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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

POLL RECAP: Maricopa parents split on in-person classes for their children

With the Maricopa Unified School District #20 opening middle and high schools this week for in-person instruction, InMaricopa wanted to see how parents felt...
Copper Sky Aquatic Center

Copper Sky staffer tests positive for coronavirus

Another staffer at Copper Sky has tested positive for coronavirus. The employee worked the front desk at the Aquatic Center, the city announced late Friday...

Charter high schools pave way to get kids back on campus

  Charter high schools are setting an example for returning to campus amid COVID-19 as Maricopa Unified School District prepares to bring back secondary students...

Make a reservation: Copper Sky to reopen this week

The Copper Sky Multigenerational Recreation Center will reopen Thursday on a reservation-only basis to facilitate physical distancing. The facility will open with limited hours before...

Pinal to again ask Ducey to reallocate ‘fair’ COVID funding

Pinal County will come knocking on Gov. Doug Ducey’s door again. The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to bring its COVID-19 data back to the...

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...

COVID benchmarks achieved for return to school campuses

  Pinal County now meets the recommended benchmarks for schools to return to in-person classes. That does not necessarily mean Maricopa Unified School District will be...

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...
COVID-19 Business Benchmarks Pinal

Pinal hits COVID-19 benchmarks to reopen businesses

Some businesses in Maricopa will be able to enter phase one of reopening after Pinal County moved Thursday to a moderate level of community...

Parents question MUSD on off-campus education experience

  How long will children be learning from a distance? Tough questions and enlightening feedback came at Maricopa Unified School District administrators in a virtual meeting...

Q&A with Maricopa High School Principal Deana McNamee

Born and raised in Northern Arizona, Deana McNamee was an administrator at Winslow Unified School District when she was named this year as principal...

Fall high school sports get go-ahead from AIA

  Arizona Interscholastic Association is letting its fall sports season move forward as planned. The executive board met Wednesday to endorse the latest guidelines from the...

Positive COVID-19 test puts MHS football, wrestling into quarantine

  Maricopa Unified School District informed parents Monday a high school student tested positive for COVID-19. Though classes are being conducted online, some student-athletes are preparing...

ESS teachers raise worries about ‘rushed’ in-person plan

  Being required to offer in-person schooling for special-education students by Monday, 10 teachers at Maricopa Elementary School are asking for more time and lots...

County Health: New data from prisons could impact schools, business

Pinal County’s public health director is warning that school and business dashboards for COVID-19 are going to be harmed by tests in correctional facilities. Tascha...
Copper Sky program

Copper Sky to lift reservation policy, reactivate memberships

Ahead of Thursday morning's news that Pinal County had earned the three benchmarks necessary for businesses to reopen, the staff at Copper Sky Recreation...

Fall sports comeback: The 3-sport student-athlete

  High school athletes have been on pins and needles in preparation for what they hope is a fall season of competition. Football will be...
Planet Fitness gym

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...

Walgreens quietly opens 2nd store

After a 13-year wait, the new Walgreens opened its doors Monday. The store at 41840 W. Maricopa-Casa Grande Hwy. was built before the Great Recession...

MUSD compliance means some in-person schooling next week

  Parents will no longer have to fill out a weekly attendance log. That was one update to the Maricopa Unified School District’s distance learning plan...

Divided MUSD board compromises on start dates

In what was called a tradeoff, Maricopa Unified School District will open elementary campuses Sept. 14 and middle schools and the high school Sept....
Maricopa City Council

Maricopa, Pinal County to receive millions in CARES Act funds

After cities and counties protested, with Pinal County going so far as to start a lawsuit, Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday announced distribution of...
Ross Reopening May 2020

At Ross, crowd of shoppers finds sale is worth the waits

The sale was on Wednesday at Ross Dress for Less and shoppers waited in line for close to an hour to get inside for...

Facemask distribution continues in InMaricopa parking lot

The InMaricopa team has distributed over 1,500 surgical masks to over 500 vehicles by drive-through, with the highest number of residents driving by on...
UltraStar Multi-tainment Center Maricopa AZ

Coming soon? Movie theater, gyms, bars may reopen this week

A number of Maricopa businesses still closed due to COVID-19 restrictions may be able to open Thursday. The Arizona Department of Health Services expects that,...
Kristina Donnay Maricopa Wellness Center

Kristina Donnay, the nurse who stepped up on COVID-19 testing

When Kristina Donnay took it upon herself in April to provide coronavirus testing in Maricopa, she didn’t anticipate working weeks on end in the...

Going the distance: New school year starts virtually online

Platforms in use at Maricopa schools for distance learning   Edgenuity Founded: 1998 Grades; K-12 Solutions: Core curriculum, credit recovery, exceptional learners, intervention, personalized learning, summer school, test...

When stay at home order kicked internet into overdrive, families shifted gears

The coronavirus pandemic turned everyday routines upside down.We are all using the internet basically all day long.. Millions of U.S. families hunkered down together under...

No mandatory face masks in Maricopa, mayor decides

Use of face masks in Maricopa will not be mandatory, the city mayor has decided. Mayor Christian Price announced on Facebook Wednesday afternoon that he...
Dutch Bros COVID-19

Dutch Bros closes abruptly after worker tests positive for coronavirus

A worker at the Dutch Bros coffee shop in Maricopa has tested positive for coronavirus. In letter to the community, posted on the Facebook page...

Wunderground Shortcode

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