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No suspense in mayor’s race but plenty in others
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No suspense in mayor’s race but plenty in others

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BY Gary Nelson, Contributor   When Jay Tibshraeny first joined the Chandler City Council in 1986, the town was barely a dot on the map. Even then, however, growth was coming. And fast. It was all but automatic as waves of...
Firefighter-dad a warrior for cancer and kids
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Firefighter-dad a warrior for cancer and kids

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By Colleen Sparks, Managing Editor   Firefighters are used to rescuing people facing perilous flames and life-threatening medical issues, but Keith Welch takes his role as protector far beyond the call of duty. Welch, a...
Two East Valley men ordained as priests in Chandler
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Two East Valley men ordained as priests in Chandler

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SanTan Sun News Staff   Two East Valley residents were among three men who were to be ordained today as priests by the Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix, at a special ceremony in...
Chandler jazzman to teach at The Nash
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Chandler jazzman to teach at The Nash

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By Colleen Sparks, Managing Editor   A renowned Chandler jazzman hopes to get musicians out of their comfort zones when they jam at a workshop he is teaching this month at The Nash, a nonprofit jazz performance and education...
Ducey disputes school chief’s war on evolution
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Ducey disputes school chief’s war on evolution

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By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services   Gov. Doug Ducey said earlier this week that he believes evolution should remain part of the science standards for public high schools, despite efforts by the state’s top school...
Traffic death of Chandler mom yields new law
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Traffic death of Chandler mom yields new law

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By Jim Walsh, San Tan news Staff   Pam’s Law stands as a tribute to a grieving mother’s persistence and her desire to right a wrong in the state’s traffic laws after discovering it in Chandler in the hardest way...
Chandler, area cities deep into annual budget tussle
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Chandler, area cities deep into annual budget tussle

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BY Gary Nelson, Contributor   Chandler, say hello to the folks at city hall. They are the ones who pave your streets, send police and firefighters when you are in danger, bring clean water to your home, haul off your garbage...
2 popular parks to get major upgrade
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2 popular parks to get major upgrade

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By Colleen Sparks, Managing Editor   Two popular parks in Chandler are getting upgrades that experts say will provide more polished, safer areas for children and adults to play and participate in sports. The Chandler City...
Driver cited for violation after hitting Waymo minivan
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Driver cited for violation after hitting Waymo minivan

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SanTan Sun News Staff   An accident in Chandler between an autonomous Waymo minivan and a car prompted police to call attention to the dangers of running a red light. Around noon May 4, the two-vehicle collision occurred as...
Chandler mom-son team flying high
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Chandler mom-son team flying high

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By Colleen Sparks, Managing Editor   Spirits are high for a Chandler woman and her 13-year-old son, who soared above the competition at a national indoor skydiving contest. Mary Traub and her son, Nick Traub-Finley, won the...