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The market is flooded with many compact SUV brands and models, but very few are capable of three-row seating, allowing for seven passengers to be carried. This Tiguan is available with a third seat, which makes it a good selling point right away. This, combined with a gas saving four-cylinde…

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Southern rock, country, blues and gospel musicians are invited to a new open mic from 2 to 5 p.m. Sundays, starting Sept. 30, at Waddell’s Longhorn Corral in Buckeye.

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Two Buckeye Elementary School District teachers have been selected as semi-finalists for EL Teacher of the Year through the Office of English Language Acquisition Services. 

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Desert Edge High School students paid tribute to 2,996 fallen victims of 9/11 by forming a line near Yuma Road, holding a handcrafted link imprinted with the deceased’s names.

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The public has the opportunity to comment on an updated Air Quality Technical Study in conjunction with the ongoing Arizona Department of Transportation environmental study of the proposed Loop 303 from south of Van Buren Street to the proposed State Route 30.

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The Buckeye Valley Christian Women’s Fellowship will meet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Liberty United Methodist Church, 7598 S. Liberty School Road, Buckeye.

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Phoenix police are recommending first-degree murder charges against Jon Christopher Clark in the death of Kiera Bergman, a teen who was missing until her body was found near Buckeye.

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Paul’s Journey, a Chapel Valley Music recording artist, will travel to the West Valley to perform at First Baptist Church Garden Lakes, 2517 N. 107th Ave., Avondale, at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 23.

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A subsidiary of Anderson Corp., which makes windows and doors, plans to build a manufacturing facility in Goodyear to increase operational capacity for its fast-growing product lines.

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Microsoft has made a major investment in the city of Goodyear, though the company’s specific plans have yet to be announced.

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 As a part of National Preparedness Month, the city of Avondale is encouraging residents to take simple steps to prepare themselves and their families now and throughout the year. This year’s overarching theme is “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.”

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The city of Litchfield Park has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report. 

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This month, a random and scientific sample of 1,600 Avondale households will receive invitations in the mail to participate in a survey, aimed at providing city officials with input regarding residents’ priorities and satisfaction regarding city services, programs and amenities.

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Distressed behaviors in someone with dementia have meaning. They serve as a form of communication and often indicate the person is experiencing discomfort in body, mind or spirit. Learn how to maximize comfort and connection by using a “soft approach” at a no-cost community event hosted by H…

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Twenty-nine nonprofit agencies that provide services and programs to the Avondale community received a combined total of $100,000 in funding as part of the city of Avondale’s Contributions Assistance program.

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Residents of Avondale, Buckeye and Goodyear are invited to register for the fall Southwest Valley HOA Academy from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, September 22, at Goodyear City Hall, 190 N. Litchfield Road.

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Decorated floats, horse-drawn wagons, dance groups and local celebrities and political figures will be among those marching down historic Avondale’s Western Avenue during the Billy Moore Days Parade at 9 a.m. Saturday, October 20.

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Catholic Charities Westside Head Start still has openings for children ages 3-5 or with special needs, foster children, homeless families and families meeting poverty income guidelines. Early Head Start also has openings for expectant mothers, infants and toddlers in the home-based program option.

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William (Bill) E. Kauppi was recently selected as the city of Buckeye’s first chief financial officer.

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More than 1,000 city and town officials, legislators, business leaders and guests from across the state recently gathered in Phoenix for the League of Arizona Cities and Towns’ annual conference at the Phoenician.

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White Tank Mountain Regional Park is offering a slew of programs in September, ranging from Harvest Moon hikes to scorpion search walks. The events cater to all ages and abilities.

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The Phoenix Police Department is continuing to investigate the death of 19-year-old Kiera Lanae Bergman, whose body was found September 3 at State Route 85 and Hazen Road near Buckeye.

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West siders may not realize just how many of their neighbors are going hungry. And while local food banks do a lot to fill the need, they are asking residents to get involved to help those in the community.

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An investigation is underway following an incident that occurred between a police officer and a woman during a motor vehicle stop Thursday, September 6, according to a statement provided by the Goodyear Police Department.

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When Vaughn Stevens saw rhinos at the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois, he was disturbed to hear they’re on the verge of extinction.

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The city of Avondale, in partnership with Riviera Broadcasting, is on the lookout for performers of all ages who live, work or study in the city of Avondale to audition to perform and compete for a cash grand prize of $250 during Avondale’s Got Talent.

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The West Valley Mavericks kicked off their sixth season of philanthropy with Childspree, surprising more than 130 children with a trip to Kohl’s in Avondale.

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Christopher Todd Communities will give a post-9/11 veteran “A New Lease on Life” by providing a rental home for one year free, followed by two years of reduced rent.

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Know a student who’s doing something remarkable? Tell us about it! Email Christina Fuoco-Karasinski at christina@timespublications.com.

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If the thought of growing your own fruits and vegetables sounds appealing, but you don’t know how to begin, Buckeye Outreach Social Services at 501 E. Mahoney Avenue in Buckeye might have the answer – a Garden Extravaganza, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, September 14, and Saturday, September 15. 

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A 2010 Desert Edge High School graduate and Avondale native is providing a critical maintenance capability to the U.S. Navy’s submarine force in the Pacific as part of a hybrid crew of sailors and civilian mariners working aboard the expeditionary submarine tender USS Frank Cable.

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The cities of Tolleson and Goodyear are coming together to host the Father/Son Sports Fest from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, September 29, at Goodyear Community Park, 3151 N. Litchfield Road.

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During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to support kids, teens and young adults battling cancer, as well as others in need of transfusions.

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A civil rights watchdog group that tracks elections said it was greatly concerned that 62 Maricopa County polling stations failed to open on time August 28, and “very disappointed” that county officials refused to extend voting hours to let people cast a ballot.

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Local artists of all ages will have their work on display at the Goodyear Branch Library, 14455 W. Van Buren Street, Suite C-102, through September 28 as part of the city’s arts programs.

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When it was announced last year that U.S. Sen. John McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer, CNN’s chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, said the average survival for a malignant glioblastoma patient getting treatment is a little more than a year.

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