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Does Peoria have battery facilities like the one that exploded in Surprise, April 19?

Surprise was rocked by an explosion April 19 when a battery storage unit owned by Arizona Public Service erupted in a fireball that left city and utility industry officials reeling. Could that happen in Peoria?

National Charity League’s Arrowhead Chapter hosting membership drive

The Arrowhead Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. (NCL), the nation’s premier mother-daughter volunteer organization, has announced its Annual Membership Drive. Applications are being …

Renovations for Peoria library move forward

The design phase for  major indoor renovations of Peoria’s main library will begin late spring. The phase is part of a larger $3 million renovation project that has already …
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JGAA names Mustangs’ Lorenz state player of year

The JGAA announced the 2019 Sportsmanship and Player of the Year Awards across five age divisions at the annual awards banquet held Oct. 20 at Papago Golf Course. “The level of play and …

Peoria's general plan is nearing ballot box

After multiple years of development and then public outreach, Peoria’s general plan is nearly complete. The planning commission put its seal of approval on the nearly 200-page document and …
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Millennium volleyball overwhelms Centennial for return to finals

Millennium girls volleyball made sure not to give Centennial an opportunity to dig deep for a comeback in the 5A state semifinal Nov. 9. The Tigers saw the Coyotes making a run in the second and third sets and shut both down to win in straight sets (25-13, 25-20, 25-19).

Liberty lights up La Joya in first-round rout

Most teams are banged up when the playoffs start, but since it’s do-or-die time, teams that push through adversity the easiest are usually the ones that raise the championship …
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Mustangs dig out of early hole to advance

Some teams would have let the pressure get to them and panicked, but No.8-seeded Sunrise Mountain kept being aggressive Nov. 8 and eventually overwhelmed No. 9 Sierra Vista Buena, 49-36, in …
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Pick six propels Peoria to rematch at Cactus

The Peoria Panthers, the 4A state bracket’s 7-seed, turned up the heat in all three phases of the game Friday night at home to down the 10-seed Greenway Demons 22-7, and advance to the state quarterfinals. A familiar foe awaits.

Coyotes survive final volleyball epic with Sunrise Mountain

The fifth match this season between rival Peoria schools would settle things. And there was little doubt that it would take five sets.
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Peoria Business

There is a place for the hospitality industry in Peoria, and the city now has the evidence to prove it. Bringing an upscale, full service hotel within its boundaries will fill a niche that does …

Forrest Anderson Plumbing and Air Conditioning Inc., 17225 N. 63rd Ave., a family-owned business since 1961, awarded the winner of its 4th Annual Military Hero A/C Giveaway contest to Dan Dennison, a …
 The Stan Abraham and John Vitale Team, of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties Northwest, hosts donation drive to ensure underserved families have a full Thanksgiving …
Sky Zone Peoria, 9040 W. Larkspur Drive, Suite 134, has earned Mayor’s Business of the Month honors for October 2019. Customers can soar through the air on a zip line, free climb a 14-foot …
Peoria Education

The rising cost of college is putting new emphasis on helping young people find alternative career paths that won’t leave them heavily in debt. The 18th annual Arizona Construction Career Days, …

UPDATE: Friday, Nov. 8 (late edition) Updated numbers from Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes as of 6:47 p.m. Nov. 8 show the Peoria Unified School District's requested budget override still …
Just two days following the Tuesday election, the Peoria Unified School District budget override measure still appears poised to fail; but the margin has narrowed to 271 votes, based on unofficial numbers reported by the county recorder.
The Peoria Unified School District governing board has approved a performance pay plan for certificated staff members and teachers that will be used to pay them at the end of the 2019-20 school …
Peoria Opinion

The Peoria Unified School District governing board recently approved a performance pay plan for certificated staff members, including teachers and administrators, that will be used to pay them at the …

In 2012 my family experienced the loss of my brother Nathan due to suicide. After spending a full weekend with him at my parent’s house, none of us knew what was coming just two days later that Tuesday evening.
I recently got a call from a resident asking if the Peoria mayor was Republican or Democrat. It was the first thing out of his mouth. Honestly, I didn’t know which party she is affiliated with. And maybe that is a good thing, which I will explain later.
As a proud Peoria Unified School District parent, I will be voting yes on the upcoming override. Schools in Arizona are already operating on a shoestring budget, it’s embarrassing that as a …