CASA GRANDE — Rick Gibson had a new master’s degree in plant protection from the University of Arizona when, in 1981, he accepted a position as a horticultural agent for the University of Ariz…
CASA GRANDE — A candidate for Pinal County assessor is showing he can let his hair down. Mike Cruz is one of several Casa Grande Elementary School District employees who participated in a district lip sync video contest over the last few weeks.
CASA GRANDE — An Eloy-native who once served in U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran’s office and more recently served on the Red Rock Elementary School District board has thrown her own cap into the political ring.
FLORENCE — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors met Friday morning and ordered litigation seeking federal funds from the governor that are needed to combat the COVID-19 global health emergency.
CASA GRANDE — Child development experts say the earlier the better when it comes to identifying children with developmental delays, but social distancing in the wake of COVID-19 has made early identification difficult in some cases.
MARICOPA — When Linda Patterson attended a couple of campaign events in Maricopa and Arizona City in mid-March, her mind was occupied with how many signatures she’d need to seal the deal on her run for state senator.
CASA GRANDE — Linda Patterson is hoping to bring her passion as a long-time educator to the Arizona Legislature to help bring back the state’s education system and improve health care, wages and affordable housing options.
FLORENCE — Pinal County’s new annual budget may or may not continue the Board of Supervisors' goal of steadily reducing the property tax rate by four cents each year.
FLORENCE — In 2017 Pinal County Juvenile Court Services decided it was time to look at racial and ethnic disparities to learn if there were more youths from one particular race or ethnic background being arrested than others, a press release from Juvenile Court Services said.
FLORENCE — With a population just under 500,000, Pinal County has been overlooked for federal funding for COVID-19 relief through the U.S. CARES Act.
FLORENCE — An election nomination petition filed by the only candidate challenging incumbent Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb has been invalidated by a Superior Court judge.
FLORENCE (AP) — Two Arizona sheriffs are refusing to enforce Gov. Doug Ducey’s stay-at-home order as the state continues to deal with the coronavirus.
FLORENCE — Strategies for better relationships among Pinal County’s military installations and their civilian neighbors are contained in a study and related documents adopted by the Pinal County Board of Supervisors last week.
ELOY — The driver of a semi tractor-trailer was able to walk away from a rollover on Interstate 10 Monday, troopers said.
FLORENCE — The primary election for Pinal County Board of Supervisors may depend on whether voters believe that both Democratic candidates live within the district.
FLORENCE — A Democratic mainstay in Arizona politics has announced that the upcoming re-election campaign for Pinal County supervisor will be his last.
FLORENCE — Pinal County’s economic development progress has continued apace through the pandemic, but the county can’t stay closed indefinitely without harm, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors was told.
FLORENCE — As citizens around the country hold demonstrations to reopen the economy, doing so too soon could backfire, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors was told.
PHOENIX — The state death total attributed to the coronavirus continues to rise, while the number of cases in Pinal County topped 300 for the first time Thursday, health officials reported.
FLORENCE — Nearly 20,000 Pinal County households received mail from the Pinal County Recorder’s Office last week to confirm the address on their voter registration is up-to-date.
PICACHO — Ruben Leos wants to bring the prosperity that cities like Casa Grande and Maricopa are enjoying to the rest of Pinal County. The Pinal native and retired captain with the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is running for the Democratic nomination for the District 1 Board of Supervisors …
FLORENCE — Pinal County experienced two more deaths over the weekend attributed to the coronavirus, health officials reported Monday morning.
PHOENIX — Arizona and Pinal County continue to see a steady addition to the number of daily confirmed cases of COVID-19, but so far they have not experienced any surges.
FLORENCE — Health officials reported Tuesday another death from COVID-19 in Pinal County, bringing the total to five in the county since the start of the outbreak.
PHOENIX — A new breakdown Sunday shows there are at least 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in each of the majority of ZIP codes in the state's two major metropolitan area.
PHOENIX — Work on widening Interstate 10 between Casa Grande and Chandler could begin as early as 2023, according to the state’s newest five-year highway construction plan.
FLORENCE — Pinal County’s Emergency Management and Public Health departments are working full time on keeping track of coronavirus cases and parceling out supplies from the shipment of medical equipment the county got from the federal stockpile.
FLORENCE — The company that produced the “Live PD” television show will return to Pinal County to tape sheriff’s officers on the job for another year, according to an agreement approved 4-1 Wednesday by the Pinal County Board of Supervisors.
FLORENCE — While the county has information on where the various cases of COVID-19 are located, it isn’t releasing that information for a variety of reasons, said Dr. Shauna McIsaac, Pinal County public health director.
CASA GRANDE — About 20 Pinal County nonprofit organizations are vying for donations today in the annual one-day fundraising blitz Arizona Gives Day.
FLORENCE — Several Pinal County mayors and other officials are seeking a court order for the release of information that breaks down the county’s COVID-19 infections by ZIP code.
CASA GRANDE — Help is available to individuals as well as businesses during the coronavirus outbreak on making rent, mortgage and utility payments and access to the internet.
FLORENCE — In a special agreement with the Arizona Department of Corrections, the Pinal County Adult Detention Center has started to house prisoners headed for the state prison.
FLORENCE — On March 25, Jasmine Guillen, a Pinal County Sheriff’s Office detention aide, sent out an email explaining a new video process that defense attorneys and doctors must use to speak with inmates in the county jail due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.
PHOENIX — The Arizona Court of Appeals found the Pinal Regional Transportation Authority and Proposition 417 tax to be valid in a decision released Jan. 16, but that decision is now moving before the state Supreme Court.
FLORENCE — The Pinal County Public Health Department Tuesday confirmed six new cases of COVID-19 in the county over the last two days.
FLORENCE — Pinal County Board of Supervisors Chairman Anthony Smith, R-Maricopa, can give direct orders as needed to contain the spread of COVID-19 under a state of emergency the board declared.
FLORENCE — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting Friday to consider a declaration of emergency to give the county more authority and funding flexibility to contain COVID-19.