You have your ballot in front of you and you see a familiar name. That person has been on Glendale City Council for four years. If you live in the Cholla District, you don’t have to make a choice. Lauren Tolmachoff is running unchallenged; she is already a winner.

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Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.

We’re going out on a limb here. But we’re guessing a number of business owners in the city would love to receive money from City Hall to help in their marketing and advertising. It could make their bottom lines jump up  just a little. And we’re guessing those business owners would be very ap…

Perhaps this year will mark the end of the City of Glendale’s involvement in the presentation of special events. It should be, and we’ll explain why.

Whether you’re a golfer, or just like having a nice green space in the central part of Glendale, you need to keep your eyes open and your ears tuned into a city council discussion about the future of Glen Lakes Golf Course.

It’s enough to make some people want to stop the world and get off. The senseless taking of someone’s life. It leaves so much sadness within families of the victims.

Despite the staunch opposition of the city’s southwestern councilmember and her one-thousand-signature-strong constituency, StoneHaven will bring substantial social and economic benefits to the Yucca District, as well as the City of Glendale at large. And while it is always about the money, …

It’s been a long journey for the Tohono O’odham Nation. Eight years, to be exact, and court dates in the double digits. Not to mention, hundreds of thousands of dollars in attorney fees.

It’s hard to imagine why anyone would oppose a $450 million investment in our city that will likely become Glendale’s next signature community, least of all the district’s representative. But that is exactly the position of Yucca District Councilmember Joyce Clark regarding StoneHaven, the f…

Receiving its third bond rating upgrade in little more than a year, the City of Glendale continues to improve its fiscal health and build its financial strength, rapidly closing the cash crunch that had previously brought it to the brink of bankruptcy. According to Moody’s Investors Services…

Glendale residents have seen their share of ups and downs this year. Glendale Glitters, however, is still providing live entertainment and lots of food choices for visitors.

As the City of Glendale hosts its largest and most popular award-winning, month-long event, local businesses and vendors continue to wonder why they’ve been denied a place in the park. While the city assures these applicants first priority in the selection process, they have been routinely d…

You are worried about the election in November. You are undecided about who you want to be our next President. You fear one, then the other. Another media sound byte beams across the broadcast terrain. You are really feeling overloaded. Then, there’s the debate. That dreaded fear comes over …

Just this week, The Glendale Star received four letters from the Arizona Attorney General’s office. They give some insight into what transpired in the months following the letters from the Arizona Department of Gaming to the Attorney General’s office regarding the Tohono O’odham Nation and i…

It seems as though every improvement made to the elections process in Maricopa County results in greater confusion, more delays and escalating frustration for voters and candidates alike. Be it the addition of new polling places, the implementation of advanced reporting systems, or the execu…

About the lead story on the front page. Some of you may be asking why that is at the top of the page. Any other week, we might be leading with a story about housing chickens in your back yard. Or, we could be giving details about a proposed entertainment district in downtown Glendale, or the…

While city voters have endured the endless barrage of hate mail, contentious calls, and combative signage that have insulted their intelligence and offended their sense of reason, the day of reckoning is near. With the Aug. 30 primary election in clear view, outright winners will be declared…

What happens when a lawyer who is working on your case and gives privileged information about such to another attorney representing his client, who just happens to be your opponent in court?

Voters in the Yucca district can learn more about the candidates in their council district race by reading their comments in individual online articles. But there is more to be discussed.

In what appears to be the never-ending saga of the West Valley casino, otherwise known as Desert Diamond Casino-West Valley, once again, the courts are being called upon to make a decision on the venture by the Tohono O’odham Nation, a venture, we might add, that was made public in 2009.

While the hostile campaigns of presidential candidates have escalated for months, Glendale’s upcoming mayor and councilmember elections, as well as the approval of Envision Glendale 2040, the city’s general plan update, are all likely to be over in the opening round. With just two contested …

Entering a state title game, the last thing coaches and players want is for the umpires to decide a game, but for the Cactus Cobras, that may have happened May 16 at ASU Farrington Stadium.

Sometimes, just making a final decision about how you are going to vote on an issue comes down to the lesser of two evils. That’s a sad commentary on the present state of affairs in Arizona when it comes to education funding.

As you place your food bags by your mailbox this Saturday morning, keep in mind there are thieves out there waiting for this yearly donation to their pantry. Yes, there are actually thieves waiting patiently as the mail carriers make their rounds for the annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive.

After years of disappointment, frustration and negative return on taxpayer investment, the Glendale City Council’s pending selection of a new arena manager brings more expertise, potential, and permanence to the city’s beleaguered building and its neighboring entertainment district than any …

We have gone through this before. The City of Glendale has the honor of hosting a national sports event, the NCAA Final Four in 2017, and along with that honor is the bill.

As the Arizona Coyotes saga appears headed toward a complete divorce from Glendale - if you believe all the reports and quotes from members of the media and team over the past few months - I have a question about the entire process.

Sometimes it takes a tragedy to wake people up to what’s really important. Our city has a serious crime problem. Instead of a task force to study  the best light rail route, our city leaders should be discussing the best route to curtail crime.

At this point, it should be clear to anyone that an organized effort is being put forth to stop the Desert Diamond Casino-West Valley from obtaining a state-issued liquor license.

An aquaintance of mine was complaining last week about how the world has changed so much in his lifetime. He said people are not as polite as they were when he was younger, and there seems to be no pride in one’s manner of dress, nor respect for one another.

For all its warts and blemishes, the City of Glendale has managed to stop the bleeding - at least for now. It still has Camelback Ranch/Glendale to deal with. But, if there are detractors, they should be aware that the city is slowly building its fan base.

Although we don’t say it often enough, this newspaper staff and its sponsors who support our weekly community newspaper with their advertising dollars wish to experess our thanks and gratitude to our loyal readers.

Unlike millions of people across the country, I chose not to participate in Black Friday. Unfortunately, I could not go shopping on Small Business Saturday, either.

In yet another attempt to stop the construction and operation of a West Valley casino on the borders of Glendale and Peoria, Congressman Trent Franks’ end-around strategy of bypassing the rules and calling for a quick count backfired, failing to gain the votes required for passage of his bil…

It is unfortunate when voters in a city council district hold the belief they are not being served well by their council representative. It is fortunate when those same voters have an alternative: recall.

There’s one good reason to vote yes on the bonds and overrides put forth by Glendale Union High School District and Deer Valley and Peoria unified school districts: They need the money.

Sports evolve every year whether it is teams moving out of cities and players changing teams, but one thing is certain: Smaller sports continue to struggle for acceptance and coverage.

Showing the kind of courage, integrity and leadership that puts residents’ interests, as well as the consideration of their tax dollars, above all else, Glendale’s top management staff working strategically under the definitive direction of a responsible and truly representative city council…

Routinely citing his infinite wisdom, superior insight and lone leadership, Sahuaro district Councilmember Gary Sherwood staged yet another public put down of his council cohorts in a bogus explanation of his vote in favor of the new arena lease agreement with IceArizona unanimously approved…

Many say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, yet expecting a different result. The City of Glendale has suffered adverse economic, legal, political and social impacts from its arena lease agreement for more than a decade, yet its primary structure remains unchan…

If the notion of recalling four city councilmembers for cancelling a hemorrhaging and ill-fated arena lease agreement wasn’t absurd enough, the grounds given by their respective committees serve only to hide their single-minded motive and smack of the typical manipulation tactics that specia…

It’s certainly easy for the media, as well as hockey fans and neighboring city leaders to criticize the bold and determined act of leadership taken last week by the Glendale City Council against a weighted and one-sided contract previously awarded to the Arizona Coyotes. After all, there’s n…

While the city appears to be headed in the right direction financially; at least, that is what its new fiscal year 2015-16 budget indicates, there are questions about how it is settling its situation with the Coyotes arena management contract.

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