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Overnight lane closures on Interstate 10 near Chandler, Phoenix begin Oct. 21.

Drivers who travel Interstate 10 near Chandler --- along the Gila River Indian Community --- and in central Phoenix should plan for overnight lane closures while Arizona Department of Transportation crews are scheduled to install overhead signs and pavement markings.

Westbound Loop 202 to close from Kyrene Road to 40th Street

Westbound lanes of the Loop 202 South Mountain and Santan freeways will close this weekend between Kyrene Road and 40th Street to allow construction crews to mill and pave the freeway and install overhead signs

Cushman & Wakefield facilitates Greenfiber lease at Gateway Technology Commerce Center

Greenfiber is relocating to 7535 E. Ray Road in Mesa to expand and upgrade its manufacturing plant. (Submitted photo) On behalf of Greenfiber, Cushman …

Applications for solar facilities in Pinal County to be processed quicker in proposed change

Bonnybrooke, Apple's 50-megawatt photovoltaic solar power plant in Pinal County. (Salt River Project) Allowing solar photovoltaic energy production …

Right-of-way in San Tan Valley purchased for Magma Road project

Pinal County is paying $14,518 for land in San Tan Valley to be used for a Magma Road project. The Pinal County Board of Supervisors on Sept. 4 approved an …
Education

Supervisors to consider agreement with Queen Creek Unified School District

An intergovernmental agreement with Queen Creek Unified School District is to be discussed at the Oct. 23 meeting of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. in the  Supervisors' Auditorium, 205 W. Jefferson in Phoenix.

‘Dr. Seuss’ theme for Discovery Kids Fall Camp

A Seussical performance from the Queen Creek Performing Arts Center is planned for Oct. 10. (QCPAC) A Discovery Kids Fall Camp is being held by the Queen …

Queen Creek school district nominated 'Champion of Energy Efficiency'

Energy savings in Queen Creek Unified School District came from retrofitting existing facilities as well as the energy-efficient designs embedded throughout QCUSD’s newest schools, …

Nov. 5 election: Queen Creek, Higley school districts seek budget overrides

Community partnership rings true at the Queen Creek Unified School District as vital funding hangs in the ballot balance this November. (File photo) Voters …
Business

Southern California-based Epic Wings is bringing its flavor to Arizona. The restaurant is hosting a grand opening event Friday and Saturday, officially launching its first Arizona location at 9524 …

By Mark Carlisle Independent Newsmedia Just over a year ago, Valley vegans would have given little thought to downtown Glendale when looking for a place to eat. Now, it’s at or near the top …
Chompie’s, with five Valley locations including 7700 W. Arrowhead Towne Center, 1145, Glendale, is celebrating its 40-year anniversary in February. Forty years ago, the Borenstein Family — Lou …
Entertainment

Review: Eddie Murphy shines in vulgar, heartfelt 'Dolemite'

Review: Eddie Murphy shines in vulgar, heartfelt 'Dolemite' By LINDSEY BAHR , Associated Press For the amount of cursing, …

Food truck party comes to Goodyear Ballpark Saturday

The (Food Truck) Round Up goes 4-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at Goodyear Ballpark, 1933 S. Ballpark Way. The Roundup is a food truck …

Wildlife World Zoo welcomes baby sea lion

Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park got a little more seaworthy recently. The zoo announced the birth of the first female …