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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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,...

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...

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 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...
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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...

MUSD to hand out thousands of laptops starting Monday

Maricopa Unified School District will begin distributing Lenovo laptops and technology to students next week. The district has just over 7,600 devices, and enrollment has...

Reader poll results: Maricopa divided on free COVID-19 testing event

With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise in Arizona, The Maricopa Wellness Center and the Arizona Department of Health Services have scheduled a drive-thru testing...
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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...

AZCares funds cause confusion at Maricopa Pantry

  Maricopa Pantry was caught in No Man’s Land in the effort to land funds to mitigate the costs of COVID-19 on its operation. The food...

2nd COVID-19 testing blitz scheduled

A second COVID-19 testing blitz will be held in Maricopa. That event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 1, according to Kristina Donnay, the medical director...

Yet another way COVID-19 is short-changing businesses

A sign at the McDonald’s drive-thru on John Wayne Parkway is proof the Great National Coin Shortage has reached Maricopa. The sign asks customers paying...

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...

Schools enhance health, mental health protocols to start new school year

  Getting children back on school campuses is less fun than it sounds.Self-regulation and stress-management are going to be really, really important this year. The opening...
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Councilmember: Wear mask, respect others

By Councilmember Henry Wade Hello Maricopa, I hope this note finds you and your family well. These are some challenging times that we find ourselves in...
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Ducey tells residents to ‘stay home’ – but no new order

Stay home to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Gov. Doug Ducey implored residents on Thursday, stopping short of re-instituting an order to enforce that...

MUSD sets start date for new school year

  Maricopa Unified School District will begin school July 30. The school year will begin online with two different virtual academies. A 6-12 Virtual Academy, which...

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,...

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...

City plans 2 fireworks shows on Fourth, but will close Copper Sky

There will be not one but two fireworks displays in the city on the Fourth of July, but residents won't be able to watch...

Wild Horse Pass opens after 2-week closure

  Wild Horse Pass Casino and other Gila River gaming facilities are re-engaging their COVID-19 safety plan as they reopen after a two-week closure. The casinos...

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...

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...
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3 lifeguards at Copper Sky test positive for COVID-19

Three lifeguards at the Copper Sky Multigenerational Recreation Complex have tested positive for coronavirus. None of the lifeguards have worked since June 20, according to...

Governor re-closes some businesses, delays start of school year

Bars, gyms and movie theaters will be shutting down again, and school kids will have more weeks of vacation. Gov. Doug Ducey announced today all...

MUSD to host special meeting on delaying school year

As discussed last week, Maricopa Unified School District Governing Board plans to meet in special session Monday at 6:30 p.m. to discuss changing the...
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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...

Maricopa vote and discuss this year’s 4th of July festivity plans

With Independence Day right around the corner, many folks have one thing on their mind – fireworks. This year, the City of Maricopa will stage...

Maricopa weighs in on 4th of July festivity plans

With Independence Day right around the corner, many folks have one thing on their mind – fireworks. This year, the City of Maricopa will stage...

Local sales stay on trend despite pandemic

How have you been shopping since COVID-19? Transaction privilege tax, often simplified as TPT or sales tax, is an indicator of consumer activity in any...

Harrah’s Ak-Chin mandates face mask policy

Face masks became mandatory at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Hotel and Casino at noon Wednesday, according to an email sent to Caesar’s Rewards members. The universal mask...

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