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Incumbent Martinez nears win in House race; Seaman clings to 2nd

Updated at 1:22 p.m. on Nov. 11, 2022. Incumbent Teresa Martinez, a Republican, is holding her lead, but Democratic challenger Keith Seaman has moved back...

I-10 down to one lane from Loop 202 south to Riggs Road this weekend

Interstate 10 will be restricted to a single lane in both directions from Loop 202/SanTan Freeway south to Riggs Road this weekend for pavement...

Thanking veterans for their service

They've put on the uniforms of the United States of America's armed forces to defend our rights and our way of life. Many of them...

TJ Shope rolls to victory over Kerby for District 16 state Senate

Updated at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 9, 2022. Incumbent Republican TJ Shope, unexpectedly trailing Democratic challenger Taylor Kerby in early returns, rolled to a commanding...

O’Halleran, Crane in tight battle for District 2 U.S. House seat

Updated at 8:15 p.m. on Nov. 8, 2022. Incumbent Democrat Tom O’Halleran’s bid to retain his U.S. House of Representatives seat against challenger Eli Crane...
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MUSD gets high marks from the state in first post-pandemic letter grades

There has been concern about academic progress in Maricopa public schools in the wake of COVID-19, but based on letter grades released this week...

Polling places busy across city but no lengthy lines yet reported by midday

Voting was brisk across Maricopa on Tuesday morning as polls opened for the General Election. While polling places were busy, there were no lengthy...

Relay for Life draws survivors, families, supporters to battle breast cancer

08One in eight women in the U.S. and 2.3 million worldwide are diagnosed with breast cancer every year, according to the American Cancer Society. In...

Here’s what you need to know when you go to the polls today in...

For those planning to vote in Maricopa today, here are several links that provide information that you first should know. Voters are encouraged to first...

Police, sheriff prepared, but not expecting issues at polls

Maricopa and Pinal County officials are expecting Tuesday’s election to proceed without any incidents at polling places. However, both Maricopa Police and Pinal County Sheriff’s...
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Transportation Authority OKs plan for $87 million in Prop. 417 tax refunds

The Pinal Regional Transportation Authority Board of Directors on Nov. 1 approved a plan to work with Pinal County businesses and entities and the...

Beautiful conditions greet church’s annual services, day in the park

On a picture-perfect afternoon Sunday, dozens came out to Copper Sky Regional Park for Calvary Chapel Maricopa's annual Church in the Park. Following a service...

MUSD studying elementary school boundary changes

Maricopa’s growth means widespread changes across the city, and the effects will trickle down all the way to elementary-school students next school year. The Maricopa...

Poll: Readers embrace coming of Tractor Supply, but still want more

Maricopa is finally getting the big-box store residents have been clamoring for, and the populace – at least that portion that responded to our...
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Funding for stand-alone court to span two years

The new stand-alone Municipal Court building approved by City Council in September will be funded from two budget years: this year and next. There is...
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Maricopa man on motorcycle killed in crash Wednesday night on SR 347

A two-vehicle fatal collision at State Route 347 and Riggs Road Wednesday night took the life of a Maricopa man. Anthony Valenzuela, 25, of Maricopa,...

Nando’s opening date pushed back

The wait for a sit-down Mexican restaurant in Maricopa will extend a bit longer. Tim Shaughnessy, co-owner of Southeast Valley mainstay Nando’s Mexican Café, said...

Maricopa church plans a day at the park to enjoy fellowship in fall weather

The summer heat has broken, and Calvary Chapel Maricopa is moving outdoors for a Sunday to enjoy it. The ministry’s annual Church in the Park...

Construction of AutoZone store at The Wells moving tirelessly

The city’s second AutoZone, which is under construction at The Wells, is on pace for a January completion, a city official said. The store’s framing...

City buys 230 acres to bring large projects, high-wage jobs, leaders say

City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved buying 230 acres of farmland on the southeastern side for $12 million to help it better compete for...

Halloween 2022 frightful across city

It's November, and that's a good thing if you scare easily. The ghosts, pumpkins and headstones that popped up in yards across Maricopa for Halloween...

P&Z approves zoning for commercial project

The Planning & Zoning Commission unanimously approved land use and zoning changes Oct. 24 for a 3.6-acre commercial development near the southeastern corner of...

Marshalls’ opening pushed to Nov. 13

The city’s shopping landscape is poised for change. Marshalls soon will open its Maricopa store in Sonoran Creek Marketplace at 20250 N. John Wayne Pkwy.,...

Public arts could be step toward uplifting civic pride, council agrees

Maricopa City Council gave city staff approval to explore creating a public arts initiative that could yield physical displays and performance arts. City Chief Financial...

Living Word ministry strives to be beacon of prayer in Oct. 30 debut

When a new ministry debuts Sunday evening, the pastor delivering a message of hope to the downtrodden will have heightened credibility. He has been there,...

Jehovah’s Witness wants to build Kingdom Hall in city

Jehovah’s Witness is proposing to build a Kingdom Hall in Maricopa. The 3,225-square-foot, single-story building would be at 40559 W. Honeycutt Road. Kingdom Hall is a...
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American Legion Spooktacular Car Show set Sunday at Veterans Center

Do you enjoy viewing unique cars? There will be 10 categories of vehicles on display Sunday, Oct. 30, as American Legion Post 133 and Sons...

Eastbound I-10 closed from SR 51 to US 60 this weekend

Eastbound Interstate 10 will be closed from State Route 51 to U.S. 60 from 10 p.m. Friday until to 4 a.m. Monday, the Arizona...

Tractor Supply Co. site to be in The Wells near Walmart

Tractor Supply Co., the largest rural-lifestyle retailer in the U.S., is coming to Maricopa with a bang. The retail giant plans to bring its new...

Candidates for District 16 seats in State Senate, House discuss priorities

Maricopans who are not voting early by mail will cast their votes for Arizona District 16 Senate and House candidates in the general election...