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Medical marijuana in Arizona becomes streamlined

The state of Arizona has already made technological changes to the medical marijuana program in the years since its been implemented.

USDA Farmers to Food Box Program Thursday in Apache Junction

Apache Junction Unified School District is part of the USDA Farmers to Food Box Program. It provides fresh fruit and vegetables to families each week and is open to the entire community with no …

Voter registration deadline is end of day July 6

Eligible Maricopa County voters have until the end of Monday, July 6 to register to vote in the August Primary Election. Voters can go to Register.Maricopa.Vote to find information on eligibility …

Apache Junction Public Library annual report to be accepted July 7

The Apache Junction City Council on Tuesday is to acknowledge receipt of the annual report of the Apache Junction Public Library Board of Trustees for fiscal year 2019-20. A.R.S. 9-418 requires …

1 disturbance, 4 suspicious activity reports June 13-19 in Gold Canyon

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took the following suspicious activity and  disturbance incident reports in Gold Canyon for June 13-19: Suspicious activity, reported at 11:23 a.m. …

6 nonprofits could share $80K Apache Junction health and human services funding

One of seven nonprofit organizations that sought health and human services funding from the City of Apache Junction has dropped out, with the remaining seeking a piece of $80,000. The Apache …

AJPD recovers a stolen vehicle and responds to domestic violence incidents, June 25-30

The Apache Junction Police Department took the following incident reports from June 25 through June 30:

Arizona back-to-school assignment tackles ‘social-distance’ learning amid pandemic freeze

Like an old-fashioned game of freeze tag, many norms synonymous with going back to school are at a standstill until things can somewhat melt back to normal.

Rack Law Group donates $30,000 to charity that helps families who are homeless

Rack Law Group, PLLC, has given a $30,000 charitable contribution to purchase laptops to be used by children who are homeless to ensure that they can engage in remote learning and complete schoolwork …

Valley Metro boards of directors elect new officers

The Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority and Valley Metro Rail boards of directors have elected officers for the fiscal year of July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.
Opinion

Once again, we have chosen to make the difficult decision to temporarily close the resource center and have all Empowerment Systems staff work from home. As much as we want to remain open for our …

When the work van pulled up in front of Arizona Helping Hands, I recognized the company name. I thought my friend Dale was coming to say hi and tour the Arizona Helping Hands facility where we …
It is with enthusiasm that I endorse Todd House for re-election as Pinal County supervisor, District 5. There is a choice between leadership. He has proven accomplishments such as: lowering taxes, …
Neighbors

Chandler Cultural Foundation appoints LaTricia Harper Woods to managing board

Chandler Cultural Foundation, the non-profit managing board for the Chandler Center of the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., has appointed LaTricia Harper Woods as a new member. She has an extensive …

Meet Your Candidate: David Cook seeks District 8 House seat

David Cook is running as a Republican for one of two Arizona House seats up for election in District 8 --- which includes San Tan, Florence, Casa Grande, Globe. The deadline to register to vote in …

Meet Your Candidate: John Fillmore seeks District 16 House seat

John Fillmore is running as a Republican for one of two Arizona House seats in District 16 --- which includes Apache Junction, East Mesa and Gold Canyon. The deadline to register to vote in the …

Meet Your Candidate: Neal Carter seeks District 8 House seat

Neal Carter is running as a Republican for one of two House seats up for election in District 8 --- which includes San Tan, Florence, Casa Grande, Globe. The deadline to register to vote in the …

Valerie Ipson writer in residence at Apache Junction Public Library

The Apache Junction Public Library continues the popular Writer in Residence program with Valerie Ipson, author of children, teen and adult fiction. Ms. Ipson’s young adult books are set in …
Business

Through its WaFd Bank Foundation, WaFd Bank Arizona’s 31 branches recently donated $40,000 to Phoenix-based Central Arizona Shelter Services and Tucson-based Primavera Foundation to help them continue their operations amid COVID-19.

The Salvation Army has been selected as July’s “Charity of the Month” by Bashas’ Family of Stores in support of the Army’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS). When you …
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