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Where to see art in the West Valley

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 18:46:52 -0400

The West Valley is home to many art galleries, exhibits, and events. From recycled art to high school exhibits, art lovers have many options to see.


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Arizona's largest employers have more workers than ever before, offer new incentives

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 08:00:03 -0400

The uptick has come even as employers complain that it's getting more difficult to fill openings. Many companies are offering enhanced incentives.


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#RedforEd teacher walkout follows lead of West Virginia and Oklahoma

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 23:19:31 -0400

While the statewide teacher-led walkout will be a first for Arizona, it's the third time in recent months that public-school teachers have taken such measures.


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Zillow to start buying and selling metro Phoenix homes

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 09:00:05 -0400

Online real estate firm Zillow wants to not only value Valley homes but also buy and sell them now.


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Everything you need to know about Tuesday's Arizona special election for Congress

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 09:00:06 -0400

The Arizona special election to fill a vacant Phoenix-area congressional seat is Tuesday. Here's why it matters and what is shaping the race.


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Arizona #RedForEd teacher walkout: What we know now

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:18:43 -0400

It's happening. Arizona teachers and support staff are walking out on April 26 in the fight for more education funding. Here's what you need to know.


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140,000 Maricopa County voters haven’t received registration cards

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 13:08:06 -0400

The Maricopa County printing delay comes as voters in the West Valley go to the polls Tuesday for a special congressional election.


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CDC expands E. coli warning on tainted Yuma lettuce

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 21:34:39 -0400

The CDC last week advised consumers not to eat bagged and shredded romaine lettuce, responsible for sickening at least 60 people in 16 states.


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What's the difference between a walkout and a strike? For Arizona teachers, it matters

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:43:25 -0400

As a "right-to-work" state, Arizona employees participating in a strike risk losing their jobs, their certifications or part of their salaries.


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Here are the Arizona schools closing when teachers walk out on Thursday

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:58:08 -0400

As of Sunday night, at least 19 school districts have notifies parents that they will be closed Thursday for the #RedForEd teacher walkout.


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Arizona #RedForEd organizers: 'Ignore all GoFundMe requests'

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 02:27:08 -0400

"Any that are set up are not made by AEU and have nothing to do with our efforts to date," organizers said on their website Sunday.


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Should the Second Amendment trump foster-home safety rules?

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 10:09:49 -0400

DCS will consider new rules on gun storage for foster homes in the wake of a failed legislative attempt to remove all such regulations.


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2 killed, 1 injured in boat crash at Lake Havasu

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 23:18:08 -0400

Officials said high speeds were a contributing factor in the crash on Lake Havasu. Several boaters pulled the injured from the lake.


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'She was literally at death's door': A mastiff gets a second chance at life

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 17:57:50 -0400

A mastiff is getting a second chance at life after she was taken in by Maricopa County Animal Care and Control.


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#RedForEd: How Arizona's movement went from red T-shirts to a walkout

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 17:27:46 -0400

The #RedForEd movement began shortly after the West Virgina teacher strike. It has grown with rallies, walk-ins and the announcement of a walkout.


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Students hold a 'die-in' at Governor Doug Ducey's office

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 21:05:27 -0400

March for Our Lives activist Jordan Harb, a junior at Mountain View High, and other high school students hold a "die-in" in Gov. Ducey's office.


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ADOT unveils winning safety signs, will be on display this weekend

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:20:41 -0400

The winning signs from the Arizona Department of Transportation sign contest will be on display on state roadways through Sunday.


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Everything to know about the planned teacher walkout

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:15:19 -0400

Ricardo Cano and Kaila White discuss what you should know about the planned Arizona educator walkout and the #RedForEd movement.


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Economists: Arizona's fortunes are growing, but Ducey's teacher pay plan on shaky ground

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:35:26 -0400

Economists tracking Arizona's economy see strong potential for growth the next few years, but caution that a recession will hit hard here.


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Planting trees to combat urban heat-island effect

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:36:27 -0400

One tree at a time, the city of Phoenix is trying to increase its shade canopy to 25 percent by the year 2030. David Wallace/azcentral.com


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Phoenix-area students walk out on April 20

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:27:24 -0400

Students across the country left their classrooms today, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting, to demonstrate against gun violence in schools.


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This is April? It's snowing in Flagstaff

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:30:31 -0400

A cold front brought snow to higher elevations in Arizona and a cool-down to the Valley.


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Arizona educators will walk out April 26

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:33:59 -0400

Arizona educators over the past few days have cast votes on whether to hold a walkout in the push for more education funding.


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Backpage-related child sex-trafficking case garners 191-year prison sentence

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:04:56 -0400

In a case linked to Backpage, prosecutors said Alvin Rex Smith was a a pimp for three girls between the ages of 13 and 16.


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Why ASU spent $35 million for a building 10 minutes from the White House

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:36:23 -0400

The purchase puts ASU in league with some of the nation's most elite universities who set up shops inside the district and off their main campuses.


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Arizona teachers vote to walk out

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 02:19:49 -0400

Outside the Arizona Education Association, #RedForEd announces 78 percent of teachers voted to walk out on April 26. Patrick Breen/azcentral.com


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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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1 year later: What we know about missing Buckeye boy Jesse Wilson

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:21:25 -0400

It's been a year since 10-year-old Jesse Wilson of Buckeye went missing. What we know now.


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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, 6 Sep 2017 14:43:06 -0400

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


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Gifts for kids: What to buy, what to avoid

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:36:48 -0500

Inappropriate or obnoxious gifts will surely annoy parents. Here's what NOT to buy other parents' kids.


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