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Hoffman: Setting definite date for reopening schools ‘unreasonable’

  While extending the closure time of some businesses, Gov. Doug Ducey pulled a start date for schools “off the table.” State Superintendent Kathy Hoffman said...
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MUSD may delay start of school

Casting doubt that the district will be prepared to start school July 23 as tentatively scheduled, the Maricopa Unified School District Governing Board will...

Global Water contributes $20,000 to F.O.R. Maricopa

  As the need in Maricopa continues to rise in the COVID-19 pandemic, community partners continue to support one another. With many recent contributions coming...

MUSD looks toward next school year through COVID-colored lenses

Maricopa Unified School District has $950,000 from the CARES Act, but it’s seeing the costs ahead as it plans an opening strategy in the...

Boys & Girls Club pivots to open new branch in strange times

  This year was supposed to be the big debut of the new branch of the Boys & Girls Club at Maricopa Unified School District,...
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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...

Get face masks from 10 a.m. to noon Friday

The resurgency of positive cases of coronavirus in Arizona underscores the importance of wearing face masks in public to prevent the spread of the...
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Ducey: Gyms, pools can reopen Wednesday

Gyms and pools can reopen on Wednesday with implementation of public health protections and CDC guidelines, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced in a Tuesday...

Spreading love and hope in time of COVID-19

While some Maricopans are putting up Christmas lights, others are painting windows  in a sign of solidarity to spread love and hope as families...
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Impact of COVID-19 on house assessments may take years to appear

COVID-19 has left a lot of economic markers in its wake, but one of the last pockets of the economy where it may appear...

Coronavirus tax relief

By Chris J. Scroggin The federal government, including the U.S. Treasury Department and the IRS, have taken remarkable steps to assist individuals and small businesses...

Maricopan recovering after ‘awful’ bout with COVID-19

A Rancho El Dorado resident is recovering from COVID-19 and wants to emphasize to his fellow Maricopans how contagious the virus is. Terry Atkins believes...

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...

As unemployment rises, county launches ‘Pinal Works’

Arizona had the third most unemployment claims in the country as the unemployment rate grew from 4.5% in February to 5.5% in March. National numbers...

InMaricopa to distribute face masks from 8-10 a.m. today

Even as Gov. Doug Ducey extended his stay-at-home order through May 15, he began to relax some of the restrictions in place to prevent...

Homestead lights up with Christmas spirit during coronavirus

Residents in the Homestead North subdivision are brightening spirits during the COVID-19 outbreak by putting up Christmas lights in their front yards. “The Christmas lights...

Maricopa small businesses receive $7 million in PPP loans

  Maricopa small businesses received more than $7 million in federal loans through the Paycheck Protection Program. Farmers, lawyers, doctors and exterminators were on the list...

Beacons of Light: Food banks stepped up as COVID-19 increased community need

  By Fran Lyons Wendy Webb, executive director of F.O.R. Maricopa food bank, hoped to get a portion of the financial aid for food banks that...

Pinal to sue feds to force Ducey to give CARES money

Railing against Gov. Doug Ducey, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors is preparing a lawsuit against the federal government.Right now our governor is systematically...

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...

1st coronavirus deaths in Pinal County reported

The Pinal County Public Health Department announced the death of two residents as a result of COVID-19. They were the first deaths related to...

COVID-19 Timeline

Dec. 26                  First coronavirus case diagnosed in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China Dec. 29                  Pinal County Detention Center creates screening protocol Jan. 26                   First Arizona...

Pathway seniors get drive-in graduation to end memorable year (GALLERY)

It was a tightly organized, drive-in graduation ceremony for Sequoia Pathway Academy graduates Wednesday. Seniors and their families arrived in a line of cars off...

What to do if someone in your home has COVID-19

Tips from CDC Centers from Disease Control and Prevention offered the following tips for those caring for someone in their home who has a diagnosis...
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Families line up for MUSD laptops (GALLERY)

Monday, Maricopa Unified School District began distributing laptops to all students, starting with the incoming freshmen at Maricopa High School. The drive-through line started...

Small business, nonprofit applications for AZCares money now open

This morning, the City of Maricopa opened its application process for small business and nonprofits affected by COVID-19 to receive AZCares funds. The new webpage...

City seeks to rework bonds, union agreements

COVID-19, fire and police unions and refinancing of municipal bonds are coming before Maricopa City Council this week. The council is set to have...

Seniors reflect on loss of would-be high school memories

“I know people are dying and in really bad situations. So, I feel super guilty that I’m upset about losing a senior prom...

County law enforcement adapts to keep COVID-19 cases low

Local crime stories have been less frequent in the last few weeks. While it has been fairly quiet in the City of Maricopa, police...

Maricopa teachers bring it home, find creative ways to connect (VIDEO)

“This is a crazy time, and I don't think any of us expected to ever be teaching like this.”The things that our kids are concerned...

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