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Pandemic stirs memories of Mesa’s Great Recession
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Pandemic stirs memories of Mesa’s Great Recession

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BY GARY NELSON Tribune Contributor With shocking suddenness, the specter of a major recession – or worse – is casting a shadow across the East Valley almost as dark as the one caused by the coronavirus itself. This, less than...
Mesa director mounts her own ‘Frankenstein’ musical
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Mesa director mounts her own ‘Frankenstein’ musical

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Getout Staff One of literature’s most celebrated monsters is getting a new musical treatment, courtesy of a Mesa director and a number of young Mesa thespians. “Frankenstein, An Original Musical” will be presented by State...
Mesa wrestlers dominate at state meet
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Mesa wrestlers dominate at state meet

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By Brittany Bowyer, Tribune Contributing Writer Hundreds of wrestlers from all over Arizona flocked to the Findlay Toyota Event Center in Prescott Valley for the 2020 AIA State Wrestling Championships.  In one of the most...
No mystery why
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No mystery why

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By David Leibowitz, Tribune Columnist He was leading the biggest NASCAR race in the world, the Daytona 500, rubbing and racing at 200 mph, when a nudge from behind sent Ryan Newman’s Number 6 stock car into the wall.  The Ford...
Scottsdale baseball museum plan would cost Mesa
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Scottsdale baseball museum plan would cost Mesa

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By Wayne Schutsky, Tribune Staff Writer Scottsdale is taking another swing at bringing a baseball-themed tourist attraction to Scottsdale Stadium after a previous attempt in 2019 fell flat – threatening Mesa’s long-held...
Olive Mill squeezing the most from agritourism
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Olive Mill squeezing the most from agritourism

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The Queen Creek Olive Mill draws customers from East Mesa and throughout the Valley with its award-winning olive oil and a restaurant serving novel dishes. (Glenn Swain/Tribune Contributor) By Glenn Swain, Tribune Contributor...
Area woman sees big market for ‘disabled dolls’
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Area woman sees big market for ‘disabled dolls’

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Rachel Leland of Chandler makes dolls with disabilities and sees the market for her unique product. (Chris Mortenson/Tribune Staff Photographer) By Kevin Reagan, Staff Writer Rachel Leland’s handmade stuffed animals don’t...
East Valley man fixes cars to fix broken lives
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East Valley man fixes cars to fix broken lives

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Chanel Crawford found a life-saver in Randy Maestre, who fixes up broken cars and donates them to people in need from his Gilbert auto shop. (Special to the Tribune) By Cecilia Chan, Tribune Staff Writer Chanel Crawford arrived...
Legislature panels ponder short-term rental curbs
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Legislature panels ponder short-term rental curbs

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By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services State lawmakers – including an East Mesa senator – are moving to undo some of the restrictions they placed on cities four years ago to regulate short-term rentals. The House...
This company gets kids on the hi-tech road early
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This company gets kids on the hi-tech road early

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Ken Chan, who co-owns Future Kiddie in Chandler with his sister Linda, makes learning computer basics fun for young children, as he is doing here with St. Maria Goretti School in Scottsdale. (Special to the Tribune) Tribune News...