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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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It’s no secret that staying at home has led to mounting stress for both kids and adults. As parents adjust to working from home, they also have to find ways to keep their children educated and entertained, and it can be tough for them to navigate the new normal. Enter Ninja Focus – a mindfulness app that helps kids cope with stress and better understand their emotions. It inspires children ages 3 to 8 to...

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Cardiologist Kishlay Anand started Phoenix-based telehealth company Akos in 2016 to make health care more affordable and convenient. He didn’t know the virtual platform would be so helpful during a pandemic in 2020. In its early stages, Anand says many people didn’t recognize telemedicine as a valid modality to deliver health care, but now it could save lives. “If somebody has something very simple, we can keep them home and give them the care at...

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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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Whether you’re an adult or a kid, being stuck at home when the weather’s nice, work is done and school’s out can be kind of a bummer. One can only binge so many Netflix shows or play so much Minecraft before starting to go a little stir-crazy. Thankfully, there are a handful of downloadable coloring books and activities from local organizations that can help keep kids of all ages occupied and satisfied. Taliesin West Floor...

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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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Adoptions, kennel space, volunteers, fundraisers and donations are the fuel that keeps Valley animal rescues running. When these essentials are strained or depleted, smaller rescues that depend on public benevolence may not be able to accept new animal intakes, and caring for residing cats and dogs is a near-impossible struggle. Here are five nonprofit, no-kill animal rescues acclimating to new ways of surviving, and looking to our community for a lifeline. H.A.R.T.  (Homeless Animals Rescue...

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Radio Free Europa challenges the adage “Truth is stranger than fiction.” The online play, penned by local playwright Ashley Naftule, is loosely based on a late-night call-in radio show called Coast to Coast AM that was hosted by a guy named Art Bell out of his living room in Nevada starting in the 1970s. Bell didn’t screen his callers or try to poke holes in their bizarre stories or theories. Originally slated for the stage...

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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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In the 1920s, “break a leg” was a way to wish theater people good luck in auditions and performances. But in the 2020s, it might as well be “break the internet,” especially since companies have had to cancel or postpone productions or move their performances to live streams in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. Thankfully for thirsty theatergoers, there are a handful of local groups providing performing arts content they can enjoy from the...

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Every Tuesday and Wednesday after 3 p.m., Whyld Ass Grill owner Keith Wyatt sets several quarts of soup outside the door of his vegan restaurant in Phoenix for anyone to take. It’s a gesture of gastronomic goodwill from someone who knows what it’s like to struggle. Wyatt had barely reopened after recovering from flooding when he shuttered amid coronavirus concerns. Since the pandemic, he’s had to lay off 85 percent of the staff at his...

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Do you know your Corey Haim films from your Corey Feldman flicks? Are you hip to the fact that the Seattle Mariners are the only MLB team to never play in a World Series? Maybe you’re the person friends call to settle arguments about whether or not the guitar solo in “Freebird” is longer than the guitar solo in “Stairway to Heaven” (it is)? Even if you don’t know anything other than you’re bored and...

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