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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Posted on: September 13, 2017

Stargazing under the night sky

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Join local astronomy experts, Tony and Carole La Conte, from Stargazing for Everyone, on Saturday, September 23 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Desert Outdoor Center at Lake Pleasant as they bring the universe and planets to you!

Learn about the planets, sta...

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Posted on: September 12, 2017

Reduce Dust When Planting Winter Rye Grass

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Reduce Dust When Planting Winter Rye Grass

 

(PHOENIX, AZ) — Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD) encourages commercial properties and residents to reduce dust this fall when switching to winter rye grass. The process,...

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Air Quality
Posted on: September 6, 2017

Tips: Driving in the monsoon

Monsoon Driving Tips

MCDOT asks drivers to remain vigilant when driving during the monsoon 

Phoenix, AZ—As the monsoon officially kicks off on June 15, the Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) reminds drivers to put safety first while driving in a stor...

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MCDOT News & Updates
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 5, 2017

Preparedness Month: Safe Travel Tips

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In the case of an emergency, would you be able to drive away from your home, work or school with little to no notice?   September is National Preparedness Month and MCDOT is encouraging all drivers to take precautions so they can be prepared in t...

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MCDOT News & Updates
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 31, 2017

Maricopa County Public Health Sees Increase in Rabies Cases in Animals

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PHOENIX (August 31, 2017) – As we enter into the Labor Day weekend, the Maricopa County Department of Public Health is urging residents to make sure that their dogs and cats are up-to-date on rabies vaccinations after three bats tested positive for rabies...

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Public Health
Posted on: August 28, 2017

Healthy Partnership: Board Provides Financing Opportunity for Medical Records Project

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In the fast-growing medical and technology corridor in the North Valley, there is a push to give patients easier access to their medical records so they can make more proactive and informed decisions about their health.  The Maricopa County Board...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: August 24, 2017

Maricopa County parks prepare to lift fire ban

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Regional parks permit campfires and grills

(Maricopa County) – The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department will lift its annual fire ban on Monday, August 28. This allows park visitors to use campfires, fire pits, and charcoal grills.

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Posted on: August 24, 2017

Board Appoints New South Mountain Precinct Constable

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PHOENIX—Today the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appointed a new constable for the South Mountain Justice Precinct. Mahogany Cherry Kennedy told board members, after the vote, she was “ready to get to work.”

The constabl...

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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: August 16, 2017

Maricopa County Public Health Launches Spanish Website SomosSaludPublica.org

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PHOENIX (Aug. 16, 2017) – In order to ensure Spanish-speaking residents are kept up to date on emergent public health issues and programming, Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) is proud to launch its first Spanish website, www.SomosSaludP...

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Public Health
Posted on: August 11, 2017

Maricopa County is Increasing Radio Coverage for Law Enforcement. Now the U.S. Air Force is Helping.

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is partnering with the United States Air Force on a project that allows the county to expand public safety radio coverage across more rural parts of the county.  On Wednesday, the Board unanimously approve...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: August 1, 2017

Maricopa County Parks Bring Back Free Camping Offer

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(Maricopa County) Beginning October 1, Maricopa County’s Parks and Recreation Department will bring back the Buy One, Get One campaign!  The campaign allows park visitors who pay the camping fee  for one night, or more, at a de...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: July 31, 2017

MCDOT Manager receives Council Individual Award

MCDOT ITS Manager, Faisal Saleem receiving award

Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Branch Manager, Faisal Saleem, recently was awarded the Council Individual Award from the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). The award was presented at...

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MCDOT News & Updates
Posted on: July 31, 2017

MCDOT Technology Receives National Achievement Award

Maricopa County Administrator, Teresa Welbourn, Asset Manager, Barbara Ritter, and Director, Jennife

Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) was recognized by The National Association of Counties (NACo) for development of the Road Information Tool (RIT). This online tool was created through the collaboration of MCDOT and the Maricopa County ...

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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 26, 2017

Board Approves $1.3 Million for Homelessness Solutions

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Phoenix, AZ – July 26, 2017 – The fight against homelessness got a new injection of money and support today from the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. The Board approved nine contracts that support regional solutions for homelessness. The contracts, w...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: July 21, 2017

Maricopa County Reports its First West Nile Death of Season, Community Urged to ‘Fight the Bite’

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PHOENIX (July 21, 2017) – The Maricopa County Department of Public Health is reminding the community to prevent mosquito bites with 19 human cases of West Nile virus infection reported this season, including one death. The individual who died wa...

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Public Health
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: July 11, 2017

Adaptive signal project underway

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Changes to the way traffic signals are timed along Bell Road in the Phoenix metropolitan area could help drivers cut down on their commute times.   MCDOT is installing new adaptive signal technology along the corridor this summer.  

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MCDOT News & Updates
Posted on: June 26, 2017

Maricopa County Parks Increase Fire Restrictions

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Maricopa County parks include smoking restrictions as part of fire ban

(Maricopa County) – The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department initiated its annual fire ban on May 8. Now, the Department is taking additional steps to protect the parks due t...

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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: June 18, 2017

Fact or Fiction? How heat affects transportation

Fact or Fiction: Heat and Roads

It’s hot out there!  And if you’ve lived in the Arizona desert for a while, you’ve probably heard some tales about how the heat affects the roadways and our cars.   We sat down with the experts inside MCDOT’s Materials Lab to sort out if...

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MCDOT News & Updates
Posted on: June 18, 2017

Tips: Beat to the heat on the roads

Beat the Heat Tips

Hot! Hot! Hot! Summer’s high temperatures are here and skyrocketing! We often remember to slather on the sunblock and wear a hat to protect our skin from the sun but, what we might forget, is that we also need to take precautions to protect our vehicles f...

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MCDOT News & Updates
Posted on: June 16, 2017

Joe Foss Shooting Complex to Temporarily Close

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http://www.maricopacountyparks.net/park-locator/buckeye-hills-regional-park/(Buckeye) – On June 25, the Joe Foss Shooting Complex at Buckeye Hills Regional Park will temporarily close to the public while Maricopa County’s Parks and Recreation Department f...

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Posted on: June 12, 2017

Video: Emergency vehicle kit for the monsoon

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Click on the image below to watch a video with tips on how to be prepared for the monsoon while driving by packing these essential items in your vehicle.

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MCDOT News & Updates
Posted on: June 2, 2017

Collaboration leads to roadway repair

103rd Avenue & Santa Fe Drive Roadwork

Community collaboration results in roadway repair, improvements for Maricopa County roadway

A recent collaboration between the MCDOT, the Sun City Homeowners Association (SCHOA) and a private property owner resulted in roadway repairs that will positively ...

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MCDOT News & Updates
Posted on: May 1, 2017

County Parks set May 8 as start date for annual fire ban

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(Maricopa County) – The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department will initiate its annual fire ban on Monday, May 8. “We typically try to wait until after Memorial Day weekend to implement our fire ban. However, this winter the parks received an ab...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Wildlife Selfies

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(Maricopa County) – What goes on at the watering hole at Cave Creek Regional Park doesn’t necessarily always stay in the park. That’s right, it could end up on Facebook! So, the parks critters should always make sure they’re minding their Ps & Qs, and...

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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

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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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