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PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Transportation has reallocated more than 2,600 N95 respirator masks to two state-operated assisted care facilities to help address a need for personal protective equipment during the current health situation.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges in our everyday lives. As we each do our part to help slow the spread of coronavirus disease, we look to the helpers all around us and wonder if we, too, could do more.

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Rosie Portual-Brastad is used to coming to the aid of Apache Junction Unified School District families. Rosie heads Project Help, a program that is exclusive to Apache Junction Unified School District and provides families in need with help with financial assistance, food, new and gently-use…

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Since older Americans are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19), I wanted to let you know the steps we’re taking to help our Medicare beneficiaries cope with the pandemic.

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As a destination campus, we recognize that the current school location for meal pickup isn't accessible to all of our families. In an effort to connect more of our families with meals during the school closures, we are launching a "Meals on Wheels" program, beginning Monday, March 23.

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Today, Governor Doug Ducey joined mental health advocates, legislators and family members affected by suicide to sign SB1523, also known as Jake’s Law. The legislation, introduced by Senator Kate Brophy McGee and Representative Jeff Weninger, requires health care insurers to cover mental hea…

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Parks and Recreation offers a variety of group fitness classes at the Multi-Generational Center (MGC). Classes are included in a membership or with daily drop-in fee. Each month, we’d like to introduce you to a couple of our instructors. This month, meet Deb McClarnon and Erin Harral.

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Apache Junction continues to grow and expand. On April 1, 2019, the city adopted a new property maintenance code.

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A Maricopa County resident who recently returned from Wuhan, China, is one of five confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in the U.S., where the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday it is tracking 110 potential cases across 26 states.

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What started as a simple team building idea to get fit for the holidays has evolved into a full-out goal to conquer 131 miles in 365 days. Employees from Salt River Project's Southside Water group have formed an informal grassroots team called "131 Can Be Done." The challenge: walk, run or c…

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Kick off 2020 in outdoor style! For the 8th year in a row, Arizona State Parks and Trails is part of a national collaboration of all 50 state park systems to host guided “First Day Hikes” on New Year’s Day.

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Empowerment Systems, Inc. is formally announcing that Deke Beveridge is the new Chief Executive Officer. Deke began his tenure as CEO officially in July 2019, taking over from his father, Jack Beveridge. Jack had been CEO since founding the organization as the Pinal-Gila Behavioral Health As…

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On Saturday, October 26 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Nyla’s Angels will host a fundraiser at the local VFW Post 9399, 133 N. Saguaro Dr., Apache Junction, AZ. Proceeds will benefit the ongoing research and treatment of multiple sclerosis.

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In partnership with Dignity Health East Valley, the Apache Junction Public Library will play host to an educational and informative program, A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls.

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Apache Junction Unified School District’s Food Services Department has partnered with the United Food Bank and will provide a Mobile School Market at the Apache Junction High School Cafeteria, 2525 S. Ironwood Road in Apache Junction.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Fitness Staff at the MGC are hosting their 6th Annual Pretty in Pink Dance Party on Saturday, October 12 from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. All ages are welcome to participate in the hour and a half l…

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Glen Fullmer frequently posts hiking photos and video on Facebook, and the staff at The Apache Junction and Gold Canyon News have become fans! So, we invited him to share his virtual tours with us as a guest blogger. Happily, he accepted the invitation!

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Glen Fullmer frequently posts hiking photos and video on Facebook, and the staff at The Apache Junction and Gold Canyon News have become fans! So, we invited him to share his virtual tours with us as a guest blogger. Happily, he accepted the invitation!

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Apache Junction Wellness Partnership (AJWP) and Horizon Health & Wellness (HHW) has developed the Youth Empowerment Partners (YEP) organization to promote heathy choices among the youth of Pinal County. YEP continues to plan youth directed/adult guided activities around the county that p…

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Cannabis has taken the health industry by storm recently and with the passing of the Farm Bill in 2018, the oil from hemp is no longer considered a schedule 1 drug in the US. Cannabidiol (CBD) from the hemp plant has skyrocketed in popularity, as it offers health benefits without the “high” …

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Prior to the development of the pap test, woman commonly developed cervical cancer and died from it. In the 1940s, the pap test was developed as a way to screen not only for cervical cancer but also the precancerous changes that could lead to cervical cancer. Now, significantly fewer women d…

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Crisis Response Network confirms that 2-1-1 Arizona will continue operations, despite lack of funding by the State of Arizona and reductions in financial support from major funders.

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The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is issuing a Health Watch (HW) for ozone effective July 15, 2019, in the Phoenix area. ADEQ recommends that people limit outdoor activity while the HW is in effect, especially children and adults with respiratory problems.