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UPDATE: Dysart district reverses course, opening campuses Sept. 14

Dysart Unified School District students were set to return to campus in October, but plans have changed.

Long wait for I-11 to Vegas continues

Federal and state officials have long wanted to connect Phoenix and Las Vegas as part of a long interstate that runs from Mexico to Canada.

Glendale hockey arena to serve as polling location

To ensure voting access during the pandemic, the Arizona Coyotes and the city of Glendale have partnered with the Maricopa County Elections Department to provide Gila River Arena as a Vote Center for the 2020 General Election.

Salvation Army to activate relief stations over Labor Day weekend

West Valley residents who need a place to cool off as temperatures soar as high as 118 degrees over the Labor Day weekend can head to one of four Salvation Army relief stations.

Glendale City Hall, libraries closed Labor Day; no change to trash service

City of Glendale offices will be closed Monday, in observance of Labor Day. The Glendale Municipal Landfill will be closed to the public Monday, but there are no additional changes to Glendale …
Neighbors & Good News
West Valley Preps

2020 Preps football preview: Kellis

The COVID-19 stoppage of spring and summer football, along with a few potential players opting out of the 2020 football season hurt the Raymond S. Kellis football team that looks to beat last season’s 1-9 record.

West Valley Preps' Glendale/Peoria badminton season preview

The high school girls badminton season began Sept. 14 at schools across the state. West Valley Preps and the Glendale Independent and Peoria Independent asked local high school coaches about their …

2020 Preps football preview: Deer Valley

Most Valley high school football teams are experiencing a particular side effect of COVID-19 — veteran players who would almost certainly come back under normal circumstances are not returning because of health concerns

2020 Preps football preview: Mountain Ridge

Mountain Ridge’s 2020 squad is led by a group of seniors that helped revive the moribund program last year and a new wave of sophomores that won big on the middle school and freshman levels.

West Valley Preps' Glendale/Peoria boys golf season preview

Golf was the first fall high school sports to start, though COVID-19 has pushed the start date back and shortened the regular season — and remains a threat. Here's a look from local coaches …

            West-MEC instructor undergoes procedure to learn more Julie Ehrman goes all-in for educational purposes Julie Ehrman, a dental …

Estrella Mountain Community College, 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale, and Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave., on Sept. 21 announced a collaboration with Microsoft to develop and deploy a Microsoft Datacenter Academy to enhance the IT training programs at both schools and provide real-world applications for students seeking current and new IT certifications and degrees.
For the fourth straight year, Arizona Christian University, 1 W. Firestorm Way, Glendale, has been ranked among the nation’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report, and this year ACU was selected as the No. 1 undergraduate teaching institution in the West.

The most effective way to defeat scammers is to know how to identify scams.  You should just hang up on any call you’re uncertain of and ignore suspicious emails.  Scammers are always …

Unions like mine have fought long and hard to secure comprehensive, individualized health care benefits for our members. We cannot allow years, and in some cases decades, of progress to be wiped away …
Arizona businesses continue to be affected by the economic impact of COVID-19. Particularly hard-hit are those individuals whose business is the ownership and management of rental homes throughout …

Local medical leaders to host virtual talk on coronavirus

The Glendale Chamber of Commerce is planning a free virtual seminar featuring a presentation with Abrazo Health CEO Brian Elisco, Adelante Healthcare chief medical officer Robert D. Babyar, and Banner Thunderbird CEO Debbie Flores.
Real Estate

How long will the housing surge stick around?

The housing market in Arizona is gangbusters right now, but how long can the record breaking sales go on?

Sanitizing, disinfecting company expands to Glendale

Germinator Mobile Sanitizing and Disinfecting has opened its first Arizona location in Glendale.
Real estate

Glendale apartment complex sells for $8.3M

Torrey Pines Villas, a 70-unit apartment property located at 5712 N. 67th Ave., in Glendale, is under new ownership.

Resort to open in 2022; add $240M in Glendale revenues

The Glendale City Council on Sept. 8 voted to approve a development agreement to bring a Crystal Lagoons Island Resort to the city’s Sports and Entertainment District, near Westgate, State Farm Stadium and Gila River Arena.
Priscilla Pinches and Rich La Rose will perform as a duo Oct. 7 in Glendale.

Rose Duo to play Glendale spot

The Priscilla Rose Duo will perform their classic rock, blues and pop next week in Glendale.
Crockett makes a splash during the Sea Lion Show at Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park.

More amenities open at Litchfield Park zoo

Visitors to Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park will find more of their favorite spots open since the facility’s move to phase two of its reopening plan. The facility reopened to rave …
Chandler-based Rock Addix will take the stage Sept. 26 at Lucie’s Sage and Sand in Glendale.

Rock cover combo coming to Glendale

Chandler-based cover band Rock Addix will hit Glendale this week.
Doors tribute band Strange Days, pictured at a previous gig, will perform in Glendale Oct. 9-10.

Tribute band to pay homage to The Doors in Glendale

Tributes, at 18561 N. 59th Drive, presents two nights of Strange Days, a Doors tribute band, on Friday, Oct. 9 and Saturday, Oct. 10.
The Priscilla Rose Band of, from left, Rich La Rose, Greg McWhorter, Ray Carter and Priscilla Pinches will return to live playing with a Sept. 24 gig in Cave Creek.

West Valley combo set for 1st live gig in months

The Priscilla Rose Band is returning to the live stage.
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