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Salvation Army helps Mesa senior community
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Salvation Army helps Mesa senior community

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By Zach Alvira Tribune Staff Writer A senior community in Mesa has banded together with The Salvation Army to deliver hot meals to residents unable to venture out of self-quarantine. Superstition Buttes Mobile Home Park residents...
Hawes Crossing finally passes Mesa City Council
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Hawes Crossing finally passes Mesa City Council

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By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer One of Mesa’s last remnants of agriculture will turn into Hawes Crossing as cows grazing on dairy farms will be replaced by a sprawling master planned community designed to lure jobs and sell...
Ducey faces decision this week on business shutdowns
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Ducey faces decision this week on business shutdowns

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Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services So how close is Arizona to finally hitting a peak in COVID-19 cases? It depends on whose numbers – and whose models – you believe. The reports by several different organizations paint...
Lawmakers may call it quits for 2020
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Lawmakers may call it quits for 2020

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Legislative leaders may pull the plug on the 2020 session with the intent of not coming back to the Capitol to deal with outstanding financial and policy issues until next January. Senate...
Gun sales soar throughout the state
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Gun sales soar throughout the state

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by Jessica Myers, Cronkite News Arizona processed a record 82,771 background checks on would-be gun buyers in March, as fears of the coronavirus drove people to gun shops in what one shop owner called “panic time.” It was...
Mesa domestic violence call trends murky
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Mesa domestic violence call trends murky

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By Kevin Reagan Tribune Staff Writer Local law enforcement answered a higher number of calls for domestic disturbances last month after East Valley residents were told to stay home in order to reduce the spread of the COVID-19...
Mesa completes device loans for junior high
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Mesa completes device loans for junior high

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By Zach Alvira, Tribune Staff Writer Nearly two weeks into the launch of remote learning for all junior high students in Mesa Public Schools, the district has completed device handouts for students. An estimated 2,200 devices...
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...
Cubs fans due for a surprise at Sloan Park
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Cubs fans due for a surprise at Sloan Park

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By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer The annual throng of Chicago Cubs fans who jam Sloan Park for every Cactus League season will encounter a surprise even before they settle into their seats, bask in the sun and eat their first...
Mesa schools audit details extravagant raises
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Mesa schools audit details extravagant raises

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By Paul Maryniak and Christopher Boan Tribune Staff An audit by Mesa Public Schools found that former Superintendent Ember Conley gave out $145,000 in unapproved raises – including one for $44,000 – at a time when she was...