3 local schools earn A+ distinction

Submitted West Wing School in north Peoria recently received the 2017 A+ Schools of Excellence honor from the Arizona Educational Foundation, recognizing and celebrating outstanding schools in Arizona. West Wing…

Peoria city manager to retire

By Philip Haldiman, Independent Newsmedia Peoria City Manager Carl Swenson announced his retirement, effective July 4, 2017. Mr. Swenson said in a statement he is retiring from civil service after…

Celebrating Peoria’s (her)story

By Vicki Hunt It’s easy for us to celebrate women who have shaped our national history, such as Harriet Tubman, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jacqueline Kennedy, Maya Angelo, and so many other…