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Christmas season officially begins today in Chandler
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Christmas season officially begins today in Chandler

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF It may already seem like the holiday season, but Chandler will make it official tonight, Dec. 7, with the annual lighting of the tumbleweed tree and the Parade of Lights at Dr. A.J. Chandler Park. The Parade...
State’s first organ transplant games in Chandler today
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State’s first organ transplant games in Chandler today

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Michael Scozzaro’s multiple kidney transplants have not inhibited his competitive streak. The longtime Chandler resident has won several medals over the years by competing in Olympic-style games...
Chandler church offers autistic-friendly mass
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Chandler church offers autistic-friendly mass

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer The lights are dimmed, music is toned down, and speech is simplified. This is the mood at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church on a recent Sunday morning as it introduces a new style of mass...
Most Chandler schools get high grades
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Most Chandler schools get high grades

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer A handful of schools in the Chandler Unified School District dropped a letter grade this year, while a majority maintained grades from previous years. The Arizona Department of Education recently...
Chandler woman revving up Bondurant race school
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Chandler woman revving up Bondurant race school

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By PAUL MARYNIAK Executive Editor Franki Buckman has taken charge of one of the nation’s foremost performance driving schools with the energy of the 717-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcats in her stable of racing machines....
Chandler veteran served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam
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Chandler veteran served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam

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David M. Brown Contributor Even at 97, retired U.S. Army Major Gerald ‘Jerry’ A. Gustafson, 97, is still telling war stories as he celebrates Veterans Day this year and remembering his onetime comrades in arms. He has a lot...
ADOT inches closer to mega overhauling of I-10 here
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ADOT inches closer to mega overhauling of I-10 here

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By PAUL MARYNIAK Executive Editor No more taking your life into your hands trying to get from the US 60 onto the I-10 northbound. Say goodbye to risking an accident trying to get from I-10 northbound just past the 60 to SR 143...
Construction firms vote with bucks for schools
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Construction firms vote with bucks for schools

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Construction companies pledged a substantial amount of support this season for campaigns advocating to pass bonds and overrides in Chandler Unified and other East Valley school districts. Because...
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...