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Gop Leader Of Sentencing Reform Panel Wants Audit Of Corrections Dept.

Mon, Sep 9, 2019

AZ Legislature

The Republican chairman of a legislative sentencing reform committee recommended that the state create a non-legislative task force to delve into criminal justice reform issues, order an independent audit of the Arizona Department of Corrections and dedicate a future meeting to examining racial and ethnic disparities in incarceration.

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Arizona's Rural Hospitals Facing Severe Doctor Shortage Kyma

Mon, Sep 9, 2019

Healthcare

Associated Press -  Workers have taken over the lobby of Benson Hospital. The room is getting fresh coats of paint and the carpet is getting tossed in favor of synthetic wood planks.Renovation is a scenario that’s rare to see in hospitals in rural Arizona. But Benson Hospital avoided being one of

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Pinal municipal managers give updates on progress, challenges

Fri, Aug 30, 2019

Pinal County

SAN TAN VALLEY — Pinal County city and town managers gathered at the monthly Pinal Partnership breakfast to discuss the positives, and the challenges, their respective communities are dealing with.

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Legislator says prison inmates should be counted 'where their true residency is'

Mon, Aug 26, 2019

Pinal County

FLORENCE — The town of Florence’s population is roughly 11,000 people, as most people understand the term. But officially, the population is 28,000 when everyone behind bars is included. A Glendale-area legislator sees something wrong with this picture and believes inmates should be counted where their true homes are.

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Tags: Pinal County, Florence, Prison inmates, census

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Pinal County Supervisor Smith Announces that He Will Not Run for Re-election

Thu, Aug 8, 2019

Election 2020

Pinal County Supervisor Anthony Smith announces that he will not run for re-election representing District #4. Smith said, “In 2008 when I was elected into my first public office, I had no idea I would have the pleasure of serving the people for twelve years. As I examine where I

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Tags: Pinal County, Maricopa, 2020 Election, Board of Supervisors

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County works chief Andersen to be next Pinal manager

Wed, Jul 10, 2019

Pinal County

FLORENCE — Louis M. Andersen was chosen by a majority of Pinal County supervisors Wednesday to be the next Pinal County manager, the county announced in a tweet. Andersen, the county’s public works director for the past six years, will become manager after the retirement of current Manager Greg Stanley in

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La Palma prison may house up to 3,240 ICE detainees

Wed, Jul 10, 2019

Pinal County

ELOY — Officially, all California prisoners incarcerated at the CoreCivic La Palma Correctional Center in Eloy have been returned to California, except a few facing local charges, who were sent to Florence. This opens La Palma Center for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees.

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Maricopa's Complete Count Committee works for accurate result of U.S. Census

Fri, Jun 7, 2019

Pinal County

MARICOPA — The first Complete Count Committee training for the 2020 U.S. Census took place in Maricopa to help ensure the accuracy of the city’s census count. The U.S. Census, which takes place every 10 years, is vital to cities such as Maricopa to understand their population growth and to obtain

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Casa Grande recycling program could come to an end July 1

Tue, Jun 4, 2019

Pinal County

CASA GRANDE — With the global commodity markets for recyclables all but disappearing, cities and towns across the country are struggling to figure out what to do with their recycling programs.

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Rios: Tariffs on Mexico will harm Pinal County

Sat, Jun 1, 2019

Pinal County

In just the past month, we have seen some impressive articles about our grand county:“Pinal County prepares for influx of thousands of new jobs”“Pinal County on the road to becoming an automotive manufacturing juggernaut”“Pinal County solar project picks up tech, retail, mining and government customers”“Pinal County has some economic lessons

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Tariffs, Mexico, pet Rios

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