WASHINGTON – Republican senators tried to pin down Rep. Deb Haaland at a hearing Tuesday on her nomination to be the next Interior secretary, pushing her on fossil fuels and the job losses the…
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's super-low $240 maximum weekly unemployment benefit would increase to $320 by mid-summer and employers would have a small increase in their premiums under a new proposal unveiled Tuesday by Republican Senate President Karen Fann.
FLORENCE — Vaccine shipments destined for Pinal County last week have been recalled by the maker because of possible contamination due to delays caused by severe winter weather, health officials say.
FLORENCE — Pinal County has seen 55,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered, Interim County Manager Leo Lew told the Board of Supervisors Wednesday. He noted this is 10,000 more than the county’s number of confirmed cases.
SUPERIOR — Motorists on U.S. 60 between Miami and Superior will encounter intermittent lane restrictions and delays starting Wednesday for the Pinto Creek Bridge replacement project.
PHOENIX — State lawmakers are moving to ensure that all eggs sold in Arizona come from cage-free hens, despite an area legislator saying the legislation appeases a “terrorist organization.”
SUPERIOR — A federal judge has rejected a request from a group of Apaches to keep the U.S. Forest Service from transferring a parcel of land in Pinal County to a copper mining company.
SAN CARLOS — As COVID-19 spread in the San Carlos Apache Tribe, the Apache Gold Hotel was closed so it could serve as a shelter for tribal members in quarantine, sometimes as many as 400.
PHOENIX — County Attorney Kent Volkmer says there have been a couple of instances in which individuals charged with dangerous crimes in Pinal County were released into the community because they were deemed mentally incompetent.
Brief history of community — The Apaches are descendants of the Athabascan family who migrated to the Southwest in the 10th century. Over time, many bands of Apache were relocated to the San Carlos reservation from their traditional homelands, which once extended through Arizona and New Mexi…
PHOENIX — Members of the group Apache Stronghold told a federal district judge, in sometimes tearful testimony Feb. 3, that a proposed Pinal County copper mine at Oak Flat would destroy a “holy place” for Native Americans and needs to be stopped.
PHOENIX — The Arizona House of Representatives Thursday passed a bill harnessing smart water management to drive economic development and housing availability in Pinal County.
CASA GRANDE — By taking the job fair experience and transforming it into a mobile application, Achieve Pinal hopes to make it easier for job seekers to find the perfect gig.
PHOENIX — Apache tribal members made emotional pleas Wednesday in federal court to try to prevent what could become the largest copper mine operation in the U.S.
PHOENIX — COVID-19 infections in Arizona appeared to be leveling off last week when officials confirmed that a variant of the virus, first found in the United Kingdom, had been found in Pinal and Maricopa counties.
WINKELMAN (AP) — Some Arizona educators are hoping the arrival of COVID-19 vaccinations marks the beginning of the end for the pandemic.
FLORENCE — It’s exciting to see Pinal County transition from an economy reliant on new homes to one based on manufacturing 21st-century products, Board of Supervisors Chairman Steve Miller said at Friday’s Pinal Partnership meeting.
SUPERIOR – Two lost hikers spent a cold night on Picketpost Mountain near Superior before they were picked up by members of the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office’s Search and Rescue Posse.
FLORENCE — Pharmacies at Fry's and Safeway grocery stores in Pinal County will soon be administering COVID-19 vaccinations to the general public, health officials said.
CASA GRANDE — A Pinal County Superior Court judge who was pulled over on New Year’s Eve by a Casa Grande Police officer is seeking treatment for high blood pressure.
SIGNAL PEAK — Evelyn Casuga and Jerry Walker were sworn in as the newest members of the Central Arizona College Governing Board on Tuesday. Casuga was immediately elected to become vice president and David Odiorne president, taking over from board member Dan Miller.
SUPERIOR — Resolution Copper has completed a $75 million restoration and reclamation project of 475 acres impacted by close to a century of the old Magma Mine’s operations.
TUCSON -- When Sirena Rana is out hiking the more than 800 miles of the Arizona National Scenic Trail, some of the portions that run through Pinal County are among her favorites.
FLORENCE — If the federal government makes any further CARES Act payments to local governments for expenses related to COVID-19, Pinal County is asking for fairness.
FLORENCE — Just about everyone wants the new COVID-19 vaccine, or at least that’s how it looks in Pinal County. Public Health staff had received over 4,000 calls in the last couple of days, Director Tascha Spears said.
FLORENCE – A Superior woman who pled guilty to second-degree murder and child abuse in the death of her two children has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
FLORENCE — Health officials say that educators, public safety workers and those 75 and older should be able to get inoculated against COVID-19 at Pinal County pharmacies in a little more than a week.
FLORENCE — Pinal County Assessor Douglas Wolf has announced that qualified widows, widowers and those 100% disabled can now apply for a property tax exemption for 2021.
SIGNAL PEAK — Central Arizona College has announced the following students graduated in December. The listing is organized alphabetically by campus and includes the certificate and/or degree the student received.
PHOENIX — Several Arizona Republican officials defended Wednesday’s violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, sought to blame political enemies for the pro-Trump mob’s criminal activity or spread conspiracy theories deflecting responsibility away from the president’s supporters.
FLORENCE — Kaye Persinger of Marion, Ohio, — who was known as Kaye Dickson when she ran for Pinal County Sheriff five years ago — said she’ll miss Reyes.
FLORENCE — Pinal County and its community partners are vaccinating people against COVID-19 as fast as they can, although shipments of vaccine are falling as sharply as infections are rising, the Board of Supervisors was told Wednesday.
WINKELMAN — It’s not always clear to drivers why crews need to stop traffic in a work zone, but there was no mistaking what was happening for nine days this month on State Route 77 in Winkelman.
COOLIDGE — Although Pinal County is feeling the loss of Canadian snowbirds this year — both residents and tourists — there is some room for optimism. While the pandemic suppressed the economy this year, could a snowbird “boom” be in order down the road?
FLORENCE — Three outgoing supervisors were given a dignified sendoff, including a video tribute, during the final meeting of the current Pinal County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday.
CASA GRANDE — Nothing was normal in 2020, and that includes high school volleyball. But Combs senior Kerstyn Hedrick wasn’t going to let challenges slow her down.
FLORENCE — A Pinal County judge is being urged to toss out the latest — and possibly the last — challenge to the results of the presidential race in Arizona and the awarding of the state’s 11 electoral college votes to Joe Biden.
SIGNAL PEAK — Although they were not able to attend in person, Central Arizona College broadcast a virtual send-off for graduates on Friday, celebrating those who successfully finished their programs in May, August or December despite the year’s unique challenges.