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Yuma police: Boy, 10, says two men in ski masks tried to coax him into van | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | April 25, 2018
Yuma police said they are looking for two men in a black van, wearing black ski masks, after the men attempted to abduct a 10-year-old boy.         
Gifts for kids: What to buy, what to avoid | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | April 24, 2018
Inappropriate or obnoxious gifts will surely annoy parents. Here's what NOT to buy other parents' kids.        
#RedForEd walkout school closures will impact 820,000 Arizona students | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | April 24, 2018
An Arizona Republic analysis of school closures indicates that the walkout will impact nearly 73 percent of the state's district and charter students.         
Parents' teacher-walkout questions answered | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | April 24, 2018
The planned Thursday #RedForEd educator walkout is prompting numerous questions from parents and community members.         
Ozone pollution advisory extended in Phoenix area | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | April 24, 2018
A high-pollution advisory for the Phoenix metro area has been extended through Wednesday because of high ozone levels.         
F-16 from Luke Air Force Base makes emergency landing in Lake Havasu City | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | April 24, 2018
The military plane had taken off from Luke Air Force Base in Glendale for a routine training flight when it was diverted.         
From classroom to cottage industry: How the #RedForEd movement is fueling T-shirt sales | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | April 23, 2018
Former Arizona educators and savvy entrepreneurs are creating merchandise to support the #RedForEd movement.         
Poll: Amid strikes across the U.S., Americans back teacher raises | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | April 23, 2018
Americans overwhelmingly believe teachers don't make enough money, and half say they'd support paying higher taxes to give educators a raise.         
Darlene Love takes center stage for her own headlining show | East Valley Tribune
East Valley Tribune | April 22, 2018
Renowned background singer Darlene Love has encountered her fair share of hurdles, but she doesn’t see them as barriers to success, but quite the opposite.
Mesa police searching for missing 74-year-old man who disappeared after picking up pizza | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | April 22, 2018
Jose Angel Aguayo was last seen picking up a pizza about 2 p.m. Saturday near Mesa Drive and Brown Road, Mesa police said.         
Falcon Field shares master plan, expects more growth | East Valley Tribune
East Valley Tribune | April 21, 2018
Falcon Field Airport in Mesa held the first of its three public workshops at the Airbase Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum to discuss its 2018 Airport Master Plan.
Fiesta Village project to heal Mesa sore spot | East Valley Tribune
East Valley Tribune | April 21, 2018
After years of fighting between the land owner and the city, Mesa’s most notorious eyesore is finally due for a facelift.
Mesa weighs raising utility rates, already among Valley's highest | East Valley Tribune
East Valley Tribune | April 21, 2018
The city of Mesa is considering small rate increases at all city-owned utilities in order to cover increased operating expenses.
Mesa doc weathers storms before returning home | East Valley Tribune
East Valley Tribune | April 21, 2018
Dr. Doug Maready grew up in Mesa, then survived a hurricane and a mudslide before he found his way back home.
Accident gives Mesa lawmaker pause over automated deliveries | East Valley Tribune
East Valley Tribune | April 21, 2018
The killing of a pedestrian by an autonomous vehicle last week has a Mesa lawmaker giving second thoughts to allowing automated motorized delivery devices on sidewalks.
EV school heads, police chief oppose arming teachers | East Valley Tribune
East Valley Tribune | April 21, 2018
President Donald Trump’s proposal that a select number of trained teachers be armed with concealed guns is drawing largely negative reaction from East Valley school superintendents and a police chief who fears it would create more problems than it would…
Development hasn’t sprung up around Cubs’ Mesa stadium | East Valley Tribune
East Valley Tribune | April 21, 2018
While the Cubs’ spring presence has had a positive economic impact on Mesa, Sloan Park did not produce the development in the surrounding area that Mesa officials envisioned eight years ago.
Mesa juggles downtown growth, livability | East Valley Tribune
East Valley Tribune | April 21, 2018
Mesa wants to reinvigorate the city’s downtown core by making the area a hub for business and innovation – and do it without displacing the residents who already call it home.
Mormon-founded law firm now has marijuana specialty | East Valley Tribune
East Valley Tribune | April 21, 2018
Longtime Mesa law firm Udall Shumway has expanded its practice to include cannabis law, capitalizing on the growing medical marijuana market in Arizona.
Missing Arizona children: In 90 seconds, Mesa's Mikelle Biggs disappeared while waiting for ice cream truck | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | April 21, 2018
It’s been 18 years since Mikelle Biggs disappeared on Jan. 2, 1999. Her sister, Kimber Biggs, was the last person to see her.        
Mesa making strides in fight against chronic veteran homelessness | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | April 21, 2018
Many have received help because last spring Mesa joined a national effort to eradicate chronic veteran homelessness.        
Ultimate Arizona bucket list: 25 things to do in Mesa | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | April 21, 2018
Here is a list of things to do in Mesa you'll want to add to your bucket list.        
Mayor: Mesa to keep trying for ASU campus downtown, without higher taxes | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | April 21, 2018
ASU is open to discussion, but Mesa's mayor said a tax hike won't be part of a plan after voters rejected the initial proposal.        
Incoming Mesa police, fire chiefs face tough jobs | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | April 21, 2018
With emergency health-care costs skyrocketing and scrutiny of police rising, expectations are high for the next Mesa police and fire chiefs.        
Tempe-Scottsdale-Mesa area emerging as sports and entertainment mecca | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | April 21, 2018
A soccer stadium near the Loop 101 and 202 is the latest major proposal for the burgeoning sports entertainment mecca.        
Construction starts on Mesa light-rail extension to Gilbert Road | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | April 21, 2018
Construction has begun on the $153 million light-rail extension in Mesa, which will take the rail line to Gilbert Road.        
‘Still feels like the flood happened yesterday’: The storm that changed Mesa | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | April 21, 2018
Two years after historic floods ravaged west Mesa, the devastated Emerald Acres neighborhood has largely recovered. But reminders of the destruction persist.        
Can new Mesa police tool prevent crime from happening? | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | April 21, 2018
Mesa soon will implement state-of-the-art, crime-predicting software officials say could help police stop burglaries, drug deals and other crimes before they happen.        
'She was literally at death's door': A mastiff gets a second chance at life | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | April 21, 2018
A mastiff is getting a second chance at life after she was taken in by Maricopa County Animal Care and Control.         
Old train at Mesa park to be restored and unfenced after 24 years | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | April 21, 2018
The historic train at Pioneer Park, which once faced an uncertain fate, will stay at the park after a yearlong makeover.        
#RedForEd: How Arizona's movement went from red T-shirts to a walkout | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | April 21, 2018
The #RedForEd movement began shortly after the West Virgina teacher strike. It has grown with rallies, walk-ins and the announcement of a walkout.         
Downtown Mesa: 10 don't-miss spots | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | April 21, 2018
From pizza to comics, downtown Mesa has everything you need to have a good time. There are many restaurants within walking distance from theaters, museums and unique stores. Here are our favorite spots.        
Why ASU spent $35 million for a building 10 minutes from the White House | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | April 20, 2018
The purchase puts ASU in league with some of the nation's most elite universities who set up shops inside the district and off their main campuses.         
How much has your home's value risen this year? Check out StreetScout Home Values | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | April 20, 2018
Real estate: Some metro Phoenix neighborhoods are back to 2006 home price levels, and even above that.         
Pinal County deputies arrest 2nd man on suspicion of luring minor for sex | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | April 20, 2018
Pinal County Sheriff's Office used detectives posing as an underage girl.         
Arizona educators will walk out Thursday | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | April 20, 2018
Arizona educators over the past few days have cast votes on whether to hold a walkout in the push for more education funding.         
Economists: Arizona's fortunes are growing, but Ducey's teacher pay plan on shaky ground | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | April 20, 2018
Economists tracking Arizona's economy see strong potential for growth the next few years, but caution that a recession will hit hard here.         
CDC expands E. coli warning on tainted Yuma lettuce | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | April 20, 2018
The CDC last week advised consumers not to eat bagged and shredded romaine lettuce, responsible for sickening at least 60 people in 16 states.         
New statue to honor Granite Mountain Hotshots 5 years after Yarnell Hill Fire | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | April 20, 2018
A new life-size bronze statue of a wildland firefighter at the trail head of the Granite Mountain Hotshots state park will be unveiled Saturday.         
Arizona teachers vote to walk out | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | April 20, 2018
Outside the Arizona Education Association, #RedForEd announces 78 percent of teachers voted to walk out on April 26. Patrick Breen/azcentral.com         
Everything to know about the planned teacher walkout | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | April 20, 2018
Ricardo Cano and Kaila White discuss what you should know about the planned Arizona educator walkout and the #RedForEd movement.         
Addressing skin cancer demand while keeping care local keeps Affiliated Dermatology growing | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | April 19, 2018
What started as a one-man practice now encompasses offices in Scottsdale, north Phoenix, Anthem, Surprise, Gilbert and Ahwatukee Foothills.         
4 ways to get an Arizona university degree for less money | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | April 19, 2018
Arizona universities offer cheaper tuition or class fees at smaller campuses, for freshmen and sophomores through specific programs.         
Poetry spot: A place for the poetry we know – or need – in our lives | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | April 19, 2018
Poetry spot is part of  a collaboration with local poets to bring poetry closer to the center of our everyday lives.         
Rattlesnake Fire grows to more than 11,000 acres in eastern Arizona | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | April 19, 2018
The fire started one week ago in an area 25 miles southwest of Alpine in eastern Arizona.         
How social media helped teachers organize in Arizona, across nation | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | April 19, 2018
Teachers, long tired of low wages and a dearth of state funding, begin talking to each other online.         
Native education director meets with Havasupai officials over failing Grand Canyon school | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | April 19, 2018
The director of the federal Native education system met with Havasupai tribal officials about their troubled school.         
Mesa to sink $10 million into Elliot Road expansion for tech corridor | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | April 19, 2018
Mesa will sink $10 million into improvements along Elliot Road to alter the stretch into a "technology corridor."         
Restaurant inspections: Handling food with bandaged fingers among violations | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | April 18, 2018
Three restaurants from Mesa, Chandler and Phoenix on this week's list for four or more violations. And see 20 spots that earned top scores.         
Results of #RedForEd teacher walkout vote to be announced Thursday | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | April 18, 2018
Organizers with Arizona Educators United, the teacher-led grassroots group, will announce the results of the vote for a walkout Thursday night.