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Whether it’s with online options such as Google Classroom via Chromebooks or printing the alphabet with chalk on a sidewalk, students, parents and teachers from pre-K to grade 12 are using a variety of tools to connect, teach and continue classroom learning during the state-wide school closu…

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Whether it’s with online options such as Google Classroom via Chromebooks or printing the alphabet with chalk on a sidewalk, students, parents and teachers from pre-K to grade 12 are using a variety of tools to connect, teach and continue classroom learning during the state-wide school closu…

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Kathy Connelly, who served the city of Apache Junction for nearly four decades, mostly as city clerk, has died after a long illness. She was 68.

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MESA – Mountain Vista Medical Center and Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital, Steward Family hospitals, today announced both will resume offering elective health care procedures previously delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. As part of its “Safe & Ready” program, Mountain Vista and Tempe St. Luke…

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Bulk trash pickup for residents of the city of Apache Junction contracted with Republic Services resumes May 6 after a temporary hold related to the virus outbreak. Also, residential recycling service will begin on May 6 as scheduled for those customers who have signed up for the special wee…

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The Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board room, 1575 W. Southern in Apache Junction, may have been empty due to the school closure from COVID-19, but the 10 AJUSD students of the month were not forgotten.

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Every year, the Apache Junction Police Department (AJPD) honors their outstanding employees. This year the AJPD Awards Ceremony, which is hosted by the Dolce Vita Retirement Community, was cancelled due to the worldwide medical crisis of the coronavirus. The AJPD would like to recognize thos…

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The Apache Junction Police Department is releasing the following information pursuant to ARS §13-3825, the Community Notification of Sex Offenders Law. Notification must be made when certain sex offenders are released from the Arizona State Prison, accepted under an interstate compact agreem…

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PHOENIX - A project to modernize the computer system driving services for the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division was successfully implemented over a three-day shutdown, providing better services for customers with a range of new online features.

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With stimulus checks reaching bank accounts, many households are planning to use their checks to make ends meet. But one retiree from Leisure World in East Mesa has different plans.

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Even at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc on the state’s economy and putting hundreds of thousands of people out of work, Arizonans showed the depths of their generosity and selflessness by donating nearly $5 million to the state’s non-profit organizations during Arizona Gi…

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The Apache Junction City Clerk’s office is now accepting arguments supporting or opposing Proposition 442, the 2020 General Plan of the City of Apache Junction. The arguments will be included in the publicity pamphlet that will be distributed prior to the Aug. 4 city primary election.

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In honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, CASA of Pinal County is asking the community to spread awareness and stand up against child abuse.

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Four employees from Apache Junction Unified School District, Rosie Portugal-Brastad, Angelica Duarte, Julia Flor and Cathy Nazario, were recently named Classified (non-teaching) /Employees of the Month at the AJUSD Governing Board Meeting on April 14.

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The Apache Junction Municipal Court has issued Administrative Order 2020-01 in the matter of dispensing justice during a public health emergency to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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PHOENIX – The COVID-19 pandemic has created economic challenges for many in America. To provide fast and direct relief, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020.

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Please feel free to pass this information on to anyone you know who might be looking for a job. The first 2 positions are work from home (remote) and the third will be located near the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport in a manufacturing facility. Contact information is at the bottom.

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The city of Apache Junction will be making improvements to the drainage ditch on the west side of Delaware Drive from April 20-May 5.

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The graduating class of Apache Junction High School: the Class of 2020 will shine in a way like no other class in the school’s history.

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The Apache Junction Homeless Coalition, Empowerment Systems, Rhino ReCreation Center, The Salvation Army, The Community Thrift Store, Horizon Health and Wellness and the Genesis Project have teamed up to help provide showers and a meal to our homeless residents!

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United States Attorney Michael Bailey and Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich today launched a joint federal, state and local task force to combat coronavirus-related fraud.

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This year, the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management predicts another potentially active fire season in certain parts of the state, with conditions very similar to what Arizona saw last year.

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Due to the current “stay at home” executive orders, on Tuesday, April 7, the Council met via telephone for a very short meeting to pass the consent agenda.

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Annual Open Burning restrictions will begin on May 1, 2020. All burn permits will expire on or before, May 1, 2020.

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Apache Junction, AZ: Community Alliance Against Family Abuse (CAAFA) is holding steadfast to its mission to provide survivors of domestic and sexual violence with options for safety, justice and healing in the midst of a universal crisis. Amidst the growing concern over COVID-19, individuals…

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April 15, 2020 - Governor Doug Ducey today announced buildings and structures around the state will be lit blue as a symbol of support for Arizona’s frontline medical workers and emergency responders battling COVID-19. As part of the campaign, buildings like the Arizona Capitol, executive to…

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A team of skilled medical care staff from Steward Health Care in Arizona, including Mountain Vista Medical Center, East Mesa, and Tempe St. Luke's Hospital, are traveling to their sister facilities in Massachusetts. The team, made up of registered nurses, respiratory therapists and licensed …

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PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Transportation has reallocated more than 2,600 N95 respirator masks to two state-operated assisted care facilities to help address a need for personal protective equipment during the current health situation.

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April 9, 2020 - Today, a broad coalition of criminal justice reform organizations and allies sent a letter to all county sheriffs urging them to use their emergency powers to release persons in their custody. The recent COVID-19 virus is spreading quickly in the United States and Arizona’s p…

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The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges in our everyday lives. As we each do our part to help slow the spread of coronavirus disease, we look to the helpers all around us and wonder if we, too, could do more.

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APACHE JUNCTION - The city of Apache Junction has partnered with CivicReady to implement a temporary mass notification system for up-to-date coronavirus information. The CivicReady solution will allow the city of Apache Junction to issue urgent notifications, emergency instructions, warnings…

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The AJUSD Mobile Food Pantry, originally scheduled for May 20, has been cancelled. Those in need of food services are encouraged to visit www.unitedfoodbank.org or local food pantries, https://www.foodpantries.org/ci/az-apache_junction for assistance.

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These are challenging times for families, especially those with young children, who are especially sensitive to situations causing stress in their environments and among their adult caregivers.

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Every year, the Easter Bunny has joined us at Golfland-Sunsplash for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt. While things are much different in 2020, the Easter Bunny still wants to be able to celebrate with Valley children and has teamed up with Golfland-Sunsplash for the first ever Drive Through Easte…

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On average, a child uses six thousand disposable diapers before being potty trained, and given a supply of diapers can cost $100 a month, it’s no surprise many low-income families struggle to keep their child in clean and dry diapers.

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Why is it important for you to get around to responding to the 2020 Census? One of the many reasons is especially important here at the Arizona Department of Transportation: Census results affect how we and others help you get around.

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Public Health is taking an active role in minimizing the spread of COVID-19. Pinal County Public Health continues to provide essential services, as detailed below.

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Rosie Portual-Brastad is used to coming to the aid of Apache Junction Unified School District families. Rosie heads Project Help, a program that is exclusive to Apache Junction Unified School District and provides families in need with help with financial assistance, food, new and gently-use…