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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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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, CAP, Drought Contingency plan

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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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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, CAP, Drought Contingency plan

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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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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Elections

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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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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Central Arizona College, Governing Board

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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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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, FY2019 to 2024 Consolidated Plan

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Pinal constables seek legal help in battle with supervisors over pay

Tue, Jan 8, 2019

Pinal County

FLORENCE — A legal battle between elected officials in Pinal County is about to heat up. On Wednesday, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors will vote on whether to allow outside legal counsel to represent the constables association. Elected constables serving all six districts and the Board of Supervisors have been in

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Board of Supervisors, Constables

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Pinal files RTA appeal, wants to keep collecting tax

Tue, Dec 11, 2018

Pinal County

PHOENIX — Counsel representing Pinal County has formally filed a notice to appeal a judge’s ruling that declared its new voter-approved excise tax is “illegal.” Joseph Kanefield, a Phoenix attorney representing Pinal County, said he filed a notice to appeal on Friday, hoping to reverse a Maricopa County judge’s decision last

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Transportation tax

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Maricopa surpasses key 50,000 population milestone

Mon, Dec 10, 2018

Pinal County

MARICOPA — A long-awaited milestone in the growth of Maricopa has finally been reached. The city announced Friday that the latest estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau puts Maricopa’s population at 51,977. That number has been approved by the Arizona State Demographer’s Office, the Maricopa Association of Governments and Central Arizona

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Encanterra residents split on Queen Creek annexation

Thu, Dec 6, 2018

Pinal County

QUEEN CREEK — The future of San Tan Valley’s incorporation hopes could be decided in the near future, and residents are mixed on whether the right course is being taken. Homeowners and residents of Encanterra Trilogy Resort Community voiced their grievances and endorsements for a possible annexation into Queen Creek in

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Encanterra, San Tan Valley, Annexation

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