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Census: Number of Arizonans living in “poverty areas” jumped in 2010
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:39:52 -0700

The number of Arizona residents living in concentrated “poverty areas” grew significantly in the first decade of the century, according to a new Census report. From 2000 to 2010, Arizonans living in poverty areas – census tracts with poverty rates of 20 percent or more – rose from 24 percent of the state’s residents to 33.4 percent. Gila County had one of the highest poverty rates in the state ...

Out in the cold
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:09:47 -0700

In May, Gila County Superintendent of Schools Linda O’Dell sadly closed the doors on the Payson Education Center (PEC), leaving around 50 students without a school.

Gila County expanding educational opportunities
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:39:26 -0700

Students in Gila County schools, along with educators, have expanded future education opportunities.

County Attorney disqualified from death penalty case
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:11:03 -0700

GLOBE — The Pinal County Attorney’s Office has been disqualified from representing the state in an ongoing death-penalty case against Richard Wilson.

Should Congress control fish hatcheries?
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:52:24 -0700

The US House Natural Resources Committee yesterday approve a bill by U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar to put a halt to the closure of any more federally operated fish hatcheries without specific permission from Congress.

DPS: Wrong-way driver stopped near Superior
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:27:23 -0700

Officials said a wrong-way driver traveled approximately 20 miles down two Arizona highways Thursday afternoon before being pulled over and arrested.

County Attorney Beauchamp announces four new convictions
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:44:40 -0700

Gila County — Gila County Attorney Bradley D. Beauchamp announced that on June 6, 2014, Payson resident Brian John Rozboril, plead guilty to one count of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

Candidate calls for pragmatic solutions
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:24:55 -0700

The state Legislature should pay schools the inflation adjustments recently ordered by the courts and further increase spending on schools and higher education, state legislative candidate Lanny Morrison told a gathering of the Democratic Club of Northern Gila County last week.

Judge candidate tackles conflict
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 06:40:20 -0700

Candidate for a Gila County Superior Court judgeship Tim Wright made a low-key appeal for support to the Rim Country Republicans on Saturday, touting his background and explaining his judicial philosophy.

Cenpatico awards over $29K to Willcox area projects
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:07:18 -0700

TEMPE – Cenpatico of Arizona is proud to announce it is giving more than $29,000 in Community Reinvestment Grants to be used in the Willcox area. Cenpatico is the Regional Behavioral Health Authorit