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Can't afford the rent, can't afford to move: The new housing crisis

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:17:20 -0400

A decade after the Great Recession, Arizonan Katrina Taylor has hard choices and little help


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Brush fire rages in Buckeye Valley

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 01:32:16 -0400

Fire crews were battling a brush fire in Buckeye Valley that had scorched at least 40 acres Monday night.


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5 reasons this all-girl skateboarding group in Phoenix rocks

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:36:21 -0400

A new, all-girl skateboarding group teaches empowerment through challenge, community giving


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Arizona inmate dead after suspected 'act of self-harm'

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:07:00 -0400

Jesse J. Arvizo, 27, was serving 4½ years in prison for a robbery conviction.


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Phoenix flirts with 100, but no triple digits just yet

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 22:44:11 -0400

Phoenix flirted with 100 degree temperatures Sunday, but didn't break the triple-digit barrier, even as some outlying areas broke 100.


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March for Science draws thousands in Phoenix

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 23:45:26 -0400

Saturday's Phoenix March for Science was not just about science and politics.


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Value of Associate of Arts degree not keeping pace

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:00:10 -0400

A recent study shows that jobs with high levels of education and training requirements are growing at the fastest rate.


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Winds prompt wildfire concerns, Sawmill Fire ignites in southern Arizona

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:11:55 -0400

Northern Arizona was under a red-flag warning over the weekend brought on by high winds, according to the National Weather Service. 


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Lawmakers approve Arizona's first texting while driving ban

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 02:39:48 -0400

Arizona lawmakers on Thursday approved the state's first ban on texting while driving, limiting it to beginning drivers for six months.


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Goodyear fire crews revive toddler who fell in pool

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:17:21 -0400

Goodyear fire crews successfully revived a toddler who fell into his family pool, according to officials.


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Why 'smart credit cards' aren't so smart

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:04:25 -0400

There are no viable "smart credit cards" that let you to consolidate all your credit and debit cards on a single device.


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Ask a Doc: This could be why your heel is hurting

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:05:54 -0400

Plantar fasciitis is a foot condition that most commonly occurs in people between 40 and 60 years of age


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Pilot OK after small plane crash-lands in Goodyear field

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:17:02 -0400

The pilot of a small plane was said to be OK after crash-landing in a field in Goodyear on Thursday morning, officials said.


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Isn't it too early for Phoenix to hit 100 degrees?

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:39:27 -0400

Yep -- about 10 days too early. But even if that temp is reached, forecasters don't consider it excessive.


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5 Phoenix-area freeway projects to avoid this weekend

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:52:50 -0400

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


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Ozone advisory in effect Thursday, Friday in Maricopa County

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:25:44 -0400

High-pollution advisories are issued when an air-pollutant level is expected to exceed the federal health standard.


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Which city has the most park land in the West Valley?

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:31:11 -0400

Several West Valley cities, including Peoria, Goodyear and Avondale, are looking to increase their number of parks.


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Grand Canyon gondola proposal stalls in Navajo council: 'They don't have the votes'

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:58:33 -0400

The Navajo Nation Council will not take up a controversial Grand Canyon gondola-ride proposal during its spring session.  


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Restaurant inspections: 3 Phoenix-area restaurants on this week's list

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:58:27 -0400

Get details on restaurants cited by Maricopa County inspectors for four or more priority violations the week of April 3.


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Did Zane Grey's cabin rise from the ashes?

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:03:07 -0400

Only in Arizona: Western author's Payson-area landmark razed during 1990 Dude Fire only to receive new life as museum.


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Your kid probably has a fidget spinner already, but let me tell you about it anyway

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:53:12 -0400

Just getting into the whole bottle-flipping craze? Well that’s done. That’s so 2016. The world is a completely different place, and that is in no way an exaggeration.


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Raymond Haerry, one of the survivors of the USS Arizona attack, interred in his old ship at Pearl Harbor

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:06:53 -0400

The remains of Raymond Haerry, who was aboard the USS Arizona on Dec. 7, 1941, were interred in the battleship's wreckage.


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Avondale police seek man in purse-snatching, Walgreens robbery attempt

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:26:18 -0400

Avondale police are looking for a man they say attempted to rob a Walgreens and stole a customer's purse in the process.


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Coolest public parks in the Phoenix area

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:02:28 -0400

From a historic train built in 1912 to lazy rivers, splash pads and an archery range, the options for cool and family-friendly fun are plenty in the Phoenix-area's public parks.


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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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