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5 newcomers, incumbent chase 2 CUSD board seats
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5 newcomers, incumbent chase 2 CUSD board seats

August 22nd, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By COLLEEN SPARKS, Managing Editor   Five newcomers and one longtime incumbent are vying for two seats on the Chandler Unified School District governing board in the Nov. 6 election. Last week was the deadline for school...
Ducey touts record in address to Chandler business leaders
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Ducey touts record in address to Chandler business leaders

August 21st, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Paul Maryniak, Executive Editor East Valley Republic legislative candidates who are in primary fights shouldn’t expect any help from Gov. Doug Ducey. “I stay out of them. They are for the people to decide,” said Ducey in...
City, state primary races head toward the finish line
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City, state primary races head toward the finish line

August 21st, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By PAUL MARYNIAK, Executive Editor Depending on the results of a mathematical formula, Chandler voters in 10 days may or may not pick the last three members of the City Council that will govern them in 2019 and 2020. They’ll...
Dignity Health equips public buildings with medical kits
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Dignity Health equips public buildings with medical kits

August 21st, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF   Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center and Chandler Fire Department have joined forces to provide 65 specialized emergency medical kits in approximately 35 City of Chandler buildings. The...
New Vistas Center students compete in history event
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New Vistas Center students compete in history event

August 21st, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF   Sixth-grade students at New Vistas Center for Education in Chandler successfully competed with counterparts from around the country recently at an all-day event for National History Day in College...
Traffic fatalities in state totaled 1,000 in 2017, ADOT says
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Traffic fatalities in state totaled 1,000 in 2017, ADOT says

August 21st, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF Over 1,000 people across the state died in traffic accidents in 2017 and most of them were related to driver behavior, the Arizona Department of Transportation reported last week. For the third consecutive...
Free outdoor fitness classes coming to downtown
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Free outdoor fitness classes coming to downtown

August 20th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By COLLEEN SPARKS, Managing Editor   People can come to downtown Chandler to get fit and meet their neighbors during a free gathering for all ages. Chandler Recreation is teaming up with fitness guru Lauren Zaslow Saks to...
Mayor’s ‘right-hand man’ retires after 25 years
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Mayor’s ‘right-hand man’ retires after 25 years

August 20th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By COLLEEN SPARKS, Managing Editor The City of Chandler is looking for someone to replace a 25-year employee who spent about the last dozen years as Mayor Jay Tibshraeny’s right-hand man. Dave Bigos retired earlier this month...
Wetter-than-usual summer elevates EV mosquito risks
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Wetter-than-usual summer elevates EV mosquito risks

August 20th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Cecilia Chan, Staff A pickup truck mounted with a fogging machine drives along an East Valley roadway, unleashing chemicals into the night air in an effort to control mosquitoes and the disease they carry. Just this past July,...
Gilbert crossing guards brush up on traffic safety
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Gilbert crossing guards brush up on traffic safety

August 19th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By COLLEEN SPARKS, Managing Editor   While Gilbert and other East Valley students started hitting the books again last week, many crossing guards were brushing up on their skill sets to steer children to safety. Nearly 200...