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Maricopa businessman set to deliver 2 million COVID test kits

  A multi-million-dollar company started out of a house in Maricopa is working to give away COVID-19 test kits in Arizona and California. Damien Carter, 38,...
Al Brandenburg Maricopa

A second COVID-19 wave? Seniors should prepare now

With the holidays upon us, the biggest threat to our health is another wave of COVID-19 cases. We already know our generation is the...

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...
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Library, some Copper Sky services to restart next week

The Maricopa Public Library will reopen Monday with restrictions in place as some member services return at Copper Sky. Access to the library will be...

AZ Health confirms 1st coronavirus death

The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) have confirmed the first death due to COVID-19 in...
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From 2,000 miles away, I saw something special in Maricopa. I hope you do,...

I’ve lived in Maricopa for nine days. But I’ve been around the block. As a journalist. I came here from Pennsylvania for an opportunity to return...

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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Ducey sticking with schools reopening date

The plan to reopen Arizona schools on Aug. 17 is on course, Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday afternoon. Amid heightened concerns about a surge of...
Poll results Winter Break

POLL RECAP: More than half supported Winter Break extension

On Wednesday night, the Maricopa Unified School District Governing Board went against the administration's recommendation to extend Winter Break by four days out of...

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...

Arizona gets federal emergency funds

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced aid has been made available for Arizona as requested by Gov. Doug Ducey. The funds are to supplement state,...

City application process for AZCares funds starts this week

  Maricopa small businesses and others may start applying for AZCares money from City Hall starting Thursday. The city council worked out the timing and some...

Concurrent teaching tries to close gap between in-person and online students

A little blood, some broken glass, strands of hair and, of course, a “dead body” are all important parts of crime scenes at Desert...

COVID-19 testing coming to Maricopa – and it’s free

Free COVID-19 testing will be available in Maricopa on Saturday. The Maricopa Wellness Center and the Arizona Department of Health Services have scheduled a drive-thru...

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...

F.O.R. Maricopa gets food delivery from Eloy restaurant

On top of receiving free roof repairs, the F.O.R Maricopa food bank just received another major contribution in the form of over 1,400 pounds of...
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UltraStar closes 347 Grill after positive COVID-19 case

The UltraStar Multi-tainment Center is temporarily closing its 347 Grill restaurant and 10 Pins take-out program after a person who was at the facility...
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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...

County falls short of school COVID benchmarks

  Thursday’s numbers for COVID-19 mitigation benchmarks were one step forward and one step back for schools wanting to bring students back to campus. Pinal County...
Jaime Buchholz

Where are they now: Princess moves from pageant lines to front lines

Back in 2015, Jaime Buchholz, then 24, was finishing her star-studded run as Miss City of Maricopa. Aging out of the program and fulfilling...

Ducey order causes confusion for schools awaiting start-date clarification

  Gov. Doug Ducey’s announcement Tuesday that the start of school will be delayed caused some chaos among education administrators at the local and state...

City Hall adapting to COVID-19’s ‘very deep but very brief’ impact

In city parks, playground equipment will be blocked off and restrooms will be closed. Maricopa Public Library will no longer provide curbside delivery of...
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Council critiques city’s handling of AZCares funds

  Nearly 40 businesses benefited from the City of Maricopa’s distribution of AZCares funds, with over $560,000 disbursed. The funds are to cover the costs...

UltraStar, Harrah’s open doors two months after coronavirus shutdown

As the first customer through the doors Friday morning at UltraStar Multi-tainment Center, four-year-old Jacob Klinzing was headed to play games in the arcade. With...
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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...
Ella Walter Maricopa

In The Villages, frontline workers locked out of pool, clubhouse

Heather Walter and her husband, Ryan, have been working on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic for months. Both work at the same Phoenix-area hospital;...

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...

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...

Letter: Maricopa, how will the city’s budget survive COVID-19?

By Vice Mayor Nancy Smith Ever since the city announced we are reducing the City's primary and secondary property tax rate for 2020-21, we get...

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...
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