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Saturday, February 20, 2021
Friday, February 19, 2021

Eric Maes is being held on $2 million bail on charges of premeditated first-degree murder, kidnapping in apprehension of injury, endangerment and theft of means of transportation.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

The Arizona Supreme Court ruled in favor of Peoria taxpayers, stating that the city of Peoria violated the state Constitution’s Gift Clause after it gave away nearly $2.6 million to two private businesses, with nothing in return to the public. 

Monday, February 15, 2021

The Western Maricopa Coalition (WESTMARC) recently launched its bimonthly series, West Valley Hot Topics. The speaker series invites experts in a wide variety of fields to speak about the West Valley’s key issues of business attraction and economic development.

Sunday, February 14, 2021
Saturday, February 13, 2021
Friday, February 12, 2021
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Tuesday, February 09, 2021
Monday, February 08, 2021

At its Jan. 21 meeting, Peoria’s Industrial Development Authority approved the city of Peoria taking part in $130 million in bond money for a new hospital in Peoria. 

Sunday, February 07, 2021
Saturday, February 06, 2021
Thursday, February 04, 2021
Tuesday, February 02, 2021

Are you thinking about a new home in 2021? Anyone trying to purchase a home right now will tell you that even as prices and interest rates continue to rise, you need to move quickly in this market. But don’t think you have to revise your resolutions just yet; just be prepared.

Sunday, January 31, 2021

A plan by a Peoria lawmaker to curb what he says is an opportunity for election fraud could end up throwing roadblocks in the path of some who want to cast a ballot.

Friday, January 29, 2021
Thursday, January 28, 2021

Despite increasing spread of COVID-19 in their communities, Peoria Unified and Deer Valley Unified school districts are allowing students to learn on campus. Many other districts have closed classrooms to students, with online learning only.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

On Jan. 14, the Peoria Unified School District board addressed the COVID-19 pandemic by approving measures increasing paid sick time for teachers and temporary increased pay for classroom coverage. 

Monday, January 25, 2021
Saturday, January 23, 2021

Last year was monumental, to say the least. Life as we once knew it became a thing of the past for individuals and businesses alike. As countless businesses struggled to adjust to the unforeseen challenges presented by the pandemic, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), part of the CARES Ac…

Thursday, January 21, 2021
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

The Peoria Unified School District board held a special meeting Jan. 13 to discuss the use of COVID-19 metrics being used to determine in-person and virtual learning.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

In two decades as a Maricopa County prosecuting attorney, Gina Godbehere has seen some grisly crime scenes. Though her main function is to prove guilt in court, she takes a boots-on-the-ground approach, arriving at murder scenes as police are still identifying witnesses and investigators tak…

Saturday, January 16, 2021
Friday, January 15, 2021
Thursday, January 14, 2021

The American Red Cross and the National Football League are teaming up in January, during National Blood Donor Month, to urge individuals—especially those who have recovered from COVID-19—to give blood and to help tackle the national convalescent plasma shortage.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Sunday, January 10, 2021
Saturday, January 09, 2021
Friday, January 08, 2021
Thursday, January 07, 2021

At its Tuesday, Jan. 5, meeting, Peoria City Council was scheduled to consider final plats of Delgado, at 83rd Avenue and Edwards Street, and Storage Solutions, at 75th Avenue and Paradise Lane.

Last year, Arizona Public Service Company (APS) suspended late fees and disconnections for nonpayment from March through December.

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