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Peoria Local News

Peoria removes ballot items last minute, gives little explanation as to why

In a last minute Peoria City Council meeting July 10, the council voted to rescind two charter amendments that had already been approved for the ballot — one amendment was to increase the term of future mayors from two terms to three terms and the other was a cost of living adjustment for mayor and council.

Peoria spends $390,000 to remove corrosion at one of its water treatment plants

The city of Peoria had to recently spend $390,000 to remove corrosion at one of its water treatment plants.

Arizona tops 123,000 cases of COVID-19

The Arizona Department of Health Services is reporting over 123,000 cases of COVID-19 as of Monday morning.

Peoria councilman appointed Valley Metro chair

Councilman Jon Edwards was unanimously appointed as the next Valley Metro chair.

NASCAR team sports racecar with name of Peoria officer

A piece of Peoria was in Kentucky Thursday when the NASCAR Xfinity Series took to the racetrack. Mike Harmon Racing sported the name of Peoria police Officer Jason W. Judd on the No. 47 vehicle …
Peoria Business

Peoria Small Business Task Force has launched a second phase of the city’s business outreach to provide immediate support and tools to local businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The city of Peoria and Take Charge America are hosting a free webinar, Your Finances During COVID-19, July 15, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
They say life is cyclical, and such is true in the housing business. Ten years ago, developers were rushing to build apartment communities in the urban areas of the country, Valley of the Sun not excluded.
Owner: Melanie Lehmer When did you start your business?: Bearfoot Fitness began in October 2019 and ran its first official class Nov. 13. Where did the idea for Barefoot Fitness come from?: …
West Valley Preps


No high school football coach could have anticipated this particular offseason, and all of them are learning a new way of life during the spring and summer of COVID-19. That goes double for first-year head coaches

Delay in start of school will also push back high school fall sports

In response to Governor Doug Ducey’s executive order that will delay the start of in-person classes for the 2020-21 school year, the Arizona Interscholastic Association has also delayed all …

Another season in jeopardy

Reyna Gil entered her first year of college wanting to continue a family tradition and play one last season of competitive softball. Now, after already seeing her senior season at Sunrise Mountain …

More Class of 2020 athletes sign with universities

The following local high school seniors have signed a letter of intent or made a verbal commitment to the following college programs.


By now, Rylee Perkins made the shift fairly easily. The recent Centennial graduate is slightly more than a month from starting her education and track career at the University of Arizona. While …
Peoria Opinion

Imagine living in your own home or apartment with days between any communications with another person. Many senior adults who have modest daily interaction with family and friends can easily become isolated inside their own residence. Depression often follows isolation, resulting in significant impact on physical health.

Nursing homes have become ground zero in the coronavirus disease 2019 COVID-19 pandemic, with outbreaks causing high rates of illness and death among vulnerable residents living together in close …
COVID-19 poses extreme obstacles for people who have intellectual disabilities and thrive on routine, familiar activities, and people, such as family and friends. So, with everything going …
Peoria Entertainment
Patrick Veit, Michael Caruso and Robert Lowman will perform as The Hallelujah Blues Band Aug. 1 in Peoria.

Hallelujah Blues Band to rock Peoria

The Hallelujah Blues Band plays 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Sunset Bistro At The Lakes, 19260 N. Westbrook Parkway, Peoria.
Tim McCandless 

Kids’ virtual theater classes coming this month

An online theater class for kids, “Introduction to Improv,” takes place this month through TheaterWorks, 10580 N. 83rd Drive, …
Larry Kubiayk returns to live performing with an upcoming Beatles tribute show July 11 in Peoria.

Beatles tribute series continues with July 11 show

Social distancing is in effect at the next installment of the Larry Kubiayk, aka “Ol Porch Dog,” “Nothing But The Beatles” …
Larry Kubiayk is back for an encore of his Beatles tribute show July 11 in Peoria.

Local singer preps for Beatles tribute encore

Sun City resident Larry Kubiayk, aka Ol’ Porch Dog, got such a good response from his Beatles tribute show that he’s planning an …
Ballet Arizona, which has been hosting dance programs online during coronavirus, is among the recipients of the city of Peoria’s arts grants. The organization’s Dance AZ program will receive $5,000 for its work on Peoria Unified School District campuses.

Peoria awards 27 grants for local arts programs

The city of Peoria will distribute more than $100,000 of the Arts Enhancement Initiative grants to 19 organizations. The awards range …
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