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The race for three open seats on Litchfield Elementary School District’s Governing Board is effectively over, but it can’t be called as uncontested and canceled until write-in candidates Dr. Tawnya Pfitzer and Ryan Risselman submit official withdrawal forms. more
Census 2020 is on the homestretch with critical door-knocking, online, phone and mail efforts coming to an end Sept. 30. For the first, time residents may choose to be counted online, and may do … more
A fundamental keystone to what makes America a special place is equitable access to quality public education no matter where a young person calls home. But despite this agreed-upon truth, for … more
Voters in Buckeye, Avondale Goodyear and Litchfield Park will have a chance to hear from each of the four candidates running for three open seats on the Litchfield Elementary School District Governing Board in November during a virtual forum at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24. more
As Arizona COVID-19 cases reported continue to show downward trends, sectors of the economy are beginning to reopen albeit with strict occupancy rules, which restaurant owners and industry experts … more
Agua Fria Union High School District’s Governing Board voted 3-2 Wednesday, Sept. 9 to begin hybrid learning Monday, Oct. 12 if COVID-19 benchmarks deem it safe for teachers and students to return to the physical classroom. more
The Litchfield Elementary School District Governing Board voted 4-0 to Tuesday, Sept. 8 to approve Superintendent Jodi Gunning’s recommendation to begin transitioning students to a hybrid learning model on Wednesday, Sept. 16. more
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. more
In the time of the novel coronavirus, crisis knows no bounds and in the case of family homelessness the realities have become harsher than years before in the Valley of the Sun, outreach officials … more
Independent Newsmedia is seeking to provide a platform for social change to begin through an effort to educate and understand those different from those of us who report the news. In a special … more
The field of candidates vying for three open seats on the Litchfield Elementary School District Governing Board has narrowed to four. more
The abiding by and understanding of myriad executive orders — and associated civil and criminal penalties — has become a part of the day-to-day lives of both Arizona residents and U.S. citizens from sea to shining sea. more
The Arizona Department of Health Services reported the overall number of Buckeye COVID-19 cases at approximately 3,657 on Monday, Aug. 24. more
With temperatures around the Valley forecast to hit at least 110 degrees and higher this week, residents should be aware they have somewhere to go to get relief. more
Fighting wildfires is a necessary task, but fire agencies are finding it harder to justify sending teams to operate outside established jurisdiction. more
It used to be the “Five Cs.” During Arizona’s first years of statehood, the region’s natural complements of copper, cattle, cotton, citrus and climate were considered … more
The Arizona Department of Health Services reported the overall number of Buckeye COVID-19 cases at approximately 3,549 on Monday, Aug. 17. That’s an increase of 2.9 percent over the past week (3,449). more
When Charles Vanmarter, 77, went home Friday, Aug. 14 after two stays at Banner Estrella Medical Center over the past three weeks, he became the 900th COVID-19 patient discharged from the medical center. more
Buckeye Police annnounced Saturday, Aug. 15 that Jean Fawley, the missing Apache Junction woman whose abandoned vehicle was found Thursday in an undeveloped area of Buckeye, was found deceased Friday night. more
The Rayner and Gladden families’ multigenerational Southwest Valley farming operations have weathered just about everything the world has thrown at them for the better part of 100 years, from drought and pests to extreme price swings and two pandemics, but there are two modern threats that are unrelenting — development and water availability. more
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