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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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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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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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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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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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Florence PD receives funding to help man border security

Thu, Jan 24, 2019

Pinal County

FLORENCE — The town will receive $82,000 from the Arizona Department of Homeland Security to buy a sport utility vehicle, plus twice that much for overtime wages and mileage, for the Florence Police Department to conduct U.S. border enforcement activities.

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Volkmer says bill would curtail individualized sentencing

Fri, Jan 25, 2019

Pinal County

FLORENCE — A bill proposed in the state Senate has given the Pinal County attorney cause for concern. Kent Volkmer said his office pursues individualized sentencing for juvenile offenders charged with heinous crimes, particularly murder. When he first took office, Volkmer said one of the first things he noticed was the

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ADEQ, EPCOR working on wastewater solution after disputed advisory

Wed, Jan 16, 2019

Pinal County

SAN TAN VALLEY — An advisory over a wastewater spillage in San Tan Valley caused confusion over the weekend and led to a defense from a local utility, but the state agency that issued it claims the parties are now working together on a solution. Erin Jordan, a spokeswoman with the

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

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Pinal supervisors hear ways to 'enhance the voting experience'

Wed, Jan 16, 2019

Pinal County

FLORENCE — Pinal County elections officials presented several ideas Wednesday to enhance and modernize future elections. Speaking to the Pinal County Board of Supervisors, Elections Director Michele Forney and County Recorder Virginia Ross introduced nine ideas ranging from the fairly basic and inexpensive — such as text alerts to voters —

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Elections

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