Water conservation aids during times of drought

Drought is a way of life in the desert, but decades of active conservation measures have helped Arizona grow while using the same, or even less, amount of water. While the state’s population has more than doubled since 1980, total water use has decreased by only a third, according to a press release. “Arizona uses […]

Maricopa County implements smoking ban in county parks

The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department initiated its annual fire ban May 1, but the department is taking additional steps to protect the parks due to the extremely dry conditions. Effective Friday, June 8, smoking in Maricopa County parks will be prohibited, except within an enclosed vehicle or at developed recreation sites such as […]

Arizona Veterans’ Services Director visits White House for VA bill signing

Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services Director Wanda Wright, attended the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Mission Act Signing Ceremony at the White House Wednesday, June 6. During the ceremony, President Donald Trump signed the Mission Act, officially titled “The John S. McCain III, Daniel K. Akaka and Samuel R. Johnson VA Maintaining Internal Systems and […]

Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan relaunches portal for upcoming primaries

Secretary of State Michele Reagan has relaunched the Consolidated Candidate Portal that displays candidates who have qualified for the 2018 August Primary on one convenient site. The website — http://go.azsos.gov/AugustPrimary2018 — includes candidate bios, contact information, financial disclosure statements and links to official nomination paperwork, according to a press release. To increase access and reduce […]

Operation Prom held at QCHS

In partnership with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and the local fire department as well as Gilbert Fire, Queen Creek High School hosted Operation Prom Thursday, April 12. High school drama students simulate an alcohol-related vehicular incident while fellow students witness the consequences as they unfold. Hosted by the Queen Creek Unified School District, in […]

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office to host job hiring event

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has multiple job openings and is hosting a hiring event with hopes of filling those vacancies. MCSO is hosting its first of what it hopes to be many hiring events from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 at its Pre-Employment Office, 2627 S. 35th Ave. in Phoenix. With current positions available […]

MVD urges Arizonans to consider getting Voluntary Travel ID

Arizonans who plan to use their driver license or ID card to get through security checkpoints at U.S. airports and other restricted, federally-controlled facilities should take action to get an Arizona Voluntary Travel ID through the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division. The Transportation Security Administration will provide MVD informational flyers at its airport […]

Pinal County Sheriff’s Office offers report on Country Thunder 2018 efforts

Country Thunder 2018 ended Sunday, April 8 in Florence with 16 arrests made during the four-day event, which the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office provided law enforcement security and 24-hour law enforcement support. PCSO scheduled off-duty deputies and undercover officers to work the campgrounds and the concert, according to a press release. Additionally the sheriff’s office, […]

Sen. Peshlakai releases statement following Native American Day establishment

State Sen. Jamescita Peshlakai released the following statement after her bill SB1235 was signed by Gov. Doug Ducey, establishing June 2 as Native American Day and an official Arizona state unpaid holiday. With an enactment date of 90 days after the end of the legislative session, Arizona will celebrate the inaugural Native American Day on […]

Firm designs East Valley medical marijuana dispensary with openness in mind

Beth Katz said people who enter the new medical marijuana shop in Chandler “have commented that they feel like they have entered the Apple store of dispensaries.” Ms. Katz, principal in the KatzDesignGroup, and her team provided full-scope interior design for Territory Dispensary. The dispensary began operating March 9 at 7200 W. Chandler Blvd., Suite […]