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Future uncertain for CUSD after teachers vote to walk out

Sat, Apr 21, 2018

Education

COOLIDGE — With 78 percent of Arizona educators voting to strike beginning Thursday, schools in the Coolidge Unified School District face an uncertain future as the district attempts to assess how many teachers will walk out. 

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Supervisors' resolution would deny San Tan incorporation petitions

Fri, Apr 20, 2018

Pinal County

FLORENCE — A persistent effort to allow residents of San Tan Valley to vote on whether to incorporate into a city could be facing a death blow. The Pinal County Board of Supervisors, in a special meeting Monday, is set to vote on a resolution that would reject petitions submitted by

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, San Tan Valley, Incorporation

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Wide disparity in Pinal classroom spending, report shows

Mon, Mar 12, 2018

Education

CASA GRANDE — When it comes to classroom spending, huge disparities are found around the nation, and, according to a recent report, even right here in Pinal County. The Arizona Auditor General‘s Office, the governmental agency entrusted with ensuring public money is spent appropriately, recently released data on classroom spending for all

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County Schools

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Queen Creek approves annexation of Pinal subdivision

Fri, Mar 9, 2018

Pinal County

QUEEN CREEK — Some San Tan Valley residents got their wish Wednesday to be on their way to becoming part of an incorporated town. The Queen Creek Town Council voted unanimously to approve the annexation of Ironwood Crossing, located in the northeastern part of San Tan Valley off Ironwood and Pima

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, San Tan Valley, Incorporation, Queen Creek Annexation

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San Tan incorporation effort 'shattered' by Shea Homes

Wed, Mar 7, 2018

Pinal County

SAN TAN VALLEY — The incorporation effort, in its current form, is over in San Tan Valley. Shea Homes sent a letter to Pinal County and the steering committee of Vote San Tan Valley certifying that Shea would not give permission to parties seeking to submit the petition for the community’s

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, San Tan Valley, Incorporation

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Pinal lawmaker fails to get stricter regulations on medical marijuana

Sat, Feb 24, 2018

Pinal County

PHOENIX — Sometime next year medical marijuana users will get a guarantee of sorts that the drugs they are buying are as good as they’ve been promised. And they’ll know if it’s got mold, disease-causing bacteria or other adulterants. With only three lawmakers in dissent, the Senate voted Thursday to require the

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Arizona State Legislature, Vince Leach, HB066

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MHS students walk out, hold moment of silence for Florida shooting victims

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Pinal County

MARICOPA — On Thursday morning, hundreds of Maricopa High School students peacefully walked out of class to show respect for the 17 students and teacMARICOPA — On Thursday morning, hundreds of Maricopa High School students peacefully walked out of class to show respect for the 17 students and teachers killed

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Tags: Arizona, Maricopa, Florida shooting, Student walkout

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Commission declares emergency to investigate Johnson Utilities

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Pinal County

PHOENIX — State regulators, apparently alarmed at what they heard from Pinal County residents this week, are taking action against a San Tan Valley water provider.The Arizona Corporation Commission met Thursday to discuss the findings from the Johnson Utilities rate case hearings in San Tan Valley, which concluded Wednesday evening.

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, San Tan Valley, Johnson Utilities

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Pinal Alliance panel discusses economy, prospects

Wed, Feb 21, 2018

Pinal County

CASA GRANDE — Leaders in the economic development arena say Pinal County is primed for growth. A panel speaking before members of the Pinal Alliance for Economic Growth said Pinal County communities should be ready for site selectors long before representatives from major companies get to town. Susan Dumon, vice president

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, economic growth, jobs

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Residents organize to hold Pinal utility accountable

Tue, Feb 20, 2018

Pinal County

SAN TAN VALLEY — Residents living near a Pinal County wastewater treatment plant feel vindicated now that a new monitor shows air quality violations. The residents in Magic Valley subdivision had been pressuring the county to add additional monitors for hydrogen sulfide gas coming from the Johnson Utilities Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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Tags: Arizona, San Tan Valley, Johnson Utilities

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