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Chandler Chamber discusses workplace diversity
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Chandler Chamber discusses workplace diversity

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By Casey Flanagan Contributor Business leaders and city officials in Chandler are working together to increase workplace diversity by raising awareness of unconscious bias and setting an example of inclusion for the next...
Cardinals’ camps aim to enlighten Arizona youth
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Cardinals’ camps aim to enlighten Arizona youth

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By Zach Alvira Sports Editor The Arizona Cardinals have long made it a priority to make a difference in the youth across Arizona through camps. Several times throughout the year, the Cardinals’ community relations department...
The Payson Book Festival hosts area authors
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The Payson Book Festival hosts area authors

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By Marie A. Fasano Guest Writer Area authors will be among some 90 Arizona writers who will be featured at the fifth annual Payson Book Festival. The festival — 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 20 at the Mazatzal Hotel and Casino on...
Something’s fishy about Chandler theater’s next musical
Arts
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Something’s fishy about Chandler theater’s next musical

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By COLLEEN SPARKS Contributor Children and teens swayed, slithered and danced in smooth movements to the song “Poor Unfortunate Souls” as they practiced portraying an evil sea witch, her tentacles and eels. They were...
Regional band conductor retires his baton
Arts
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Regional band conductor retires his baton

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By Coty Dolores Miranda Contributor When the 70 musicians in the Ahwatukee Foothills Concert Band closed out their 2018-19 season with a free concert last week, they also bid farewell to the man who has directed them for five...
Ravens lead to a revelation amid Red Rock
Spirituality
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Ravens lead to a revelation amid Red Rock

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By Lynne Hartke Guest Writer The name of the location — Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness — said it all. Wilderness. Check. Mountain. Check. Red Rock. Check. And that secret bit? It may have been a well-known fact to some...
Northwestern Mutual honors kid’s cancer network
Community
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Northwestern Mutual honors kid’s cancer network

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By COLLEEN SPARKS Managing Editor More children and families impacted by cancer will get support and resources to build brighter futures thanks to a $50,000 grant Northwestern Mutual has awarded to Children’s Cancer Network....
Nonprofit celebrates dementia patients’ minds
Arts
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Nonprofit celebrates dementia patients’ minds

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By Jordan Houston Staff Writer A local nonprofit is creating an outlet for people with cognitive impairments to express themselves through the arts. Oakwood Creative Care — a club that specializes in dementia care — displayed...
Most of us think police officers deserve better
Opinion
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Most of us think police officers deserve better

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By David Leibowitz Columnist Running an errand this week, I watched two Phoenix police officers offer a bottle of water to a homeless man grabbing some shade outside a local grocery store. One of the officers was still there when...
Longtime actress finds new youth theater role
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Longtime actress finds new youth theater role

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By COLLEEN SPARKS Contributor Audrey Ryan is shining in her dream job at Chandler Youth Theater after a whirlwind few months that included graduating from Arizona State University and getting married. Ryan, 22, of Mesa, was hired...