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Road rage shooting kills 16-year-old Glendale High School student  ABC15 Arizona

Muhammad Shah Salim was murdered after being shot in Phoenix.

William Bennett  Arizona Daily Star

BENNETT, William G. Born March 11, 1931 in Los Angeles, California passed away peacefully in Tucson on July 28, 2019. Bill was raised in Glendale, ...

Glendale student a 2019 Flinn Scholar | News  Glendale Star

Andrea Ramirez of Glendale High School, a proud member of the Glendale Union High School District, is one of 20 Arizona high school seniors who was ...

Glendale high school students participate in mock disaster drill  FOX 10 News Phoenix

GLENDALE, Ariz. (FOX 10) - It's better to be safe than sorry. Today, students at Mountain Ridge High School aspiring to work in the medical field got an inside ...

Longtime Glendale educator Jim Kieffer dies | News  Glendale Star

James “Jim” Lorenzo Kieffer Jr. died peacefully at the age of 70 on February 26. He was at home, surrounded by family.

Glendale High senior Andrea Ramirez wins Flinn Scholarship, free-ride to any public Arizona university  Your Valley

Glendale High School senior Andrea Ramirez, center, was one of 20 Arizona students to be awarded Flinn Scholarships, which give students a full-ride to ...

Flagstaff High School Vs. Glendale High School Football Gallery | Sports  Arizona Daily Sun

The Flagstaff High School Eagles were defeated by the Glendale High Cardinals Friday evening 32-28 in the Walkup Skydome.

Apache Junction rallies late to hand Glendale its first loss of the season  AZCentral

Glendale led the entire game until Apache Junction staged 12-point rally late in the fourth quarter to beat the Cardinals, 53-52, in Glendale.

Glendale teen surprised with prom in the hospital KPNX

GLENDALE, Arizona — She was ready for prom. Alexza Cornejo, 17, had her shoes, dress and makeup all ready when the unexpected derailed her plans.

Independence High School 'reeling' after shooting deaths of 2 girls on campus

Two 15-year-old female students are dead after a double shooting Friday morning at the Independence High School campus in Glendale, and police believe it ...

Former Glendale high school teacher sentenced to 5 years in student sex case

A former Glendale high school teacher has been sentenced to five years in prison and lifetime probation after pleading guilty to several charges that he engaged ...

Zone Read: Let's Go Fall Camping  Sports360AZ

Turning the page in the east Valley, a sleeper prospect to watch at the 3A level, consistency in southern Arizona, remebering a great one and much more.

Glendale High football looks back at successful program  Glendale Star

There was excitement in the room as parents and student athletes sat in the cafeteria of Glendale Union High School. It was time to go over the details of what.

Glendale high school shooting: 'I wish I could hear your voices again'

People from around the world have scoured both girls' social-media accounts, some mourning their deaths, others critiquing the situation and expressing ...

'I felt like they crushed me there': Salvadoran teen describes discrimination at Glendale Union • Arizona Mirror  Arizona Mirror

Estefany Sandoval left El Salvador for many reasons: her parents physically abused her, gangs were zeroing in on her community and she felt like she couldn't ...

Teen Lifeline honored for community impact  Your Valley

GuideStar, the world's largest source of nonprofit information, has awarded Arizona-based Teen Lifeline with its highest level of recognition, the 2019 Platinum ...

Mesa Community College, Glendale High School football coach dies during fight in Phoenix  ABC15 Arizona

A Mesa Community College football coach died over the weekend after getting into a fight in Phoenix.

For The Glendale Cardinals, Bigger Is Better  Sports360AZ

The Glendale High Cardinals are heading to the 4A playoffs behind a big, experienced group which is reaping the rewards of hard work last off-season.

Glendale teen gets surprise prom at hospital KPNX

A 17-year-old Glendale high school student missed her senior prom after ending up in the hospital. Her family, friends, teachers and nurses gave her the type of ...

Two local seniors named 2019 Flinn Scholars | Youth Of Today  Glendale Star

Andrea Ramirez and Joe Thomas sparked a sense of pride at their schools when they were recognized as some of Arizona's highest-achieving high-school ...

20 impressive Arizona kids earn full rides to college as Flinn Scholars  AZCentral

A college degree without student debt is in the bag for 20 Arizona high school seniors named Flinn Scholars.

Arizona excellence: The 2019 Flinn Scholars have been named  Flinn Foundation

Twenty of Arizona's highest-achieving high-school seniors have been named 2019 Flinn Scholars.

Police: Classmate provided gun in Glendale school shooting

Glendale police said one of the two girls in last week's murder-suicide at Independence High School obtained the weapon from a classmate, according to a ...

Mingus Union boys tennis off to perfect start  Verde Independent

Mingus junior John Valentine won his singles match on Tuesday against Glendale at home. VVN/James Kelley. mugshot photo. By James Kelley | ...

Arizona high school football Super 10, conference rankings through Week 10  AZCentral

A look at where Arizona's high school football teams are ranked by azcentral sports through Week 10. Super 10. No. 1 Peoria Centennial Coyotes (9-0). Defense ...

Glendale High School celebrates 100th graduating class | Features  Glendale Star

Glendale High School celebrated its 2014 graduation May 29 by honoring the 100th graduating class.

Glendale adopts new logo, City Council upset over process  Your Valley

By Mark Carlisle Independent Newsmedia. Glendale has a new logo, and City Council does not like the way it was selected. City staff did not get Council ...

Arizona high school football schedule, picks for Week 11  AZCentral

This is the list of the Arizona high school football games for Friday, Oct. 26. These are the final games of the 2018 regular season. The postseason for 2A, 3A, 4A, ...

Mountain Ridge HS coach tried to meet 14-year-old boy for sex, documents say KPNX

TEMPE, Ariz. - A Glendale high school football coach was attempting to have sexual conduct with an undercover officer who he thought was a 14-year-old boy, ...

Apache Junction football dedicating week to player killed in car accident  AZCentral

A day after Apache Junction's biggest football win of the year, a 53-52 thriller over Glendale that put it in position to clinch a 4A playoff berth in the final week of ...

Ironwood senior Joe Thomas wins Flinn Scholarship, free-ride to any public Arizona university  Your Valley

By Mark Carlisle Independent Newsmedia. Joe Thomas. Ironwood High School senior Joe Thomas was awarded the Flinn Scholarship this week, which gives ...

Historic Glendale arts and crafts bungalow celebrates 100th birthday  AZCentral

The Green-McAbee house in Glendale celebrates 100 years in October. The home's owners renovated the home while maintaining its historic integrity.

Former Glendale football coach dies after altercation | News  Glendale Star

Former Glendale High School varsity football coach Ben McIvor died July 29 from injuries sustained outside a sports bar.

7 ways to donate to an Arizona classroom  AZCentral

Teachers are increasingly turning to the public for help to buy school supplies and classroom equipment.

Game of the Week: Higley seeks breakthrough win over rival Williams Field  AZCentral

The rivalry is back and Gilbert Higley (7-2, 3-1) is seeking its first varsity football win against Gilbert Williams Field (8-1, 4-0) in a 5A San Tan Region showdown.

Summer Food Service Program kicks off in West Valley cities  Glendale Star

Summer break might be here, but that doesn't mean a break from meals for schoolchildren on the free or reduced-price lunch program. The Summer Food ...

Historic Glendale properties you need to see

Glendale, first settled in 1892 as a farming community west of Phoenix, has a number of historical neighborhoods, buildings and homes.

It’s official: Lemonade will not become Arizona state drink  Cronkite News

The Arizona Senate voted 18-12 against making lemonade the official drink of the state of Arizona. Some lawmakers voted no because they said there are more ...

High school football: A look at the key Week 10 games  AZCentral

Just two weeks till the postseason. Time for teams to battle for playoff position.

West Valley schools among those supporting Teen Lifeline hotline  Your Valley

Number now appears on back of student IDs. Suicide prevention specialists at Teen Lifeline are reminding those who come in contact with teenagers it is a ...

Arizona Lottery awards $25000 scholarship to medical student  AZ Big Media

Fourth-year University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix student Dario Alvarez was surprised Thursday with a $25,000 tuition scholarship from the ...

This Glendale beauty school owner wants to offer free tuition. Here's how he plans to do it  Phoenix Business Journal

Will Mitchell, founder of Sigma Cuts School of Beauty in the West Valley, is changing his business model to allow students to receive their education for free.

Thatcher football player plays after winning prior-contact appeal  AZCentral

Thompson produced a sack in his debut last week at the dome at Eagar Round Valley and in a 42-3 rout of what figured to be the second-best team in 2A.

Family of accused school shooter breaks silence  ABC15 Arizona

They are the collateral damage in the double shooting at a Glendale high school and are more desperate for answers than anyone. The family of Dorothy "Dot" ...

Murder-suicide leaves 2 teenage girls dead at Independence HS  AZFamily

The bodies of Dorothy Dutiel, left, and May Kieu, right, both 15, were discovered outside near the cafeteria. "They were found next to each other and the weapon ...

Ian Hugh Tire and Auto – Glendale Rotary Business of the Year  Glendale Star

Old friends, even one from his earliest childhood, roasted Vice Mayor Ian Hugh at a luncheon Oct. 26, when he and his wife, Sharon, were honored as Glendale ...

17 historic schools in metro Phoenix

Some of the Valley's oldest buildings are schools. What schools in your district are historic? See our list of schools built before the 1950s.

10 ways you know you’re a Glendale native

Can you claim long-timer status? Here are 10 ways you can tell that you're a Glendale native.Glendale in the past decade or so stepped onto a larger stage as ...

Adjustments come too late in Coconino girls soccer team's home loss  Arizona Daily Sun

Coconino made some adjustments for the second half in a Grand Canyon Region match against Mohave on Thursday at home, but the Panthers couldn't ...

azcentral Sports Awards Boys Athlete of the Week  AZCentral

To nominate a Boys or Girls Athlete of the Week or an Academic All-Star, go to The azcentral Sports Awards will be at ASU ...

Spencer Rattler held out on Senior Night, but Pinnacle prevails  AZCentral

Pinnacle didn't need Rattler in its 23-7 win over Scottsdale Chaparral.

Barbara Ridge, who dreamed up ASU West campus, dies at 78  AZCentral

Barbara Ridge, an original visionary of Arizona State University's West campus and a longtime community advocate and business owner in Glendale, died ...

Auntie Em's a lesson in the greatness of small  Glendale Star

Small things can sometimes be overwhelming. “It's the little things that count” is a familiar phrase when we're talking among friends as we pay compliments to ...

Majority of Flinn Scholars heading to ASU | ASU Now: Access, Excellence, Impact  Arizona State University

What schools do Arizona's highest-achieving high school seniors have their eyes on? Harvard? Yale? Princeton? None of the above, and a little closer to home.

Phoenix teachers and musicians get stolen guitars back after break-in  AZFamily

A west Phoenix home belonging to two Valley teachers was broken into this week. The prized guitars they use in their side-gig as musicians were stolen.

Glendale mourns family killed in house fire

More than 50 Glendale high school students, families and neighbors gathered Saturady night to remember a mom and four kids killed this week in a house fire.

West Valley's top-scoring schools

What are the West Valley's top-scoring schools? We have the list.

17 Valley men arrested for child sex crimes in undercover investigation

Seventeen Valley men were arrested for child sex crimes as the result of an undercover operation involving multiple agencies.

Arizona Then and Now: Downtown Glendale

Now home to a wide range of entertainment options and businesses, Glendale began as a temperance colony.

Grumpy Cat, Jordin Sparks and other notable West Valley residents  Arizona Republic

Scottsdale and Paradise Valley may have reputations as celebrity hot spots, but more than a few notable people have come from the West Valley. Some notable ...

Glendale, Apollo high school pools may have to close at end of year  Glendale Star

The heated Cardinal and Apollo pools will see their intergovernmental agreement (IGA) drown when 2010 ends. The City of Glendale plans to terminate the use ...

Scholars Directory  Flinn Foundation

The Flinn Scholars community is a dynamic group of nearly 650 individuals providing leadership on their campuses, in their professions, and in their ...

Arizona Department of Education releases school letter grade records  Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting

After refusing to release school letter grade records distributed to Arizona public schools and claiming that no list of all scores existed, the Arizona Department of ...

Photos: 14 historic schools in metro Phoenix

Many Valley school districts have passed over the century mark — or are rapidly approaching it.

Glendale welcomes Marty Robbins home | Features  Glendale Star

John Edmondson of Remar Productions wrote the following article about Glendale native son Marty Robbins and his legacy.

Obituary: Clarence C. Pendergast Jr. | Features  Glendale Star

Clarence C. Pendergast Jr., of Glendale, passed away Dec. 4, 2015 at age 87. A devoted family man, Clarence was a loving son, husband, father and ...

Briggs leads Glendale to win over South Mountain  Glendale Star

Rebounding from a heartbreaking loss to Laveen Fairfax, senior running back Isaiah Briggs scored five touchdowns as the Cardinals dominated Phoenix South ...

Old fire hoses add protective layer to Desert Garden Elementary classrooms  Glendale Star

The Glendale Fire Department just recommissioned a decommissioned fire hose … sort of.

Families will spend up to $1,355 per child on back to school, Backpack Index shows  AZCentral

Although families across the nation can expect to spend hundreds per student for school supplies and activities this year, there's some good news.

Readers share their favorite West Valley memories

Remembering Glendale and the West Valley way back when.

Glendale street-naming ceremony honors singer Marty Robbins

Glendale, Ariz.---Glendale officials will celebrate famed native son Marty Robbins Monday by naming a section of roadway after the country music star.

Volunteers remove buffelgrass to save saguaros and prevent wildfires  AZ Big Media

As wildfire season approaches, volunteer groups work to remove an invasive plant species that thrives on fire and threatens the native plant population.

Originality tough to come by in Arizona high school mascot names

A revival of efforts to come up with a unique nickname for new high schools doesn't always hit the mark but can score big.

Newest mural in downtown Glendale connects businesses and artists  Glendale Star

One building in downtown Glendale is getting a head-turning look, thanks to a new mural which will grace the outer south wall of a longtime downtown ...

Glendale boys set to play in Florida basketball tournament  USA TODAY High School Sports

Springfield's weekend forecast features freezing temperatures with lows in the single digits, but the Glendale Falcons aren't worried. Jaxon Davis (12) and the ...

Arizona teachers wear the color red in fight for higher pay  FOX 10 News Phoenix

Arizona school teachers say they are tired of constantly being in the red with their finances. With that, the teachers wore red today to send a message that they ...

Best things to do with kids this weekend: Earth Day, cowboy shootout and family bike rides  AZCentral

April 20 through April 22, families in Arizona should visit the Earth Day event, the fake Cave Creek cowboy shootout and the Glendale bike ride event.

15 must-see Arizona high school football spring camps

Spring stops. College football coaches already are making the rounds to various high schools in the state. But with spring ball starting Monday for many schools ...

Arizona Then and Now: Evolution of a school

Schools have long been a center of activity for the Phoenix area. Some of the Valley's oldest schools are still in use.

'Percent' vs. 'percentage' increase could derail Arizona initiative to tax wealthy for education  Arizona Daily Star

PHOENIX — The question of whether Arizonans get to vote on a tax hike on the wealthy to raise $690 million a year for education could depend on what a judge ...

Day 5 bleeds into Day 6 of teachers' #RedForEd walkout; budget passes  AZCentral

The Arizona Legislature is meeting to try to pass a budget plan in the midst of teacher protests outside of their buildings. The debate started Wednesday evening ...

AzMERIT test in Phoenix: See how well your school scored in 2017-2018  ABC15 Arizona

Wondering how your child's school stacks up when it comes to the well-known AzMERIT test? The Arizona Department of Education has released 2017-2018 ...

Suspension overturned for Arizona high school football player who praised God

An Arizona high school football player who was ejected when he pointed to the sky after a touchdown will be permitted to play in this week's playoff game.

From vandalism to kidnapping: 10 pranks from the UA-ASU rivalry  Arizona Daily Star

Pranks and vandalism have been a big part of the UA-ASU rivalry for years.Here's a brief history of some of the pranks between the two schools over the years.

GHS music teacher wins Inspirational Educator award | News  Glendale Star

Theater arts and department chair of Visual Performing Arts Vanessa Bernal goes about her job and does not worry about who gets credited at the end of the ...

Phoenix's freezing temperatures delay a few flights out of Sky Harbor International Airport  AZCentral

Freeze warnings remained in effect for much of Arizona through 9 a.m. Thursday, and the temperature delayed some travelers.

West Valley street names range from historical to whimsical  Arizona Republic

How did streets in Glendale, Surprise, Peoria and the Southwest Valley get their names?

Some Arizona parents are saying no to AzMERIT tests, but is it legal?

There are tests to determine if kids are ready for college, tests that help teachers figure out whether students are ahead or behind and Arizona's annual ...

Greg Hansen: ASU's 'kidnapping' of Wildcats players turned in-state rivalry into uncivil war  Arizona Daily Star

On a February afternoon in 1938, Arizona athletic director Pop McKale announced the school's upcoming football schedule but strangely left the final week blank ...

10 massive collections of historical Arizona photos

See our collection of historical photographs taken in communities in the metro-Phoenix area.

10 things teachers wish kids and parents would do

Want to have your best school year yet? Well, so do your teachers. We asked six Phoenix-area educators how students and parents could upgrade their ...

O'Malleys faces discipline for not reporting assaults  Arizona Daily Star

It could take 45 days or longer for liquor department to make a decision.

Ending the stigma: Programs create conversations about mental health in Arizona schools  Cronkite News

PHOENIX — About one in five, 43.8 million, or 18.5 percent: these numbers all represent the number of people in the United States who experience mental ...

Arizona Car Week revs up with Barrett-Jackson, Russo and Steele and other collector car auctions  AZCentral

Arizona Car Week kicks off this weekend with Barrett-Jackson, Bonhams, Gooding & Company, RM Sotheby's, Russo and Steele, Silver Auctions and ...

Historic Peoria school gets facelift

PEORIA -- The Peoria Unified School District's oldest school building is set to reopen this school year after two years of renovations.

Letter: Mascots don't have to be politically correct

Letter to the editor: There are some of us who think fondly of what used to be the South Mountain Rebel.

Marian Diamond, known for studies of Einstein's brain, dies at 90  UC Berkeley

Marian Cleeves Diamond, one of the founders of modern neuroscience who was the first to show that the brain can change with experience and improve with ...

All-Arizona high school boys soccer team: 2014-15

A look at the players who were selected to the All-Arizona high school boys soccer team for the 2014-15 season. The All-Arizona and All-State boys and girls ...

15 unnerving stories from Arizona in 2016

It was a year of disturbing crimes and attention-grabbing tragedies. Arizonans, including two police officers, met violent deaths. A serial shooter in Phoenix who ...

15 ways you can tell you’re a Gilbert native

GILBERT -- Can you claim long-timer status? If you can remember these 15 events in Gilbert's history, you can claim bragging rights:

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