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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? more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
Pfc. Antonio Garcia, who was serving in the U.S. Army, died last week along with two other soldiers during a tragic accident at a military base in Georgia when his armored vehicle rolled off a bridge and landed upside down in a stream. more
The Motors and Meals community fundraising event Oct. 20 raised approximately $30,000 for the nonprofit Northwest Valley Connect, whose mission is to provide transportation services for homebound … more
Peoria Police Department will be out contacting the city’s homeless residents and offering to bring them to an outreach event where they will be provided with resource information and necessary … more
The presentation “A Woman in STEM” (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) was Oct. 17 in Sun City West’s Webb Room, 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd. Dr. Lindy Elkins-Tanton, … more
It seems the simple act of wearing a Fighter Country T-shirt can reap its own rewards. Executive Director Ron Sites likes to tell the story of how a board member of the foundation was once standing in line at an Arizona Coyotes game when a resident airman of Luke Air Force Base came up to him and thanked him for the contributions Fighter Country, a nonprofit that supports the base, has made to the local military community. more
School resource officers have much to juggle at Peoria Unified schools. Liberty High School Resource Officer Lisa Hale got things rolling even before the first day of the 2019-20 school year.  … more
A road construction project in north Peoria is a step closer to moving forward. more
A wide swath of Peoria Unified School District policies ranging from administering medication to students to crimes on school campuses are being updated. more
A 30-acre property in south Peoria that has remained vacant for a number of years is on track to receive life, with a downzone from commercial to residential. more
Local youth will have an opportunity to play with their big league heroes at the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Legends for Youth baseball clinic series on Monday, Oct. 21 in … more
In this series of articles, we have reviewed the recently signed Legion Act, how the Legion Act affects potential American Legion members, and examples of the many veteran-centric programs that exist in the Peoria American Legion Post 62. more
The General Federation Women’s Club Paradise Valley Junior Women’s Club has donated funds to partner with the Peoria Pioneer Lions Club to install an engraved Friendship Bench at Kachina … more
The maximum amount of time a person can serve as mayor in Peoria could change from two to three terms. more
When officials say everyone in the United States must be counted for the census, they really mean everyone. This includes children under the age of 5 more
Much of Monica Ceja Martinez’s existence is rooted in Peoria Unified School District soil. A graduate of Oakwood elementary and Centennial high schools, a 10-year teaching stint at Country Meadows elementary and Centennial high schools -- including seven years of teaching girl’s high school soccer -- she’s now nearing the end of her first term as the district’s governing board president. Ms. Ceja Marinez has been active on the ground level and invested a hands-on approach in the unpaid position. But it has come at a cost. more
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