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Ducey rules out any more business closures
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Ducey rules out any more business closures

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Gov. Doug Ducey will not order businesses to re-close or impose new restrictions even if the infection threat of COVID-19 in any area returns to “substantial.’’ “Arizona’s...
9/11 slaying of Mesa Sikh not forgotten
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9/11 slaying of Mesa Sikh not forgotten

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By Olivia Munson Cronkite News Balbir Singh Sodhi was helping with the landscaping outside his Mesa gas station on Sept. 15, 2001, when he was killed in a drive-by shooting by a white gunman, enraged by the 9/11 attacks days...
MPS board candidates discuss issues in forum
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MPS board candidates discuss issues in forum

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By PAUL MARYNIAK Tribune Executive Editor The six candidates running for three open seats on the Mesa Public Schools Governing Board all oppose a comprehensive sex education program, agree on the district’s strengths and most...
Arizona ranks low on vaccine scale, including COVID
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Arizona ranks low on vaccine scale, including COVID

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Two new reports suggest that Arizonans will be among the least likely to get immunized against COVID-19 once a vaccine becomes available. A new poll being released Tuesday by OH Predictive...
EVIT reported 5 COVID cases in first 3 weeks of school
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EVIT reported 5 COVID cases in first 3 weeks of school

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TRIBUNE NEWS STAFF Five cases of COVID-19 were reported by the East Valley Institute of Technology in the first three weeks of the school year, but since then none have cropped up at either of its Mesa locations. EVIT spokeswoman...
As classrooms reopen, students’ mental health a big concern
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As classrooms reopen, students’ mental health a big concern

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By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer As children and teens begin returning to Mesa classrooms, teachers and administrators aren’t just focused on addressing “learning loss” among many students during months of online...
Virus now helps drive teacher vacancies in state
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Virus now helps drive teacher vacancies in state

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services An average 20 percent boost in teacher salaries over the past four years has apparently done little to entice people into the classroom and keep experienced staffers there. A new report...
Huge mask-making project launched here
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Huge mask-making project launched here

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By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer Volunteers are mobilizing to sew 600,000 medical-grade face masks for use in hospitals throughout the Phoenix area as the masks become a part of everyday life throughout the COVID-19 pandemic....
Mesa upping aid for utility, rent delinquencies
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Mesa upping aid for utility, rent delinquencies

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By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer Mesa will significantly expand the utilities assistance and eviction-prevention programs, using federal COVID-19 relief funds to avert a spike in homelessness. Both efforts are under the Mesa...
State officials hope to quell surge in suicides
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State officials hope to quell surge in suicides

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services State officials are trying to stave off what they fear could be a spike in suicides, possibly linked to the COVID-19 outbreak and the depression that can go along with that. During a press...