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Taylor to make second try for Pinal County sheriff

Tue, Jan 12, 2016

Pinal County

Accountability and a commitment to protecting the members of Pinal County are at the top of Kevin Taylor’s list of “to do’s” as he gears up for his second crack at obtaining the Pinal County Sheriff’s position this year.

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Should Sheriff Paul Babeu Resign To Run For Congress Santanvalleycom

Sun, Nov 29, 2015

Pinal 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.

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Veteran deputy at odds with Babeu fired for being rude

Sat, Oct 3, 2015

Pinal 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

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State makes case in fight with Pima, Pinal counties

Thu, Oct 1, 2015

Pinal 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

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Officials: Pinal cities need to help one another

Sat, Jul 18, 2015

Pinal 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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Town’s claim for Florence Copper land is dismissed

Thu, Jul 16, 2015

Pinal 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

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Board of Supervisors: Discussion of marijuana cultivation rules gets hazy

Tue, Jul 14, 2015

Pinal 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

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Ducey Says He'll Consider Renaming Jefferson Davis Highway

Wed, Jul 1, 2015

Pinal 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

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Pinal property taxes likely to climb following split vote

Thu, Jun 4, 2015

Pinal 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

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Northern Pinal constable under scrutiny – again PCSO: Acton impersonated an officer, bullied STV cou

Wed, May 13, 2015

Pinal County

Embattled Pinal County constable John Acton has not escaped allegations that dogged him during last year’s campaign, but despite a recommendation from the Department of Public Safety, the Arizona Attorney General’s Office will not pursue a felony charge tied to Acton’s boasts about his law enforcement career.

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