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Plummeting Mesa school enrollment a state trend
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Plummeting Mesa school enrollment a state trend

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services The same decline Mesa Public Schools has seen in kindergarten enrollment is being echoed by a sharp drop in the number of kindergartners across Arizona this year due to COVID-19 – and it...
Walmart, Mesa man get chummy over his invention
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Walmart, Mesa man get chummy over his invention

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By  Kenzel Williams Tribune Contributor A fishing lure of sorts made by a Mesa fisherman will soon hit the shelves of Walmart after clearing a hurdle in the retail giant’s search for products made by American small-business...
Sears, Ellingson, O’Reilly appear to be MPS board victors
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Sears, Ellingson, O’Reilly appear to be MPS board victors

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By PAUL MARYNIAKTribune Executive Editor Incumbent Kiana Marie Sears on Friday retained her lead and Lara Salmon Ellingson held onto second place while Joe O’Reilly appears to have captured the third seat in the Mesa Public...
Mesa author toggles between fiction, nonfiction
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Mesa author toggles between fiction, nonfiction

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By PAUL MARYNIAK Tribune Executive Editor Mesa resident Scott Offermann’s output as a writer is slowly becoming as varied as his resume. The Maryland native has been a sailing instructor, commercial diver, firefighter, a...
Anguish, questions surround Mesa mass shooting
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Anguish, questions surround Mesa mass shooting

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By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer Long after the bullets stopped flying on a busy Mesa street corner, 9-year-old Roselyn Ramirez of Mesa must still cope with the physical and emotional scars from being wounded in a senseless...
High court warns judges on initiative rulings
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High court warns judges on initiative rulings

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Trial judges cannot keep voter-proposed initiatives off the ballot just because the description doesn’t mention every provision, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled last week in a conclusion...
Microenterprise ventures have major impact
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Microenterprise ventures have major impact

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By Laura Sheridan Tribune Contributor Everyday entrepreneurs are the real saviors of the local economy during a time of economic crisis, adding new jobs and creating fatter wallets, according to research conducted by Venture...
Mesa nonprofit hits jackpot with casino company
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Mesa nonprofit hits jackpot with casino company

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TRIBUNE NEWS STAFF Some gamblers’ losses at three Chandler area casinos made winners of three local nonprofits, including one in Mesa. Child Crisis Arizona received a third of  $76,000 in so-called “self-excluded” jackpots...
Election results could take days to tabulate
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Election results could take days to tabulate

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services If you think you’re going to bed on election night knowing who was chosen, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs has a bit of advice. Think again. Hobbs has tamped down expectations of instant...
Scottsdale film fest marks 20 years remotely
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Scottsdale film fest marks 20 years remotely

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By Connor Dziawura GetOut Staff Writer With no end in sight to the pandemic, the Scottsdale International Film Festival will follow in the footsteps of other such movie events by partnering with Eventive to host its 20th...