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Along the Loop 303, the “Welcome to Glendale” signs might need an addendum: “Please apply within.”

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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.

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While other congressional races have little competition, likely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one West Valley district has a healthy field of candidates.

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While many of the New Frontier annexations are still in early phases, another one is ready to begin construction.

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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. 

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According to the Maricopa County Elections Department, ballots are scheduled to be mailed to registered voters this week.

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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.

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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.

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Peoria Unified School District Governing Board members emotionally honored Superintendent Linda Palles Thompson at her last meeting before her July 1 retirement.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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A former Glendale Police officer and a current officer were on the June 17 Arizona Police Officer Standards and Training (AZPOST) board agenda.

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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.

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He remembers checking into Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center and leaving the Glendale hospital.

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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.

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Two local Spencer’s TV & Appliance customers were awarded major shopping sprees at its original location in Mesa recently.

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On June 17, Gov. Doug Ducey and Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ sat down at a long table to begin a news conference.

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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. 

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Glendale continues to be land hungry, showing it is far from finished with annexing land near the Loop 303 — dubbed “The New Frontier.”

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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. 

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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.”

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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.

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Temperatures are rising in Arizona.  And as swimming becomes more tempting, water safety is crucial to protect young lives.

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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.

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Six weeks before she was savagely murdered, Brittany Hand was in a hospital, complaining of  pains from a fall. 

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Graduating in a drive-thru style wasn’t what most seniors were expecting when they began their final year of high school.

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A Glendale police officer arrested Ashley Cliff, 29, on charges of manslaughter and driving under the influence.

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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.

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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. 

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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.