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Valley agencies rally behind 'If You See Something, Say Something' motto

A new multi-agency public safety video is focusing on the critical public safety message, “If You See Something, Say Something.” According to a release from the Surprise Police …

Peoria police arrest massage therapist on numerous crimes

A man is accused of possessing child pornography and recording massages of his clients without their permission. And he allegedly did the latter using the oddest of items. Around 9 a.m. …

Pushing the boundary in the north: Peoria residents have concerns about new development

Very little private land remains in Peoria west of Vistancia, where roads and infrastructure have yet to built. However, developers are working through the permitting process right now to make way for more than 800 lots on 280 acres along the far northwest border of this sprawling city. Some residents are concerned

Cupping therapy is popular recovery method in high school sports

PHOENIX — The science and research to back cupping therapy, the popular recovery method, is still fuzzy, but it remains widely used. Those in the sports therapy industry are lauding its …

2 roadway projects on deck in Peoria, improvements include Bell Road

Certain roads in Peoria are about to get the smooth treatment.
West Valley Preps

Sunrise girls soccer scores in last seconds to slip by Centennial

The controversial call led to a loose ball that set up the winning shot in the final 10 seconds. But the Centennial gym was quiet Monday night. Instead, this unusual soccer scenario played out on …

Mountain Ridge boys put brakes on Liberty

Mountain Ridge boys basketball entered Feb. 7 with a narrow path to victory against Liberty - a win that could pave the road to a berth in a 6A play-in game. The home team stayed on course by …

Coyotes football seniors find homes

While the biggest-name Centennial football senior was not on the stage for National Signing Day Feb. 5 eight Coyotes were, and most of them only recently found their college home. Jaydin Young and …


One senior guard started on varsity since his first game as a Panther and scored in double digits all four years.   The other started his junior season on the junior varsity and rarely …

Ironwood basketball spurts past Centennial in second half

Ironwood senior David Teibo's return to Centennial gym ended with a dream scenario. In the final 20 seconds, Teibo cut to the basket took a pass and slammed down a two-handed dunk to punctuate the …
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Peoria Business

Growth along the Loop 303 corridor could see a boost with the approval of a new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement. Just hours after a bitterly partisan impeachment vote, the House turned around …

Mayor Cathy Carlat awarded Scorpion Bay Grill as the Mayor’s Restaurant of the Month for January 2020.
Peoria could be getting more needed office in the north central part of the city.  
A medical marijuana dispensary in Peoria is expanding its operations.
Peoria Education

  District breaks ground on new SMart Center Peoria Unified School District hosted an official ribbon-cutting ceremony Feb. 11 to open the Sunrise Mountain Art Center, also known as SMart …

The Arizona Educational Foundation is teaming up with Intel and the Intel Foundation to provide the “Intel 40 for 40 Teacher Grants” where 40 teachers throughout the state will receive …
The Phoenix Film Festival, a nationally recognized film festival, has accepted “Bubble,” an animated short film from The Huntington University Arizona Center for Digital Media Arts, 8385 …
Getting the word out at Peoria Unified More teachers could apply for prestigious certification By Philip Haldiman Independent Newsmedia A group of Peoria Unified School District teachers …
Peoria Opinion

Attempts to outlaw “dark money” are means to suppress speech (“A light in the dark: The quest to outlaw ‘dark money,’” Page 4). It will allow Jacobin thugs …

Under current U.S. law, when criminal organizations want to hide their money laundering and financing activities from law enforcement officials, they have the means to do so. The result is the …
Everything is connected to everything. Peoria Unified Superintendent Linda Palles Thompson was once told this and it has stuck with her over the years, especially when she looks at the new SMart Center, which now houses Sunrise Mountain High School’s visual arts program.
As we move our city into the future, I am often asked about important topics related to new construction, future development, public safety, transportation, schools, water and many others. One question I have been asked is how is Peoria addressing the growing issue of homelessness?