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June 19, commonly known as Juneteenth, was unanimously approved on Nov. 15 as an official holiday for the city of Peoria. more
It appears newcomer Jennifer Crawford has secured the seat for the Peoria City Council Acacia District. more
Members of the House Republican Caucus of Arizona’s 56th Legislature elected Rep. Ben Toma of Peoria to be the next Speaker of the House. more
It appears Interim Councilmember Brad Shafer has secured the seat for the Peoria City Council Mesquite District. more
With one of the most heated races for the Peoria Unified governing board in recent memory nearly complete, it appears Heather Rooks and Melissa Ewing will be elected, according to unofficial results. more
It appears the Peoria City Council will receive pay raises, effective Jan. 1, 2023. more

With one of the most heated races for the Peoria mayor in recent memory nearly complete, it appears newcomer and local businessman Jason Beck will take the city’s highest office. more
While still unofficial, the most recent results from last week’s election continue to show Stephanie Simacek and Paul Carver leading the field of four candidates vying for two open seats on the Deer Valley Unified School District’s Governing Board. more
The race for Peoria's Acacia District council seat has opened up, according to unofficial results. more
Updated unofficial results for Peoria’s mayoral election show final results near. more
Updated unofficial results for Peoria Unified's governing board election show final results near. more
Does Peoria have a 100-year water supply? more
Peoria resident Sung Hwan Lee, 64, was sentenced Oct. 26 by United States District Judge David G. Campbell, to 24 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Lee previously … more

Overnight election returns show Stephanie Simacek and Paul Carver leading the group of four candidates vying for two open seats on the Deer Valley Unified School District’s Governing Board. more
Mayoral candidate Jason Beck has said that if he is elected he wants to bring a city-owned airport to Peoria contending it will create thousands of jobs and billions in ongoing economic impact for … more
Many Arizonans have seen the “bathtub rings” on Lake Mead on the Arizona-Nevada border either in photos or person, showing one of the key reservoirs for the state’s water supply is … more
Students at Vistancia Elementary School experienced a “school-wide hostile environment” of racial harassment, according to an investigation by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. more
The 30th annual Best of the West awards dinner took place on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale. more
A new police academy recently opened in the West Valley that will be a source of recruit training for the Peoria Police Department. more
Over the years, the city has undergone a number of attempts to revitalize Old Town Peoria and come up empty-handed. more

To give residents one last opportunity to learn more about the mayoral candidates, the Peoria Independent submitted a second questionnaire inquiring about their stance on certain issues. more
The Maricopa County Elections Department has been preparing for the general election, Nov. 8. [Philip Haldiman/Independent Newsmedia] Maricopa County administers city, town, school district, … more
Bryson Stott hit an RBI double in front of a few hundred fans at the Peoria Sports Complex On Oct. 14, 2021. One year later to the day, he hit another RBI double, this time in front of more than … more
Salt River Project and Arizona Public Service reached records over the summer as rain and high winds produced widespread damage and power outages. “On July 17th, we had a storm that caused … more
Peoria City Council approved a final plat of Catania & Dilligianis, a home community located on the northwest corner of 92nd Avenue and Prickly Pear Trail, subject to stipulations. more
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