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State lawmakers took the first steps last week toward asking voters to sharply increase the special sales tax for education, setting the stage for voters to be able to pick and choose between two separate proposals – or potentially adopt or reject them both.
Zeta sniffed the several T-shirts spread out before her on the floor until she detected a chemical odor on one and alerted her handler by sitting in front of it.
The global fight over climate change spilled over into the state Legislature last week as a Senate panel voted to forbid cities from telling developers they cannot erect new buildings using natural gas.
State lawmakers from both parties are seeking to enact new laws to nullify last year’s Arizona Supreme Court ruling allowing business owners to cite their “sincerely held religious beliefs’’ to refuse to serve gays.
Mesa plans to join a statewide effort to boost post-graduate educational attainment after a report found the city lags behind the statewide average for residents with either a college degree, a certificate or a license.
One year after The Grove on Main began in fall 2018, as a giant hole hidden behind a fence, the retail-residential complex looms over the eastern edge of downtown Mesa.
Months after a bitter rift with its former historic preservation officer, Mesa believes it has found the right person to steer its program into the future.
A packed grandstand of bright-eyed teens packed inside the outdoor amphitheater at Mesa’s Westwood High School on a sun-splashed Wednesday afternoon as they were treated to a performance by a band of their peers ahead of a surprise announcement few knew was coming.
Mesa will never be confused with Tokyo, Seoul or Shanghai, but the city hopes the addition of a “signature’’ Asian supermarket will boost an already burgeoning Asian District.
East Valley Institute of Technology Superintendent Chad Wilson won a major – but possibly temporary – victory after the Arizona Attorney General’s Office agreed to dismiss criminal charges against him.
WASHINGTON – Advocates say more quality time with elderly citizens could help turn around Arizona’s faltering standing in a national report on senior health.
The Lovin’ Life After 50 Expo is returning to the Mesa Convention Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, with exhibitors ready to talk about tour and travel, retirement living, health care, financial matters, leisure and more.
Mesa City Councilman Jeremy Whittaker has expressed interest in mounting a potential mayoral bid – elevating himself from Mayor John Giles’ chief nemesis to a 2020 election opponent.
Construction will soon begin on a 23-acre development of large aircraft hangars, complete with manufacturing space and ancillary offices, at Mesa’s Falcon Field Airport.
Students, faculty and alumni were on hand recently for the groundbreaking ceremony for Valley Christian Schools’ new state-of-the-art high school at its Chandler campus.
Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among Arizonans ages 15-34, according to a 2019 study attributing the toll to such things as exposure to social media, harassment and the pressure to succeed.
Senate President Karen Fann has blocked consideration – possibly permanently – of a bill to put new restrictions on sex education in public schools.
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The Arizona Attorney General is investigating the city of Tempe in connection with a Tucson area state legislator’s claims that it improperly used the Government Property Lease Excise Tax to benefit two developments. Read more
The architect of an ever-increasing flow of state tax revenues to help send students to private and parochial schools said he's willing to consider a cap now that the diversion has topped $74 million a year. Read more
While television knows her as Chelsea Daniels, the ditzy best friend on Disney’s “Raven’s Home,” it’s the stage where Dutch-American actress Anneliese van der Pol said she truly thrives. Read more
A Scottsdale Republican lawmaker wants to force city council and mayoral candidates to run with party labels, saying he believes it will help prevent liberals from sneaking into office. Read more
A state lawmaker’s proposal to relax requirements for some people who style hair in Arizona does not gel well with some beauty industry professionals. Read more
The way Sen. Warren Petersen sees it, elementary school children are being rushed through lunch and recess by schools who are fearful of losing state aid. Read more
Poet, playwright and philosopher Ravindranath Tagore wrote his acclaimed Bengali literature in Calcutta, India, more than a century ago. Read more
With the many hours they spend practicing lines, learning songs and battling nerves as they portray characters on stage, it’s no wonder actors bond with each other like family members. Read more
A proposal to require the disclosure of the origins of major contributions in city elections will be discussed at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, in the multi-purpose room of the Pyle Center, 655 E. Southern Ave. Read more