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Other legislative issues include sex ed, lawmaker immunity, gas tax hike
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Other legislative issues include sex ed, lawmaker immunity, gas tax hike

January 20th, 2021 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
•  Curbing the power of the Arizona Corporation Commission to set energy policy, including requirements for renewable energy. •  Deciding whether sex education classes, which already are optional, should not be available...
Giles: priorities include anti-discrimination law
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Giles: priorities include anti-discrimination law

January 20th, 2021 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer Mesa Mayor John Giles plans to revive a long-delayed effort to pass an anti-discrimination ordinance, saying he wants everyone to know that his city is a welcoming and inclusive community. With...
EV Girl Scout Cookie sales start this week
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EV Girl Scout Cookie sales start this week

January 19th, 2021 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
TRIBUNE NEWS STAFF The Girl Scout Cookie season in the East Valley will start tomorrow, Jan. 18, and continue through Feb. 28, helping local troops raise funds for various activities. The lineup includes Lemon-Ups, Thin Mints,...
Jenny Richardson elected MPS board president
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Jenny Richardson elected MPS board president

January 19th, 2021 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
TRIBUNE NEWS STAFF Mesa Public Schools Governing Board has a new president after members had to choose between two of their own. In a 3-1 vote with one abstention, Jenny Richardson was elected to the post after she voted in her...
Former COVID patients’ plasma sought
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Former COVID patients’ plasma sought

January 19th, 2021 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
By Harry Croton Cronkite News As vaccinations for COVID-19 continue nationwide, blood donation agencies are stepping up efforts to encourage those who have had the disease and recovered to donate their plasma to help treat the...
Legislature eyes election, emergency powers changes
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Legislature eyes election, emergency powers changes

January 19th, 2021 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services The 2021 legislative session is being brought to you by the letter E – as in emergency powers, election legislation and education funding. The session got off to a quick start last week...
Massive 400-acre project unfolding at Gateway Airport
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Massive 400-acre project unfolding at Gateway Airport

January 19th, 2021 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer The Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport’s conversion into an economic powerhouse as a major regional airport is coming into sharper focus. The latest huge piece, a 400-acre office-retail development...
Mesa, region mark MLK Day in various ways
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Mesa, region mark MLK Day in various ways

January 18th, 2021 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
TRIBUNE NEWS STAFF Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemorations tomorrow, Jan. 18, likely will be different, with many community service projects normally held that day either canceled or curtailed because of the need to maintain...
Most Mesa students can return to classrooms fulltime
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Most Mesa students can return to classrooms fulltime

January 17th, 2021 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
By PAUL MARYNIAK Tribune Executive Editor Students at all but seven Mesa Public Schools campuses will be allowed to return to classrooms in some fashion starting Tuesday as COVID-19 cases continued to rise across the district....
Mesa United Way on front lines of pandemic help
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Mesa United Way on front lines of pandemic help

January 13th, 2021 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
By Melody Birkett Tribune Contributor While many non-profits were scrambling to find new ways to do outreach when the pandemic hit, Mesa United Way was already one step ahead. Three years ago, the organization started reinventing...