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Saturday, December 3, 2022

‘Come hell or high water:’ Despite defeat of Prop. 469, Martinez leads ongoing efforts...

Proposition 469 to improve transportation, most notably roads, across Pinal County was defeated in the General Election. Still, processes are moving forward that could result...

State’s 1st flu fatality of season is Pinal County child

A child has died of influenza in Pinal County, the first death in Arizona this flu season, according to Pinal County Public Health Services...

Democrat Seaman pulls upset to win 2nd LD 16 House seat

In one of the more surprising results from this month’s midterm election, Democrat Keith Seaman, a retired public-school teacher, edged Republican Rob Hudelson for...

City announces holiday schedule for services, facilities

With the holiday season upon us, Maricopa hours of service for key facilities and services will be impacted. Emergency services will be fully staffed and...

Pinal County, with heavy voting for GOP, tightened or decided state races

Pinal County was the difference between a total rout by Democrats seeking the highest federal and state offices and down-to-the-wire results in just about...

Virginia Ross discusses success of Pinal County’s general election

The good news for Pinal County voters is this month’s general election went off without a hitch, votes were counted properly and on time,...

City evaluating options for roadside monuments

You see them all around town, in neighborhoods and along main thoroughfares. They may not give you pause, but they are meaningful. They are roadside...

Poll: Readers bemoan failure of Prop 469

Pinal County residents had a chance to approve funding for the improvement and expansion of roads throughout the county with Proposition 469 in last...
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No city-run teen court due to jurisdictional issue

A city-run Teen Court under consideration by City Council likely will not move forward due to jurisdictional issues, based on feedback from a committee...

BofA customer deposits finally restored to accounts after 10 days of angst

More than 170 Bank of America customers in Maricopa had deposits fail to credit to their account for more than a week, resulting in...

P&Z approves new Lakes Park plan, amenities

A major development review of the plan for the city’s newest park received unanimous approval this week from the Planning & Zoning Commission. The park...

Affordable-housing apartments north of City Hall moving forward

The Planning & Zoning Commission this week unanimously approved site, landscape, elevation and photometric plans for a 252-unit, affordable-housing community just north of City...

Damage from rains forces shooting range to delay opening again

The shooting range at Box Canyon has been delayed yet again and it will not open in November as planned due to damage from...

Council’s OK makes new emergency department official

City Council has approved shifting some duties from its Fire & Medical Department to Maricopa’s new Department of Emergency Management, which was created in...

Poll: Readers back purchase of land for industrial project

This month, Maricopa a took step toward adding a new segment to its growth mix by purchasing 230 acres that it plans to resell...

Incumbent Martinez nears win in House race; Seaman clings to 2nd

Updated at 1:22 p.m. on Nov. 11, 2022. Incumbent Teresa Martinez, a Republican, is holding her lead, but Democratic challenger Keith Seaman has moved back...

O’Halleran concedes to political newcomer Crane for U.S. House

Three-term Congressman Tom O'Halleran, who represents Maricopa in the U.S. House of Representatives, on Friday morning conceded defeat to Republican political neophyte Eli Crane...

I-10 down to one lane from Loop 202 south to Riggs Road this weekend

Interstate 10 will be restricted to a single lane in both directions from Loop 202/SanTan Freeway south to Riggs Road this weekend for pavement...

Thanking veterans for their service

They've put on the uniforms of the United States of America's armed forces to defend our rights and our way of life. Many of them...

Prop. 469 to fund road improvements, including SR 347, headed for defeat

Updated at 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 9, 2022. Pinal County voters, who have been clamoring for better transportation, specifically widening and improving State Route 347,...

Challenger Eli Crane unseats 3-term Rep. Tom O’Halleran in U.S. House

Updated at 5:25 p.m. on Nov. 9, 2022. Political neophyte Eli Crane, a former Navy SEAL, was on the verge on unseating three-term incumbent Tom...

TJ Shope rolls to victory over Kerby for District 16 state Senate

Updated at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 9, 2022. Incumbent Republican TJ Shope, unexpectedly trailing Democratic challenger Taylor Kerby in early returns, rolled to a commanding...

O’Halleran, Crane in tight battle for District 2 U.S. House seat

Updated at 8:15 p.m. on Nov. 8, 2022. Incumbent Democrat Tom O’Halleran’s bid to retain his U.S. House of Representatives seat against challenger Eli Crane...

Polling places busy across city but no lengthy lines yet reported by midday

Voting was brisk across Maricopa on Tuesday morning as polls opened for the General Election. While polling places were busy, there were no lengthy...

Here’s what you need to know when you go to the polls today in...

For those planning to vote in Maricopa today, here are several links that provide information that you first should know. Voters are encouraged to first...
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Pinal Elections Dept. works to regain voters’ trust in Nov. 8 General Election

There was no announced count of the eggs that soiled faces of Pinal County elections officials after what even they acknowledge was “a major...

Police, sheriff prepared, but not expecting issues at polls

Maricopa and Pinal County officials are expecting Tuesday’s election to proceed without any incidents at polling places. However, both Maricopa Police and Pinal County Sheriff’s...
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Transportation Authority OKs plan for $87 million in Prop. 417 tax refunds

The Pinal Regional Transportation Authority Board of Directors on Nov. 1 approved a plan to work with Pinal County businesses and entities and the...

MUSD studying elementary school boundary changes

Maricopa’s growth means widespread changes across the city, and the effects will trickle down all the way to elementary-school students next school year. The Maricopa...
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Funding for stand-alone court to span two years

The new stand-alone Municipal Court building approved by City Council in September will be funded from two budget years: this year and next. There is...