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Mesa election heads to the finish line Tuesday
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Mesa election heads to the finish line Tuesday

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By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer With the Mesa mayoral and City Council elections slated Tuesday, Mayor John Giles’ campaign war chest has grown to more than $281,000 and political action committees helped fuel several other...
MPS teachers are ready for a  different school
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MPS teachers are ready for a different school

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By Zach Alvira Tribune Staff Writer With the first day of the 2020-21 school year beginning Tuesday, Aug. 4, Mesa Public Schools officials, teachers and support staff say they’re ready to provide a revamped learning experience...
Rebel monument near Mesa to be removed
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Rebel monument near Mesa to be removed

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Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services The state is taking the first steps to remove two of the four controversial Confederate monuments on government property – including one near Mesa. The United Daughters of the Confederacy...
Mesa launches new assistance for struggling businesses
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Mesa launches new assistance for struggling businesses

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By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer The City of Mesa has partner with an organization that helps entrepreneurs and start-ups to help local businesses struggling in the pandemic. HUUB, a new digital platform developed by Co+Hoots,...
School districts now in charge of deciding campus reopenings
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School districts now in charge of deciding campus reopenings

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Mesa and other Arizona schools won’t be required to put kids back into classrooms next month. But they will be required to make some sort of on-site learning available for parents who...
Mesa parents slate protest for open campuses
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Mesa parents slate protest for open campuses

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By Zach Alvira Tribune Staff Writer Disappointed by Gov. Doug Ducey’s decision to give school districts most of the control in  reopening campuses, some Mesa parents are moving forward with plans to hold a demonstration this...
7 residents seek seats on MPS Governing Board
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7 residents seek seats on MPS Governing Board

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BY PAUL MARYNIAK Tribune Executive Editor Seven local residents are seeking election to one of three seats up for grabs in November on the Mesa Public Schools Governing Board, although a judge has been asked to knock one of them...
Turning 100, Mesa native feels blessed
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Turning 100, Mesa native feels blessed

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BY PAUL MARYNIAK Tribune Executive Editor When as many as 400 relatives gather next weekend in Utah to celebrate Oakley Ray’s birthday, they won’t just be honoring someone who turns 100 tomorrow, July 27. They’ll be...
Mesa care facility creates ‘pals’ for isolated patients
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Mesa care facility creates ‘pals’ for isolated patients

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TRIBUNE NEWS STAFF The longer the pandemic wears on, the lonelier it gets for many elderly people who either live alone or are patients in care centers and senior living facilities. That’s why Fellowship Square Historic Mesa...
Mesa teacher leads motorized ‘march’ for schools
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Mesa teacher leads motorized ‘march’ for schools

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By Zach Alvira Tribune Staff Writer A group of Arizona educators took to the streets of Mesa Wednesday to send a message to the community and state asking that campuses be reopened only when it’s safe. Judy Robbins, a 34-year...