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Former Gilbert detective continues to help kids
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Former Gilbert detective continues to help kids

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By Srianthi Perera Contributor Physical and sexual abuse of children are all too common in Gilbert and beyond. Just ask Terri Arenas. She worked as a detective for the Gilbert Police Department for 25 years — 15 of them...
Extra state funds help food banks expand
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Extra state funds help food banks expand

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF A big boost in money by the State Legislature will help food banks in Chandler and around the state quickly and safely distribute more perishable food to people in need. The Association of Arizona Food Banks...
Enjoy life as it was intended, but plant seeds
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Enjoy life as it was intended, but plant seeds

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By RABBI IRWIN WIENER Guest Columnist In ancient writings we are instructed to remember that a person will be called to account on Judgment Day for every permissible thing that he might have enjoyed but did not. Not for sins or...
Copper Still goes eclectic on spirits, spicy foods
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Copper Still goes eclectic on spirits, spicy foods

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By COLLEEN SPARKS Contributor People craving entrees and appetizers that go beyond the typical bar fare can indulge in an unusual, eclectic mix of flavorful meals at Copper Still Moonshine Grill in two locations. Copper Still...
Community activist named new city magistrate
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Community activist named new city magistrate

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By COLLEEN SPARKS Managing Editor A passionate Chandler community advocate with an extensive judicial background is excited to be working in his new position as presiding city magistrate for Chandler Municipal Court. David...
Children’s Choir teens sing praises of Chicago trip
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Children’s Choir teens sing praises of Chicago trip

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By COLLEEN SPARKS Contributor Teenagers in the Chandler Children’s Choir are on a high note after singing their hearts out at an historic church, displaying their vocal talents on the iconic Willis Tower and performing near the...
Chandler native leaps into NYC Ballet role
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Chandler native leaps into NYC Ballet role

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By COLLEEN SPARKS Contributor A Chandler native who starting dancing at age 2 is “en pointe” academically and on stage after polishing her performance skills in The School of American Ballet in New York City and getting ready...
Why A Day For King? Because We Never Learn
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Why A Day For King? Because We Never Learn

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By Gary Nelson Contributor She is too young to remember when the Klan bombed the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham and slaughtered four little girls. Too young to remember when the Klan – again, the Klan – murdered...
We Banjo 3 Twist Americana And Celtic Music
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We Banjo 3 Twist Americana And Celtic Music

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Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Staff Galway, Ireland’s We Banjo 3 has found common ground in the musicians’ loves: Celtic and Americana music. Call it “Celtgrass,” they said. “We were all banjo players who were inspired by...
Two Nonprofits Launch Feminine Hygiene Campaign
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Two Nonprofits Launch Feminine Hygiene Campaign

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By Colleen Sparks Managing Editor Two local nonprofits are teaming up to provide financially struggling girls and women with feminine hygiene products – items crucial to help them go to school and work and stay healthy. Clothes...