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Flagstaff officials host forums on new minimum wage

The City of Flagstaff's Office of Labor Standards recently hosted a series of community forums regarding the city's minimum wage increase that took effect Jan. 1.

Cochise County Board approves 25-year prison operations lease

During its recent meeting, the Cochise County Board of Supervisors approved a new 25-year lease with the Arizona Department of Corrections to continue operating its State Prison Complex in Douglas.

Cochise County swears in court officers

The Cochise County Superior Court recently held a public swearing-in ceremony for several new court officers who will serve in the areas of juvenile detention, juvenile probation/surveillance and adult probation/surveillance.

O'Neil appointed to Pinal County Superior Court

Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed Judge Christopher O'Neil to the Pinal County Superior Court, filling the vacancy left by Judge Karl Eppich who was appointed to the Division Two Arizona Court of Appeals.

Chandler fire official selected for national training program

The assistant chief of Chandler's Fire, Health & Medical Department was recently accepted into the Fire Service Executive Development Institute, being chosen from among new fire chiefs and chief officers across the U.S.

Marana Parks & Rec conducts herbicide and pesticide training

The Marana Parks and Recreation Department recently hosted a specialized training session on herbicide and pesticide applications to 65 maintenance professionals from throughout Southern Arizona.

Freeway project moves forward after appeals court ruling

A recent ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has allowed the Arizona Department of Transportation's South Mountain Freeway project to move forward with an expected completion date of late 2019.

Gilbert recognized for civic engagement programs

The Town of Gilbert has been honored by a leading industry news publisher and was named Civic Engagement Program of the Year.

Scottsdale signs emergency services contract with Maricopa Ambulance

The City of Scottsdale and the Scottsdale Fire Department have entered into a transportation contract with Maricopa Ambulance, a move the city says will ensure effective and efficient emergency medical care and services will continue in the area.

Phoenix-based Avnet sponsors The Not Impossible Awards

Phoenix-based global technology distributor Avnet will be a title sponsor of the upcoming The Not Impossible Awards, which are designed to spotlight innovators and their breakthrough achievements whose technology improves the life and well-being of others.

Mesa celebrates $7.9 million renovation of Pioneer Park

After an eight-month closure that included a $7.9 million renovation project, Mesa's Pioneer Park has reopened with features such as a multi-story playground and a splash pad with 15-foot-high water wall -- the first of its kind in Arizona.

Cochise County employees fill Christmas wish lists for 18 kids

Cochise County employees filled the Christmas gift wish lists of 18 local children this holiday through the county's Angel Tree program.

Coconino County officials host legislative roundtable

Coconino County recently hosted a roundtable with state legislators to discuss topics such as state cost-shifts to counties, transportation funding and forest health.

Pima County issues rabies alert following incident at Jesse Owens Park

Pima County Animal Care has issued a community alert about possible pet exposure to rabies after it confirmed a case of the disease in a deceased animal found at Jesse Owens Park.

Pima County supervisors approve 2-year road repair plan

The Pima County Board of Supervisors has approved a two-year road repair plan that includes the repair of over 429 miles of roadway in 518 neighborhoods across several unincorporated areas.

Buckeye's new 'Waste Wizard' website posts more than 1,000 hits

The City of Buckeye recently launched a new web application that quickly had over 1,000 hits and notifications from residents regarding trash and recycling services.

Task force recommends honors for former city director

City of Surprise Task Force Explores Options To Honor Memory of Former City Director

Court rules Pima County's deal with World View can stand

The Arizona Court of Appeals, Division Two recently struck down a lawsuit that challenged the Pima County's economic agreement with World View, allowing the county's plan to spend $17 million on the space technology company's new manufacturing and administrative headquarters to move forward.

Mesa official reappointed to National League of Cities post

Mesa District 6 Council member Kevin Thompson has been appointed for a third term on the Community and Economic Development Federal Advocacy Committee, which is part of one of the nation's largest organizations dedicated to advocacy for strengthening cities, towns and villages.

FAA approves light on communications tower near Fort Huachuca

The placing of a Federal Aviation Administration-approved light on a proposed 70-foot communications tower near Fort Huachuca has resolved air traffic safety concerns over the tower, allowing Huachuca City residents to keep their cell and internet services.

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