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O'Halleran opposes proposed national parks' fee hike amid struggle to fund repairs

Wed, Oct 25, 2017

Pinal County

WASHINGTON – Congressman Tom O’Halleran says a proposed entrance fee increase at Grand Canyon National Park will hurt the economy and jobs in Northern Arizona. The National Park Service is considering a dramatic increase in entrance fees at 17 national parks. The Grand Canyon, along with most of Pinal County, is

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Rural residents of San Tan Valley wary of incorporation

Thu, Oct 26, 2017

Pinal County

SAN TAN VALLEY — Residents of rural San Tan Valley are worried that incorporation will bring unwanted changes to their communities. “We moved here because it’s perfect for us, and we don’t want incorporation to spoil it,” Sun Valley Farms resident Gerry Santomassimo wrote to PinalCentral.

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Committee to work for city vote in San Tan Valley

Thu, Sep 28, 2017

Pinal County

SAN TAN VALLEY — A new political action committee, San Tan Valley Right to Vote, has formed with the goal of letting residents vote on whether to form a city. The group hasn’t decided on an election date, Chairwoman Julie Phillips said. “Not yet. There are still many considerations,” she

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PCSO still accounting for military surplus program

Thu, Sep 7, 2017

Pinal County

FLORENCE — It's taken seven months to identify some of the military surplus items Pinal County should have on hand, and there's still plenty more work to do. Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb and Chief Deputy Matt Thomas on Wednesday presented the Pinal County Board of Supervisors with the three-part list

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Construction contract awarded for Hunt Highway widening

Wed, Aug 23, 2017

Pinal County

FLORENCE — Some much-needed traffic relief will come to San Tan Valley. Hunt Highway widening will resume in early September, following the awarding of a $16.7 million contract Wednesday morning at the Pinal County Board of Supervisors regular meeting. Sunland Asphalt & Construction Inc. was the successful bidder on the contract to

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County supervisors to consider economic development plan

Fri, Sep 1, 2017

Pinal County

FLORENCE — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors will consider a program to encourage businesses to come to the county at a meeting Wednesday. The resolution would adopt the Pinal County Business Assistance Policy, which would allow for county monies to be given to businesses to start in or relocate to

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Pinal officials support proposed road tax

Thu, Aug 31, 2017

Pinal County

CASA GRANDE — Many Pinal officials are coming out in support of a new road tax and transportation plan that will be before voters in November. Voters will be asked to approve two ballot measures, Propositions 416 and 417, that would allocate a half-cent sales tax increase along with a list

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Ducey condemns hate groups, but dodges monument dustup

Mon, Aug 14, 2017

Pinal County

PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey has no interest in removing any Confederate monuments on state land even in the wake of weekend violence after a racist demonstration in Virginia. “It’s important that people know our history,” the governor told reporters Monday. “I don’t think we should try to hide our history.” The

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Town hall to focus on Pinal's future workforce

Fri, Aug 18, 2017

Pinal County

ELOY — A common problem facing employers in today’s economy is dealing with a new generation of workers who are unfamiliar to those who came before. That concern will be the focus of the annual Pinal County Town Hall, to be held at Robson Ranch in Eloy on Oct. 19. It

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Dream comes true for developers as CG council gives nod

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Pinal County

CASA GRANDE — A project more than a year in the making was given the nod by the Casa Grande City Council, officially welcoming Dreamport Villages to town. At a special meeting Wednesday, the council voted unanimously to approve the zoning for and a development agreement with The Block Sports Co.,

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