ORACLE (AP) — In the cool shade of solar panels, a lush plot of herbs and vegetables hints at one possible future for farming in the desert.
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.
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.
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.
CASA GRANDE — Congress is still working on plans to help businesses and citizens who have been impacted by COVID-19, U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran said in a phone interview last week.
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 — 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.
CASA GRANDE — The state’s response to COVID-19, special legislative sessions, per-diem rates for legislators and term limits were the main topics of discussion at Tuesday night’s Pinal County Republican Committee debate between incumbent Rep. David Cook and challenger Neal Carter.