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Colby Brandt promoted to assistant chief of Glendale Police Department

A 23-year veteran of the Glendale Police Department has been promoted to  assistant chief of the agency. Chief Chris Briggs announced that Colby Brandt will be the assistant chief effective …

Arizona agency names 44 others tied to alleged exam, billing fraud

The Arizona Attorney General's Office has released the names of 44 other people tied to alleged fraud involving false eye exams and billing documents.

Car wash fundraiser to benefit kidney transplant for Peoria girl

A Peoria girl is getting ready to undergo a kidney transplant, and the community is being asked to help her out with an upcoming fundraiser.

Proposal would let college athletes in Arizona benefit from likeness

PHOENIX — Student athletes at Arizona universities and community colleges would be able to profit from their endorsements under the terms of legislation awaiting a vote at the state …

Maricopa County Supervisors to consider property requests

Requests regarding property use will be the main course for the Maricopa County supervisors during their regular meeting this week.
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Crusaders girls soccer eventually wear down plucky Panthers

The Northwest Christian girls soccer team - eventually - was too deep, too physical and too experienced for an emerging Paradise Honors squad. But the Panthers announced their arrival in the 3A soccer field during the opening half of the Jan. 9 game.
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Cousins help define Cactus girls basketball

The Lee cousins are in their final two months of their basketball partnership.  Cactus seniors Myla Lee and Olivia Lee started playing together in fourth grade, with Myla settling into her role as a guard and Olivia working in the post.
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STILL IN THE GAME

The bottom line is, Jordan Kress wants to play. She really does not care much what the sport is, or whether the competition is boys in youth league or seniors as a freshman on varsity. So when …
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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.

Mountain Ridge sports January calendar

18424 N. 51st Ave.602-467-6700 JAN. 3: Wrestling in Mile High Wrestling Challenge at Findlay Toyota Center in Prescott Valley JAN. 7: Boys basketball hosts Desert Edge High School JAN. 7: …
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Opinion

The Maricopa County Assessor must have very little actual work to do if he can be gone for months while defending himself in three states on an adoption fraud issue and still there is no evidence …

Glendale’s 7th Annual Hometown Christmas Parade was a great way to get into the holiday spirit. With 134 entries to the parade, it was the largest parade in Glendale and Arizona. Watch a video …
Are you looking for new ways to save time this new year? Social Security offers many of its services online by signing up for a secure my Social Security account. Once you create an account, you can …
What is the Johnson Amendment? In 1954, Lyndon Baines Johnson as a minority leader in the U.S Senate running for re-election was successful in passing a bill that said if you want to be absolved …
Business

The Glendale Chamber’s hosts weekly Business Over Breakfast events 7-9 a.m. Jan. 8, 22 and 29 at Dave & Buster’s, 9460 W. Hanna Drive. This event is an opportunity for members to …

Hiring is underway for the opening of the Desert Diamond Casino West Valley, near Glendale, Feb. 19. More than 650 positions are open and available to be filled over the coming months, with job …
A third-generation family-owned business is stepping up to help a Phoenix nonprofit whose cargo van was stolen on the day of the charity’s annual fundraiser. Forrest Anderson Plumbing and Air …
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Arizona, a residential real estate brokerage, and HomeAdvisor, a digital marketplace evolving the way homeowners find, connect and purchase home services, …
Education

The 5th annual CDMA Alumni CE Program and Reception goes 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., followed by an alumni and guest reception 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17 inside Cactus Wren Hall on the Midwestern University …

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 …
An upcoming “Anyone Can Code Workshop” at Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave., will discuss how teaching code with Apple’s Swift Programing Language and curriculum can …
High school students interested in an in-depth look at healthcare careers are encouraged to apply for Midwestern University’s seven-day Health Careers Institute for High School Students, which …
Entertainment
The 2019 Arizona Songwriters Gathering panel featured Steve Parrish, Jon Iger, Shelly LeBash, Rhonda Hitchcock-Mast and Randy Brown.

Arizona Songwriters Gathering returns to Glendale Library

The Glendale Main Library will host the 24th annual Arizona Songwriters Gathering 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at 5959 W. Brown …

Phoenix Open Pro-Am: Larry Fitzgerald among celebs to compete in Scottsdale event

Arizona Cardinals all-time leading receiver Larry Fitzgerald, NFL Hall-Of-Famer Emmitt Smith, country music superstar Dierks Bentley …
The Full Moon Lantern Fest will showcases= Lion Dancers, Daiko Drummers and Martial Arts demonstrations.

Inaugural Full Moon Lantern Fest coming to Glendale

Historic Downtown Glendale is celebrating the start of the Lunar Year with an inaugural Full Moon Lantern Fest. This free event takes …
The West Valley Symphony will perform Jan. 12 in Surprise.

West Valley Symphony celebrates Russia, Finland with Surprise show Sunday

The West Valley Symphony presents “Great Romantic Music from Russia and Finland” 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12 at Valley Vista …
Ratio performs 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 at Fountain Park inside Westgate’s Entertainment District, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Glendale. [Submitted photo]

Phoenix-based band Ratio plays at Glendale's Westgate Saturday night

Ratio performs 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 at Fountain Park inside Westgate’s Entertainment District, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd., …
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