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The city of Glendale’s transportation oversight committee is considering the inclusion of a bicycle parking component as part of an update to the city’s zoning code.

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Glendale police are investigating after two men were shot dead at a home near Maryland and 63rd avenues earlier this week.

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In its first meeting following a July adjournment, a majority of the Glendale City Council voted August 13 to move citizens’ comments from the beginning to the end of the agenda for all future regular voting meetings.

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Southwest Gas is warning customers of the dangers associated with digging into a utility line and encourage customers to know what’s below — call 811 before you dig.

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U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Matthew P. Cropley graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

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Paws 4 Vets is a fashion fundraiser benefiting the Service Dog Fund, a Phoenix-based nonprofit organization that trains service dogs for veterans at no cost, from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, August 16, at the Faith Bible Church, 17230 N. 59th Avenue.

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The city of Glendale has installed equipment in the city council chambers that will allow meetings to be streamed as Facebook Live events.

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Local police are searching for a man and woman suspected of committing forgery and identity theft at a host of stores across Peoria, Glendale, Surprise, Phoenix and Scottsdale.

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A 28-year-old Glendale man was arrested in his home on various charges of of sexual exploitation of a minor and surreptitious viewing.

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After a seven-month study, results on the effectiveness of educational marketing to combat Glendale’s cigarette litter have been deemed inconclusive.

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Catholic Charities Westside Head Start is gearing up for the 2019-20 school year by recruiting passionate, knowledgeable teachers and instructional staff to fill open positions in several locations in the West Valley.

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When residents and councilmembers joined Assistant City Manager Chris Anaradian at the Glendale Women’s Club on August 7 to discuss the proposed sale of the Glendale Memorial Park Cemetery, concerns over the fate of the historic property were raised.

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With mass shootings and threats frequent occurrences, Andrea Evans has to take her job seriously. 

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Following the retirement of longtime Police Chief Rick St. John, who served Glendale for 23 years, Chris Briggs has assumed the role of interim chief of police.

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Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers was honored with the Arizona Motorcycle Safety & Awareness Foundation’s (AMSAF) Visionary award on July 31.

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WestEd has elected longtime educator Beverly Hurley, who has 40 years of experience, as its newest board chairwoman.

WestEd’s board of directors is made up of accomplished leaders from public and private education, business and human services communities. Board members take an active role in agency leadership and strategic planning.

Hurley is taking the reins from Marsha Hirano-Nakanishi, who served as chairwoman for 2018-19.

“As a lifelong educator, WestEd’s mission to make a positive difference in the education and development of all learners resonates deeply with me,” Hurley said. “I look forward to working with the diverse group of accomplished professionals who make up WestEd’s board to continue that mission.”

Most recently the director of academic alliances for Grand Canyon University, and prior to that a Buckeye Union High School District superintendent, Hurley brings with her 40 years of expertise in education.

During her many years in education, she has also worked as a teacher, counselor, student-teacher and peer-counseling coordinator, athletic director, assistant principal and principal in the Flagstaff Unified School District.

“With her extensive experience and impact in public education, Beverly Hurley has been an integral presence on our board over the last 15 years,” said Glen Harvey, WestEd CEO. “I’m delighted that her colleagues have elected her to serve as our new board chair.”

Hurley’s previous honors include being named the Arizona School Administrators Distinguished Administrator for the superintendent’s division. She was also honored as the Arizona State Superintendent of the Year; received the AASA Women in School Leadership Award; and was named the Arizona High School Principal of the Year, the NASSP/MetLife National High School Principal of the Year, and one of 24 West Valley leaders who mentor and make a difference in the lives of others through vision, teamwork and innovations.

Hurley earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees from Northern Arizona University and was also awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Northern Arizona University.

 

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A federal court rejected the appeal of a former Glendale resident who is on death row for murdering four Phoenix family members in their home in retribution for a petty theft by another of the family members.

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Jabz Boxing is gearing up for the back-to-school season by holding a school supply drive through Saturday, August 10. The supplies will go to Title I schools in the Phoenix Valley.

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While many young American kids grow up dreaming of playing in the big leagues, Alex Meruelo’s goals were a bit different. He wanted to be the owner of a professional sports team.

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Stroke care provided at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus was recently recognized with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and Target: Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll Award.

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Eligible West Valley breast cancer survivors may contribute to possible medical advances and earn money while attending a class at Grand Canyon University. 

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The West Valley — like the rest of the country — is seeing skyrocketing mental health diagnoses among children and adolescents in emergency departments.

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Times Media Group, the fast-growing publisher of more than 15 Arizona publications and websites, has acquired Southland Publishing, the Southern California-based publisher of several newsweeklies, magazines and digital media properties with a combined monthly circulation of more than one mil…

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With initial upgrades to the Pyramid Peak Water Treatment Plant complete, a second phase of construction is now underway.

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Glendale has the ninth healthiest housing market among American cities with a population of more than 200,000, according to a new study.

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When Forrest Anderson Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning Inc., a family-owned business in the Phoenix area since 1961, was asked to remove a medical gas system from a commercial building, it chose to donate it to P.I.P.E. industries for training purposes.

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Many isolated elders and homebound adults are without vital services such as transportation to doctor’s appointments and trips to the grocery store this summer.

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Arizona Centers for Digestive Health (AZCDH), the state’s leading provider of gastrointestinal care, is partnering with Covenant Surgical Partners — a Nashville, Tennessee-based physician services company that is working to advance practices across the United States.

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Midwestern University President and Chief Executive Officer Kathleen H. Goeppinger recently announced changes to the administration team as a result of the university’s continued growth.

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One person is dead and several others are in critical condition after the car they were driving ran a red light and struck a garbage truck at Thunderbird Road and 51st Avenue around 4:40 a.m. July 21.

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A New Mexico man disappeared while traveling to Peoria for a job, and authorities are now searching for two men who used the missing man’s credit cards at a Home Depot in Glendale.

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Chris DeJong may have missed the qualifying for the U.S. swim team in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics by a few seconds, but so far, he’s not missing out on business.

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An all-encompassing free city government course sponsored by the city of Glendale and ASU, dubbed Glendale University, is accepting applications for those interested in seeing how the city works.

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Gilbert Lopez recently received one of the greatest gifts — a renovated home he can call his own. But more than that, as he looks around at the walls and cabinets and flooring, he knows there is an army of volunteers who care.

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The Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority and Valley Metro Rail boards of directors have elected officers for the fiscal year 2020 term, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020. The boards help guide the agencies by providing transportation leadership to best serve the region and its …

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Swire Coca-Cola will double its Glendale sales and distribution center to 300,000 square feet by early 2020.

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Six West Valley school districts will have to decide whether grant money they now use to pay for security officers should be diverted to hiring counselors or social workers.

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Following a difficult Fourth of July week for blood and platelet donations and ongoing challenges finding new blood donors, the American Red Cross faces a blood shortage and has issued an emergency call for eligible individuals of all blood types to give now and prevent delays in medical care.

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Glendale City Council voted unanimously June 25 to increase the urban irrigation rate by $45.46 annually starting in August. 

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