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Tue
30
Jun
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Flushable wipes not so flushable

by Lacey James

Avondale’s pretreatment regulatory compliance coordinator

Tue
23
Jun
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Celebrating the winners

Is there anyone who doesn’t love a party? The Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual awards dinner a few weeks ago, and it was a night that will be remembered for years. If you don’t know, this annual event for the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce members is to recognize business and community leaders for their efforts in building a strong and stable community.

Tue
16
Jun
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Alleviating summer brain drain

by Pearl Chang Esau

Expect More Arizona president and CEO

Summer is traditionally a time for fun. Every child looks forward to the last day of school and the impending ice cream trucks, family road trips and pool parties.

Tue
09
Jun
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Avondale’s historic core sees new opportunities

by Kenn Weise
Avondale mayor

Avondale’s rich cultural heritage can trace its historical roots to the late 1860s, when William “Billy” G. Moore arrived in Arizona and purchased and settled on several plots of land near the Agua Fria River.

Tue
02
Jun
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City leaders must take the lead

by Lorenzo Sierra

Avondale city councilman

When the most recent Arizona legislative session ended, one thing was apparent — education wasn’t a priority for the state’s leadership. Based on the governor’s polling numbers, parents from across the state, regardless of party affiliation, agree.

Tue
26
May
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Go ahead and ask

by John Safin

Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce president and CEO

Seems almost weekly someone will ask me, “What does the Chamber do?” It’s a valid question because the activities associated with chambers of commerce have changed over the years. The first chamber formed in the 1500s as protection from ruthless competitors, greedy tax collectors and bandits along trade routes. Over the past 25 years, the mainstay for chambers was mixers; mixing people in a room while they enjoyed mixed drinks.

Tue
19
May
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College tuition hikes will hurt state’s economy

by Mark Cardenas

Arizona state representative, D-District 19

Tue
12
May
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Want to improve schools? Look to Camelback H.S.

by Bruce Hilby

Camelback High School Community Network communicator

For communities such as Avondale that are looking for ways to improve their local schools, the renaissance at Camelback High School in Phoenix over the past several years may provide some suggestions.

Here is a quick summary of what has transpired:

Tue
05
May
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Restoring our river, but safety 1st

by Jackie Meck

Buckeye mayor

For more than 25 years, I have been fighting an issue that sounds simple: remove salt cedar trees, replace them with natural vegetation and let the Gila River flow once again. As I have learned over the last two decades, this issue is anything but simple.

Fri
01
May
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The bright side

by John Safin
Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce president and CEO

 

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