A former fifth-grade teacher is scheduled to go to trial in Maricopa County Superior Court at 8 a.m. Monday, June 8.
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Friday, June 05, 2020
Thursday, June 04, 2020
Data from Maricopa County Planning and Development Department shows some encouraging signs for the nation’s fastest-growing county. Building permit submissions are up substantially year over year, with a greater percentage of these being completed online.
Rep. Debbie Lesko, a Republican who represents Peoria and parts of Glendale, Avondale and Litchfield Park, was named a 2019 Taxpayer Super Hero by conservative group the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste.
A job fair for experienced nurses and emergency department technicians will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 4, at the new Abrazo Surprise Hospital.
Wednesday, June 03, 2020
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Thursday, May 28, 2020
If there’s any doubt that wildfire poses a high risk to property in Arizona, the U.S. Forest Service would like to paint a different picture—in blazing reds and flaming yellows.
State representatives voted May 22 along party lines to put new hurdles in the path of people suing businesses, churches and schools over COVID-19 claims.
When schools closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Peoria launched a series of videos called “Home Hangouts.” More than 50 videos are available online for residents to craft, read, dance, paint, play a game or learn a new skill.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Memorial Day was called Decoration Day when it was first celebrated, May 30, 1866. It first honored soldiers who died during the Civil War, then American soldiers who died in any war.
Monday, May 25, 2020
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Thursday, May 21, 2020
Talented young athletes often dominate several sports in elementary school and even high school. But even the most gifted focus on just one sport in high school.
As retail shops around the West Valley ponder reopening while following safety guidelines, there may be a model to follow: Goodwill of Northern and Central Arizona.
As COVID-19 continues to affect business across the Valley, funeral services and weddings are no exception. Resorts and funeral homes across Arizona continue to face hardship as the stay-at-home order lightens.
In any other election year, Eva Putzova would be driving across Arizona’s sprawling 1st District to get to in-person campaign events in her challenge to Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Sedona.
Gov. Doug Ducey announced May 15 that $300,000 in funding from the AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund has been allocated to organizations that support senior citizens, the homebound and those who are medically fragile.
Retired paramedic Larry Delfs is being transferred to a long-term acute-care facility following his treatment that included a team of nurses from Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital. The Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital nurses traveled to Tucson twice to assist with patient care and staff education o…
Glencroft Center for Modern Aging in Glendale has taken the unique step of publicly reporting cases of COVID-19—even as the number who died there from coronavirus more than doubled over the last week.
Two grantmakers teamed up to award $59,000 to organizations serving people with disabilities to ease social isolation in Arizona during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As if fighting fires wasn’t dangerous enough, firefighters now have to worry about COVID-19 while they’re on the job, making for what fire officials say will be the “most challenging season we’re going to have.”
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Arizona took another tentative step toward reopening the state’s economy when dine-in restaurants were allowed to resume limited service.
Despite stay-at-home orders in Arizona, people across the Valley still need their functioning vehicles for essential business. In order to keep people moving to the places they need to go, auto shops are considered essential businesses and have remained open.
Sunday, May 17, 2020
Saturday, May 16, 2020
An estimated $301 million in repairs and improvements is needed over the next 15 years for schools in the Peoria Unified School District, the district’s governing board was told May 1 during a budget study session.
Friday, May 15, 2020
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Despite the federal government’s unprecedented efforts to aid businesses threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic, small farms are being left further behind, according to one local small farm owner.
Making up almost half of the population in Arizona, according to 2019 data from the Office of Economic Opportunity, minorities are a large part of workers in the third fastest-growing state in the United States.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
West Valley residents may find it a little easier to get a COVID-19 test after the state began a three-Saturday blitz aimed at collecting samples from at least 60,000 Arizonans so officials can better determine how many people in the state are infected.
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Arizona unemployment benefits will expand this month to cover workers who are not now eligible, to last longer than before and to pay more in weekly benefits to some jobless workers.
Sunday, May 10, 2020
Seven people died of COVID-19 in Maricopa County April 30, according to the Department of Health. All were residents of long-term facilities. Seven more died of COVID-19 the next day, with five coming from long-term facilities.
Saturday, May 09, 2020
After a movie and TV actor donated convalescent plasma, Vitalant is seeking to cast locals who have recovered from COVID-19 in supporting roles to fight the pandemic.
Friday, May 08, 2020
While some high school graduations are as up in the air as a graduation cap tossed by a senior, other ceremonies have been tentatively scheduled for State Farm Stadium.