Stinknet: The Beautiful Beast

It might look like a cute little yellow-flowered plant, but it’s really considered an invasive weed, and it’s spreading into Southern Arizona, according to the Arizona Native Plant Society (AZNPS). You can call it by several names: Globe Chamomile Oncosiphon Piluliferum Stinknet Although it is named Globe Chamomile, you should not drink it! This is … Read More…

Rep. Fillmore Proposes School District Consolidation for Cost Savings

Representative John Fillmore (R-16, Apache Junction), Vice Chair of the House Education Committee, has proposed a bill advocating for School District Consolidation. Facts: Arizona has 207 school districts More than 1.1 million students attend publicly funded K-12 schools in Arizona 950,000 students attend 1700 traditional public schools 150,000 students attend 500 charter schools Although House … Read More…

Renee Louzon-Benn Chosen as President of Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce

Renee Louzon-Benn has agreed to serve in the position of President of the Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce. She replaces Helen Heuharth, who retired on March 31. “Renee brings excellent qualifications to the position of chamber president, including non-profit experience, team development and expertise in public, media and government relations,” said Rona Curphy, Interim … Read More…

Protect Yourself and Your Pets From Rabies

In 2018, seven animals tested positive for rabies in Pinal County, two bats, one skunk and four foxes. Altogether, across Arizona, 160 rabies cases occurred last year, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. The animals most frequently found to be afflicted with the disease were: Fox – 55 cases Bat – 54 cases … Read More…