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.
Before sliding into summer break, kindergartners at Jacobson Elementary successfully conducted their own campaign for some much-needed improvements to the school.
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.
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.
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.
The road from homelessness to motivational speaker took Norris Thomas through the heartache of a homeless teen and the triumph of sports-related accomplishments.
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.
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.
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.
County and city libraries across the East Valley have kicked off their summer reading program to combat “reading skill loss” over summer recess.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A girls junior varsity basketball coach at Dobson High has been arrested after he allegedly tried to have sexual relations with a 16-year-old player and did so with two 17-year-olds on the team.
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