A pair of bicyclists take a leisurely ride down Old Litchfield Road. Preserving Litchfield Park's low-key, small-town atmosphere is a priority four all four City Council hopefuls.

Meet the candidates Q&A

To help Litchfield Park residents make informed choices when they go to the polls Tuesday, Aug. 4, Independent Newsmedia reached out to the three incumbents and one challenger seeking three open seats on the City Council.
The 2020 slate of Litchfield Park City Council candidates.

Litchfield Park City Council candidates’ forum planned

The Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a virtual candidates’ forum for Litchfield Park City Council candidates from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 30.

CD8 candidates to meet in virtual town hall

Congessional District 8 Democrat candidates Michael Muscato, Bob Musselwhite and Bob Olsen will be squaring off in a virtual town hall meeting on Tuesday July 7.
A sign points to a local polling station for the Arizona Democratic presidential preference election Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Phoenix.

Voter registration deadline is end of day July 6

Eligible Maricopa County voters have until the end of Monday, July 6 to register to vote in the August Primary Election. Voters can go to Register.Maricopa.Vote to find information on eligibility …
A sign points to a local polling station for the Arizona Democratic presidential preference election Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Phoenix.

Maricopa County officials approve August primary election plans

Maricopa County is expanding voting access for the August Primary Election, while focusing on the health and safety of voters and poll workers, according to plans approved by county officials …

McSally, Kelly look to formalize Senate nominations

PHOENIX (AP) — The race to finish John McCain's last term in the U.S. Senate is one of the hottest contests in U.S. politics this November, but there's likely to be little fanfare in next week's primary.

Goodyear legislator tests positive for COVID-19

Rep. Joanne Osborne, who represents Legislative District 13 in the Arizona House of Representatives, has announced she has tested positive for COVID-19. LD-13 includes LD13 covers Yuma, …

Phoenix metropolitan medical marijuana dispensaries brace for 2020 ballot initiative result

If there’s going to be an initiative to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, it may as well have 420,000 signatures to get it on the ballot.

Brewer: West Coast anarchy could happen in Arizona if we don’t stand against it

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.
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Independent Newsmedia launches collaborative commenting platform at

The idea of maintaining civil discourse when debating public issues of the day is more than lip-service at Independent Newsmedia. At, which is powered by the work of local …

Rhoden: A letter to my kids regarding #BlackLivesMatter

I last wrote a public letter to you six years ago in BKNation. During that time, in 2014, we had just moved to the Phoenix area and I was a recently minted PhD. The world at that time seemed in …