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Amazon HQ sites proposed for Arizona: Park Central, Mesa, Tempe

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:07:22 -0400

Now the waiting begins as the Oct. 19 deadline has passed for cities and states to submit bids for Amazon's second headquarters.


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Teachers union to fight for 20 percent raises, just like Gov. Ducey gave to staff

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:11:23 -0400

Arizona's teachers union calls for a 20 percent pay hike, saying they should get the same amount Gov. Doug Ducey has awarded his executive staff.


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Phoenix's heat killed more people in 2016 than ever before

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:53:35 -0400

Last year was a record year for heat deaths in Maricopa County. We analyzed more than 100 autopsies to find out why.


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What we didn't talk about as girls, we try to confront as women

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:00:02 -0400

For some of the same reasons we didn’t tell as girls, the women who came forward this month with sexual harassment charges didn’t tell either.


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Mesa police identify man found dead in Ramada Inn parking lot

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:28:52 -0400

Police discovered a body in the parking lot of a Ramada Inn in Mesa early Oct. 19, 2017. They later identified him as 32-year-old Austin Parton.


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Where the heck is Tortilla Flat?

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:00:07 -0400

Tortilla Flat was born from construction road to Roosevelt Dam. Workers and visitors needed a freighting camp, rest stop and a place to eat and drink.


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Pamela Slim opens collaborative space in Mesa for corporate America expats

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:57:16 -0400

Pamela Slim opened K'é as a learning lab for entrepreneurial collaboration. K'é is a Navajo word that means a system of kinship, family and community.


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How we measured heat in different parts of Maricopa County

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:40:59 -0400

The Arizona Republic used outdoor and indoor sensors to compare heat in different homes and neighborhoods.


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Jury selection starts in former Mesa police officer's murder trial

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:21:16 -0400

Jury selection started Wednesday for the trial of Philip Brailsford, who is charged with second-degree murder in death of Daniel Shaver in 2016.


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Wishes for Teachers grants help improve literacy in Arizona classrooms

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:14:52 -0400

Teachers across Arizona used their $5,000 grants from the Wishes for Teachers program to help improve literacy in their classroom.


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Man sentenced to life in prison for 1993 murder of Mesa woman

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:47:39 -0400

Twenty-four years after the body of a woman was found in her burned apartment in Mesa, the man responsible is given a life sentence.


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Lawyer for former Mesa police officer objects to prosecutors' plan to show video of hotel shooting

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:57:31 -0400

Lawyer for Philip Brailsford, who fatally shot Daniel Shaver in 2016, says it would be unfair for prosecutors to present a video showing the shooting.


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'Fashion Forward Bandit' so named for use of accessories as disguise

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:48:59 -0400

The FBI is searching for the thief in connection with 10 bank and business robberies across the Valley over a 10-week period.


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Phoenix's heat is rising — and so is the danger

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:53:45 -0400

Phoenix's notorious heat is getting worse, ticking upward and sticking around longer as global warming sears the Southwest.


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Who's Next: 30 young creatives painting the city with the arts

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:59:24 -0400

This month, Who's Next is featuring arts professionals in the Phoenix area. Meet the 30 creatives.


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Why does DCS take kids? Exposure to dangerous situations, study finds

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:10:33 -0400

DCS neglect cases driven by lack of parent supervision, not shielding kids from domestic violence, study finds.


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Murder trial of former Mesa police officer is set to begin Monday

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:48:42 -0400

A murder trial against a former Mesa police officer who shot an unarmed Texas man in 2016 is scheduled to begin on Monday, Oct. 23.


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ASU panel cites parallels between WWII oppression, today's politics

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:11:04 -0400

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum partnered with Arizona State University and Republic Media, and compared WWII and today's politics.


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Negative perceptions hurt hiring efforts, Arizona police agencies say

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:00:07 -0400

Three of Arizona's largest law-enforcement agencies have an urgent need to fill both sworn and civilian vacancies within their departments.


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Autism is not my identity: How a Cave Creek teen lost his diagnosis

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:02:40 -0400

Mark Macluskie, winner of a coveted Flinn Scholarships, was diagnosed with autism as a toddler and lost his diagnosis with help from his mother.


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FBI report accounts for 118 police officers who died on duty in 2016

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:02:58 -0400

Of the total, 66 officer deaths were as a result of "felonious acts," 52 were accidental, according to the report released Monday.


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Phoenix FBI office warns of 'virtual kidnapping' scams

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:02:18 -0400

Officials warn about a rise in virtual kidnappings, where con artists falsely claim to be holding victims' relatives for ransom.


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Old train at Mesa park to be restored and unfenced after 24 years

Thu, 6 Apr 2017 15:17:06 -0400

The historic train at Pioneer Park, which once faced an uncertain fate, will stay at the park after a yearlong makeover.


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Tempe-Scottsdale-Mesa area emerging as sports and entertainment mecca

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 14:02:24 -0500

A soccer stadium near the Loop 101 and 202 is the latest major proposal for the burgeoning sports entertainment mecca.


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Mayor: Mesa to keep trying for ASU campus downtown, without higher taxes

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 12:24:34 -0500

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.


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Incoming Mesa police, fire chiefs face tough jobs

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 09:04:09 -0500

With emergency health-care costs skyrocketing and scrutiny of police rising, expectations are high for the next Mesa police and fire chiefs.


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Construction starts on Mesa light-rail extension to Gilbert Road

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:41:19 -0500

Construction has begun on the $153 million light-rail extension in Mesa, which will take the rail line to Gilbert Road.


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Can new Mesa police tool prevent crime from happening?

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:13:54 -0400

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.


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‘Still feels like the flood happened yesterday’: The storm that changed Mesa

Fri, 9 Sep 2016 13:38:16 -0400

Two years after historic floods ravaged west Mesa, the devastated Emerald Acres neighborhood has largely recovered. But reminders of the destruction persist.


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Mesa making strides in fight against chronic veteran homelessness

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:16:45 -0400

Many have received help because last spring Mesa joined a national effort to eradicate chronic veteran homelessness.


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Downtown Mesa: 10 don't-miss spots

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 18:09:36 -0500

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.


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