Voters chose the final Congressional candidates Aug. 4 for the November elections.
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Thursday, August 13, 2020
Bill Patena (Ironwood District), Jon Edwards (Willow District) and Bridget Binsbacher (Mesquite District) received more than 99% of the vote, renewing their terms for another four years on Election Day, Aug. 4.
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Many have heard stories of what happened when hair salons and barbershops closed down to stop the spread of COVID-19. There were botched at-home haircuts and dye jobs, and many people grew out quarantine beards. Hairstylists and barbers found themselves out of work.
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Wildlife World Zoo animals have been adventuring while the public is away, but staff members there say the star attractions miss their visitors. The Litchfield Park zoo, one of the West Valley’s biggest attractions, has been closed during the pandemic but is planning to reopen next month.
Saturday, August 08, 2020
Friday, August 07, 2020
Thursday, August 06, 2020
In a massive effort to keep employers writing paychecks during the pandemic, the federal government pumped more than $80 million into Peoria businesses in a loan-forgiveness program.
The AZ Water Association has recognized EPCOR USA with its 2020 Water Project of the Year Award for EPCOR’s $29 million expansion of the White Tanks Regional Water Treatment Plant in Surprise.
Golfweek recently published rankings for its 2020 Best issue. Peoria’s Quintero Golf Club was ranked No. 2 in the state—which is saying something, as Arizona leads the nation with 138 courses.
Wednesday, August 05, 2020
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Michael Muscato of Peoria has surged ahead of Robert Olsen and Bob Musselwhite on the Democrat ticket in the 8th Congressional District. It looks like Muscato will challenge Rep. Debbie Lesko - unopposed on the Republican ticket - in the November general election
Two dozen bars around the state are asking the Arizona Supreme Court to rule that Gov. Doug Ducey does not have the constitutional authority to shut them or any other business down.
Monday, August 03, 2020
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Saturday, August 01, 2020
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Monday, July 27, 2020
An Arizona Education Association survey reports 90% of 7,600 school employees who participated are “concerned about health issues related to teaching and learning in schools.”
Sunday, July 26, 2020
Maricopa County is beginning a new rental assistance program for residents outside of the cities of Phoenix and Mesa who have been impacted by the COVID-19 emergency. The Human Services Department will administer the program, which will be funded with federal CARES Act dollars and delivered …
Saturday, July 25, 2020
Friday, July 24, 2020
Thursday, July 23, 2020
The Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority appointed Peoria Councilman Jon Edwards to serve as chairman. His one year began July 1.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Friday, July 17, 2020
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Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Sunday, July 12, 2020
First it was the Phoenix Suns and Arizona Coyotes. Now, just as sports were beginning to start up again, players on the Phoenix Rising and Grand Canyon University men’s basketball team have tested positive for COVID-19.
Thunderbirds Charities gave a $60,000 grant for Benevilla’s Home Services program, which has been especially busy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Saturday, July 11, 2020
Though Gov. Doug Ducey warned “it’s going to get worse” at the end of June, the number of COVID-19 tests, hospitalizations and deaths increased dramatically in June compared to previous months.
The United Phoenix Firefighters Local 493 is the local chapter of the International Association of Firefighters that represents the firefighters of Glendale, Peoria, Phoenix, Tempe, Surprise and Chandler.
Even though its launch was delayed by the pandemic, more than 1,000 people have utilized the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office new Felony Diversion Program.
Three West Valley hospitals are among the best 10 in the state, according to an index by the Lown Institute, a Brookline, Massachusetts-based nonpartisan think tank.
Delta Dental of Arizona contributed over $1 million to 100 organizations last year, helping 245,200 Arizona residents achieve their healthiest smiles.
Arizona posted one of the sharpest unemployment drops in the country in May, falling from a historic high of 13.4% in April to 8.9% last month, according to the latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Friday, July 10, 2020
There’s often not much agreement on news out of Washington, but Arizona business leaders were hard-pressed this week to come up with negatives about the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement that took effect last week.
Thursday, July 09, 2020
On June 30, the Peoria Police Department advised there would be heavy traffic, due to a funeral procession at Christ’s Church of the Valley for Phoenix Police Commander Greg Carnicle, who was killed in the line of duty March 29.
Saturday, July 04, 2020
In response to the rising case of COVID-19 cases, Peoria Mayor Cathy Carlat issued an emergency proclamation requiring people to cover their nose and mouth when in public areas where social distancing is not possible.
Friday, July 03, 2020
Thursday, July 02, 2020
President Donald Trump toured a newly finished section of border wall June 23 in Yuma, crediting it not only for a reduction in border crossings and drugs but claiming it has helped prevent “a coronavirus catastrophe” on the southern border.