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It is now 10:45 a.m. on a Tuesday. Several aircraft have departed from Luke Air Force Base, but it is now very quiet. I know that the noise will resume and it will be often throughout the day and … more
Lately, our airspace over Sun City and Youngtown has been noisier from increased Luke Air Force Base traffic. Luke is supposed to receive more aircraft and increase their training of pilots, … more
Be a light to someone going through a difficult time this holiday season and consider taking part in Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s Ignite Hope walk. For the first time this year, the walk … more
Local camping enthusiasts recommend some areas for camping during the cooler months. Just moved from Indiana in March and now we are settled in we’d like to get to some camping. Where are … more
Each year, we announce the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). By law, federal benefits increase when the cost of living rises, as measured by the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price … more
As our summer heat finally wanes, and as many of our residents return from their summer sojourns in cooler climates, our special events season begins once again. City staff has planned an … more
Mr. Spinka, I would like to unpack your recent complaint about the F-35 traffic out of Luke AFB, six miles southwest of Sun City. Luke AFB has been in the West Valley since 1940, and since its … 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
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. more
The Environmental Protection Agency recently revised some rules governing oil-and-gas rig methane emissions... more
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 … 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
No public health issue is as important as being able to access high-quality, affordable health care; I believe we all can agree on this. Growing up, I always wanted to be a firefighter, and … more
‘Tis the season for lots of festivals, fairs, and carnivals! Plus, there are school sports, professional sports, dances and lots of other fall fun. My shameless plug is for the Southwest Valley … more
With over four decades of law enforcement and government service, it frequently becomes difficult to hold my tongue when speaking about law enforcement/community relations (just ask my lovely wife, … more
Bad for business Horrible traffic flow to the game. Have been sent every which way to get from Gordon Biersch to the Orange Lot on Cardinals Way. And the people manning the black lot have no clue … more
Sunday, June 30, marked the end of another successful fiscal year for the city. This has been a good year for the city in many, many ways. Our ability to meet the needs of our residents and other … 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
John Safin This is a call out to all business professionals and high school and college students. Now is your chance to give your two cents to help with future planning. And, it will take you less … more
Mark Carlisle For those of you reading this, I’m sure you take for granted how important your literacy is. I do the same. Those of us who learned to read at a young age overlook how important … more
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