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Arizona legislator will face ethics complaint in fallout from spat over campaign signs
Tue, Jul 17, 2012Election 2012
PHOENIX — A seemingly routine political spat over candidates' campaign signs is turning into something more serious, with one Republican legislator accusing a prominent senator of abusing his chairmanship to bully her.Rep. Brenda Barton, R-Payson, said Tuesday she plans to file a Senate ethics complaint this week against Sen. Richard Read More

Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, LD 16, Apache Junction, MesaRepublicans

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-Republican Babeu runs for Congress
Thu, Jan 5, 2012Election 2012
Babeu intends to run for the U.S. House of Representatives seat in the newly-created District 4 - a sprawling, mostly-rural district that would include the portion of Pinal County that houses most of Apache Junction, Gold Canyon and San Tan Valley, according to the new congressional maps generated last month Read More

Tags: Arizona, Congressional District 4, Apache Junction, Florence

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Rep. John Fillmore proposes committee for school district consolidation
Thu, Mar 10, 2011AZ Legislature
East Valley Tribuneby Tessa Muggeridge, Cronkite News ServiceTwo-and-a-half years after Arizona voters rejected nearly all proposals to combine 76 elementary and high school districts around Arizona into 27 unified districts, state legislators are starting the steps to put the issue back in front of voters.

Tags: Apache Junction, John Filmore, School Districts

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One Arizona town's take on immigration debate
Mon, Aug 9, 2010Immigration
USA TODAYBy Alan Gomez, APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. — Far from the heated protest marches in downtown Phoenix, either denouncing Arizona's immigration law or embracing it, the arguments over the law aren't so simple.

Tags: Apache Junction, Arizona, SB1070,

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AJ man begins recall effort for Supervisor Martyn
Tue, Jul 27, 2010Pinal County
San Tan Valley TodayBy Zach Richter Today Publications Pinal County District 2 Supervisor Bryan Martyn was elected nearly two years ago. Apache Junction resident Kenneth G. Baker believes those two years are long enough. To that end, he has filed the necessary paperwork to begin gathering signatures in an attempt to Read More

Tags: Bryan Martyn, Supervisor District 2, San Tan Valley, Apache Junction

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What's next for San Tan Valley?
Mon, Jul 26, 2010Pinal County
Pinal County TodayBy Daniel Lecavalier A concerted effort by San Tan Valley (STV) residents to make Pinal County’s most densely populated community into a city failed on July 6, 2010 when Florence’s Town Council voted in unanimous disapproval of Resolution 1257-10.The resolution, a measure that would have fulfilled a state law Read More

Tags: San Tan Valley, Florence, Apache Junction, Incorporation

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Not right time to make San Tan Valley a city
Mon, Jul 26, 2010Pinal County
Maricopa MonitorLetter to the Editor,Insalaco Dear Editor:An open letter to the Florence Town Council:On behalf of the city of Apache Junction, I would like to express our sincere gratitude and thanks to Florence Mayor Vicki Kilvinger, Vice Mayor Thomas Smith and Council members Barbara Brown, Arnold J. Raasch, William Hawkins, Vallarie Read More

Tags: Florence, San Tan Valley, Apache Junction

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Rebuff San Tan Valley
Sun, Jun 20, 2010Pinal County
Arizona RepublicBy Lindsey CollomApache Junction wants neighboring cities and towns to reject a proposal that would allow the community of San Tan Valley to incorporate in northeast Pinal County."I see (incorporation) as being one of the single, largest known financial threats to our ability to provide services to our community," Read More

Tags: San Tan Valley, Apache Junction, Coolidge, Florence

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Pinal County libraries getting 165 new computers
Fri, Jun 4, 2010Pinal County
Arizona RepublicBy Lindsey Collom Pinal County libraries will use stimulus funds to pay for 165 new desktop and laptop computers  or public use.The grant is part of "Broadband USA: Connecting America's Communities," which will put more than 1,000 new public access computers at 84 libraries throughout Arizona.County officials say nine libraries Read More

Tags: Broadband USA, Economy, Libraries, Florence, Mammoth, Apache Junction, Maricopa, Kearny, Eloy, San Manuel, Arizona City

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Apache Junction weighs annexation of Lost Dutchman Park
Wed, Jan 27, 2010Pinal County
Arizona RepublicBy Jim Walsh Apache Junction officials are so worried about economic fallout from the planned closure of Lost Dutchman State Park that they are considering annexing the iconic landmark.Apache Junction economic development director Steve Filipowicz said city officials are studying whether annexation would be feasible and whether it would Read More

Tags: Apache Junction, Lost Dutchman State Park, Ssteve Filipowicz

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