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Project aims to make Mesa ‘Surf City’
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Project aims to make Mesa ‘Surf City’

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By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer A developer already has “Surf Mesa’’ tee-shirts printed, hoping that his proposed two-acre “surf lagoon” turns into a regional attraction near Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport. But while...
AIA releases updated fall school sports schedule
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AIA releases updated fall school sports schedule

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By Zach Alvira Tirbune Sports Editor The future of fall sports in Arizona became clearer Wednesday as the Arizona Interscholastic Association released a revised schedule. Boys and girls golf will be the first teams to begin...
State unveils school reopening guide
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State unveils school reopening guide

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services State health officials have laid out a three-part test for when they say it is safe for schools to reopen, in full or in part. In essence, the guidelines say it will be safe to again have...
State AG threatens lab with COVID-19 fraud lawsuit
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State AG threatens lab with COVID-19 fraud lawsuit

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services The state attorney general is accusing a major testing laboratory of lying to consumers about how quickly they will get their results. In a letter to the attorney for the firm, Joshua...
Trust to offer school districts COVID-19 insurance
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Trust to offer school districts COVID-19 insurance

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By Wayne Schutsky Tribune Staff Writer Weeks after announcing it would not provide coverage, the largest school insurance provider in Arizona said it will offer options to cover claims related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic....
Judge strikes education tax initiative from ballot
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Judge strikes education tax initiative from ballot

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services A measure to boost taxes on the state’s most wealthy can’t go on the November ballot because the description of the measure fails to inform voters of what it really does, a judge has...
Candidate withdraws from Mesa school board race
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Candidate withdraws from Mesa school board race

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TRIBUNE NEWS STAFF The number of candidates who will vie in the Nov. 3 election for three seats on the Mesa Public Schools Governing Board has dropped to six after a candidate dropped out in the face of a challenge to her...
Ducey visits with Trump amid high political stakes
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Ducey visits with Trump amid high political stakes

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Gov. Doug Ducey’s meeting with President Trump last week came as both are seeking to write a new narrative about their handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. For the president, the...
Giles on reelection: a chance to make Mesa better
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Giles on reelection: a chance to make Mesa better

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By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer After his resounding re-election to his second and last full four-year term, Mayor John Giles cherishes the lengthy 10-year opportunity voters have given him to make his hometown better. That...
Chinese American group donated 7K masks to Mesa
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Chinese American group donated 7K masks to Mesa

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By Zach Alvira Tribune Sports Editor A group of Chinese Americans aiming to curb racial tensions due to the coronavirus outbreak helped to ensure the safety of Mesa’s first responders. The Chinese American COVID-19 Relief AZ...