SAN TAN VALLEY — The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal auto-pedestrian accident in San Tan Valley Saturday evening.
PHOENIX (AP) -- A Republican state lawmaker who supported legislation enacted in late June to prohibit school districts from requiring the wearing of masks said she has asked government lawyers to determine when the prohibition takes effect.
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 — An innovations center in Superior and two infrastructure projects on tribal lands were included as part of a seven-bill appropriations minibus that passed in the House of Representatives on Thursday night.
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.
WASHINGTON – Police officers gave hours of emotional testimony Tuesday about being on the front lines at the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, while separate groups of GOP lawmakers attacked the hearings as a sham and defended the rioters as “political prisoners.”
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.
FLORENCE — Taxpayers in Florence Unified School District will pay a $2 million special assessment for bus drop-off areas and fire lanes at Florence High School and Walker Butte K-8 School in San Tan Valley.
FLORENCE — A Florence man has been indicted by a Pinal County grand jury on 12 counts of sexual conduct with a minor under the age of 15 and one count of indecent exposure.
PHOENIX (AP) — The American Dental Association says it’s no longer backing six-term U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, who worked previously as a dentist.
COOLIDGE — While the school year didn't officially begin for some affiliated districts until later, the Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology started in-person classes this week.
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?
SAN TAN VALLEY — In another week or two, a long-awaited amenity lacking in this community of 120,000 people will finally open its doors.
Rep. Paul Gosar has introduced a bill that would require states to ensure all voting machines leave a paper trail that can be double checked.
SAN TAN VALLEY — A partnership between Florence Unified School District and a nonprofit curriculum organization will be monitored and evaluated by Johns Hopkins University.
SAN TAN VALLEY — A San Tan Valley man is facing charges after allegedly slashing the tires of two vehicles and stabbing the front door and garage door of a San Tan Valley home.
SAN TAN VALLEY — The J.O. Combs Unified School District has selected three new administrators for the upcoming school year, including one who taught in Casa Grande.
COOLIDGE — All students enrolled at Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology will receive lifesaving CPR certification training as part of CAVIT’s 2021-22 curriculum.
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.
Rep. Paul Gosar has doubled down on his fierce criticism of the police response to the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, calling for an investigation into the death of a protestor shot by a Capitol police officer.
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…
COOLIDGE — As Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology nearly doubles its program offerings for the upcoming year, new and returning staff were welcomed back with a breakfast orientation July 7 at Tag’s Cafe.
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.
SAN TAN VALLEY — Residents here spend $900 million each year in other places, primarily Maricopa County where 80% of them work, Pinal County Supervisor Mike Goodman, R-San Tan Valley, told an audience of about 30 people with more watching online.
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.
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 — Six residents urged the Pinal County Board of Supervisors Wednesday to promote from within instead of doing an outside search for a new elections director.
SIGNAL PEAK — With each round of pandemic relief grant funding, schools such as Central Arizona College were able to offer assistance to an increasing portion of their student body. Even as the pandemic wanes, CAC students will be able to take advantage of federal CARES Act support in a vari…
SAN TAN VALLEY — A man is facing domestic violence charges after he allegedly punched a hole in a keyboard, threw a wrench at a car windshield and refused to let a woman and a child leave.
COOLIDGE — After an initial schedule raised concerns about representation, Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission released a second draft Tuesday of potential public hearings that includes every county and is geared significantly more toward regional representation.
FLORENCE — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors expressed its support for hiring an elections director with superlative qualifications and experience, including planning, organizing and executing a major election in either a leadership or consulting role.
FLORENCE — The southbound lane is finished in a project to rebuild a portion of Hunt Highway, but the southbound detour will continue until around the end of the month, officials said.
COOLIDGE — Pinal County is the third most populous county in Arizona and continues to see growth, but at least one advocacy group, Rural Arizona Engagement, is sounding the alarm about representation in the state’s redistricting process.
FLORENCE — The attorney for a man accused of being involved with the 2016 death of an Apache Junction couple is trying to get some of the evidence against his client excluded from the case.
FLORENCE — After trimming Pinal County’s primary property tax rate by four cents in each of the last few budget years, county officials have approved a bigger slice to give back $1.7 million to taxpayers.
TEMPE — Disturbing news came out of Mexico City over the past few weeks. In some places the megalopolis is sinking as much as a foot and a half annually. Some areas could sink as far as 65 feet in the next 150 years.
FLORENCE — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors on June 9 declared a local emergency for the Telegraph Fire burning in northeast Pinal County and requested state and federal disaster relief.
COOLIDGE -- The end of school, just before summer vacation, is a slow time for many students. To keep them engaged in the final weeks of class this year, CAVIT fire science instructor Bob DiPietro partnered with law enforcement instructor Sonny Hudson to set up a real-world emergency scenari…
SAN TAN VALLEY -- Following decades of service in public education, Karla Slovitksy, Director of Business Services, and Rich Dobson, Director of Support Services, have announced their retirement from the J.O. Combs Unified School District effective June 30.