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Pima County acquires 3,200 acres to protect wildlife

Ensuring safe space for frogs, fish and others to flourish, the board of supervisors for Pima County recently ruled in favor of acquiring over 3,200 acres of natural lands just to the east of the Catalina Mountains.

Crews scheduled to repave sections of U.S. 70 near Peridot

Motorists are advised that temporarily reduced speed limits will take effect starting the week of July 9 along U.S. 70 near the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation community of Peridot.

Pima County approves permit changes for mobile homes built prior to 1976

TUCSON —Pima County Supervisors recently approved a rezoning change that affects owners of mobile homes built prior to 1976 by requiring proof of certification before importation and relocation.

Tucson's 390th Memorial Museum receives national accreditation

TUCSON — The 390th Memorial Museum, the only World War II-focused museum in Arizona, recently earned the American Alliance of Museums' Core Documents Verification, making it one of only 75 museums in the U.S. to receive the verification.

Deloitte invests $34 million in new Gilbert facility

Deloitte, a professional services firm that offers audit, advisory tax and consulting services to over 20 industries, has invested $34 million to set up its new U.S. delivery center for technology solutions in Gilbert, a move that is expected to bring 2,500 jobs to the community.

Cochise County Jail nets perfect score in health care audit

A recent state audit that included a facility spot check has resulted in the Cochise County Jail receiving a perfect rating for its health care services.

Greater Phoenix Chamber PAC endorses candidates for August primary

The Greater Phoenix Chamber Political Action Committee has released its endorsements for candidates for the Arizona Legislature in the state's primary election on Aug. 28.

Scottsdale Area Chamber seeks nominations for Sterling Awards

The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations through Aug. 15 for its annual Sterling Awards, which recognize people and organizations for their innovation and community stewardship.

Flagstaff to join in historical Juneteenth celebrations

The Flagstaff community will help commemorate the historical end to slavery in the U.S. at an upcoming Juneteenth celebration.

Governor's Office projects school funding for upcoming year

The Arizona Governor's Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting has released an analysis that projects the state's school district and charter school funding for the FY 2019.

Pima County Supervisors approve extension of Valencia Road

Pima County Supervisors recently unanimously approved the Rocking K residential development and the financing of construction for the extension of Valencia Road.

Tucson to celebrate revitalized waterway in June

Tucson residents are invited to celebrate the return of an endangered species and foster public awareness of the revitalization of the Santa Cruz River this month.

Coconino County invites public to focus group on Superior Court judges

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors is inviting the public to attend the evaluation of the merit selection process of Superior Court judges from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 219 E. Cherry Ave. in Flagstaff.

Scottsdale won't need to hold Aug. 28 primary for City Council election

Because only six candidates have officially tossed their hats into the bid for three Scottsdale City Council seats, there will be no Aug. 28 primary.

Bowie railroad crossing designated as quiet zone

Cochise County's Bowie railroad crossing will be designated a "quiet zone" after complaints from residents regarding the excessive noise from the 40 trains that use the Central Avenue crossing each day.

City of Maricopa signals increase in primary property tax income

In accordance with Arizona statutes, the City of Maricopa has scheduled a public hearing and is notifying residents that the city will collect more in primary property taxes than in the previous year.

Coconino County north of the Grand Canyon enters Stage 1 fire restrictions

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors recently enacted its Wildfire Defense Ordinance Stage One fire restrictions for the section of the county that is north of the Grand Canyon.

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