By Tom Scanlon
At the June 23 Glendale City Council meeting, dozens of Litchfield Park and Waddell residents voiced their opposition to a Love’s truck stop.
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.
While other congressional races have little competition, likely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one West Valley district has a healthy field of candidates.
On June 23, Glendale City Council pulled the plug on approval for Credit Management/Christmas Light Decorators as the holiday lights vendor until August after potential discrepancies in the application process were noted.
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.
Despite emotional pleas from Litchfield Park and Waddell residents, Glendale City Council voted 6-1 June 23 for a rezoning that allows for a Love’s truck stop.
Though no changes will be made before July 4, Glendale City Council discussed and came to a consensus on city code revisions to penalties for breaking firework codes at a June 23 workshop.
Peoria Unified School District Governing Board members emotionally honored Superintendent Linda Palles Thompson at her last meeting before her July 1 retirement.
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.
According to the Arizona State Department of Health Services, hospital in-patient and ICU beds are in the 86-88% range—high, but not changed much over the last week. However, the Maricopa County Department of Health daily COVID-19 numbers show 90 more people hospitalized June 26 by coronavirus.
In these unprecedented times, Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care, which operates locally in Glendale as well as across the country, offered a view into the ways hospices have adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson wore a mask June 16 while visiting Glendale’s Glencroft Center for Modern Aging, which has been hit hard by COVID-19, with 35 deaths.
A wide range of opinions were presented at a Glendale City Council meeting June 19 on face coverings in public spaces. The mandate was put in place later the same day.
Robert Mahoney, 58, took his life Jan. 24, after shooting and killing a business associate and the man’s son. Three others were shot to death in Glendale in January.
When Amanda Nottingham received an email from the Grammy Museum and its Recording Academy, she was stunned. The William C. Jack Elementary School music teacher couldn’t believe what she was reading.
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed a lawsuit in Maricopa County Superior Court May 28 against Google for “deceptive and unfair practices used to obtain users’ location data, which Google then exploits for its lucrative advertising business.”
Surging numbers of COVID-19 cases in Arizona have pushed some hospital intensive-care units to their limits in recent weeks, but health experts around the state said hospitals still have room to adapt – for now.
Gov. Doug Ducey said June 11 he does not intend to impose new restrictions on Arizonans – or even require them to wear masks – despite more people contracting COVID-19.
Glendale police officers arrested Collin Alexander Jones, an 18-year-old Glendale resident, and charged him with a hit-and-run that killed a 3-year-old boy May 21.
The trial for a former fifth-grade teacher accused of molesting multiple students scheduled to be held in Maricopa County Superior Court June 8 was delayed until July 20.
Despite opposition from the cities of Goodyear and Litchfield Park, Luke Air Force Base and more than 100 residents, Maricopa County Planning and Zoning Commission voted 7-2 May 28 to approve a military compatibility permit and development plan for a “cross-dock” facility at Falcon Golf Course.
The city of Glendale reopened Glendale City Hall to public access Monday, June 8. Access was restricted in mid-March to protect the safety of residents and staff due to COVID-19.
Two weeks after the May 13 death of Brittany Hand, 27, Glendale police arrested Brandon Kimbell, 28, and charged him with first-degree murder.
The Glendale Police Department is asking for help in identifying a suspect involved in a hit-and-run collision that injured two people.
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