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Sunday, August 14, 2022

Flashback: Pima Butte opens doors

In July 2005, Maricopa schools welcomed students for the first day of the new school year. Pima Butte, a new elementary school in Rancho...

Second traffic stop in a month leads to new drug charge

A woman faces a new drug charge after encountering a Maricopa K9 during a traffic stop for the second time in a month, police...

Sun sets on Sunrise Diner

A Maricopa institution is no more. Sunrise Diner, an eatery that has welcomed patrons in Maricopa nearly as long as the city has been incorporated,...
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey

Local politicians differ on Ducey’s veto transportation bill

What might Gov. Doug Ducey’s veto of HB2685 mean for Maricopans and State Route 347? The answers depend on who you ask. Ducey vetoed the...

Hearing to appeal termination of Maricopa police officer begins

A hearing to appeal the termination of Maricopa Police Officer Craig Curry began Monday at Maricopa City Hall, with witnesses recounting a litany of...

City Council candidates talk about … districting City Council

As four candidates — Adam Leach, Vincent Manfredi, Rich Vitiello and Henry Wade — run  for three seats on the council, one of those...

Supervisors approve solution to ballot errors

The Pinal County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a solution to the ballot snafu that has plagued the county for nearly a week. Voters who...

Pinal supervisors meet today to discuss ballot error solution

Four days after the discovery that local elections were left off ballots in Maricopa and six other cities, Pinal County has yet to announce...
Copa House

Business, development around town

Dish Wireless will spend $45,000 to install new equipment at an existing wireless telecommunications facility at 17169 N. Murphy Road. Volkswagen of America DBA...
Chris J. Scoggin Chaston Tax

CPA: A business owner’s guide to inflation

Everything I need to know about inflation, I learned in grade school — too much money chasing too few goods and services. Supply and...

City gets $2.7M in federal funds for pedestrian bridge

It's official: the City will receive $2.7 million in federal funds for a major project in its plan to revitalize the Heritage District. The funding,...

Exceptional Community Hospital earns ‘Gold Seal’ accreditation

Exceptional Community Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The...

InFocus: Thad Miller a fixture at Maricopa schools

Maricopa Wells Middle School principal Thad Miller sets a simple yet challenging goal for his teachers and students. “One of the lessons I share with...

City Council candidates talk about … public safety, police

The crime rate in Maricopa is relatively low but traffic congestion and safety in the rapidly growing city is a major concern for many...

City Council candidates talk about … housing, apartments

Apartments – many of them – are coming to Maricopa in the next couple of years. They are an important cog in the economic...

Maricopa City elections limited to mail-in ballots

Pinal County officials have recently identified errors with early voting ballots resulting in missing or inaccurate city and town contests in some jurisdictions and...

Driver turns gun on himself on SR 347

A man died of a self-inflicted gunshot to the head in his truck on State Route 347 overnight Saturday after police conducted a "high-risk...

Bowlin Road closed after water main break

A water main break overnight on Bowlin Road near Central Arizona College has been isolated, according to Global Water Resources. According to Mike Riggs, the...

UPDATED: City Council elections not included on some ballots

Editor’s note: This is a breaking story. This post will be updated as more information becomes available.  UPDATE: This story has been updated to reflect...

Police: Traffic stop uncovers syringes, prescription drugs

Signs of impairment during a traffic stop Tuesday night led to the discovery of multiple syringes and prescription drugs, police said.  Jasmine E. Diab, 38,...

Safety in schools a never-ending effort

A tide of national headlines involving school safety has dominated the national conversation the last couple months. But the leaders at Maricopa Unified School District...

Candidates address SR 347 funding issues at InMaricopa town hall

Wednesday’s veto of House Bill 2685 by Gov. Doug Ducey may have dealt with a tax for residents of Maricopa County, but the effects...

Veto of Maricopa County transportation tax bill may affect SR 347 expansion

Gov. Doug Ducey vetoed House Bill 2685 Tuesday, a measure that would have put the issue of extending the half-cent Maricopa County transportation tax...

PCSO seeks homicide suspect

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a suspect in conjunction with a July 4 shooting that killed one man and wounded...

City Council candidates talk about … transportation, SR 347

The next four years will be key to growth in Maricopa. And transportation is probably residents' most-voiced concern about that growth. Four candidates — Adam Leach,...

Great American 4th fireworks show sparks nearby blazes

The Maricopa Fire and Medical Department responded to a call about fires in the empty field east of Copper Sky Regional Park Monday during...

Police arrest woman with multiple IDs, checkbooks during traffic stop

A woman was arrested during a Friday night traffic stop when police discovered she was in possession of multiple IDs, Social Security cards and...

Least expensive home still tops $300K

The least expensive home sold May 10-June 9 was a four-bedroom home at 22557 N. Davis Way in Rancho El Dorado. It fetched $310,000...

Jimmy John’s to open this week

National sandwich giant Jimmy John’s will open its first Maricopa location this week. A grand opening is set for Wednesday in the Sonoran Creek Marketplace. Jimmy...

Council candidates on … jobs

The next four years will be pivotal in the growth and development of Maricopa. This year’s City Council election and the winners’ leadership on several...