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Two weeks after rejecting an ambitious plan to rezone 224 acres in west Goodyear to allow for buildings up to 150 feet tall, the Goodyear Planning Commission will hear another far-reaching request.

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The recent surge in COVID-19 cases could push hospital staff and hospital bed capacity to the limit in coming weeks, particularly if people are not careful over Thanksgiving, an Arizona hospital official said Nov. 24.

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The Center for Digital Government ranked Avondale as one of the top cities in the country in its 2020 Digital Cities Survey. The award recognizes cities for their commitment to and innovations in digital government.

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Mission of Mercy is a nonprofit that serves challenged populations via mobile medical clinics. 

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The city of Avondale has partnered with ACTEnviro, a hazardous waste disposal contractor, to offer two Saturday HHW drop-off opportunities at the contractor’s location.

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On Sept. 5, 21-year-old Benny Galvan left his Goodyear home, “traveling with unknown persons and heading to a destination in Avondale,” according to police.

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While farm-to-table is big in many parts of the country, in Goodyear the trend is farm-to-warehouse.

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With COVID-19 cases on an “extreme” upward trajectory, local and state officials are urging people to take great caution at Thanksgiving gatherings.

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With Thanksgiving and the arrival of winter visitors drawing near, Gov. Doug Ducey announced new efforts to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 from travelers and assist Arizonans most affected by the disease.

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Kendall Todd received a major shot in the arm in late October, when the Goodyear resident was named as an honorable mention to the prestigious American Junior Golf Association’s Rolex Junior All-America Team.

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Residents of Avondale and Goodyear are invited to take part in a survey to provide input about the future of transit in their communities.

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After being arrested Nov. 4, a resident of a Glendale halfway house who allegedly robbed banks from Peoria to Avondale told police he needed money for his drug habit.

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Nineteen-year-old Quilon Lopez of Glendale is due in court Thursday, Nov. 19. He faces multiple charges after an alleged string of armed robberies that started in Scottsdale and ended in Goodyear.

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The city of Buckeye named Miranda Gomez its new director of community services. 

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The state’s top education official said recently a new spike in COVID-19 will force local schools into the “impossible decision” of whether to shut their doors to in-person learning to prevent students and teachers from getting sick.

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The Arizona Republican Party filed a second legal challenge Nov. 12 to Maricopa County’s election returns, even as attorneys for the party were conceding that an earlier suit would not make a difference in the presidential results.

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The Buckeye Economic Development Department’s Catalyst Program recently received an Award of Merit during the Golden Prospector Awards at the Arizona Association for Economic Development’s Fall Forum. 

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Racing to get a massive robotics warehouse completed on time, Amazon hit an inspector’s “roadblock” in March.

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Mayor Jackie Meck, who shepherded Buckeye’s expansion from a farm town to “America’s fastest-growing city,” is about to preside over his last meeting.

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Ash Friederich, a Tolleson Union High School teacher and coach, died Oct. 31.

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The city of Avondale terminated an employee who—upset that he would have to use his personal leave time to quarantine—allegedly threatened to go to work, even if he had COVID-19.

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Veterans Day will be quite a bit more quiet and reserved this year, without the parades and big celebrations the holiday honoring the military usually has.

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A few weeks after they joyously welcomed students back to classrooms, schools across the West Valley told students they have to stay home after a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases sent several districts “into the red.”

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Nearly 55 years after becoming an official racetrack, Avondale’s Phoenix Raceway will host the NASCAR championship series Friday, Nov. 6, through Sunday, Nov. 8.

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An increase in COVID-19 cases in the county and state over the last two weeks may lead to classroom closures at a second West Valley high school district.

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On Election Day, Arizonans were to decide on Proposition 207. If approved, it would make so recreational marijuana possession legal for adults in 2021.

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The National Association of Social Workers endorsed Michael Muscato, the Democrat candidate for Arizona’s 8th Congressional District, which stretches from New River to Goodyear, including parts of Peoria, Glendale and Litchfield Park.

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To roars of “four more years,” a grinning, waving President Donald Trump took the makeshift stage at Phoenix Goodyear Airport Wednesday, Oct. 28.

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To roars of “four more years,” a grinning, waving President Donald Trump took the makeshift stage at Phoenix Goodyear Airport Wednesday, Oct. 28.

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The Maricopa County Elections Department recently delivered “contactless drive-thru drop boxes” to the parking lots of 14 county sports venues and other locations.

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