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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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Worst Financial Decision in Pinal County History

In 2004, the Pinal County Jail held an average of 600 to 700 inmates in a facility which was originally built to only hold 472. Then, Sheriff Roger Vanderpool worked with the Pinal County Board of Supervisors to expand the jail. County Supervisors at the time agreed with Sheriff Vanderpool’s plan to offset construction costs by housing ICE detainees. The jail expansion project expanded the jail to hold 1,499 inmates/detainees.

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Worst Financial Decision in Pinal County History

In 2004, the Pinal County Jail held an average of 600 to 700 inmates in a facility which was originally built to only hold 472. Then, Sheriff Roger Vanderpool worked with the Pinal County Board of Supervisors to expand the jail. County Supervisors at the time agreed with Sheriff Vanderpool’s plan to offset construction costs by housing ICE detainees. The jail expansion project expanded the jail to hold 1,499 inmates/detainees.

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Deceased Male Identified as Nickolas Harris of Casa Grande

Due to public response, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office was able to positively identify a missing Casa Grande teen as the deceased male, who on Feb. 21 succumbed to injuries sustained from possibly jumping or falling off of train on Feb. 16.

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UPDATE FOUND: PCSO: 36 year old Female Missing, Possibly Endangered

Jennifer Alvarez, 36-year-old female from the Casa Grande-area, is missing.

On Mon., Feb. 23 at approximately 9:46 pm, Pinal County Dispatch received a report that Jennifer Alvarez, 36-year-old female from the Casa Grande-area, was missing.

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Unresponsive Inmate Later Pronounced Deceased

Skyler Clem (age 22 of Florence)

On Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 6:27 p.m. a Florence Police Officer arrested Skyler Clem (age 22 of Florence) for two outstanding warrants. The first warrant was for Failure to Appear related to a DUI offense issued by the Casa Grande J.P. Court with a bond amount of $3,275 and the second warrant was for Failure to Appear related to a second DUI Offense issued by the Gilbert City Court with a bond amount of $1,000.

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Free Family Court Clinic to be Held at CAC-Signal Peak Campus

The Family Services of Conciliation Court will be hosting a free workshop for those who are looking for information regarding issues related to divorce and separation.

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Massive Cover Up of Hundreds of Non Authorized Viewings of Court Documents Under Former Clerk

The new administration of the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court in Pinal County, led by Clerk Amanda Stanford is not wasting any time.

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Loss of jobs lies squarely at the foot of the Sheriff’s Office

Once again, the Pinal County Sheriff is attempting to place fault for the termination of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement contract at the doorstep of the Board of Supervisors.

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The Windmill Winery Of Florence To Re-Open

A property that has hosted over a thousand weddings and corporate events and that is considered one of Pinal County’s most charming places is cooperating fully with Pinal County Health Department officials, and is set to re-open after discussions with them about actual operations of the facility.

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From the Desk of Supervisor Pete Rios Re: Medical Marijuana Outdoor Cultivation

Pete Rios-Vice Chairman Pinal County Supervisor Dist. 1

During the Board of Supervisors meeting on February 18th, an issue regarding a medical marijuana outdoor cultivation amendment was on the agenda for a public hearing.

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Assessor sends out 2016 Notice of Value statements

The 2016 Notice of Value statements were mailed to property owners in Pinal County on Friday, February 27, 2015. Because of the recovery in home prices over the past few years, many property owners may see an increase in their assessed value.

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