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Infected mosquitoes have Chandler in their crosshairs
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Infected mosquitoes have Chandler in their crosshairs

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By Cecilia Chan Staff Writer Vector control specialist Jason Gillette checked a funky-looking mosquito trap hanging from a tree in the East Valley neighborhood. The gallon cooler is filled with dry ice and poked with holes that...
As school begins, kindergarten parents learn the ins and outs
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As school begins, kindergarten parents learn the ins and outs

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By KAYLA RUTLEDGE Staff Writer Thousands of students are making their way back into the classrooms next week – including scores of kids who will be going to school for the first time. And for the first time, Chandler Unified...
How EV prosecutor got justice for rape victims
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How EV prosecutor got justice for rape victims

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By Jim Walsh Staff Writer Sexual assault victims from the East Valley and throughout the nation are finally getting justice – even though they had to wait far too long. In Maricopa County alone, an exhaustive quest to test a...
Chandler apartment rent increases Valley’s highest
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Chandler apartment rent increases Valley’s highest

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Despite adding hundreds of new multi-family housing units in the last fiscal year, Chandler is being recognized for its rapidly rising apartment rents. More than 1,200 multi-family units were added to...
Tumbleweed Park getting new ballfields
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Tumbleweed Park getting new ballfields

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Chandler’s biggest park soon will expand and add new amenities. Construction is scheduled to commence next month on four new sports fields on the western side of Tumbleweed Park, near Germann and...
Rape victim tells what the rape-kit clearance meant
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Rape victim tells what the rape-kit clearance meant

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By Jim Walsh Staff Writer She was jumped from behind, thrown to the ground and violated by an acquaintance in a vacant Tempe apartment. For the next 15 years, Tracy Rios remained disappointed, losing her faith in the criminal...
Fire Department developing paramedic accreditation program
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Fire Department developing paramedic accreditation program

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BY KAYLA RUTLEDGE Staff Writer The Chandler Fire Department is developing an accredited paramedic certification program after contracting with Chandler Regional Medical Center and Phoenix Children’s Hospital. For the last 10...
Fatal shootings keep Chandler police busy
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Fatal shootings keep Chandler police busy

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF Fatal motor vehicle accidents and shootings inside homes have kept Chandler Police busy the last few weeks. The latest tragedy involved the July 14 shooting of a woman by her husband in the 3200 block of...
Global Bikes rode to success on cycle expertise
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Global Bikes rode to success on cycle expertise

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BY KAYLA RUTLEDGE Staff Writer A local bike shop is making sure that summer heat doesn’t prevent people from staying stay active and getting outside. Global Bikes, with locations in Chandler, Gilbert and Ahwatukee, provides...
Mother-daughter jewelry company sparkling
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Mother-daughter jewelry company sparkling

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By COLLEEN SPARKS Contributor A jewelry company spearheaded partly by a teenage girl to earn money has exploded with sales in the United States and Canada after customers were attracted to its heartfelt pieces designed to empower...