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New Pinal medical forensic department helps victims

Wed, Sep 12, 2018

Pinal County

SAN TAN VALLEY — Up to now, many Pinal County victims of domestic violence or sexual assault had to be taken to clinics in the Valley to be examined. Many times, they said, they just couldn’t make the trip; they never received any medical care and evidence was lost. “(They say)

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Domestic Violence, San Tan Valley, medical forensics

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Maricopa upset by higher school tax due to state law change

Fri, Aug 17, 2018

Pinal County

MARICOPA — With an imminent increase of the secondary property tax for Maricopa residents, many in the city are pointing fingers at the state Legislature. On Wednesday, the city sent out a press release informing residents that their secondary property tax would increase. The city says that's because the Legislature passed,

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Maricopa City, Property tax

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CAP-dependent Pinal farmers look for drought alternatives

Sun, Aug 19, 2018

Pinal County

PHOENIX — While there is support for preventing a drought contingency plan from devastating Pinal County agriculture, nobody is quite sure how to do it. But on one point there is consensus — hard decisions will have to be made. The drought contingency plan steering committee heard ideas on how to

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

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Audit: Babeu and Voyles violated RICO procedures

Sat, Aug 18, 2018

Pinal County

FLORENCE — A former Pinal County sheriff and chief prosecutor repeatedly did not follow guidelines and procedures while awarding funds to community organizations, according to an audit done by the state. Sheriff’s Office employees, under the guidance of Paul Babeu, appear to have violated conflict of interest policies by maintaining connections

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Tags: Arizona, Babeu, Voyles, RICO Funds

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Arizona Supreme Court gives rural areas more freedom over water

Thu, Aug 9, 2018

Pinal County

PHOENIX — The Arizona Supreme Court has given the go-ahead to new development in and around Sierra Vista even if it could dry up the San Pedro River — and even if it turns out that the home buyers later end up with nothing but sand coming out of their

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Water, San Pedro River

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Pinal, Goldwater make final arguments to judge on road tax

Wed, Jul 18, 2018

Pinal County

PHOENIX — A decision appears to be near on whether Pinal County can move forward with a new half-cent tax to fund major road projects. Closing briefs and oral arguments were given in Phoenix on the lawsuit against the Pinal Regional Transit Authority and the Arizona Department of Revenue by the

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Legal briefs detail another Johnson Utilities financial scheme

Tue, May 29, 2018

Pinal County

PHOENIX — Almost all parties in the Johnson Utilities evidentiary hearing have recommended the appointment of an interim manager, including Queen Creek, Florence, Arizona Corporation Commission staff, community activist John Dantico and the state Residential Utility Consumer Office.

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

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Queen Creek annexation proposal divides San Tan Valley

Fri, May 25, 2018

Pinal County

SAN TAN VALLEY — A map for the annexation of the Encanterra gated community and the surrounding neighborhoods has been submitted to the town of Queen Creek. The map is included as part of a pre-application by Encanterra resident Leah Gumm that includes an area substantially larger than the subdivision, causing

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Tags: Pinal County, San Tan Valley

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Church association calls for resignation of Pinal supervisor

Fri, May 18, 2018

Pinal County

SAN TAN VALLEY — In a sign of the spread of controversy over Johnson Utilities in San Tan Valley, even local churches are getting involved. The Association of Christian Churches and Organizations in San Tan Valley and Queen Creek has released a declaration calling for the appointment of an interim manager

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Tags: Pinal County, San Tan Valley, Association of Christian Churches

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Johnson Utilities hearing concludes with questions remaining

Thu, May 10, 2018

Pinal County

PHOENIX — The Johnson Utilities evidentiary hearing with the Arizona Corporation Commission ended Wednesday, yet after almost four weeks of testimony there are still critical questions that remain unanswered.

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

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