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Voter-Driven Referendums Will Get Harder Here
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Voter-Driven Referendums Will Get Harder Here

December 5th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services That record number of Arizonans who turned out to vote this year has a dark side for direct democracy: It’s going to be harder for voters to propose their own laws or get rid of ones...
Under The Streetlamp Celebrates The Season
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Under The Streetlamp Celebrates The Season

December 5th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Staff Under the Streetlamp singer Shonn Wiley is getting in the holiday spirit. His group released Hip to the Holidays in October, and he’s ready to return home to Arizona for a series of shows. “I...
Tree Lighting Today Ushers In Christmas In Chandler
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Tree Lighting Today Ushers In Christmas In Chandler

December 5th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Colleen Sparks Managing Editor The enormous, iconic tumbleweed Christmas tree in downtown Chandler does more than draw locals and visitors eager to create festive memories – it also boosts businesses in the area. City...
Toy Drive For Foster Children Marks 20th Year
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Toy Drive For Foster Children Marks 20th Year

December 5th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Dan Shufelt Guest Writer In 1998, in their North Phoenix garage, Paul and Kathy Donaldson set out to fulfill a dream. Their dream was that every child would have a toy to open during the holidays. We all know that there are...
Taco Taqueria And Burger Restaurant Team Up
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Taco Taqueria And Burger Restaurant Team Up

December 5th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Colleen Sparks Managing Editor A new partnership between a taco restaurant and a burger business will give customers the whole enchilada when it comes to tasty, expanded menu choices and service. So say the entrepreneurs who...
Students To Spread Holiday Cheer In Shows
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Students To Spread Holiday Cheer In Shows

December 5th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Colleen Sparks Managing Editor ‘Tis the season for students from the littlest kindergartner to the tallest high school senior to shine on stage in dance and musical performances on Chandler campuses. Concerts where students...
Shaughnessy Returns To Tempe To Play Scrooge
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Shaughnessy Returns To Tempe To Play Scrooge

December 5th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Staff TV, film and Broadway star Charles Shaughnessy likes to have a little variety in his career. So instead of returning to the snowy East Coast to play Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol” this holiday...
Seton Student Places First In Veterans Essay Contest
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Seton Student Places First In Veterans Essay Contest

December 5th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
Santan Sun News Staff Seton Catholic Prep junior Jake Marr placed first in the 2018 Phoenix Veterans Day Parade essay contest. The Chandler teen was among more than 100 Valley students who entered the essay contest. The theme...
Salvation, Redemption Are Reasons For Holidays
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Salvation, Redemption Are Reasons For Holidays

December 5th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Rabbi Irwin Wiener Guest Writer If our lives have been blessed, the way to say “thank you” is with responsible conduct. Additionally, this season gives us the opportunity to display the goodness that can be found in each...
Restaurateur’s Book Honors Beloved Grandmother
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Restaurateur’s Book Honors Beloved Grandmother

December 5th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Colleen Sparks Managing Editor A restaurateur who blends his love of family with cherished recipes for burros and other Mexican staples at his popular restaurants is thrilled to serve up his latest enterprise – a...