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Pandemic a health and economic crisis for Mesa arts
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Pandemic a health and economic crisis for Mesa arts

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By Srianthi Perera Tribune Contributor With the pandemic showing no signs of retreating in Arizona, the arts have taken a backseat in Mesa. That’s not to say that the city’s arts groups are being complacent; they are working...
Ready, set, go! Early voting starts this week
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Ready, set, go! Early voting starts this week

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By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer Starting this week, Mesa voters can either endorse the aggressive pro-growth, pro-downtown redevelopment policies of Mesa Mayor John Giles or choose an anti-Giles ticket recommended by his...
Ghost mall to host Mesa fireworks show
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Ghost mall to host Mesa fireworks show

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BY GARY NELSON Tribune Contributor If there’s one place in Mesa where a person can practice social distancing, it’s probably Fiesta Mall. The hulking old shopping center has been closed for two and a half years, except for a...
State AG to enforce gay discrimination ban
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State AG to enforce gay discrimination ban

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Attorney General Mark Brnovich is going to begin enforcing Arizona’s civil rights laws against private employers who discriminate based on someone’s sexual orientation. In a new court...
Jobless benefit claims continue rising in Arizona
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Jobless benefit claims continue rising in Arizona

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Another 30,000-plus Arizonans filed for unemployment benefits this past week, a sign that the state economy is far from recovery. The new first-time claims are about 7,000 above the prior...
Mesa cop charged in shooting unarmed man
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Mesa cop charged in shooting unarmed man

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By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer A Mesa police officer has been charged with aggravated assault in the shooting of an intoxicated unarmed man who fought with officers outside a sports bar while they were trying to arrest him....
Ducey OK with unmasked rallies, not bar patrons
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Ducey OK with unmasked rallies, not bar patrons

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Gov. Doug Ducey is defending indoor political rallies with thousands of people without masks even as he admitted the only way Arizona will stop the upward trend of infections is if people...
How to protect pets from fireworks
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How to protect pets from fireworks

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TRIBUNE NEWS STAFF The 5th of July is the busiest day of the year for shelters across the country and many pets, frightened by the fireworks, end up wandering away from home. More pets go missing around and on the Fourth of July...
MPS board voices many reopening concerns
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MPS board voices many reopening concerns

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By PAUL MARYNIAK Tribune Executive Editor Mesa Public Schools Governing Board members last week expressed worries, concerns and hopes during their first detailed briefing on the district’s still-developing plan for reopening...
Ducey rolls out aid, changes to reopen schools
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Ducey rolls out aid, changes to reopen schools

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Arizona schools will divide up $270 million in federal cash to help them get started when classes resume. The plan by Gov. Doug Ducey includes $200 million from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief...