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Global Bikes rode to success on cycle expertise
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Global Bikes rode to success on cycle expertise

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BY KAYLA RUTLEDGE Staff Writer A local bike shop is making sure that summer heat doesn’t prevent people from staying stay active and getting outside. Global Bikes, with locations in Chandler, Gilbert and Ahwatukee, provides...
Mother-daughter jewelry company sparkling
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Mother-daughter jewelry company sparkling

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By COLLEEN SPARKS Contributor A jewelry company spearheaded partly by a teenage girl to earn money has exploded with sales in the United States and Canada after customers were attracted to its heartfelt pieces designed to empower...
State panel backs off changes in schools’ sex education
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State panel backs off changes in schools’ sex education

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Facing a barrage of parental criticism, the state Board of Education decided Monday to scrap a proposal to remove certain language from the rules on sex education. Several members of the...
Son’s disorder inspires holistic salon business
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Son’s disorder inspires holistic salon business

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By COLLEEN SPARKS Contributor A longtime hairstylist says her son’s genetic disorder prompted her to learn more about healthy beauty products and open her own salon. Stephanie Schmidt and husband Kevin opened Verde Salon, a...
Mesa lands $1B deal with Google for a data center
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Mesa lands $1B deal with Google for a data center

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By Jim Walsh Staff Writer Technology giant Google is coming to Mesa, lured by a tax incentive agreement to build a massive data center in the emerging Elliot Road Technology Corridor. In a major coup for Mesa, Google will join...
Downtown businesses fret over construction work
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Downtown businesses fret over construction work

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By COLLEEN SPARKS Contributor Downtown Chandler business owners say construction in and near the intersection of Arizona Avenue and Chicago Street is steering away customers and denting sales. Traffic has been limited to one lane...
City workers getting a lift from Waymo vehicles
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City workers getting a lift from Waymo vehicles

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By Kayla Rutledge Staff Writer City employees are hitching hands-free rides from Waymo to save time and be more efficient when traveling for work. City officials are interested in seeing how much time and money can be saved if...
Chandler cigarette smuggler’s scheme up in smoke
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Chandler cigarette smuggler’s scheme up in smoke

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By Jim Walsh Staff Writer A Chandler man’s thriving business in black-market Vietnamese cigarettes went up in smoke when he was sentenced to eight months in prison by a federal judge. Vien Tang and his ex-wife, Lien Tang, were...
Chandler Chamber discusses workplace diversity
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Chandler Chamber discusses workplace diversity

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By Casey Flanagan Contributor Business leaders and city officials in Chandler are working together to increase workplace diversity by raising awareness of unconscious bias and setting an example of inclusion for the next...
Steelyard will bring retail to former Riggs land
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Steelyard will bring retail to former Riggs land

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By COLLEEN SPARKS, Managing Editor Southeast Chandler residents can expect more dining and retail options when a new commercial center is built on land the legendary Riggs family previously owned. Capital Development Group, the...