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How EV prosecutor got justice for rape victims
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How EV prosecutor got justice for rape victims

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By Jim Walsh Staff Writer Sexual assault victims from the East Valley and throughout the nation are finally getting justice – even though they had to wait far too long. In Maricopa County alone, an exhaustive quest to test a...
Chandler apartment rent increases Valley’s highest
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Chandler apartment rent increases Valley’s highest

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Despite adding hundreds of new multi-family housing units in the last fiscal year, Chandler is being recognized for its rapidly rising apartment rents. More than 1,200 multi-family units were added to...
Tumbleweed Park getting new ballfields
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Tumbleweed Park getting new ballfields

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Chandler’s biggest park soon will expand and add new amenities. Construction is scheduled to commence next month on four new sports fields on the western side of Tumbleweed Park, near Germann and...
Rape victim tells what the rape-kit clearance meant
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Rape victim tells what the rape-kit clearance meant

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By Jim Walsh Staff Writer She was jumped from behind, thrown to the ground and violated by an acquaintance in a vacant Tempe apartment. For the next 15 years, Tracy Rios remained disappointed, losing her faith in the criminal...
Fire Department developing paramedic accreditation program
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Fire Department developing paramedic accreditation program

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BY KAYLA RUTLEDGE Staff Writer The Chandler Fire Department is developing an accredited paramedic certification program after contracting with Chandler Regional Medical Center and Phoenix Children’s Hospital. For the last 10...
Fatal shootings keep Chandler police busy
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Fatal shootings keep Chandler police busy

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF Fatal motor vehicle accidents and shootings inside homes have kept Chandler Police busy the last few weeks. The latest tragedy involved the July 14 shooting of a woman by her husband in the 3200 block of...
Upscale senior complex coming to Ocotillo
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Upscale senior complex coming to Ocotillo

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BY KAYLA RUTLEDGE Staff Writer Snowbirds flock from around the country to enjoy Arizona’s cooler months, but many developers are projecting a future influx of senior citizens who will stay here beyond the winter season. With an...
Unrealistic baby boomers face a retirement crisis
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Unrealistic baby boomers face a retirement crisis

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By Harold Wong Guest Writer A recent study “Boomer Expectations for Retirement 2019,” released last month by the Insured Retirement Institute study looked at baby boomers, born between 1946-64. Nearly half are already...
Schools can replace officers with counselors
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Schools can replace officers with counselors

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By PAUL MARYNIAK Executive Editor Five East Valley school districts will now have to decide whether grant money they currently use to pay for security officers should be diverted to hiring counselors or social workers. The state...
CUSD OKs election on biggest bond in district history
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CUSD OKs election on biggest bond in district history

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By Kayla Rutledge Staff Writer Chandler Unified officials want voters in November to pass a $290.25 million bond issue — the largest in the school district’s history. While school districts in Mesa and Gilbert are doing the...