musical Kaleidoscope,” 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8.

The man, the myth, the legend: Danny Zelisko tells all

Concert Promoter Danny Zelisko’s rise from everyday Chicago civilian to one of the most influential concert promoters in the southwest is a feat he owes to grit and tenacity. He grew up in a …
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