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Parks and rec department shares COVID-19 updates, precautions, suggestions

When Governor Doug Ducey imposed a stay-at-home order to slow the spread of the coronavirus, a point stressed throughout his March 30 executive order was that while residents should follow all …

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Junior Achievement: Financial literacy is indicator in breaking cycle of poverty

An old adage exists for a reason and the one “the children are our future” holds true perhaps today with more sense of urgency than ever before. A fundamental key to success inside and …
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Identity theft: Issues & Experts video series offers cyber, postal and financial expert insights

As telecommuting, online banking, and working from home become a part of the nomenclature of daily lives in the 21st-century public safety officials confirm identity theft and digital fraud are at …
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How far can two wheels take you? USA BMX Foundation wants to find out

The invention of the wheel is one of the most significant pieces of engineering discovery helping to shape the progress of humanity — and there is no better way to learn this STEM lesson than …

In The Know podcast: One-on-one with Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone

In this special edition of the In The Know podcast, Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone sits down with Executive Editor Terrance Thornton. In less than 30 days residents of Maricopa County will …

In The Know podcast: One-on-one with Maricopa County Sheriff candidate Jerry Sheridan

In this special edition of the In The Know podcast, Maricopa County Sheriff candidate Jerry Sheridan sits down with Executive Editor Terrance Thornton. In less than 30 days residents of Maricopa …

Tale of two: The men who would be Maricopa County Sheriff

In less than 30 days residents of Maricopa County will elect a new sheriff from a field of two candidates — both career lawmen. The incumbent, Sheriff Paul Penzone, a Democrat, contends he …
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Independent influence: Non-party voters are shaping Arizona’s election landscape

A purple state refers to a region where the Democratic and Republican parties receive an analogous range of support.

In time of novel coronavirus, remote workplaces become a common 21st Century trend

As concerns over the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis have driven a wave of U.S. workers to embrace the work-from-home trend.

You deserve representatives who run on their merit.

Medicare’s annual Open Enrollment season is underway, and I want to encourage all people with Medicare to review their current health and prescription drug coverage.

The Flagstaff Ski & Snowboard Team gain podium certification with help from local athletes

U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s Podium Club Certification Program requires a rigorous, mission-driven, self-assessment and review of best principles and practices in eight areas of organizational performance.

Project Humanities’ 7th annual Hacks for Humanity goes virtual

Project Humanities’ annual Hacks for Humanity: Hacking for the Social Good draws participants from different professions, ages, communities, and backgrounds for a weekend of creating solutions …
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Family Promise illuminates positive light during dark times of novel coronavirus

In the time of the novel coronavirus, crisis knows no bounds and in the case of family homelessness the realities have become harsher than years before in the Valley of the Sun, outreach officials …
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A chance for children can be found at Sunshine Acres despite desperate circumstances

Since 1954, Sunshine Acres has stood as a refuge for children in desperate need of care, love and a chance at a bright future — but this 501(c)(3) Arizona nonprofit takes zero state or federal …

Sun Health At Home marks 100-member milestone

Sun Health At Home is continuing to see growth as more seniors look for ways to remain active and in their homes.

The housing market in Arizona is gangbusters right now, but how long can the record breaking sales go on?

Meritage Homes Corporation has announced that its co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer, Steven J. Hilton, will retire as CEO effective Jan. 1, 2021. He will continue to guide and …

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 …

Daily Independent at YourValley.net now offers interactive puzzles

Daily Independent at YourValley.net now offers interactive puzzles. King Features provides the new fun and games from crossword and sudoku to battleships and junior puzzles. The free features are …
Scottsdale artist Casey Cheuvront joins The Great American Paint In.

Pandemic inspires Cheuvront for ‘The Great American Paint In’

Scottsdale artist Casey Cheuvront, who describes herself as “too young for Medicare and too old for carpools,” joins five other Arizona artists for The Great American Paint In.
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 fireworks display in north Scottsdale on July 4 to honor frontline medical workers, first responders, veterans and active military.

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 publicized buildup for those big-budget titles soon to draw thousands.
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