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Military nurses, tests coming to help hard-hit Arizona city

PHOENIX (AP) — Exhausted nurses in rural Yuma, Arizona, regularly send COVID-19 patients on a long helicopter ride to Phoenix when they don't have enough staff. The so-called winter lettuce capital …

Holiday changes for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

City of Peoria facilities will be closed or have different hours of operation on Monday, Jan. 18 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Both city libraries will be closed. Rio Vista Recreation Center …

Feds: Capitol mob aimed to 'assassinate' elected officials

PHOENIX (AP) — The pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week aimed to “capture and assassinate elected officials,” federal prosecutors said in court documents. The remarks came …

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Apaches object to Forest Service review of huge copper mine

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is scheduled to release an environmental review that will pave the way to create one of the largest copper mines in the U.S., against the wishes of a …

Peoria Forward offers workshop for entrepreneurs

Peoria Forward is offering a workshop for entrepreneurs, Planning and Measuring Your Ventures Success in 2021, 12-1 p.m., Jan 22.

No home sales eclipse $1M mark this week in Peoria

No home sales eclipsed the $1 million mark in Peoria for the week of Jan. 3-9, according to Realtor. com. However, they were located in the 85383 ZIP code, the city’s hot spot for luxury …

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Opinions: Highlighting Peoria Voices
Jackie Elliott

5 ways Arizona can put people back to work

There is an early warning sign that high-demand jobs may be hard to fill when the labor market fully reopens, even with millions of Americans looking for work.
Karen Hardin, EdD, is Maricopa County Branch NAACP President.

Opinion: A new vision for 2021

On Jan. 7 the nation watched in horror the breach and sacking of the United States Capitol building by unlawful acts of breaking and entering. The violence witnessed illustrated the vast ideological divide in our country and the enormous need for leadership from the top to heal our nation.
Peoria Mayor Cathy Carlat

Carlat: During this holiday season, let us remember what is truly important.

During this holiday season, let us remember what is truly important.
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Peoria Neighbors
The Abrazo Arrowhead Campus is located at 18701 N. 67th Ave., in Glendale.

Abrazo Health offering heart health tips in February

Heart disease still ranks as the No. 1 killer in the United States, and Abrazo Health is marking Heart Month in February with weekly email tips to inspire and empower individuals to commit to a healthy heart in 2021.

Lifeguards wanted in Peoria

The Peoria Aquatics Department is looking for lifeguards for the upcoming swim season.

Sustainable University classes begin this week in Peoria

Don't forget, the new season of Sustainable University classes begins on Jan. 16 with Spine-tacular Cactus at 9 a.m. online.

Peoria residents can schedule a hazardous waste pick-up

City of Peoria residents who receive residential solid waste services are eligible for hazardous waste pickup.
Volunteers at Lake Pleasant in Peoria joined forces with park rangers from Maricopa County and Arizona Game & Fish to survey the local bird population.

Study will reveal if Lake Pleasant bird population is declining

Peoria is doing its part to join the effort across North America to count and document the environmental bird population -- and to hopefully understand better why numbers are dropping.

Peoria mascot Prickly Pete launches Instagram page

Peoria mascot Prickly Pete has launched an Instagram page. Standing at almost six feet tall, Prickly Pete is a blue cactus that loves to take selfies and pictures with Peoria …

Peoria offers not-for-profit opportunities

The City of Peoria is now accepting proposals for the use of Community Development Block Grant and Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as Peoria General Fund Not-for-Profit funds.

Donate children swim lessons in Peoria

Every year, hundreds of brave people show up for the annual Peoria Polar Plunge, a tradition since 2008.

Be safe around fireworks in Peoria

The Peoria Fire-Medical Department encourages Peoria residents to be safe around fireworks this New Year’s Eve. Consumer fireworks for the New Year's holiday can be purchased until Jan. 3, …
Peoria resident Craig Mertler has published his third novel.

Peoria resident publishes third novel

ASU professor and Peoria resident Craig Mertler has released his third novel, titled “Jetport TNT.”
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One-man tribute to the Beatles coming to Peoria

“Ol Porch Dog” will be bringing his take on the Beatles back to Peoria.
Guy Dobbins, Larry Kubiayk and Scott Severtson -- as the Rockin The Blues trio -- have upcoming gigs in Peoria, Wickenburg and Sun City.

Blues trio planning Peoria gig

The trio Rockin’ The Blues has a trio of West Valley gigs coming up in February.
The Arizona Swing Kings vocalist Vito Maynes performs alongside the big band's director Lenny King at a past concert in the Valley.

Big band Swing Kings postpone upcoming Peoria show

The Arizona Swing Kings Jazz Orchestra has postponed its upcoming show in Peoria due to coronavirus precautions.

West Valley Symphony cancels 2020-21 season

The West Valley Symphony board of directors has canceled the group’s remaining concerts for the season, due to the continued increase in COVID cases.
The Trilogy Roadrunners Car Show takes place March 6.

Peoria car show to benefit coronavirus relief fund

A car show for a good cause is coming to Peoria.
The Arizona Swing Kings back up vocalist Vito Maynes at a past concert in Surprise.

Big band Kings looking to swing again

        More Information: https://www.azswingkings.com/ Big band Kings looking to swing again Arizona Swing Kings have Peoria gig booked - 1st in almost a …
Larry Kubiayk will perform in Peoria on Jan. 15.

‘Ol Porch Dog’ bringing beach-themed show to Peoria

Sun City resident Larry Kubiayk, aka “Ol Porch Dog,” is planning an upcoming gig in Peoria.

AZ Playbacks ready for Peoria music gig

AZ Playbacks perform 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2 at Sunset Bistro at the Lakes, 19260 N. Westbrook Parkway, Peoria.

AZ Swing Kings slate February show

Tickets are now available for the AZ Swing Kings concert—"The Great American Songbook and All That Jazz"—7-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19 at the Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise …
Bernie Carney’s mixed media work “Another Beautiful Day.”

‘Painted Arizona’ exhibit on display at West Valley Art Museum

The West Valley Art Museum gallery, located on the first floor of City Hall at 8401 W. Monroe St., in Old Town Peoria, features an exhibit on display through Thursday, Jan. 14.
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