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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...
Historic Mesa building recast for a hi-tech future
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Historic Mesa building recast for a hi-tech future

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By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer Classic old lunch counters, once a popular mainstay during downtown Mesa’s height as a thriving retail center, will live on as the former J.J. Newberry’s department store takes on a new...
Mesa schools chief doubts Aug. 17 campus reopening
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Mesa schools chief doubts Aug. 17 campus reopening

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By Zach Alvira Tribune Staff Writer Mesa Public Schools Governing Board members and the community saw for the first time the district’s finalized plan for the 2020-21 school year as administration officials strongly indicated a...
DPS sues to ground Chandler tutor  with shaky past
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DPS sues to ground Chandler tutor with shaky past

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By Kevin Reagan, Tribune Staff Writer State law enforcement officials are attempting to stop a Chandler teacher who has been arrested 10 times on suspicion of inappropriately touching children from being able to work in local...
Peruvian restaurant overcomes the pandemic shutdown
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Peruvian restaurant overcomes the pandemic shutdown

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TRIBUNE NEW STAFF Douglas Sanguino and his wife Clara took the big step of starting their own restaurant last January. They opened A Taste of Peru in the strip mall on the southwest corner of Guadalupe and Alma School roads in...
More apartments coming to downtown Mesa
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More apartments coming to downtown Mesa

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By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer An expensive obstacle won’t halt the construction of Eco Mesa, a high-end sustainable apartment complex that will rise over a downtown Mesa parking lot, attracting a higher-income clientele....
Mesa mom’s open-campuses drive gains support
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Mesa mom’s open-campuses drive gains support

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By Zach Alvira Tribune Staff Writer A Mesa mother’s petition voicing concern over delaying the opening of Arizona campuses is gaining traction. Laura Crandell launched the petition drive after Gov. Doug Ducey delayed...
Slowly but surely, Mesa getting a new downtown
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Slowly but surely, Mesa getting a new downtown

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By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer After decades of big plans followed by bigger disappointments, the foundations of new downtown Mesa are emerging as city leaders and developers look past the COVID-19 pandemic towards a brighter...