APACHE JUNCTION — A brutal heat wave that has been baking central Arizona this week is forecast to ramp up in intensity in the coming days, causing many locations already sweltering to experie…
SAN TAN VALLEY — The son of Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb is under investigation for a crash that severely injured a bicyclist this week.
SAN TAN VALLEY — David Malton is running for a seat on the Pinal County Board of Supervisors, but his eligibility for the office is an open question.
PHOENIX — Some lawmakers representing Pinal County districts say it’s time to revisit Arizona laws that give the governor broad powers in cases of emergency.
PHOENIX — New pressure is building on Gov. Doug Ducey to reverse his defense of having monuments to the Confederacy on state-owned property.
FLORENCE — The challenges of being part of a global pandemic haven’t stalled progress in Pinal County, Board of Supervisors Chairman Anthony Smith, R-Maricopa, said Wednesday.
FLORENCE — Despite receiving comments in favor of face masks that outnumbered opponents more than 3-to-1, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors declined to mandate masks at last week’s meeting.
APACHE JUNCTION — Kathy Peltier of HiWay Baptist Church made a significant donation to children in Apache Junction by way of the Police Department.
CASA GRANDE — Following his announcement that he had tested positive for COVID-19, the whereabouts of Sheriff Mark Lamb or who else might have been exposed to the virus through his public appearances has been unclear.
FLORENCE — Residents in unincorporated Pinal County will be "highly encouraged" to wear face coverings in public to slow the spread of COVID-19 in a resolution pending before the Pinal County Board of Supervisors.
COOLIDGE — Some cities are firm on their stance about enforcing face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic, while others are still exploring the issue, according to the Pinal Partnership's virtual mayors' update on Friday.
GLENDALE (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s decision to let local governments mandate face masks in public to slow the spread of the coronavirus amid a surge is leading to a patchwork of requirements around the state — the very thing Ducey wanted to avoid.
FLORENCE — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors approved agreements with two state universities Wednesday related to the future Arizona Technology Corridor through Pinal County.
FLORENCE — Pinal County will fund several nonprofit agencies for a total of $660,000 to relieve homelessness in the new fiscal year as part of a tentative annual budget the Board of Supervisors approved Wednesday.
GOLD CANYON — As a Minneapolis man who died in police custody was being laid to rest in his hometown of Houston Tuesday, area residents gathered to denounce what they consider to be a symbol of racism in northern Pinal County.
APACHE JUNCTION — A lightning-caused wildfire burning in the Superstition Mountains, which at one time threatened a Pinal County community, is now 81% contained, fire officials said Monday.
CASA GRANDE — Republican candidates for Pinal County supervisor in northern Pinal County sparred over economic development and their Second Amendment bonafides in an online candidate forum.
ELEVEN MILE CORNER — After an area resident offered discounted rabies vaccinations to people on social media earlier this week, Pinal County Animal Care and Control issued a statement urging people to seek the shots only from a licensed veterinarian.
FLORENCE — In a controversial move that some residents pleaded for and others opposed, Pinal County will open, improve and declare as county highways two roads in Apache Junction to provide a second way out for about 400 homes just beyond the city limits.
QUEEN VALLEY — Containment efforts of a wildfire burning near a northern Pinal County community have prevented the need for evacuations, officials said Thursday morning.
FLORENCE — Beginning Monday, businesses in unincorporated Pinal County may apply for up to $15,000 to help cover their expenses during the state’s stay-home order.
QUEEN VALLEY — Firefighters made progress containing the southern and eastern portions of a large wildfire threatening a northern Pinal County community.
CASA GRANDE — A curfew that aims to prevent looting went into effect Sunday across the state, and by Monday morning, area law enforcement agencies in Pinal County were reporting no problems related to the restrictions.
FLORENCE — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors expressed a desire to continue a strategic goal of cutting the primary property tax rate another four cents in the new budget year to $3.75 per $100 of net assessed value.
PHOENIX — After holding a Zoom meeting of its executive board Thursday afternoon, the Arizona Interscholastic Association released guidelines for a return to high school sports.
SIGNAL PEAK — From skunks nesting near the Pence Center ticket office to hawks soaring overhead and snakes slithering into empty dorms, area wildlife seem to appreciate the quiet of Central Arizona College’s nearly empty campuses.
CASA GRANDE — Rick Gibson had a new master’s degree in plant protection from the University of Arizona when, in 1981, he accepted a position as a horticultural agent for the University of Arizona’s Cooperative Extension program in Pinal County.
CASA GRANDE — A candidate for Pinal County assessor is showing he can let his hair down. Mike Cruz is one of several Casa Grande Elementary School District employees who participated in a district lip sync video contest over the last few weeks.
APACHE JUNCTION — A woman is mourning the loss of her little dog Gilbert after he was snatched by a raptor last month at a pet sitter’s home. The incident is a rarity in the area, and it left his owner and some others in the community shaken.
APACHE JUNCTION — A 40-year-old Apache Junction man was arrested for placing his son in a choke hold after he believed his son and his wife had exchanged bodies, police said.
PHOENIX -- House Republicans thwarted a bid by Democrats Tuesday to shut down regular legislative business and focus only on issues related to COVID-19.
APACHE JUNCTION -- Much of the Tonto National Forest’s developed recreation sites are back open for use after being closed because of COVID-19.
FLORENCE — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors met Friday morning and ordered litigation seeking federal funds from the governor that are needed to combat the COVID-19 global health emergency.
GOLD CANYON — A 50-year-old Mesa man is scheduled to appear in court next month on charges he struck a pedestrian in Pinal County with his vehicle and then fled the scene.
CASA GRANDE — Child development experts say the earlier the better when it comes to identifying children with developmental delays, but social distancing in the wake of COVID-19 has made early identification difficult in some cases.