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COVID-19 pitched Cactus League some strikes
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COVID-19 pitched Cactus League some strikes

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By Jim Walsh, Tribune Staff Writer For more than 70 years, the Cactus League has been a powerful symbol of Arizona, turning into a big business and a major draw for the tourism industry. But when Major League Baseball suddenly...
All-Arizona baseball season plan leaves questions
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All-Arizona baseball season plan leaves questions

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By Carson Field, Cronkite News Nearly a month has passed since the COVID-19 pandemic brought the sports world to a halt. Every active league postponed or canceled seasons, including Major League Baseball. But MLB is working on a...
State to begin compiling better virus data
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State to begin compiling better virus data

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By Howard Fischer ,Capitol Media Services Arizonans will soon know whether their neighbors are getting sick and dying from COVID-19. Beginning Sunday, the state Department of Health Services will start listing race and ethnic...
EVIT dinged $2.8M for uncertified teachers
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EVIT dinged $2.8M for uncertified teachers

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By Jim Walsh, Tribune Staff Writer The East Valley Institute of Technology will pay a high price for using uncertified instructors teaching unapproved programs during the final three years of former Superintendent Sally...
Virus could wallop state spending, revenue
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Virus could wallop state spending, revenue

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services The COVID-19 outbreak is going to blow a billion-dollar hole in state finances. And about 775 Arizonans will die by the end of May. Those predictions came Thursday from the Joint...
Pandemic stirs memories of Mesa’s Great Recession
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Pandemic stirs memories of Mesa’s Great Recession

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BY GARY NELSON Tribune Contributor With shocking suddenness, the specter of a major recession – or worse – is casting a shadow across the East Valley almost as dark as the one caused by the coronavirus itself. This, less than...
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...