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2 bodies found in car near Goodyear

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating after discovering two people dead inside a car near Goodyear. Deputies responded to a call about 9:20 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25, about …
Development

Controversial development approved in Goodyear’s Palm Valley neighborhood

The development of a McDonald's and a Dollar Self Storage received a stamp of approval from Goodyear City Council last month, despite outcry from residents of the nearby Palm Valley Phase 5 …
Education

Nine Goodyear teachers win Fiesta Bowl grants

Teachers across the Valley received $1 million to improve their classrooms and curriculums, including nine school teachers in Goodyear, through Fiesta Bowl Charities.  Each of the Goodyear …
FIRST RESPONDERS

Surprise police investigate deadly shooting involving Goodyear officer

A man died Saturday in a shooting that involved a Goodyear police officer. The shooting occurred after officers were called to a home about 5:35 p.m. Nov. 12 near Golf Club Drive and Desert Sage. …
Transportation

Goodyear to launch new rideshare service

Goodyear’s new rideshare service, dubbed WeRIDE, will officially launch Nov. 14, according to a city announcement. Riders in select locations can pay as little as $1 for each ride within …

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Liberty Elementary schools in Buckeye, Goodyear switching to four-day school week

The Liberty Elementary School District announced this week that all schools under their district will switch to a four-day school week starting next year. The district serves more then 4,500 students in grades K-8 in the Buckeye and Goodyear area.
ARIZONA ELECTIONS

Tempe, Goodyear homes receive partisan mailer posing as Catholic paper

PHOENIX (AP) — Nicole Leonardi initially thought a new newspaper had arrived in her Tempe mailbox this week. But a closer look at the “Arizona Catholic Tribune” revealed a different …
DRIVING TEST

NASCAR, Cardinals make for busy weekend on West Valley roads

Drivers in the West Valley need to prepare for heavier-than-normal traffic this weekend with NASCAR racing and Arizona Cardinals football attracting fans Saturday and Sunday. ADOT officials said …
Racing

Phoenix Raceway names NASCAR's 1st female African American track president

Latasha Causey will become the first female African American track president in NASCAR history when she takes over that position later this month at Phoenix Raceway. Causey, who grew up in the …
Education

Budget overrides back on the ballot for Southwest Valley schools

Last November, 30 years of continuous budget overrides in the two Southwest Valley school districts came to an abrupt end when residents voted down override measures that provide Agua Fria Union High …
Business
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Millennium plays complete 2nd half for playoff win

GILBERT - Millennium's senior class looked like it was in line for one last competitive but ultimately disappointing game. Instead the Tigers grabbed control of the game in every phase in the second half
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Estrella Foothills volleyball teams up for first state title

To win its first state title, Estrella Foothills volleyball would need all players on the court - and 11 girls played in at least two sets - to defend, serve and score by finding the angles and timing their tips.
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Estrella Foothills fends off Cactus in volleyball playoffs

New West Valley Region volleyrivals Estrella Foothills and Cactus met for a third time in a 4A volleyball quarterfinal Tuesday night in Goodyear. Once again #6 Cactus played #3 Estrella Foothills …
Public Works

Goodyear rec center to close for over a month for repairs

The Goodyear Recreation and Aquatics Center will be closed to the public between No. 14 to Jan. 2 for warranty repairs including flooring replacement, concrete repairs, gym floor painting, youth …
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Millennium star Jones will keep playing in purple, black

Eryn Jones has been a fixture in purple and black for four years, and that will not change when she moves to Texas next August. The star Millennium senior outside hitter has been a crucial part of the Tigers’ varsity since her first month on campus
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Education
School District

Liberty Elementary School District Moves to Four-Day School Week

Liberty Elementary School District (LESD), which serves 4,500+ students in grades K-8 in parts of Buckeye and Goodyear, will move to a four-day school week in the upcoming 2023-2024 school year.
Education

Litchfield Elementary seeks funds for playground

Editor's Note: This article was updated Oct. 14, 2022 at 4:10 p.m. to reflect that Kiwanis International has yet to post results of the Legacy of Play contest set to be announced Oct. 13, …
Local Democracy

Litchfield school board candidates take questions at forum

The three people running for Litchfield Elementary School District governing board, attended a virtual forum Oct. 4 organized by Independent Newsmedia and moderated by the editor of the Litchfield …
Local Elections

Q&A: Litchfield school board candidates on solving district's biggest problems

Independent Newsmedia is providing ongoing coverage of school board races in cities across the Valley, including Litchfield Elementary School District, where three candidates are running for two …
Local Elections

Q&A: Litchfield school board candidates address learning loss

School districts across the country are dealing with learning loss after more than two years of pandemic-related disruptions. How do you plan to do to address learning loss in LESD schools at the …
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