Leader of Arizona's response to the COVID-19 pandemic quits

PHOENIX (AP) — The woman who led Arizona's response to the coronavirus pandemic has resigned from her position effective immediately. Wendy Smith-Reeve, director of the Arizona Division of …

Arizona COVID-19 case load increases by more than 100 Saturday

Saturday's reported jump in Arizona COVID-19 cases was not as large as the 157-person increase reported Friday, but it did mark the second straight day with more than 100 new cases in the …


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

Arizona Citizens for the Arts has organized a 24-hour virtual telethon with live-streamed performances and appearances by Arizona …
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 …
The Phoenix Art Museum,1625 N. Central Ave., has temporarily closed through April 6.

Phoenix Art Museum announces temporary hiatus

Out of “love and care” for visitors, members, volunteers, and staff, the Phoenix Art Museum, at 1625 N. Central Ave., has …
Tentatively, the 40th Annual Phoenix Pride Festival and Parade is set to run Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 7-8, with the Parade moving to Saturday, Nov. 7.

Phoenix Pride postpones 2020 festival, parade

Originally scheduled for April 4-5, due to mounting public health concerns, the 40th Annual Phoenix Pride Festival and Parade has been …
The Kyle Petty Charity Ride has been postponed until 2021. The Ride was scheduled to visit multiple places in Arizona, including Phoenix Raceway and The Wigwam in Litchfield Park.

Charity ride through Arizona postponed until next year

Kyle Petty Charity Ride, Inc. announced Monday, March 23 its decision to postpone its 26th Anniversary Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across …

Newlon: Remote online notarization a critical need in Arizona

To help keep our communities healthy, the need for social distancing is imperative right now. As such, on March 18, two U.S. …
Seema Verma

Verma: Medicare and coronavirus, what you need to know

Since older Americans are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19), I wanted to let you know the steps we’re taking to help …
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JBW: Paradise Valley public safety precautions paramount as COVID-19 concerns permeate

I want to share with you directly what the Town of Paradise Valley is doing in response to the novel coronavirus. The town continues …
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Smith: Eliminating Scottsdale’s food tax is humane, justified and long-overdue

Mayor and Members of Council... At no time in memory have citizens suffered more from disinformation and lack of information. …
Economic troubles ahead as tourism faces realities of COVID-19

While the media can’t stop reporting on the coronavirus it has been underreporting the devastating impact just starting to be fully realized on tourism communities.