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SRP launches effort to block wildfires
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SRP launches effort to block wildfires

December 27th, 2020 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
BY GARY NELSON Tribune Contributor With Arizona locked in an epic drought, Salt River Project is launching an effort to prevent its watersheds from going up in smoke. The utility, which delivers water and electricity to vast...
County defies legislator’s vote data subpoena
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County defies legislator’s vote data subpoena

December 27th, 2020 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Maricopa County supervisors voted Friday to refuse to comply with subpoenas issued by the head of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The 4-1 vote followed a nearly three-hour executive...
Liam, Olivia are top 2020 newborns’ names in state
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Liam, Olivia are top 2020 newborns’ names in state

December 27th, 2020 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services If you’re having a baby boy next year, don’t name him Liam or Noah unless you want him to just be another Tom, Dick or Harry. Not that there’s anything wrong with any of those names,...
Mesa’s newest public official  prepares for work
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Mesa’s newest public official prepares for work

December 26th, 2020 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer As she prepares to take office next month, the newest Mesa City Council member just wants everyone to get along. Julie Spilsbury, a mother of six who will be sworn into her first elected position...
City, MPS workers brighten some kids’ gloomy Christmas
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City, MPS workers brighten some kids’ gloomy Christmas

December 25th, 2020 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer One by one, happy Jefferson Elementary School students jumped out of minivans, SUVs and pickup trucks and gleefully accepted a new bicycle from a group of generous Mesa firefighters. Others ran...
Many options for Mesa residents to volunteer
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Many options for Mesa residents to volunteer

December 23rd, 2020 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
By Staci Hauk Tribune Contributor During the holiday season, many Mesa residents seek to give their time to worthy organizations in the community. While COVID-19 has posed challenges in that arena, many local nonprofits have...
Raises are in store for most Mesa city workers
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Raises are in store for most Mesa city workers

December 22nd, 2020 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer Mesa employees will receive a generous New Year’s present – a pay raise designed to compensate them for lost wages while they were working long hours during the pandemic earlier this year....
EV safety rankings – some cities gain, some slip
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EV safety rankings – some cities gain, some slip

December 21st, 2020 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
BY GARY NELSON Tribune Contributor If you’re looking to live somewhere relatively safe from all the perils that modern life can throw at us, the East Valley is a pretty good bet – but in some of our cities, not as good as a...
Opioid epidemic receding from public view
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Opioid epidemic receding from public view

December 20th, 2020 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
By Olivia Munson Cronkite News A deadly epidemic has been on the rise this year in Arizona but has drawn scant media attention. With the world focused on COVID-19, local and national experts say a growing number of opioid...
Ducey touts vaccine as state’s virus cases soar
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Ducey touts vaccine as state’s virus cases soar

December 20th, 2020 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services A record number of Arizonans are now hospitalized for COVID-19 as the state retains its dubious distinction as the place where the virus is spreading faster than anywhere else in the...