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Peoria Local News

Military vets facing eviction to get help during COVID-19

If confronted with evictions from their homes, during the pandemic, military veterans in Maricopa County can receive funding from the Cares Act.

Peoria City Council meets privately regarding Project Casper

Peoria City Council held an executive session to discuss with legal counsel and get direction regarding economic development activities of Project Casper and potential purchase of city owned property at Parcel No. 200-53-629.

Mesa resident leaves hospital after battling COVID-19 for nearly 50 days

The doctors and medical staff at Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa on June 3 celebrated the release of a COVID-19 patient who spent close to 50 days in the hospital. Edward Cipres …

Arizona adds 530 cases, 15 deaths of coronavirus

The Arizona Department of Health Services is reporting 22,753 cases and 996 deaths in the state, up 530 and 15 from Wednesday, respectively. The increase in cases Thursday comes after three …

Peoria council approves FY 2021 final budget

Peoria City Council approved the fiscal year 2021 final budget in the amount of $665 million, June 2.
Peoria Business

The city of Peoria is about to see some financial relief come its way to address the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Local real estate experts came together virtually for a webinar May 29 to discuss the state of the industry in Arizona with two topics emerging — activity from first time home buyers and a continuing shift to single family rentals.
To help businesses during the pandemic, the city has temporarily suspended the enforcement of portions of the Peoria sign code, specifically pertaining to temporary signs.
Construction has begun for Bennigan’s On The Fly in north Peoria with plans to open in late summer or early fall.
West Valley Preps

AIA, Gov Ducey start to lay out conditions for high school, youth sports to return

During an Arizona Interscholastic Association executive board meeting via Zoom May 28, the board endorsed a set of guidelines produced by the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee for what a safe return …


    Shawn Sullivan Sullivan said the Panthers played well against West Valley 6A and 5A teams in fall league games. "This year was the first in five years with all my kids that …

Centennial, Liberty players earn flood of offers

Several Centennial and Liberty football players received college football offers in the spring. They are: • Centennial 2021 offensive tackle Caiden Miles received offers from New Mexico State …


Life after college sports ended had been extremely rocky for former Centennial High and Stanford two-sport star Zach Hoffpauir, but the past year appeared to have given the 26-year-old a new career …


It was March 13, the Friday before spring break and two days before Gov. Doug Ducey and Education Superintendent Kathy Hoffman announced schools would be closed an additional week as COVID-19 spread. …
Peoria Opinion

We get it. After a couple months of relative seclusion, you’re probably eager to see friends and extended family, enjoy a favorite meal out of the house, and finally get that haircut …

In a year with many distractions and stressful events, we must not forget that World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15. Annually, this day highlights the issues of elder abuse and the 10% of …
I want to explain how to stop the riots, looting and protests since no one seems to know and no one else is saying it. My son from Nigeria and my Russian/Ukrainian daughter from Ukraine thought it …
Peoria Entertainment
Larry Kubiayk returns to live performing with an upcoming Beatles tribute show June 13 in Peoria.

Local singer returns to stage with Beatles tribute

Larry Kubiayk, aka “Ol Porch Dog,” is “finally getting out there” to entertain again. The singer and Sun City resident will …

Peoria hosts Sippin and Live Music series

The Friday Sippin and Live Music series is back at Winery 101, 9299 W. Olive Ave., Suite 101, Peoria. The weekly series continues …
Tony Martinez in 2018 landed this 5-pound-plus beauty at Lake Pleasant.

Arizona Free Fishing Day coming June 6

The Arizona Game and Fish Department invites residents to fish Arizona waters for free Saturday, June 6, at the likes of Rio Vista …

Peoria residents invited to 'Make Music Day'

Make Music Day is Sunday, June 21, and all Peoria residents are invited to make music and share songs with the world as part of …

Boat rentals return to Lake Pleasant

Boat Rentals of America has opened services at Lake Pleasant, where all boats are disinfected after each rental. Watercraft …
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