Should Sheriff Paul Babeu Resign To Run For Congress Santanvalleycom
Sun, Nov 29, 2015Pinal 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.

Tags: Pinal County, Sheriff Paul Babeu

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State makes case in fight with Pima, Pinal counties
Thu, Oct 1, 2015Pinal 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 Read More

Tags: Pinal County, Arizona, Pinal County, Pima CountyBudget, Taxes

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Veteran deputy at odds with Babeu fired for being rude
Sat, Oct 3, 2015Pinal 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 Read More

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Babeu excelling at ruining lives
Thu, Oct 1, 2015Pinal County
Editor's view Adam Gaub, Managing EditorWhen deputy Andrew Wikstrom, head bowed and muttering expletives, heard the judgment against him earlier this month – fired for allegedly being rude to civilians on a call he first thought was an active shooter situation – he became the latest in an ever-growing club filled Read More
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ACLU Lawsuit Against our Law and Order Team
Thu, Jul 30, 2015Pinal County
  Anatomy of ACLU suit claiming Pinal County officials abuse asset forfeiture laws (Arizona Capitol Times) Gary Grado Libertarian groups for years have been calling for changes to Arizona laws designed to seize the profits of crime. Some of the criticism of the state’s asset forfeiture laws, which allow police and prosecutors to Read More
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Town’s claim for Florence Copper land is dismissed
Thu, Jul 16, 2015Pinal County
The town of Florence’s attempt to acquire Florence Copper Inc.’s private property through eminent domain has been dismissed in Maricopa County Superior Court.The town sought eminent domain over two years ago, commenting at the time that other legal issues between and the town and Florence Copper left the town no Read More

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Officials: Pinal cities need to help one another
Sat, Jul 18, 2015Pinal County
The Pinal Partnership hosted a panel Friday in The Property Conference Center with representatives from Coolidge, Florence, Eloy and Maricopa each offering developmental updates of their respective cities.Coolidge Mayor Jon Thompson said recent funding cuts made by the state Legislature will force the city to reallocate resources.

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Board of Supervisors: Discussion of marijuana cultivation rules gets hazy
Tue, Jul 14, 2015Pinal County
FLORENCE — After more than an hour of discussion regarding the outdoor cultivation of medical marijuana on Wednesday, Pinal County officials and lawyers seemed more confused than when the conversation began.At issue are an applicant – Sean Dugan, who owns Sidewinder Dairy outside Casa Grande – and his request to Read More

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Ducey Says He'll Consider Renaming Jefferson Davis Highway
Wed, Jul 1, 2015Pinal County
PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey says he'll have the state transportation department review the name of a highway memorializing the Confederacy's president, Jefferson Davis. Ducey said Friday that he'd like to see those stretches of highway renamed after Arizonans. Rep. Reginald Bolding earlier this week called for a highway marker on Read More

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Pinal property taxes likely to climb following split vote
Thu, Jun 4, 2015Pinal County
FLORENCE — The fat lady has not officially sung, but it appears a property tax increase in Pinal County is inevitable.A tentative budget of $421 million for Fiscal Year 2016 was passed by a 3-2 vote of the Board of Supervisors at its regular meeting Wednesday. That tentative budget includes Read More

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