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PHOENIX — The state Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether a majority of the Arizona Corporation Commission can block one of its members from seeking access to corporate records to see if … more
The COVID-19 pandemic hit the country in numerous negative ways, but Peoria’s local economy actually netted some positives, gaining ground in sales tax revenues, housing and small business permits. more
PHOENIX — .Arizona utilities can’t legally shield themselves from being sued when their negligence kills or harms people or destroys property, the state Court of Appeals ruled … more
For the third year, the Apache Junction Public Library, 1177 N. Idaho Road, joins with Apache Junction Paws & Claws Care Center to collect donations for the city’s homeless pets this … more
Through Jan. 8, the Apache Junction Public Library, 1177 N. Idaho Road, will collect new, white crew socks for the Genesis Project — a faith-based community effort dedicated to feeding, … more
A holiday class and event are slated the first two Saturdays of December at the Apache Junction Public Library, 1177 N. Idaho Road. They are:• 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, make a fairy wand … more

Pinal County will accept $3,387,435 from the federal government to hire a vaccine equity employee and distribute COVID-19 vaccines to underserved communities, the public health services board of … more
Litchfield Park’s citrus trees will get a fresh coat of paint as the city’s Recreation and Public Grounds Commission prepares to host volunteers Saturday and Sunday.  The … more
Peoria staff has begun working to get a bond package on the 2022 general election ballot. more
PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey is telling federal officials that there’s nothing illegal about his using COVID grant dollars in a way that financially penalizes schools that impose mask … more
Having a second vote on accepting $3,387,435 from the federal government to hire a vaccine equity employee and distribute COVID-19 vaccines to underserved communities is slated Nov. 3 by the Pinal … more
PHOENIX — Despite concerns of Democrats on the panel, the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission on Thursday gave preliminary approval to a map that would give Republicans an edge in … more
Storyteller and performance artist Zarco Guerrero and musician Carmen de Novais will explore the culture, significance and rituals of the Dia de los Muertos holiday in the free adult program, … more

Peoria Councilwoman Denette Dunn challenged the police department’s statement that the department’s sworn officer personnel is fully staffed during Tuesday’s meeting. Dunn … more
PHOENIX — It’s not as bad as it was — but things are still bad when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic. That seemed to be the overall message Marcy Flanagan delivered to the … more
As a fire fighter for the Peoria Fire-Medical Department, Capt. Hunter Clare was badly injured in an explosion at an APS battery facility in Surprise in April of 2019, and has yet to return to full duty work. more
After investment losses and an explosion of pension costs for public safety employees over the past 15 years, Peoria leadership recently gave the go-ahead for a plan staff says will save on costs and … more
Art will soon “bloom” tall on Bullard Avenue. more
PHOENIX — The attorney for the Senate is asking a judge to delay any move to force lawmakers to immediately surrender some audit documents. In new court filings, Thomas Basile told Maricopa … more
PHOENIX — A judge late Thursday rejected broad claims by the Senate that it need not disclose various documents related to its audit of the 2020 election. In a sometimes strongly worded … more

Due to an increase in positive cases, Maricopa County Department of Public Health has declared Parkridge Elementary School an outbreak, according a letter from the Peoria Unified School District. more
Arizona students took a hit when it came to learning during the pandemic so far, and it may take several years to correct that slide. The state is putting roughly $19 million into corrective … more
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