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Glendale, Peoria battle local chambers

Two West Valley cities have ended some involvement with their respective chambers of commerce amid personal disputes and denying access to city-owned offices.
health care

Physicians recognized by Abrazo hospitals on National Doctors’ Day

Abrazo Health is celebrating National Doctors’ Day by paying tribute to its physicians for their service, skill and compassion.
first responders

Peoria Police seek assistance in locating missing endangered female

Peoria Police seek the public’s help in locating Joanne Goldinger, a 54-year-old female.
higher education

Huntington University takes home most animation, narrative film student awards at festival

Results from the 2023 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts are in, and Huntington University once again made a strong showing.
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2 Peoria Unified board members want policy on transgender students, bathrooms

Peoria Unified governing board members Heather Rooks and Rebecca Hill want policy written requiring bathrooms be gender binary, that is — either male or female. This will fly in opposition …


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Meet your business: L&M Automotive Repair

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real estate

Peoria Council approves annexation, rezoning

Peoria City Council approved the annexation of about 19.1 acres of the privately owned property known as McCoy Business Park, near 75th and Northern avenues.

Mother in Peoria watches bridge dedication honoring her son

Nothing can bring her son back after losing him in the Vietnam War, but on Winnie Ortals’ 100th birthday, March 18, she watched her son being recognized for his service and sacrifice for his …

Peoria Unified celebrates 6 National Merit finalists

Peoria Unified School District is celebrating six students named as National Merit finalists in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship program.

West Valley Preps' Glendale/Peoria boys volleyball preview

The high school boys volleyball regular season began Feb. 27 in the Valley. West Valley Preps asked coaches in Glendale and Peoria to take a look at their teams:
prom season

Rotarians host annual Prom Closet to provide free formal attire to teens

Boys and girls throughout the state will be able to attend their high school prom this spring without having to spend a single penny on needed attire thanks to the efforts of Arizona Rotarians.
First Responders

Goodyear man arrested in death of woman in Peoria

Peoria Police arrested a man involved in the assualt and death of an Avondale woman who was struck by a car Monday. Goodyear resident Lorenzo Colorado, 30, was arrested in Goodyear without …
public schools

Garcia appointment nearly derailed at Peoria Unified

A woman with a vague complaint about Peoria Unified Special Education Coordinator Lori Garcia nearly derailed her appointment as Executive Director of Exceptional Student Services, March 9.
Opinions with Civility
The hot Arizona climate and landscape mean summer bugs are plentiful. And if not dealt with appropriately, they can be a real nuisance.
Just because a person identifies as something other than how they were born does not mean they are who they want to be.
There is no definitive test for transgender; no blood test, no DNA test, no MRI, no ultrasound.
Things to Do in Peoria
Theater Works has announced a new season of mainstage and Youth Works productions for the 2023-24 season.

Theater Works announces 2023-24 productions

Theater Works has announced a new season of mainstage and Youth Works productions featuring musicals, dramas, family favorites, a holiday mainstay hit, large-scale productions, and more.
Peoria-based Arizona Motorcycle Safety & Awareness Foundation will have a distracted driving fundraiser May 6.

Peoria-based foundation plans 2023 distracted driving event

Peoria-based Arizona Motorcycle Safety & Awareness Foundation, the leader in voicing critical awareness about the urgent need to reduce distracted driving and provide discounted motorcycle training, will hold a distracted driving fundraiser known as Share the Road & Riding for the Long Haul, 5-9:30 p.m., May 6.
Peoria is offering a class on landscape conversions April 1

Save water, take a Peoria class on landscape conversions

Desert landscapes are unique and offer an abundance of different design options.
Paqua Park at Scorpion Bay Marina reopens March 25.

Inflatable, on-water obstacle course reopens at Scorpion Bay

Paqua Park at Scorpion Bay Marina reopens March 25 for the 2023 season. The 5,000 square-foot inflatable, on-water obstacle course at Lake Pleasant in Peoria, provides hours of fun for ages seven …
"Sweet Elise's Journey to Happiness," a new book by Peoria resident Susie Duffin, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

Peoria author publishes children’s book

"Sweet Elise's Journey to Happiness," a new book by Peoria resident Susie Duffin, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

Sun City concert supports reading for the blind program

The Lone Mountain Band is performing a parking lot concert to entertain their fans and raise money for Recorded Recreational Reading for the Blind 3-5 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at 9447 N. 99th …
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