government

Tyne to step down as Peoria city manager

Peoria City Manager Jeff Tyne has announced that he will step down as the city’s highest non-elected official.
FIRST RESPONDERS

Peoria child found safe, non-custodial parents face abduction charges

Zachary Kaman-Moose has been found safe in Tucson, Peoria police said Wednesday. The 18-month-old, who had been missing since Nov. 18, was found about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, along with …
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Avondale man arrested, trooper injured in Peoria crash

A 44-year-old Avondale man is in jail following a weekend crash on Loop 303 in Peoria. Anthony Compean was booked into the Maricopa County Jail on charges including aggravated DUI – wrong …

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Offering a helping hand in Sun City and beyond

Much like Sun City Community Assistance Network itself, there are benefits available to people many are unaware of.

Peoria PD: Mother kidnaps child during supervised visit

A woman on a supervised visit with her 18-month-old child kidnapped him, authorities said, and Peoria police need the public’s help in locating them. Brittany Roberts, 30, who has no …

Peoria makes Juneteenth an official city holiday

June 19, commonly known as Juneteenth, was unanimously approved on Nov. 15 as an official holiday for the city of Peoria.

Business

Bourbon & Bones in north Peoria closer to opening

It appears Bourbon & Bones Chophouse and Bar in north Peoria is closer to opening its newest location at 83 Marketplace on the southeast corner of 83rd Avenue and Happy Valley Road.

Chandler announces retirement from Northwest Valley Connect

After serving as executive director of Northwest Valley Connect for nearly nine years, Kathy Chandler has announced her retirement at the end of February 2023 to spend time with her family.

Peoria auto technician receives national award

Gary Kulinec, an ASE Certified automotive technician from Peoria, was recently honored with a national achievement award as the Infiniti/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year.

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opinion

Burhop: The inmates will be running the asylum

Does anyone remember the problems the Dem's had with Manchin and Sinema mavericking their votes in the Senate?
commentary

Tan: What parents should know about RSV

RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, can include symptoms similar to a common cold. However, the virus can develop into something more serious. RSV can infect people of all ages but is most severe for older adults and young children.
opinion

King: Developers and utilities, spare that farm!

In nearly every city in the United States, and many around the world, bulldozers are busy making dreams come true: Leveling land for a single-family home on a lot.

Burhop: More nuts in Arizona than a Georgia Pecan grove

It's embarrassing. We, as Arizonans, are constantly in the national news. And not in a good way.
opinion

Claridge: Four things to consider when renting your home short-term

Online home-sharing, such as Airbnb, VRBO and HomeAway, has become increasingly popular for both hosts and guests.
opinion

Ostrom: Take control of your health during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Sports and West Valley Preps Reporting
Sunrise Mountain sophomore setter Taryn Davis reaches back for a crosscourt attack during the Mustangs' 5A volleyball semifinal loss to Cave Creek Cactus Shadows Nov. 19, 2020. Davis has verbally committed to play for Air Force.

Class of 2023 athletes start to sign with big universities

The following West Valley area high school seniors have signed a letter of intent or made a verbal commitment to the following college programs. This is West Valley Preps’ second update of the Class of 2023 list.
Sunrise Mountain junior guard Mackenzie Nielsen goes up for a layup in the Mustangs' Dec. 6, 2021 win at Liberty.

West Valley Preps' Glendale/Peoria girls basketball preview

The girls basketball season started late last month. The Glendale Independent and Peoria Independent asked the local coaches for their outlook on the season.
Liberty junior quarterback Navi Bruzon rolls out during a Nov. 25 Open Division quarterfinal game against O'Connor in Peoria.

Businesslike Liberty football heads back to Open semifinals

It was not going to happen again in the Open Division. Liberty would not trample O'Connor 50-0 in the first half en route to a 53-0 win like it did Oct. 28. Still, the top-seeded Lions were in complete control of the rematch
Centennial coach Richard Taylor talks with Coyote players after the team’s season-ending 47-27 Open Division quarterfinal loss Friday at Chandler High. The Coyotes took advantage of some Wolves mistakes to take the lead briefly in the third quarter, but Centennial's mistakes of its own in the fourth quarter contributed to the loss.

Coyotes fall to Wolves in Open quarterfinals

CHANDLER — Even with a whole offseason to think about what might have gone better in a playoff loss, the Centennial Coyotes football team has a lot to look forward to. “We’re …
Sunrise Mountain junior Carter Gittens dunks for a 60-49 Mustangs lead over Ironwood in the fourth quarter after catching a long inbounds pass from senior Marcus Jones Jan. 14. Gittens led all players with 23 points and 13 rebounds.

West Valley Preps' Glendale/Peoria boys basketball preview

The boys basketball season started Nov. 16. West Valley Preps asked coaches from Glendale and Peoria for their outlook on the season. CACTUS COBRAS 4A West Valley Region2021-22 Record: 18-9 …
Peoria Neighbors & Good News Reporting
Peoria Neighbors
The Armer Foundation is hosting its 4th annual holiday toy drive to benefit the Banner Cardon Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Oncology Unit, through Dec. 15.

Armer Foundation hosts toy drive to Benefit Banner Cardon Pediatric ICU

The Armer Foundation, a local nonprofit that helps families with children who have extreme medical needs, is hosting its 4th annual holiday toy drive to benefit the Banner Cardon Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Oncology Unit, through Dec. 15.
To learn about the Peoria's water supply, visit www.peoriaaz.gov/droughtready.

Learn more about Peoria’s water supply, conservation programs

Peoria has prepared for drought conditions for many years and continues to take action to conserve and enhance water efficiency.
One Step Beyond Board Member Stephanie Hayes, Lucky Hayes and OSBI Director of Marketing and Communications Kristin Woosley attended the One Step Beyond annual Help Us Gala, an event that raised $175,000 to support comprehensive programming for adults who have intellectual disabilities.

Nonprofit for disabled adults, with Glendale campus, raises $175K

One Step Beyond, Inc., a leading provider of innovative education programs for adults who have intellectual disabilities, raised $175,000 at the annual Help Us Grow Gala.
George Valverde has been named the Peoria Independent Hometown Hero in the Community Cheerleader category.

VIDEO: Serving up sustenance in the West Valley

More than a year ago, DPS Trooper Casey Rhinehart was helping a disabled vehicle on the U.S. 93 near Wickenburg.
Peoria encourages residents to monitor their household water use.

Peoria encourages residents to monitor household water use

As part of Peoria’s continued efforts to help residents increase water savings, residents are encouraged to learn more about how their household uses water.
Peoria Entertainment Reporting
Theater Works is bringing back the holiday classic “A Christmas Carol” to the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, with a fresh look and a new Scrooge, played by Louis Farber.

‘A Christmas Carol’ returns to Theater Works

The stage adaptation of the Dickensian classic “A Christmas Carol” has long been a staple at all levels of theater in Arizona. But that doesn’t mean it has to be the same-old same-old.
Barro’s Pizza will host the 11th annual Doran Barro Holiday Hunger Fight benefiting St. Mary’s Food Bank, Dec. 6 .

Barro's Pizza hosts 11th annual Holiday Hunger Fight

Barro’s Pizza will host the 11th annual Doran Barro Holiday Hunger Fight benefiting St. Mary’s Food Bank, Dec. 6.
Metallica will play two shows in Glendale in 2023 — Sept. 1 and 3.

Metallica planning 2 Glendale shows in 2023

Metallica’s upcoming M72 world tour will include two stops in Glendale next year.
"Finding the Key," a new book by Peoria resident Deborah Kelly, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

Peoria author publishes mystery novel

"Finding the Key," a new book by Peoria resident Deborah Kelly, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.
Friends of the Peoria Public Library will be hosting a winter reading program beginning Nov. 21.

Friends of Peoria libraries to host winter reading program

The Friends of the Peoria Public Library will be hosting a winter reading program at the Peoria public libraries.
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