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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...
Mesa high schools to begin remote learning Monday
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Mesa high schools to begin remote learning Monday

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By Zach Alvira Tribune Sports Editor Nearly two weeks after Gov. Doug Ducey closed schools, Mesa Public Schools is prepared to roll out remote learning Monday – but only for high school students. Elementary and junior high...
Mesa Council OKs controversial utility ordinance
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Mesa Council OKs controversial utility ordinance

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By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer A unified group of six Mesa City Council members voted to approve a controversial new utility ordinance as Mayor John Giles triumphed over Councilman Jeremy Whittaker, who cast the lone...
Mesa officials detail ASU campus financing
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Mesa officials detail ASU campus financing

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By Jim Walsh Tribune News Staff Nearly two years after a split Mesa City Council approved the Arizona State University@mesacitycenter project, the innovative building continues to generate controversy. Councilman Jeremy Whittaker...
State’s jobless benefits will stay at minimum wage
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State’s jobless benefits will stay at minimum wage

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Arizonans forced out of work by COVID-19 may get jobless benefits – but not more than the minimum wage, no matter how much they were earning before. State lawmakers provided additional...