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A bid by House Speaker Rusty Bowers to break the Republican gridlock over the budget has been rejected out of hand by the Phoenix Republican who it’s supposed to satisfy.

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Mesa police are hiring 17 new officers and detectives with the proceeds of a sales tax increase approved by voters this fall, taking the first step toward a redeployment from the creation of a new northeast Mesa patrol district.

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The state Auditor General shows Mesa Public Schools increased per-pupil spending in 2018 while serving fewer students and Chandler Unified did the same despite a student population increase.

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Mornings throughout the school week can be chaotic for just about anyone, but Mesa Public Schools Governing Board is slowly piecing a plan together to combat student tardiness – which could include a shift in school start times.

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Five visually-impaired women described their difficulties using the paratransit and ride choice program, with one asking the Mesa City Council to postpone confusing and expensive changes in how the Valley Metro system works.

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Cindy McCain will be the keynote speaker at a fundraiser that three Gilbert women are holding to help launch Jacob’s Mission Community Center, a new facility in east Mesa that would provide a much-needed place for foster kids to congregate.

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Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither will all the upgrades and new construction that Mesa voters approved when they passed the $196-million city bond issue. In fact, all the projects won’t be completed until mid-2024. Here is the schedule laid out by Mesa for implementing the projects und…

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Arizona State University’s budding Mesa City Center campus stood out even among a long list of noteworthy business developments in Mayor John Giles’ annual State of the City address last week.

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Mesa native Jacob Sorenson has been awarded a $75,000 scholarship for attend the University of Arizona College of Medicine, where he plans to begin his studies to become a surgeon.

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Mesa police want to help defendants accused of drug-related crimes break their addiction, treating the source of criminal behavior and breaking the cycle of repeated arrests.

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East Valley Institute of Technology students could soon be getting a lift around campus, thanks to the world’s first co-created, self-driving, electric shuttle.

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Three downtown Mesa museums will offer free admission 6-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, for Merry Museums, a Museum Discovery Day event. Participating museums are Arizona Museum of Natural History, the i.d.e.a. Museum and Mesa Contemporary Art Museum. 

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It looks like Mesa Public Schools students might get their new air-conditioned buses and new computers in classrooms after all, as a bond issue reversed course last week from early returns and began building a narrow lead in the slow-motion general election count.

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A Superior Court judge last week took under advisement a question of whether prior sexual assaults can be introduced at the trial of a Mesa man accused of sexually assaulting two babysitters at different times in his home.

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A Mesa man was sentenced to 35 years in prison last week after pleading guilty to the kidnapping and the attempted child abuse of a 3-year-old girl who was found covered in feces and in a garbage bag.

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According to the American Census there are 39.6 million Americans who claim Irish descent. I…