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 t…
FLORENCE — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors Wednesday declared a local emergency for the Telegraph Fire burning in northeast Pinal County and requested state and federal disaster relief.
PHOENIX -- Baseless claims of voter fraud made in a video last week by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell are the basis for a series of public records requests two Republican state legislators have filed with elections officials across Arizona.
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.
KEARNY — More than 300 people visited the town of Kearny Saturday and Sunday for the Gila River Music Festival.
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.
PHOENIX — The state’s top health official said Friday that statements by elected lawmakers doubting the need for and safety of the COVID-19 vaccine are hampering efforts to get more Arizonans inoculated.
PHOENIX — Arizona won’t be shutting down businesses that refuse to serve people who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 — at least not yet.
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.
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.
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 will receive more than $1.8 million in federal Community Development Block Grant funds for fiscal year 2021-22, including $130,000 each to the county’s four participating cites and towns of Eloy, Florence, Mammoth and Maricopa.
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.
FLORENCE — Pinal County Public Health Director Tascha Spears reports that significant percentages of Pinal adults have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
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.
TUCSON — Biosphere 2 in Pinal County is what made the University of Arizona an ideal partner with the French on an international research center, authorities said.
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.
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.
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.
ORO VALLEY — Music fans may enjoy hits from the 1950s through the ’90s at a free drive-in concert offered at Steam Pump Ranch from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 7.
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.
DUDLEYVILLE — With the Margo Fire 100% contained, Dudleyville residents are starting to tally up the damage and repair costs.
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.
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.
DUDLEYVILLE — The Margo fire burning near Dudleyville is now 100% contained, according to the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management. The 1,148 acre fire was completely contained by 5 p.m. on Monday. The fire has been placed in a monitor status and turned over to the Dudleyville…
KEARNY — With a diverse lineup of entertainment, more than a dozen food trucks and various artists and vendors on tap, the new Gila River Music Festival is set to run May 21 and 22 in Kearny.
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.
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.
PHOENIX — A Senate panel voted 6-4 along party lines Wednesday to bar companies from refusing to serve customers who are not vaccinated.
MAMMOTH — A 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder after a Mammoth man was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head.
FLORENCE -- The Pinal County Health Department reports that more than 132,000 doses of the COVID vaccine have been administered so far.
MAMMOTH — The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead for alternating lane closures and delays on State Route 77 in eastern Pinal County this week.
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.