Maricopa County confirms first heat death of the season

As the Valley comes out of cooler-than-usual temperatures, Maricopa County Department of Public Health has confirmed an older adult is the county’s first death due to heat-related illness this year. The man, who was without housing and dehydrated, was found in a vehicle.   “This is a sad reminder about how seriously we need to […]

Maricopa County appoints Marcy Flanagan public health director

Marcy Flanagan has been appointed as Maricopa County’s new public health director, effective June 10. She currently serves as director of Pima County Department of Public Health. “It was an exhaustive search to find the right person to lead such an important department here in Maricopa County,” Joy Rich, county manager for Maricopa County, said […]

Clerk of the Superior Court offices to be open Saturday, April 6

For the fourth year in a row, the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court of Maricopa County is opening its doors for business on Saturdays during the spring season. On Saturday, April 6, the Customer Service Center, 601 W. Jackson St. in Phoenix, will be open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to provide […]

Maricopa Association of Governments seeks public input via survey

The Maricopa Association of Governments is asking individuals who live or work in the Maricopa County region to complete a survey about what they value about our regional transportation system. Their opinions play a key role in creating the next long-range transportation plan, Imagine, a press release states. “This survey asks people what they value […]

Clerk of the Superior Court offices to be open Saturdays, March 16, April 6

For the fourth year in a row, the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court of Maricopa County is opening its doors for business on Saturdays during the spring season. On Saturdays March 16 and April 6, the Customer Service Center, 601 W. Jackson St. in Phoenix, will be open 9 a.m. to 3 […]

Sellers appointed District 1 Maricopa County supervisor

Maricopa County has a new supervisor representing parts of the east Valley. Jack Sellers was appointed Feb. 13 to represent District 1 by unanimous vote of the board of supervisors. “What an honor and privilege it is to be appointed to serve on this outstanding board,” Mr. Sellers said after taking the oath of office, […]

Applicants sought for appointment to District 1 Maricopa County supervisor

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is seeking applicants for appointment to District 1 supervisor. Denney Barney has resigned. To qualify for appointment as the new District 1 supervisor, applicants must: be registered to vote in District 1. be a member of the same political party as the person vacating (Republican). Applicants should send letters […]

Pipeline AZ launches online career site in Maricopa County

Pipeline AZ, a career exploration tool funded by the Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority, has officially launched in the Arizona market. Dedicated to keeping top talent in the state, Pipeline AZ focuses on connecting job seekers with local pathways to education or directly to employment that specifically matches personal skills and interests, according to a […]

Maricopa County medical examiner’s office receives full accreditation

The premier professional organization for medical examiners is giving its highest endorsement to the Maricopa County Office of the Medical Examiner. It has received full accreditation from the National Association of Medical Examiners for the first time ever, according to a release. “This is a huge achievement for the Office of the Medical Examiner and […]

County, ASU partnership focuses on heat extremes, air quality

The Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority has approved a grant to the ASU Foundation for a New American University for research to help reduce urban heat and improve air quality. The $2.99 million grant is for three years and will help get the Healthy Urban Environments Initiative at Arizona State University off the ground, according […]