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So the Great Apple Controversy is over.
A potential impediment to Apple developing a facility in Mesa was cleared on Monday night after the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board agreed to sign a letter of no objection to allow for the re-zoning of the property for tax purposes.
The deal that would bring Apple to Mesa has hit a snag due to a decision by the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board to hold off on an agreement that would provide incentives to the company and provide the district millions in tax revenue.
Gilbert School Board President Stacy Burk recently made a proposal sure to generate discussion. On a Facebook site, “Gilbert Schools Rabid Fringe,” she’s floating the following:
The first of three rounds went to Corona de Sol.
“Gilbert may reject U.S. funding.”
PHOENIX — Arizona companies that hire inmate labor do not have to comply with federal laws protecting the disabled, federal appellate judges ruled Tuesday.
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith and District 1 Councilmember Dave Richins provided updates on several projects to a collection of city residents on Aug. 27.
A crowd of more than 250 gathered in downtown Mesa Tuesday for a blessing and ribbon-cutting in the building that was once Mesa’s Southside Hospital and is now home to Arizona’s first Catholic university.
Westminster College and Wilkes University celebrated the end of an era and beginning of another to one of Mesa’s older facilities with the grand opening of their newest campuses on Aug. 15.
Outlook: The Thunder will always have size, talent, quality coaching and expectations. It's all there again, but there isn't much starting experience to go along with it. The senior class is already tired of hearing about how this could possibly be a rebuilding year. They'll do their best to make sure the standard at Desert Vista stays the same. If it does, then the Thunder could be one of the surprise teams in 2013.
Last week there was some good news and some not so good news for East Valley cities.
The Phoenix Coyotes spent four years looking over their shoulders as numerous potential owners came forward then fell away.
Adam Greene, of Smith Optics, displays a Smith Optics Chroma Pop Sunglasses at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Wednesday, July 31, 2013, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Outdoor Retailer Summer Market opens for a four-day run Wednesday. More than 1,300 manufacturers and suppliers are packing the floor of a Salt Lake City convention hall, plus three outdoor canopy tents. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
After years of planning by both the college and the location’s developer, Grand Canyon University President Brian Mueller announced the Christian university will build its new campus in one of Mesa’s newest, fastest growing areas.
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith speaks during a press conference at Grand Canyon University on July 30. The school announced it will open a branch in the Eastmark development in Mesa in 2015. [Eric Mungenast/East Valley Tribune]
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith speaks during a celebration at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport for the airport's 5 millionth passenger arriving Tuesday, July 30, 2013. [Tim Hacker/Tribune]
This image provided by the San Bernardino County Animal Shelter in San Bernardino, Calif., shows a dog held by Supervising Animal Control Officer Doug Smith at the shelter on Friday, July 5, 2013. (AP Photo/San Bernardino County Animal Shelter, C.L. Lopez)
Gilbert Unified School District’s new interim superintendent will give the school board the next recommendation on what to do with the popular Gilbert Classical Academy.
A recent decision by the Mesa City Council will allow the City of Mesa to use eminent domain to procure property for the light rail project if other means of negotiations with the property owners fail.
Due in large part to the large amount of travel required for her full-time position, Mesa City Council member Dina Higgins said she’ll resign from her seat as the District 5 representative.
After removing one major project from the list of options, the Mesa City Council approved a motion to call for a more than $130 million bond election in November.
Gilbert voters will see a school district budget override request on the November ballot.
Mesa voters could have an opportunity to fund a multitude of city-related street, public safety and historical projects if the city council moves forward on what could be a $147.9 million bond election in November.