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Parents assail CUSD over  moving kids with special needs
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Parents assail CUSD over moving kids with special needs

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BY KAYLA RUTLEDGE Staff Writer Several dozen parents last month told the Chandler Unified Governing Board that district officials are transferring special needs students too often and jeopardizing their well-being. Many shared...
Chandler High 2018 grad among lives lost to suicide
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Chandler High 2018 grad among lives lost to suicide

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By Jim Walsh Staff Writer A boy who graduated as valedictorian from Chandler High School at 16 last year and a 13-year-old Mesa girl took their lives this month, bringing the number of East Valley teenagers who have been lost to...
For now, it’s the pain as 101 widening begins
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For now, it’s the pain as 101 widening begins

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By PAUL MARYNIAK Executive Editor In the spirit of the motto “no pain, no gain,” Chandler motorists started this weekend to get a taste of the former as work began on a year-long project to widen the Loop 101 Price Freeway...
Legislature OKs legalization of martial arts weapon
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Legislature OKs legalization of martial arts weapon

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Arizona could soon lose the distinction of being one of only three states in the nation where two sticks tied together with a piece of chain or leather could land someone in state prison....
Center for the Arts celebrates 30 years
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Center for the Arts celebrates 30 years

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By COLLEEN SPARKS Managing Editor Excitement is growing as the Chandler Center for the Arts prepares to mark its 30th anniversary later this year as a cultural and civic hub that grew out of an unusual partnership between a...
34 schools in Chandler at risk for measles
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34 schools in Chandler at risk for measles

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By Jordan Houston Staff Writer At a time when state vaccination rates are on the decline, 34 elementary schools in Chandler are at risk for a measles outbreak. Using data from the Arizona Department of Health Services, the SanTan...
Boundary shifts coming to some CUSD schools
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Boundary shifts coming to some CUSD schools

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By Kayla Rutledge Staff Writer Disproportionate student distribution on some of its campuses has prompted Chandler Unified School District officials to consider boundary changes for elementary schools that could be implemented in...
Chandler Unified building $18M school bus depot
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Chandler Unified building $18M school bus depot

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By KAYLA RUTLEDGE Staff Writer Chandler Unified School District is preparing to begin construction of an $18-million school bus yard north of Ocotillo Road between Arizona Avenue and McQueen Road and complete it by September. The...
Chandler rallies for boy, 11, facing 3rd cancer battle
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Chandler rallies for boy, 11, facing 3rd cancer battle

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By KAYLA RUTLEDGE Staff Writer A Chandler community has rallied around 11-year-old Kameron Sherman as he faces his third bout with rhabdomyosarcoma, an aggressive soft tissue and bone cancer. Neighbors came together April 16 to...
Cherish Eatery menu meets diverse tastes, diets
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Cherish Eatery menu meets diverse tastes, diets

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By COLLEEN SPARKS, Managing Editor People craving flavorful, fun food to fuel their energy while still adhering to any dietary restrictions can find plenty of options at the new Cherish Farm Fresh Eatery in Ocotillo.Owner David...