FLORENCE — San Tan Heights K-8 and Florence Unified School District are partnering with the nonprofit Great Minds to further the district’s goal of high-quality curriculum and instruction for …
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.
WASHINGTON – Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar has tried to distance himself from reports he was backing a caucus that would defend “Anglo-Saxon political traditions,” but political analysts say the flap is unlikely to harm the conservative Republican’s re-election prospects.
FLORENCE — Students as well as teachers can benefit from Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), and a team of professionals is already at work to promote it throughout Florence Unified School District, the school board was told April 13.
SAN TAN VALLEY — Pinal County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a man on suspicion of first-degree murder after a friend found a San Tan Valley woman dead in her home Wednesday morning.
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.
MESA – A project to add five miles of travel lanes to the Phoenix area’s newest freeway is advancing near the Pinal County line with some of State Route 24’s concrete pavement already in place.
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…
FLORENCE — Students, employees and community members in Florence Unified School District contributed more than $4,200 in loose change to buy board games for area children’s hospitals.
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.
FLORENCE — EPCOR spokesmen said customer satisfaction is markedly higher since their company took over operation of the former Johnson Utilities, but Town Council members complained of continuing odors and an upcoming rate increase.
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.
FLORENCE — Pinal County Veterans Memorial Foundation will host its 10th annual golf tournament May 22 at Poston Butte Golf Club, 6100 W. Merrill Ranch Parkway, in Florence.
CASA GRANDE — A long-feared Colorado River water reduction for Pinal County farmers is close to becoming a reality.
SAN TAN VALLEY — A San Tan Valley man called police after a Mesa man he had a confrontation with while working allegedly showed up at his house with a gun.
FLORENCE -- The Pinal County Health Department reports that more than 132,000 doses of the COVID vaccine have been administered so far.
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.
COOLIDGE — When he was elected last year, T.J. Shope became only the second state senator from Coolidge. Having represented the district as a member of the House of Representatives since 2013, Shope said despite the “light-years’ difference” between the two offices, he was committed to help …
TUCSON — The Arizona Court of Appeals in Tucson has upheld the attempted second-degree murder conviction and sentencing of a San Tan Valley man who shot a pedestrian who was crossing a street to go home after a party.
FLORENCE — Another man has been arrested by Pinal County Sheriff’s Office detectives on suspicion of luring a minor for sex.
FLORENCE — To better serve high-achieving students in the elementary grades, Florence Unified School District is creating a gifted magnet school at Circle Cross Ranch K-8 in San Tan Valley.
FLORENCE — Cody Hooper, a student at Ellsworth Elementary School in the J.O. Combs School District, has won the 58th annual Pinal County Spelling Bee.
FLORENCE -- More than 100,000 vaccine doses have been administered in Pinal County, the county's top health official says.
FLORENCE — The family of a Florence woman who allegedly was hit and killed by a utility company employee three years ago may have to wait even longer for his trial to begin as the court system works to keep court employees, defendants and the public safe from the coronavirus.
FLORENCE — Florence Unified School District’s new school-year calendar has been changed to make fall and winter breaks begin one week later, and to close the district for the week before Christmas. The school board approved the changes at its March 9 meeting.
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 — Automation in the decades ahead will eliminate many low-skill jobs, but Pinal County should look forward to the opportunity, according to the professor leading a planning study of the Pinal County tech corridor.
SAN TAN VALLEY — Pinal County deputies arrested three people in connection with a series of vehicle burglaries in San Tan Valley following a chase.
FLORENCE — Pinal County’s primary property tax rate, which has been steadily lowered by four cents in each of the last three years, could be headed downward again as the Board of Supervisors begins debating the new year’s budget.
COOLIDGE — Three finalists for the 2021 Impact Award from the Power of 100 Women, Pinal County, were selected in a random drawing Sunday from six nominations.
SAN TAN VALLEY — A San Tan Valley woman who allegedly fought with her boyfriend and attempted to drive while intoxicated with a child in the car is facing charges.
FLORENCE — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors went on record opposing the move of the Social Security office in Apache Junction to Gilbert.
COOLIDGE — In lieu of its usual enrollment push, the Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology held a virtual event on Feb. 26 in order to attract interested students for the program next year. Despite initial concerns, Superintendent Mike Glover said the event was a success.