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Virus throws Mesa schools into unchartered waters
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Virus throws Mesa schools into unchartered waters

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TRIBUNE NEWS STAFF Mesa Public Schools Governing Board turned to state officials last week to help it get clarity in delivering education to thousands of students amid growing concerns sparked by the coronavirus pandemic. The...
State universities aim to expand teacher output
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State universities aim to expand teacher output

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By Velvet Wahl Cronkite News To help with Arizona’s teacher shortage, the three state universities hope to expand enrollment in the Arizona Teachers Academy through $15 million in funding from the state. The New Economy...
Feds tout Opportunity Zone impact on Mesa
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Feds tout Opportunity Zone impact on Mesa

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By Christopher Boan Tribune Staff Writer The neatly-rowed buildings on Main Street in downtown Mesa are undergoing a renaissance of sorts, thanks to private and public investment. That success story was fed in part the area’s...
Mesa lawmaker wants pot studied for violence
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Mesa lawmaker wants pot studied for violence

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services State lawmakers voted last week to require warning labels on medical marijuana and use proceeds from a new tax to study any link between the drug and schizophrenia or violent behavior. The...
Armed guards deployed at Chandler, other synagogues
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Armed guards deployed at Chandler, other synagogues

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By Kevin Reagan Tribune Staff Writer After a series of attacks at synagogues across the country, Jewish communities in Chandler and neighboring communities are beefing up their security to prevent similar offenses. Armed guards...
Senate panel kills community college bill
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Senate panel kills community college bill

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Arizona’s community colleges won’t be offering four-year degrees, at least not in the immediate future. On a 6-3 vote last week, the Senate Education Committee quashed legislation...
Controversial utility measure before Mesa Council
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Controversial utility measure before Mesa Council

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By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer After months of clashes over utility revenues being used to support public safety, the Mesa City Council is expected to vote Monday on a controversial ordinance that clarifies and formalizes the...
MPS survey shows trust, funding key concerns
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MPS survey shows trust, funding key concerns

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By Christopher Boan Tribune Staff Writer The next Mesa Public Schools superintendent will have to repair broken trust in the community and prioritize funding failing programs and infrastructure, according to what respondents told...
State budget concerns arise as virus takes its toll
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State budget concerns arise as virus takes its toll

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services State lawmakers approved $55 million Thursday to provide resources for the Department of Health Services to deal with COVID-19. Legislation given unanimous consent by the House and Senate...
Conley takes to YouTube in her defense
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Conley takes to YouTube in her defense

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By Christopher Boan Tribune Staff Writer Former Mesa Public Schools Superintendent Ember Conley spoke for the first time since her resignation in December in a YouTube video, defending her record and calmly insisting she did...