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COVID-19: Chandler sees 35 new COVID-19 cases across its ZIP codes, Maricopa County sees increase of 86 cases and one death Aug. 31

Across Chandler's six ZIP codes, there were 6,721 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on Aug. 31, according to data from the state—an increase of 35 reported cases from over the weekend. That overall number of cases represents an increase of 1.43% across the city in the past seven days.

Chandler's new First-Mile, Last-Mile partnership with Lyft begins Sept. 1

The city of Chandler begins a new partnership with Lyft on Sept. 1 in which the city will provide up to 50% off rides to and from designated bus stops south of Pecos Road.

Chandler-Gilbert Community College offers food, school supplies to East Valley families

Chandler-Gilbert Community College announced Aug. 31 that the Coyote Cupboard and free produce distribution will return to the college campus Sept. 1, according to a news release. The Coyote Cupboard, through a partnership with Matthew's Crossing Food Bank, provides nonperishable food items and school and food supplies.

Judy Wear Boutique prioritizes fashion, comfort and service

When Judy Dragoo was a teacher in Sierra Vista, she made waves among her fellow teachers each holiday season when she would create Christmas-themed sweaters. She eventually took to selling them to her colleagues, and when one of her colleagues would don a sweater, she would call it her “Judy wear.”

Years later, Judy would take that name with her when she created her boutique in Chandler.

Majerle's Sports Grill closes; Howler's Restaurant & Sports Bar takes its place

Howler's Restaurant & Sports Grill opened Aug. 28 in the space formerly occupied by Majerle's Sports Grill. Majerle's closed its location adjacent to Chandler Fashion Center earlier this summer.


COVID-19: Gilbert sees 34 new cases; county has increase of 86 cases and one death Aug. 31

Across Gilbert's six ZIP codes, there were 4,833 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on Aug. 31, according to data from the state. That's an increase of 34 cases from over the weekend. That represents an increase of 1.81% across the town in the past seven days.


COVID-19: Number of coronavirus-related hospitalizations declining 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. Of the 1,202,698 COVID-19 tests in Arizona, 12.7% have yielded positive results as of Aug. 31. This accounts for diagnostic test results, not antibody test results.

Alexa D’Angelo contributed to this report.