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Goodyear City Council cleared the way for two drive-through restaurants to be built next to each other on the southwest corner of Yuma Road and Cotton Lane. A Salad and Go and a Black Rock Coffee … more
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating after discovering two people dead inside a car near Goodyear. Deputies responded to a call about 9:20 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25, about … more
The development of a McDonald's and a Dollar Self Storage received a stamp of approval from Goodyear City Council last month, despite outcry from residents of the nearby Palm Valley Phase 5 … more
Teachers across the Valley received $1 million to improve their classrooms and curriculums, including nine school teachers in Goodyear, through Fiesta Bowl Charities.  Each of the Goodyear … more
The Liberty Elementary School District announced this week that all schools under their district will switch to a four-day school week starting next year. The district serves more then 4,500 students in grades K-8 in the Buckeye and Goodyear area. more
A man died Saturday in a shooting that involved a Goodyear police officer. The shooting occurred after officers were called to a home about 5:35 p.m. Nov. 12 near Golf Club Drive and Desert Sage. … more

Goodyear’s new rideshare service, dubbed WeRIDE, will officially launch Nov. 14, according to a city announcement. Riders in select locations can pay as little as $1 for each ride within … more
Newcomer Ryan Ownes has overtaken incumbent Kimberly Moran in what is a tight race for Litchfield Elementary School District governing board. There are two seats up for grabs with four names on … more
Updated 8:10 p.m. Nov. 8, 2022 Litchfield Elementary School District governing  board race: Moran has narrow lead School board president Kimberly Moran has a slight lead with 35% of the … more
Sales of Southwest Valley homes breaking the million-dollar mark slowed this fall. See where the top-selling homes were sold and view price trends over time. Litchfield Park Some of the most … more
PHOENIX (AP) — Nicole Leonardi initially thought a new newspaper had arrived in her Tempe mailbox this week. But a closer look at the “Arizona Catholic Tribune” revealed a different … more
Drivers in the West Valley need to prepare for heavier-than-normal traffic this weekend with NASCAR racing and Arizona Cardinals football attracting fans Saturday and Sunday. ADOT officials said … more
Latasha Causey will become the first female African American track president in NASCAR history when she takes over that position later this month at Phoenix Raceway. Causey, who grew up in the … more

Last November, 30 years of continuous budget overrides in the two Southwest Valley school districts came to an abrupt end when residents voted down override measures that provide Agua Fria Union High … more
The West Valley Water Association, which includes the city of Glendale, is offering a free online workshop on landscaping management and wise water use. more
The 30th annual Best of the West awards dinner took place on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale. more
Surprise Police Department officials confirmed Thursday the department reinstated the use of bean bag rounds as a potentially non-lethal measure after taking the ammunition off the streets earlier … more
Salt River Project and Arizona Public Service reached records over the summer as rain and high winds produced widespread damage and power outages. “On July 17th, we had a storm that caused … more
The city of Avondale is hosting a fishing derby November 19 from 9 a.m. to noon at Festival Fields Park, 101 E. Lower Buckeye Road. Families are invited to bring their fishing equipment and chairs … more
The 2023 Scenic Arizona Calendar, published by the Daily Independent at, is now available. more

Special Olympics of Arizona, headquartered in Goodyear, received a $2,500 grant as part of a charitable giving effort from Cox employees who raised a total of $608,708 to nonprofits across the … more
Editor's Note: This article was updated Oct. 14, 2022 at 4:10 p.m. to reflect that Kiwanis International has yet to post results of the Legacy of Play contest set to be announced Oct. 13, … more
Goodyear police officers are among Valley departments pausing the use of bean bag rounds “out of an abundance of caution” when they realized the so-called less lethal munitions could … more
The city of Goodyear’s former economic development director Lori Gary resigned from her position in late August following allegations related to professional misconduct, negligence, dishonesty … more
The state  has provided $60,000 to the Goodyear Police Department to enhance the city's DUI enforcement effort. The money from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety will be used for … more
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