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Decline in kids’ vaccinations an alarming trend for health officials
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Decline in kids’ vaccinations an alarming trend for health officials

August 6th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By CECILIA CHAN Staff Writer As the new school year gets into full swing across the East Valley, the Arizona Department of Health Services offers this eye-opening report: Parents are increasingly choosing to forgo vaccinating...
Chandler schools make push on student equity
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Chandler schools make push on student equity

August 6th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Colleen Sparks, Managing Editor   A professional with 25 years experience in education who broke gender barriers in her native Sierra Leone hopes to level the playing field for diverse students in the Chandler Unified...
Students’ emotional health a goal as school year begins
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Students’ emotional health a goal as school year begins

July 20th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By COLLEEN SPARKS Managing Editor An experienced teacher, administrator and counselor will help the Chandler Unified School District enhance its suicide prevention program and steer a team tackling student depression, anxiety and...
Rising rabies cases in state could get worse, officials fear
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Rising rabies cases in state could get worse, officials fear

July 20th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By SARABETH HENNE Cronkite News Rabies cases in Arizona have risen sharply this year compared to the same time last year, and state health officials said the problem is only likely to get worse as the weather heats up. There were...
Next governor could impact abortion in Arizona
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Next governor could impact abortion in Arizona

July 20th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services The president’s choice for a new Supreme Court justice earlier this month means the ability of Arizona women to terminate a pregnancy likely depends on who is elected governor in...
New kind of canine joins area police department
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New kind of canine joins area police department

July 20th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By CECILIA CHAN Staff Meet Mesa Police’s newest officer in training, a 16-week-old English Labrador retriever named Macy. She’s learning the basic commands, such as “sit,” “come here,” “stay” and “leave it,”...
Kyrene’s vision: Help students be all they can be
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Kyrene’s vision: Help students be all they can be

July 20th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
BY DR. JAN VESELY Kyrene Superintendent The beginning of a new school year, like the dawning of a new day, reminds us that the future in Kyrene School District holds infinite possibilities. This time of year is an especially...
Invest for Ed, dark money measures may go on ballot
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Invest for Ed, dark money measures may go on ballot

July 20th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Arizonans may get a chance in November to weigh in on a proposal to tax the rich to provide more money for public education and another that would require full disclosure of any groups or...
HIV testing lags despite increase in cases since 2011
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HIV testing lags despite increase in cases since 2011

July 20th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By JENNIFER MAGANA Cronkite News A dozen people waited at a Phoenix Walgreens on a Wednesday in late June to get tested for HIV. One by one, they were called into a small room, asked a few general questions and had a finger...
Goldwater Institute demands punishing striking teachers
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Goldwater Institute demands punishing striking teachers

July 20th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Cecilia Chan Staff While many schoolboards, including Tempe Union and Kyrene, stood in solidarity with striking teachers last spring, the Goldwater Institute wants the state Board of Education to virtually make sure that...