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Official: California water district lawsuit threatens drought plan

Wed, Apr 17, 2019

Pinal County

PHOENIX — Arizona's top water official said Wednesday that a lawsuit filed by California's Imperial Irrigation District could pose a threat to the newly approved multi-state Drought Contingency Plan. But Tom Buschatzke, director of the Department of Water Resources, said he's not worried it will fall apart -- at least not

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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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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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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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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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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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Deadline extended to fill CAC board vacancy

Wed, Jan 9, 2019

Pinal County

COOLIDGE — Central Arizona College is seeking a Governing Board member. Jack Yarrington resigned his seat on the board in November, so Pinal County School Superintendent Jill Broussard will select a replacement to finish a term that expires in 2020. The deadline for applying for the open position has been extended to

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Pinal County seeks input on housing program

Wed, Jan 9, 2019

Pinal County

FLORENCE — Pinal County, in conjunction with the county’s Department of Housing and Workforce Development, will conduct a series of public meetings beginning Jan. 14 and ending Jan. 18. The meetings are regarding the FY2019 to 2024 Consolidated Plan and 2019 Action Plan. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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