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With the start of cold and flu season right around the corner, now is a good time to create a game plan for what you should do if a family member becomes ill and where you should go for … more
Erin Thorburn The Greater Maricopa Foreign Trade Zone has come a long way since its inception in 2010. Designed to foster economic development and attract new businesses to the West Valley, the … more
With the COVID-19 pandemic and the unrest that has been taking place in some cities, the impact has been felt in every sector of our economy. There has never been a more challenging time for … more
The Vista Center for the Arts, formally known as Valley Vista Performing Arts Center, has been rebranded as the regional entertainment venue in Surprise and the West Valley. more
The men and women of America’s armed services have pledged — and often sacrificed — their lives to protect our freedoms. Yet just a single state, Arizona, has decided these heroes … more
During these uncertain times, the economic impact of coronavirus-driven cancelations, postponements and shutdowns continues mounting. This is especially daunting for many nonprofit organizations … more
Here in Phoenix our summer months are not known as gardening weather but there’s important work to do in the yard this year --- remove your lawn. You probably already consider this every … more
The insanity we’re seeing in the Pacific Northwest would have free reign to spread to the rest of the country under a prospective Biden administration. more
Gov. Doug Ducey is proposing that military retirees not be required to pay income taxes on their retired pay. Great idea: It should benefit Arizona. more
When I was in nursing school, I was surprised to learn that “patients have a right to fall.” The concept, then, and now, was based upon a person’s right to choose due to informed … more
There is an ongoing conversation about the worldwide spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to be prepared. According to the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention, anyone can get … more
Whenever anyone questions the wisdom of allowing large-scale illegal immigration, the first thing we invariably hear from the open-borders left is that it will outrage Hispanic-Americans. More often … more
It might start off as a creaky knee or stiff joints or perhaps you feel a twinge in your back with a simple movement. Old age? Maybe. But chances are, if you injured yourself playing a youth sport, … more
I have lived here in Arizona a long time and seen a lot of political maneuvering. Mostly bad. Pardon my cynical attitude. The pols here have a chance for more under-handed chicanery. The 2020 … more
While the nation’s focus is rightfully on the COVID-19 crisis, another crisis looming for a large group of young people. Dreamers are living a nightmare as they wait for the federal government … more
The idea of maintaining civil discourse when debating public issues of the day is more than lip-service at Independent Newsmedia. At Yourvalley.net, which is powered by the work of local … more
This Friday, we celebrate Juneteenth --- a holiday that receives little attention but holds special significance for me as a black man in America this year. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865 … more
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 … more
Hip hop artists from around the globe came to Glendale when Gila River Arena hosted the Hip Hop International’s 18th World Hip Hop Dance Championship Finals last month. Unity through dance It … more
I am in support of the recommendations the citizen’s advisory committee submitted and which subsequently were approved by the school board at the last board meeting. I concur with the recommendation of putting both a bond and an override on the November ballot. more
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