WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated eight Arizona counties as primary natural disaster areas this week.
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.
WASHINGTON – Gila River Indian Community Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis told a House panel Thursday that an accurate Census count could be a “matter of life and death” for tribal communities.
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.
WASHINGTON – A federal judge has temporarily blocked a Census Bureau plan to end its counting a month earlier than planned, ruling in a suit joined last week by the Navajo Nation and Gila River Indian Community.
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.
SACATON — The FBI and Gila River Police Department are offering a reward for information involving a double homicide on the Gila River Indian Community.
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 — 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.
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 …
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.
WASHINGTON — A bill passed by the House Wednesday could expedite flood control measures along the Lower Santa Cruz River in Pinal County and in the city of Maricopa.
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.
CASA GRANDE — An updated draft of the fourth version of a state plan to help govern the use of groundwater in the western part of Pinal County has been released and a public hearing date has been set to discuss the plan.
SAN TAN VALLEY — The son of Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb is under investigation for a crash that severely injured a bicyclist this week.
COOLIDGE — The school year for students of the Coolidge Unified School District will start later than normal following a decision made by the Governing Board last week, and the governor on Monday.
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 — 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.
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.
CASA GRANDE — A curfew that aims to prevent looting went into effect Sunday across the state, and by Monday morning, area law enforcement agencies in Pinal County were reporting no problems related to the restrictions.
FLORENCE — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors expressed a desire to continue a strategic goal of cutting the primary property tax rate another four cents in the new budget year to $3.75 per $100 of net assessed value.
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.
CHANDLER – U.S. Senator Martha McSally, R-Ariz., and Interior Secretary David Bernhardt met with Gila River Indian Community leadership Friday and viewed their plans to safely reopen the Community.
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.
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.
SACATON — The Arizona Department of Transportation has announced that it will be installing traffic lights at three different intersections near Sacaton along State Route 87.
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 — 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.