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Pinal debate cordial, but Babeu criticized

Mon, Jun 20, 2016

Pinal County

MARICOPA — Primary debates in the races for Pinal County sheriff and county attorney on Saturday were surprisingly cordial as candidates largely focused on the questions posed rather than their competition.

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Happy Birthday to Rose Mofford - 1st AZ Woman Gov

Fri, Jun 10, 2016

Pinal County

This Week in Arizona History…   On June 10, 1922, Arizona’s first woman governor, Rose Perica Mofford, was born in Globe, Arizona.   Mofford worked in the Arizona Treasurer’s Office, the Tax Commission, and served as business manager of the Arizona Highways magazine before becoming assistant secretary of state in 1953, a position she

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Session ends with no vote on STV bill

Thu, May 12, 2016

Pinal County

Arizona legislators officially ended their session early Saturday morning without voting on HB 2384, the measure designed to give San Tan Valley residents an easier path toward a vote on whether or not to form a city.House Speaker David Gowan refused to let the bill go to the floor for

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Bill that would allow a San Tan Valley city advances

Wed, Mar 23, 2016

Pinal County

PHOENIX -- San Tan Valley is one step closer to being able to incorporate.And possibly some other communities, too.Without debate, the Senate gave preliminary approval Wednesday to legislation carving out a new exception to laws on how and when cities can form. HB 2384 needs a final roll-call before going

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Pinal County’s financial condition has stablized

Thu, Feb 25, 2016

Pinal County

FLORENCE — Pinal County’s general fund budget has taken dramatic hits in the last couple of years, but a presentation given to the Board of Supervisors on Feb. 17 provided cautious optimism.The good news is the county is projected to operate with an estimated 1 percent surplus for the remainder

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Officials in Superior want mayor to resign

Tue, Jan 26, 2016

Pinal County

SUPERIOR —Proof of stolen cash from town coffers has led to an uprising of people calling for the resignation of Superior Mayor Jayme Valenzuela, who is also a commander with the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.First, there were allegations last month from former town clerk Rachel Sanchez that a town debit

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Taylor to make second try for Pinal County sheriff

Tue, Jan 12, 2016

Pinal County

Accountability and a commitment to protecting the members of Pinal County are at the top of Kevin Taylor’s list of “to do’s” as he gears up for his second crack at obtaining the Pinal County Sheriff’s position this year.

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Should Sheriff Paul Babeu Resign To Run For Congress Santanvalleycom

Sun, Nov 29, 2015

Pinal County

SanTanValley.comBy Roberto RevelesThe triple-x-rated political circus is back in town. Pinal County’s narcissistic and self-described “versatile” top law enforcement officer surprised no one by announcing resumption of his years-long campaign lusting for Congress.

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State makes case in fight with Pima, Pinal counties

Thu, Oct 1, 2015

Pinal County

PHOENIX –– Attorneys for the state argued Thursday that there is nothing wrong with state lawmakers balancing their budget by shifting costs to Pima and Pinal counties, even if it forces residents to pay even higher taxes.John Lopez IV, the state’s solicitor general, did not dispute that legislators balanced the

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Veteran deputy at odds with Babeu fired for being rude

Sat, Oct 3, 2015

Pinal County

FLORENCE — Andrew Wikstrom’s long, strange journey with the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office came to an abrupt end last month when a merit commission upheld his firing by Sheriff Paul Babeu.Wikstrom, a former deputy at PCSO, already had been terminated once before by Babeu, but that firing was overturned when

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