Scottsdale Progress

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The legal woes for the Scottsdale Unified School District and Governing Board member Jann-Michael Greenburg continued to stack up last week as state Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed suit against Jann-Michael Greenburg and the district for allegedly violating the state’s open meeting law.

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The Maricopa County Sheriff’s office has agreed to pay $11.75 million to a former inmate at the county jail for deliberately failing to protect him and ignoring his medical needs after he was assaulted by another inmate so badly he did not wake from a coma for two more than months.

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They say the three most important factors in real estate are location, location and location and if that location is Scottsdale, it’s going to cost money, money, money.

Chandler Arizonan

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Officials are finding sunken boats and even old corpses as the water level at Lake Mead is now at the lowest level it has ever been, and federal officials told Congress two weeks ago the severe drought is a warning to all desert dwellers that there is a limit on the water they use.

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The City of Chandler is awaiting delivery of five new electric vehicles to join its fleet and it’s likely more are on the way as the city looks forward. That means it needs the infrastructure for that future.

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Mental health is one of the top issues facing the country right now. It comes up in mass shootings, teen suicides and in the rising number of unsheltered people.

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For more than two hours May 27, a series of prosecution and defense witnesses produced two starkly different accounts of Justin Walters before he was sentenced to four years in prison and lifetime probation for sexually grooming and abusing a student starting when she was 14.

Gilbert Sun News

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Gilbert Public Schools will again offer a $2-an-hour driving bonus for hard-to-find bus drivers, taking effect on the first day of school July 26.

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Higley Unified School District has hired an outside investigator to look into allegations that officials were made aware of a former teacher recently accused of inappropriate behavior with two underage students but did nothing.

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The five-deck Hearne Plaza Garage in the Heritage District opened in March 2019 but Gilbert’s legal fight over property the Town seized for the project is still ongoing, costing taxpayers nearly $300,000 and climbing.

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Gilbert Public Schools wants to boost a program that helps student athletes stay on top of their learning by partnering with North America’s largest sports venue – the 320-acre Bell Bank Park in Mesa.

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Gilbert Police last week arrested a former Higley High School social studies teacher accused of inappropriate relationships with two underage students.

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Gilbert residents will see more shade structures at Cosmo Dog Park, road repairs, 12 new traffic signals and more police and firefighters when the Town’s $1.7 billion spending plan takes effect July 1.

The Mesa Tribune

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Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney, whose public service had an impact far beyond the town that was his home since he was 6 months old, died June 23 after a months-long battle with a lung infection. He was 74.

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Doctors, nurses and other health care workers across the country have reached crisis levels of burnout, prompting the U.S. Surgeon General to urge employers to review workloads and take further steps to address well-being.

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Former vice president Mike Pence called last week for limiting legal migration only to those who this country needs and who can support themselves.

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The Maricopa County Sheriff’s office has agreed to pay $11.75 million to a former inmate at the county jail for deliberately failing to protect him and ignoring his medical needs after he was assaulted by another inmate so badly he did not wake from a comma for two more than months.

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The Arizona Corporation Commission is slated to hold a hearing in Mesa beginning June 27 on Salt River Project’s application to build a half-mile high-voltage transmission line to serve the Meta Data Center campus currently under construction at Elliot and Ellsworth Roads.

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People seeking a new podcast to listen to on a road trip or while working around the house, can tune into a Mesa-centric show that launched its first three episodes in early June called “For the Love of Mesa."

Queen Creek Tribune

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Higley Unified School District has hired an outside investigator to look into allegations that officials were made aware of a former teacher recently accused of inappropriate behavior with two underage students but did nothing.

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Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney, whose public service had an impact far beyond the town that was his home since he was 6 months old, died June 23 after a months-long battle with a lung infection. He was 74.

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Doctors, nurses and other health care workers across the country have reached crisis levels of burnout, prompting the U.S. Surgeon General to urge employers to review workloads and take further steps to address well-being.

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Four years after voters rejected a similar plan, Republican lawmakers are pushing ahead with a plan to let any of the 1.1 million students in public schools get vouchers to attend private and parochial schools.

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