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Coates: Brief tour of the year’s columns — but not by Greyhound
This past year I played foreign correspondent. I spent three days in Kearny and San Manuel and came up with a month’s worth of columns. OK, the columns only run on Sundays. So, yeah, four columns.
Arizona couple wants same-sex Barbie doll wedding set
A same-sex couple from Arizona is lobbying toy giant Mattel, the makers of Ken and Barbie, to consider adding same-sex couples to their wedding sets. In a report from KNXV in Phoenix, Matt Jacobi and Nick Caprio are meeting with company officials this week. They are pushing for more diversity in the
Pinal lawmaker's bill counters Pima refusal of funds
PHOENIX — A Pinal County lawmaker has introduced legislation to prevent county supervisors from refusing federal grants that fund law enforcement operations. State Rep. Mark Finchem, R-Oro Valley, has written a bill that targets Pima County's recent decision to refuse federal funds that pay for loca
13-year-old student arrested in Queen Creek after PCSO investigates YouTube videos
QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. — The Pinal County Sheriff's Office has arrested a 13-year-old from Eduprize School in Queen Creek after investigating several YouTube videos that seemed concerning.
CG, county gearing up for census count
CASA GRANDE — City and county officials are gearing up for the 2020 census following the recent release of population estimates by the state. Population numbers are important for local governments because the number of people often translate into federal dollars for the municipalities, which present
Pinal County Willing to Maintain GC’s Dinosaur Park
Tacked on to the end of the Pinal County Board of Supervisors’ (BOS) November 28 agenda, with Chairman Todd House reminding Bob Harris, Treasurer of A.D.O.B.E., “We’re trying to get out of here; you have 3 minutes to speak,” the supervisors approved an Intergovernmental Agreement with Apache Junctio
New Tribal council seated at inaugural event at Apache Gold Casino on Dec. 4
In a festive atmosphere featuring traditional drumming and singing, mixed with contemporary music, the new San Carlos Apache Tribal Council was seated on Dec. 4 at the Apache Gold Casino Event Center during the 2018 inauguration ceremony.
3 Mexicans charged with packing pot through Pinal
FLORENCE -- Three Mexican nationals have been charged in Superior Court on suspicion of trying to smuggle packs of marijuana through Pinal County. On the night of Dec. 4, authorities observed a group of eight subjects walking near Interstate 8 and Smith Road, carrying heavy packs. As officers moved
Yavapai County Academy Graduates 22 Cadets for 11 Arizona Law Enforcement Agencies
Academy based at Yavapai College Bestowed Badges on 22 Men and Women During A Graduation Ceremony on December 13th. Text-To-Speech Audio Player made possible by Homestead Luxury Apartments of Prescott Valley.
10 animal experiences in Arizona to try
Here are 10 places in Arizona where you can experience animals up close and personal, as featured in the latest issue of Experience AZ magazine. Things to know: The employees at Out of Africa stress one thing — this place is not a zoo. Rather, it’s an immersive experience that allows one the sensati
Baylor vs. Arizona game thread
Line: Arizona -7 Which TV channel is Baylor-Arizona on?. Baylor-Arizona will be televised on ESPN2. Roxy Bernstein and Bill Walton will be calling the game. The stream of Baylor-Arizona can be viewed on ESPN.com and the WatchESPN app.
Forest Service plans camping crackdown along Arizona 260 and Salt Mine Road corridor
CAMP VERDE – As cooler weather approaches Arizona, visitors begin to flock to the Verde Valley to enjoy their favorite outdoor activities. Many of these visitors enjoy dispersed camping in the Verde Valley on forest lands.
What Sean Miller said after Arizona’s loss to Baylor
Sean Miller gave his team an extended tongue-lashing after it got manhandled on the glass in the loss to the Alabama Crimson Tide last Sunday, but he kept things short on Saturday when it was outmuscled by the Baylor Bears.
Florence seeks donations for veteran's memorial
FLORENCE -- Donations are currently being accepted to fund the town's first veteran's memorial. The Veteran’s Memorial location will be the plaza just outside the Florence Library and Community Center.
CG man charged with interfering in police pursuit
FLORENCE — A 40-year-old Casa Grande man has been charged with using his car to interfere in a deputy's pursuit of a wanted suspect. Marciano Arias was indicted this week in Pinal County Superior Court on charges of aggravated assault and hindering prosecution for an incident reported on Dec. 1.
‘Running out of time’: Federal water official sets deadline for Colorado River deal
LAS VEGAS — Federal Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman set a firm deadline for Western states to finish a set of Colorado River drought agreements, telling Arizona and California they need to sign on by Jan. 31.
BLM evaluating Gold Canyon public land lease to Pinal County for proposed regional park
The Bureau of Land Management, Lower Sonoran Field Office, is processing a request from the Pinal County Board of Supervisors to lease approximately 498 acres of public lands for a regional park in Gold Canyon.
Shoplifting, thefts reported Nov. 25-Dec. 8 to Apache Junction Police Department, PCSO
Above are the general locations of shoplifting and theft incidents reported Nov. 25-Dec. 8 to the Apache Junction Police Department and Pinal County Sheriff’s Office. Theft, reported to AJPD at 11:39 a.m. Nov. 25 in the 200 block of East Southern Avenue.
New Globe City Council seated; Stapleton re-appointed as vice mayor
In what Globe City Manager Paul Jepson called a “bittersweet evening,” the City Council bid farewell to two outgoing councilmembers and welcomed two new ones, all during its Dec. 4 regular meeting.
Arizona city arms police vehicles with cannons that fire sticky GPS trackers
PHOENIX – One Arizona city is implementing a GPS tagging system that seems like something out of a spy movie to help police track fleeing suspects without the dangerous high-speed chases.