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A small group of local Republican lawmakers gathered outside the Mesa Arts Center on Wednesday morning for a press conference on immigration reform ahead of President Obama’s speech on Thursday.
When Joshua Hayes didn’t know what he wanted to be when he grew up; all he knew was what he didn’t want to do.
A federal appeals court rejected a last-ditch plea by an Arizona prosecutor to salvage Proposition 100, potentially paving the way for dozens of people locked up while awaiting trial to now seek bail.
Mesa’s Sun Valley High School is mourning the loss of a beloved friend after teacher Marcus Reid was killed in a motorcycle accident earlier this month. Students and faculty at the school worked together to plan funeral services for the man who had no legal family but counted his peers and students as such.
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Mesa United Way is inviting qualified non-profit organizations to submit applications beginning Nov. 3 for funding from its 2015-16 Community Chest Fund. Applicant agencies must attend one of two scheduled pre-application meetings and demonstrate compliance with basic eligibility criteria. The deadline for receipt of completed applications is 5 p.m. Jan. 9
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Rotary started in February 1905 when Chicago lawyer Paul Harris and three friends met after dinner. The idea was to have a new club in which businessmen could get together periodically to get better acquainted. They rotated their meetings each week to the business of a member. Over the next few years Rotary transformed into a civic service club, spread across the United States and then around the world. Eventually Rotary came to Arizona and in 1914, the 100th Rotary Club was organized in Phoenix.
Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust has awarded Helen's Hope Chest a $55,000 grant to purchase furniture, fixtures and equipment for a building under construction that will house the clothing, book and school-supply bank for foster children.
Like rats leaving a sinking ship, this past month we have seen Democrat party stalwarts abandoning their leader, President Barack Obama, left and right. San Francisco’s uberprogressive, liberal Sen. Diane Feinstein calling out her “lider” on national television for not having even one military plan to defeat ISIS. She wasn’t the first Democrat turncoat either. There was a conga line leading out of the House and the Senate of ex-Obama loyalists.
Flash flood watches are in effect for most of Arizona Tuesday as moisture from Tropical Storm Odile begins moving its way northward across the desert Southwest.
Conservative lobbyists want Arizona to join the growing list of states applying for the nation’s second constitutional convention.
A recovery center is set up to help Mesa residents devastated by flooding caused by Monday's historic storm. Mayor Alex Finter called the storm "a thousand year flood event."
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.
Charity Navigator, America’s largest evaluator of non-profit agencies, has awarded Mesa United Way its top four-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. Mesa United Way CEO T. Dan Wollam welcomed the announcement as the charity ramps up its 2014-15 pledge campaign.
Doug Ducey apparently walked away with the Republican nomination for governor Tuesday, beating out five other contenders.
More than great views of the Colorado River at Canyonlands National Park
Conservative Republicans furious with some members of their own party for supporting Gov. Jan Brewer's Medicaid expansion plan are targeting a half-dozen lawmakers in next week's primary in a nasty intra-party battle.
Mesa United Way is taking applications for 13 AmeriCorps positions that begin Sept. 1 and three AmeriCorps VISTA positions that begin in November. The temporary social-service positions all pay stipends and other benefits and have a one-year term of service.
And so it begins: another silly season when we will be assaulted by misleading, deceptive, out-of-context and sometimes just plain deceitful political advertising from those who believe they know what’s best for us voters!