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PINAL COUNTY & ARIZONA NEWS : Pinal County

Arizona Court of Appeals Finds Prop 417 “Valid”

Wed, Jan 22, 2020

Pinal County

On Thursday, January 16, the Arizona Court of Appeals released its opinion concerning Proposition 417. The unanimous decision reversed the ruling of Arizona’s tax court, stating that it “find[s] the Prop 417 to be valid.” The excise tax was approved by Pinal County voters in November 2017, to fund the

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Guest Commentary: We’ve Seen This Movie Before

Wed, Jan 22, 2020

Pinal County

Opinion by Roberto RevelesThis week, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors held a Special Session to consider a single agenda item – a media access agreement between Wall to Wall Media Limited and our Pinal County. Under the proposed agreement, the film producer would be given access to our taxpayer-funded

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Tags: Pinal County Democrats, Roberto Reveles, Sheriff Lamb, Pinal Board of Supervisors

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Supervisors reject latest reality TV show proposal from PCSO

Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Pinal County

FLORENCE — With no apparent benefit to Pinal County or its citizens, and the possibility of portraying a seamy side of life here, the Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 against a contract with a TV production company to film sheriff’s deputies pursuing drug traffickers for the Netflix “Dope” documentary series.“I

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Encanterra officially becomes part of Queen Creek

Tue, Dec 31, 2019

Pinal County

QUEEN CREEK — Pinal County Superior Court has confirmed that the Encanterra annexation into the town of Queen Creek was properly completed, so the town began serving the Pinal County residents last week.

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GOP lawmaker, environmental groups opposed to I-11

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Pinal County

PHOENIX — A proposed new freeway from Nogales to Wickenburg through Pinal County has united a Republican legislator and environmental interests in opposition, albeit for different reasons.

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No talks between company, union, as Asarco strike enters its third day

Wed, Oct 16, 2019

Pinal County

WASHINGTON – Union officials said there were no talks Wednesday between them and Asarco, as a strike against the copper mining, smelting and refining company by about 1,775 workers in Arizona and Texas entered its third day. The United Steelworkers, which represents about 1,500 workers at four Asarco locations in Arizona,

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Supervisors have mixed reactions to proposed Pinal freeway corridor

Fri, Oct 4, 2019

Pinal County

FLORENCE — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors discussed what members liked and didn’t like about the Arizona Department of Transportation’s “preferred corridor” for a future north-south freeway at a work session Wednesday.

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Mark Kelly gets warm welcome from Pinal Democrats

Mon, Oct 7, 2019

Pinal County

CASA GRANDE — U.S. Senate hopeful Mark Kelly got a standing ovation before and after his speech at the Pinal County Democratic Party’s annual gala Saturday evening at The Property Conference Center in Casa Grande.

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Legislator says prison inmates should be counted 'where their true residency is'

Mon, Aug 26, 2019

Pinal County

FLORENCE — The town of Florence’s population is roughly 11,000 people, as most people understand the term. But officially, the population is 28,000 when everyone behind bars is included. A Glendale-area legislator sees something wrong with this picture and believes inmates should be counted where their true homes are.

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Pinal municipal managers give updates on progress, challenges

Fri, Aug 30, 2019

Pinal County

SAN TAN VALLEY — Pinal County city and town managers gathered at the monthly Pinal Partnership breakfast to discuss the positives, and the challenges, their respective communities are dealing with.

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Municipal Managers

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