CASA GRANDE — The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sun Corridor will receive about $123,500 as a share of millions of dollars in funding slated to help organizations statewide provide summer prog…
ELOY — No major injuries were reported after a pickup driver hit a large highway sign, causing the sign to fall onto the vehicle Monday afternoon.
ARIZONA CITY — Believing that some students may choose not to return to the classroom, the Toltec School District Governing Board on Monday agreed to add two new online teachers to the payroll for the 2021-22 school year.
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.
COOLIDGE — As Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology moves forward with its goal to nearly double the class offerings for next school year, the school announced a series of new hires and staff positions at its latest board meeting.
PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey is cutting off what some say has been an easy — and unethical — source of money for police and prosecutors.
FLORENCE — Six Pinal County residents, most of them saying the county was already well on its way to meeting the goals of the proposed federal HR 1, spoke in defense of the legislation before the Pinal County Board of Supervisors Wednesday.
FLORENCE — Pinal County is seeking a new Superior Court judge after announcing the retirement of presiding Superior Court Judge Stephen McCarville on Monday.
COOLIDGE — When officials with the Central Arizona Project and Arizona Department of Water Resources announced near-guaranteed CAP water reductions last Thursday, they stressed that the state was prepared for the crisis.
COOLIDGE — Monday morning, Coolidge Public Transit announced it was resuming services to Central Arizona College’s Signal Peak Campus, effective immediately.
CASA GRANDE — The Casa Grande Union High School District board will meet Tuesday evening and discuss resuming outside group usage of district facilities and resuming in-state and out-of-state travel for students and employees.
FLORENCE — Pinal County Public Health Director Tascha Spears reports that significant percentages of Pinal adults have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
ELOY — The Rev. Marco Carrasco began his new assignment as pastor of St. Helen of the Cross Catholic Church in Eloy in February 2020, just weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic began.
TEMPE — Body camera footage from Arizona State University Police officers shows a Pinal County Sheriff’s deputy blurting out a racist word as he tried to convince officers not to arrest him for suspected drunken driving.
ELOY — The Pinal County assessor believes Arizona City is in a great location to benefit from new businesses in Eloy and Casa Grande.
PHOENIX — Oro Valley Republican state legislator and secretary of state candidate Mark Finchem is scheduled to appear on a popular far-right QAnon talk show in May.
FLORENCE — A fire chief says special services districts were slighted in the first round of federal COVID-19 funding, and he is asking the Pinal County Board of Supervisors to help remedy the matter.
FLORENCE — Citizens upset with pending legislation affecting how America conducts elections found sympathetic ears with the Pinal County Board of Supervisors.
CASA GRANDE – A blowing dust advisory and a red flag warning has been issued for parts of Pinal and Maricopa counties by the National Weather Service in Phoenix until 8 p.m.
SIGNAL PEAK — After stating last month that it planned to reopen campuses this spring, Central Arizona College confirmed that the college would reopen to the public on May 3, albeit with social distancing protocols still in place.
CASA GRANDE -- The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for overnight lane restrictions on eastbound Interstate 10 near Casa Grande starting Wednesday.
TEMPE — A Pinal County Sheriff’s deputy is under investigation after he allegedly tried to convince an Arizona State University Police officer to let him go after he was pulled over for suspected drunken driving.
ARIZONA CITY — Staff and students in the Toltec School District will continue wearing face masks on campus through the end of the school year, a letter from District superintendent Denise Rogers to parents said.
FLORENCE — A 30-day comment period has begun for Pinal County’s 2021 Five-Year Transportation Improvement and Maintenance Program, which runs through May 17. The Pinal County Board of Supervisors will consider approval of it on May 26.
PHOENIX — A liberal watchdog group is accusing Oro Valley Republican legislator and secretary of state hopeful Mark Finchem of violating Arizona campaign finance law by asking supporters to donate to his personal PayPal and Venmo accounts to pay off an unofficial election integrity hearing.
ARIZONA CITY — With a grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, the Arizona City Fire Department plans to purchase two defibrillators.
ELOY — Meeting in the Toltec Elementary School cafeteria, the Toltec School District Governing Board on Monday agreed to renew its medical insurance coverage with Kairos Health Arizona Inc.
FLORENCE — Pinal County has stopped providing the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine until further notice after federal and state health officials recommended a “pause” Tuesday.
COOLIDGE — The Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology, like all schools in the area, is currently transitioning out of the pandemic and back to full-time, in-person learning. But CAVIT is also planning for a broader adjustment to account for regional learning needs, including new cou…
CASA GRANDE — Throughout April, which is Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Month, and Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 18 to 24, advocates are working to raise awareness of issues that impact the lives of thousands of Pinal County residents.
FLORENCE — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors was asked to include $25,000 in its new fiscal year budget to pay rewards of up to $500 each for people who provide information leading to the successful prosecution of illegal dumpers.
FLORENCE — Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb has joined 275 sheriffs from 39 states in signing a letter to President Joe Biden this week asking the president to provide more security and stop a rush of migrants at the southern border of the United States.
CASA GRANDE — Arizona Gives Day was Tuesday and agencies from throughout Pinal County collected thousands of dollars from donors and supporters.
PHOENIX — Over the past year and into 2021, police agencies in Arizona have received $6.8 million in military equipment through the Law Enforcement Support Office of the Department of Defense, documents show.
PHOENIX -- On March 29 a bill that would give individuals with past felonies the opportunity to receive a “second chance” was sent to Gov. Doug Ducey. The bill passed through the Senate on March 25.
ARIZONA CITY — When construction on a new Habitat for Humanity project begins, Andrea Northup likes to be on-hand, working alongside volunteers.
CASA GRANDE — The results of a blood test for a Pinal County Superior Court judge who was pulled over on New Year’s Eve revealed that the level of alcohol in his blood was well below the legal limit and drugs were not present in his system.
CASA GRANDE — A long-feared Colorado River water reduction for Pinal County farmers is close to becoming a reality.
PHOENIX — A Senate panel voted 6-4 along party lines Wednesday to bar companies from refusing to serve customers who are not vaccinated.
FLORENCE -- The Pinal County Health Department reports that more than 132,000 doses of the COVID vaccine have been administered so far.
FLORENCE — Pinal County should receive nearly $45 million in approximately two months, its first payment in the recent COVID-19 stimulus package known as the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
FLORENCE — Trusting that a pending state law will give them more time to draw new Pinal County supervisor districts, county staff plans to present new boundaries to the Board of Supervisors in June 2022.
FLORENCE — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors approved sending a letter to President Joe Biden Wednesday expressing the board’s continued support of the Resolution Copper project and federal land exchange near Superior that makes it possible.