FLORENCE — Early voting in Pinal County is more than double what it was four years ago, with 11,515 ballots cast in the first week. In 2016 the number was 4,955.
ORACLE — Tropical forests may be more resilient to predicted temperature increases under global climate change than previously thought, a study published in the journal Nature Plants suggests.
ORACLE — An Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper had to take evasive maneuvers after a Phoenix man allegedly almost struck his patrol vehicle.
The top prosecutors in Maricopa and Pinal counties want lawmakers to provide body-worn cameras for all Arizona police officers in the field.
FLORENCE — Pinal County Recorder Virginia Ross and Elections Director Michele Forney are encouraging voters who have questions about the election to call their offices.
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SADDLEBROOKE — A female mountain lion was spotted with two offspring in yards in and around the Saddlebrooke area of southern Pinal County.
CASA GRANDE — The Arizona Supreme Court announced Wednesday that it will review an Arizona Court of Appeals decision involving the Pinal Regional Transportation Authority tax.
FLORENCE — Pinal County is asking state utility regulators to immediately provide interim solutions that will allow development to proceed around the Pecan and Section 11 facilities, which are both Johnson Utilities wastewater plants in San Tan Valley.
FLORENCE — Pinal County will receive a $300,000 federal grant through the “Arizona Vote Safe Program” to help combat the pandemic for the 2020 election cycle, following the Board of Supervisors’ approval of an agreement with the state Wednesday.
FLORENCE — An August testing blitz for COVID-19 in Pinal County correctional facilities could result in a spike in new cases, which would hold the county back as it works to reopen schools and businesses, officials said.
FLORENCE — Pinal County officials believe they’re at least $14 million — and maybe as much as $54 million — short of U.S. CARES Act funds they should have received from the state for COVID-19 relief.
CASA GRANDE — With a record-breaking hot summer, there are several hydration stations across Pinal County offering water and heat refuge to those who need it.
PHOENIX — Pinal County met the recommended benchmarks for both in-person school learning and reopening some businesses, state health officials announced Thursday morning.
CASA GRANDE — Pinal County taxpayers hoping for better roads through the Pinal Regional Transportation Authority sales tax will have to wait.
ELOY — Earlier this month the U.S. Census Bureau announced that the final day to responded to the 2020 census was moved up to Sept. 30, one month earlier than previously announced.
FLORENCE — Hundreds of Pinal County residents received the wrong early ballot, and up to 15 Kearny-area voters received the wrong ballot at the polls, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors was told.
FLORENCE — Pinal County’s primary property tax rate has been cut by four cents in each of the last three years and is down almost 25 cents in 10 years, but it is still high compared to other counties, the Board of Supervisors was told Friday morning.
FLORENCE — More than 2,600 people have expressed an interest in joining Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb’s new “citizens posse,” he told the Board of Supervisors on Wednesday.
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FLORENCE — Sixty-four businesses in unincorporated Pinal County received checks totaling $529,071 to help cover their losses related to the pandemic and the state’s recent stay-at-home order, and the Pinal County Board of Supervisors expressed an interest in extending and possibly expanding …
FLORENCE — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors wants to hear more details and clarification regarding Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb’s new “citizens posse” at a future meeting.
FLORENCE — In the district's only competitive primary, Joanna Mendoza topped Linda Patterson to represent the Democrats in the Legislative District 11 Senate race.
FLORENCE — Tiffany Shedd and Tom O’Halleran will be facing off in November for Arizona’s 1st Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
FLORENCE — The hotly contested race for Pinal County assessor was not close on election night, with incumbent Doug Wolf winning by 7,243 votes by about 10 p.m.
ORACLE — After tours were halted due to COVID-19, visitors will once again have the opportunity to visit Biosphere 2 — from the safety of their personal vehicles.
CASA GRANDE — Pinal County ranks at the top of a list of places where home values have risen the most in the state, according to a recent study.
FLORENCE — Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb is forming a new “citizens posse” that he might eventually call on to help in a major emergency.
CASA GRANDE — Like many colleges and universities throughout the state and nation, Central Arizona College will be starting classes and services online this fall while its campuses remain closed during the coronavirus pandemic.
Voters worried about visiting their polling place next week during a pandemic need never go inside. The Pinal County Elections Department will offer “curbside voting” for those who want it, Director Michele Forney said.
PHOENIX — A Pinal County lawmaker is claiming that a new study he commissioned shows that there is no correlation between the rising number of people being infected with COVID-19 and the number who wind up in the hospital.
SAN MANUEL — Two stolen surveillance cameras helped Pinal County Sheriff’s deputies identify and locate suspects in their theft from a mine in San Manuel.
SAN TAN VALLEY — The son of Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb is under investigation for a crash that severely injured a bicyclist this week.
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.
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.
PHOENIX — A federal appeals court has ruled the Trump administration illegally diverted $2.5 billion in military construction funds to finance the border wall through Arizona, California and New Mexico.
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.