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Joe's Barber Shop Maricopa reopens

Barbers, beauty shops reopen after long pandemic shutdown

Barbers and cosmetologists in Arizona were permitted to reopen their shops Friday after being closed for weeks due to the state's response to the...
Face mask distribution

Get free face masks from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday

Since the Friday expiration of the stay-at-home order, it seems like many Maricopans are exercising caution and limiting their trips out. But if you need...
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...

Ak-Chin Community declares state of emergency

Ak-Chin Community Council has declared a State of Emergency due to the growing public health threat posed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The Community...

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...

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...

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...
Thanksgiving feast

POLL RECAP: Stuff the pandemic, Thanksgiving will go on, most say

It's just a couple weeks until Thanksgiving, so we thought we’d ask what kind of celebration folks are planning amid a nationwide surge in...

The Maricopa community debate about mandated face masks

Should the City of Maricopa mandate the use of face masks? That is the big question being asked late this week after a press...
COVID-19 vaccine clinic

COVID-19 update: Pinal has dose of better news

Pinal County had a dose of better news in the first week in February, reporting just 122 new COVID-19 cases. The total number of...

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...

COVID-19 forces innovation even in local essential businesses

“I think that’s awesome, I think it’s wonderful. I think it’s long overdue.”With the county and the state posting record-high unemployment but local consumerism...

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...

AIA delays winter sports season again

Arizona Interscholastic Association’s Executive Board will push the start of the winter sports season to Jan. 18 due to concerns about the spread of...

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...
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...
Price State of Emergency COVID

Mayor to rescind COVID-19 emergency powers a year later

Mayor Christian Price will rescind his Declaration of Emergency for the pandemic on Saturday, one year to the day after it was enacted. The action...

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...

COVID money again made available to nonprofits

Pinal County has reopened the External Agency Fund application process for a third time. Funding for this extended period is provided through the county’s...
A+ Charter Schools

Update: A+ Charter student got wrong results, tests negative for COVID-19

The student at A+ Charter Schools who tested positive for coronavirus earlier in the week was initially provided the wrong test results, the school...
Doug Ducey Tucson UofA

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...

How CAC is handling the coronavirus outbreak

In these ever-changing times, Central Arizona College’s primary goal remains: to provide quality learning opportunities while keeping students, faculty, staff, and community members safe. CAC...

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...
COVID-19 virus

Brandenburg: Long COVID may result from autoantibodies

BY AL BRANDENBURG An increasing number of COVID-19 survivors are experiencing symptoms weeks or months after the infection has cleared in what is known informally...

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...
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey coronavirus update

State urges retailers to test workers for coronavirus symptoms before their shifts

The state is urging retail stores to test their employees for coronavirus symptoms before the shift as non-essential retail stores get ready to resume...

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...

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...

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...

MUSD preps options tonight for coming back to school

Tonight, Maricopa Unified School District will present the first draft of its “Welcome Back” plan as it prepares to start classes July 23 in...
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