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Glendale police identify 2 killed in bicycle collision

Police are investigating after two people were killed in a collision in Glendale.

Arizona tops 112,000 cases of COVID-19

The Arizona Department of Health Services is reporting over 112,000 cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday morning.

Glendale to pick Christmas light company in Thursday meeting

A Scottsdale-based company wanted to be the new vendor of Christmas light for the annual Glendale Glitters light display, but the city staff decided to stick with its long-time vendor for the event. …

3 return options await Dysart district students

With school districts across the state beginning to release reopening plans, the Dysart Unified School District has developed a unique approach, ensuring the right fit for each student and family when school begins Tuesday, Aug. 4.

Luke changes F-16 paint scheme to single color

Two-toned F-16C Fighting Falcons are becoming a thing of the past a Luke Air Force Base. In late June, a team of nine 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Low Observable Aircraft Structural …
Neighbors & Good News
West Valley Preps

Baseball, softball players hope for Maricopa JUCO sports reprieve

Recent Valley Vista graduate Josette Orion was at work when she heard she was losing another season of softball.

More Class of 2020 athletes sign with universities

The following local high school seniors have signed a letter of intent or made a verbal commitment to the following college programs.

Plenty of Panthers among teams pausing summer workouts

As new COVID-19 cases in Arizona pile up daily at a record pace, some West Valley high schools and teams responded in the last week by pressing pause on offseason workouts. Many of these teams are …

Baseball players earn Sports360AZ academic honors

On April 29, the website Sports360AZ named the baseball and softball all-academic teams. Players from local schools are included.

It’s all fair game as Arizona high school football eyes new year

Every aspect of the upcoming Arizona 2020 prep football season is considered tentative as the spread of COVID-19 will ultimately determine where, when and by whom prep football will be played.

Desert Heights Preparatory Academy, 3540 W. Union Hills Drive, Glendale, is hosting two events this month. The 5th through 12th grade charter school invites community members to its Back to School …

COVID-19 drive-thru testing will take place 6-11 a.m. Saturday, July 11 at Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave. An appointment is required. No walk-ups or drive-ups accepted. Wear a mask …
The Dysart Unified School District will celebrate its 100th year of educating the community in the 2020-2021 school year.

COVID-19 poses extreme obstacles for people who have intellectual disabilities and thrive on routine, familiar activities, and people, such as family and friends. So, with everything going …

This month, the Phoenix City Council unanimously approved an incredibly important new affordable housing initiative. With Phoenix being the nation’s fastest growing city, and housing costs …
Back to school is only weeks away. While we may not have a detailed roadmap on what that will look like, we do know that there will be some changes, and it’s time to adapt. Adaptation is a …

More than 81,000 Arizona businesses get coronavirus loans

PHOENIX (AP) — Just over 81,000 Arizona small businesses were approved for loans worth $8.6 billion under a government program meant to keep people employed during the COVID-19 pandemic, …

Abrazo hospitals get help with stress

Nurses and other caregivers at Abrazo Health hospitals, including the Arrowhead campus, 18701 N. 67th Ave., Glendale, can take a respite from the challenges of patient care during the coronavirus pandemic with calming meditation videos on tablets donated by the Sufi Psychology Association.

Remember the suburbs? They are coming back, experts: Shift away from urbanization is afoot

They say life is cyclical, and such is true in the housing business. Ten years ago, developers were rushing to build apartment communities in the urban areas of the country, Valley of the Sun not excluded.

Small businesses, nonprofits may be eligible for county grants

Small businesses and nonprofits experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be able to get some relief, thanks to Maricopa County grant program that opens this week.

West Valley Biz 2 Biz Expo 2020 cancelled

Given the growing concerns around COVID-19, the 2020 Biz to Biz Expo has been cancelled.
Gary and Rochelle Tinstman and Terri Sue Rossi took a quick peek from behind their facemasks.

Musical trio stays in harmony during quarantine

The Red Rock Crossing Band had been plenty busy before coronavirus changed everything for live performing acts. So busy in fact, …
Shelby and Brian Maticic, of Glendale’s Brelby Theatre Company, will be participating gin the July 14 “The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues” event.

Brelby duo to participate in ‘24 Hour Plays’

Brelby Theatre Company, 7154 N. 58th Drive, Glendale, is one of a dozen Arizona theatre companies participating in the “The 24 Hour …
Stir Crazy Comedy Club in Glendale has shut down through July due to coronavirus precautions.

Stir Crazy Comedy Club closes ‘at least’ through July

Glendale’s Stir Crazy Comedy Club has decided to close down through the month of July due to coronavirus precautions. The …
Downhill Trend features Ken Rodarte, Brandon Owens and Roland LeDesma.

Metal band CD release show coming to Glendale

Five bands rock the house at Downhill Trend’s CD release show 7 p.m. Friday, July 24 at Starlite Lounge, 4346 W. Olive Ave., …
A canopy of umbrellas provides colorful shade for Westgate guests in Glendale.

Westgate hosting umbrella art installation

The Westgate Entertainment District, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Glendale, has a colorful way to beat the heat. A colorful canopy of …
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