Posted on: February 15, 2018

Grant Will Fund Job Assistance Program for "Opportunity Youth"

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At-risk youth in Maricopa County received a big boost today thanks to a collaboration between the Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) and Chicanos Por La Causa Workforce Solutions (CPLC).  The IDA awarded CPLC an $827,631 grant...

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Posted on: February 8, 2018

Walls Go Up at Durango Jail Replacement

New Intake, Transfer, and Release Facility Renderings

The walls are going up at the new Maricopa County facility that will bring increased efficiency to the way people are booked into jail, assessed, and treated. On February 8, county and municipal leaders joined the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors and ...

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Posted on: February 7, 2018

A Hero's Retirement: Board Ensures Deputy, K9 Will Stay Together

K9 Hero Retires

A valued member of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office was granted an early retirement today by the Board of Supervisors.  Just not a human member.

“Retiring at 35?” quipped Supervisor Clint Hickman.

K9 Hero, a 5-year-old (35 in dog years) Belgian...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: February 2, 2018

Maricopa County Supervisor To Transition From Office In 2019

Barney, District 1

Supervisor Denny Barney, District 1, will be serving the East Valley in a new way. The sixth-generation Arizonan will be slowly transitioning out of his position on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to assume a new role as President and CEO of East...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: January 30, 2018

Widespread Flu Activity in Maricopa County

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Maricopa County has seen a sharp increase in flu cases this year, prompting a renewed plea for people to get vaccinated.  “We are seeing more than 15 times as many cases as we were at this time last year,” Dr. Rebecca Sunenshi...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: January 23, 2018

Board Approves Plan for Special Elections

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Voters in Congressional District 8 have a plan to go with the dates for the upcoming special elections. The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve the plan presented by the County Recorder.

“It was important the voters in CD-8 ha...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: January 20, 2018

Bike Race Showcases Maricopa Trail

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More than 200 mountain bikers raced the scenic Maricopa Trail today during the third annual Prickly Pedal Mountain Bike Race.

The race benefits the Maricopa Trail which connects all 11 county parks and currently stretches nearly 300 miles...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: January 18, 2018

Board Appoints State Senator for District 21

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Rick Gray is heading back to the State Capitol, this time to the Senate. The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appointed Gray, a Republican, as the new State Senator for Legislative District 21. Gray will replace Republican Debbie Lesko, who stepped as...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: January 9, 2018

Steve Chucri Elected Chairman of the Board of Supervisors

Chucri, District 2

January 10, 2018 – PHOENIX – Speaking as the newly-elected Chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, Steve Chucri, District 2, pledged “a new commitment to the hard work involved in building a smart, sustainable f...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: January 5, 2018

Board of Supervisors Appoints New LD-13 Senator

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Dairy farm owner Sine Kerr has been appointed as the new State Senator for Legislative District 13. The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors picked her unanimously during a special meeting on Thursday. Kerr will replace Republican Steve Montenegro, who st...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: December 19, 2017

Maricopa County Plans to Consolidate Animal Shelters

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PHOENIX— Maricopa County is planning to consolidate all animal shelter services into a renovated and expanded central location, minutes away from a major interstate (I-17) on the county’s Durango campus. This is the next step in Animal...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: December 14, 2017

The latest adaptive reuse project in downtown Phoenix is a long-vacant county jail

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Demolition is underway to repurpose the former Madison Street Jail and during a ceremony, county leaders used a robot to demolish parts of the former jail.Once remodeled, 225 Madison will provide the County Attorney’s Office with 263,595 square feet of fi...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: December 13, 2017

Maricopa County employee honored for heroic actions

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors honored a county employee for his heroic actions during the Las Vegas shooting in October.Maricopa County Public Defender Attorney Jamie Jackson was at a music festival in Las Vegas with his wife, when a gunman ope...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: December 13, 2017

Maricopa County Becomes "Second Chance Employer"

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PHOENIX—Maricopa County will become a “second chance employer” by removing from most job applications the question related to prior criminal convictions. The Board of Supervisors approved the policy unanimously, as a way to lower recidivism rates and prov...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Board Approves New Redistricting Map, Some Precincts Added

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This week, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a plan to update voting precincts across the county.  In some cases, new precincts were created.  The changes were made primarily to account for population growth.

“...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: November 21, 2017

Dam Dedication: West Valley Gets Increased Flood Protection

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A newly-rehabilitated dam in Buckeye will protect thousands of West Valley residents from flooding.  White Tank Flood Retarding Structure (FRS) Number 4 was formally dedicated in an event this month that included the Flood Control District of Mar...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: November 21, 2017

Chase Field Repairs Named Top 3 Global Project

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The group responsible for ongoing steel and concrete repairs at Chase Field is receiving international recognition for the scope and substance of their work, further highlighting the Maricopa County Stadium District’s (MCSD) good stewardship of the nearly...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: October 13, 2017

MOSAIC Substance Abuse Program Expands in Former Tent City Space

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The Tent City jail is officially closed, and in its place, Maricopa County is expanding an innovative program to reduce the number of repeat offenders by addressing their substance abuse and mental health issues.

The air-conditioned dayroom where Tent City...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: October 4, 2017

Board Approves Construction Contract for Chase Field Work

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Today the Maricopa County Stadium District (MCSD) Board of Directors approved a contract that paves the way for $3.75 million of additional improvements to Chase Field. The work will take place during the 2017-2018 off-season.

“Right now, I think...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: September 20, 2017

Maricopa County Animal Care and Control: Working Together, Saving Lives

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Maricopa County Animal Care and Control knows the lives of our four-legged friends are precious, so they’re working harder than ever to give them a second chance.

For the past eight months, Maricopa County Animal Care and Control has consistently...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: September 6, 2017

Loan Repayment Assistance Program for Medical Examiners Approved

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved an innovative plan to recruit and retain more forensic pathologists to serve as medical examiners in Maricopa County.

The loan repayment assistance program is believed to be the first of its kind in the cou...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: September 6, 2017

Board of Supervisors appoints new constable for Arrowhead Justice Precinct

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appointed a new constable today for the Arrowhead Justice Precinct.

Michael Branham will fill the position Constable Ron Myer had for more than a dozen years.

“Mr. Branham is a leader and has extensive exper...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: September 1, 2017

Maricopa County works to combat opioid epidemic

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During National Recovery Month, Maricopa County is highlighting its work with community organizations and other agencies to help combat and bring awareness to the opioid epidemic.

Across the nation, there were at least 60 thousand deaths related to opioid ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: August 16, 2017

Board of Supervisors Appoints State Legislator

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The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to appoint Geraldine Peten to fill the Legislative District 4 seat in the Arizona House of Representatives.  The seat was left vacant by the July resignation of Jesus Rubalcava.

Peten earned her doctor of...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: July 12, 2017

County Wins 54 National Awards

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Imagine leaving the Maricopa County jail system with a substance abuse problem, no resources, no job prospects, and no hope. What are the odds of long-term success? Now enter the reality of Maricopa County’s Smart Justice initiatives, through wh...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Rapid Rehousing Improves Lives, Provides National Model

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As a 48 year-old man with disabilities that make him unable to
work, Marcus wishes his life was different.  He used to work as a chef andcaterer in the Midwest before he moved to Maricopa County for a change.
Unfortunately, in addition to the...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: June 19, 2017

Board of Supervisors Approves Final FY 2018 Budget

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved its final FY 2018 budget to ensure Maricopa County’s status as the fastest-growing county in the nation is sustainable. The $2.49 billion budget makes significant investments in future growth w...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 12, 2017

Footprint Expanded: Reach of Maricopa Trail Grows with New Agreement

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The footprint of the growing Maricopa Trail will now be seen in Scottsdale.

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between Maricopa County’s Parks and Recreation Department and the...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 12, 2017

How Maricopa County Cut Court Wait Times In Half

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In the beginning of 2016, defendants in the Maricopa County Justice Courts system had to wait an average of 6.9 days from the time of their initial court appearance (IA) to the time of their arraignment, when they are formally charged. In March of 2017, i...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 6, 2017

Maricopa is Fastest-Growing County in U.S.

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Maricopa is Fastest-Growing County in U.S.

222 People/Day Added in 2016

Maricopa County is the fastest-growing county in the nation, according to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. Maricopa County added more than 81,000 people in 2016, moving it ahead ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 23, 2017

Board Approves Hassayampa River Preserve Agreement

Hassayampa Preserve

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted this week to add another jewel to the Parks and Recreation Department’s crown.

Approval of the agreement between The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Parks & Rec moves Maricopa County one step closer...

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