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Virus surge puts MPS board in  familiar hot seat
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Virus surge puts MPS board in familiar hot seat

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BY PAUL MARYNIAK Tribune Executive Editor Nine months after the COVID-19 pandemic hit Arizona and nearly a month into a surge in the virus, Mesa Public Schools Board members last week found themselves in an all-too-familiar hot...
New day dawns for pot users tomorrow
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New day dawns for pot users tomorrow

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By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer Arizona’s new Proposition 207 likely will become law tomorrow, Nov. 30, enabling as many as three million residents to buy a small amount marijuana legally for the first time without a...
Ho Ho No! COVID-19 has Santa’s lap in no-sit zone
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Ho Ho No! COVID-19 has Santa’s lap in no-sit zone

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By Kristine Cannon Staff Writer Socially distant photos. No sitting on laps. Waving to a masked-up Saint Nick through a clear, frequently sanitized plexiglass shield. This year’s Santa Claus experience – in malls and private...
Black Friday deals will be plentiful with precautions
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Black Friday deals will be plentiful with precautions

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By Wayne Schutsky Staff Writer Black Friday will look a little different this year due to the pandemic but many retailers are still offering sales and other deals to entice consumers. This year more than ever, retailers are...
Pandemic alters but won’t stop Christmas shopping
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Pandemic alters but won’t stop Christmas shopping

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By Wayne Schutsky Staff Writer Despite the pandemic’s economic fallout, experts expect holiday shopping sales will remain relatively consistent this year compared to 2019. “If it stays flat or even down by 3 or 4...
Scottsdale, Gilbert men elected into PGA office
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Scottsdale, Gilbert men elected into PGA office

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By Zach Alvira Sports Editor Two local golf advocates from Scottsdale and Gilbert have been elected into office for the Professional Golf Association of America, the world’s most prestigious organization for the classic game....
Veterans can follow 4 steps to land a job
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Veterans can follow 4 steps to land a job

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By Gary Stiteler, csm ret. Guest Writer No matter how successful a veteran’s military career is, transitioning to civilian life is challenging. If there’s one thing my 24 years in the Army have taught me, it is that we can...
Pandemic’s glass wall between me and my mom
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Pandemic’s glass wall between me and my mom

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By Christina McKelvy Tribune Guest Writer My weekends used to consist of seeing my mom – taking her shopping, out to eat, sometimes just spending time with her in her room. She would spend much of her time traveling down the...
My Thanksgiving is canceled, but not giving thanks
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My Thanksgiving is canceled, but not giving thanks

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By Marjorie Conder Guest Writer My Thanksgiving is canceled this year. I am weary of this darned virus, and I’m sure I’m not alone. Traditions are important, and I find them even more so as I’ve gotten older. I shall miss...
Thank the Mother of all Thanksgivings
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Thank the Mother of all Thanksgivings

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By Rebecca Ballew Dockum Contributor Thanks to one senior citizen this year marks 157 years since Thanksgiving became a national holiday. At 75, Sarah Josepha Hale, editor of Godey’s Lady’s Book, pressed her campaign for all...