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Stay safe this holiday weekend with these socially distant experiences. DRIVE IN  Freedom Fest 2020 at the Princess – Reimagined The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is hosting its 2020 Fourth of July Freedom Fest this year in compliance with new social distancing guidelines. Guests will be able to participate in the Fairmont fishing derbies from 8-10 a.m. on July 4, for $10 per person. The hotel will also host an airshow at 4:45 p.m. with over...

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Case Count Nears 80,000 With 4,682 new cases reported today, June 30, Arizona’s COVID-19 case count is at 79,215, as reported by the Arizona Department of Health Services. This is a 36.2 percent increase in cases reported since last Tuesday, June 23. As of yesterday, June 29, the ADHS reports that 86 percent of adult ICU beds and 85 percent of inpatient beds at Arizona hospitals are currently in use. Death Toll Surpasses 1,600 The...

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According to a 2019 Pew Research study, 20 percent of U.S. adults listen to audiobooks. “It’s the fastest growing form of book enjoyment today,” says Dave Pratt, owner of STAR Worldwide Networks, a Scottsdale-based media production company. With over 40 years of experience hosting radio shows, TV shows and podcasts, Pratt – also known as “The Morning Mayor” – started his company in 2009 and started producing audiobooks shortly after that. According to Pratt, audiobooks...

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Coronavirus Case Count Pass 58,000 With 3,591 new cases reported today by the Arizona Department of Health Services, Arizona’s COVID-19 case count has risen to 58,179. This is a 48.8 percent increase in reported cases since last Tuesday, June 16. Maricopa County remains the county with the most reported cases of the state, at 33,883, or 58.2 percent of the total. Death Toll Reaches 1,384 The ADHS reported 42 new deaths today, June 23, raising...

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Coronavirus Case Count Exceeds 40,000 With 1,827 new COVID-19 cases reported today by the Arizona Department of Health Services, the total number of cases in Arizona has risen to 40,924. The total case number has risen by 38 percent since last Tuesday. Maricopa County remains the county with the highest reported cases, at 22,272. Death Toll Surpasses 1,200 Arizona’s total COVID-19 deaths have reached 1,827, with 20 reported today. Three quarters of these deaths are...

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Next week, Hulu is releasing a series hosted by Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi, about the search for true American food. Taste the Nation follows Lakshmi as she travels across the country to learn about different styles of American cooking, with a focus on immigrant and indigenous cultures and foods. Lakshmi says, in the official trailer, that “everything that the American cuisine is today is because all these different people and different cultures contributed to it.”...

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Coronavirus Cases Increase by more than 3,000 over Weekend The Arizona Department of Health Services reports that the state’s total COVID-19 case count has reached 28,296 as of today. Death Toll at 1,070 The ADHS also reports that as of today, the COVID-19 death toll in Arizona has risen to 1,070. People aged 65 and older make up 76.9 percent of these deaths. ADHS Hospital Bed Reports Change On Saturday, June 6, the Arizona Department...

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Coronavirus Cases Surpass 24,000 With 1,579 new cases reported today by the Arizona Department of Health Services, the amount of positive COVID-19 cases in Arizona has reached 24,332. Maricopa County has the most positive cases in the state, making up 49.7 percent of total cases. Death Toll Hits 1,000 The ADHS reported 16 new COVID-19 deaths today, bringing the total up to 1,012. People aged 65 and older make up 77.3 percent of these deaths....

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530 New Coronavirus Cases Reported Today The Arizona Department of Health Services reported an additional 530 COVID-19 cases today, bringing the total up to 22,753. Of this total, 49.4 percent have been reported in Maricopa County. Death Toll Nears 1,000 As of today, June 4, the ADHS reported an additional 15 deaths. The COVID-19 death toll in Arizona is now at 996. People aged 65 and older make up 77.4 percent of these deaths. Updates...

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Coronavirus Cases Hit 22,000 With an increase of 973 cases reported on June 3 by the Arizona Department of Health Services, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Arizona has reached 22,223. Since Monday, reported cases by the ADHS have increased by 10.4 percent. Maricopa County has the most reported cases in the state, with 11,068 cases. Death Toll Increases to 981 The Arizona Department of Health reported 40 new COVID-19 deaths today, June 3,...

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Coronavirus Cases Surpass 21,000 According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, the number of COVID-19 cases in Arizona as of June 2 has risen to 21,250. Over 1,100 cases were logged today. 53.1 percent of today’s reported cases are located in Maricopa County. Death Toll at 941 As of June 2, there have been 941 recorded COVID-19 deaths – 24 more than yesterday. People aged 65 and older make up 77.7 percent of the...

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Coronavirus Cases Hit 20,000 The Arizona Department of Health Services reported the total COVID-19 case count in Arizona at 20,123 as of Monday, June 1; 187 of those cases were reported today, and 49.4 percent of Arizona’s total cases are located in Maricopa County. Death Toll Rises to 917 As of Monday, June 1, 11 new deaths were reported, raising the death toll to 917. People 65 and older make up 714 of those deaths,...

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Happy headlines are hard to come by these days. Coronavirus cases in the Valley and fear concerning the pandemic continue to rise, but there are silver linings – the community is coming together (virtually) in solidarity and local organizations, businesses and residents are doing the best they can to support each other. Our duty during these tough times is to keep you informed and updated, even if the news isn’t always uplifting. Here is a...

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