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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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 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

PM-10 Health Watch issued for Thursday, December 14, 2017

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The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) has issued a PM-10 Health Watch for Maricopa County, effective Thursday, December 14, 2017. This health watch is due to pollution levels expected to approach the federal health standard.

This health wa...

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

Maricopa County Winter Campaign News Conference

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WHO: Maricopa County Air Quality Department

WHAT: Maricopa County Air Quality Department will announce the kickoff of the 2017 “Burn Cleaner, Burn Better” campaign. This campaign is designed to protect public health, keep Maricopa Count...

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Air Quality
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: November 13, 2017

$6M grant to fund technology advances in Loop 101 area

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Federal Highway Administration Awards $6 million Grant for Loop 101 Mobility Partnership

A newly awarded $6 million federal grant from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will advance use of technology to help drivers steer clear of congestion on th...

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MCDOT News & Updates
Posted on: November 9, 2017

Residents help “Keep Maricopa County Beautiful”

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Residents help “Keep Maricopa County Beautiful”

 

Throughout October, volunteers for the Maricopa County Department of Transportation’s (MCDOT) Adopt a Highway Program collected thousands of bags of litter during the ...

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MCDOT News & Updates
Posted on: November 8, 2017

General Joe Foss Shooting Complex set to reopen on November 11

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Last June, the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department was forced to close the General Joe Foss Shooting Complex at Buckeye Hills Regional Park while the department actively searched for a new range manager.

“Since the land falls under th...

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Posted on: October 19, 2017

Are you up to the challenge?

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While everyone else is buzzing about town looking for the best pumpkin spice latte or Halloween event, Maricopa County’s Parks and Recreation Department is preparing for the launch of their annual 100 Miles in 100 Days Challenge on Wednesday, November 1.

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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 11, 2017

AZTech receives award for traffic signal innovation

AZTech Regional Partnership receives ITS AZ Award for traffic signal innovation

AZTech Regional Partnership awarded best use of Intelligent Transportation Systems product

The AZTech Regional Partnership was recently awarded Best Use of an Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Industry Product at the Intelligent Transportation Socie...

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MCDOT News & Updates
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 31, 2017

MCDOT Manager receives Council Individual Award

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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 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 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

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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 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

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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: 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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Additional Info... Parks & Recreation News
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
Watch “One Team”, the County’s video message to the publicRead F...
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