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Tight Census deadline catches cities by surprise
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Tight Census deadline catches cities by surprise

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BY GARY NELSON Tribune Contributor With millions of dollars and equitable political representation at stake, Chandler and other East Valley cities are rushing to complete their 2020 census efforts in the face of a suddenly tight...
Mammoth Mesa sports complex no pipedream, developer promises
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Mammoth Mesa sports complex no pipedream, developer promises

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By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer Randy and Chad Miller have a big sports and entertainment dream for southeast Mesa near Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. At 320 acres, that dream is expansive – but Chad Miller insists it’s not...
Shortened Spring Training season cost region millions
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Shortened Spring Training season cost region millions

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By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer The 2020 Cactus League season was on its way to slamming another home run for Arizona’s economy before the ball seemingly struck a tall new wall named COVID-19 and nosedived, according to a...
3 Mesa seniors, 302 years among them
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3 Mesa seniors, 302 years among them

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TRIBUNE NEWS STAFF Three residents of Broadway Mesa Village A Senior Living are celebrating birthdays totaling 302 years. Vivian Bickford and Sophie Steitz and are both turning 102 years old tomorrow and Sept. 9, respectively,...
Wild Horse Pass unveils major tower project
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Wild Horse Pass unveils major tower project

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TRIBUNE NEWS STAFF Gila River Hotels & Casinos – Wild Horse Pass has broken ground on a $143-million expansion project in Chandler – a move that a spokesperson said “aligns with the enterprise’s rapid growth in...
Supporters give Mesa schools ‘heart attacks’
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Supporters give Mesa schools ‘heart attacks’

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By Zach Alvira Tribune Staff Writer A Mesa mother last week brought the community together to show appreciation for teachers, administrators and board members amid the struggles in the pandemic by launching a series of “heart...
Mesa girl, 11, needs heart transplant after beating cancer at age 8
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Mesa girl, 11, needs heart transplant after beating cancer at age 8

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By Zach Alvira Tribune Staff Writer There isn’t much that can break 11-year-old Macie Schnepf’s spirit. Not Ewing’s Sarcoma, which she was diagnosed with in January 2017 and beat in November of the same year when she was...
Mesa wading deeper into ambulance service
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Mesa wading deeper into ambulance service

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By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer For at least 15 years, Mesa fire officials have contemplated launching their own ambulance service but have always held back, deferring to the private sector. That was when Southwest Ambulance...
Challenges loom as MPS maps partial reopening Sept. 14
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Challenges loom as MPS maps partial reopening Sept. 14

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BY PAUL MARYNIAK Tribune Executive Editor Assuming COVID-19 metrics for the district continue a downward trend, Mesa Public Schools is prepared to reopen campuses Sept. 14 for partial classroom learning. Parents and their...
Native Mesa vocalist remembers his roots
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Native Mesa vocalist remembers his roots

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By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Tribune Staff Writer Alex Aiono moved from Northeast Mesa to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment when he was 15. However, the singer/YouTuber will always carry a bit of Phoenix with him....