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Mesa Boy Scout ‘nose’ what helps K9 dogs
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Mesa Boy Scout ‘nose’ what helps K9 dogs

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TRIBUNE NEWS STAFF Thanks to a local Boy Scout, the Mesa Police K9 corps is smelling pretty good these days. That’s because the canines now have a “scent wall” built by 16-year-old Matthew Iannello, who undertook the...
Pandemic stifles area children’s theater groups
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Pandemic stifles area children’s theater groups

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By Srianthi Perera Tribune Contributor Presenting theater doesn’t work in tandem with social distancing and the dilemma gets worse when the actors are children. “I like the theater because I like performing in front of...
Mesa launches new assistance for struggling businesses
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Mesa launches new assistance for struggling businesses

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By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer The City of Mesa has partner with an organization that helps entrepreneurs and start-ups to help local businesses struggling in the pandemic. HUUB, a new digital platform developed by Co+Hoots,...
Mesa parents slate protest for open campuses
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Mesa parents slate protest for open campuses

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By Zach Alvira Tribune Staff Writer Disappointed by Gov. Doug Ducey’s decision to give school districts most of the control in  reopening campuses, some Mesa parents are moving forward with plans to hold a demonstration this...
7 residents seek seats on MPS Governing Board
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7 residents seek seats on MPS Governing Board

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BY PAUL MARYNIAK Tribune Executive Editor Seven local residents are seeking election to one of three seats up for grabs in November on the Mesa Public Schools Governing Board, although a judge has been asked to knock one of them...
Turning 100, Mesa native feels blessed
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Turning 100, Mesa native feels blessed

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BY PAUL MARYNIAK Tribune Executive Editor When as many as 400 relatives gather next weekend in Utah to celebrate Oakley Ray’s birthday, they won’t just be honoring someone who turns 100 tomorrow, July 27. They’ll be...
Mesa care facility creates ‘pals’ for isolated patients
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Mesa care facility creates ‘pals’ for isolated patients

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TRIBUNE NEWS STAFF The longer the pandemic wears on, the lonelier it gets for many elderly people who either live alone or are patients in care centers and senior living facilities. That’s why Fellowship Square Historic Mesa...
Desert Ridge student competes in Braille Challenge
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Desert Ridge student competes in Braille Challenge

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By Zach Alvira Tribune Staff Writer A Desert Ridge High School student recently became one of 50 students from North America that competed in the Braille Challenge Finals. Elijah Massey, a visually impaired 17-year-old heading...
Mesa teacher leads motorized ‘march’ for schools
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Mesa teacher leads motorized ‘march’ for schools

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By Zach Alvira Tribune Staff Writer A group of Arizona educators took to the streets of Mesa Wednesday to send a message to the community and state asking that campuses be reopened only when it’s safe. Judy Robbins, a 34-year...
Mesa site offering 24-hour COVID-19 testing
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Mesa site offering 24-hour COVID-19 testing

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By Zach Alvira Tribune Staff Writer A Mesa OBGYN is offering free COVID-19 testing on the campus of Mesa Community College 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Embry Women’s Health has set up tents in the MCC parking lot at...