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Avondale unveiled its new “Hometown Heroes” banners paying tribute to those who are serving, have served or have given their lives in service in the United States Armed Forces. Banners featuring the faces of Avondale military members are displayed on street light poles along Dysart Road.

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Avondale unveiled its new “Hometown Heroes” banners paying tribute to those who are serving, have served or have given their lives in service in the United States Armed Forces. Banners featuring the faces of Avondale military members are displayed on street light poles along Dysart Road.

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West Valley voters approved most — but not all — bond and override measures last week.

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The city of Avondale and Mahoney Environmental offer a no-cost oil recycling program for residents.  

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The city of Avondale was among the award winners at the 32nd Annual Clean Air Campaign Awards, held last week in Phoenix. 

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The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is giving the Buckeye Police Department nearly $100,000 in grants.

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The Buckeye’s Community Services Department annual Veterans Day Parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov, 9. The parade route is east to west along Monroe Avenue between 10th and Second Streets.

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From city of Goodyear on its new, $1.3 million ladder truck: "A new fire truck is about to hit the streets in Goodyear. It may look like a typical ladder truck, but this one has unique features including a clean cab design. Goodyear is one of the first few cities in the nation to adopt a cle…

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The day after Halloween, houses were still decorated on the 2400 block of 86th Lane and a candy wrapper was on the quiet street. 

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To them, a civilian is — if not quite the enemy — often an anomaly.

AGUA FRIA UNION Ballot Cast: 17835Turnout: 22.40%    BOND APPROVAL, YES*951354%   BOND APPROVAL, NO811246% TOLLESON UNION HSD #214 Ballot Cast: 6818Turnout: 8.46%    BOND APPROVAL, YES*396559%   BOND APPROVAL, NO271241% TOLLESON UNION HSD #214 Ballot Cast: 6818Turnout: 8.46%    SALE, LEASE O…

DYSART UNIFIED Ballot Cast: 28728Turnout: 28.05%    BOND APPROVAL, YES1355649%   BOND APPROVAL, NO*1436751% DYSART UNIFIED Ballot Cast: 28728Turnout: 28.05%    BUDGET OVERRIDE CONTINUATION, YES1210643%   BUDGET OVERRIDE CONTINUATION, NO*1586657% 

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The West Valley’s Forrest Anderson Plumbing and Air Conditioning Inc. named three finalists for its fourth annual Military Hero A/C Giveaway contest. A Facebook page vote determines who will win a new air conditioning unit, fully installed and free of charge.

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For years considered a tag-along to the Phoenix area business scene, the West Valley is emerging as a leader. Huge projects and high-profile companies underscore rapid growth from Goodyear, Avondale and Buckeye to Glendale and even Peoria.

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The 24th-annual Avondale Cup Golf Tournament, benefiting the Boys & Girls Club, tees off  Friday, Nov. 8 at 7 a.m.

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Those looking to get “out with the old” as the year nears its end might be interested in the city of Avondale’s shredding event.

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Last week, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the city of Litchfield Park.

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Avondale will celebrate Veterans Day on Monday Nov. 11, with “a multifaceted community celebration to honor those who have served our country.”

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Texas Roadhouse locations across the country will participate in a free lunch event to honor the men and women of our armed forces.

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Imagine if there was an “active shooter” call at a school, and the 911 dispatcher on the line could, at a flip of a switch, show responding police officers real-time footage from inside classrooms.

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APS hosts a “Customer Open House” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2.

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Buckeye, long known as a “corridor,” is quickly becoming a destination.

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According to the Maricopa County Elections Department, ballots must be mailed back as soon as possible to be counted for the Nov. 5 election.

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Responding to a West Valley View question, on Friday the city clarified the types of leave impacting the Goodyear’s police chief, deputy police chief, an officer and an administrative worker.

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The Tolleson Police Department is holding its third-annual trick or treat and open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30. 

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The Litchfield Park Historical Society hosts a centennial celebration of St. Thomas Aquinas Mission Church in Litchfield Park from noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 3.

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U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Matthew J. Bateman graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

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Cooler Tymes, a Litchfield Park HVAC company, participated in the “Feel The Love program” for the first time this year. 

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The Goodyear Police Department Traffic Unit recently received a $20,000 grant from the Oversight Council on Driving or Operating Under the Influence Abatement. The grant will be used for personnel service, including overtime.

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An outside agency has begun investigating charges of “impropriety” concerning Goodyear Police Chief Jerry Geier, Deputy Chief Justin Hughes and two other police employees, according to city spokeswoman Tammy Vo.

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Thanks in large part to booming construction, an almost-new fire truck is coming to the Goodyear Fire Department.

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Care1st Avondale Resource Center, in partnership with Goodwill workforce training programs, offers computer courses from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 28, through Friday, Nov.1.


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