CASA GRANDE — This week’s dry spell may come to an end in Pinal County Thursday as more monsoon storms are expected to roll in.
APACHE JUNCTION — A Pinal County man is facing manslaughter charges in connection with the death of a bicyclist in Apache Junction.
WASHINGTON – Police officers gave hours of emotional testimony Tuesday about being on the front lines at the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, while separate groups of GOP lawmakers attacked the hearings as a sham and defended the rioters as “political prisoners.”
FLORENCE — A Gold Canyon man said half of his subdivision is in state Legislative District 16 and the rest is in District 8. Nick Myers of San Tan Valley said he lives in “the gerrymandering portion of LD 12,” where he’s surrounded on three sides by District 8.
SIGNAL PEAK — Central Arizona College announced this week that it is providing free tuition to Pinal County residents for the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters. The decision was made possible by federal American Rescue Plan Act funding the school received earlier this year.
PHOENIX (AP) — The American Dental Association says it’s no longer backing six-term U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, who worked previously as a dentist.
CASA GRANDE — When Pinal Partnership President Anthony Smith listed proposed development in the county, Casa Grande City Councilman Dick Powell wanted to know: Do they have water?
Rep. Paul Gosar has introduced a bill that would require states to ensure all voting machines leave a paper trail that can be double checked.
FLORENCE — A judge has denied one request to suppress evidence in a case involving the death of an Apache Junction couple in 2016.
FLORENCE — The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission will meet to obtain public input from 5-7 p.m. July 23 at the Second Pinal County Courthouse, 135 N. Pinal St.
Rep. Paul Gosar has doubled down on his fierce criticism of the police response to the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, calling for an investigation into the death of a protestor shot by a Capitol police officer.
PHOENIX — Fire restrictions that closed state land to recreation are lifted effective at 8 a.m. on Friday. However, state land in Pinal County will remain under Stage II fire restrictions, according to a press release from the Arizona State Land Department and Department of Forestry and Fire…
FLORENCE — Although Pinal County has cut its primary property tax rate by six cents, increases in assessed value mean the typical taxpayer will still see a small increase of less than half of 1%, the Board of Supervisors was told Wednesday.
PHOENIX – They have come full circle. After a journey defined by both heartache and triumph, Monty Williams and Chris Paul have teamed up to lead the Phoenix Suns to their first NBA Finals since 1993.
FLORENCE — There is more future demand for water in Pinal County than can be satisfied by existing resources, officials say. And that demand will not be met by excessive pumping of groundwater.
APACHE JUNCTION — A wildfire has closed a 14-mile stretch of State Route 88 west of Roosevelt Lake, severing an entry route for popular recreation areas east of Apache Junction.
SUPERIOR -- Motorists on US 60 between Miami and Superior will encounter lane closures and delays Tuesday, June 29, for the Pinto Creek Bridge replacement project.
GOLD CANYON — According to Arizona Chamber of Commerce CEO Danny Seiden, the only thing hotter than Arizona’s temperature is its economy.
The Biden Administration has now argued in court that the 2400-acre land exchange to make possible a massive copper mine near Superior should go forward despite objections lodged by members of the San Carlos Apache tribe.
FLORENCE — Six residents urged the Pinal County Board of Supervisors Wednesday to promote from within instead of doing an outside search for a new elections director.
COOLIDGE — After an initial schedule raised concerns about representation, Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission released a second draft Tuesday of potential public hearings that includes every county and is geared significantly more toward regional representation.
FLORENCE — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors expressed its support for hiring an elections director with superlative qualifications and experience, including planning, organizing and executing a major election in either a leadership or consulting role.
SIGNAL PEAK — Central Arizona College recognized the May 2021 graduating class and celebrated their success during a virtual graduation ceremony on May 14.
COOLIDGE — Pinal County is the third most populous county in Arizona and continues to see growth, but at least one advocacy group, Rural Arizona Engagement, is sounding the alarm about representation in the state’s redistricting process.
FLORENCE — The attorney for a man accused of being involved with the 2016 death of an Apache Junction couple is trying to get some of the evidence against his client excluded from the case.
FLORENCE — After trimming Pinal County’s primary property tax rate by four cents in each of the last few budget years, county officials have approved a bigger slice to give back $1.7 million to taxpayers.
TEMPE — Disturbing news came out of Mexico City over the past few weeks. In some places the megalopolis is sinking as much as a foot and a half annually. Some areas could sink as far as 65 feet in the next 150 years.
APACHE JUNCTION — Police may have a lead in a nearly 30-year-old Pinal County cold case after teaming up with an organization that uses DNA genealogy databases to help police look for possible relatives of unknown victims of crime.
CASA GRANDE — Vista Grande had a softball season for the ages, and in appropriate fashion, two of its players take home PinalCentral’s top all-county honors.
CASA GRANDE — Two Pinal County baseball teams were a cut above the rest all season, and those teams also produced the county’s top two players.
Rep. Paul Gosar’s outspoken support for the rioters who briefly occupied the U.S. capitol building in a recent congressional hearing has reignited calls by some Democrats for a censure resolution.
FLORENCE — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to submit a request for and accept almost $90 million through the federal American Rescue Plan.
SAN TAN VALLEY — The Arizona Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration, has begun construction of the Interim Phase II section of State Route 24, also referred to as Gateway Freeway.
GOODYEAR — It will be a busy Saturday for several Pinal County baseball players who were selected to participate in the Arizona Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Games at Goodyear Ballpark.
CASA GRANDE — Area Head Start provider Pinal Gila Community Child Services Inc. is one of several agencies statewide to receive a share of $4.4 million in federal coronavirus relief funding.
FLORENCE — More employees are staying longer with Pinal County than they were just a few years ago, but county staff continue to look at ways to reduce turnover.
FLORENCE — Pinal County’s new two-story Development Services building, replacing the old “Building F” that was once a jail, opened with a ribbon cutting on May19.
FLORENCE — Pinal County is on track to have a new annual budget that fulfills all department requests for new spending and personnel while trimming the primary property tax rate by six cents.
GOLD CANYON — A Gold Canyon man is facing arrest after allegedly entering a neighbor’s home and trying to help himself to a beer.
FLORENCE — Local and state law enforcement agencies are having to retire some of their drug-sniffing dogs early because of the state’s new marijuana law.
The state playoff brackets for baseball and softball were released late Thursday morning. With a quick turnaround ahead, Pinal County teams at least know who and where they are playing.
PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey is cutting off what some say has been an easy — and unethical — source of money for police and prosecutors.