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Tourism officials hope Arizona’s climate trumps COVID-19
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Tourism officials hope Arizona’s climate trumps COVID-19

December 20th, 2020 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
By Sydney Mackie Tribune Contributor Winter in Arizona usually signals a reprieve from intense heat as well as a time of economic prosperity for local businesses as visitors flee winter for Arizona’s kinder climes. But the...
Mesa woman’s volunteerism  rewarded with new Mazda
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Mesa woman’s volunteerism rewarded with new Mazda

December 20th, 2020 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
TRIBUNE NEWS STAFF A Mesa woman was given a new Mazda by a Scottsdale dealership as part of the manufacturer’s “Mazda Heroes” campaign that singles out people who go the extra mile to help their communities. Substitute...
Ex-State health chiefs says tourneys are trouble
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Ex-State health chiefs says tourneys are trouble

December 20th, 2020 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
TRIBUNE NEWS STAFF It may be painful to the economy but the state’s former health director thinks allowing tournaments – particularly with out-of-state teams – is “grossly irresponsible.” Will Humble, executive director...
Campaign donations in Arizona hit record high
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Campaign donations in Arizona hit record high

December 20th, 2020 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
By Catherine Fusillo Cronkite News Arizonans were heavily invested in this fall’s elections in more ways than one, donating a total of at least $110 million to support candidates and high-profile ballot initiatives. That was a...
Mesa puts tournaments on COVID probation
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Mesa puts tournaments on COVID probation

December 20th, 2020 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer Mesa last week adopted strict public health protocols at sports fields as an alternative to closing them, allowing out-of-state sports tournaments to proceed amid the surge in COVID-19 – and...
Scottsdale lawmaker targets Ducey’s powers
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Scottsdale lawmaker targets Ducey’s powers

December 20th, 2020 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services A veteran state lawmaker from Scottsdale is moving to strip Gov. Doug Ducey of the powers he assumed when he declared an emergency 10 months ago. The resolution by Republican Sen. Michelle...
Brady rides out 15 years of Mesa storms as city manager
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Brady rides out 15 years of Mesa storms as city manager

December 17th, 2020 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
BY GARY NELSON Tribune Contributor It would be the rare little boy who dreams of growing up to be a city manager. Chris Brady was not one of them. As a student at Brigham Young University in the 1980s, Brady aimed instead at a...
MPS salutes two retiring long-time board members
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MPS salutes two retiring long-time board members

December 16th, 2020 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
TRIBUNE NEWS STAFF Mesa Public School officials last week bid a fond farewell to two Governing Board members who each have devoted 12 years to the nonpaying position. Board President Elaine Miner and Steven Peterson are retiring...
Study shows erratic nature of COVID-19 spread
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Study shows erratic nature of COVID-19 spread

December 15th, 2020 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
By Anthony J. Wallace Cronkite News Research from Arizona and beyond suggests the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 can spread erratically, making some infected people “superspreaders” and others dead ends for transmission....
Virus knocks off fest, delays popular car auction
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Virus knocks off fest, delays popular car auction

December 15th, 2020 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
TRIBUNE NEWS STAFF A signature Valley event has been delayed by the pandemic and another canceled outright. Barrett-Jackson announced last week it is rescheduling the January 2021 Scottsdale Auction to the week of March 22 at...