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Finalists selected for Litchfield Park City Council vacancy

Five finalists have been selected for the City Council vacancy after Councilman Peter Mahoney resigned last month. [cqmedia layout="panel" …

National Charity League’s Arrowhead Chapter hosting membership drive

The Arrowhead Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. (NCL), the nation’s premier mother-daughter volunteer organization, has announced its Annual Membership Drive. Applications are being …

Litchfield Park Library to host one-day book sale Saturday

The Friends of the LP Library are hosting a one-day book sale 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 in the Community Room at the Litchfield Park Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd. There will be a large …

Fundraiser nets $30K for Northwest Valley Connect

The Motors and Meals community fundraising event Oct. 20 raised approximately $30,000 for the nonprofit Northwest Valley Connect, whose mission is to provide transportation services for homebound …

Unlicensed contractor pleads guilty

A unlicensed contractor pleaded guilty to charge after his arrest last month for scamming a homeowner out of over $5,000. Jairo Aparicio, 56, of Glendale, pleaded guilty Oct. 16 to contracting …
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Millennium volleyball comes achingly close to repeat title

Millennium volleyball had scuffled all night but was a mere two points away from a second straight 5A state title. About five minutes later the Tigers could only watch in shock as Phoenix Sunnyslope celebrated a comeback of the ages.
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Millennium volleyball overwhelms Centennial for return to finals

Millennium girls volleyball made sure not to give Centennial an opportunity to dig deep for a comeback in the 5A state semifinal Nov. 9. The Tigers saw the Coyotes making a run in the second and third sets and shut both down to win in straight sets (25-13, 25-20, 25-19).
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Millennium runs around, through Gilbert in dominant playoff victory

Usually by the time the football playoffs begin, every team is an open book. But Millennium coach Lamar Early had an ace up his sleeve entering Friday's 5A first round game with Gilbert.
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West Valley Preps Week 11 football scoreboard

All games played on Nov. 1. All rankings for conference unless denoted for Open Division. All records are final for the regular season 6A #18 Valley Vista (7-3) 43, #24 Avondale …
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West Valley Preps Week 10 football scoreboard

All games played on Oct. 25. All rankings for conference unless denoted for Open Division 6A #17 Valley Vista 27, #20 Shadow Ridge 23 #12 Liberty  35, #24 O'Connor 41 #18 Boulder …
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Opinion

In 2012 my family experienced the loss of my brother Nathan due to suicide. After spending a full weekend with him at my parent’s house, none of us knew what was coming just two days later that Tuesday evening.

The Environmental Protection Agency recently revised some rules governing oil-and-gas rig methane emissions...
Residents of the West Valley, often hear “the sounds of freedom” emanating from above. The audible and visible signs of F-35 training missions represent the ongoing legacy of Luke Air …
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 …
Business

Forrest Anderson Plumbing and Air Conditioning Inc., 17225 N. 63rd Ave., a family-owned business since 1961, awarded the winner of its 4th Annual Military Hero A/C Giveaway contest to Dan Dennison, a …

Robson Reserve at PebbleCreek, 15833 W. Clubhouse Drive, a Robson Senior Living Community, hosted a formal ribbon cutting ceremony Oct. 23 to celebrate the opening of an independent and assisted …
PMB announces the completion of Goodyear Medical Plaza, an adaptive reuse project that converted a 50,000-square-foot 1980s-era multiplex movie theater to a modern medical use. A grand opening …
Leadership West, the West Valley’s premier leadership program, announces 33 new members to its latest class. New cohort group members join the ranks of business owners, municipal and civil …
Education

The rising cost of college is putting new emphasis on helping young people find alternative career paths that won’t leave them heavily in debt. The 18th annual Arizona Construction Career Days, …

The West Valley Youth Orchestra (WVYO) program offers young students the opportunity to join with peers for intensive orchestral training and musical performances. The WVYO was founded in the …
Arizona earned another F this week when a national study ranked the state dead last in school funding — 51st out of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. A nationwide comparison …
By Melissa Rosequist Independent Newsmedia Seven municipal leaders gathered at Scottsdale City Hall for a roundtable discussion on the growing STEM environment within the Valley — leading to …