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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

BLM: Long-awaited Box Canyon shooting range to open in November

Shooting enthusiasts in the area, rejoice. The Box Canyon Shooting Range is scheduled to open in November -- finally, according to the U.S. Bureau...
State Route 347 Sign

Proposition 469 informational open house set for Thursday

The Pinal Regional Transportation Authority plans a public open house to provide information on Proposition 469 at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Maricopa Library...
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...

Editor: Inflation, the new COVID-19

For the last few years, the reason behind labor and material shortages could be easily summed up: COVID-19. It was the reason for empty...

State Supreme Court nixes mask, vax bans

The Arizona Supreme Court today found several elements of the state’s 2022 budget, including a ban on face mask mandates in K-12 schools, violate...
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Vaccine mandate? City leaders weigh in

Vaccine mandates are becoming more prevalent every day, with tens of thousands of people across the country facing the loss of their jobs for...

Survivor forming COVID support group

Grace Gomez has had four generations of her family infected with COVID-19. She knows first-hand how valuable a support group could be, so she...
Tom O'Halleran

O’Halleran: ‘I hate that we have to force people to take a vaccine’

Arizona Congressman Tom O’Halleran supports President Joe Biden’s order for mandatory COVID-19 vaccine rules for large companies but told InMaricopa in an exclusive interview...
Gomez Family

COVID support group forming

A local woman who has had four generations of her family infected with COVID-19 is forming a group for local residents to offer support,...

Chairman Miller: I’m Sorry

Dear Editor, On the September 1, 2021, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors acting as the board of directors for the Public Health District meeting...
Bob Marsh_dais 2020

City council members mixed on mask mandates

Mask mandates are a hot topic. Public opinion and public policy differ greatly. In some cities, masks are mandated by government, business, and schools;...
Murray Siegel

Opinion: Volunteer teacher offers own mandate

I have been teaching math since 1974, and I have been teaching as a volunteer at Butterfield ES since 2016. I have a strong...
Dr Ronnie Manns at MUSD mtg 8-25-21

No MUSD mask mandate – yet

In what is becoming the norm, COVID-19 cases and masks were the primary focus of Wednesday’s Maricopa Unified School District Governing Board meeting. The agenda...
Jim Jordan 8-11-21 MUSD

MUSD board to debate mask mandate

The Maricopa Unified School District Governing Board will hear and possibly vote on a recommendation from the district staff at its meeting Wednesday for...
Arizona State Fair via Twitter

Change of plans: State Fair moves back to Phoenix

The 2021 Arizona State Fair is moving back to the fairgrounds. It was previously announced the annual event would be held at Wild Horse Pass...
COVID-19 virus

Brandenburg: Long COVID may result from autoantibodies

BY AL BRANDENBURG An increasing number of COVID-19 survivors are experiencing symptoms weeks or months after the infection has cleared in what is known informally...
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Pinal County renters still eligible for COVID aid

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, both renters and landlords in Pinal County can continue to apply for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP),...
Lopeman at 5-12-21 MUSD Meeting

MHS graduation prompts end to quarantine mandate, increase in guests

With the end of the school year in sight, the Maricopa Unified School District Wednesday lifted its mandatory quarantine edict for students and staff...

City council meets sans masks, plexiglass dividers

On a night when the Maricopa City Council meeting was short on both action and drama, it stood out from other council meetings since...
MHS Juan Garavito

Seniors, teachers take new skills beyond pandemic

For the second straight year, the graduating class at Maricopa High School will collect their diplomas during the pandemic. But while last year’s graduates had...

Poll recap: Most will wear masks if businesses require them

Last Monday, InMaricopa published an unofficial poll to assess – informally – where we are with wearing masks due to the pandemic. We asked, “Will...
John Callaway Arizona Law Dawgs

Record gun sales spurred by COVID, sustained by politics

The COVID-19 pandemic changed everyday life, mainly for the worse. Small businesses were hit especially hard, with many industries such as restaurants, bars, hair...
Santa Rosa Elementary School

MUSD gets nearly $2M for repairs, upgrades

The Maricopa Unified School District will receive nearly $2 million in state grants to repair and upgrade several district facilities. The grants are provided as...
Maricopa High Graduation 2018

Maricopa High School planning in-person graduation

As the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic begins to loosen, signs of a return to normalcy are emerging around town. One of those signs is...
Chris J. Scoggin Chaston Tax

Scoggin: Detailing the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

Since the start of the pandemic one year ago, the Federal Government has provided about $6 trillion in total economic relief to individuals, businesses...
Night Market

Masks recommended, but not required, for Salsa Night Market

Masks will not be required for Saturday night’s Salsa Festival and Night Market, but they are recommended, the City of Maricopa announced Friday. An executive...
Arizona State Fair via Twitter

2021 Arizona State Fair moving to new location

Maricopa residents have a big new event in the immediate area to love – or hate. The Arizona Exposition and State Fair Board (AESF) decided...
Doug Ducey Tucson UofA

Ducey rolls back all COVID-19 mitigation requirements

All remaining COVID-19 mitigation requirements in Arizona – local mask mandates included –were rolled back Thursday. A new executive order from Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey...
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COVID-19 vaccine available this week for ages 16 and older

The COVID-19 vaccine will be available to all state residents 16 and older beginning this week. Registration at state-operated sites in Maricopa County will begin...
Price State of Emergency COVID

Mayor to rescind COVID-19 emergency powers a year later

Mayor Christian Price will rescind his Declaration of Emergency for the pandemic on Saturday, one year to the day after it was enacted. The action...