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Your Tax Bills are on the way-And a lot of Changes with it

Your Pinal County property tax bill is in the mail, and with it-some major changes.

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First West Nile Case in Pinal County for 2015 Identified

The Pinal County Public Health Services District announced on Tuesday that the county has seen its first locally acquired human West Nile virus (WNV) case of 2015. A male from Maricopa has been confirmed with the infection and is currently receiving medical care while recovering.

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Pinal County Seeks Trail User Input

Pinal County is living up to its motto "wide open opportunity" as it rolls out a planning process for the Central Arizona Project (CAP) Trail. The CAP trail is recognized as a National Recreational Trail (multi use, non-motorized) and would extend the entire 336 mile distance of the canal, including close to 100 miles in Pinal County.

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PCAO Response to ACLU Lawsuit

PCAO Response to ACLU Lawsuit

Convicted felon Christopher Clark and his illicit actions remain the reason the seizure of a Chevy Colorado sits at the epicenter of a recent claim filed in Federal Court by the American Civil Liberties Union against Pinal County. That 2013 forfeiture and seizure process began after Clark used that truck to commit criminal acts against a local utility company.

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PCSO Air Unit Used to Evacuate Distressed Hiker near Apache Junction

On Tues. Jan. 20, 2015, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue crew responded quickly to extricate a woman who became medically distressed while hiking in the Superstition Wilderness near Apache Junction.

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Truck Rolls Spilling 3900 Gallons of Diesel Fuel on County Road

Truck Rolls Spilling 3900 Gallons of Diesel Fuel on County Road

On July 31, just before noon, the Pinal County Sheriff's Office Communications Division received a 911 call from the driver of a fuel delivery truck advising his truck rolled and had on board approximately 3900 gallons of diesel fuel that was now leaking on to the roadway.

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Excessive Heat Warning Issued for Central and Western Pinal County

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning Tuesday and Wednesday for Pinal County. The warning will be in effect from 11:00 AM until 8:00 PM.

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UPDATE: PCSO Looking for Teen Suspect Involved in Pursuit

James Herbert (age 16)

On Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 3:08 a.m. the Pinal County Sheriff’s 9-1-1 Communications Center received a call from a mother reporting that her son, James Herbert (age 16) was intoxicated and just took her vehicle without her permission.

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Child Advocate Bikes Across Country for Foster Kids

In Pinal County, there are currently more than 1,000 children in the foster care system due to abuse and neglect. As a CASA volunteer in Colorado, Laura Pelletier knows the challenges these children face, and is taking action to raise awareness of their plight. On March 6th, Laura embarked on a coast-to-coast bike ride to shine a light on the physical and emotional struggles faced by foster youth. As she rides from California to Florida, Laura will encourage the public to learn about the needs of foster youth in their communities, and to get involved with their local CASA program.

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Suspect Tried to Get a Rattlesnake to Bite his Victim

On Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 at 9:27 p.m. the Pinal County Sheriff’s 9-1-1 Communications Center received a call regarding shots fired in the 1100 block of North Justice Drive, Oracle.

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PCSO Deputy Ed Muszala Receives Lifesaving Award

PCSO Deputy Ed Muszala received a lifesaving award this morning for his heroic efforts last month in saving a man who was under attack from a swarm of angry bees. Congratulations Ed for going beyond the call of duty. 

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Pinal Libraries to Begin "Operation Digitization" Thanks to Grant from State

Do you have boxes of old photos that are sitting the closet gathering dust and beginning to fade away?

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Barbara McGuire Announces Exploratory Committee for Arizona Congressional District 1

State Senator Barbara McGuire, D-Legislative District 8, announced today that she is opening a committee to explore running for Congressional District 1.

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Truth in Taxation Hearing Notice of Tax Increase

All interested citizens are invited to attend the public hearing on the tax increase that is scheduled to be held at 9:30 AM on June 24, 2015, in the Pinal County Board of Supervisors' Hearing Room located at Pinal County Administrative Complex, 135 North Pinal Street, Florence, Arizona.

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CAC Cuts Tax Increase in Half

In 2013 the Governing Board for Central Arizona College voted to increase their primary tax rate by almost 34% from the previous year's rate. After strong community backlash, the board decided to cut the tax increase in half. While the original increase would have added $55 to the property tax for a $100,000 home, the final increase was a $28 jump.

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Man Sentence to 50+ Yrs for Sexual Abuse of His Daughter

Pinal County Superior Court Judge Kevin White sentenced 44-year old Richard Summers to 56 years behind bars for sexually abusing his daughter back in 2008

On Monday, June 08, 2015, Pinal County Superior Court Judge Kevin White sentenced 44-year old Richard Summers to 56 years behind bars for sexually abusing his daughter back in 2008.

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CAC Calls Special Meeting to Review Tax Increase

A vote by the Central Arizona College Governing Board last month, to increase property taxes by 45.4%, has received backlash from residents all across Pinal County. So much so, that a political action committee known as Citizens for Fair Taxation has been formed to recall 4 of the 5 Governing board members who voted in favor of the tax increase. Debra Banks, who represents District 2, was the only Governing Board member who voted against the increase.

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Supervisors Adopt Tentative Budget for 2015/2016

On a three to two vote, the Board of Supervisors adopted the tentative budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.

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Could a Large Regional Park be in Pinal County's Future?

Nearly 10 years ago, Pinal County began looking at important trails and open space areas from San Manuel to Maricopa. This study is now reflected in the Open Space and Trails Master Plan (OSTMP) adopted in 2007. In 2009 the OSTMP was included in the County's Comprehensive Plan Revision.

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Pinal Property Tax Rates Years in the Making

Property tax rates are receiving much scrutiny after the Pinal County Board of Supervisors was forced to increase revenues.

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