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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Drone tour of construction on Porter Road at Copa Flats

InMaricopa photographer Bryan Mordt takes us on a tour of the new Copa Flats community currently under construction. The Planning and Zoning Commission approved the...

ADOT offers tips on driving during monsoon season

Those who have lived in Arizona are prepared for it, as they see it nearly every summer. But for the many newcomers to Maricopa,...
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New traffic light is being installed

A new traffic light is being installed at the intersection of Honeycutt Avenue and Maricopa Road. https://youtu.be/7_pfzftQcTo City officials explained in the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)...

City breaks ground on Sonoran Desert Parkway

The City of Maricopa broke ground Monday on the first leg of what will eventually become a crucial transportation corridor. The Sonoran Desert Parkway, formerly...

Phelps: Keys to effective communication

Getting others to understand our needs and ideas can be complex. The desired outcome is understanding, but how do we get there? What is...

Woman accused of assaulting family member, busting up furniture

A woman was arrested Tuesday night after a causing a commotion at a Glennwilde home and breaking furniture during an argument with a family...

History photo: ‘Instant messaging’ at Maricopa Wells

During the first decade of Arizona’s territorial years, Maricopa Wells served not only as the hub for a network of wagon roads, but also...

Master gardener: Smile-making sunflowers

Plant sunflowers for a garden that will make you smile! Find a sunny place with well-drained soil and plant seeds in early spring or fall,...

Great gift ideas for Dad – just in time for Father’s Day

Dads are notoriously hard to shop for, whether it’s for Father’s Day (next Sunday!) or anything else. While trying to come up with a...

Poll: gas prices impacting travel plans for most

Summer vacations are a staple of American family life. But with gas prices reaching all-time highs almost daily, something has to give – at...
Central Arizona College Maricopa

CAC gets nearly $1.5M to help low-income students

The U.S. Department of Education announced that Central Arizona College will receive a federal Upward Bound grant of $1.49 million to help more low-income...
Murray Siegel

Siegel: Instead of ending Algebra 2 requirement, redesign it

Earlier this year, the Arizona Legislature considered House Bill 2278, which would end one requirement — Algebra 2 — that causes problems for some...

It’s time to vote for the Best Dad InMaricopa

Let's celebrate Father's Day with the Best Dad InMaricopa Contest, sponsored by ACE Maricopa Hardware. Readers will be able to vote for their favorites through...

Another sit-down restaurant on the horizon

Nando’s Mexican Café, a southeast Valley mainstay for nearly 20 years, has chosen Maricopa to build its fifth restaurant, with a target opening date...
U.S. Rep. Tom O'Halleran

O’Halleran votes to pass water bill with $40M for Pinal County

Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted Thursday to pass the Water Resources and Development Act with $40 million of funding for water and wastewater infrastructure...

Morgan: Keeping your monthly payment low amidst interest rate hikes

The price of housing is on the rise. In and of itself, that statement is nothing new these days. A severe shortage of housing inventory...

P&Z preview: City’s request for multi-family zoning near City Hall

The Planning & Zoning Commission will decide Monday whether to change the land use map and zoning for 16.78 acres of City-owned land north...
Desert Passage parcel 8 site plan

Construction to resume at Desert Passage

The Maricopa City Council on Tuesday approved a final plat for the full buildout of the Desert Passage community. The action will permit KB Home...
Ron Smith Maricopa

Smith: Long-term care system broken for those in ‘gigantic middle’

Last month, AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins wrote in the group’s bulletin “the system for helping people who can no longer care for themselves...

City looks to alleviate school traffic on Porter

The City of Maricopa is working with public and charter schools to develop plans to alleviate traffic congestion and the blocking of roadways during...
Dr. Alex Stewart Podiatrist

Maricopa Foot and Ankle can help with pickleball injuries

Dr. Stewart, of Maricopa Foot and Ankle Center, is certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He received his Doctorate of...

ID issues stall investigation of attempted child abduction

After an attempted child abduction last week in Rancho El Dorado, Maricopa Police have questioned a suspect, but due to a lack of definitive...
Al Brandenburg Maricopa

Brandenburg: Fend off threats to Social Security now

The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated many of the issues faced by Social Security, which provides at least 70% of income for about one in six...
DUI

Police: Driver faces multiple charges after hitting pedestrian

A vehicle-pedestrian accident Thursday resulted in the hospitalization of the victim and the arrest of the driver on multiple charges. About 2:35 p.m., Kandice Pyper,...

Koczor: A focus on men’s health

June is Men’s Health Month, a national observance which began in 1994 to raise awareness about health care for men and encourage boys, men...
Meadows sized June 22

Meadows to get another round of mosquito fogging

The property management company for the Maricopa Meadows Homeowners Association will conduct another round of mosquito fogging in the community this weekend. City Property, the...

Poll: Teachers should be able to carry a gun

In the wake of the recent mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, in which 19 grade-school children and two teachers were murdered by a gunman,...
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Central Arizona College enrolling for fall

For more than 50 years, CAC has been serving and educating the diverse communities of Pinal County by providing accessible, educational, economic, cultural, and...

Getting inked: Tattoos and the changing face of those who wear them

It wasn’t long ago that tattoos told quite a different story. The assumption was if you had a tattoo, you were either a sailor, a...

Getting inked: The editor’s experience

Needles are not my thing. I used to pass out when I had to get a vaccination as a kid. Watching the needle touch...