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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.

Glendale high school student seriously injured after being hit by car

A high school student in a Phoenix suburb suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck by a vehicle early Tuesday.

Longtime Glendale educator Jim Kieffer dies  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 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 ...

Award-winning coach bleeds blue and gold  Glendale Star

Inspiration comes in many different forms. An inspirational person motivates or inspires others to achieve goals and excel in life. Whether students know it or not, ...

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

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

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.

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 district won't ask students about their immigration status  AZCentral

Glendale Union High School District has agreed to change its enrollment practices following a federal civil rights investigation.

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 ...

Glendale Rotary honors Students of the Month | News  Glendale Star

Every month throughout the school year, the Glendale Rotary Club honors Students of the Month from Apollo, Glendale and Independence high schools.

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 ...

FHS grinding out start to season, looking for bats to come alive  Arizona Daily Sun

With the massive snowfall that Flagstaff just saw last week, the Flagstaff Eagles baseball team has had to make some adjustments.

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 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 ...

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.

Walden Grove's Rick Avelar voted Week 10 Top Performer in Arizona high school football  AZCentral

A look at the Top Performers for Week 10 in Arizona high school football. To nominate a Boys or Girls Athlete of the Week or an Academic All-Star of the Week, ...

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, ...

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 ...

Student Resource Officer to be placed into every Glendale public high school  FOX 10 News Phoenix

In response to the Parkland school shooting last month, followed by the Maryland shooting earlier this week, the City of Glendale wants to be more proactive in ...

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.

Glendale High School celebrates 100th graduating class  Glendale Star

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Holes in state data suggest Glendale school shooting never happened  AZFamily

An on-campus shooting at Independence High School in 2016 left two students dead and drew national attention, but according to the school safety records ...

Former Glendale football coach dies after altercation  Glendale Star

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

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

Eagles to rely on depth in backfield against Dysart  Arizona Daily Sun

After a back-and-forth season-opening loss to Glendale, the Flagstaff Eagles football team might be going into its second game of the season against the Dysart ...

Report: Glendale HS bookstore manager embezzled $70,000

A Glendale high school bookstore manager was indicted after state investigators claimed she had embezzled more than $70000 through a skimming operation.

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 ...

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.

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.

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

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

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 ...

Glendale police arrest 'trench coat flasher' suspect

Ezequiel Gardea Diaz, 34, is accused of flashing several high-school aged girls near a bus stop at 65th Ave and Bethany Home Road.

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 ...

David Walter Bixler | Obituaries  Eastern Arizona Courier

David Walter Bixler, a resident of Pima, entered into rest with the Lord and the choirs of Heaven on Sunday evening, Dec. 30, 2018, at his residence, with his ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

New superintendent a GUHSD old-timer  Glendale Star

At 44, Brian Capistran is younger than a lot of employees at Glendale Union High School District. But, numbers can be deceiving.

Glendale High School touts first-time Flinn scholar  Glendale Star

Emma Torres is breathing in rarefied air. She is the first Glendale High School student to receive a scholarship from the Flinn Foundation. The air she is ...

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.

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.

Arizona Then and Now: Downtown Glendale

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

Mingus Union boys tennis off to perfect start  Camp Verde Bugle

Led by a handful of returnees and an unbeaten rookie, Mingus Union boys tennis is off to an undefeated start. On Tuesday at home the Marauders beat ...

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 ...

Glendale welcomes Marty Robbins home  Glendale Star

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

Arguments in education tax on rich comes down to fine (percentage) points  Arizona Capitol Times

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 thinks of a.

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" ...

West Valley's top-scoring schools

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

High school football round-up | Sports |  Glendale Star

Cactus 61, Prescott Valley Bradshaw Mountain 23 – Sophomore running back Anthony Flores rushed for 204 yards on eight carries and four touchdowns as ...

Photos: 14 historic schools in metro Phoenix

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

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 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.

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 ...

Obituary: Clarence C. Pendergast Jr.  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 ...

Readers share their favorite West Valley memories

Remembering Glendale and the West Valley way back when.

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 ...

Gunter Siegfried Merhaut  Tahoe Daily Tribune

August 20, 1945 – May 11, 2018. Gunter Siegfried Merhaut of South Lake Tahoe passed away unexpectedly on May 11, 2018. The only child of Gisela and ...

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 ...

Embattled Arizona parks director placed on administrative leave

The leader of the Arizona parks department has been placed on administrative leave following complaints that she allowed potential archaeological sites to be ...

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.

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.

Hot Rodding Pioneer Barney Navarro and His Ground-Breaking Model T Race Car, Then and Now  Hot Rod Network

Barney Navarro's legend has been passed around for generations now. It's the classic tale of a panoramic vision, bulldog determination, and goal-oriented ...

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.

Flagstaff campus shooting suspect Steven Jones showed interest in firearms before NAU

NAU shooting suspect Steven Jones posed with his guns in social-media posts. A high-school friend recalls him as smart and a talented musician.

Ex-Glendale mayor, Arizona lawmaker Sterling Ridge dies

The man considered the father of Arizona State University's West Campus, and a former Glendale mayor and state lawmaker, died last week.

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.

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 ...

Soccer brawl at San Luis High under investigation

Officials stopped San Luis' boys soccer game against Yuma Gila Ridge on Thursday with less than 10 minutes to play.

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 ...

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?

Tempe history: Tempe gets its first high school

As the town grew, so did the voices for a dedicated Tempe high school.

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.

Former Sen. Joe Lieberman: John McCain devoted himself to America  AZCentral

Former Sen. Joseph Lieberman, a friend and colleague, characterized Sen. John McCain as curious and tolerant, honest, and fair during his eulogy for McCain.

10 massive collections of historical Arizona photos

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

Young or old, costume or no costume, you get a Halloween treat at my house  AZCentral

Kids, teenagers, elaborately costumed, even the barely costumed -- all are welcome on Halloween.

The human cost of heat: Charles Allan Rhodes, 61

Charles Rhodes died in June 2016, of environmental heat exposure, according to the Maricopa County Medical Examiner and his obituary. He was 61.

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 ...

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

There are no standards for mental health education in Arizona schools. Each individual school district decides whether or how it will teach mental health.

Scottsdale High band uniforms stir memories of school

SCOTTSDALE -- As Cat Dragon, director of the Scottsdale Community College Performing Arts Center, came across a shabby cardboard box and inside she ...

Coconino High School works out kinks in scrimmage  Arizona Daily Sun

The Coconino Panthers get a chance to work out the kinks with a scrimmage Friday night on Cromer Field against the Glendale Cardinals.

Mitchell Patrick McClurg | Obituaries |  Elko Daily Free Press

Mitch passed away unexpectedly on Saturday March 25, 2017, in Spring Creek, Nevada.

Phoenix-area refugees celebrate their journey to new lives on World Refugee Day

Event honors achievements by recently relocated refugees.

'When you give good unto the universe, you get back'

Some Hamiltonians go the extra mile — and then some — to give at Christmastime, a season when the soul is lifted by offering goodwill toward those who need ...

Weather extremes: Arizona's real hottest day ever

LAKE HAVASU CITY – Spend an hour, maybe less, on the curving, hilly streets here and you will know you have reached the hottest spot in Arizona. Not — with ...

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:

One Direction fans swarm UofP stadium in Glendale

Scores of female 'tweens,' some of them clutching posters and handwritten love notes, lined up outside the University of Phoenix Stadium on Tuesday afternoon ...

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 ...

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