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An inside look at Preserving Peoria historical society artifacts
The City of Peoria has been working diligently to return thousands of unclaimed artifacts previously in the possession of the now dissolved Peoria Arizona Historical Society. Without a doubt, the …
Zwick/Griffith: Senators must protect borrowers
Despite Arizona voters defeating a well-funded effort in 2008 to allow small-dollar loans to exceed our state’s interest rate cap of 36% plus fees, a persistent group of online high-cost …
Burhop: Lesko’s view of herd immunity ‘makes no sense’
As a Republican I am puzzled at Congresswoman Debbie Lesko’s stance on who should get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Harlow: Philanthropy continues during COVID-19 crisis
As the pandemic surged through the country in 2020 many organizations had to evaluate how to continue their mission safely.
Lyons: April 22 is Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
My daughter was 10 years old when she first attended Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day at my office.
Civic Alliance: The right to vote is the cornerstone of our democracy
We believe every American should have a voice in our democracy and that voting should be safe and accessible to all voters.
So much development, so much planning for water
Arizona is definitely a builder’s state. But what about water, our most precious resource?
Owen: How to skip the diet, get your body results it needs
Keto. Low Carb. Eating programs based on a point system. You name it, the “diet” most likely exists. And while these programs offer the promise of a healthier lifestyle, touting huge …
Degn: Let’s work on changing our driving habits
When you’re driving your vehicle down the road, enjoying a nice motorcycle ride or riding a bicycle, what do you think about?
Sellers: 2020 election was run with integrity
I understand the Arizona Senate has moved forward with selecting and contracting with firms to complete their review of the November 2020 General Election results. I am not familiar with any of the firms listed in the Senate press release.
Merrill: Zipper merge eases traffic — and your dilemmas
Does merging on the highway pose a dilemma for you?
Ware: Council sells out to franchise owner in drive-thru case
I am a Peoria resident that is opposed to a Taco Bell or a KFC placing a fast food drive thru at 77th Avenue and Thunderbird Road.
Burhop: Do the right thing, Ducey
Dear Gov. Doug Ducey: As a moderate Republican, I am depending on you to do the right thing.
Boland: What can I do after my COVID-19 vaccination?
We have a vaccine! In fact, we have three — with more on the way.
“Ol Porch Dog” thanks Independent
Just wanted to thank Steve Stockmar for the story on my gig at Winery 101 recently. It was a great success and no small part due to him. There were people there that said they had seen the story …
Drive-thrus are pretty tame these days
I was reading an article (“Drive-thru division,” March 10, 2021, Peoria Independent) about a drive-thru wanting to go in near 75th Avenue and Thunderbird Road.
Reader: Grand Old Party reaches new low
When Moses came down from the mountain, what did he find? A golden idol of Trump. What? What’s wrong with these people? It also reminds me of a hymn we sing at Thanksgiving.
Troop: AZ Merit test season calls for tips, best practices
Standardized testing season can be a stressful time for students even under normal circumstances. But, during a pandemic? Students will need every edge they can get. Just as schools have had to …
New alternative sleep apnea treatment offered at Abrazo Arrowhead
A new treatment option for obstructive sleep apnea for patients who cannot use Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy is available at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus. The Inspire Upper Airway …
Gerhart: How important is Vitamin D in staying well with flu, COVID-19?
Staying well requires a strong, balanced immune system combined with reducing exposure to pathogens. Vitamin D is critical to each step of our immune response.
Kehaly: Vaccine delivers hope in Arizona every 10 seconds
By all accounts, Arizona has had a rough time through the COVID-19 pandemic. A staggering loss of more than 15,000 Arizonans, punctuated by devastating economic and mental health impacts, left our …
Lamberth: Telehealth gives more patients access to primary care, mental health services
It’s hard to believe that we have been navigating the coronavirus for more than a year. Much has changed since then. Many of us are working remotely, our kids are learning virtually, and we are …
Supervisors respond to judge’s election subpoenas ruling
Following the ruling issued Friday by Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Timothy Thomason — which affirms the subpoenas issued by Arizona Senate Republicans calling for the release of the …
Olson: Survivors don’t have to let past suffering define them
I was diagnosed with T-cell leukemia a month before my 7th birthday.
Cravens: Searching for the definition of impeachment
I would like to correct Carolyn Copeland’s letter (“Reader says Trump was never impeached”) in which she continues to assert that Donald Trump was never impeached. In the first …
Kirschner: America’s national parks are calling, and you must go post-COVID-19
It was a year ago when COVID-19 struck and our world changed.
Dunham: New water line benefits customers, supports local farmers
EPCOR has received a $250,000 grant from the Water Management Assistance Program at the Arizona Department of Water Resources.
Reader says Trump was never impeached
I get tired of reading “Mr. Trump, the first president to be impeached twice…”
Carlat: Governing to strengthen Peoria’s economy
Peoria is one of the safest cities in the nation and our parks and recreational facilities are top notch. We are proud to be known for having a highly skilled workforce, excellent housing choices, …
Hoffman: The West Valley is competing, attracting smart people
Westmarc is focusing on reaching California’s brokerage and young talent communities.
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