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Chandler teacher fired for religious, anti-gay actions
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Chandler teacher fired for religious, anti-gay actions

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Chandler Unified School District fired an art teacher for allegedly discriminating against a transgender student and bringing a box of Bibles to her classroom. Annella Krom’s conduct at Arizona...
This Chandler family’s life is a circus – literally
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This Chandler family’s life is a circus – literally

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Eating fire is no problem for Martin Taylor, even if his long beard might get in the way. “You’ve never seen fire-eating until you’ve seen somebody do it with a beard,” he said. It’s not...
Chandler students score high on AzMerit test
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Chandler students score high on AzMerit test

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer The Chandler Unified School District performed well above the state’s average in math and English assessments, yet individual schools showed little improvement from the previous year. Fifty-nine...
Gila River community wary of ADOT I-10 widening plan
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Gila River community wary of ADOT I-10 widening plan

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Severio Kyyitan was awoken one recent morning by a thunderous thumping that reverberated through the walls of his home. It might be an earthquake, he thought, until he looked outside and discovered a...
District studying impact of canines on kids’ learning
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District studying impact of canines on kids’ learning

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer There’s a girl at Weinberg Elementary who had hardly spoken to anyone since the start of this school year. Staff described her as possibly suffering from selective mutism, an anxiety disorder that...
Chandler schools struggle to gain teacher diversity
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Chandler schools struggle to gain teacher diversity

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer The U.S. Department of Education in 2016 advised the ranks of elementary and high school teachers needed to become more racially diverse, but that goal has been elusive for Chandler and other East...
Gorgeous French  macaroons require finesse
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Gorgeous French macaroons require finesse

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With jan D’Atri, Contributor How they got to be such a huge craze, I don’t know. French macarons are lovely to look at and delightful to eat. But the recipe can be intimidating. After all, there is a bit of a method involved...
Chandler church offers ‘Taste of Greece’
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Chandler church offers ‘Taste of Greece’

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David M. Brown Contributor It’s “Opa!” time as the 36th annual Taste of Greece festival returns Oct. 4–6 at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church in Chandler. Melding the traditions of ancient Greece with today’s culture,...
Roger Clyne, Peacemakers to be honored
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Roger Clyne, Peacemakers to be honored

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By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski staff writer Roger Clyne has never regretted getting kicked out of ASU’s school of music. After all, his adopted major—psychology with a minor in anthropology—brought him closer to Mexican...
New Power Generation keeps Prince’s vibe alive
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New Power Generation keeps Prince’s vibe alive

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By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski staff writer When Prince passed away, his longtime musical director, Morris Hayes, wasn’t surprised by the honors and the memorials that followed. “Prince was No. 1. He was an iconic superstar in...