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Mesa launching broad effort on homelessness
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Mesa launching broad effort on homelessness

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By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer Operation Off the Streets represents Mesa’s most ambitious plan yet to address the chronic but growing problem of homelessness, with more families spotted on the streets during the...
Rangers’ Woodward focuses on outreach
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Rangers’ Woodward focuses on outreach

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By Cole Bailey Cronkite News The 2019 season was Chris Woodward’s first as manager of the Texas Rangers, but his leadership style was years in the making. He was looking forward to employing more of those lessons in his second...
This weekend, we remember genuine sacrifice
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This weekend, we remember genuine sacrifice

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By David Leibowitz Tribune Columnist Now comes Memorial Day, as if we need more solemn reminders of what Americans used to be so long ago. Once, we were a nation forged in revolution, a land that paid for its independence in...
Mesa ponders free laptops for needy kids
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Mesa ponders free laptops for needy kids

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By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer Mesa’s Small Business Reemergence Program will cost less than expected because only a fraction of the city’s estimated 12,000 businesses have sought grants to help them recover from the...
State House stays in session despite pandemic concerns
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State House stays in session despite pandemic concerns

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services House Republicans last week thwarted a bid by Democrats to shut down regular legislative business and focus only on issues related to COVID-19. The party-line vote to keep the session open...
Lack of public bathrooms frustrates Mesa businessman
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Lack of public bathrooms frustrates Mesa businessman

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By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer Mesa businessman Bob Curtis applauds Mesa’s new Operation Off the Streets program to help the homeless, but says it doesn’t help him with a critical problem involving transients who live on...
Memorial Day ceremonies also fall to pandemic
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Memorial Day ceremonies also fall to pandemic

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By PAUL MARYNIAK Tribune Executive Editor Among the casualties in a pandemic that has taken thousands of lives are the solemn ceremonies that would have been held this holiday weekend in honor of thousands of other lives that men...
House seeks business protection from virus suits
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House seeks business protection from virus suits

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services State representatives voted last week along party lines to put new hurdles in the path of people suing businesses, churches and schools over COVID-19 claims. HB 2912 would immunize...
Mesa florist glad to be blooming again
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Mesa florist glad to be blooming again

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By Melody Birkett Tribune Contributor Flower shops have been feeling the sting since non-essential businesses were closed. Weddings, proms and other special occasions are big business for the floral industry but many festivities...
This Mesa Class of  2020 found a way to celebrate
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This Mesa Class of 2020 found a way to celebrate

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By Zach Alvira Tribune Staff Writer With their big moment reduced to a virtual exercise, a large group of Red Mountain High School seniors gathered last Thursday night to release biodegradable balloons as they celebrated their...