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Police department presents community service award to Peoria Police Citizens’ Academy Alumni

Former Police Chief Art Miller, PPCAA members in blue polos, as well as Peoria Police Department officers and support staff.
The Peoria Police Department recently presented the Peoria Police Citizens’ Academy Alumni with a community service award.

Real snow play areas coming to Frosty Fest in Peoria

In the spirit of the holidays Park West in Peoria will present Frosty Fest.

Here's what you need to know about the helicopter hangar Peoria is leasing at Glendale airport

As part of establishing an aviation unit in the city, Peoria City Council approved a five-year triple net lease agreement Nov. 14 in the amount of $7,500 per month with Hanger 12 LLC for hangar space at the Glendale Airport.
The city of Peoria recently took a big step in establishing an aviation unit that will provide air support for the Peoria police and fire-medical departments, as well as provide regional service if needed.
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Hawaiian Holiday Market making return to Peoria

The 3rd annual Mele Kalikimaka Market returns to Peoria in December.

Glendale Community College awards Peoria with education honor

Glendale Community College has named the city of Peoria as its Hero of Education for 2023.

Peoria to host free business tax workshop

The city of Peoria will host a free business tax workshop.

Piper Charitable Trust grant to support Valley Hope Women’s Center

Hope Women’s Center has been awarded a grant to support its ongoing efforts to empower women and children in crisis.

Sun City Daughters honor veterans at Peoria care center

Sun City Daughters honor veterans at Peoria care center Arrangements were recently made with Rachel Zingg, Life Enrichment Director at Senita Ridge, 18172 N. 91st Ave., for Sun City NSDAR Agua Fria …


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Peoria launches video series highlighting water initiatives

The city of Peoria has launched a new video series, “Ripple Effect: Our Water. Our Future,” to increase public awareness of the city’s ongoing efforts related to water services.

Centennial football teams up to take down defending champs

MESA - It would take a complete team effort to take down a stellar individual performance from one of the best quarterbacks in Arizona high school football history. Saturday night, Centennial was that team.
Holiday Dogs

Plan before getting a dog for Christmas

The image of a beautiful, perfectly coiffed puppy emerging from a box wrapped in Christmas paper to the delight of children and parents is a tempting one — and one animal experts say should be avoided.

Liberty dominates Highland 54-12, slays semifinal demon to advance to Open title game

GLENDALE — For the past three seasons, the Liberty Lions felt the sting of a trio of devastating playoff losses in the Open Division semifinals.

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Opinions with Civility
Republican lawmakers believe in allowing you to keep more of your own tax dollars, especially during a period of crippling inflation. I'm writing to inform you that this will soon become a reality.
Since taking office, one of Peoria's greatest needs has been for a new school in the northern part of our city.
Regarding JoAnn Boontjer's letter to the newsroom in the October 2023 issue of the Peoria Independent article about our school district. Thank you for voicing the concerns I believe are common with …
Things to Do in Peoria
Peoria Fire-Medical Department and National Fire Protection Association offer tips to reduce fire risks this holiday season.

Peoria Fire-Medical offers Christmas tree safety tips

The holiday season is here, and many families are putting up lights and decorating their homes.
Peoria Police are offering tips for a safe and happy shopping season.

Shop ‘til you drop safely in Peoria

Online and in-person shopping is ramping up as consumers enter the holiday season.

West Side Tremble Clefs perform in Peoria

The West Side Tremble Clefs will perform at the Life Church Peoria

Candy Cane Lane jingling way to Peoria

Peoria Sports Complex turns into a winter wonderland during Candy Cane Lane, a two-day festival.
Rev. Kathy Hickel focuses on community at The Church of Cactus in Peoria.

Peoria pastor focuses on community

Rev. Kathy Hickel, 49, is the pastor of The Church at Cactus, 8133 W. Cactus Road, in Peoria. She felt called to the ministry in childhood but worked in various careers before pursuing that call. …
Work up an appetite before your big holiday meal at this year's Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot in Peoria.

Take the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot in Peoria

Work up an appetite before the big holiday meal at this year's Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot.
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