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Ducey appoints 2 Pinal residents to court commission

Mon, Jul 20, 2020

Pinal County

CASA GRANDE – Two Pinal County residents have been appointed to the state’s Commission on Appellate Court Commission.Gov. Doug Ducey announced the appointment of Tina Vannucci, an attorney at Fitzgibbons Law Offices in Casa Grande, and Kevin Taylor, the owner of Taylor Made Security and Protection and a previous candidate

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Kevin Taylor, Tina Vannucci, Commission on Appellate Court Commission

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Former mayor of Superior Roy Chavez dies due to COVID-19 complications

Fri, Jul 17, 2020

Pinal County

A former mayor of Superior has died due to complications from COVID-19 according to a social media post from the town's current mayor.Superior Mayor Mila Besich posted on Facebook Friday evening saying the former mayor, Roy Chavez, died from COVID-19.

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Ahead of DeVos Event, Arizona Education Leaders Slam Trump’s Failed Pandemic Response And Reckless T

Wed, Jul 15, 2020

Education

For Immediate ReleasePHOENIX – Ahead of Betsy DeVos’s virtual visit to Phoenix tomorrow to speak with the Federalist Society, the Arizona Democratic Party held a press call with local education leaders to push back on Donald Trump’s disastrous coronavirus response and his threats to force schools to reopen during the height of the

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Pinal state lawmakers want legislature to have final say over governor's emergencies

Mon, Jul 6, 2020

AZ Legislature

PHOENIX — Some lawmakers representing Pinal County districts say it’s time to revisit Arizona laws that give the governor broad powers in cases of emergency.

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Tags: Arizona, Governor Ducey, State Legislature.Emergency powers

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New push to remove Confederate monuments in Pinal, Arizona

Thu, Jul 2, 2020

Pinal County

PHOENIX — New pressure is building on Gov. Doug Ducey to reverse his defense of having monuments to the Confederacy on state-owned property.In a letter Wednesday, James McPherson III, president of the board of the director of the Arizona Preservation Foundation, reminded the governor of the calls in 2017 by

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Board touts county successes in 'a very trying year'

Wed, Jul 1, 2020

Pinal County

LORENCE — The challenges of being part of a global pandemic haven’t stalled progress in Pinal County, Board of Supervisors Chairman Anthony Smith, R-Maricopa, said Wednesday.

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Budget

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Pinal supervisors stop short of requiring masks

Fri, Jun 19, 2020

Pinal County

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Ducey to allow mayors to require face masks in their cities

Wed, Jun 17, 2020

Pinal County

PHOENIX — Arizona mayors are free to make wearing face masks to slow the spread of coronavirus a mandatory requirement, Gov. Doug Ducey said Wednesday.The Republican governor, who entered a news conference wearing a black face mask but took it off to speak, said giving cities the discretion to decide

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Homeless assistance is major item in new county budget

Fri, Jun 12, 2020

Pinal County

FLORENCE — Pinal County will fund several nonprofit agencies for a total of $660,000 to relieve homelessness in the new fiscal year as part of a tentative annual budget the Board of Supervisors approved Wednesday.The county is due to receive an extra federal Community Development Block Grant of nearly $1.1

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Howell: Maricopa stands out during protests for its humanity

Fri, Jun 12, 2020

Last week PinalCentral journalists covered protests in Phoenix, Maricopa, Casa Grande and Coolidge.People across the nation took to the streets to express their grievances following the death, captured on a horrific video, of George Floyd under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer.Some of the protests deteriorated into looting and

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Tags: Arizona, Maricopa, Black Lives Matter, Protests

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