Goodman encourages San Tan Valley residents to attend hearings on Johnson Utilities

Saying it is time for San Tan Valley residents to “address the movers and shakers at the state level,” Pinal County Supervisor Mike Goodman has released a statement in which he encouraged constituents to attend public hearings regarding Johnson Utilities. “I have heard your complaints and there is only so much the county can do to address […]

East Valley Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast to highlight service, collaboration

The 2018 Annual East Valley Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast is an annual gathering of East Valley mayors along with leaders of faith, local government, businesses and nonprofits working in partnership on human service needs in their community. The event will be held 7-9 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, at the aviation hangar building at Chandler-Gilbert Community College’s […]

Weekend freeway travel advisory for Feb. 9-12

A section of eastbound Interstate 10 in west Phoenix will be closed this weekend for construction, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Drivers should allow extra travel time, use caution and consider alternate routes for these weekend freeway restrictions in the Phoenix area: Eastbound Interstate 10 closed between 59th and 43rd avenues from 10 […]

ADOT brings back HURF exchange program aiding local transportation projects

The Arizona Department of Transportation has brought back a program made possible under state law allowing local governments to build transportation projects faster and at a lower cost by reducing red tape associated with federal funding. The HURF Exchange Program — taking its name from the Highway User Revenue Fund — allows ADOT to exchange […]

Arizona’s number of registered voters drops to 3.63 million in January

The number of registered voters in Arizona has decreased by 31,225 to 3.6 million active voters, according to totals from January and released by the Arizona Secretary of State’s office. Of the state’s 3,634,091 voters, 1,262,989 are Republicans, 1,096,747 are Democrats and 1,235,863 have not designated an officially recognized party preference. Libertarians and members of […]

2018 Arizona income tax filing season begins

The Arizona Department of Revenue is now accepting electronically filed individual income tax returns for the 2017 tax year, according to a press release. The deadline for taxpayers to file 2017 taxes is Tuesday, April 17. Officially, it is April 15, but with the date falling on the weekend and with Monday, April 16, being […]

District 16 Democrats to meet Feb. 12 in Mesa

The Arizona Legislative District 16 Democrats will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at 2430 S. Ellsworth Road in Mesa. “We invite you to attend and hear from your local LD House candidates as well as learn more about our plan to turn Arizona blue in 2018 and 2020,” Braden Biggs, […]

Commissioners to host public comment forums on Johnson Utilities, prior to vote on rate increase

The Arizona Corporation Commission will conduct six public comment forums over two days to hear outstanding issues, complaints and input from customers of Johnson Utilities. The public comment forums — scheduled for Feb. 20-21 in San Tan Valley — are to give customers the opportunity to have their voices heard by commissioners prior to their […]

Westbound Loop 202 (Santan Freeway) restricted Saturday night west of Power Road in Mesa

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for lane restrictions late Saturday night as crews remove a temporary concrete barrier on Loop 202 (Santan Freeway) between Power and Higley roads in Mesa, according to a press release. Westbound Loop 202 will be narrowed to one lane between Power and Higley roads from 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, […]

State extends PM-10 Health Watch through Feb. 2 for Maricopa County

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has extended Thursday’s PM-10 Health Watch for Maricopa County through Friday, Feb. 2. This health watch is due to pollution levels expected to approach the federal health standard, according to a press release. Open burning and wood burning fireplace activity is restricted in Maricopa County. This includes individuals and […]