Posted on: December 14, 2017

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

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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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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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 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

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: 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: 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

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 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 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 ofRepresentatives.  The seat was left vacant by the July resignation of Jesus
Rubalcava. <_o3a_p>

Peten earned her docto...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: July 26, 2017

Board Appoints Downtown Precinct Justice of the Peace

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The Board of Supervisors appointed Phoenix resident Enrique Medina Ochoa to fill the office of Downtown Justice of the Peace.  The seat was left vacant by the retirement of Jimmie Hernandez in May.Medina Ochoa has served as Executive Director 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.

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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

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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 to assumi...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: February 15, 2017

New Southwest Regional Court Center opens in Maricopa County

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The Board of Supervisors and other Maricopa County elected officials celebrated the grand opening of the Southwest Regional Court Center. The County’s fifth regional court center opens to the public on February 21st.

“This new facility ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: February 10, 2017

Maricopa County Files “Motion to Dismiss” Diamondbacks Lawsuit

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Maricopa County Files “Motion to Dismiss” Diamondbacks LawsuitStadium District Asks Judge to Compel Arbitration to Settle Chase Field Dispute
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