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The Dysart Education Foundation is hosting its Dysart Dash 5K Salute to Veterans Celebration at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Gateway Park in El Mirage.

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Two men were shot, one by four Buckeye Police officers, in unincorporated Maricopa County Oct. 13.

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Contractor crews working for the city of Avondale will be applying rugged surface sealant to roads throughout Avondale this month. Most of these roads are collector streets and the work will take place over a period of approximately two weeks. This road preservation work is scheduled through…

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The Maricopa County Elections Department began mailing out ballots on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, for the upcoming election. 

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Goodyear’s top cops were placed on leave “due to allegations of impropriety.”

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On Oct. 10, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office seized more than 200 pounds of marijuana, guns and cash from a Tonopah home.

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Littleton Elementary School District announced  Heather Began, a first-grade teacher at Estrella Vista STEM Academy, passed away on Saturday.

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With October being Fire Prevention Month, First Alert is teaming up with more than 1,700 Lowe’s stores across the country in a joint effort to spread awareness about the importance of whole home protection. 

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The League of Women Voters of Northwest Maricopa County invites the public to join a discussion of “Advocacy Made Easy” at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21. The meeting will be held at the Universalist Unitarian Church, 17540 Avenue of the Arts, in Surprise.

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In the West Valley, a number of activities aim to bring awareness, raise funds for research and treatment. 

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Cox Communications Cox Charities announced on Sept. 30 the distribution of $570,000 in grant funding to 108 Arizona agencies. In the West Valley, three organizations received grants: Doreen Katz Memorial Cancer Foundation of Peoria; Avondale’s Homeless Youth Connection; and WHAM Art Associat…

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The city of Tolleson is recruiting to fill a vacancy for a firefighter paramedic position.

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At the Sept. 23 Goodyear City Council meeting, Mayor Georgia Lord proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the city. She urged Goodyear residents to work together to eliminate domestic violence in the community.

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Buckeye resident Tremaine Jackson, a former Arizona Department of Public Safety who was fired and then arrested on 61 charges, entered a not guilty plea to the charges on Sept. 27.

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After the landmark Goodyear City Council vote on Sept. 23, which raised the age of purchasing e-cigarette and tobacco products to 21 in the city, the West Valley View emailed questions on the topic to Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord and the council: Bill Stipp, Joe Pizzillo, Sheri Lauritano, Wal…

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Around the state, 150 schools report 1,443 teacher vacancies. You don’t have to be a math grad student to figure out that’s nearly 10 teachers missing per school.

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Goodyear City Council didn’t just show up at its last meeting and suddenly decide, “Hey, gang, let’s raise the vaping age!”

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La Joya Community High School football coach Devin Dourisseau stepped down on Monday, Sept. 30, amid concerns he was running up the score in the Lobos’ last game. He felt his integrity and character of his football team were being questioned.

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Dominique Issa Brown, 18, of Avondale, graduated from the U.S. Navy boot camp in Great Lakes, Illinois, on Sept. 13, at a rank of E2.

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The USDA, Forest Service, Tonto National Forest is looking for career-focused women who want to protect and preserve America’s public lands by training to become on-call wildland firefighters for the 2020 fire season.

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The West Valley Mavericks Foundation Childspree returned to Avondale recently to give more than 150 children from Homeless Youth Connection, Mercy House and other organizations the chance to be kids.

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Victor Peterson Jr. of Buckeye is among the 22 people set to be inducted into the UAV Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame in October.

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Abrazo West Campus honored local emergency medical services personnel for heroic work during its annual EMS Heroes awards luncheon on the hospital campus.

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With over 5,400 students and more than 600 employees, the Buckeye Elementary School District (BESD) has seen continuous growth over the years — and it’s projected to add more than 1,200 students by the 2023 school year.

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The city of Avondale was named Winner of the Voice of the People Award for Transformation in Recreation and Wellness, the National Research Center Inc. (NRC) and Polco announced this month.

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After several years of relying on solar power and diesel generators, Buckeye Hills Regional Park recently switched to a reliable, traditional source of energy — electric power. City officials say this opens up recreational opportunities for the Maricopa County regional park.

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What started as a “joke” had a pretty bad punchline, as a 15-year-old student at Buckeye Union High School was arrested Sept. 17 for spreading a fake photo of a student being arrested.

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A recent Scottsdale roundtable ostensibly focused on the future of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) industries, with Goodyear as a shining example.

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