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MAC connects with special COVID-free art exhibition
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MAC connects with special COVID-free art exhibition

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TRIBUNE NEWS STAFF Among the many projects that the Mesa Arts & Culture Department and Mesa Arts Center are undertaking to stay connected with the community is a new exhibit called “Distanced but Not Separated. The exhibit,...
Report: Arizona among least safe for school reopening
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Report: Arizona among least safe for school reopening

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services A whole set of factors may make Arizona one of the most dangerous places in the country for children to go back to the classroom, according to a new report. The financial advice site...
State court OKs ‘dark money’ campaign gifts
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State court OKs ‘dark money’ campaign gifts

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services The state Court of Appeals has reinstated a 2017 law that opens the door to “dark money’’ contributions to political races. In a unanimous decision last week, the judges said the...
Team quarantined after Dobson High scrimmage
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Team quarantined after Dobson High scrimmage

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By Zach Alvira Tribune Sports Editor The Chaparral High School varsity football team was quarantined and forced to sit out its first two games after a team member tested positive for COVID-19. The unidentified player was last at...
Mesa slaying underscores rise in domestic violence
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Mesa slaying underscores rise in domestic violence

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By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer Janell Mora accomplished many things in her life. She gave birth to two boys, earned two master’s degrees and represented Arizona State University on student recruiting conferences in China and...
Mesa principal hailed as ‘exemplary’
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Mesa principal hailed as ‘exemplary’

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TRIBUNE NEWS STAFF Jeff Abrams, principal of Franklin at Brimhall Elementary and Franklin Junior High schools, has received a big award. Abrams received the Exemplary Principal Award from Maricopa County School Superintendent...
East Mesa hospital marks a year of operation
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East Mesa hospital marks a year of operation

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TRIBUNE NEWS STAFF Abrazo Mesa Hospital will celebrate its first anniversary on Oct. 1. The first of three “microhospitals” being developed across the Valley by Abrazo Health, the Mesa facility employs 50 mostly East Valley...
25 years later, Sunset Limited mystery still unsolved
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25 years later, Sunset Limited mystery still unsolved

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BY GARY NELSON Tribune Contributor A little before midnight on Sunday, Oct. 8, 1995, an Amtrak passenger train called the Sunset Limited pulled out of Phoenix under a full desert moon, heading west. Its two locomotives pulled 12...
Mesa takes 1st step toward utility rate hikes
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Mesa takes 1st step toward utility rate hikes

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By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer Mesa City Council took the first step toward raising utility rates incrementally but the debate on the proposed increase is still at least two months away. An ordinance proposing the increase is...
MPS eyes Oct. 12 start of 5-day in-class learning
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MPS eyes Oct. 12 start of 5-day in-class learning

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By PAUL MARYNIAK Tribune Executive Editor After months of anxiety and harsh words in the community, Mesa Public Schools is ready to reopen classrooms to all grades five days a week Oct. 12. While the district will make distance...