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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...

AG: Police can enforce emergency declaration

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich issued a formal legal opinion today regarding the lawful authority of local law enforcement and county sheriffs to enforce...

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...
Moderna COVID vaccine

Pinal adds 65 and over to early vaccine group

Pinal County Public Health and its community partner vaccination teams have added persons 65 and older to the 1B-1 early vaccination group, increasing the...

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...
Maricopa High School

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...

Early ballots coming in heavily ahead of election

  Six days from Election Day, Pinal County is thousands of voters ahead of its 2016 number of early ballots. The Recorder’s Office is gearing up...

At Pinal jail, coronavirus screening protocols were stepped up months ago

  By Bob McGovern While U.S. health officials say they expect the number of cases of coronavirus to climb dramatically in the coming days, Pinal County...

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...

County approves more COVID relief for businesses, eases qualifying requirements

Pinal County is opening a third round of funding for businesses impacted by COVID-19. The funds are for first-time applicants operating businesses in unincorporated areas. “Those...

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...

MUSD board to discuss challenges of opening next school year

How Maricopa Unified School District will open for the new school year remains a thorny question for the governing board. It will be the topic...
Maricopa City Hall

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

AIA delays winter sports season until January

  In Arizona, the winter season of the high school sports year typically start the first of December, even earlier if Thanksgiving weekend tournaments are...
Native Pat Kieny

Lifting of occupancy limits has limited impact on restaurants

Gov. Doug Ducey’s rollback on Friday of occupancy limits on restaurants and other businesses will have limited impact at one popular Maricopa eatery. The order...

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...

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,...
Lopeman at 5-12-21 MUSD Meeting

MHS graduation prompts end to quarantine mandate, increase in guests

With the end of the school year in sight, the Maricopa Unified School District Wednesday lifted its mandatory quarantine edict for students and staff...

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...
Global Water Assistance

Global Water helped community with $140K for COVID relief in 2020

Global Water Resources continued to be a strong supporter of Maricopa community initiatives during 2020, including contributions of more than $140,000 to area programs. “Due...

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...
Copper Sky program

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...

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...

MHS student tests positive for COVID-19

Maricopa Unified School District announced the following: On Oct. 13, Maricopa High School received notification that one of its students tested positive for COVID-19. Pursuant to...

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...
Native Grill & Wings Maricopa AZ

Restaurant closes for deep cleaning after positive COVID-19 case

A popular Maricopa restaurant immediately closed Friday after learning an employee tested positive for coronavirus. A staffer at Native Grill & Wings, who last worked...
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