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Mesa Police, churches launch essay contest
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Mesa Police, churches launch essay contest

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TRIBUNE NEWS STAFF The Mesa Police Department has launched an essay contest to mark National Faith & Blue Weekend Oct. 9-12. The purpose of the weekend is to build “safer, stronger, more just and unified communities by...
ASU releases cumulative number of COVID cases
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ASU releases cumulative number of COVID cases

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By Andrew Onodera Tribune Contributor For the first time this fall, Arizona State University last week released a cumulative number of COVID-19 cases. Since Aug. 1, the university reported, there have been 1305 students and 25...
Pence Mesa visit angers some Mormons
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Pence Mesa visit angers some Mormons

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by Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer Vice President Mike Pence’s campaign stop in Mesa last week to fire up his ticket’s religious base also fired up some moderate Republicans who oppose his boss’ re-election. Pence’s...
Mesa waterpark sues Ducey over closure
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Mesa waterpark sues Ducey over closure

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By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services The owners of a Mesa water park are suing to be allowed to reopen, claiming the policy of Gov. Doug Ducey that keeps it shuttered is discriminatory. In a new lawsuit, attorney Joel Sannes...
More good news for home sellers – buyers, not so much
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More good news for home sellers – buyers, not so much

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TRIBUNE NEWS STAFF Sellers have no reason to be jittery about the Valley’s housing market – and especially the East Valley – judging by the Cromford Report’s latest look at last month’s home sale data for the region. In...
How COVID-19 is reshaping Mesa’s classrooms
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How COVID-19 is reshaping Mesa’s classrooms

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By Zach Alvira Tribune Staff Writer While there is still no specific date for when Mesa Public Schools will be able to welcome students back to campus, that hasn’t stopped administrators from prepping hallways and classrooms to...
Mesa couple win ADOT highway message board contest
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Mesa couple win ADOT highway message board contest

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By PAUL MARYNIAK Tribune Executive Editor The next time you’re cruising Arizona highways and see a message board that reads like something from Dr. Seuss, think of Paula and Scott Cullymore of Mesa. They submitted one of two...
Past Mesa resort plans ended in empty lots
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Past Mesa resort plans ended in empty lots

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BY GARY NELSON Tribune Contributor If Cannon Beach actually comes to fruition, the project will mark a turnaround in Mesa’s decades-long effort to attract high-end resort destinations. Three particular cases come to mind –...
Landlords ask high court to overturn eviction ban
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Landlords ask high court to overturn eviction ban

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Landlords and mobile home park owners from around the state are asking the Arizona Supreme Court to void an executive order by Gov. Doug Ducey blocking evictions of tenants who do not pay...
Reopening tensions rise among Mesa board members
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Reopening tensions rise among Mesa board members

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By Zach Alvira, Tribune Staff Writer Tensions among Mesa Public Schools Governing Board members rose a bit as they discussed for the first time the state’s recently released benchmarks health officials are advising districts to...