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Mesa blacksmith keeps many irons in the fire
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Mesa blacksmith keeps many irons in the fire

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By Katherine Nowicki Tribune Contributor From his spot in a Mesa storage facility, Donn Wagner practices a craft that is centuries old. And from the testimonials he has received, there are plenty of people who are following in...
Grocery warehouses addressing bare shelves
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Grocery warehouses addressing bare shelves

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By Dzevida Sadikovic Cronkite News Empty store shelves symbolize the frustrations and fears of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mark Miller, president of the Arizona Food Marketing Alliance, in an email interview, discussed how panic led...
A teacher’s journey through the shutdown nightmare
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A teacher’s journey through the shutdown nightmare

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By Cathryn Creno Tribune Guest Writer Right before spring break, I gave my Mesa Westwood High School students pieces of colorful poster paper and asked them to map out their futures in the Spanish future tense. It was a way for...
Virus shatters high school seniors’ big moments
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Virus shatters high school seniors’ big moments

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By Zach Alvira Tribune Sports Editor When Skyline High senior Blake Roebuck left school on March 6, he was fully prepared to enjoy spring break and return to his classmates on March 16. Red Mountain High School senior Makayla...
Mesa prepares for dire city service cuts
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Mesa prepares for dire city service cuts

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By Jim Walsh, Tribune Staff Writer Parks, museums, libraries and the Mesa Arts Center likely will become the first casualties of Mesa’s financial crisis from the recession wrought by the COVID-19 epidemic. All city facilities...
Cardinals player helps Mesa woman in a jam
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Cardinals player helps Mesa woman in a jam

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By Zach Alvira, Tribune Sports Editor Danielle Ferguson thought she was out of options and in a mode of panic. As a hairdresser, Ferguson rents a chair at The Bespoke Salon in Old Town Scottsdale and as the coronavirus began to...
Virus hotline launched, teen number expanded
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Virus hotline launched, teen number expanded

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AFN NEWS STAFF The worsening coronavirus pandemic has given rise to a new hotline for Arizonans and prompted expansion of another for anxious teenagers. Gov. Doug Ducey on Sunday launched a statewide COVID-19 Hotline through $2...
Arizona jobless claims soared in just one week
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Arizona jobless claims soared in just one week

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services The number of Arizonans applying for jobless benefits jumped by a factor of seven this past week, providing the first clear indicators of the effect COVID-19 is having on the state...
Masks on the way for Mesa first responders
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Masks on the way for Mesa first responders

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By Jim Walsh Tribune News Staff Mesa and Phoenix have joined forces to order four million masks to protect firefighters and police officers against COVID-19. Fire Chief Mary Cameli told Mesa City Council last week that...
Virus adds urgency to growing homeless crisis
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Virus adds urgency to growing homeless crisis

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By Jim Walsh, Tribune Staff Writer The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a spotlight on the growing homeless problem in the East Valley, bringing a new urgency to helping a highly vulnerable population that includes the elderly. With...