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How Chandler is trying to become a ‘smart city’
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How Chandler is trying to become a ‘smart city’

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer   It’s Friday night in downtown Chandler and residents are flocking to visit the area’s bars and restaurants.  Parking starts to get scarce as cars file into lots around Chandler Park. A...
Chandler gears up for crucial 2020 census
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Chandler gears up for crucial 2020 census

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By Gary Nelson Contributor   It’s going to be easy to overlook a little postcard that will arrive in your mail next March. Between the kids, the rent, the job and the busted washing machine, it won’t seem like a big...
4 moms take new steps on teen suicide prevention
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4 moms take new steps on teen suicide prevention

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By PAUL MARYNIAK Executive Editor   As Tempe Union and other area school districts take more action to address teen suicides and the deeper problems that lead to them, a quartet of mothers isn’t relying on teachers and...
Affordable housing ranked Chandler’s top problem
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Affordable housing ranked Chandler’s top problem

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer   Affordable housing was ranked as Chandler’s most pressing societal need in a recent assessment administered by city officials.  As property values have risen in Chandler over the last couple...
Study: Chandler among 10 healthiest housing markets
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Study: Chandler among 10 healthiest housing markets

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Santan Sun News Staff   Mesa, Chandler and Gilbert are among the 10 healthiest housing markets among American cities with a population of more than 200,000, according to a new study. Smart Asset, a technology company that...
Two men plead guilty to Chandler murder
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Two men plead guilty to Chandler murder

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Santan Sun News Staff   Two men have pleaded guilty to killing a Chandler man last year after a dispute involving payment for female escorts.  Matthew Vacaneri, 31, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree murder on...
Neighbors rap $25M Chandler school deal
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Neighbors rap $25M Chandler school deal

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer   The Chandler Unified School District has approved spending $25 million for land to build a new high school, despite a public outcry from neighbors near the site about noise and traffic...
Quadriplegic hopes to drive again
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Quadriplegic hopes to drive again

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer   Marcos Castillo thinks walking is overrated.  The Chandler man hasn’t been on his feet since September 2001, when he sustained spinal injuries in a car accident and lost mobility in his arms...
What did we do to deserve this bunch?
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What did we do to deserve this bunch?

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By David Leibowitz Columnist   In the ongoing uncivil war between President Donald Trump and Democrat Congresswomen like Reps. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib, I choose to side with...
City team gives new businesses a big start
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City team gives new businesses a big start

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By the City of Chandler   The thought of starting and growing a business is exciting for many, but there are also many unknowns that might make the process daunting.  This can especially be true when a business is leasing...