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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 …

Non-surgical treatment at Arizona hospital tackles leaky heart valve

When Carol Jackson visited Hursh Naik, MD, for an annual checkup in January 2019, the doctor detected leakage in the 87-year-old’s tricuspid value — which helps regulate blood …

Luke AFB wastewater plant saves money, helps environment

Luke Air Force Base’s wastewater treatment plant helps protect the environment from hazards while saving the Air Force money. In 2019, the plant saved the base approximately $200,000. Base …

Peoria Senior Expo draws near, free event scheduled for Feb. 27

Independent Newsmedia has added a slew of fun and interactive vendors with exciting giveaways and raffles …

Canyon View videography students create Litchfield Park video

The city of Litchfield Park partnered with Canyon View High School in Waddell to create a 4-minute video short titled, “Litchfield Park Future City Center.” The video, created by …
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Monsoon win battle of #1 basketball teams 43-42

Valley Vista girls basketball played 10  players significant minutes during Thursday's renewal of the state's best girls basketball rivalry at Millennium in Goodyear. Nearly all of them contributed as the Monsoon erased a nine-point deficit on the road. Then the team's two veterans brought the #1 team in 6A home against the #1 team in 5A.

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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A DIFFERENT APPROACH TO SOCCER

Even the best high school girls soccer teams can play in anonymity. That is not the case at Millennium, one of the top teams in the state — and, in an ironic twist, one that does not focus …
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The 2019 All West Valley Preps football team

For the tenth straight year, West Valley Preps honors the best football players from schools in the Northwest Valley. Players may only be selected for offense or defense, but can earn a secondary nomination on special teams.
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MILLENNIUM GIRLS’ SECOND ACT

Jasmine Singleton and Ali Zelaya had some advantages over their peers when they arrived in the Millennium girls basketball program in 2016.   Adriana Zelaya had just finished her …
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Opinion

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

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 …
Relocating one of their West Valley shops to Goodyear has proven to be a win for Cowtown Skateboards – not to mention Goodyear skating enthusiasts. “We wanted to be a lot closer to the …
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 …
Western Maricopa Education Center (West-MEC)–a public career technical education district–helps students afford certification exams and other education expenses through grant funds …
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 …
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