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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...
Councilman remains opposed to Hawes project
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Councilman remains opposed to Hawes project

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By Jim Walsh, Tribune Staff Writer After months of controversy and 29 different iterations of a development plan, Mesa City Council appears set to decide whether five dairy farms and hundreds of acres of vacant desert turns into...
Education jewel a point of Eastmark’s pride
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Education jewel a point of Eastmark’s pride

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By Christopher Boan, Tribune Staff Writer A multi-story jewel a half-decade in the making continues taking shape in Eastmark. The jewel is Eastmark High School, which opened its doors in August – and which Principal Paul Gagnon...
Mesa grieves after traffic death of boy, 6
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Mesa grieves after traffic death of boy, 6

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By Christopher Boan, Tribune Staff Writer Tragedy struck East Mesa Jan. 3 when 6-year-old Holden Gardner was struck and killed by a semi-truck on his way home from school. Mesa Police said the accident at the intersection of...
Pols back couple’s teen suicide prevention plan
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Pols back couple’s teen suicide prevention plan

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By Jim Walsh, Tribune Staff Writer The health care insurance system failed 14-year-old Jacob Edward Machovsky miserably in 2015. An insurance company decided his in-patient treatment for a mental illness was not a “medical...
City wants to boost post-high school learning
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City wants to boost post-high school learning

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By Jim Walsh, Tribune Staff Writer Mesa plans to join a statewide effort to boost post-graduate educational attainment after a report found the city lags behind the statewide average for residents with either a college degree, a...
Arizona’s medical pot consumption near 83 tons last year
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Arizona’s medical pot consumption near 83 tons last year

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By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services Arizonans legally smoked, ate or otherwise consumed nearly 83 tons of marijuana last year. That’s nearly double the figure from two years ago. It’s also the equivalent of about...
2 education tax measures may hit ballot
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2 education tax measures may hit ballot

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By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services State lawmakers took the first steps last week toward asking voters to sharply increase the special sales tax for education, setting the stage for voters to be able to pick and choose...
Memorial service Feb. 1 for former Chandler mayor
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Memorial service Feb. 1 for former Chandler mayor

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By Kevin Reagan Arizonan Staff Writer   Former Chandler Mayor Jerry Brooks, who led the city during times of immense growth and advocated for the creation of an arts center, died on Jan. 14 at the age of 89.  A memorial...
Scammer steals $172K from Chandler, contractor
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Scammer steals $172K from Chandler, contractor

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By Kevin Reagan, Arizonan Staff Writer The City of Chandler fell victim to a scammer who stole $172,000 that was supposed to be paid to a construction company for repairing the city’s roads. Vincon Engineering Construction,...