Local news
24 results total, viewing 1 - 24
A recent Litchfield Elementary School District board meeting raised questions about the district’s level of transparency and revealed long-simmering discontent on the board of five. A … more
Litchfield Elementary School District outlined a proposed technology integration plan to increase tech support staffing, provide devices for all K-8 students and incorporate technology into classroom … more
Valley school districts have received millions of dollars in federal coronavirus relief funds, with potentially tens of millions more coming that will need to be spent in the next two years. That … more
Ariana Gonzalez is a student at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism.  more
Apricus Health will now offer imaging services from its newly built AKOS Medical Campus in Avondale.  A variety of imaging services, including CT and PET scans, MRIs, ultrasounds, 3-D breast … more
After months of waiting, neither Queen Creek nor Goodyear will be the site of Samsung’s new $17 billion semiconductor factory. According to the New York Times, the South Korean electronics … more

Litchfield Elementary School District case count Litchfield Elementary School District reported 66 weekly COVID-19 cases and 682 total cases since the semester began on Aug. 2.  The school … more
Goodyear City Council voted Monday to add Juneteenth to its list of paid city holidays, expected to cost the city $123,500 annually. Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S., and … more
Goodyear has agreed to pay almost $100,000 for the right to call themselves an “official sponsor” of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee, the body responsible for “driving the … more
Food banks across the Valley are gearing up for a busy holiday season as the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into its 20th month, further exacerbating hunger and need. more
All Faith Community Services is gearing up to feed hundreds of families and individuals across the West Valley as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches.  The Buckeye-based food pantry is … more
The White Tanks Conservancy is sounding the alarm: planned development is presenting an existential threat to one of the most biodiverse deserts on earth. The White Tank Mountains, bordered by … more
Litchfield Elementary School District reported 90 weekly COVID-19 cases and 603 total cases since the semester began on Aug. 2.  The school district which serves close to 11,500 elementary … more

Experts have long warned that learning disruptions caused by the pandemic will have wide-ranging consequences for K-12 students. Learning loss may be reflected in Arizona students’ performance … more
Though Thanksgiving was technically celebrated on November 25 this year, for 400 teachers across Arizona – including four from Litchfield Park – it came early this year. During the … more
Goodyear has voted to do away with regular city council meetings on the second and fourth Monday of each month, and has instead opted to hold meetings “as needed.”  The motion was … more
The city of Goodyear wants to take you back to 1946 in celebration of its 75th anniversary on Nov. 19. Residents are invited to celebrate the city’s big day at a free, vintage-inspired … more
Nov. 19 will mark 75 years since the city of Goodyear was incorporated in 1946. What began as a company town built around a wartime industry has developed during the past few decades into one of … more
If you talk to Ryan Williams about his work as an art educator, you’ll quickly learn that teaching is just one element of his job. He teaches art at Desert Edge High School in Goodyear, but … more
Arizona Public Service Co. and the city of Avondale are giving local drivers the chance to test drive the latest and most popular electric car models in one place. The free and family-friendly … more

A former Litchfield Elementary School District governing board member is collecting donations for students and families in need at her school and beyond. Dr. Tara Armstead, an achievement … more
Thirty years of continuous budget overrides in two West Valley school districts came to an abrupt end Nov. 2 when residents voted down override measures that provide Agua Fria Union High School … more
Abrazo Health hospitals across the Valley will soon be hosting casual walk-in interviews every Wednesday. Applicants for all open positions can meet with hiring leaders and potentially receive an … more
Goodyear man, Juan Ojeda, has announced he will run for Goodyear's city council in addition to being an entrepreneur, entertainer, and small business owner. The City of Goodyear will be holding … more
Currently viewing stories posted within the past 60 days.
For all older stories, please use our advanced search.