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Know the nonprofit you’re supporting with your money
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Know the nonprofit you’re supporting with your money

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By Dan Shufelt Guest Writer There are so many challenges to running Arizona Helping Hands. We are a growing nonprofit organization — the largest provider of basic needs to the 14,000 children in our state’s foster care...
Help needed for Operation Back to School
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Help needed for Operation Back to School

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF Organizers are still looking for more shoes and other types of support for Operation Back to School, a one-day event that helps children and teens in need get school supplies and other essentials to start...
Golf, softball: Andersen siblings have it covered
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Golf, softball: Andersen siblings have it covered

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By Matthew Roy Cronkite News Abby and Mason Andersen have a lot in common. They are siblings. They are star athletes at Arizona State. And, said their dad, they are best friends. “They are super close,” Richard Andersen said....
Gold’s Gym makes return to East Valley
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Gold’s Gym makes return to East Valley

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By Zach Alvira Sports Editor It’s been nearly five years since the last Gold’s Gym location in the East Valley changed ownership and rebranded under a different name. But thanks to Jad Awale, a 29-year-old fitness enthusiast,...
Downtown businesses fret over construction work
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Downtown businesses fret over construction work

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By COLLEEN SPARKS Contributor Downtown Chandler business owners say construction in and near the intersection of Arizona Avenue and Chicago Street is steering away customers and denting sales. Traffic has been limited to one lane...
CUSD OKs election on biggest bond in district history
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CUSD OKs election on biggest bond in district history

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By Kayla Rutledge Staff Writer Chandler Unified officials want voters in November to pass a $290.25 million bond issue — the largest in the school district’s history. While school districts in Mesa and Gilbert are doing the...
City workers getting a lift from Waymo vehicles
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City workers getting a lift from Waymo vehicles

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By Kayla Rutledge Staff Writer City employees are hitching hands-free rides from Waymo to save time and be more efficient when traveling for work. City officials are interested in seeing how much time and money can be saved if...
City Council lays out bold vision for Chandler’s future
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City Council lays out bold vision for Chandler’s future

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By Kayla Rutledge Staff Writer Along with a new logo and tagline, the City Council has made some major changes to its vision for Chandler. Since February the council and directors of all city departments have collaborated to...
Chandler hospital offering home visits
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Chandler hospital offering home visits

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By COLLEEN SPARKS Contributor Some people who have asthma, pneumonia, dehydration and other pressing medical conditions will be able to get treatment and check-ups at home through a new program Chandler Regional Medical Center is...
Chandler cigarette smuggler’s scheme up in smoke
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Chandler cigarette smuggler’s scheme up in smoke

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By Jim Walsh Staff Writer A Chandler man’s thriving business in black-market Vietnamese cigarettes went up in smoke when he was sentenced to eight months in prison by a federal judge. Vien Tang and his ex-wife, Lien Tang, were...