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All too often, police officers are seen as revenue generators for the municipality. Writing tickets and making arrests, they are viewed by the public strictly as enforcers. However, some officers are really making a difference in the communities they patrol. Mesa Police Officer Brandon Mendoza, killed early Monday morning by a wrong-way driver, is a prime example.
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Republican lawmakers asked the state Court of Appeals Wednesday to give them a chance to prove that hundreds of millions of dollars being used to support an expanded Medicaid program are being collected illegally.
The lawyer for Gov. Jan Brewer asked a judge late Friday to block dissident lawmakers from challenging the vote of the majority of their colleagues to expand Medicaid in Arizona.
A free-market advocacy group claims that the decision by Gov. Jan Brewer to expand the state's Medicaid program will immediately increase the number of people in the program by nearly 90 percent.
The conclusion of a six-year project by the state led to one Mesa school becoming a role model for other schools to follow.
SEATTLE — For the activists who led the effort to legalize recreational marijuana in Washington state last fall, Jamen Shively was one of their biggest fears: an aspiring pot profiteer whose unabashed dreams of building a cannabis empire might attract unwanted attention from the federal government or a backlash that could slow the marijuana reform movement across the country.
For several years now, the neighborhoods along the north side of Mesa’s Main Street in the city’s downtown district have had an identity within a serene setting of historic districts.
When examining the percentage of public school students in charter schools, Arizona has led the nation for years.
A look at the four first-round series in the WNBA playoffs, which start Thursday:
State lawmakers gave final approval Monday to legislation designed to help two Southern Arizona ranchers escape paying at least part of what courts said they owe to illegal immigrants they were found guilty of harming.
Arizona's charter schools will have to work with about $50 less per student next school year.
Last year, I thought about putting my kids in a charter school.
DOUGLAS — The widow of the Arizona rancher whose death became a flashpoint in the state's immigration debate remains hospitalized in serious condition after being struck by a vehicle.
Authorities say 56-year-old Miriam Susan "Sue" Krentz was helping an older friend across the street after a church service Saturday night in Douglas when both were struck by a vehicle.
Douglas police say Krentz and 79-year-old Shirley Gregory are in serious condition at University Medical Center in Tucson. They say both women suffered non life-threatening injuries and are expected to recover.
The vehicle's driver remains in the Cochise County Jail on $5,000 bond. Authorities say 66-year-old Ramon Parra Saucedo of Douglas is being held on suspicion of DUI, two counts of endangerment and two counts of aggravated assault.
Krentz's husband, rancher Rob Krentz, was found dead in March on the couple's land in southeastern Arizona. Authorities believe he was fatally shot by an illegal immigrant possibly connected to a drug smuggling cartel.
An 11th hour Legislative amendment forever changed the landscape of Arizona's education system in 1994.
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Arizona charter schools are scrambling to determine steps they’ll take in light of state budget cuts in public education for next school year.
Charter. District. Private. Home. Schooling options abound in Arizona. Many schools are accepting applications now for next school year, with parents exercising their ability to make those choices in growing numbers.
When my neighbor, who operates a small business, had a stroke, the first thing that came to mind as paramedics wheeled him away was, "Does he have health insurance?"
UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Diana Taurasi is ready to get back to basketball after being suspended following a drunk-driving arrest.
Arizona’s 475 charter schools — like their district cousins — have eyes on the state Capitol and what may happen to education funding in Arizona.
The daughter of a Gilbert woman who drowned in 2001 has sued the man convicted in her death to keep him from collecting royalties on a possible book or movie about the case.
The Tribune has selected five outstanding graduating high school seniors as the All-Tribune Scholars of 2009. The students, nominated by their schools, were chosen based on their scholastic accomplishments, and school and community activities. They represent some of the best academic talent in East Valley high schools.
This was one Saturday afternoon that eighth-grader Damon Beacham didn't mind going to school. He had a good reason.
Early Monday morning, some 20 children sat at computers at Mesa Arts Academy, the room buzzing with voices.