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Weather: Rain in the forecast for Phoenix this week

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 22:34:26 -0500

Valley residents should expect rain to close out February before a sunnier start to March, according to the Weather Service.


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Pregnant woman ejected from vehicle in Tolleson crash

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:43:05 -0500

The collision occurred near 107th Avenue and Broadway Road at 8 a.m. Monday. The area is expected to be closed to traffic for the next few hours.


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A blink, a frown: Finding hope after Buckeye grad's massive stroke

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:21:15 -0500

A fundraiser on Saturday at Verrado High School will go to help cover Andrew Ochoa's unrelenting medical costs.


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Goodyear Council candidates pushing for public safety, jobs

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:37:25 -0500

The five candidates in the Goodyear City Council race named public safety, jobs and community amenities as key issues.


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Buckeye teacher pleads not guilty to sexual conduct with foreign-exchange student, 17

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:48:49 -0500

A Buckeye elementary school teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old foreign-exchange student pleaded not guilty in court Friday morning.


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Will schools be graded fairly using AzMERIT?

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:09:30 -0500

For the state's elementary schools, 90 percent of their letter grades could be decided by how well their kids test on AzMERIT, a rigorous annual assessment 38 percent of Arizona students passed last year.


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Motorcylist, 58, killed in collision in SE Valley

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:44:29 -0500

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash Saturday evening in the Southeast valley, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. 


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UA Phoenix medical school faces final exam: Reviewers' critique of program

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:04:31 -0500

University of Arizona medical school in downtown Phoenix begins its final exam in a long journey to full accreditation.


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Spring training kicks off with pitch-perfect spring weather

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:27:17 -0500

The weekend was expected to pitch us perfect spring weather for the kickoff of spring-training games. 


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Up to 90 percent of new Arizona school letter grades could depend on AzMERIT scores

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:23:18 -0500

For the state's elementary schools, 90 percent of their letter grades could be decided by how well their kids test on AzMERIT, a rigorous annual assessment 38 percent of Arizona students passed last year.


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See Gilbert Art Walk, Superstition dog show, art and wine in Litchfield Park this weekend

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:03:16 -0500

  Fashion comes to Scottsdale with runway shows, a brunch with Michael Costello, fashion showcases and hair fashion during Scottsdale Fashion Week (SFW), March 2-7.


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ADOT having a blast on state highway between Globe, Winkelman

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:07:13 -0500

ADOT has started a controlled-blasting project along State Route 77 between Globe and Winkelman.


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ADOT's controlled-blasting project along State Route 77

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:54:48 -0500

ADOT is performing controlled blasts along State Route 77, east of Phoenix, to reduce the risk of rocks falling onto the highway. Arizona Department of Transportation


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9 Phoenix-area road projects to avoid this weekend

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:49:48 -0500

Avoid Phoenix-area traffic slowdowns this weekend by steering clear of these roadways.


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Ken Colburn: Going paperless at home

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:10:06 -0500

Going completely paperless isn’t realistic, but going less-paper is entirely feasible with today’s various options


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Buckeye community rallies to 'Believe in Andrew Ochoa'

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:02:03 -0500

Andrew Ochoa graduated last year from Verrado High in Buckeye, where he was a popular athlete. Undiagnosed abnormal blood vessels burst Oct. 14, leading to strokes, and now he is nonverbal with few motor skills. David Kadlubowski/azcentral.com


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College students, beware: Scammers prey on those in debt

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:04:37 -0500

A non-profit student loan counseling agency warns against scams that have become commonplace


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Rosie on the House: Let March turn your thumb green

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:05:11 -0500

Here are some great things to plant now while much of the rest of the world is still thawing


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Veterans Voice: Hamilton High invites vets to graduate with Class of 2017

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:04:52 -0500

The graduation takes place at the Wells Fargo Arena at Arizona State University in May


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School-voucher expansion could cost Arizona $24M a year or more

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:57:35 -0500

Two new reports and research by The Republic cast doubt on claims that expanding vouchers will save state tax dollars.


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Ask Linda: Grandma must step up when kids are taught to use slurs

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:44:21 -0500

I am a grandmother who is having a big dilemma right now, and I need some help in a sensitive area.


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Teen hit by shotgun blast during drug deal in Buckeye

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:52:33 -0500

A teen boy is in stable condition after being hit by a shotgun blast during a drug deal in Buckeye, according to MCSO.


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Former Tolleson schools employee pleads guilty to theft

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:06:18 -0500

A former employee of Tolleson Union High School District has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the theft of more than $120,000 from the district.


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List of golf holes in one in Arizona 2017

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:40:15 -0500

This is a list of golf holes in one reported to The Arizona Republic and 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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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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'Everybody Loves Somebody' star José María Yazpik talks bilingual rom-com

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 04:10:01 -0500

The actor, a star in his native Mexico, talks about making his first romantic comedy.


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