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New national study gives low grades to Arizona schools
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New national study gives low grades to Arizona schools

August 6th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services   Arizona schools are near the bottom of the barrel nationally when academics, class size and even student bullying are considered, at least according to a financial advice web site....
New Chandler center will aid crime victims
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New Chandler center will aid crime victims

August 6th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Colleen Sparks, Managing Editor   Victims of abuse have a new place to get support and comfort closer to home as part of the Chandler Police Department. The Chandler Family Advocacy Center recently opened at 221 E. East...
Free shuttles to take riders around downtown
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Free shuttles to take riders around downtown

August 6th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Colleen Sparks, Managing Editor   People who go to downtown Chandler to sample restaurants, shops or other offerings soon will be able to get back and forth without their vehicles. The Chandler City Council last month...
EV police see no change in policy on lawmakers’ immunity
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EV police see no change in policy on lawmakers’ immunity

August 6th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Cecilia Chan, Staff Writer   East Valley police agencies don’t expect a significant change in how they would handle state lawmakers who invoke legislative immunity from arrest despite Gov. Doug Ducey’s desire to...
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,”...