Rising number of coronavirus hospitalizations explained, voter guides for Gilbert and Chandler: This week's news from Phoenix area

Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona. (Community Impact staff)
Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona. (Community Impact staff)

Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona. (Community Impact staff)

Read the latest Phoenix-area stories from the past week.

COVID-19: See the data behind the rising number of coronavirus hospitalizations across Arizona

The Arizona Department of Health Services has tracked COVID-19 hospitalization data since early April, and in recent days and weeks the number of confirmed or suspected COVID-19 patients admitted to a hospital has climbed.

Aldi to open Chandler location in November

A new Aldi location is expected to open in Chandler in November. The location of the discount grocery store will be at 2844 S. Alma School Road.



Gilbert voters guide for August town, primary elections

Here is candidate and voting information for the Aug. 4 town and primary election.

Chandler Education Association president: 'It's incredibly frustrating to feel almost expendable’

Katie Nash is a mother and a daughter, and both roles create worry for her in this moment: Her daughter is at a higher risk of contracting the coronavirus due to underlying health conditions, and Nash's parents live with her. Nash is also a biology teacher at Chandler High School and the president of the Chandler Education Association, and as schools face uncertainties surrounding reopening during the coronavirus pandemic, many educators, including Nash, are concerned about what heading back to brick-and-mortar classrooms will look like.

Voter guide: Meet the 6 candidates running for Chandler City Council in Aug. 4 elect

Get to know the six candidates running for three Chandler City Council seats in the Aug. 4 election.

Alexa D’Angelo and Tom Blodgett contributed to this report.



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State guidance to schools on reopening for in-person instruction focuses on three health metrics (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
State releases metrics for schools to determine start of in-person instruction

State guidance to schools on reopening for in-person instruction focuses on three health metrics

Hamilton High School will serve as a COVID-19 testing site. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Hamilton High School to serve as COVID-19 testing site

The tests will be conducted through Embry Women's Health at the high school located at 3700 S. Arizona Ave. in Chandler.

Chandler USD will remain online for the first quarter.  (Community Impact staff)
Chandler USD to continue with remote learning through first quarter

Chandler USD will remain online for the first quarter.

West Alley BBQ & Smokehouse blends Southern tastes and hospitality

Christian Brantley said his family started West Alley BBQ & Smokehouse in Chandler on a whim.

See early results from the Chandler City Council election. (Community Impact staff)
Updated: See who is leading in the race for three seats on Chandler City Council

See early results from the Chandler City Council election.

The U.S. Census Bureau will halt its counting operation a month earlier than expected. (Courtesy U.S. Census Bureau)
U.S. Census Bureau to halt counting operation a month earlier than expected

The self-response deadline has moved up to Sept. 30.

The state's highest education official said Aug. 3 that is was "unlikely" that any Arizona school will be able to reopen for in-person or hybrid learning by Gov. Doug Ducey's targeted Aug. 17 date. (Community Impact staff)
State superintendent: It is 'unlikely' schools will resume in-person on target Aug. 17 date

The state's highest education official said Aug. 3 that is was "unlikely" that any Arizona school will be able to reopen for in-person or hybrid learning by Gov. Doug Ducey's targeted Aug. 17 date.