Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) is reminding residents to stay away from bats after two bats in the Valley tested positive for rabies in the past week. The…

Another bad pollution day for Valley

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is issuing a dust High Pollution Advisory (HPA) for Thursday, June 14, 2018, for coarse particulate matter (PM-10) in Maricopa County. This HPA…

County bans smoking in parks

The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department initiated its annual fire ban on May 1.  Now, the department is taking additional steps to protect the parks due to the extremely…

County restaurant check program awarded

By Roger Ball Independent Newsmedia The way Maricopa County implements food safety in restaurants has received a national award. The National Association of Counties has recognized the Maricopa County Environmental…