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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Waiting on water: Business plans on SR 238 slowed by paperwork

  Maricopa businesses on State Route 238, miles from John Wayne Parkway, have wonderful views of the Estrella Mountains and lots of room to spread...

For LaFond, concession then celebration after late surge

  Andre LaFond thought his chances of joining Maricopa City Council were over on primary night. Even as the vote count continued through the week, it...
Amber Liermann candidate

Liermann finds spot in city council runoff ‘exciting and exhilarating’

Even as her vote totals increased and launched her into third place, it didn’t sink in for Amber Liermann on primary election night that...

Liermann, LaFond advance to runoff after final count

Today’s final count of the Aug. 4 Primary Election places Nancy Smith and Bob Marsh on Maricopa City Council and moves Amber Liermann and...

MUSD to update plans for Distance Learning, construction of 2nd high school

Wednesday, updates on the Distance Learning plan and the second high school are up for discussion at a meeting of the Maricopa Unified School...

Who will be final candidates for council? It’s a nail-biter

A tight, three-way battle for two slots on the Maricopa City Council General Election ballot is down to two. Last week, incumbent Vice Mayor Nancy...
Julia Gusse Andre LaFond

Gusse trails LaFond for spot in city council runoff

The third seat on city council will be contested by two candidates who have never held office if the results through Saturday hold when...
Amber Liermann Julia Gusse

Another Friday update in ongoing vote count for city council race

After another day of counting early and provisional ballots, political newcomer Amber Liermann remains in third place in the race for Maricopa City Council. Liermann,...
City Council Candidates 2020

Update: The latest unofficial vote tallies for city council race

The vote count continues from Tuesday's primary. Here is the latest vote count for local, state and federal races. All tallies are unofficial. The following vote...
Douglas Wolf Mike Cruz assessor

Assessor Wolf coasts to win in GOP primary

Douglas Wolf didn’t take anything for granted in his bid for re-election as Pinal County assessor. So, his 28-point margin of victory over Mike...
Amber Liermann candidate

Political newcomer Liermann eyes council runoff

School counselor Amber Liermann was up before 4 a.m. Wednesday working out and then placing orders for supplies. One would hardly know she had been...
Nancy Smith Bob Marsh 2020 Primary

2 elected to council, 3rd seat up in the air

The woman who felt fortunate and blessed to be vice mayor during COVID-19 was the top vote-getter in Tuesday’s city council election. Nancy Smith and...

Mendoza wins Democratic primary in LD11 Senate race

  With 43% of the vote reported for Legislative District 11, JoAnna Mendoza appears to have won the Democratic primary for state senate. Tuesday night, however,...
Primary 2020 Election Sticker

Polls have closed. The count begins

The polls have closed and now the count begins for the 2020 primary election. Pinal County Elections Department will again have a livestream of the...

Hear LD 11 candidates make their case for election

Legislative District 11, which includes Maricopa, has all three of its seats up for election this year. We sat down with the three Republican...

Virtual public meeting on Vekol, Smith washes planned Thursday

Pinal County and Natural Resources Conservation Service will study Vekol Wash and Smith Wash watershed plans to develop potential alternatives to mitigate flood hazards. The...

County eyes change in development fees

Pinal County plans to update its development fees, which pay for costs of infrastructure, like roads, parkland and public safety. Currently, the law only permits...
Christian Price Maricopa mayor

Mayor lends endorsement to Nancy Smith for city council

By Christian Price I'm supporting Nancy Smith for City Council. She is a trusted colleague that represents our best interests on so many important Economic Development...

What a character: City creates vision of Maricopa Station

  Mundane zoning issues mainly deal with how a property is used. On the other hand, "character" is just as important as use for what...
Steve Smith Arizona

Former state senator supports Smith, Liermann for city council

By Steve Smith Join me in supporting Nancy Smith and Amber for Maricopa City Council. Nancy Smith has been a major positive voice to the Council and...

Reader poll: Maricopa picks 3 for City Council

With early voting ballots being filled out and the primary election set for Tuesday, InMaricopa.com asked: Who has your votes for Maricopa City Council? As...

200-unit housing complex gets P&Z nod but sparks vexation

  One planned project brought out frustrations entailed in the City of Maricopa’s General Plan and how traffic flow is designed. Though the Planning & Zoning...

Commission OKs apartment plan on Porter, raises question of traffic safety

  A plan for a 27-unit apartment complex raised some questions about the safety of the Porter Road corridor. Maricopa Planning & Zoning Commission unanimously approved...

Maricopa Station, more apartment complexes on P&Z radar

  With a planned esthetic of Sonoran Southwest, Western Americana and Agrarian, a focused area of old town Maricopa is taking another step closer to...

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...

City preps to clean up neglected properties

  Since 2004, a section of Maricopa has been exempt from code enforcement and nuisance laws.Kazi Haque retiring After 15 years as a planner for the...
Pinal County Voter Van

Mobile voter van will be early voting site

Pinal County is making it easier for Maricopa residents to vote early. The county Mobile Voter Outreach Van will visit the Copper Sky Recreation Complex...

Local dairy seeks redesignation as master-planned community

  Another piece of land in Maricopa may become available for residential and commercial development. Anglin Dairy, 22272 N. Green Road, on the west side of...

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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