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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

June 16th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
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

June 16th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
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

June 15th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
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...
2 popular parks to get major upgrade
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2 popular parks to get major upgrade

May 31st, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
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

May 30th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
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

May 29th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
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...
The Monkees’ Mike and Micky stop in Chandler
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The Monkees’ Mike and Micky stop in Chandler

May 28th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Lynette Carrington, Contributor   The Monkees’ Mike Nesmith and Micky Dolenz will touch on all aspects of the legendary band’s 50-year career when they kick off their tour Friday, June 1, at Chandler Center for the...
2 Chandler natives serving with historic Navy 7th Fleet
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2 Chandler natives serving with historic Navy 7th Fleet

May 27th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
SanTan Sun News Staff   Two Chandler natives are serving the U.S. Navy halfway around the world in Sasebo, Japan. Petty Officer 3rd Class Ari Dehghani, a 2012 Dobson High School graduate, is a gas systems turbine electrical...
Relics of past inspire galleries’ joint exhibit
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Relics of past inspire galleries’ joint exhibit

May 26th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Colleen Sparks, Staff     Historical objects are getting new life in a novel joint exhibit merging Chandler’s past with contemporary art. “Object Inspiration: A Collaborative Exhibition with the Chandler...
Casteel High joins spring football showcase
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Casteel High joins spring football showcase

May 26th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Brian Benesch, Sports Editor   The idea was simple: host a joint football practice so college scouts can watch as many local high school players as possible. The execution was the tricky part. That’s where Red Mountain...