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Anthony Kern spent part of his last week as a state representative in Washington, D.C., participating in a demonstration that turned into a riot.

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Less than a month after the Peoria Unified School District Governing Board voted to keep classrooms open “regardless of metrics,” the district temporarily closed 13 schools for a day after teachers staged a “sick out.” 

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State Farm Stadium is the anchor of Maricopa County’s first public offering of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, Jan. 6—delaying the Congressional certification of the Electoral College—may have been fortunate not to break into Rep. Ruben Gallego’s location. 

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A New Year begins with school districts struggling with a divisive question: to close classrooms or not to close?

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Last year, Arizona Public Service Company (APS) suspended late fees and disconnections for nonpayment from March through December.

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Arizona Democrats registered more new voters in the last election cycle than any other party, moving ahead of independents in registration for the first time in 10 years—but still failing to overtake Republicans.

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States across the Southwest have adopted clean energy plans that regulate utility companies and work toward carbon-free goals. After lagging for several years, Arizona is starting to catch up.

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If you’re having a baby boy this year, don’t name him Liam or Noah unless you want him to just be another Tom, Dick or Harry.

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Barrio Queen, the hip Mexican food chain that started in Scottsdale, opened its first “west side” restaurant in Glendale Dec. 26. (A second West Valley Barrio Queen is scheduled for Avondale in April.)

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While COVID-19 vaccines will not be provided to the public for weeks, if not months, hundreds of health care workers in Maricopa County received the first of a two-dose vaccine—as the coronavirus continues its alarming spread.

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More than 330,000 Americans have died from COVID-19—with nearly 5,000 of those deaths in Maricopa County.

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With New Year’s Eve—traditionally a time some set off fireworks—approaching, Glendale City Council shot up fines for illegal fireworks at its December meeting.

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According to the city of Glendale, part of Glenn Drive in Downtown Glendale will be closed Jan. 1-3 and Jan. 8-9.

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A Glendale resident was fatally stabbed at his home Christmas Eve.

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 More than 600 blood donors are needed this weekend at Vitalant’s Saving Arizona Blood drive.  While Christmas through New Year’s Day is the lowest week of the year for blood donations, Arizona patients require more transfusions in January than during any other month. To meet increased patie…

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Glendale is ending the year the way it began 2020: by greenlighting growth.

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From “Santa Calls” replacing kids sitting on Kris Kringle’s lap to kids learning on laptops at home, this December has quite a different look—thanks, of course, to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Days after the U.S. Supreme Court this week rejected an election challenge from Pennsylvania, the same justices on Dec. 11 rejected a last-ditch Texas suit seeking to overturn results from Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin—all states won by Biden. 

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Students, families and athletes in Glendale and Peoria are grieving the loss of David “DJ” Ortiz, who died Dec. 12. The beloved teacher and enthusiastic football coach was 33.

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It was a busy week for the Glendale Fire Department, with smoke pouring and 911 calls after laundry, kitchen and garage fires throughout the city. Early on Tuesday, Dec. 15, nine people will be displaced this morning after a house fire near 71st and Glendale avenues. 

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State and federal weather officials are predicting a warmer and drier than normal winter for Arizona, which would come on the heels of the driest monsoon ever recorded in the state.

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Glendale leads in the number of homeless in the West Valley. People without shelters have to endure the new obstacles of COVID-19 and record-breaking heat levels, both of which are putting increased pressure on the city of Glendale and its outreach programs.

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At a Dec. 2 online meeting, Jack Friedline, Glendale’s assistant city manager, said a lake at Heroes Park is coming soon.

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According to Rick St. John, Glendale’s deputy city manager, COVID-19 vaccines will be hitting the city soon—but most residents will have to wait until spring to be vaccinated.

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Court documents show chilling details in the case of Vincel Lee Perkins, who was arrested by Glendale police officers Nov. 28 and faces charges he shot two people, killing one and sending the other to the hospital.

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A tidal wave of hype continues for what is promised as a “one-of-a-kind” entertainment center anchored by a lagoon.