PHOENIX — Arizona state Rep. Frank Pratt of Casa Grande died Tuesday after a long illness, state officials said.
FLORENCE — Pinal County officials are looking to add 35 communications towers to expand broadband to rural areas within the county.
PHOENIX — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed Lacey Gard to fill a seat on the Pinal County Superior Court recently vacated by the retirement of Judge Stephen McCarville.
CASA GRANDE — New maps released by the Independent Redistricting Commission show drastic changes to legislative and congressional boundaries within Pinal County, but all indications are it is too soon in the process to draw major conclusions.
PHOENIX — The Copper Corridor, along State Routes 77 and 177, is dotted with small and historic mining towns, some of which are stuck with abandoned or crumbling infrastructure but without money or room to expand or resolve such eyesores.
FLORENCE -- Pinal County Attorney Kent Volkmer and another county worker stood in a desert area littered with debris recently, assessing the problem of illegal dumping, when something surprising happened.
PHOENIX — U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran was late paying his Yavapai County property taxes 15 out of 16 years during a stretch that began in the mid-1990s and spanned his entire career in the Arizona Legislature.
ORACLE — Pinal County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two men for allegedly taking $16,000 worth of supplies and computer equipment from the Oracle School District in August.
PHOENIX — Newly released documents show that the Arizona “audit” has spent more than $400,000 to hire off-duty police officers to provide security for the ballot review that concluded last month at the state fairgrounds.
PHOENIX — Former Secretary of State Ken Bennett asked former Democratic Pinal County Supervisor Pete Rios to be his co-liaison on the controversial review of the 2020 election in Maricopa County.
PHOENIX — A Yuma Democratic lawmaker is asking a judge to toss a defamation lawsuit filed against her by two Republican legislators and a member of Congress.
FLORENCE — Gold Canyon residents spoke against an ordinance that slashes the required buffer between industrial and residential areas from one mile to 660 feet.
FLORENCE — Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb asked for raises for deputies and detention officers to help slow their departure to higher-paying agencies in the Valley.
TUCSON — In an unprecedented push to remove roadside garbage and debris, 42 Arizona Department of Transportation employees from Pinal and Pima counties were recently able to pick up 11,000 pounds of trash and bulk items along Interstate 10.
CASA GRANDE — Water concerns and highway expansion highlighted the issues raised by a panel of area leaders during a roundtable discussion Wednesday afternoon with U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz.
FLORENCE — Pinal County health officials have confirmed the first West Nile virus case of the 2021 mosquito season in a Pinal County resident.
CASA GRANDE — The future of Pinal County will include less water but more people, according to speakers at the most recent Pinal Partnership breakfast.
PHOENIX — The Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board is considering the possibility of revoking the certifications of Pinal County Sheriff’s Deputy Julian Navarrette, who was picked up for DUI by Arizona State University Police in December.
APACHE JUNCTION — State Sen. Kelly Townsend, R-Mesa, invited other elected officials Wednesday to sign a proclamation against the mandated use of face coverings, “reaffirming our commitment to the rights of our constituents here in Pinal County."
SAN MANUEL — A homeless man is facing charges after allegedly being involved in a fight more than two months ago that led to one man being treated for a stab wound.
CASA GRANDE — Although a possible census undercount has been evident ever since news broke that Arizona would not get a 10th Congressional District, Thursday’s official numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau were still surprising. Some cities in Pinal County, such as Casa Grande and Eloy, showe…
FLORENCE — Persistent questioning from a Pinal County supervisor about a federal grant contract prompted advice from the board chair to do better homework and not “ambush” county staff during a meeting.
FLORENCE — Four new solar energy plants are seeking major amendments to Pinal County’s Comprehensive Plan that would allow them to build and operate, the Board of Supervisors was told Wednesday.
CASA GRANDE — Pinal County health officials are finding more mosquitoes containing the West Nile virus and are asking residents to do their part to keep them from infecting humans.
ORACLE — The Turner G. Davis Art Exhibition at Triangle L Ranch’s Adobe Barn Gallery, 2805 N. Triangle L Ranch Road, is scheduled to run through Sept. 5.
FLORENCE — A grant application for $6.2 million for more COVID-19 testing in Pinal County was approved 3-2 by the public health board Wednesday.
FLORENCE — Pinal County Fleet Services employees recently helped sheriff’s deputies recover more than 64 pounds of heroin and 18 pounds of fentanyl pills concealed in a vehicle.
CASA GRANDE — Tucson resident and former Navy SEAL Eli Crane built a thriving company selling, in its own words, “the most Bad Ass bottle openers on the market” made out of bullets and frag grenades. Now, Crane is running for Arizona’s 1st Congressional District seat.
ELEVEN MILE CORNER — An alarming number of strays continue to pour into the county animal shelter, according to staff, who are increasingly feeling the stress.
CASA GRANDE — This week’s dry spell may come to an end in Pinal County Thursday as more monsoon storms are expected to roll in.
FLORENCE — A Gold Canyon man said half of his subdivision is in state Legislative District 16 and the rest is in District 8. Nick Myers of San Tan Valley said he lives in “the gerrymandering portion of LD 12,” where he’s surrounded on three sides by District 8.
SIGNAL PEAK — Central Arizona College announced this week that it is providing free tuition to Pinal County residents for the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters. The decision was made possible by federal American Rescue Plan Act funding the school received earlier this year.
CASA GRANDE — When Pinal Partnership President Anthony Smith listed proposed development in the county, Casa Grande City Councilman Dick Powell wanted to know: Do they have water?
ORO VALLEY — With an art piece entitled “Simulacrum,” Oro Valley teen Aiden Badruddoja is a winner in the 2021 Congressional Art Competition.
CATALINA — Flash flooding hit parts of Arizona hard Wednesday afternoon as monsoon rain inundated burn-scarred ground, leading to at least one heart-pounding rescue that was caught on camera near Tucson.
FLORENCE — The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission will meet to obtain public input from 5-7 p.m. July 23 at the Second Pinal County Courthouse, 135 N. Pinal St.
PHOENIX — Fire restrictions that closed state land to recreation are lifted effective at 8 a.m. on Friday. However, state land in Pinal County will remain under Stage II fire restrictions, according to a press release from the Arizona State Land Department and Department of Forestry and Fire…
FLORENCE — Although Pinal County has cut its primary property tax rate by six cents, increases in assessed value mean the typical taxpayer will still see a small increase of less than half of 1%, the Board of Supervisors was told Wednesday.
FLORENCE — There is more future demand for water in Pinal County than can be satisfied by existing resources, officials say. And that demand will not be met by excessive pumping of groundwater.
COOLIDGE — While many residents in Pinal County are eager to celebrate July Fourth in full this year after the pandemic, some believe that the weather is a hazard that must be contended with.
ORACLE -- Nestled among the trees, with views of the Galiuro and Santa Catalina Mountains, Camp Corral at the Triangle Y Ranch is a place where kids can be kids.
PHOENIX — With some verbal slaps at how Doug Ducey has handled the current emergency, Republican lawmakers voted Friday to ask Arizona voters to give them the right to quash future declarations.
GOLD CANYON — According to Arizona Chamber of Commerce CEO Danny Seiden, the only thing hotter than Arizona’s temperature is its economy.
FLORENCE — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors offered special thanks Wednesday to Team Rubicon, an international volunteer organization, for its help to residents recovering from the wildfire that devastated Dudleyville in eastern Pinal County.