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September is World Alzheimer’s Month

  World Alzheimer’s Month, an international campaign by Alzheimer’s Disease International, is observed every year on Sept. 21 to raise awareness of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is...

MHS volleyball opens season (GALLERY)

Maricopa High School’s varsity volleyball team made its debut at the 6A level this week. The Rams lost three matches, though able to win a...

Managing screen time for young kids during social distancing

As families continue to practice social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic and many parents remain at home with their young children, it’s important to...

County’s census drive revs up at Bashas’

  The Census Countdown Drive comes to Maricopa on Wednesday. The countywide series of 11 events began Friday in Superior and Kearny, with respective Pinal County...

MHS swimmers set school records in first meet

  School records were demolished Thursday as Maricopa High School swim team launched its 2020 season. The boys’ and girls’ teams defeated Casa Grande. “It was a...

Council rookie a techie with decades of know-how

  It’s been a long road for Bob Marsh. A self-described dot-connector at age 76, he will be a fresh face on Maricopa City Council after...

Charter high schools pave way to get kids back on campus

  Charter high schools are setting an example for returning to campus amid COVID-19 as Maricopa Unified School District prepares to bring back secondary students...

Where Are They Now: Former vice mayor reflects on growth in city, career

It has been three years since Brent Murphree’s career in the cotton industry took him away from his Rancho El Dorado home and local...

Golf tourney raises funds for MHS football (GALLERY)

The Maricopa High School football boosters hosted the club's annual golf tournament Saturday at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes. Seniors were on hand to thank participating...

On Friday morning, flag-raising will remember victims of 9/11 (VIDEO)

Friday marks 19 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks in America claimed nearly 3,000 lives.  The Maricopa Tracy P. MacPherson Veterans of Foreign Wars Post...

Teachers say board vote ‘a punch in the gut’

Teachers expressed disappointment and anger Wednesday night as they spoke against reopening campuses before fall break in sharp contrast to the frustrated parents who...

County Health: New data from prisons could impact schools, business

Pinal County’s public health director is warning that school and business dashboards for COVID-19 are going to be harmed by tests in correctional facilities. Tascha...

New AD working to create safe fall season amid COVID

Evelyn Wynn had a wild introduction to Maricopa High School sports. The new athletic director arrived as COVID-19 was changing sports schedules into question marks...

Fall sports comeback: The 3-sport student-athlete

  High school athletes have been on pins and needles in preparation for what they hope is a fall season of competition. Football will be...

Q&A with Maricopa High School Principal Deana McNamee

Born and raised in Northern Arizona, Deana McNamee was an administrator at Winslow Unified School District when she was named this year as principal...

Family hopes for return of ‘runaway’ teen

The whereabouts of a Tortosa teen remain unknown since she was reported missing Monday. Kaitlin Bowman, 16, had been exhibiting behavioral changes the last couple...
Copper Sky program

Copper Sky to lift reservation policy, reactivate memberships

Ahead of Thursday morning's news that Pinal County had earned the three benchmarks necessary for businesses to reopen, the staff at Copper Sky Recreation...

Divided MUSD board compromises on start dates

In what was called a tradeoff, Maricopa Unified School District will open elementary campuses Sept. 14 and middle schools and the high school Sept....

COVID benchmarks achieved for return to school campuses

  Pinal County now meets the recommended benchmarks for schools to return to in-person classes. That does not necessarily mean Maricopa Unified School District will be...

Fall high school sports get go-ahead from AIA

  Arizona Interscholastic Association is letting its fall sports season move forward as planned. The executive board met Wednesday to endorse the latest guidelines from the...

Parents question MUSD on off-campus education experience

  How long will children be learning from a distance? Tough questions and enlightening feedback came at Maricopa Unified School District administrators in a virtual meeting...

County falls short of school COVID benchmarks

  Thursday’s numbers for COVID-19 mitigation benchmarks were one step forward and one step back for schools wanting to bring students back to campus. Pinal County...

After 2 weeks online, Legacy brings many students back to class

  Legacy Traditional School had a “stellar” first in-person day, according to its principal. Dion Koltes, in his second year heading the charter school, said he...

Positive COVID-19 test puts MHS football, wrestling into quarantine

  Maricopa Unified School District informed parents Monday a high school student tested positive for COVID-19. Though classes are being conducted online, some student-athletes are preparing...

Saturday in the Park (GALLERY)

Youth soccer, baseball and softball had Copper Sky Regional Park hopping Saturday, with most spectators masked up at the athletic fields and vendors on...

Numbers down as Leading Edge starts school in class, online

  While other public schools in Maricopa started the new academic year online weeks ago, Leading Edge Academy opened its doors Monday. About half of its...

Senior house-sharing: Is it right for you?

It may have started with “The Golden Girls,” the 1980s sitcom featuring the lives and interactions of four older women with diverse backgrounds who...
Murray Siegel

Assessing distance learning and its fallout

The need for social distancing to quell COVID-19 has changed how schools deliver learning. Distance learning has replaced the face-to-face classroom, and educators are...

Food bank schedules Backpack Giveaway over two weekends

  F.O.R. Maricopa Food Bank will host its annual Backpack Giveaway the next two Saturdays, Aug. 15 and 22, from 9 a.m. to noon. The event...

MUSD compliance means some in-person schooling next week

  Parents will no longer have to fill out a weekly attendance log. That was one update to the Maricopa Unified School District’s distance learning plan...

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