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High Pollution Advisory (HPA) for Monday, April 8
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is issuing a High Pollution Advisory (HPA) for Monday, April 8 for PM-10, or particulate matter 10-microns or less in size.
This HPA is being issued because a lengthy period of strong, gusty winds is expected throughout the region on Monday which will create a high risk for dense dust and unhealthy PM-10 concentrations in the air.
"ADEQ meteorologists are forecasting a high risk of blowing dust due to high winds and minimal chances of rain throughout the region," said ADEQ Air Quality Division Director Eric Massey.
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City Council: Looking toward changes in State TPT
Maricopa, AZ -- Arizona State Representative Adam Kwasman came to the February 19, 2013 Maricopa City Council meeting to help explain the proposed changes in the State’s Transaction Privilege Tax system (TPT -- sales tax). According to Council, 20% of Maricopa’s yearly budget process is based on receiving this tax. Kwasman said the TPT tax is a mess, confusing for many of the tax-paying public, and the Governor wants to simplify the whole process. As the TPT goes through modifications in the State, the allocation of the revenue-shared tax will be different. Kwasman applauded Mayor Price, who has attended meetings at the legislature and is
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Campfire ban for Country Thunder
Campfire Ban Grounded in Science, Emergency Management Strategy
FLORENCE, AZ – Campfires, bonfires, and fire pits are a central part of fellowship at campsites. Unfortunately, due to the extreme fire risk from repeated years of drought, they are currently banned in unincorporated areas of Pinal County.
“In the past, several Arizona counties have experienced significant forest fires that have stretched not only Arizona’s local emergency responders to the limit but also required significant state and federal resources to respond to the emergency,” said Pinal County Emergency Manager Lou Miranda.
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Supervisors approve UPRR resolutiion
Supervisors Approve Resolution of Support for Union Pacific Classification Yard
FLORENCE, AZ – The proposed Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) Classification Yard picked up another show of support from the Pinal County Board of Supervisors in Wednesday’s meeting.
The board unanimously approved a resolution asking Governor Jan Brewer to direct the State Land Department to auction the land needed for the project within the next six months. Union Pacific has had an application for six years with no decision being rendered by the State Land Department. The land is located just north of Red Rock east of Interstate 10.