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.


Dave and Colleen Specht own and operate ImprovMania in downtown Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Downtown Chandler's ImprovMania to relocate to new location

Downtown Chandler's comedy club will relocate to a new location this year.

See daily COVID-19 data updates. (Community Impact staff)
COVID-19: See Chandler COVID-19 cases, vaccinations by ZIP code

Here is what you need to know about COVID-19 case counts in Chandler and the state.

Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona. (Community Impact staff)
ADHS: COVID-19 hospitalizations climbing slightly again

Here is what you need to know about hospitalization numbers in Arizona because of COVID-19 cases.

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors met May 17. (Screen capture from YouTube)
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors cuts property tax rate in new budget

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved a tentative $3.4 billion budget for fiscal year 2021-22.

Masks will be optional for the 2021-22 Chandler USD school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Optional masks, 3 feet social distancing and more part of Chandler USD's 2021-22 COVID-19 mitigation plan

Mask usage, social distancing requirements and rules around large gatherings will change throughout Chandler USD for the upcoming school year.

The city of Chandler headquarters is in downtown Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler ends emergency declaration issued last March due to COVID-19

Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke announced May 13 that he is rescinding the proclamation declaring the existence of a local emergency in Chandler issued March 19, 2020, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Gilbert home values rising fast in 85298; 5 businesses coming to Chandler and more top area news

Read the top news from the past week from the Gilbert and Chandler areas.

Doug Ducey
Ducey unveils program to encourage individuals to return to work

Gov. Doug Ducey announced May 13 a three-part “Arizona Back to Work” program to incentivize residents to get off unemployment benefits and fill one of the state’s 160,000 to 180,000 open jobs.

CDC ends all mask requirements for fully vaccinated people

The guidance states fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks indoors or outdoors.

Doug Ducey
Gov. Ducey signs bill to trim early voter roll

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on May 11 signed into law Senate Bill 1485, which will purge the permanent early voter rolls of anyone who has not voted by mail in the previous two election cycles.

Denise McCreery, d'vine Gourmet owner, first began her business as a means to rid her home of half-consumed wine bottles her husband, a wine distributor, brought home. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler's d'Vine Gourmet set to relocate to downtown this fall

Downtown Chandler will get a new business this fall when d'Vine Gourmet relocates its store to the space occupied by Sibley's West.

Residents will have until May 2023 to obtain a Real ID. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
US Department of Homeland Security extends Real ID deadline until 2023

Drivers will have until May 2023 to get the Real ID, which will be required for adults boarding a U.S. commercial flight.