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Mesa has big plans for Falcon Field, already a powerful economic force as the fifth-busiest general aviation airport in the nation with 300,000 take offs and landings per year.

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Before sliding into summer break, kindergartners at Jacobson Elementary successfully conducted their own campaign for some much-needed improvements to the school.

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A Chandler pediatrician and other Valley doctors are writing unusual prescriptions that do not have to do with medicine but could save babies and children’s lives.

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Newly developed interactive software may be putting Arizona at the forefront of modernized decision-making for K-12 education. The technology could have a positive impact on the state’s graduation and college-entry rates.

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On the first week of the month, white Homeland Security buses pull into the parking lot of the Grove Church in Chandler, unloading dozens of migrant families.

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The road from homelessness to motivational speaker took Norris Thomas through the heartache of a homeless teen and the triumph of sports-related accomplishments.

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Josh Critser was just starting his nursing studies at school when he said he heard the life-changing news: “You’ve got cancer.”

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As temperatures begin to soar, drowning prevention advocates are warning that the backyard swimming pool poses about the same threat to toddlers as a loaded gun.

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Mike Whalen spent a lifetime as Mesa’s loyal public servant, his career spanning four decades as a police officer and assistant chief, and as a volunteer with the Mesa Hohokams, Community Bridges, a New Leaf and the Visit Mesa boards of directors.

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Rounding out her first year as superintendent for the state’s largest school district, Ember Conley says Mesa Public Schools (MPS) is expecting some exciting new changes in the near future.

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Brushing aside the “optics’’ of the last-minute action, state lawmakers last week voted to triple their daily allowance.

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In his 81 years, longtime Mesa resident Jim Weller has been a U.S. Navy submarine crewman, a firefighter for 18 years, a flight instructor and a teacher at an Oregon Christian college.

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In the spirit of the motto “no pain, no gain,” East Valley motorists are about to get a taste of the former as work begins next weekend on a year-long project to widen the Loop 101 Price Freeway between the U.S. 60 and the Santan Loop 202 Freeway.

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Mesa City Council member Jeremy Whittaker wants a City Charter amendment to improve financial sustainability, but Mayor John Giles said Whittaker’s initiative would “burn the place down’’ instead.

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A boy who graduated as valedictorian from Chandler High School at 16 last year and a 13-year-old Mesa girl took their lives this month, bringing the number of East Valley teenagers who have been lost to suicide to 35 in the last 22 months.

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The Chandler Unified School District administration is recommending construction of a new elementary school and creating a second gifted academy as enrollment swells in the part of the district that large serves a portion of Gilbert.

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Mesa’s Falcon Field Airport, known for its rich history and as a major economic engine for the city, is adding at least 20 hangars to accommodate its growing clientele.  

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A mostly pristine swath of desert studded with saguaro cactus and an undulating wash in northeast Mesa may turn into a resort-style gated community in about four years.

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