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Traffic fatalities in state totaled 1,000 in 2017, ADOT says
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Traffic fatalities in state totaled 1,000 in 2017, ADOT says

August 21st, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF Over 1,000 people across the state died in traffic accidents in 2017 and most of them were related to driver behavior, the Arizona Department of Transportation reported last week. For the third consecutive...
Former Hamilton football star runs a play for sustainability
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Former Hamilton football star runs a play for sustainability

August 20th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Jorge Ramos, Cronkite News LOS ANGELES — Like many accomplished football players, Glenn Love Jr. never worried much about life after the game. When he started playing professionally, however, the uncertainty set in. That...
Actors to play historical figures downtown
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Actors to play historical figures downtown

August 20th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
Chandler history will come to life when a cast of characters and live music hits downtown next month. “ChandLore” will celebrate the history of the city from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 8 in front of the businesses in the historic area...
Free outdoor fitness classes coming to downtown
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Free outdoor fitness classes coming to downtown

August 20th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By COLLEEN SPARKS, Managing Editor   People can come to downtown Chandler to get fit and meet their neighbors during a free gathering for all ages. Chandler Recreation is teaming up with fitness guru Lauren Zaslow Saks to...
Gilbert caregivers learn what dementia feels like
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Gilbert caregivers learn what dementia feels like

August 20th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By nick serpa, Cronkite News   Vilma Bose places headphones over her ears and is greeted by the sounds of droning conversation, a fire engine and a door slamming. Next, she’s escorted to a dimly lit room and given a list...
New parks are a win-win for the county and the town
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New parks are a win-win for the county and the town

August 20th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Denny Barney You’ve probably heard about plans to build two new parks in Gilbert: Rittenhouse District Park, near Power and Pecos Roads, and Gilbert Regional Park, near Queen Creek and Higley Roads. The latter is long...
Mayor’s ‘right-hand man’ retires after 25 years
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Mayor’s ‘right-hand man’ retires after 25 years

August 20th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By COLLEEN SPARKS, Managing Editor The City of Chandler is looking for someone to replace a 25-year employee who spent about the last dozen years as Mayor Jay Tibshraeny’s right-hand man. Dave Bigos retired earlier this month...
Patio at The Forum hosting battle of the bands
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Patio at The Forum hosting battle of the bands

August 20th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF The Patio at The Forum is hosting one of the biggest music events in Chandler this year – a battle of the bands. Eighteen local bands are competing each Friday through Sept. 28 to win $10,000. Three bands...
Wetter-than-usual summer elevates EV mosquito risks
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Wetter-than-usual summer elevates EV mosquito risks

August 20th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Cecilia Chan, Staff A pickup truck mounted with a fogging machine drives along an East Valley roadway, unleashing chemicals into the night air in an effort to control mosquitoes and the disease they carry. Just this past July,...
New Chandler playland filled with diversions
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New Chandler playland filled with diversions

August 19th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Colleen Sparks, Managing Editor A maze of playground equipment designed to get children and adults’ hearts racing as they jump, turn, slide and shoot targets awaits in a new adventure park in Chandler. Uptown Jungle Chandler...