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Iconic Phoenix Trotting Park along I-10 in Goodyear set for demolition

Sat, 20 May 2017 09:00:01 -0400

The massive and long-abandoned Phoenix Trotting Park along Interstate 10 in Goodyear will be demolished by the end of the year.


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6 Arizona road trips for Memorial Day weekend

Wed, 17 May 2017 15:22:35 -0400

Enjoy Western art, watch gunslingers trade blanks or take a long hike in a cool forest.


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With expected pre-recession revenues, West Valley cities planning increased public safety spending, tax cuts

Mon, 1 May 2017 17:23:32 -0400

Avondale, Goodyear and Peoria expect to see pre-recession revenues in their budgets and plan to spend on various projects.


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Quiz: How well do you know the Southwest Valley?

Thu, 4 May 2017 11:38:26 -0400

So you think you know the Southwest Valley? Test your knowledge of Goodyear, Avondale and Litchfield Park's history with this quiz.


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Maricopa County ups the ante for cops and courts; homeless and animal shelters face budget cuts

Mon, 22 May 2017 20:46:25 -0400

Maricopa County unveils its $2.5 billion budget on Monday. It contains no new taxes and modest increases for a few agencies such as the Sheriff's Office.


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Real haunted places in metro Phoenix

Fri, 19 May 2017 15:17:05 -0400

Ghosts of Arizona past lurk at museums, theaters, hotels and other buildings in Phoenix.


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2 critically injured in head-on collision near Avondale

Thu, 18 May 2017 17:29:57 -0400

Two people were in critical condition after a head-on collision on Indian School Road between El Mirage Road and 111th Avenue, near Avondale, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said.


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What Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone says about his first 100 days

Thu, 18 May 2017 13:02:36 -0400

After a turbulent few months in office, Maricopa County's new sheriff on Wednesday attempted to regain control of his narrative, highlighting the office's public-safety and financial successes.


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VA loans up 100 percent in Phoenix area as veterans settle down, buy homes

Fri, 19 May 2017 11:24:22 -0400

The record number of men and women tapping Veterans Administration-guaranteed mortgages to buy homes with no down payment and low interest rates is a great housing trend for many reasons.


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Strep throat cases are on the rise in metro Phoenix, Banner Health says

Thu, 18 May 2017 20:18:10 -0400

Dr. Joel Cooper has noticed uptick of strep throat cases at the Banner urgent care in Peoria where he works.


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Goodyear runoff election: Brannon Hampton wins council seat

Thu, 18 May 2017 14:10:16 -0400

Brannon Hampton, a project manager at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, won a runoff election for the Goodyear City Council.


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Arizona settlement releases time-share owners from contracts with Diamond Resorts

Thu, 18 May 2017 13:46:11 -0400

Diamond Resorts Corp. time-share holders have until May 23 to file a complaint with the Arizona Attorney General's Office in order to be considered for release from their contract, the office said.


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Beautiful photos of Arizona night skies

Wed, 17 May 2017 13:54:55 -0400

Meteor showers? Comets? The Milky Way? Arizona is a great place to see the stars above.


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Employee group alleges document tampering, email monitoring at Maricopa Community Colleges

Wed, 17 May 2017 13:11:21 -0400

An employee group with Maricopa Community Colleges says email was being monitored and an employee policy they agreed to appears to be tampered.


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3 hurt in 'fiery' crash involving semi-truck on I-10 north of Tucson

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:56:23 -0400

A crash involving two commercial trucks and another vehicle shut down Interstate 10 in both directions northwest of Tucson late Monday afternoon.


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Documenting Hate: Fill out this form if you have been the victim of a hate crime or bias incident

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:36:02 -0400

We want to get a handle on hate crimes and bias incidents in Arizona and the nation. Fill out this form if you have been the victim of a hate crime or bias incident.


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Man sought in Metro PCS robbery in Phoenix

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:09:00 -0400

Unidentified man robs cellphone retailer; Phoenix Police need help identifying. Offering reward for information.


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Phoenix Trotting Park in West Valley set for demolition

Fri, 19 May 2017 23:02:07 -0400

The life of the old Phoenix Trotting Park in the West Valley is coming to an end. Owners have pulled permits to demolish the building by the end of 2017.


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The offerings of Tavern+Bowl

Fri, 19 May 2017 21:55:47 -0400

Tavern+Bowl combines alcohol, comfort food and bowling at Glendale's Westgate Entertainment District.


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6 Phoenix-area freeway projects to avoid this weekend

Fri, 19 May 2017 17:54:52 -0400

A busy stretch of southbound I-17 will be closed and sections of I-10 near Loop 303 also will be narrowed to one lane.


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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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