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Franki Buckman has taken charge of one of the nation’s foremost performance driving schools with the energy of the 717-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcats in her stable of racing machines.

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Days after Fox News accused Chandler of indoctrinating students with a “radical” curriculum, parents assembled before a local school board to condemn it others advocated for it. 

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Mesa plans to immediately remove the blue recycling barrels of customers who use them to dump obviously contaminated materials – including animal and human waste as well as dangerous or hazardous waste.

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The state of the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Drive school – which had been generating as much as $6 million a year in revenue only a few years ago – today stands in sharp contrast to what it was in the fall of 2018.

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 The Mesa Public Schools Governing Board today placed Superintendent Dr. Ember Conley on paid non-disciplinary administrative leave, but gave no reason for taking the action.

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Some Mesa neighborhoods may one day get a better view of the stars as the city converts some 34,000 sodium vapor street lights to more advanced LED lights.

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The East Valley Institute of Technology found a way to get Superintendent Dr. Chad Wilson back to work despite the automatic suspension of his fingerprint clearance card for his indictment on theft and misuse of public money.

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Fiesta Bowl Charities have $5,000 grants to 62  East Valley public and private school teachers – half from Mesa –  that they can put toward classroom improvements of their choice.  

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Another “emerging technology’’ will soon reach the yards of virtually every Mesa homeowner – improving efficiency, reducing theft and helping consumers save money, officials predict.

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Chandler-Gilbert Community College will host the 11th-annual Veterans Resource Expo to showcase college and community resources for veterans and a speaker billed as “transformational.”

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Voters last week approved all East Valley school districts’ bond and budget override requests, prompting jubilation and gratitude among officials – especially in Mesa.

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Former Mesa Vice Mayor Kyle Jones won appointment for the second time as the North Mesa  – Justice of the Peace – seven years after his first selection by the county Board of Supervisors.

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Former Mesa Police Chief Ramon Batista abruptly resigned after enduring a vote of no confidence earlier this year by the Mesa Police Association and criticism for his reaction to two controversial use of force incidents.

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Two Chandler Republican legislators and Attorney General Mark Brnovich are taking the first steps to craft legislation to ensure that Arizonans with preexisting conditions can still buy health insurance if federal courts strike down the Affordable Care Act.

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The farm-to-table philosophy takes on a literal meaning when Greenhouse Gardens serves up its own produce for a five-course dinner party on Nov. 17. 

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A hangar building along a runway that is large enough to accommodate a cargo plane for unloading or loading. A large manufacturing or warehouse building for one or two tenants.

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Construction companies have pledged a substantial amount of support this season for campaigns that are advocating to pass bonds and overrides in East Valley school districts. 

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Cardon Children’s Medical Center will host a free community celebration for the pediatric hospital’s 10-year anniversary from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the hospital, 1400 S. Dobson Road. The party will take place at “The BIG Outside,” an outdoor play space near the main entrance.

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The grand vision of a restored Salt River channel through the Valley didn’t die when Maricopa County voters rejected the Rio Salado project in 1987.

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Early 20th century – Dams upstream from Mesa restrict flow of the Salt River; the dry riverbed becomes the site of landfills, quarry mines and industrial businesses.

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The overall cost of Mesa’s innovative Arizona State University project is now estimated at more than $103 million – with ASU paying an additional $10 million.

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