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'With dignity and respect': Maricopa Family Advocacy Center opens its doors to victims

Wed, Apr 17, 2019

Pinal County

MARICOPA — What can often be one of the worst days in a person’s life had until Tuesday been prolonged even further due to a lack of facilities in Maricopa. But now, victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, child abuse and other family-related trauma now have a place designed for

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Tags: Arizona, Maricopa, Maricopa Family Advocacy Center

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Official: California water district lawsuit threatens drought plan

Wed, Apr 17, 2019

Pinal County

PHOENIX — Arizona's top water official said Wednesday that a lawsuit filed by California's Imperial Irrigation District could pose a threat to the newly approved multi-state Drought Contingency Plan. But Tom Buschatzke, director of the Department of Water Resources, said he's not worried it will fall apart -- at least not

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, CAP, Drought Contingency plan

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Kelly has $1 million cash advantage in Arizona Senate race

Tue, Apr 16, 2019

Election 2020

PHOENIX (AP) — Democrat Mark Kelly has more than $3 million in the bank for his U.S. Senate campaign, about the $1 million more than Republican incumbent Martha McSally.

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Tags: Arizona, US Senate, 2020 Candidates

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Pinal sheriff on hand to applaud Trump's veto over border emergency

Sat, Mar 16, 2019

Pinal County

WASHINGTON – Backed by Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb and members of “angel families,” President Donald Trump on Friday vetoed a bill that would have blocked his declaration of a national emergency at the southern border.  (May be Subscription based.)

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ADOT seeks input on I-10 widening at meetings outside Pinal

Fri, Mar 15, 2019

Pinal County

PHOENIX — Transportation officials announced they’ll be accepting comments on the initial process for widening Interstate 10 between Casa Grande and Chandler. But, residents can’t go to either Casa Grande or Chandler for the meetings. Instead, the public comment will be accepted during the next five months at the regular meetings of

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, ADOT, I10

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Pinal farmers lobby for support of $20M water bill at CG meeting

Fri, Mar 15, 2019

Pinal County

CASA GRANDE — About 50 people gathered in Casa Grande to hear a discussion on the impact of the drought on Pinal County farmers and the contingency plan to deal with it.

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, CAP, Drought Contingency plan

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Arizona Dems accuse GOP lawmaker of endangering drought plan

Fri, Feb 15, 2019

Pinal County

PHOENIX (AP) — Democratic lawmakers are accusing the Republican House speaker of risking the collapse of a drought plan for the Colorado River by pushing legislation that has angered the Gila River Indian Community, a key player in the negotiations.

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, CAP, Drought Contingency plan

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Bowers won't back off water legislation despite GRIC threats

Fri, Feb 15, 2019

Pinal County

PHOENIX -- House Speaker Rusty Bowers is blowing off a threat by the Gila River Indian Community to pull out of the drought contingency plan -- and deny the state its water -- if he pursues his own legislation on forfeiture of water rights.

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, CAP, Drought Contingency plan

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Ex-astronaut Mark Kelly makes Democratic bid for Senate seat

Tue, Feb 12, 2019

Arizona Democratic Party

PHOENIX (AP) — Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, who became a prominent gun-control advocate after his wife, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was shot in a failed assassination attempt, announced  Tuesday he will run to finish John McCain's last term in the U.S. Senate.

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Tags: Arizona, U.S.Senate, Mark Kelly

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Judge lets Pinal County keep collecting RTA tax

Mon, Feb 11, 2019

Pinal County

PHOENIX — A judge has decided to allow Pinal County to keep collecting a transportation tax until an appellate court decides whether it’s legally valid. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Christopher Whitten issued a ruling last week that granted Pinal County’s request to continue collecting taxes that could eventually fund various

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Tags: Arizona 2018 Ballot Propositions, propositions

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