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The Peoria Unified School District and future Superintendent Jason Reynolds came to terms on his contract effective, July 1, his first day on the job. The contract expires June 30, 2022. Mr. … more
The seventh annual Hike for Hope benefiting Billy’s Place will take place 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. It will start and finish in WestWing at Copper Hills Church near Sunrise Mountain, 27035 … more
Preliminary statistics show overall declines in both violent and property crime in the first half of 2019 in the United States compared to the same time frame the previous year, according to FBI … more
The Peoria Police Department will be getting a new a side-by-side off-highway vehicle to patrol and use in the city’s desert areas. more
Welcome to an ongoing series informing residents about city projects that affect them directly. The Peoria Independent features capital improvement projects that have begun construction, are in design, or planned for the future. more
The Peoria area has held steady when it comes to DUI citations over the last few New Year’s Eves, when there is a higher level of drunk driving than other times of the year. A public … more
A sense of urgency is ramping up as funds for capital improvement projects in the Peoria Unified School District are about to run out, making another bond election a priority. To get a measure on the November ballot, the district will have to act quickly.  more
For the first time, a city of Peoria police officer will be assigned to the Desert Hawk Violent Crime Task Force, within the Federal Bureau of Investigation. more
        West Valley mom to donate kidney for daughter’s transplant Fundraiser to offset expenses Jan. 18 in Peoria A West Valley teen and her family are … more
A Peoria girl is getting ready to undergo a kidney transplant, and the community is being asked to help her out with an upcoming fundraiser. more
The city of Peoria is gearing up for the annual Point-in-Time Homeless Count, and over the last year has implemented initiatives to help those living on the streets. more
Calling all developers! That has been the battle cry from Peoria economic development officials for a number of targeted properties throughout the city. more
The San Diego Padres, who call the Peoria Sports Complex their home during spring training, will get some unexpected clubhouse improvements. more
A signature event at Lake Pleasant planned to attract locals and tourists from across the country to Peoria has been postponed until next year. more
The Arizona Department of Transportation will be doing construction on Loop 303 from the U.S. 60 to I-17 in Phoenix, Peoria and Surprise. more
The Peoria City Council unanimously voted Councilman Michael Finn as the vice mayor and Councilman Jon Edwards as the mayor pro tem, Jan. 7. more
The Peoria City Council will return from winter break with a full agenda of items on their first public meeting of the new year, 7 p.m., Jan. 7, in the council chambers, 8401 W. Monroe Street. more
What is in store for Peoria in 2020? more
Continued specialized air fighter training is an important foundation for the future security of the United States.  Such training is expected to expand, and much of it happens in the West Valley’s backyard. more
Now that 2019 has reached its end, it is time to take a step back and reflect on all that happened in Peoria over the last year. more
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