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VALLEY OF THE SUN
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 …

HEARTS for Arizona 24-Hour Virtual Telethon to be April 3-4

MESA NEWS & OPINION
Local news

Economic impact payments to start going out, here's what to know

To help millions of people, the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service launched a new web tool allowing quick registration for Economic Impact Payments for those who don’t …

Abrazo Central nurses travel to assist Detroit colleagues

Five nurses, who work in the Abrazo Central Campus operating room and recovery room, have volunteered to support fellow caregivers in Detroit as that city experiences an increase in COVID-19 cases.

Officials: Maricopa County data showing slower rate in COVID-19 hospitalizations

Data from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health is showing the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations is growing at a slower rate since the end of …

Arizona reports over 2,700 cases of COVID-19, with 80 deaths

The Arizona Department of Health Services is reporting over 2,700 cases and 80 deaths of COVID-19. Maricopa County has the most number of cases with 1,559, according to state numbers. However, the …

Loop 101 closures and restrictions slated April 7-10

The northbound Loop 101 Price Freeway will be narrowed to three lanes nightly between Guadalupe and Baseline roads from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning on Tuesday, April 7, and continuing through the …
OPINION

With an increased focus on practicing healthy habits – such as washing hands frequently and staying home when sick to help avoid spreading COVID-19 – it’s important to remain …

There is an ongoing conversation about the worldwide spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to be prepared. According to the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention, anyone can get …
Education

Community colleges provide personal protective equipment to healthcare workers

As healthcare workers grimly face a national shortage of medical supplies, nursing programs from Arizona’s community colleges are organizing and donating personal protective equipment to …

Community colleges district extends remote work for remainder of semester

Due to the public health threat posed by COVID-19, the Maricopa County Community Colleges District will continue to practice social distancing to ensure the safety of students, faculty, staff and …
WEST VALLEY PREPS

School year's end stops spring sports season

In the end, the decision about what to do with spring high school sports seasons shortened by the spread of COVID-19 was wholly out of the hands of the Arizona Interscholastic Association. Early …

Arizona schools to stay closed through end of school year

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman announced Monday, March 30 the extension of school closures through the end of the school year.
Business

The owners of two local apparel companies, Gilbert-based Iconic Arizona and Glendale-based Goodfellas Merch, are partnering to offer two new T-shirt designs with all proceeds benefiting the AZ …

Tractor Supply Co., a rural lifestyle retailer in the U.S. that has stores near Apache Junction and in Queen Creek, today announced additional steps it is taking to protect the health and safety of …
Entertainment
The Arizona Restaurant Association debuts Arizona Takeout Week to run throughout the Coronavirus closures.

ARA announces Arizona Takeout Week amidst mandated closures

Responding to the recent state of emergency, the Arizona Restaurant Association is creating a new marketing strategy to help support …
Performers at Barleens Dinner Show, 2275 E. Old West Highway in Apache Junction.

Rotary Foundation fundraiser rescheduled to Nov. 7 at Barleens in Apache Junction

The Rotary Club of Superstition Mountain is hosting a “People of Action” fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 7, at Barleens in Apache …
Taco Fest at Salt River Fields, originally scheduled Saturday, April 4, is postponed indefinitely.

Taco Fest is postponed indefinitely

With ongoing events related to COVID-19 (coronavirus), Taco Fest at Salt River Fields, that was originally scheduled for Saturday, …
Performers at Barleens Dinner Show, 2275 E. Old West Highway in Apache Junction.

Rotary Foundation fundraiser March 21 at Barleens in Apache Junction

The Rotary Club of Superstition Mountain is hosting a “People of Action” fundraiser Saturday, March 21, at Barleens in Apache …
Jessica Nicely

2020 East Valley Man and Woman of the Year awards gala Oct. 8

The 2020 East Valley Man and Woman of the Year awards have been announced and recipients will be honored at the annual East Valley …
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