FLORENCE — Building bridges is important for both local infrastructure and political relationships. Such was the takeaway from the first in-person Pinal Partnership breakfast in over a year, f…
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 is seeking a new Superior Court judge after announcing the retirement of presiding Superior Court Judge Stephen McCarville on Monday.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court will hear a defamation case stemming from a state senator’s attack advertisements during a failed congressional run in 2018.
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.
SACATON — The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for early morning lane restrictions on westbound Interstate 10 between the Sacaton Rest Area and Casa Blanca Road Thursday.
PHOENIX — The FBI has arrested a man in connection with two bank robberies in Casa Grande and about nine others in the Phoenix area over the last month.
CHANDLER (AP) — A Queen Creek man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a man who was with his former girlfriend at a Gila River Indian Community casino near Chandler last week, according to authorities.
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.
COOLIDGE — While the San Carlos Irrigation and Drainage District has been telling farmers for months now to plan for drought conditions, recent water shortages in San Carlos Lake have nevertheless reached unprecedented low levels.
SACATON — A Texas man is facing charges after he allegedly told Gila River Police that he was from the Islamic State group and was going to blow up a gas station.
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.
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.
COOLIDGE — The Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology, like all schools in the area, is currently transitioning out of the pandemic and back to full-time, in-person learning. But CAVIT is also planning for a broader adjustment to account for regional learning needs, including new cou…
SACATON — A fatal crash involving a motorcycle on Interstate 10 near Sacaton Saturday morning closed the freeway in both directions for several hours and caused traffic backup for most of the day, authorities said.
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.
CASA GRANDE — A long-feared Colorado River water reduction for Pinal County farmers is close to becoming a reality.
GLENDALE – It might have been the optics, but whenever professional bull riders Keyshawn Whitehorse and Cody Jesus entered the ring, the crowd seemed louder, more engaged. In fact, Gila River Arena appeared to shake at the sound of their names as they competed in the Professional Bull Riding…
FLORENCE -- The Pinal County Health Department reports that more than 132,000 doses of the COVID vaccine have been administered so far.
WASHINGTON — Tribes in Arizona will get another $88 million in housing grants — the most of any state — from the $450 million in tribal housing assistance released Thursday by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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.
WASHINGTON – Arizona tribal officials told a Senate committee Wednesday that the federal government can help address a crisis with water infrastructure on their lands through more funding, and less meddling.
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.
PHOENIX — A Casa Grande man has been sentenced to nine years in a federal prison after pleading guilty to assaulting two women.
FLORENCE — Another man has been arrested by Pinal County Sheriff’s Office detectives on suspicion of luring a minor for sex.
FLORENCE -- More than 100,000 vaccine doses have been administered in Pinal County, the county's top health official says.
CASA GRANDE — Pinal County will receive more than $90 million from the pandemic aid package, while cities like Casa Grande and Maricopa will get additional direct payments of nearly $10 million.
FLORENCE — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors is planning a letter in support of the long-planned Resolution Copper mine near Superior, following a setback in the mine’s environmental approval.
FLORENCE — Pinal County will receive an initial shipment of 3,500 doses of the new Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, the Board of Supervisors was told Wednesday.
BLACKWATER — Arizona Sens. Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema jointly introduced legislation that would put the historic Blackwater Trading Post along State Route 87 under Gila River Indian Community control.
Payson’s 20-year struggle to secure a “forever” water supply stored in the C.C. Cragin Reservoir looks more and more like a stroke of genius as the state’s 20-year mega-drought continues and the reservoirs on the Colorado River dwindle.