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Dave Nigh, Buckeye Water Resources Director placed on paid administrative leave

The city is currently sorting through several dozen resident complaints of water bill spikes. One as high as $441,000.   Dozens of Buckeye residents started noticing huge increases in their water bills back in October. The City of Buckeye says it has credited back a handful of customers a total of more than $13,000. Nigh’s department […]

More Arizona Latinos are likely to vote in 2016 than in 2012

The executive director of an activist coalition said more Arizona Latinos are likely to vote in 2016 than those that cast a ballot in 2012. One Arizona has been working for months to get people to register to vote. Earlier this year, the coalition set a goal to register 75,000 new Latino voters in time […]

City of Buckeye Responds To Customer Water Billing Concerns

This is the response that the City of Buckeye released about the current water bill crisis. Does this do enough to help? Is there more that can or should be done?   The City of Buckeye takes very seriously any concerns its residents have about higher utility bills.  We understand that each customer’s account history […]

Arizona must count wrong precinct ballots?

An attorney representing several Arizona voters and the state and national Democratic parties urged a federal appeals court panel Wednesday to order the counting of ballots cast by voters in the wrong precinct.     The attorney, Elisabeth Frost, noted that nearly that nearly 11,000 Arizona voters had their ballots tossed in the 2012 presidential […]

Buckeye Council Okays $43,000 to NonProfit Groups Serving Residents

Buckeye Council Okays NonProfit Grants that provide services to city residents. A dozen area non-profit groups applied for funding, and a committee reviewed the applications before recommending the six to the full Council. The recommendations were based on certain criteria, including the direct impact to Buckeye residents, the demand and service needs of the organization […]

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

City of Buckeye Joins Valley Municipalities, Agencies, in Observing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month The City of Buckeye is joining municipalities and government agencies across the Valley in observing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. City officials are working on several fronts to heighten awareness of the problems associated with domestic violence, including The […]

Approval For Eight Downtown Renovation Projects

The Buckeye City Council has approved $100,000 for eight downtown business renovation projects through the City’s Economic Development Department’s Catalyst Program. The eight projects, which received city funding ranging from $2,919 to $22,500, are part of a very successful program, now in its fourth year, for businesses looking to expand, rehabilitate their building, beautify their […]

Judge denies blocking Arizona ballot harvesting law

A federal judge rejected a bid Friday to block a law prohibiting Arizona ballot harvesting, striking a blow against Democrats.     The law makes so-called “ballot harvesting,” returning someone else’s ballot to election officials, a felony in most cases. The decision is a victory for Republicans, who advanced House Bill 2023 through the Legislature […]

Police Chief Reports Crime Down 21 Percent Over Past Three Years

Buckeye Police Chief Larry Hall said this week that overall crime statistics are down more than twenty percent over the last three years, despite a steady increase in the city’s population.   In a brief presentation to the Buckeye City Council Tuesday night, Hall attributed the decrease in crime numbers to the proactive community policing […]

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