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Mesa Realtor hosting annual UFO convention
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Mesa Realtor hosting annual UFO convention

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TRIBUNE NEWS STAFF Whether UFOs are no match for COVID-19 may be unknown, but people who are interested studying them aren’t. So, Mesa Realtor Karen Brard is taking this year’s 29th annual International UFO Congress online,...
Tight Census deadline catches cities by surprise
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Tight Census deadline catches cities by surprise

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BY GARY NELSON Tribune Contributor With millions of dollars and equitable political representation at stake, Chandler and other East Valley cities are rushing to complete their 2020 census efforts in the face of a suddenly tight...
Mammoth Mesa sports complex no pipedream, developer promises
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Mammoth Mesa sports complex no pipedream, developer promises

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By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer Randy and Chad Miller have a big sports and entertainment dream for southeast Mesa near Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. At 320 acres, that dream is expansive – but Chad Miller insists it’s not...
Shortened Spring Training season cost region millions
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Shortened Spring Training season cost region millions

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By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer The 2020 Cactus League season was on its way to slamming another home run for Arizona’s economy before the ball seemingly struck a tall new wall named COVID-19 and nosedived, according to a...
Mesa girl, 11, needs heart transplant after beating cancer at age 8
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Mesa girl, 11, needs heart transplant after beating cancer at age 8

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By Zach Alvira Tribune Staff Writer There isn’t much that can break 11-year-old Macie Schnepf’s spirit. Not Ewing’s Sarcoma, which she was diagnosed with in January 2017 and beat in November of the same year when she was...
City details some of its pandemic aid spending
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City details some of its pandemic aid spending

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By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer The $90 million in federal pandemic relief aid that Mesa received earlier this year has gone to a variety of services and purchases – from lunches and a forklift for the Feeding Mesa program to...
Mesa wading deeper into ambulance service
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Mesa wading deeper into ambulance service

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By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer For at least 15 years, Mesa fire officials have contemplated launching their own ambulance service but have always held back, deferring to the private sector. That was when Southwest Ambulance...
Challenges loom as MPS maps partial reopening Sept. 14
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Challenges loom as MPS maps partial reopening Sept. 14

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BY PAUL MARYNIAK Tribune Executive Editor Assuming COVID-19 metrics for the district continue a downward trend, Mesa Public Schools is prepared to reopen campuses Sept. 14 for partial classroom learning. Parents and their...
Mesa water park calls foul on Ducey court move
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Mesa water park calls foul on Ducey court move

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services The attorney for Mesa Golfland Sunsplash water park is accusing the governor of “playing games’’ in a bid to delay a ruling on whether it is the victim of illegal discrimination. The...
Water, water everywhere – at least in the EV
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Water, water everywhere – at least in the EV

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BY GARY NELSON Tribune Contributor The water system that has quenched the East Valley’s thirst through more than a century of droughts and floods is well positioned to deal with the coming effects of climate change, according...