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Mesa couple’s business caters to cornhole game craze
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Mesa couple’s business caters to cornhole game craze

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By Coty Dolores Miranda, Tribune Contributor   Cornhole, a staple of backyard games, has become an organized sport with its own national governing board and even has state tournaments like next weekend’s third annual...
Chandler High School wins AIA Director’s Cup
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Chandler High School wins AIA Director’s Cup

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By Brian Benesch, Sports Editor   Chandler High School won the Arizona Interscholastic Association Director’s Cup, which recognizes one area school for excellence in academics, athletics and activities. It marked the...
Developer unveils plan for New Square across from City Hall
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Developer unveils plan for New Square across from City Hall

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By John S. Wolfe, Guest Writer   The old dirt square across Arizona Avenue from Chandler City Hall will soon be New Square. Developer Spike Lawrence shared his company’s plans for the gravel parking lot behind Saba’s...
Local students carrying a tune all the way to Australia
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Local students carrying a tune all the way to Australia

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By Lee Shappell, Staff   Natalie Garrett of Chandler says she is still in disbelief that she gets to fly more than 20 hours to perform in a world-famous venue. Emily Baxter of Gilbert just hopes to hug a koala. The two are...
Banner to build hospital in south Chandler
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Banner to build hospital in south Chandler

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SanTan Sun News Staff   South Chandler will get its own hospital – the city’s second – after Banner Health announced plans to move into the turf that long has been the sole province of Dignity Health. The announcement...
Two Chandler music school students tapped for concert
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Two Chandler music school students tapped for concert

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SanTan Sun News Staff   Two student pianists at East Valley Yamaha Music School in Chandler – 7-yearold Saadhvi Sri Jayaram and 15-year-old Luke Hoang – have been selected to perform at the Yamaha 2018 National Junior...
Arts center features classic tale in ‘Yellow Brick Road’
Arts
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Arts center features classic tale in ‘Yellow Brick Road’

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By Colleen Sparks,  Managing Editor   The story of a girl who left Kansas, encountered a Tin Man, Scarecrow, Munchkins and other magical creatures before professing there’s no place is like home will be brought to life...
Girl inspired at world’s largest swim lesson
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Girl inspired at world’s largest swim lesson

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By Sue Breding, Guest Writer   She was only 2 when she started participating in the annual World’s Largest Swim Lesson event each June. Now, at age 10, even though as an accomplished swimmer she doesn’t need lessons...
Dad’s tragic loss inspired Chandler opioid help
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Dad’s tragic loss inspired Chandler opioid help

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By Wayne Schutsky, Staff   Opiate addiction is a nationwide epidemic that claimed over 40,000 lives in 2016, and Gilbert father Randy Melle knows first-hand that the casualties of those overdoses are not the only victims....
Douglas’ war on evolution does a disservice to Arizona
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Douglas’ war on evolution does a disservice to Arizona

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By Thomas H. Wilson, Guest Writer   Why in the world are we discussing the validity of biological evolution in 2018? Because Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas seeks to weaken science standards in...