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Former football player, Hamilton coach pens book
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Former football player, Hamilton coach pens book

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF The road from homelessness to motivational speaker took Norris Thomas through the heartache of a homeless teen and the triumph of sports-related accomplishments. Along the way was a side trip as he searched...
Ex-Mesa woman who lost son touts Waymo vehicles
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Ex-Mesa woman who lost son touts Waymo vehicles

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By Cecilia Chan, Staff Writer Waymo’s latest pitch for driverless vehicles focuses on a Gilbert woman whose 14-year-old son was killed by a red-light runner. Michael Allanson died blocks from his Mesa home when an 82-year-old...
Chandler ready to celebrate Independence Day
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Chandler ready to celebrate Independence Day

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By COLLEEN SPARKS, Managing Editor In just a few weeks a crowd will hit Tumbleweed Park to celebrate Independence Day with games and, of course, fireworks. The City of Chandler’s July 4th Fireworks Spectacular will run...
Longtime Pita Jungle Jazz Jam to play July 4
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Longtime Pita Jungle Jazz Jam to play July 4

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By COLLEEN SPARKS Managing Editor A jazz jam session that has been adding flavor to the ambiance at Pita Jungle in Chandler for 19 years will bring something special to its menu of musical treats on the Fourth of July. Pita...
New software to aid study of local school performance
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New software to aid study of local school performance

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By KAYLA RUTLEDGE, Staff Writer Newly developed interactive software may be putting Arizona at the forefront of modernized decision-making for K-12 education. The technology could have a positive impact on the state’s...
City staff wins first fitness recognition
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City staff wins first fitness recognition

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By KAYLA RUTLEDGE, Staff Writer For the first time in Chandler’s history the city has received the Platinum Healthy Arizona Worksite Award. The award recognizes employers for their efforts to support the health and wellness of...
Chandler senator helps undo part of predecessor’s program
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Chandler senator helps undo part of predecessor’s program

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By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services Arizona is finally ready to curtail — but not stop — the ability of corporations to divert what they owe in state income tax to instead help send children to private and parochial...
Veto kills pay hike opposed by Chandler lawmakers
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Veto kills pay hike opposed by Chandler lawmakers

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By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services Arizona lawmakers won’t be getting a sharp increase in their living allowances, at least not this year — and not next year, either. But legislators representing Chandler couldn’t...
Chandler libraries encourage summertime reading
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Chandler libraries encourage summertime reading

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BY KAYLA RUTLEDGE, Staff Writer Chandler libraries have kicked off their summer reading programs to combat “reading skill loss” over summer recess. The programs share the same goal: to get kids reading for at least 20 minutes...
Chandler officers make history with tourney win
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Chandler officers make history with tourney win

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BY KAYLA RUTLEDGE, Staff Writer The Chandler Police Department pulled the trigger and made history for the department this year when officers took home first place at the Silent Witness sporting clays tournament at the Ben Avery...