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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.
A debilitating disease isn’t slowing 78-year-old Irby Blakesley down. The Mesa resident, who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) several years ago, achieved her lifelong dream of touring the Southeast Valley 1,000 feet above the ground – thanks to the efforts of a local h…
The state Board of Education suspended a former East Valley school principal’s teaching certificate for failing to report allegations of sexual conduct between a teacher and an underage student.
An undulating swath of pristine desert in northeast Mesa will be named The Reserve at Red Rock and become just the sort of resort-caliber residential community the city envisioned when it auctioned off the land last year.
The Mesa Public Schools Governing Board is taking on an ambitious schedule in its hunt for a new superintendent with hopes of having a new chief executive in place by April.
A Chandler engineer is suing the state for government overreach after regulators threatened to slap him with a $6,000-fine for not registering his work.
WASHINGTON – The late Sen. John McCain combined leadership positions that came from almost four decades in Congress with a flair for the media spotlight – as one analyst noted, the Arizona Republican was typically “unavoidable for comment.”
A decade from now, the innovations dreamed up by Arizona State University students in Mesa will probably make Alexa and PlayStation look as arcane as Pong and the video cassette recorder.
Christopher Willett’s East Valley Academy students wake up a little more excited than most to go to school – thanks to their new furry classmate.
Responsible drivers are following all the steps recommended by Mesa police to avoid collisions and arrests, but irresponsible drivers appear more impaired than ever by a potent mix of alcohol and drugs.
Across the East Valley and the rest of Maricopa County, 2020 Census recruiters are gearing up to fill more than 30,000 well-paying federal jobs in data processing, call-centers and out in the field.
Chandler’s Insys Therapeutics, manufacturer of a potent painkiller, appears to be winding down operations after enduring years of lawsuits and criminal trials.
Other Local News
Two developments on Arizona State University property have drawn the ire of some legislators after the university initially failed to report the projects to them. Read more
A Gilbert lawmaker wants to ban photo-enforcement cameras across the state, saying they generate money for the company that makes them and cities that use them but do little to keep the streets safe. Read more
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