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Litchfield Elementary district to hold substitute teacher job fair

Litchfield Elementary School District has an immediate need for substitute teachers. A Guest Teacher Job Fair for those interested in learning more is planned 9-11 a.m. Monday, March 28 in the …

Valley agencies rally behind 'If You See Something, Say Something' motto

A new multi-agency public safety video is focusing on the critical public safety message, “If You See Something, Say Something.” According to a release from the Surprise Police …

Maricopa County approves polling locations for upcoming election

To reduce wait times and improve the voter experience, the Maricopa County Elections Department is more than tripling the number of voting locations for the March 17 Democratic Presidential …

Suspects in Queen Creek officer-involved shooting are tied to 41 cases

Maricopa County deputies are investigating after Goodyear police were involved in a shooting in Queen Creek.

Reports: Goodyear officials lied about conversations over fake license plate

The city of Goodyear has released reports of two police officials who were put on leave due to allegations of impropriety.
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Estrella Foothills girls overcome mistakes to edge Peoria

Undisciplined play is the downfall of most teams. You can’t usually overcome opponents when you are beating yourselves with repeated mistakes. That was the concern for Goodyear Estrella …

Cupping therapy is popular recovery method in high school sports

PHOENIX — The science and research to back cupping therapy, the popular recovery method, is still fuzzy, but it remains widely used. Those in the sports therapy industry are lauding its …

Former Phoenix Suns venue to host some Arizona high school tourney games

The Madhouse on McDowell will say hello to basketball once again as several state high school basketball championships will be played at the Phoenix venue. The Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1826 W. …
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Volleyball stars grow locally in Estrella Youth Sports

To most of the girls volleyball followers in the state, the ascension of Estrella Foothills volleyball in a year from eighth seed to six points away from a 4A state title was a stunning …

The West Valley Preps' 2019-20 girls soccer preview

The girls soccer season is under way for Northwest Valley high schools. Here are previews, with coaches’ comments, for teams that responded to our questions: CACTUS COBRAS 4A West Valley …
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Opinions

Attempts to outlaw “dark money” are means to suppress speech (“A light in the dark: The quest to outlaw ‘dark money,’” Page 4). It will allow Jacobin thugs …

Under current U.S. law, when criminal organizations want to hide their money laundering and financing activities from law enforcement officials, they have the means to do so. The result is the …
You may have heard I got a promotion of sorts; this year, I’ll be leading the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors as Chairman. In many ways, it’s like being the captain of a ship that has already charted a good course.
It is now 10:45 a.m. on a Tuesday. Several aircraft have departed from Luke Air Force Base, but it is now very quiet. I know that the noise will resume and it will be often throughout the day and …
Business

Mayor Georgia Lord presented the 2019 Citizen of the Year award to Evelyn Howell and Corporate Citizen of the Year award to Globe Corp. during the Goodyear City Council’s regular meeting Jan. …

Growth along the Loop 303 corridor could see a boost with the approval of a new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement. Just hours after a bitterly partisan impeachment vote, the House turned around …
Marcus & Millichap, a commercial real estate investment services firm with offices throughout the United States and Canada, has announced the sale of Circle K, a triple-net ground-leased property …
As many as 20,000 Arizona workers could be guaranteed overtime pay when they do overtime work under a Labor Department rule that took effect Jan. 1, the first change to the rule since 2004. But …
Education

The Arizona Educational Foundation is teaming up with Intel and the Intel Foundation to provide the “Intel 40 for 40 Teacher Grants” where 40 teachers throughout the state will receive …

The West Valley Arts Council, 16126 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, in partnership with Estrella Mountain Community College, 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale, is seeking students to participant in …
The Community Choir at Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) is seeking additional singers for the spring semester that begins Tuesday, Jan. 21. Now in its fourth season, the EMCC Community …
        IF YOU GO What: “The Nutcracker” When: 7 p.m. Dec. 12-14 and 2 p.m. Dec. 15 Tickets: General admission $24 ($32 for general admission plus …
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