• AZSOS Transmits Marijuana Initiative Signatures

    AZSOS Transmits Marijuana Initiative Signatures

    On Friday, July 22nd, the Secretary of State’s office finished processing its first ballot initiative, I-08-2016 (Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act) and transmitted the 5% sample of signatures for verification to the state’s 15 counties.

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  • Beware of online third party voter registration schemes

    Beware of online third party voter registration schemes

    With the August 1 voter registration deadline one week away, Secretary of State Michele Reagan warned citizens who might be registering for the first time or updating their party affiliation to be wary of online sites offering voter registration services.

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Jessica Furman, Arizona Beagle Rescue


Senior Dogs at Arizona Beagle Rescue Get Grant for Golden Years

Senior pups have something to wag about this week, as the national nonprofit The Grey Muzzle Organization announces the recipients of its annual grants for animal welfare organizations providing programs for at-risk senior dogs--and Arizona Beagle Rescue’s dogs find themselves among the winners. Arizona Beagle Rescue (AZBR) is one of 38 organizations representing 25 states receiving over $225,000 in funding from the group in 2016.

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Inmate Hospitalized Following Suicide Attempt at County Jail

A 34-year-old female inmate of the Pinal County Jail is in critical condition at a local hospital following a suicide attempt while in her cell on July 22. The inmate was in PCSO custody following a July 20 arrest for child abuse, possession of marijuana, auto theft, hit and run, criminal damage and trespassing.

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Sheriff Asks for Emergency Funding to Address New Threats to Deputies

On Wednesday afternoon, in response to the new threat environment our law enforcement officers face, Sheriff Paul Babeu asked the county Board of Supervisors for emergency funding to purchase personal protective equipment for uniformed deputies and to fund updated training to help deputies survive a deadly sniper attack.

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