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Bickley: Two cutthroat GMs make indelible imprint on crazy week in Valley sports

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 20:57:32 -0400

Suns GM Ryan McDonough and Coyotes GM John Chayka's cutthroat moves made an indelible imprint on a crazy week in sports.

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Police arrest man who pointed rifle at helicopter, fired at officers

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:08:32 -0400

Police evacuated some residences in Cave Creek after an officer-involved shooting on Sunday.

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Arizona's heat is getting worse — and it's killing people

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 23:49:25 -0400

Global warming and Phoenix's sun-soaked urban core make blistering heat waves like this week's increasingly dangerous to all.

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Phoenix traffic: Delays, detours, closures to know about this weekend

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:20:15 -0400

Here are the traffic delays along Interstate 17, Interstate 10, Loop 202 and Loop 303 you should know about.

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3 horses rescued from abusive home to be auctioned in Buckeye

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:22:34 -0400

Three horses seized from an abusive owner in Yuma will be auctioned at the Arizona Livestock Auction in Buckeye.

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2 fast-casual restaurant chains expand in West Valley

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:33:51 -0400

Options for build-your-own burger and pizza expand in the West Valley with the opening of Smashburger in Peoria, Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza in Glendale.

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Phoenix weather: Not much relief at night

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:50:34 -0400

Phoenix saw three days of record high temperatures this week. Records were set for low and average temperatures too.

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Get a summer job, son — I mean, unless you have something better to do

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:16:56 -0400

Fewer teens are working in the summer, muscled out of jobs by older Americans. So they have begun volunteering among other things.

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Extreme Phoenix heat: Is there an upside?

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:52:55 -0400

June's heat wave could pay off with monsoon rain. But just when that will happen is the mystery.

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Heat wave causes water shortage in Cordes Lakes; delivery shut nightly

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 01:44:53 -0400

Residents in Cordes Lakes have to conserve water in response to the water shortage during the middle of a heat wave.

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3 Arizona men arrested, accused of seeking underage prostitutes

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:07:05 -0400

Three Arizona men were arrested on suspicion of seeking child prostitutes as part of an ongoing operation targeting human trafficking.

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Ask a Doc: Are you experiencing 'text neck'?

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:00:00 -0400

More American are suffering from neck and back issues associated with cellphone use

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Arizona couple arrested on suspicion of liquor thefts totaling $100,000

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:46:28 -0400

A couple was arrested on suspicion of stealing over $100,000 in liquor from Fry's stores.

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Pets of the week: Valley adoptable animals

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:30:21 -0400

There are thousands of pets in the Valley looking and waiting for their furever home. Find yours today.

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Phoenix weather: 113 is considered good news after record highs

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:17:34 -0400

It appears that some relief is on the way. That is if you can call a high of 113 relief.

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Fascinations tones down sexy products, hopes to lure more customers

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:03:24 -0400

Fascinations, the retail chain known for sexy clothing, sex toys and beauty products, plans to grow by selling with swimwear and sports wear.

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West Valley could soon see more condos as developers eye new hubs

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:00:41 -0400

Metro Phoenix is in the midst of a condo building boom that's spreading to the suburbs. New condos in Glendale and other West Valley cities could follow

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The Gaggle: Arizona's Teacher Shortage

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:37:28 -0400

Our weekly politics podcast gives you inside-the-newsroom conversation you can’t get anywhere else. This week, a special edition examines the politics of education in Arizona, and our exclusive report on the state's teacher shortage.

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Baby drowns in bathtub in Buckeye

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:57:25 -0400

A baby died after possibly drowning in a bathtub in his home.

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Many Arizona schools hire underqualified, inexperienced teachers to fill gaps

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:49:29 -0400

An analysis by The Republic shows that 22% of Arizona teachers during the 2016-17 term were not qualified or had less than 2 years of experience.

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How The Republic tracked teacher certifications across Arizona

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:22:44 -0400

The Republic tracked Arizona teacher certifications by matching information from school districts with the Department of Education database.

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Officials: Car accidents killed nearly 1,000 in Arizona last year

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 03:02:45 -0400

On average, one person was killed in a car accident every 9.11 hours in 2016, according to data from ADOT.

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Some voters wary of new Maricopa County election plan

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:33:22 -0400

Maricopa County voters face a new process for voting in fall 2017 that officials say is faster, cheaper and still secure, though critics have doubts.

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Flu vaccine ineffective for people 65 and older last winter

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:41:37 -0400

The flu vaccine did a poor job protecting 65 and older Americans against the illness last winter.

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Phoenix sets heat record for third day in a row

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:27:31 -0400

The high of 117 degrees at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix topped the record of 115 degrees set in 2008.

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Many Arizona schools hire underqualified, inexperienced teachers to fill gaps

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:46:38 -0400

A database built by The Arizona Republic shows that 22 percent of 46,000 public school teachers in Arizona during the 2016-17 term were either not qualified to teach or had less than two years of classroom experience.

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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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