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West Valley cities reach pre-recession revenues

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:11:42 -0400

Avondale, Goodyear and Peoria are in the midst of budget-making. Here's what to expect.


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Goodyear police: Dad used stun gun on 11-year-old son

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:52:22 -0400

The situation was reported to DCS by officials at the child's school, according to court records, which also say the child had been "struck with a martial arts stick." 


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Wind gusts reach 50 mph in Phoenix area

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:24:13 -0400

The Valley is under a wind advisory through Friday night after 50 mph gusts hit the Phoenix-area


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5 Phoenix-area freeway projects to avoid this weekend

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 02:38:17 -0400

A stretch of northbound Interstate 17 near downtown Phoenix will be closed this weekend for rubberized-asphalt resurfacing.


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Sparky joins ASU staff to surprise future Sun Devils

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:09:46 -0400

Arizona State University staff members, along with ASU mascot Sparky the Sun Devil, traveled to high schools around the Phoenix area on Thursday to surprise students who have been admitted to the university.


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Gov. Doug Ducey signs limited texting-while-driving ban, favors wider reach

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:01:34 -0400

Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday signed Arizona’s first ban on texting while driving, and said he would like it to go further


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Zika awareness campaign launched for Arizona residents

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:36:39 -0400

There are currently 57 travel-related cases of Zika in Arizona. Although there are no locally acquired cases reported as of yet, DHS has launched a campaign to educate the public.


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Valley of the Sun YMCA sees light after years of multimillion-dollar deficits

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:57:09 -0400

The challenges the YMCA has faced in recent years are among the biggest in its 125-year history.


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Is it possible to stop red-light accidents? Maricopa County hopes so

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:23:35 -0400

Maricopa County partners with University of Arizona on a vehicle test track to demo the latest “smart technologies.”


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A guide for the 'resistance': How to hold your own raucous town-hall meeting

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:27:09 -0400

Anti-Trump activists in the 'Indivisible' movement are putting heat on Republicans such as U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.


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Winds gust in metro Phoenix

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:34:42 -0400

Wind reached 28 mph in downtown Phoenix, Ariz., on Friday, April 28, 2017. Courtney Pedroza/azcentral.com


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Big projects coming to the West Valley in 2017-2018

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:50:48 -0400

West Valley cities' financial plans call for spending on projects from a new bus route in Avondale to a parking garage in Peoria, and more.


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Is it safe to buy one of the new Samsung S8 smartphones?

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:01:53 -0400

Samsung’s issue with exploding batteries in its Galaxy Note 7 has many consumers concerned about its newer phones


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Sawmill Fire doubles overnight to 40K acres

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:12:51 -0400

On Tuesday, erratic winds blew up to 35 mph, hastening the fire's spread.


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Arizona junior high school wins national Samsung STEM contest

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:25:07 -0400

Snowflake Junior High School was one of three national winners, earning $170,000 in technology for the school.


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Purchase tickets to 2017 azcentral.com Sports Awards

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:44:35 -0400

The azcentral.com Sports Awards honors the most elite athletes in Arizona High School Sports. This event is hosted by azcentral.com and will take place April 30, 2017 at ASU Gammage.


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1 Phoenix-area restaurant on this week's list

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:03:17 -0400

Get details on restaurants cited by Maricopa County inspectors for four or more priority violations the week of April 10.A priority violation is a major violation that directly contributes to increasing the risk of food-borne illness or injury.


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Basis Scottsdale ranked best high school in the nation

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:01:58 -0400

According to U.S. News and World Report, Basis Scottsdale is the nation's top-performing high school. Mark Henle/azcentral.com


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5 of the nation's top 10 high schools are Arizona charter schools

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:08:26 -0400

Five of the top 10 high schools in the country are in Arizona, according to U.S. News and World Report. And they're all branches of the same charter school.


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Aces: List of golf holes in one in Arizona 2017

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:10:56 -0400

This is a list of golf holes in one reported to The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com.


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Jury finds Preston Strong guilty of 2005 slayings of Yuma family

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:55:27 -0400

After less than two days of deliberation, a Yuma jury has found Preston Strong guilty of killing six people nearly 12 years ago in what was the largest mass murder in the border city’s history.


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'Red flag' warning and wind advisory in effect for southern Arizona

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:31:12 -0400

A "red flag" warning and wind advisory in effect for much of southern Arizona until 8 p.m. Tuesday signals the increased potential for wildfires and could result in dusty conditions and low visibility for motorists.


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Where are the 'darkest' places in Arizona?

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:11:28 -0400

Only in Arizona: You haven't seen heavenly bodies until you've experienced remote parks and regions for stargazers


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Some Buckeye residents angry over spikes in water bills, as city rate decrease coming soon

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 10:47:58 -0500

Buckeye residents who have seen spikes in their water bills are demanding answers for a problem they say the city isn't taking seriously.


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$178 million makeover headed for Phoenix International Raceway

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:42:56 -0500

Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale will receive a major overhaul worth $178 million.


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Tolleson Mayor-elect Anna Tovar shows she's a survivor

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 18:42:18 -0500

Former state lawmaker Anna Tovar is the first woman elected as Tolleson Mayor and the city's first new mayor in 22 years.


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What we know about missing Buckeye boy Jesse Wilson

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 21:18:18 -0400

As searches took place in vacant fields in Buckeye, Police Chief Larry Hall said for the first time that they may not find 10-year-old Jesse Wilson alive.


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Can man-made wetlands clean Goodyear's polluted water?

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:23:09 -0400

A six-year project to treat a harmful byproduct from Goodyear's drinking water through a first-of-its-kind wetlands project will soon expand, or go down the drain. 


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6 new features at Avondale's Friendship Park

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:26:54 -0400

Big changes have arrived at Avondale's Friendship Park with about $3.5 million in renovations for several new features.


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Downtown Southwest Valley: 10 don't-miss spots

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 18:39:52 -0500

Downtown Avondale and Tolleson have some amazing, little-known places and great art. Here are our favorite spots:


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Long-vacant Phoenix Trotting Park in Goodyear is in escrow, could be demolished

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:40:20 -0400

The Phoenix Trotting Park, one of the Valley's most unique buildings, is closer to being sold — and maybe demolished.


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Readers' picks: Worst West Valley eyesores

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 18:45:31 -0500

The list is dominated by empty buildings and vacant lots. A few are headed for improvement, while others languish.


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