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At the Arizona Humane Society, we care for and love each and every one of the more than 15,000 sick, injured and abused pets that walk through our doors each year. But, of course, we can’t help but have some that pull on our heartstrings just a tad bit more than others … this includes our beloved senior pets. more
If you’ve ever traveled by motorcycle, you know stopping for gas can be time consuming. Dismount, take off your helmet and gloves, unzip your riding pants, dig your wallet out of your jeans, angle the pump perfectly to avoid squirting gas on the tank, etc. It can be cumbersome. more
Your Name: Dan Finn Age: 45 Business Name: Auto House Phoenix Town/Neighborhood: Peoria Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Personal background … more
Though Thanksgiving is technically celebrated Nov. 25 this year, for 400 teachers across Arizona – including four in  Peoria – it came early. more
Peoria has taken a step toward the possibility of securing more water sources for future use.City Council approved an agreement with Salt River Project to share costs for a feasibility study to … more
Prominent chefs and restaurateurs from around the Valley share some of their favorite Thanksgiving memories with the Independent Newsmedia reader community, including favorite holiday dishes and some of the unique family traditions they’ve cherished over the years. more

A holiday question persists year after year, probably stretching all the way back to the first Thanksgiving feast in 1621: “What are we going to do with all the uneaten turkey?” The Pilgrims, on the other hand, could have asked a different question after that first celebration exactly 400 years ago: “What are we going to do with all the empty kegs?” more
Deep-frying a turkey is a great way to get a delicious, moist meal for Thanksgiving; but this method of cooking can be a very dangerous undertaking. Every fall, millions of dollars of damage, trips to the emergency room and even deaths result from attempts to deep-fry turkeys. more
I am thrilled that the House has finally passed the Build Back Better Act. This bill is an historic investment in … more
Head and body protection are important factors in motorcycle safety, and riders are finding new opportunities to save money on quality helmets and riding gear to protect themselves on busy roadways statewide. more
I encourage Willow District residents to support locally owned and operated businesses such as Ray's Pizza, Top Shelf Mexican Restaurant, and Mochilero this holiday season. more
When COVID-19 hit Arizona, the state’s robust tourism and hospitality industries were the hardest hit. But Arizona leaders say tourism is on its way back in a big way, and there’s a tremendous need for additional lodging to house all the visitors flocking to the Valley. more
Abrazo Health hospitals across the Valley, including the Arrowhead campus, 18701 N. 67th Ave., invited local first responders as well as hospital staff to enjoy burgers, hot dogs and other treats grilled and served by hospital leaders, Nov. 17. more

The high school boys basketball season started Monday with tournament play. Here’s what local coaches have to say about their teams: CACTUS COBRAS 4A West Valley Region2021 Record: 4-10 … more
Chloe Evans, Cheyanne Glazier, Alexis Lopez (Award Winner), Chloe Caufield (award winner), Nathan Holt (award winner), Xander Williams (multiple award winner), Jose “Pepe” Sifuentes … more
Are you a city of Peoria resident looking to serve your city? Do you have experience with conducting reviews and compensation? more
Many older cats and dogs tend to spend more time in shelters waiting for their forever home compared to their younger furry friends. Most people come to the shelter wanting to adopt puppies, kittens or young adult dogs and cats. more
Keep up to date with the latest case counts of COVID-19 in Arizona. Share how the coronavirus is affecting your life at aznews@newszap.com. more
For Peoria Unified School District teacher Jennifer Cheesman, science and space really are the final frontiers. more
City offices, facilities, both Peoria libraries, and the Peoria Community Center will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 25 and Friday, Nov. 26 in observance of Thanksgiving. more

The first losing season of this century for the powehouse Centennial football program ended in a manner that seems foreign but has become all too familiar in 2021. In the Nov. 19 6A playoff game more
PEORIA — The Sunrise Mountain Mustangs successfully began defense of their football state title Friday night by using their potent aerial attack and taking advantage of five turnovers to spark a 30-20 victory over the Campo Verde Coyotes in a Class 5A playoff opening round game at Mustangs Field. more
Thanksgiving is next week and the Peoria Fire-Medical -Department has cooking and safety tips to keep you safe this year. more
First Round games Nov. 19 6A #11 Mountain Ridge (8-3) 40 #6 Mesa Mountain View (8-3) 35 #4 Mesa Red Mountain (10-2) 20, #13 Centennial (3-8) 19 5A #3 Desert Edge (9-2) 43, #14 Canyon … more
On any given night in Arizona, there are just under 11,000 people experiencing homelessness. Still being in the middle of a pandemic and now seeing inflation rise by over 6%, it is no wonder that so many people are struggling in the wake of what’s happened globally in the past year and a half. more
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