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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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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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What happens to a small rural town when the mainstay of the economy shuts down? Community leaders in Florence, AZ, are grappling with that question after Governor Ducey made a surprise announcement in his State of the State address that he intends to close the Florence Prison Complex in a mo…

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The Arizona House of Representatives Transportation Committee received briefings on Wednesday from representatives from Globe, Sierra Vista, and Willcox as well as Cochise, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Santa Cruz, and Pinal Counties during their meeting on Wednesday. The testimony from rural repr…

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On Thursday, January 16, the Arizona Court of Appeals released its opinion concerning Proposition 417. The unanimous decision reversed the ruling of Arizona’s tax court, stating that it “find[s] the Prop 417 to be valid.” The excise tax was approved by Pinal County voters in November 2017, t…

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The Superior Community Working Group (CWG) will meet on Wednesday, January 22 to learn about and discuss the Mining Law of 1872 with noted retired attorney Roger Ferland. Primarily representing businesses, Ferland has been labeled ‘Arizona’s first environmental lawyer’. He was recognized by …

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Beginning Monday, January 6th, qualified widows and widowers may apply for a property tax exemption. In order to qualify, there are limits to your income and property value. Also, the loss of your spouse must have occurred while a resident in Arizona.

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While people across the country are setting goals for the new year, thousands of children in Arizona are unsure where they’ll be living tomorrow. Children in Arizona’s foster care system face a life of uncertainty. They can be moved from place to place with no notice. To make matters more co…

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At the December 18, 2019, Regular Session Board meeting, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors elected the following for Chairman and Vice-Chairman: Effective January 1, 2020, through December 21, 2020, Supervisor Anthony Smith from District #4 will be Chairman and Supervisor Pete Rios from …

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Pinal County and the Citizens Clean Elections Commission (CCEC) have engineered a new way to engage voters in Arizona. The Mobile Voter Outreach Center, a one-stop shop for voters, made its debut at the Old Pinal County Courthouse in Florence, Arizona. Elections officials and local community…

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In the aftermath of the Woodbury Fire, the Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team warned of the dangers of flooding due to scarred earth. Now, just one month after SR-88 reopened between Tortilla Flat and Apache Lake (August 30), landslides caused by last week’s monsoon rain have closed …

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Scams are common, and with advancing technology, it is getting easier for victims to be fooled by real-looking documents and scare tactics. One of the latest scams uses court logos and information available from public records to scam victims out of their money.

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Pinal County 2019 Property Tax Statements will be mailed mid-September. Why wait? View your Tax Statement online! Click the pay button for payment options and select the option that works best for you.

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Pinal County’s Public Health Services District is alerting residents to a possible measles exposure that occurred during the dates of August 9-11 at multiple locations in the Phoenix area. An international traveler tested positive for measles after participating at the World Hip Hop Dance Ch…

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Banner Ironwood Medical Center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, Aug. 12 to celebrate the opening of its new pediatric observation unit. The unit will provide medical evaluation, as well as management for health-related conditions on a short-term basis, to young patients who don’t re…

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A crowd of over 100 people gathered inside the large auditorium at the American Leadership Academy High School in San Tan Valley on August 8. Even more residents attended the Town Hall that took place at Poston Butte High School on Tuesday earlier that week.

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Pinal County Supervisor Anthony Smith announces that he will not run for re-election representing District #4. Smith said, “In 2008 when I was elected into my first public office, I had no idea I would have the pleasure of serving the people for twelve years. As I examine where I am in my li…

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On January 22, 2019, after nearly two years in debate, the Arizona State Board on Geographic and Historic Names approved a proposal to designate portions of U.S. Highway 60 between Globe and Apache Junction as the “Governor Rose Mofford Memorial Highway.” Roberto Reveles, the Gold Canyon res…

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On Friday, August 2, the U.S. Forest Service issued a press release modifying the previous notice concerning access to Apache Lake and several trails in the Superstition Wilderness.

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The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is excited about our partnership with Securus Technologies, which will bring technology to the inmates at the Adult Detention Center. The launch of this technology aims at preparing the incarcerated with 21st century skills to help them have a successful fut…

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Family can mean many things to anyone. It can mean a mom, dad, siblings and grandparents. For others, family can mean a deep relationship that fosters a sense of community.

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With 530 fatal crashes on roadways within Pinal County between 2008 and 2017, the Sun Corridor Metropolitan Planning Organization, in cooperation with Central Arizona Governments, Maricopa Association of Governments and Pinal County, is developing a comprehensive Strategic Transportation Saf…

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The Board of Supervisors have ended a month of speculation and guessing by voting to begin negotiations with Public Works Director Louis Andersen for the soon-to-be open county manager position.

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In their update on July 2, 2019, the Arizona Central West Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team (IMT) said that the Woodbury Fire containment has increased to 80 percent.

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The Pinal County Board of Supervisors (BOS) meeting on June 19, 2019, covered two primary topics: collecting and spending taxpayer dollars. Agenda items included setting the annual tax rates, approving the 2019-2020 budget and determining the amount of general obligation bonds to be sold to …

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On June 12, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors (BOS) unanimously approved a resolution supporting the United States, Mexico, Canada Trade Agreement, which is currently before Congress. The agreement, if passed, would replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which was passe…

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Hot temperatures and increased fire danger have prompted fire officials to implement fire restrictions for the Tonto National Forest beginning 8:00 am, Saturday, June 15, 2019. Most types of fire or fire-causing activities are prohibited across the entire Tonto National Forest.

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This week, during seasonal mosquito surveillance, the Pinal County Public Health Services District (PCPHSD) detected the first West Nile Virus (WNV) positive mosquitoes in the county. Mosquito surveillance is done throughout Pinal County in order to determine the relative risk of mosquito-bo…