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Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers declared a “local emergency” in the city Wednesday, March 18, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Efforts to quickly enact an $11.8 billion “baseline’’ contingency budget for the coming fiscal year hit a snag March 18 as some Republicans questioned what is—and is not—in the spending plan and Democrats are holding out for some priorities.

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The Senate gave overwhelming approval last week to a multibillion-dollar coronavirus relief bill, the second such bill in two weeks, and immediately turned its attention to a third bill that could have a $2 trillion price tag.

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Michael Muscato, who plans to challenge Rep. Debbie Lesko for her District 8 seat, said he has created a task force to help seniors combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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With schools across the state closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Boys and Girls Clubs of the Valley opened its doors to impacted families to provide child care.

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After state orders to end in-restaurant dining, many Glendale restaurants remain open for takeout and delivery. However, several report they have had to cut staff.

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With marching orders to take care of young minds and midsections, school administrators have had to scramble in the era of COVID-19.

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Banner Health and Abrazo, two of the largest medical providers in the West Valley, have new policies regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Like cities around the country, tax-fueled West Valley cities have been spreading the “participate in the census” message for nearly a year.

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Last week, President Donald Trump, Gov. Doug Ducey and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised those under 60 to avoid crowds and stay home as much as possible, to protect against COVID-19 — which can be deadly for the elderly population.

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The House of Representatives passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday.

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The League of Women Voters of Northwest Maricopa County scheduled a meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, March 23, to “take the pulse of members and guests regarding their feelings about gun safety.”

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Dozens of Litchfield Park and Waddell residents were primed to attend a Planning and Zoning Commission meeting March 5. They planned to protest the developer of Cotton Properties’ plans for a Love’s Travel Center on recently annexed land near Cotton Lane and Bethany Home Road.

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The Coronavirus Disease, known better as COVID-19, has people around the country and world thinking about their health and how to avoid further spread in the community.

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The 5.5 magnitude Yuma earthquake Friday night felt by Glendale residents wasn’t the only earth moving this week.

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Last week, officials made several discomforting announcements regarding COVID-19.

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Climate change and cyberattacks are emerging as major concerns of municipalities around the country and the Phoenix is no exception. 

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Times Media Group, a Valley-based company with community weekly newspapers and websites throughout Arizona and California, has acquired The Foothills Focus, a community news weekly based in New River. 

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According to the Glendale Police Department, a man was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries after being hit by two vehicles Friday, March 6.

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The Traveling Vietnam Wall, a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be on display on the Great Lawn outside State Farm Stadium, 1 Cardinals Drive. After an opening ceremony at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 5, the replica will be on display through 3 p.m. Sunda…

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Mayor Jerry Weiers rode with hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts through remarkable landmarks of the Valley. It was an event unlike any other, he said. 

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Product placement department: Tables had bottles of Coca-Cola and cans of Red Bull and White Claw. Swire Coca-Cola bottling facility is in Glendale near Westgate; the makers of Red Bull and White Claw are building facilities in the fast-expanding west Glendale “New Frontier.”

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Though health officials insist most don’t need them, masks are flying off shelves.

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According to Glendale Police, Felicia Hernandez, 34, was killed in a single-vehicle collision shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 23.

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The Desert Diamond Casino West Valley opening was a full house, actually and figuratively.

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Here in west Glendale, which just a few weeks ago was unincorporated Maricopa County, farmland is being paved over, with heavy machinery leveling land and laying asphalt.

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Glendale Mayor Jerry P. Weiers will present the 69th annual “State of the City” address and dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27.

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The Trump administration took another step toward expediting construction of a border wall, announcing it is waiving federal contracting regulations to fast track construction in four states, including Arizona. 

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