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Legislature panels ponder short-term rental curbs
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Legislature panels ponder short-term rental curbs

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By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services State lawmakers – including an East Mesa senator – are moving to undo some of the restrictions they placed on cities four years ago to regulate short-term rentals. The House...
EVIT superintendent reinstated to his position
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EVIT superintendent reinstated to his position

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By Jim Walsh, Tribune Staff Writer Chad Wilson is back as the East Valley Institute of Technology’s superintendent – not that he ever left the regional vo-tech campus. The EVIT board voted 8-0 to reinstate Wilson’s title...
Good news about the news
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Good news about the news

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By Steve Strickbine, Tribune Publisher If you’re passionate about reading the news, then without a doubt you’ve seen some dire stories about newspapers over the past few years. Media companies nationwide are struggling to...
As huge East Mesa rezoning nears OK, farm exodus begins
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As huge East Mesa rezoning nears OK, farm exodus begins

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East Mesa dairy farmer Jim Boyle is already dismantling his dairy farms, moving operations to his farm in Casa Grande. (Chris Mortenson/Tribune Staff Photographer)   By Jim Walsh, Tribune Staff Writer Urban sprawl may level...
Councilman remains opposed to Hawes project
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Councilman remains opposed to Hawes project

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By Jim Walsh, Tribune Staff Writer After months of controversy and 29 different iterations of a development plan, Mesa City Council appears set to decide whether five dairy farms and hundreds of acres of vacant desert turns into...
Education jewel a point of Eastmark’s pride
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Education jewel a point of Eastmark’s pride

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By Christopher Boan, Tribune Staff Writer A multi-story jewel a half-decade in the making continues taking shape in Eastmark. The jewel is Eastmark High School, which opened its doors in August – and which Principal Paul Gagnon...
Mesa grieves after traffic death of boy, 6
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Mesa grieves after traffic death of boy, 6

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By Christopher Boan, Tribune Staff Writer Tragedy struck East Mesa Jan. 3 when 6-year-old Holden Gardner was struck and killed by a semi-truck on his way home from school. Mesa Police said the accident at the intersection of...
Pols back couple’s teen suicide prevention plan
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Pols back couple’s teen suicide prevention plan

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By Jim Walsh, Tribune Staff Writer The health care insurance system failed 14-year-old Jacob Edward Machovsky miserably in 2015. An insurance company decided his in-patient treatment for a mental illness was not a “medical...
City wants to boost post-high school learning
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City wants to boost post-high school learning

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By Jim Walsh, Tribune Staff Writer Mesa plans to join a statewide effort to boost post-graduate educational attainment after a report found the city lags behind the statewide average for residents with either a college degree, a...
Arizona’s medical pot consumption near 83 tons last year
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Arizona’s medical pot consumption near 83 tons last year

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By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services Arizonans legally smoked, ate or otherwise consumed nearly 83 tons of marijuana last year. That’s nearly double the figure from two years ago. It’s also the equivalent of about...