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Pinal debate cordial, but Babeu criticized

Mon, Jun 20, 2016

Pinal County

MARICOPA — Primary debates in the races for Pinal County sheriff and county attorney on Saturday were surprisingly cordial as candidates largely focused on the questions posed rather than their competition.

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Arizona citizens deserve better

Thu, Mar 24, 2016

Election 2016

Letter to the Editor  "On the first day of the current session of the Arizona Legislature, I read Sen. Steve Smith’s letter in the Casa Grande Dispatch letting us know that the “voters are his boss.” If you’ve paid any attention to what’s gone on in the state Legislature since that

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Bill that would allow a San Tan Valley city advances

Wed, Mar 23, 2016

Pinal County

PHOENIX -- San Tan Valley is one step closer to being able to incorporate.And possibly some other communities, too.Without debate, the Senate gave preliminary approval Wednesday to legislation carving out a new exception to laws on how and when cities can form. HB 2384 needs a final roll-call before going

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Editorial: Sheriff’s race heats up

Mon, Mar 14, 2016

Election 2016

The Pinal County sheriff’s race this year is getting more lively with the addition of another Democratic candidate, former longtime department member Kaye Dickson. She later was the county’s animal control director and did that same job in Ohio before returning to run.Sheriff Paul Babeu is making a run for

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ELECTION 2016: Dickson returns to Arizona, enters race

Thu, Mar 10, 2016

Election 2016

CASA GRANDE — A veteran with more than three decades of experience at the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office has returned to Arizona to seek that department’s top job, shaking up the race.Kaye Dickson, who left Arizona for Columbus, Ohio, last spring to head Franklin County Animal Care and Control, has

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Goldwater echoes ACLU’s concerns with Pinal RICO funds

Wed, Mar 2, 2016

Election 2016

FLORENCE — The Goldwater Institute, a prominent conservative think tank based in Phoenix, wants a closer look at how Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu is using seized criminal money.Babeu, a Republican running for an open seat in Arizona’s Congressional District 1, has drawn attention in the past for how the

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Pinal County’s financial condition has stablized

Thu, Feb 25, 2016

Pinal County

FLORENCE — Pinal County’s general fund budget has taken dramatic hits in the last couple of years, but a presentation given to the Board of Supervisors on Feb. 17 provided cautious optimism.The good news is the county is projected to operate with an estimated 1 percent surplus for the remainder

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Opponent Rogers lays into Babeu

Sun, Feb 14, 2016

Election 2016

Opponent Rogers lays into BabeuStatement says sheriff’s campaign has shown ‘disregard for the rules’ By KATIE CAMPBELL Contributing WriterA Republican running for the open seat in Congressional District 1 has joined the chorus of those critical of a mailer sent out by the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.Sheriff Paul Babeu is in

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Mailer called ‘political booster piece’

Thu, Feb 11, 2016

Election 2016

Dems, Republicans alike decry Babeu; lawsuits may be filed A Pinal County Sheriff’s Office mailer sent to more than 8,000 registered voters in the county is raising eyebrows. Republicans and Democrats alike are claiming the mailer is political in nature and is an illegal use of seized criminal funds. FLORENCE — Some

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Superintendent assistant earns $365,000 a year

Thu, Feb 11, 2016

Education

ELOY — A series of business agreements and donations given to the Toltec Elementary School District is allowing Assistant Superintendent Dr. Jeff Van Handel to be paid over $365,000 in salary and benefits for the 2015-16 school year, according to documents obtained by the Casa Grande Dispatch.These business agreements have

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