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Mesa businesses, others got over $480M in job help
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Mesa businesses, others got over $480M in job help

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BY PAUL MARYNIAK Tribune Executive Editor The federal government pumped a staggering amount of money into 5,804 Mesa businesses, nonprofits and other entities to hold on to 78,492 jobs as the economy began reeling during the...
Mesa eyes bonanza from future auto malls
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Mesa eyes bonanza from future auto malls

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By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer A planned auto mall in southeast Mesa represents a potential sales tax bonanza for a revenue-starved city without a property tax, recouping millions lost from the exodus of dealerships a decade...
Retiring Mesa chief magistrate leaves strong legacy
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Retiring Mesa chief magistrate leaves strong legacy

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By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer Mesa Presiding City Magistrate Matt Tafoya and Mesa Municipal Court Chief Administrator Paul Thomas spent more than a decade carrying out vision of court reform long before it became trendy. They...
Agency to launch series on hoarding by elderly
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Agency to launch series on hoarding by elderly

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Tribune News Report Registration is now open for the Area Agency on Aging’s Too Many Treasures Hoarding Therapy Group.  The 14-week virtual sessions will begin in early September and run through mid-December. The series is...
Ducey shuts some businesses as virus cases surge
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Ducey shuts some businesses as virus cases surge

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Conceding he made a mistake in allowing them to reopen, Gov. Doug Ducey last week shuttered all bars in the state for at least the next 30 days. Ditto gyms, water parks, movie theaters and...
Legalized weed headed for November ballot
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Legalized weed headed for November ballot

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Backers of a campaign to legalize recreational use of marijuana submitted about 420,000 signatures on petitions Wednesday to put the issue on the November ballot. The filing by Smart and...
Start of new school year clouded in uncertainty
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Start of new school year clouded in uncertainty

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Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services A two-week delay in the start of in-classroom learning ordered by Gov. Doug Ducey may give schools more time to prepare to teach in the middle of the pandemic. But that assumes students are...
Pandemic defeats move to put city fund on November ballot
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Pandemic defeats move to put city fund on November ballot

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By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer Mesa City Councilman Jeremy Whittaker’s bid to add to the Nov. 3 ballot a controversial initiative restricting the Enterprise Fund fell short, another victim of the COVID-19 pandemic....
High court abortion ruling could impact Arizona
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High court abortion ruling could impact Arizona

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services A new ruling Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court could aid legal efforts here to void a host of Arizona laws and regulations governing abortion. In a 5-4 ruling, the justices said Louisiana...
MPS outreach feeds kids’ bodies and minds
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MPS outreach feeds kids’ bodies and minds

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By PAUL MARYNIAK Tribune Executive Editor As Gov. Doug Ducey reminded Arizonans last week, the pandemic has impacted more than just reading, writing and ‘rithmetic in school districts. For many, including Mesa Public Schools,...