2 Maricopa missing teens found

Maricopa police officials confirmed Wednesday that two teens who were reported missing last month have been found “safe and unharmed.” Two other teens, Velma Fullwilder, 17, and Harmony Davis, 14, remain missing. [Courtesy Maricopa Police Department] Maricopa police announced this afternoon that two of the four teens who went missing together […]

Maricopa County School District Turns to Inmate Labor to Ease Budget

A school district in Maricopa County, Arizona, is betting on a controversial approach by hiring inmate workers from the Lewes Correctional Facility for janitor and landscaping jobs in an effort to cut extra costs from its budget. Gila Bend Unified School District, facing financial constraints after a failed defunding attempt last November, has an agreement […]

Maricopa County Home & Landscape Show returns to State Farm Stadium Feb. 23-25

Get inspiration from experts, shop home improvement stores, and find great deals. of Maricopa County Home and Landscape Showthe Southwest's largest home show is back. state farm stadium this weekend. From Friday, February 23rd through Sunday, February 25th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the show will feature hundreds of home improvement booths and exhibits […]

What new EPA standards for fine-particle pollutants mean for Maricopa County

Maricopa County Air Quality Department The Maricopa County Air Quality Department uses several programs to reduce wood burning and associated particulate matter pollution. The EPA recently introduced stronger standards to reduce particles, one of the most common pollutants in Maricopa County's air. The particles are extremely small, only about the width of a human hair. […]

Maricopa County tabulators undergo testing prior to fall election

Staff members test Maricopa County tabulation equipment at the Maricopa County Tally and Elections Center in Phoenix on February 20, 2024. Deanie Chavez/Republic Staff members test Maricopa County tabulation equipment at the Maricopa County Tally and Elections Center in Phoenix on February 20, 2024. Deanie Chavez/Republic Staff members test Maricopa County tabulation equipment at the […]

Maricopa zoning board to review Duke’s Roadhouse

A July 1 rendering shows the front design of Duke's Roadhouse at dusk. [Courtesy of City of Maricopa] It might be time to start thinking about dusting off your favorite cowboy boots. That's because Maricopa city planners plan to formally introduce Duke's Roadhouse to the Planning and Zoning Commission. During the […]

Maricopa constable eyes judge vacancy

Maricopa District 4 Officer Glen Morrison wants to run for Justice of the Peace in the November general election. Morrison, a resident of Rancho El Dorado, has filed a statement of interest with the Pinal County Elections Department to run as a Republican in the Aug. 6 primary election. He is so far the only […]

Maricopa High Marching Rams finish 4th in state

GLENDALE — Maricopa High School's Marching Rams finished among the state's top eight high school bands at the state championship fourth Saturday. “They did a great job,” said band director Ivan Poole. “This year was the best.” The state championship was held at Glendale Community College. There, the Marching Rams competed against Arizona's best marching […]

Maricopa County judge denies Phoenix extension to clear ‘The Zone’

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge on Tuesday denied the city of Phoenix's request to extend the Nov. 4 deadline for clearing The Zone, the city's largest homeless encampment, but the city said the deadline would have been set after a hearing. An appeal against the order is proceeding. This is Phoenix's second appeal of […]