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With more storms on the horizon, flood victims in Mesa are in a race against time to save any belongings that aren't already water logged.
Residents of Gilbert and the rest of the East Valley spent the last week remembering the events of 9/11 during several ceremonies and events.
In the opinion pages of the Aug. 29 Arizona Republic, readers were told for the second time in August about the growing gang problems in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Community, problems that have spread beyond Salt River and into the East Valley and beyond. Gangs have long been a problem there and continue to grow in boldness. Last May gangsters murdered a Salt River police officer across the street from an upscale Scottsdale neighborhood. Attacks on police and community members are all too common.
A new support mechanism for the community will provide support for those who are in crisis, and their family members who see a problem but may not know where to turn. The Mesa Fire and Medical Department recently teamed up with Crisis Response Network (CRN) to offer the “Prevention Action Line” (PAL) and will establish a PAL Response Unit.
Gilbert High School offensive coordinator and ex-NFL quarterback Max Hall has lost his position with the Tigers amid accusations he possessed cocaine and shoplifted items from two stores in the East Valley during the Labor Day weekend.
Tempe voters have spoken. Lauren Kuby and David Schapira are the newest members of the Tempe City Council after handily beating incumbents Robin Arredondo-Savage and two-term incumbent Shana Ellis.
Drivers heading out on state highways for the Labor Day weekend will get a break from construction closures, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
The family of a Mesa man who rescued his family from a fire says he’s died from his injuries.
Steven M. Wright, Director
The Mesa Fire and Medical Department recently received a grant to expand a program, called Community Care Response, that may save taxpayers money in the long run by avoiding costly emergency room visits for patients who can be treated by other means.
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With the upcoming Tempe City Council election I asked the five council hopefuls and two incumbents two questions about crime and policing costs.
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July 9, 2014
With the majority of the 54 water related incidents already accrued in Maricopa County involving adults and teenagers, the Mesa Fire Department and the Drowning Prevention Coalition urge residents to recognize the ability to swim does not always ensure their safety.
Independence Day celebrations typically include barbecues and some involvement with fireworks, whether it is viewing a show done by professionals or launching them illegally, or, at the least, unsafely.
A motorcycle rider was pronounced dead at the scene of a morning accident on University Drive in Mesa this morning.
The right wing of the Republican Party has pretty much had its way with the people and state of Arizona. From corrupt and wacky governors to a border hawk sheriff shacked up with an illegal alien, a Legislature run by the likes of Russell Pearce and a herd of kooks and an attorney general who gives a whole new meaning to crooked lawyer.
Fire departments in the Valley deal with numerous challenges every day, but a new challenge — dealing with an increasing number of residential solar systems in the state — demands extra training and increased vigilance.
Multiple fire departments are working on a second-alarm fire at a church near Country Club and University drives in Mesa.
Hundreds of homeless in the East Valley converged near The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Mesa Temple on Tuesday for “Project Connect” — a monthly event hosted by Valley of the Sun United Way.
Wanna slice of pizza with superheroes and fire engines on the side? Then head to Downtown Mesa’s June 18 Kidtastic Superhero Pizza Party at Queen’s Pizzeria & Cafe, 125 W. Main St.
It’s barely June and already there have been two incidents of children drowning in the East Valley, one in Mesa and one in Chandler. As the weather heats up, the need for heightened safety measures around pools becomes apparent.