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Saturday, December 3, 2022

Arizona’s favorite Thanksgiving sides: Do your taste buds and traditions agree?

With less than two weeks until Thanksgiving Day, the age-old debate is revived: What are the best companions to that coveted T-Day turkey? We have...

Mayor: Prop 469 would help all Maricopans

As the new mayor of the City of Maricopa, I remain concerned about an old problem that needs to be addressed. Roads and freeways...

Editor: November a time to reflect

I’ve always loved November. The crisp days of autumn and the smell of burning leaves — it was legal then — are pleasant memories from...

Opinion: Prop. 469 would deliver better quality of life to Pinal County

We can improve the quality of life in Pinal County for years to come by voting YES on Proposition 469. Among many other projects, the...

Poll: Maricopans don’t like to gamble with their money

Are you judicious with a buck? Results of our InMaricopa reader poll indicate that Maricopans are. Our question this week was, “A $320,000 Fantasy 5 winning...

Is my relationship toxic?

Domestic violence (aka intimate partner violence, dating abuse or relationship abuse) is defined as a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain...
Box Canyon Construction

Letter: Enough gun firing, vehicles on dirt roads south of the city

Editor: As longtime residents of the area south of Maricopa, our family would like to say that we oppose any development in our mountains to...

Poll: Maricopans favor school vouchers 

Education has been a hot-button issue in Arizona in recent years, and Gov. Doug Ducey has been at the heart of much of it. Ducey...
Ron Smith Maricopa

Options for senior housing, care

When it comes to decisions regarding housing at the time of retirement, most everyone is simply trying to decide where they want to live....

Editor: It’s a pleasure to tell your stories of a great community

Hello, Maricopa! This is my first direct message to you as the new InMaricopa editorial director, and I have to say I am so impressed...

Poll: Readers welcome fall with open – and sweaty – arms

Readers of InMaricopa are highly intelligent, a fact evidenced by the results of this week’s reader poll. Nearly 67 percent of the 145 voters this...

Teresa Martinez receives councilman’s endorsement for House

Editor: It is my privilege and honor to endorse Teresa Martinez for election in the Arizona House of Representatives in 2022. Teresa was appointed to serve...

Poll: Readers want to sync, shorten traffic signals

Most of our InMaricopa reader polls have a couple of responses that generate about the same number of votes. But this week we asked...

Opinion: Passage of Pinal County transportation tax vital to Maricopa

Pinal County and many of our communities are once again leading Arizona in the rate of population growth, growing living-wage jobs and becoming a...

Poll: New traffic signal on SR 347 not helping commuters 

the Arizona Department of Transportation activated a traffic signal at State Route 347 and Old Maricopa Road on Aug. 15 to allow motorists on...

Expert: How to keep that summer glow

No matter how much we love the feel of the sun on our skin, we must acknowledge the sun can damage our skin. That...

Realtor: Outdoor amenities add value to homes

This is the perfect time of year to get out and get active right as the summer heat wave is leaving Maricopa — and...
Al Brandenburg Maricopa

Planting a garden? The merits of raised, in-ground beds

Planting a new garden? Are you torn between what type of garden bed you should use? When establishing a garden, you can either choose a...

Experts: Tenant needs changing as rental values soar

Rental rates have increased steadily over the past five years, but the pandemic has created a sharper price increase. Tenants are placing greater value...
Ron Smith Maricopa

Smith: In emergencies, preparedness instills confidence

It’s that time of year when we are reminded by Mother Nature that emergency situations can happen quickly with limited warning. Although Arizona has...

Realtor: Inventory, mortgage rates drive prices lower

Real estate market inventory in Maricopa continues to climb as home sellers drop prices to attract fewer buyers. In fact, inventory — the number of...
Joan Koczor

Koczor: Alzheimer’s, dementia, take huge toll on families, economy

September is World Alzheimer’s Month. This year’s theme — “Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer’s” — highlights the importance of support for those diagnosed with the...

Plumber: Maintenance extends life of water heaters

Do you wonder if water heater flushes are necessary? Do you do regular maintenance on your water heater? Well, if not, you should be....
Rich Vitiello

Vitiello: Thank you

Dear Maricopa: THANK YOU! I appreciate your confidence in me, allowing me to serve on our City Council for another four years. I asked for your...
Harriet Phelps

Phelps: The pandemic’s emotional toll

School is in session and, hopefully, a routine has been established and the children are adjusting well. But there may be concerns that loom...

September is Suicide Prevention Month — and perfect time to learn signs, symptoms

Every 11 minutes, a person dies by suicide. In 2020, 45,979 individuals took their own life. Almost as many people who live in the...

Readers think surf park a good idea

InMaricopa readers voted in droves in this week’s poll, with 717 answering the question, “Is PHX Surf Park, proposed in Maricopa, a good idea?” A...

Poll: Readers don’t feel the “Inflation Reduction Act” will live up to name

Color our poll respondents cynical this week. A majority of voters in our weekly unscientific poll, 53.29% – said they thought the $739 billion “Inflation...
Harriet Phelps

Phelps: Understanding mental health – and the stigma of mental illness

Defining mental health or its opposite — mental illness — is a daunting task. Mental health includes our emotional state: how we feel, how we...

Poll: Most respondents have some doubts about election accuracy

Seven days after the Aug. 2 primary election the winners in the Maricopa City Council race became clear. But the multiple election mistakes by...