Linda J. Busam

Get to know the Peoria Unified school board candidates: Linda Busam

In the November election there are nine candidates vying for three seats on the Peoria Unified School District governing board. The three seats are currently held by Monica Ceja Martinez, Judy …
Peoria Unified School District administrative office buidling, 6330 W. Thunderbird Road, Glendale.

Peoria Independent to feature each Peoria Unified school board candidate

With the election on the horizon, local voters will chose from nine candidates to fill three seats on the  Peoria Peoria Unified School District school board. Now that the COVID-19 pandemic …

Election 2020: Peoria City Council to remain the same

The Peoria City Council will not change in the next year, according to unofficial election results in the 2020 primary election.

CD8 candidates to meet in virtual town hall

Congessional District 8 Democrat candidates Michael Muscato, Bob Musselwhite and Bob Olsen will be squaring off in a virtual town hall meeting on Tuesday July 7.
A sign points to a local polling station for the Arizona Democratic presidential preference election Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Phoenix.

Voter registration deadline is end of day July 6

Eligible Maricopa County voters have until the end of Monday, July 6 to register to vote in the August Primary Election. Voters can go to Register.Maricopa.Vote to find information on eligibility …

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Independent influence: Non-party voters are shaping Arizona’s election landscape

A purple state refers to a region where the Democratic and Republican parties receive an analogous range of support.

Phoenix metropolitan medical marijuana dispensaries brace for 2020 ballot initiative result

If there’s going to be an initiative to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, it may as well have 420,000 signatures to get it on the ballot.

Brewer: West Coast anarchy could happen in Arizona if we don’t stand against it

The insanity we’re seeing in the Pacific Northwest would have free reign to spread to the rest of the country under a prospective Biden administration.
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Independent Newsmedia launches collaborative commenting platform at

The idea of maintaining civil discourse when debating public issues of the day is more than lip-service at Independent Newsmedia. At, which is powered by the work of local …

Rhoden: A letter to my kids regarding #BlackLivesMatter

I last wrote a public letter to you six years ago in BKNation. During that time, in 2014, we had just moved to the Phoenix area and I was a recently minted PhD. The world at that time seemed in …