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Peoria Local News

Peoria readies for new community engagement vehicle

It’s not the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, but it might start turning heads in Peoria.

Hockey program gives opportunities to adults with intellectual disabilities

PEORIA — Picture this: “Pinball Wizard” blasting through AZ Ice Peoria. The rink split with hockey players in jerseys modeled after the Arizona Coyotes. Creative goal celebrations …

Peoria’s Robo Ride officially hits the street, ribbon cutting, Feb. 20

Peoria will be hosting an event to celebrate the launch of Robo Ride, the city’s autonomous shuttle pilot program, 9-10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 20, in the Huntington University parking lot at 8385 W. Mariners Way .

Peoria students walk out of classes in support of former Centennial principal

More than 100 students walked out of their classes at Centennial High School this morning in support of former Principal William Sorensen, who submitted his resignation letter to district administration, Feb. 11.

Flood-prone area in Peoria receives improvements

A flood-prone area of Peoria will be moving into a second phase of infrastructure improvements that are expected to remedy future damage.
West Valley Preps

Sunrise Mountain girls uses defense, free throws to squeeze by Casteel

Thursday night at Sunrise Mountain’s gymnasium was one in which you could have cut the tension with a knife. The Casteel-Sunrise Mountain girls 5A quarterfinal game went down to the final …

Sunrise Mountain comes achingly close to upset at Sunnyslope

PHOENIX - Gary Rath could not ask for more from his Sunrise Mountain team Wednesday night, but he would have loved three more points. Sunnyslope was the one rival in the brutal Northwest Region that the Mustangs struggled with the most in the regular season

Sunrise Mountain thrives, then survives first round battle with Kellis

Lorenzo Nicolia "They hit us really hard and fast and we reacted pretty slow. Eventually in the last few minutes we were able to cool it down and control it a little bit," Nicolia said. "It …

Lady Lions soccer lose heartbreaking first round game to Pinnacle

PHOENIX - Liberty girls soccer head coach Kyle Pooler spoke to his team pre-game about not playing scared and being fast and aggressive. The visiting Lions were competitive but fell to …

Valley Vista boys come of age to reach first 6A bracket

Ben Isai's young Valley Vista boys basketball team picked an ideal time to reveal its growth. In the Monsoon's second visit to Liberty this season, they limited turnovers, made most correct …
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Peoria Business

Growth along the Loop 303 corridor could see a boost with the approval of a new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement. Just hours after a bitterly partisan impeachment vote, the House turned around …

Mayor Cathy Carlat awarded Scorpion Bay Grill as the Mayor’s Restaurant of the Month for January 2020.
Peoria could be getting more needed office in the north central part of the city.  
A medical marijuana dispensary in Peoria is expanding its operations.
Peoria Education

Centennial Future Business Leaders shine at regionals Students from Centennial High School, 14388 N. 79th Ave., Peoria, performed well in the Future Business Leaders of America Region 3 Conference …

The Peoria Unified School District has formed an advisory committee tasked with analyzing the need for a bond and/or override and possibly recommending a proposal to the governing board.
Kindergarten registration is under way for the 2020-21 school year at all 34 Peoria Unified elementary schools. Families can register their student by visiting peoriaunifed.org/enrollment or by …
Peoria Unified School District will be hosting its first Reunification Drill 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20. This drill will involve transporting students off a campus to be reunited with their families …
Peoria Opinion

If you’ve been anywhere near Sunrise Mountain High School lately, you are probably familiar with the excitement that has been emanating from that part of the Peoria Unified School District.

Attempts to outlaw “dark money” are means to suppress speech (“A light in the dark: The quest to outlaw ‘dark money,’” Page 4). It will allow Jacobin thugs …
Under current U.S. law, when criminal organizations want to hide their money laundering and financing activities from law enforcement officials, they have the means to do so. The result is the …
Everything is connected to everything. Peoria Unified Superintendent Linda Palles Thompson was once told this and it has stuck with her over the years, especially when she looks at the new SMart Center, which now houses Sunrise Mountain High School’s visual arts program.