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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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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Queen Creek, Encanterra

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Lawyers want state to cover costs of monitoring inmate care

Tue, Dec 31, 2019

Healthcare

PHOENIX -- Attorneys challenging the quality of health care in Arizona’s prisons want to force the state to cover all costs in monitoring whether the state is fulfilling its promises in a legal settlement to improve inmate care.

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Prisons, Healthcare

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Pinal task force trying to balance county water needs

Fri, Nov 22, 2019

Environment

CHANDLER — The Pinal Active Management Area has enough water for the county to grow, but steps need to be taken to make sure there is enough water in the long-term future, the three founding members of the Pinal Groundwater Task Force told a packed room of more than 100

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Water, Environment

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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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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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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Highways, Board of LSupervisors

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Gop Leader Of Sentencing Reform Panel Wants Audit Of Corrections Dept.

Mon, Sep 9, 2019

AZ Legislature

The Republican chairman of a legislative sentencing reform committee recommended that the state create a non-legislative task force to delve into criminal justice reform issues, order an independent audit of the Arizona Department of Corrections and dedicate a future meeting to examining racial and ethnic disparities in incarceration.

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Criminal Justice Reform

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Arizona's Rural Hospitals Facing Severe Doctor Shortage Kyma

Mon, Sep 9, 2019

Healthcare

Associated Press -  Workers have taken over the lobby of Benson Hospital. The room is getting fresh coats of paint and the carpet is getting tossed in favor of synthetic wood planks.Renovation is a scenario that’s rare to see in hospitals in rural Arizona. But Benson Hospital avoided being one of

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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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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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Tags: Pinal County, Florence, Prison inmates, census

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