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East Valley and other school districts in Arizona are facing the prospect of not being able to legally spend some of the money they are receiving.

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Two weeks ago, a data scientist-turned-whistleblower blasted Facebook and the kid-friendly Instagram for ignoring its own studies that show teen girls can have more eating disorders, depression and suicidal thoughts after spending time on those sites.

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For nearly nine years Mesa City Clerk Dee Ann Mickelsen has been the engine behind City Council, responsible for, among other things, managing its meetings, checking the agenda and assuring things run smoothly. 

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It’s usually just the air conditioners humming and crickets chirping filling the air, at night on the side streets of east Mesa.

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With the pace of large commercial and residential projects accelerating, a key city manager is urging those taking part in the process to speed up their reviews.

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Those who heard the Planning and Zoning Board review of a huge industrial park at South Sossaman Road and East Warner Road, just north of the Loop 202, may have thought, “Right, AirPark.”

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Last month, the Supreme Court struck down a national ban on evictions and the Washington Post last week observed, “The feared eviction ‘tsunami’ has not yet happened.”

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A judge’s ruling last week that the state ban on mask mandates is unconstitutional apparently won’t affect the optional policy on masks adopted by Mesa Public Schools.

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Tim Markison is a hyper-paced, quick-minded sort who races through life and normally shoots off replies without hesitation. But, when asked if he considers himself to be lucky, there’s a long pause and a gear shift.

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A state board that licenses law enforcement officers has decided to make no changes in the way it handles off-duty cops caught driving under the influence.

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Terros Health and Mesa Public Schools are partnering to provide behavioral health services to students in grades pre-K through sixth.

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Imagine taking a pill that – even if you’re not vaccinated and even if someone you share space with has COVID-19 –  would protect you from the coronavirus.

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Mesa residents and businesses likely will be paying more for water, sewer, garbage, natural gas and electricity by early next year.

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Those following the drought and the drying up of the Colorado River, which provides more than half of Mesa’s water, may not be surprised that diminishing supply has prices spiking.

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Mesa and other East Valley school districts are struggling with a rash of vandalism fueled by a challenge to teenagers on the social media platform TikTok.