Valley Voices
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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Rhoden: A letter to my kids regarding #BlackLivesMatter

Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., listens as Vice President Mike Pence answers a question during the vice presidential debate Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, at Kingsbury Hall on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, Pool)

Goncalves: debate unmoderated, unfair to Pence

Again, another debate, another biased moderator. It was very obvious in the way the questions were asked and the way more time was given to Kamala Harris.
Mesquite District Councilwoman Bridget Binsbacher

Binsbacher: Paloma Community Park is a welcomed treasure

The long-awaited and much-anticipated Paloma Community Park is now open. This park is the newest example of Peoria’s commitment to providing the highest quality of life to our residents and the importance of bringing families together.

Cravens: There are plenty of studies that conclusively prove effectiveness of masks

I would like to respond to the letter from Frank Gilbert of Sun City West (“Gilbert: Masks are useless, mind control,” September 23, 2020, Daily Independent).

Gilbert: Masks are useless, mind control

Masks are not effective tools for protecting against COVID. Much to the chagrin of the mask-wearing crowd, there is no statistically significant study that proves conclusively that wearing a mask protects you from COVID.

PUPC: Vote yes on Peoria Unified bond, override

We recognize the important role that parents play in supporting our schools and ensuring the best possible education for all students in our community. Public School Review agrees stating, “Extensive research has shown that students achieve more in school when their parents are involved in their education.”

Former PUSD principal: Solter is a top choice for school board

Davita Solter, candidate for board bember of the Peoria Unified School District’s Governing Board, is a top choice.
A sign points to a local polling station for the Arizona Democratic presidential preference election Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

PAC: Support our schools to protect our quality of life

For over 131 years, the Peoria Unified School District has been teaching the students of the Northwest Valley.

Tice: I'm voting Pingerelli for state legislature

I have always felt that a candidate should be judged on their individual beliefs and values, not those of a larger party.
Nora O’Malley

Importance of knowing safe surroundings

Do you know a safe person when you see one? Do you know the signs of an unsafe person? Do you know someone in your life who is always telling you what you should or shouldn’t do? Telling you …
Peoria High School students Danielle Kwan and Tatum Champion have raised more than $1,000 to provide COVID-19 survival kits for Sun City senior citizens.

Dammeir: Kudos to Peoria students for helping others

Kudos to Peoria students Danielle Kwan and Tatum Champion for their wonderful efforts, providing COVID-19 survival kits to seniors in our community.