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MAG to provide crossing guard workshops in Mesa, Phoenix, Peoria

Hundreds of school crossing guards are expected to take part in regional training workshops sponsored by the Maricopa Association of Governments. Three in-person workshops are scheduled for the …

ProShred leads free shredding event in south Glendale

Valley residents are invited to join ProShred Security of Arizona  and the city of Glendale for a free drive-thru shred event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 15 at GESD System of Care Center, …
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At CenterWell Senior Primary Care in Phoenix, It's About Time

"Julia is the best provider I've ever had. She's really taking great care of me, and I hope to have her until the end of my time." - CenterWell Sun City patient "This was an incredible …

Arizona schools bracing for good, bad with AI technology

AI is coming to a classroom near you. In fact it’s already here.

Peoria student earns SUNY Cortland President's List honors

Hunter Hein, of Peoria, was one of 710 SUNY Cortland students who earned President's List honors for the spring 2024 semester.

National accreditation granted to Advanced Home Watch Services

Advanced Home Watch Services has earned accreditation from the National Home Watch Association for the third year. Home Watch is a visual inspection of a home or property, looking for obvious …


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I definitely am opposed to this proposed new airport in Peoria.
On May 28, the Peoria City Council formally approved the fiscal year 2025 budget.
After just reading the Peoria Independent article that references the proposed airpark (“Peoria opts to remove 2 general plan proposals after taking input from residents”), I would like to comment on intentions listed within the article as a resident, within the affected area.

Peoria City Council to consider franchise agreement with Epcor

Peoria City Council at its June 11 meeting will consider a franchise agreement with Epcor Water Arizona Inc. to be placed on the November ballot.
election 2024

Meet your candidates, watch Peoria forum at local event

The Peoria Chamber of Commerce is offering a candidate meet and greet and forum 4-7 p.m., June 10, at WeSERV, 9001 W. Union Hills Dr #8.
higher learning

2 Peoria students make UW-Madison's Dean's List

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has named two Peoria students to the Dean's List for the spring semester of the 2023-24 academic year.

Soldier's Best Friend announces first annual Flag Day Luncheon

Soldier’s Best Friend will host its first annual Flag Day Luncheon 11 a.m. on Friday, June 14, at Chicken-N-Pickles Westgate.
Things to Do in Peoria
Peoria is hosting their first “Made in Arizona” film series, celebrating movies made here in Arizona.

Peoria hosts Made in Arizona film series

Movie fans are invited to take part in Peoria’s first “Made in Arizona” film series, celebrating movies made here in Arizona.
Larry Kubiayk stands on stage at the Sun Bowl in Sun City, one of many West Valley venues he has played around town.

Sun City resident brings vibe of the tropics to West Valley

Editor's note: This article first appeared in  Sun Life Magazine ,  a Daily Independent publication . There’s a beach buzz anywhere Larry Kubiayk brings his guitar, even in the …
Michael Steele’s Variety Show is coming to bother Peoria's libraries June 7.

Michael Steele's Variety Show hits Peoria's libraries

Be entertained at a magic and variety show this Friday, June 7 at Peoria’s two libraries.
Anthem resident, and Cactus Shadows graduate, Lynzee Forman portrays Ursula the Sea Witch in the upcoming production of “The Little Mermaid” opening June 21 at Arizona Broadway Theatre in Peoria.

‘Little Mermaid’ opening at ABT in Peoria this month

After enchanting audiences around the world for more than 35 years, “The Little Mermaid” will make its way to Peoria this summer.
This artist rendering depicts the upcoming Slick City Action Park, which will open in Peoria in early 2024.

Slick City action park slides into Peoria

Slick City action park – an indoor dry-slide and air court park designed for all ages – is excited to announce its new location in Peoria, 7586 W. Thunderbird Road, Suite 100, according to a news release.
A Japanese Taiko drumming demonstration will take place this week at Sunrise Mountain Library.

Peoria libraries to host Japanese Taiko drumming demonstrations

There are two Japanese Taiko Drumming demonstrations this week at both Peoria public libraries.
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