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City’s growth entices high-end, sit-down Mexican restaurant

Maricopa leaders have been saying that with increasing population comes the shopping, entertainment and dining options for which a city feeling growing pains clamors. That...
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Starbucks reopens after long closure

UPDATE: Tuesday, Dec. 1, 5:15 p.m. Starbucks reopened Tuesday after 10-day-or-so closure. The store was closed out of an abundance of caution after an employee...
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AZ researchers: 3-week lockdown needed to avoid COVID ‘catastrophe’

A shelter-in-place order in Arizona, from Tuesday through Dec. 22, is necessary to avoid a public health “catastrophe,” a team of coronavirus researchers is...
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UltraStar’s Saks: Ak-Chin takeover was always the plan

Adam Saks knew the day was coming for a long time, and it arrived Friday. The Ak-Chin Community took over operations of the entertainment complex...

COVID-19 outbreak to close MUSD school for 16 days

A Maricopa elementary school will be closed for 16 days, starting Tuesday, after a coronavirus outbreak was reported Monday. In a message on its homepage,...

MHS suspends in-person learning due to lack of staff

Starting Nov. 3, Maricopa High School will suspend in-person learning through Nov. 13. According to communications sent to parents by Maricopa Unified School District, the...
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Pinal just misses key benchmark for business reopenings

Maricopa businesses will have to remain closed for now as Pinal County missed a key benchmark in its efforts to reach a moderate level...
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Economist forecasts bright future for Pinal

Homeowners in Pinal County looking for signs of what is to come in the housing market can rest easy, according to a leading expert...

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...

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...
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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...

MUSD sets new start date for in-person instruction

  Maricopa Unified School District will come back to in-person classes Sept. 8. That is the day after Labor Day and two weeks after Gov. Doug...

55-and-older residents now eligible for COVID vaccine

Good news prevailed in this week’s COVID-19 virus reporting issued by Pinal County Public Health. There were only 52 new cases in the county...
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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...

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...

City, partner to offer COVID-19 vaccine in one-day clinic

The City of Maricopa will partner with Southwestern Pediatrics and Family Care to offer 400 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in a one-day clinic...

MUSD confirms COVID case at elementary

  Maricopa Unified School District announced today another case of COVID-19, the third since the beginning of the school year. A staff member at Saddleback Elementary...

MUSD may push back in-person start

  The superintendent of Maricopa Unified School District said Wednesday that a return to in-person education Sept. 8 is “unrealistic.” Among the three benchmarks set by...
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Hundreds get COVID-19 vaccine at all-day clinic

Hundreds of people were inoculated against COVID-19 on Saturday as part of an all-day clinic organized by the City and a medical practice in...

MUSD studies hybrid or closure in wake of COVID

Overwhelmed. It was a term used frequently at a Monday meeting hosted by Arizona Superintendent Kathy Hoffman with school leaders and Health Director Dr....

After more COVID cases, 245 at MHS in quarantine

Two days after Maricopa Unified School District had to close down an elementary school, three new cases of COVID-19 were reported at the high...

MUSD to close middle school as quarantine limits teachers

Numbers of COVID-19 cases had been creeping up recently at Maricopa Wells Middle School. Today, the school district opted to close the school from...
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Both Maricopa middle schools closed due to COVID-19

The Maricopa Unified School District has shut down both of its middle schools for in-person learning just days after returning to the classroom. District students...

2 more MUSD schools close campuses

COVID-19 has caused the extended closure of two more schools in the Maricopa Unified School District. The reach of quarantine rather than the spread of...
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District closes Maricopa High School for rest of week

Maricopa High School will close Thursday and Friday due to staff quarantines. Students will learn from home and return to campus on Monday for classes. A...
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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),...
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Update: Some Pinal community partners get Moderna vaccine

UPDATE, Dec. 21, 5:17 p.m. Pinal County Public Health announced Monday that a small number of its community partners have received shipment of COVID-19 Moderna...
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MUSD keeps COVID protocols, approves raises for staff

Despite all three secondary schools suspending in-person learning for a period of time since Feb. 3, the Maricopa Unified School District Governing Board chose...
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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...

MUSD board rejects extension of Winter Break

The Maricopa Unified School District Governing Board voted unanimously Wednesday night to reject its superintendent’s recommendation to extend Winter Break. School will resume after the...
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