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Peoria Fire, city come to labor contract agreement: Focuses on wages, hours, work conditions

The city of Peoria and the fire union have come to an agreement on a labor contract focusing on wages, hours and conditions of work that will take them into June 2023. 

Mum’s the word: Peoria council met in private at least 14 times this year

Elected city officials conduct most of their business in public meetings but there are certain topics that warrant private discussions, according to Arizona state law.

Mayor: Paloma Park set to open summer 2020

Residents of north Peoria may have been noticing a bunch of activity at Lake Pleasant Parkway and Dixileta Drive. It has been the construction of the much anticipated 85-acre Paloma Park, to be the city’s third community park.

Making a clean sweep: Peoria sees increased efficiencies in sweeping division

Growth has been a common theme for Peoria — the city is experiencing more homes, more shops and more municipal employees. But one aspect of the city that has not increased employees is the street sweeping division, which has had remained static in the last decade.

Does Peoria have battery facilities like the one that exploded in Surprise, April 19?

Surprise was rocked by an explosion April 19 when a battery storage unit owned by Arizona Public Service erupted in a fireball that left city and utility industry officials reeling. Could that happen in Peoria?
West Valley Preps


It did not take long for Centennial football fans to realize Jaydin Young was his own young man. The younger, smaller brother of Coyote legend Dedrick Young, Jaydin never had to worry about direct …

Millennium volleyball overwhelms Centennial for return to finals

Millennium girls volleyball made sure not to give Centennial an opportunity to dig deep for a comeback in the 5A state semifinal Nov. 9. The Tigers saw the Coyotes making a run in the second and third sets and shut both down to win in straight sets (25-13, 25-20, 25-19).

Liberty lights up La Joya in first-round rout

Most teams are banged up when the playoffs start, but since it’s do-or-die time, teams that push through adversity the easiest are usually the ones that raise the championship …

Mustangs dig out of early hole to advance

Some teams would have let the pressure get to them and panicked, but No.8-seeded Sunrise Mountain kept being aggressive Nov. 8 and eventually overwhelmed No. 9 Sierra Vista Buena, 49-36, in …

Pick six propels Peoria to rematch at Cactus

The Peoria Panthers, the 4A state bracket’s 7-seed, turned up the heat in all three phases of the game Friday night at home to down the 10-seed Greenway Demons 22-7, and advance to the state quarterfinals. A familiar foe awaits.
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Peoria Business

There is a place for the hospitality industry in Peoria, and the city now has the evidence to prove it. Bringing an upscale, full service hotel within its boundaries will fill a niche that does …

Forrest Anderson Plumbing and Air Conditioning Inc., 17225 N. 63rd Ave., a family-owned business since 1961, awarded the winner of its 4th Annual Military Hero A/C Giveaway contest to Dan Dennison, a …
 The Stan Abraham and John Vitale Team, of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties Northwest, hosts donation drive to ensure underserved families have a full Thanksgiving …
Sky Zone Peoria, 9040 W. Larkspur Drive, Suite 134, has earned Mayor’s Business of the Month honors for October 2019. Customers can soar through the air on a zip line, free climb a 14-foot …
Peoria Education

The Peoria Youth Advisory Board got a lot done this year.

The rising cost of college is putting new emphasis on helping young people find alternative career paths that won’t leave them heavily in debt. The 18th annual Arizona Construction Career Days, …
UPDATE: Friday, Nov. 8 (late edition) Updated numbers from Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes as of 6:47 p.m. Nov. 8 show the Peoria Unified School District's requested budget override still …
Just two days following the Tuesday election, the Peoria Unified School District budget override measure still appears poised to fail; but the margin has narrowed to 271 votes, based on unofficial numbers reported by the county recorder.
Peoria Opinion

We now know that the Peoria Unified maintenance and operations override failed by just 133 votes. To lose by such a slim margin was heartbreaking. I am beyond grateful for the dedicated parent and community volunteers who worked tirelessly to share information related to the override over the past few months.

The Peoria Unified School District governing board recently approved a performance pay plan for certificated staff members, including teachers and administrators, that will be used to pay them at the …
In 2012 my family experienced the loss of my brother Nathan due to suicide. After spending a full weekend with him at my parent’s house, none of us knew what was coming just two days later that Tuesday evening.
I recently got a call from a resident asking if the Peoria mayor was Republican or Democrat. It was the first thing out of his mouth. Honestly, I didn’t know which party she is affiliated with. And maybe that is a good thing, which I will explain later.