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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 West Valley Water Association, which includes the city of Glendale, is offering a free online workshop on landscaping management and wise water use. 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

Campaign financeFor the most recent campaign finance numbers, candidates were required to file their campaign finance reports Oct. 15, which covered receipts and disbursements from July 17 to Sept. … more
Peoria's police and fire-medical departments recently accepted grants from the Arizona Department of Homeland Security. more
The 2023 Scenic Arizona Calendar, published by the Daily Independent at, is now available. more
The Peoria Independent recently hosted the Acacia District 2022 election forum at their offices in the West Valley. more
Supply chain woes again have hit the city of Peoria, this time in conjunction with one of the city’s biggest projects — a reclaimed water pipeline system that is planned to deliver water to the northern part of the city. more
Peoria Police seek the public’s help in locating John Jamieson, a 68-year-old male. more
During the past two years, a slate of Peoria Unified School District candidates and their supporters have led a campaign of submitting hundreds of public record requests targeting district employees and programs related to diversity, inclusion, equity, sex education, transgender and LGBTQ+ issues, to name a few. more

To give residents another opportunity to learn more about the mayoral candidates, the Peoria Independent has submitted a second questionnaire inquiring about their stance on certain issues. more
There are numerous locations in the city of Peoria where residents can drop off their early ballots, Oct. 12-Nov. 8. more
When it comes to elections in Peoria, Lori Dyckman is your woman. more
The Peoria City Council will consider adopting a new ordinance regarding short-term rentals, Oct. 11. more
Maricopa County will be utilizing Vote Centers for the 2022 General Elections. Unlike polling locations, where voters are assigned to vote at specific locations, Vote Centers allow voters to vote at … more
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