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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 …

Surprise school seniors mourn loss of traditional rites

Graduation is just one event many students across Surprise are possibly going to miss out on — at least the traditional way — now that schools are closed statewide through the end of the school year because of fears from COVID-19, or the coronavirus.
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THE LOST SEASON

Editor’s Note: Over the remainder of what was to be the 2020 spring high school sports season, sports editor Richard Smith will tell the story of teams and players — in particular seniors …
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More Class of 2020 athletes sign with universities

  The following local high school seniors have signed a letter of intent or made a verbal commitment to the following college programs.   West Valley Preps will update the list …
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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 …
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The 2019-20 All-West Valley Preps boys basketball team

For the seventh year, West Valley Preps has announced honors for the best boys basketball players it covers in the West Valley. This time around, we saw so many quality players that a third team was …
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The 2019-20 All West Valley Preps girls basketball team

For the seventh year, West Valley Preps has announced honors for the best girls basketball players it covers in the West Valley.   With so many quality players in the West Valley, a third …
Education

When Arizona schools closed for the remainder of the school year due to coronavirus precautions, the teachers and staff at Arizona Charter Academy, 16025 N. Dysart Road, Surprise, immediately …

      Teacher of the Year nomination deadline April 30 Applications available online Nominations for the 2021 Arizona Teacher of the Year Awards through the Arizona …
Dysart Unified School District is adding eight new sites for grab-and-go meal service beginning Monday, April 6. Meals are provided for community members 18 and under at no cost, and are served 11 …
      West Valley preschool to remain open for first responders’, heathcare workers’ children Registration fees waived at Surprise childcare …
Business

FirstBank announces effort to assist customers, employees and communities

FirstBank announced a comprehensive effort to help those impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic, including the launch of its customer assistance program, increased compensation for on-site …

Sun Health Foundation announces Warren D. Ruff scholarship fund

Sun Health Foundation announced the establishment of the Warren D. Ruff Scholarship Fund for qualifying nurses and nursing candidates – at a time when it’s needed most to support the …

View a webinar on the Paycheck Protection Plan loan process today

Citizens may view a webinar on the Paycheck Protection Plan loan process 1-2 p.m. April 6.

Virtual career support for women launches in metro-Phoenix in Response to COVID-19

Dress for Success Phoenix, an organization dedicated to empowering women to achieve success by providing a network of support, has launched a suite of career-ready services accessible to women Valley-wide through its free virtual career support programs.
Surprise Opinion

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 …

Rotarians are “People of Action,” and Rotary clubs and their members throughout Arizona are pitching in to help where needed in their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic …
We are really in an unprecedented time with a lack of answers, certainty and control, and there is no end in sight. With all the discussion and encouragement around “social distancing” for our physical health, it brings up a whole new array of potential mental health problems, especially for older adults.
To help keep our communities healthy, the need for social distancing is imperative right now. As such, on March 18, two U.S. senators --- Kevin Cramer and Mark Warner --- introduced a bill known …
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