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Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Arizona Opens Again

Partial retail re-opening set for Monday; dine-in restaurant plan coming

It has been 30 days since Arizonans were asked to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic and non-essential businesses tightened their belts. Today, Gov....

Harrah’s Ak-Chin rescheduling guest stars

The Events Center at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino is reworking its entertainment schedule as COVID-19 has caused cancellations and postponements of several shows. Here is...

What MHS senior athletes left on the field

  Under normal circumstances, Arizona high school athletes would be prepping for state competition right now, trying to earn a spot in tournament play or...

State Medicaid program to make early payments of $41M to health care providers

The Medicaid agency in Arizona will help sustain health care providers during the coronavirus pandemic by advancing more than $41 million in scheduled payments. The...

State plans ‘testing blitz’ for COVID-19 over 3 weekends

Gov. Doug Ducey announced an effort to test 30,000-60,000 Arizonans for coronavirus during the next three weekends. Arizona Department of Heath Services is heading the...

Ak-Chin employees get another payroll extension

The Ak-Chin Indian Community Tribal Council has once again approved funding that will extend payroll for its employees for another two weeks, through May...
Maricopa Magazine Covers

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...

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...

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...

Pinal city managers share COVID-19 experience

The shutdown caused by COVID-19 has “forced” municipal governments and residents to get more tech savvy. It has also sparked innovations. In a virtual meeting...

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...

No, Maricopa never really considered filling skatepark with sand

When coronavirus became a public health concern weeks ago, municipalities across America took action to close down recreational programs and facilities that could not...

Gas prices plunge during COVID-19, but Maricopa lags

Fuel prices across the county have dropped significantly as crude oil value has plummeted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the city of...

Governor loosens ban on elective surgery as expiration nears for executive orders

Gov. Doug Ducey is lifting the ban on elective surgeries beginning May 1. Non-essential medical procedures had been set aside to free up equipment and...

Need a face mask? We have you covered

Did you know wearing a face mask, even a very simple one, can keep droplets from your breath, coughs and sneezing from spreading in...

The Maricopa Comeback: Help us help you

2019 novel coronavirus, a.k.a. COVID-19 (COrona VIrus Disease 2019). It’s all-consuming. Even if you are not infected, you are affected. We all are. In our...

Some – not all – see government assistance as path through pandemic

“It’s very important our local restaurants and businesses gain back the business as soon as possible. Hopefully by the end of April, the worst...

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...

Impromptu food pantry at InMaricopa

We all struggle at times, and none of us are immune to the economic catastrophe our country is experiencing. Some may be impacted less,...

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...

Girl Scout earns highest award for founding Multicultural Club

A Maricopa Girl Scout won the Gold Award for outstanding community service and creating sustainable change in the city of Maricopa. Maricopa High School junior...

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...

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...

‘Relay’ team gives away lunches on Good Friday (VIDEO)

With Friday being Good Friday, it was an official day off for Maricopa schools. That left a question mark for those families relying on...

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...

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...

City closes dog park amid coronavirus

The dog park at Copper Sky Regional Park had been one of the amenities that remained accessible after the center, pool and playgrounds were...

COVID-19 policies, new high school, resignations on MUSD agenda

Maricopa Unified School District Governing Board will discuss policies necessitated by COVID-19 just as the virus has changed how the board meets. The meeting will...

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...

Individuals, businesses get break in COVID-19 stimulus package

As part of the “stimulus” package to reinvigorate the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic, taxpayer rebates and small-business relief are on the way. This includes...

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