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Nonprofit service providers can apply for grants from Pinal County

Pinal County is accepting grant applications from nonprofit and external-agency partners for projects that align with the county’s strategic goals. Grants are provided through the …
acute wildfire risk

Pinal County to suspend issuance of open burn permits

  Pinal County to suspend issuance of open burn permits Starting April 2, Pinal County Air Quality will begin issuing only three-day open burning permits. All permits will expire by April …

Arizona opens coronavirus vaccine to all adults

The Arizona Department of Health Services has opened coronavirus vaccinations for age 16 and older at in Maricopa, Pima and Yuma counties. ADHS announced the move Monday morning. Vaccine …

Arizona bills targeting protests, reports against police move forward

PHOENIX — Republican lawmakers voted Thursday to create a new law that its sponsor admitted is designed to convince people to stay away from some protests, often against police brutality, even …
COVID-19

Embry Health opens coronavirus vaccination sites in Pinal County

 Embry Health opened four pop-up COVID-19 Vaccination PODs in Pinal County at Combs High School in the San Tan Valley, Mountain View Lutheran Church in Apache Junction, Poston Butte High …
Statewide Reporting
Government

Arizona legislators look to curb governor's emergency powers

PHOENIX — State legislators voted Thursday on multiple fronts to curb the power of the governor — this one and future ones — to declare and maintain an emergency. With no …
Business

Florence looks to make marijuana businesses easier to locate

The town of Florence is eager to take advantage of the sales tax revenue from legal marijuana dispensaries. The council asked city staff to draw up a set of codes that will make such sales more …

Dueling bills tackle ‘conversion’ therapy

Two bills that could define the use of controversial “conversion” therapy techniques said to help gays and lesbians overcome their same-sex attraction potentially are headed for a …
HELPING WARRIORS

Facebook Live session to focus on veteran suicide prevention

In their continuing efforts to prevent suicide and non-natural causes of death among former service members, America’s Warrior Partnership and the Southwest Valley-based Reveille Foundation will host a joint Facebook Live event Wednesday, Feb. 17, to discuss how people can get involved in Operation Deep Dive, a community-based suicide prevention study.
Opinion

McCoy: Trash cans need to be out of sight

I am writing concerning the article in the newspaper dated March 17 (“Property rules up for discussion”). I am a resident of Surprise and would like to voice my opinion of a situation …

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Education
Toastmasters host virtual impact education, career fair Friday

Due to the pandemic, many great highly qualified Arizonans have been laid off and Arizona Toastmasters wants to help them. Arizona Toastmasters (District 3) is hosting its second Toastmasters …

Toastmasters host virtual impact education, career fair Friday, April 9

Toastmasters host virtual impact education, career fair April 9

Virtual skilled trades expo Thursday

Entertainmenet
The Joey’s, a young energetic rockabilly group from Scottsdale, are to perform at 4 p.m.

Gila River Music Festival May 21-22

The inaugural Gila River Music Festival is May 21-22 in Kearny, a small town on the Gila River an hour from the Valley just down the road from Superior. “The music festival will feature a …

Wreaths Across America Radio to host veteran healing roundtable

Wreaths Across America Radio will hold the first in a series of four roundtable discussions focused on veteran healing through sharing stories of resilience, purpose and success at 7 p.m. Eastern time Thursday, March 25.

Florence Music Fest is free this year, feature start of farmers' markets

The Florence Music Fest takes place Saturday, March 13, in Historic Main Street. The event is free and will feature country and classic rock.

Rec on the go in Florence

The Town of Florence Recreation Division wants you to get out and get active! Sports equipment is available for use for free. Items available include basketballs, tennis equipment, pickleball …
Scotland's Maxwell String Quartet

Gold Canyon Arts Council presents a 3-in-1 European virtual concert

Enjoy a special three-in-one virtual streaming concert, a European musical “tour de force,” presented by Gold Canyon Arts Council at 7 p.m. Feb. 19, with the video available through May …
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