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June 6, 2001 Through July 16, 2001
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From the February 28, 2002 edition of The Casa Grande  Dispatch 
Wood Field lease chronology
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March 6, 2002
How about goofy golf?
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February 16, 2002
Will Smith & Kerr join Ruiz's Wood Field scandal?
Lionel D. Ruiz, Pinal County Supervisor
 
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From the February 28, 2002 edition of The Casa Grande  Dispatch
Oracle kids' lot becomes focus of developer battle
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February 4, 2002
Developer-funded group comments on Wood Field story
 
 
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February 12, 2002
Oracle Historical Society corrects Miner article on Wood Field
Lionel D. Ruiz, Pinal County Supervisor
 
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February 2, 2002
Anam/Helzer lawsuit to go to court
Hon. William O'Neil, Pinal Superior Court  
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February 2, 2002
Ruiz dumps historical society; favors developer-funded group
 Lionel D. Ruiz, Pinal County Supervisor
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February 2, 2002
Judge denies continuance in Oracle toxic dump case despite withheld documents
   
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February 2, 2002
Cady -- Fired or quit?
 Dennis Cady, former P&D director
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January 2, 2002
Anam's mystery firm disappears
 
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February 2, 2002
Development could affect northwest Tucson water
 
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November 4, 2002
A new clue
A new clue has emerged in the mystery of the missing Willow Springs consulting firm
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October 28, 2001
Anam/Helzer seek summary judgment, citizens respond
Alex Argueta, Anam promoter
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October 14, 2001
Fight over Cañada del Oro
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October 16, 2001
Pinal County alters Comprehensive Plan
Less than 1 month into the review period, Pinal County has revised it's Comprehensive Plan
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October 6, 2001
County Publishes Comprehensive Plan For Review
Pinal County has published their Comprehensive Plan on the Pinal County web site
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October 8, 2001
BULLETIN
ROBSON COMMUNITIES, INC. FILES COPY-CAT COMPLAINT
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September 24, 2001
Aquifer Protection Alliance Web Site
A group of citizens are working to save the Canada del Oro

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September 24, 2001
A shell game?
A resident asks Pinal County to publish Water Resources plan on web.
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BULLETIN
September 19, 2001
Pinal's Comprehensive Plan delayed

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September 22, 2001
New Comprehensive Plan schedule

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September 16, 2001
In a time requiring heroes, Dennis Cady turns and runs away

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BULLETIN
September 17, 2001
BHP considering resuming operations at SM smelter

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September 7, 2001
P& D director calls special meeting with San Manuel area residents to get input on water planning
Dennis Cady, Pinalís Planning and Development department director, has called a special meeting to reveal a draft of the Water Resource Element of the proposed Pinal County Comprehensive Plan to residents in the San Manuel area.
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September 8, 2001
A Few More questions for Pinal's P&D director
On Sept. 5, Dennis Cady, Pinalís Planning and Development department director, was asked to responed in writing to questions about Pinal's Comprehensive Plan.  Here are a few more
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September 3, 2001
Meeting schedule delays public comment on county's plan for adequate water supply

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September 5, 2001
 
Pinal official asked for written response to questions on  Pinal County Comprehensive Plan
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September 1, 2001
Pinal official tries to mislead voters on water supply issue

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September 1, 2001
Pinal planners predict County will lose lawsuit

The Pinal Planing and Development department appears to predict a lawsuit filed by the landowner will be decided in favor of the landowner.

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August 16, 2001
Pinal Official explains failure to abide by Open Meeting Law
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August 19, 2001
Despite assurances by Pinal deputy attorney, doubts remain

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August 14, 2001
Bulletin:  Surprise Public Meeting On Comprehensive Plan To Be Held Tomorrow
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August 16, 2001
PCSC Responds to Anam/Helzer Lawsuit 
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August 10, 2001
Water shortage national problem
"Some major cities in the Southwest, including El Paso, San Antonio and Albuquerque, could go dry in 10 to 20 years."
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August 10, 2001
Photographs of the SaddleBrooke Extension
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August 8, 2001
Ruiz Backpedals on Willow Springs Benefits
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August 8, 2001
A Bitter Lesson
A Letter to the edtior.
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August  8, 2001
Making a boomtown
"They have crossed the political Rubicon, They're attempting to disenfranchise the citizens." 
Oracle resident Frank Pierson
August 8, 2001
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August 2, 2001
WILLOW SPRINGS OWNER SUES COUNTY
Pinal County Deputy County attorney William Mclean predicts County will lose, says appeal will be left to citizens.
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July 31, 2001
Willow Springs consulting firm non-existent?
Despite promises that the Willow Springs project will bring economic prosperity  to the region, the firm listed on the developer's web site as the "Business and Economic Development" consultant for the Willow Springs project can't be located.
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July 31, 2001
Reckoning the Referendum
An Oracle resident involved in the Willow Springs referendum effort provides an accounting of the effort.
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July 31, 200; 8:00 a.m.
Bulletin: Citizen's Group Intervenes in Anam/Helzer Lawsuit
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July 29, 2001
Text of Anam/Helzer Lawsuit
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July 25, 2001
County Sued by Landowner & Wife of County Employee
The wife of an employee of the Pinal Planning and Development Department and the Willow Spring Landowner have filed a lawsuit against  Pinal County to invalidate a citizen-initiated referendum challenging the zoning.
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July 23, 2001
Conflict of interest clouds Comprehensive Plan process
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July  22, 2001
Oracle and democracy at work
Web Parton's address before "The People Have The Power" Tour
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July 21, 2001
The SaddleBrooke Expansion: July 21, 2001

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July 21, 2001
Second Oracle rezoning heads for vote
Landowner seeks to disallow vote on rezoning.
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From the July 18, 2001 edition of 
The Tri Valley Dispatch
Developer, environmentalist,  planner share perspectives
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July 19, 2001; 10:00 p.m.
BULLETIN: Audit Shows More Than Enough Signatures on Referendum 
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June 6, 2001
Water "wake up call" needed as levels fall
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